Football detroitnews.com —  Cook, in a radio interview Thursday on the "Dan Patrick Show," was asked if he plans to return to Michigan State next year. "I was planning on it the whole time before this conversation," Cook said. "Who wants to leave college? College is fun. You have great relationships with people here, especially the coaches, your teammates.'

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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State senior punter Mike Sadler, the first three-time Academic All-American in program history, has been named to the 2014 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Class. Based upon his selection, Sadler also becomes one of 17 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes an individual as the best scholar-athlete in the nation.
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  The Spartans welcome No. 15/14 Ferris State for a pair of games at Munn Arena this weekend, looking to snap a four-game slide in the series against the Bulldogs. This weekend's games will be MSU's third and fourth consecutive against a ranked opponent ... Dating back to last season, 10 of the Spartans' last 13 games have been against ranked opponents.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Every Big Ten basketball team currently has a 0-0 record in conference play. But according to Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, the conference's outcome may have already been determined to a certain extent due to the new conference schedule. "I don't like when the schedule can sometimes determine the outcome more than the performance on the court," Izzo said Tuesday at his team's media day. "That's the way it is in a lot of leagues right now." Discuss »
Football mlive.com —  -Dan Patrick got a dose of Connor Cook on his nationally syndicated radio and television show on Thursday, and the decorated broadcast veteran wasn't exactly sure what to make of the Michigan State quarterback. "Interesting personality, confident,'' concluded the 58-year-old Patrick, who has interviewed the top personalities in athletics since first breaking in as a sports reporter on CNN in 1983. "I wasn't sure who he reminded me of ... sounds a lot older than a junior in college."
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Volleyball msuspartans.com —  MSU returns to Jenison Field House for the first time since Oct. 11, hosting No. 10 Illinois and Northwestern this weekend. Friday's match will air live on the Big Ten Network, with Mike Wolf and Audrey Flaugh calling the game. In addition, Friday and Saturday's games will have a radio broadcast on SpartanSportsNetwork.com, with play-by-play man Keaton Gillogly on the call.
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Field Hockey msuspartans.com —  Michigan State field hockey senior forward Abby Barker has been selected to play in this year's Victory Sports Tours / NFHCA Division I Senior Game. There will be 38 seniors from around the country taking place in the game, which will be held on Saturday, November 22nd at the University of Maryland at 3 p.m.
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Field Hockey msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State field hockey team will feature each of the freshman this fall in attempt to "Meet the Spartans". This week freshman back Grace Santi (Oceanport, N.J.) sat down with msuspartans.com to answer some questions.
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Football isportsweb.com —  Since the hiring of Mark Dantonio in 2007, the quality of Michigan State football has increased exponentially and the program has seen a large amount of success. Dantonio has done a great job of finding and developing players into college superstars, and Michigan State has featured numerous all-conference and All-American selections during the Dantonio-era.
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Field Hockey statenews.com —  Throughout the season, No. 19 MSU field hockey (10-7, 4-4 Big Ten) has struggled to find consistent offense throughout their roster. Outside of senior forwards Abby Barker and Allie Ahern, the Spartans were struggling to find contributions on a game-to-game basis. Through seventeen games this year, MSU is averaging 2.59 goals-per-game. When breaking it down even further, MSU only averages 1.14 goals-per-game in their seven losses, compared to 3.6 in their ten wins.
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Men's Soccer impact89fm.org —  In a hard fought match that went back and forth all night between Michigan State and Notre Dame, the Spartans came out of South Bend, Indiana with a 1-1 draw. For the opening minutes of the match, the Spartans controlled the possession game and worked the ball around the pitch, but could not put themselves into good scoring opportunities. Discuss »
Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  Ferris State is ranked No. 14 and 15 in college hockey's two major polls. Michigan State is not ranked and not receiving any votes in the U.S. College Hockey Online and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine rankings. But the Bulldogs (2-3, 0-2 WCHA) and Spartans (1-3), who collide this weekend in a two-game, non-conference series at Munn Arena, do have several things in common
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Football statenews.com —  Tuesday was a historic day for all of college football, but by next week it won’t mean a darnn thing. The first ever College Football Playoff rankings were released Tuesday night on ESPN, with MSU cracking the top ten at No. 8. That means if the playoffs were to start today, MSU would be on the outside looking in. But as we all know the regular season is still in full swing and these rankings serve simply as a starting point, not the final product. So don’t buy too much into it.
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Football mlive.com —  Coach Mark Dantonio gave his team the first few days of this week off while he and his assistants hit the road recruiting, following the same plan used during the bye week earlier this season. "We want to make sure we don't get anybody hurt in practice, so we will practice a little bit but not overly practice them,'' Dantonio said. "I think the main focus will be on getting healed up a little bit and reaffirming who we are from a strength perspective." Discuss »
Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  This year’s team has a much different feel, and many are wondering what to expect from a team that lost almost 60 percent of its scoring from a season ago. Keith Appling, Adreian Payne and Gary Harris are gone, with Harris and Payne both getting selected in the first round of the NBA draft. A lot of people would expect a “rebuilding year” for the Spartans, but Tom Izzo doesn’t really see it that way. “I like this team,” said Izzo. “I said it all year, I like this team right now. It’s been a fun team to coach.”
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Football spartanpodcast.com —  “The first thing I did when I got to MSU is get to know the culture here and then look for individuals who fit that culture for our football program,” Spartan Football‘s director of college advancement and performance Curtis Blackwell tells Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Bess was in competition with Alvin Ellis and Bryn Forbes for a starting position, Izzo said, and was going to get a tryout as starter this week at practice. "This week we were going to try to start him," Izzo said. "We've been looking at different guys in that starting group with the three guys we think are going to start. This was going to be his week to try it."
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Football mlive.com —  Rush, a senior defensive end who signed with Michigan State out of Cincinnati's Moeller High School, said the Spartans from Ohio have the same sort of motivation to play the Buckeyes as MSU's Michiganders have against the Wolverines.
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Volleyball statenews.com —  With only a month left in the season, the women’s volleyball team is still searching for a signature win, and a matchup with a Big Ten foe this weekend might provide the perfect opportunity.
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Football freep.com —  This past weekend Michigan State hosted 3 players on official recruiting visits. Two of the players have already made a commitment to coach Mark Dantonio while the third could join the Spartans in the near future.
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