Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo is pinning his team's hopes on a different "big three," and it's not exactly like the trio that carried the Spartans to the Elite Eight last season. With Gary Harris, Adreian Payne and Keith Appling off to the NBA, Michigan State will turn to seniors Branden Dawson and Travis Trice and junior Denzel Valentine.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Three starters may be gone, but the expectations are hardly going down for the 2014-15 Michigan State basketball team. The Spartans were selected to finish No. 2 in the conference in the Big Ten preseason media poll, released Thursday morning ahead of the conference's annual media day.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The Spartans were picked third in a poll of 27 writers who cover the conference's 14 teams. The balloting was conducted by Bob Baptist of the Columbus Dispatch, and Detroit Free Press U-M beat writer Mark Snyder and MSU beat writer Joe Rexrode participated.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Former Michigan State player Travis Walton may be moving on to the professional ranks after taking a job with the Idaho Stampede in the NBDL. But his influence is still helping the Spartans in his hometown.
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Men's Basketball m.bleacherreport.com —  Displayed proudly in a “little bottle” are three “teeth-like” pieces of cartilage that nearly ended Paul Davis’ professional basketball career. And every so often, the former Michigan State superstar center stares at what’s left of them. He says they serve as a reminder of where he’s been, who he is and where he’s going.
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Men's Basketball deadlinedetroit.com —  Kalamazoo native and Yankee legend Derek Jeter and Michigan State University head basketball coach Tom Izzo are among 31 nominees for the 2015 Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Induction Class.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State's annual Midnight Madness event to tip-off the 2014-15 basketball season will be held on Friday, Oct. 24. Doors to the Breslin Center will open at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free.
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  Basketball season has started with preseason games beginning in the NBA over the last week and some overseas leagues already in action. Here's quick updates on how some former Michigan State men's and women's basketball players have fared:
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  Here’s a new one - MSU coach Tom Izzo thinks two of his freshmen, Javon Bess and Lourawls ‘Tum Tum’ Nairn, are spending too much time in the gym. “(Bess) and Tum Tum are here too much,” Izzo said. “I mean, we brought them in two weeks ago and told them to chill because they were (in the gym) too much.”
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo underwent surgery Wednesday morning for a hernia and is expected to be back in the basketball office later this week, according to a statement from MSU.
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Men's Basketball sbnation.com —  Dawson is a senior now, and his career up to this point has been marked by ups-and-downs. He been injured often, tearing his ACL in 2012 and missing time with a broken hand last year. When he's on the court, he gives Izzo a versatile combo forward who is a monster on the offensive glass (posting the No. 68 offensive rebounding rate in the country last year, per KenPom) and a tireless worker when he has the ball in close. Dawson led a team that included two first round picks in offensive rating last season (per KenPom) and could be set for a huge final year in East Lansing if he can finally squash the injury bug.
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Men's Basketball si.com —  In a career of injury upon injury, Travis Trice felt this was a bit ridiculous: An excruciating blister on his foot last December was not healing and proved too much to bear, so the Michigan State guard told trainer Quinton Sawyer to cut it. Trice figured he’d deal with any discomfort. Sawyer removed the blister. Neither he nor his patient found relief. They found the first blister was on top of another one.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Just before starting official practices for the 2014-15 season, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo made a quick trip to Minnesota to extend the Spartans' latest scholarship offer. Amir Coffey, a four-star shooting guard from Hopkins, Minnesota, received an offer from the Spartans last week, according to multiple reports.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  Tickets for the men’s basketball 2014 State Farm Champions Classic, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 18 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis will go on sale on Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. The 2014 State Farm Champions Classic will include preseason-ranked No. 18 Michigan State vs. No. 2 Duke, and No. 10 Kansas vs. No. 1 Kentucky. The games will take place at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m, respectively.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  Men's basketball coach Tom Izzo was optimistic at practice last Friday, citing strong leadership and chemistry as reasons why he believes this season will turn out better than expected.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State coach understands why the Spartans are ranked all over the preseason-magazine map
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State men's basketball team held its first official practice of the 2014-15 season on Friday, Oct. 3, six weeks prior to the season opener on Nov. 14 at Navy. Prior to Friday's practice, Coach Izzo met with members of local media to offer a few thoughts on the start of practice.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  The Michigan State women's swimming and diving team dropped a 182-118 decision to Notre Dame on Friday night. The Spartans finished the night coming away victorious in four events.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  There's all kinds of time to figure out what Tom Izzo's 20th team will look like and how good it can be – the Spartans had their first practice of the 2014-15 season today, six weeks before their opener Nov. 14 at Navy.
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