Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Believe it or not, Saturday marked the 10th time Mark Dantonio recapped the first day of fall camp as the head coach at Michigan State. And while a lot has changed around the Spartan football program in the last decade, Dantonio's comments on the first practice weren't much different than most of the previous nine years.
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Football detroitnews.com —  “There’s an expectation,” Dantonio said after his team went through a roughly two-hour workout in shorts and helmets. “There is a baseline for us right now and two out of the last three years we’ve won the championship. Nobody will ever be able to take that away from those teams, but we start fresh now."
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Football freep.com —  A lot of fresh faces floated around Michigan State’s first practice of the preseason Saturday morning. Some of them were even new players. More than a dozen members of the Big Ten Network’s crew that is producing the behind-the-scenes look into the defending conference champion Spartans’ workouts shot video and recorded up-close audio. It’s something coach Mark Dantonio admitted probably wouldn’t have happened had Ohio State not served as a guinea pig a year ago.
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Football freep.com —  With a new starting quarterback and no dominant receiver, Michigan State’s offense may take some time to get comfortable. That means early in the season, the workload may shift to the backfield even more than recent years.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State players began preparations for their first practice of fall camp, the song "Back to Back" by Drake sounded from the practice field speakers. The song title matches Michigan State's official mantra for the 2016 season, as it looks to repeat at Big Ten champion.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Draymond Green didn’t take long to make an impression on the basketball world. After two years of near anonymity to begin his career, Green has become one of the most unique and polarizing players in the NBA. His story is well documented: Green emerged as an in-state talent from Saginaw, helped Michigan State to two Final Fours, was drafted by the Warriors, and pushed them to win an NBA championship in 2015. Those are some of the peaks.
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Misc. statenews.com —  With the opening ceremonies for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro taking place Friday night, take a look at when the Spartan Athletes will be in action:
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State has a recent history of turning unheralded cornerbacks into first-round draft picks. But now, one of the most heralded cornerbacks in the country is apparently giving the Spartans a look. Darnay Holmes, a five-star cornerback recruit who is ranked the No. 10 player in the country according to 247sports, is currently on a visit to Michigan State.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  The Michigan State Spartans will rely on some familiar vets and brand new players on defense in 2016. There's also a group of guys who have been waiting in the wings for their opportunity to step up and stand out. That time is now for a handful of guys who either redshirted or played smaller roles in the past and now will be viewed as key players for the Green and White.
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Football detroitnews.com —  While the Spartans are coming off an appearance in last season’s College Football Playoff, there are plenty of holes to fill. However, they expect to compete for the Big Ten East and a spot in the conference championship game once again – they’ve played in and won two of the last three – and the pollsters believe Michigan State is still one of the top teams in the nation.
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Men's Basketball taipans.com —  The CQUniversity Cairns Taipans have signed former Michigan State University standout point guard Travis Trice for the 2016-17 season. It was this Final Four run that first piqued Taipans head coach Aaron Fearne’s interest.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Knowing what lies only a month ahead, and just how many new faces will be in the fold, it's about time we started previewing what the 2016 Michigan State Football team will look like.
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Women's Rowing msuspartans.com —  Emily Regan was eight years old when she first set her sights on competing in the Olympics. She even put her ambitious dreams on display for all to see in an autobiography she wrote as a sixth-grader in Buffalo, N.Y. “I think it was for English class and the last chapter was about our future, and my future had me swimming in the Olympic trials and making the swim team,” Regan said. “I had no idea exactly how the swim trials worked and definitely had them wrong, but that’s what I had myself doing in my future.”
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Football freep.com —  Some of the top prospects in the nation will be at Michigan State this weekend for something called the Big Ten Champions Kickoff. The Spartan staff will be hosting recruits from the classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019 as part of the “Spartan 300” recruiting program, which tries to get players on campus to see practices and games and develop rapport with the coaching staff.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Michigan State football isn't hurting for experience in the back seven of its defense, which features talented linebackers and defensive backs who have been through the grind at Michigan state. But when it comes to the front four, the Spartans are faced this season with replacing the likes of Shilique Calhoun, Lawrence Thomas, Damon Knox, Joel Heath and a couple players who left the program early. Fortunately for Michigan State, though, the Spartans brought in a great deal of talent along the front four this offseason.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Like the Michigan State offense, the Spartans defense is dealing with some attrition from last season, especially up front. However, in a lot of ways, Michigan State has reloaded on the defensive side of the ball, bringing back a stacked group of linebackers and a secondary that should be much improved when healthy.
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Football titansonline.com —  Jack Conklin hasn’t played in an NFL game yet, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t faced pressure in his rookie season. Take, for instance, the heated battles that go on between the offensive linemen and defensive linemen every day in training camp. He had one earlier this week with the “WWE belt’ on the line.
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Football espn.com —  By the end of last season he was arguably the most dominant defensive presence in the Big Ten. The former five-star recruit lived up to his billing big time as a sophomore, finishing with 13 tackles for loss and disrupting everything from his interior position. The Spartans may move him around more this season, but he will command double teams wherever he goes.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  When Thomas Kithier took the trip from Macomb to East Lansing on Tuesday, a simple recruiting visit to Michigan State was the only matter of business. Tour around. Watch some practice. Talk to coaches. The norm. Looking around, though, Kithier realized that he was where he wanted to be.
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