Football isportsweb.com —  When you go from making the college football playoff to losing nine games, there is going to be more than just one thing that went wrong. The easy thing to say is that everything was bad, and while that is not necessarily a wrong answer, there are probably answers that are slightly more correct. So let’s dive into the numbers and see what they tell us about the debacle that was the 2016 Michigan State football team.
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Ice Hockey statenews.com —  After stunning then-No. 5 University of North Dakota during Thanksgiving weekend, the MSU hockey team will be tested in its last exhibition game of the season. The Spartans are scheduled to face off against the USA Hockey National Team Development Program for the fifth straight year at Munn Ice Arena.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  It’s time to unpack the bags, take a deep breath, exhale and examine. Michigan State’s arduous first month is over. The once-pertinent numbers of eight games, 22 days and 13,000-plus miles of travel are complete. They give way to new, important digits.
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Women's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Despite a game-high 21 points from senior guard Tori Jankoska, the No. 22 Michigan State women’s basketball team fell to No. 21 Syracuse, 75-64, in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at the Carrier Dome on Wednesday.


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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Recap of the game at Duke, preview of Oral Roberts. Special Guest: ESPN College Basketball Analyst Seth Greenberg
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Football landof10.com —  Traverse City tends to go largely unnoticed in recruiting. Way up in the northwest corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, it’s surrounded by farmland and lakes, even though the city itself is fairly urban.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  “I got great guys. I got great guys,” Izzo said when asked what he’s learned so far this season. “I gotta do a better job coaching them. I gotta take more time to do more in practice and get some things set up a little better. And I think we have a chance to get a lot better. We’re always gonna be a foul out of a big away from being in trouble. We understand that now, but we’ve got a chance to get a lot better. I haven’t had enough practice, so I don’t know where they are physically and we’ll find out the next two weeks.”
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  Four Michigan State players earned All-Big Ten honors as the conference announced its offensive all-league selections on Wednesday night during a television special on BTN.
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  Spartan Stadium has been named the top collegiate football field for 2016 by the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), becoming just the fourth collegiate football field to earn the award twice.
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State wide receiver Donnie Corley has been named to the BTN All-Big Ten Freshman Team. Corley's 453 receiving yards were the most by a true freshman in school history.
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Men's Basketball landof10.com —  Miles Bridges nearly had his third double-double in eight games this season Tuesday night. But one would have thought Bridges was closer to putting up double goose eggs in Michigan State’s 78-69 loss at No. 5 Duke.
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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman and Coach Izzo talk about the first 21 days of the season, and what's next.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  In more than two decades as Michigan State's head coach, Tom Izzo has never had to rely on freshmen more than he has this year. And, about three weeks into the season, after his four newcomers combined to commit 11 of Michigan State's 18 turnovers in a 78-69 loss to Duke, he's just about done treating them like freshmen.
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Volleyball msuspartans.com —  No. 15 Michigan State has earned the right to host the first and second rounds of the 2016 NCAA Volleyball Championship at Jenison Field House. The Spartans earned the tournament's overall No. 9 seed, and will take on MAAC Champion Fairfield in the first round at 7:30 pm on Friday, the second game of the day. At 5 pm, Horizon League entry Cleveland State will take on Arizona out of the Pac-12. Winners of the Friday matches will play at 7:30 pm on Saturday for a spot in the Sweet 16.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State freshman Miles Bridges grabbed the ball out of the net after a made basket by Duke. He saw Cassius Winston being guarded in front of him. Bridges’ pass went one way, Winston went the other. The Blue Devils scored again, capping their momentum-seizing 11-0 run. That’s the type of night it was for MSU. Again.
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Swimming & Diving msuspartans.com —  Michigan State swimming & diving head coach Matt Gianiodis announced Wednesday, November 30, that the team will welcome 12 incoming freshman to the roster for the 2017-18 season. MSU will welcome eight women and four men.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Joshua Langford was a five-time (not a typo) Alabama Class 3A Player of the Year, first capturing the award as an eighth-grader in 2011-12. He scored 3,089 points as a prep star at Madison Academy in Alabama, ultimately landing on the 2016 McDonald's All-American team. So, yes, this season has been very odd for him.
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Men's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Eron Harris scored 14 points for Michigan State (4-4) while freshmen Miles Bridges chipped in 11 points.

