Football detroitnews.com —  No longer is Michigan State simply a team having a nice season — or a few seasons. Saturday's showdown against Oregon is a chance for Michigan State to show it's among the best in the nation.
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Football spartannation.com —  The Oregon Ducks are one of college football’s most successful programs in the last decade. They are not as innovative as some say, they are more old school. I will explain that more in the analysis of their offense. They have great players, good coaches, and super facilities, and this game will be a battle of epic proportions.
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Football freep.com —  On Monday, Michigan State extended several offers to prospects for their next two recruiting classes. One scholarship went to 6-foot-5, 200-pound wide receiver Lawrence Cager of Calvert Hall High School in Maryland. The Spartans would still like to add another wide receiver to the 2015 class and they are focused on a very select few number of prospects. Cager has moved up the MSU recruiting board and on Monday he received news that he had a scholarship offer from coach Mark Dantonio.
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Volleyball statenews.com —  The football team isn’t alone in facing a stiff, non-conference test this weekend. The women’s volleyball team (4-0) welcomes ACC foes North Carolina and Duke to Jenison Field House on Friday and Saturday as part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. No. 14 MSU will play No. 20 UNC (2-1) on Friday at 7 p.m. and No. 19 Duke (4-0) Saturday at 5 p.m.
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Men's Soccer statenews.com —  After starting the season 2-0 last weekend the men’s soccer team will look to make it 3-0 with their only game this weekend coming against Illinois-Chicago. MSU will take on the UIC Flames Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. The Flames are looking to move to 3-0 after defeating Cal State Fullerton 3-2 in overtime and San Francisco 1-0.
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Women's Soccer statenews.com —  Women’s soccer (4-0 overall) will look to keep its perfect record intact this weekend, as it closes out the non-conference schedule with two home games. With a Friday game against IPFW and a Sunday game against Western Michigan, the Spartans have two more opportunities to address any glaring issues before they enter Big Ten play.
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Football sports.yahoo.com —  In the spread-happy world of college football that Oregon helped create, being old-school like Michigan State has its advantages. The seventh-ranked Spartans, who visit the third-ranked Ducks on Saturday, are among a dwindling number of teams still using what can best be described as a traditional, pro-style attack featuring tight ends, fullbacks and the quarterback regularly taking a snap from under center.
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Women's Soccer msuspartans.com —  Coming off a big win at Oakland on Tuesday, the Michigan State women's soccer team returns to action this weekend in East Lansing. The Spartans will face IPFW Friday at 5 p.m., and Western Michigan Sunday at 1 p.m., to conclude their non-conference schedule. Michigan State enters the weekend a perfect 4-0-0, its best start since 2008.
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Volleyball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State welcomes No. 20 North Carolina and No. 19 Duke to Jenison Field House for a pair of Big Ten-ACC Challenge games. The ACC foes posted identical 27-4 records a season ago, and were both in the NCAA Tournament.
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Football mlive.com —  Since the start of the 2010 season, Oregon has won 48 games, the most of any Division 1 FBS program. In the last two seasons, the Ducks have lost only three times. But two of those losses have come to the same team: Stanford. And Michigan State is hoping it may find hints on how to beat the Ducks from those games ahead of Saturday’s Michigan State-Oregon showdown in Eugene.
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Football freep.com —  If Michigan State likes being the underdog, it’s going to love this weekend. No. 3 Oregon opened the week as the 11-point favorite to beat the No. 7 Spartans at Autzen Stadium and remains a 12.5-point favorite as of today. And college football experts around the country like the Ducks to win, too.
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Football btn.com —  Michigan State has a tall task this Saturday when it travels to Eugene, Ore., to play Oregon. The Ducks are one of the nation’s best teams, a top contender to not just earn one of four precious playoff spots—but to win it all. The optimism is fueled by one of the nation’s top offenses led by quarterback Marcus Mariota. He has the Heisman in his sights.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  The Oregon Ducks will present the biggest test to the Spartans' defense in years. While the architect of the Ducks' offense, Chip Kelly, is now coaching the Philadelphia Eagles, Oregon offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich filled the head coaching vacancy. In this piece, we'll take a look back at the 2013 Oregon Ducks, and see how this year's version might differ from last year's.
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Cross Country msuspartans.com —  After a successful start to the 2014 season at last week's Central Michigan Jeff Drenth Memorial, the Michigan State men's and women's cross country teams will return to action tomorrow night at the Bill Dellinger Invitational. The event will be hosted by the University of Oregon and will get underway with the women's 6K race at 8:45 p.m. ET, followed by the men's 8K race at approximately 9:15 p.m. ET.
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Men's Soccer msuspartans.com —  The seventh-ranked Michigan State men's soccer team will compete in its first road game this weekend. The Spartans will travel to Illinois-Chicago to play Friday, Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. MSU opened the 2014 season 2-0-0 last weekend with shutouts over Southern Methodist and Florida International.
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Football spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman gets Coach Dantonio's thoughts about the Oregon Ducks.
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Football statenews.com —  Autzen Stadium will see a true strength vs. strength situation on Saturday when No. 7 MSU puts its hard-nosed defense up against No. 3 Oregon’s explosive offense in one of the season’s best non-conference matchups. “You look at Oregon, certainly you see what they’ve done offensively, and they are different from other spread teams,” head coach Mark Dantonio said during Tuesday’s press conference. “I think they’ve had so much success, a lot of people are taking some of the things and imitating them or not copying, but using their concepts and trying to adapt it into their offenses."
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Cross Country statenews.com —  Last Friday, MSU’s cross country team traveled to Mount Pleasant to run in the Jeff Drenth Memorial meet. Head Coach Walt Drenth began putting this meet together after his brother, Jeff, passed away due to heart failure in 1986. Jeff graduated in 1983 from Central Michigan, where he ran at an international level. This year marked the 29th annual Jeff Drenth meet, which took place right off CMU’s campus at Pleasant Hills Golf Course. This dual meet had no recorded team scoring.
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Football thisisspartablog.com —  In the most nationally anticipated and hyped non-conference game of the season, the #6 ranked Michigan State Spartans will take on the #3 Oregon Ducks in Eugene, Oregon at 6:30 p.m. eastern time on Saturday. This will be the first time ever that Michigan State has played in a top ten match-up in the month of September. The game will be a battle of strengths, as it pairs last year’s No.2 ranked defense (MSU) and No. 2 ranked offense (Oregon).
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Football msuspartans.com —  Saturday's matchup between Michigan State and Oregon features two of the winningest programs this decade. Since 2010, Oregon has won 48 games, the most in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, while MSU has won 43, which is most in the Big Ten and tied for eighth in the FBS. The Spartans defeated Jacksonville State in the season opener on Aug. 29, 45-7, while the Ducks beat South Dakota, 62-13, on Aug. 30.
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