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MSU loses to No. 5 Duke, falling to 4-4 overall State News
After over 13,000 miles on the road in nearly a month, including trips to Hawaii, New York City, and the Bahamas, the MSU men’s basketball team (4-4 overall) almost finished the season’s gauntlet in upset fashion as the unranked Spartans fell to No. 5 Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium by a final score of 78-69.

Michigan State stumbles at Duke after second-half blitz, falls to 4-4 MLive
Tom Izzo said pulling off a victory at Duke would be a bucket-list win. After 22 years, he'll have to keep on waiting. Michigan State fell 78-69 to the fifth-ranked Blue Devils on Tuesday night, dropping a game in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and falling to 4-4 on the season.

Brief lapse proves costly for MSU in loss to Duke Detroit News
For roughly 35 minutes on Tuesday night, Michigan State played with one of the best teams in the nation. But as it has been in several of the Spartans’ losses early in the season, playing a full 40 minutes has eluded them, and at Cameron Indoor Stadium against No. 5 Duke in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, it was a roughly two-minute stretch that determined the outcome.

Michigan State falls to No. 5 Duke, 78-69 Land of 10
Michigan State was even with Duke early in the second half but 4 turnovers contributed to an 11-0 Blue Devils run, and the No. 5 team in the nation pulled away from the Spartans for a 78-69 win Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Michigan State falls apart in second half, falls to Duke, 78-69 Detroit Free Press
Tom Izzo wanted a bucket-list victory. He once again saw the potential and failings of having a talented but young and developing roster. Michigan State went toe-to-toe with Mike Krzyzewski and fourth-ranked Duke, but the Blue Devils used an 11-0 run midway through the second half to pull away to a 78-69 victory on Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Michigan State drops to 4-4 after 78-69 loss to No. 5 Duke isportsweb
Alas, the miserable month of travel full of tough opponents for Michigan State is finally over. After eight games that stretched from Hawaii all the way to the Bahamas, MSU currently holds a 4-4 record after a 78-69 loss to No. 5 Duke Tuesday night. Turnovers were once again a key factor for MSU in the loss. They committed 18 turnovers while Duke turned the ball over just nine times.

With early-season gauntlet complete, Michigan State left with some answers, plenty of questions MLive
Michigan State dropped a 78-69 decision to No. 5 Duke on Tuesday, coming unhinged in a key second-half stretch that turned a tight game into a relatively comfortable win for the Blue Devils.

Talkin' Spartans: Breaking down MSU's loss to Duke
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press / LSJ MSU beat writer Chris Solari analyze the Spartans' 78-69 loss at Duke Tuesday night.

Growing pains sting a bit more for Michigan St. freshmen in Duke loss Detroit Free Press
Miles Bridges is slowly growing accustomed to it. Nick Ward is still adjusting. Duke’s defense kept extra eyes on Michigan State’s two talented freshmen all night Tuesday. And that added attention often frustrated and confounded Bridges and Ward in the Spartans’ 78-69 loss to the fourth-ranked Blue Devils in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Matt Charboneau on MSU's loss at Duke

Couch: Michigan State is anything but an NCAA tournament bubble team Lansing State Journal
I don’t think Michigan State’s basketball players understand the reality of their situation. They aren’t in trouble after their 78-69 loss at fourth-ranked Duke Tuesday night. They aren’t an NCAA tournament bubble team, even if sometimes they’ve played like it early this season. They haven’t dug themselves a hole, even if they think it.

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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  Five Michigan State players earned All-Big Ten honors as the conference announced its defensive all-league selections on Tuesday night during a television special on BTN.
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Football mlive.com —  Three days after Michigan State's 2016 season ended, add another potential name to the program's 2017 quarterback derby. Michigan State is among the "primary contenders" for the services of current Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire, according to a Tuesday report from Scout.com.
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