Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo's annual Midnight Madness entrance is one of Michigan State's closest-guarded secrets every year. But Spartans associate athletic director Paul Schager dropped a hint this week as to the plans for Izzo's entrance at this Friday's event at the Breslin Center. "We're getting a little help from Tom's friend Steve Mariucci this year to introduce him," Schager said Wednesday on Inside MSU Athletics. "So we'll have a lot of fun this year."
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Football sportingnews.com —  Before Dantonio took over at Michigan State, Michigan fans held a long-standing reputation as the “Arrogant Asses” among the Spartans faithful. What did you expect? From the time Bo Schembechler arrived in 1969 through the Lloyd Carr era, the Wolverines held a 30-9 advantage in the rivalry. Schembechler alone went 17-4,. Carr went 10-3. If you beat somebody that bad for that long and they still mouthed off, you’d be arrogant, too. Michigan fans simply followed their leaders.
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Football media.ccomrcdn.com —  Shep talks to Matt Charboneau, Michigan State beat writer for the Detroit News, about the game between the Spartans and Wolverines, the turning point in the rivalry and how Mark Dantonio has overtaken Michigan.


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Football mlive.com —  The game comes at just the right time of the season for Michigan State, as it will serve to electrify the team after back-to-back road trips against teams the Spartans appeared at times to be bored with playing, Purdue (45-31) and Indiana (56-17).
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Football sports.yahoo.com —  Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio refused to admit this week that his team has dominated its rivalry with Michigan lately. In fact, the Spartans' leader wouldn't even acknowledge that Michigan State dominated last year's meeting, when the Wolverines finished with minus-48 yards rushing in a 29-6 loss. Dantonio chose his words carefully, but his message was clear: No matter how many times the Spartans batter their in-state rivals, it will never be enough.
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Football freep.com —  “They stopped the clock, Jim. They stopped the clock when they shouldn’t have. That clock should have run out. That’s unbelievable. ... That’s criminal. ... Jim, this game was stolen from the Michigan Wolverines.” U-M play-by-play announcer Frank Beckmann, on the WJR-AM (760) call during the 2001 game, speaking to analyst Jim Brandstatter.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State will be hosting a large contingent of class of 2016 prospects on campus this weekend. Below is a list of some of the players that are expected to be in East Lansing on Saturday and are on the Spartan recruiting radar for the following year.
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Football statenews.com —  Before head coach Mark Dantonio took over the MSU football program in 2006,, the MSU-Michigan rivalry was one sided. The Wolverines had won nine of the last 11 games against MSU, including a five-game winning streak before Dantonio joined the Spartan sidelines.
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Football statenews.com —  The week leading up to the Michigan football game is typically an emotional one for most Spartan fans, but for the marching band, it’s also a time to participate in a long-standing tradition.Sparty Watch is an annual marching band tradition, during which members of the band gather at the Sparty statue in the week leading up to the Michigan football game.
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Women's Soccer statenews.com —  On Friday, MSU (9-6-1 overall, 3-6-1 Big Ten) will battle the Fighting Illini in an 8 p.m. game. Illinois (9-6-1, 4-5-1 Big Ten) is led by redshirt senior Jannelle Flaws, who has a conference-best 17 goals through 16 games. Her 17 goals are also the second most by any player in the nation this year.
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Volleyball statenews.com —  The volleyball season is heading into the final stretch, and the competition is heating up for the Spartans. MSU (12-7 overall, 5-3 Big Ten) will hit the road to play No. 20 Ohio State (14-6 overall, 5-3 Big Ten) on Friday night and No. 7 Penn State, the defending national champion (18-3 overall, 6-2 Big Ten) on Saturday night.
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Field Hockey statenews.com —  Rivalry week in Michigan goes beyond the football game being played this Saturday. While most fans of MSU and U-M will still be mentally or verbally preparing themselves on Friday for Saturday’s football game, MSU field hockey will travel to Ann Arbor to take on No. 12 U-M on Friday.
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Football statenews.com —  When Michigan (3-4 overall, 1-2 Big Ten) comes to Spartan Stadium on Saturday to face No. 8 MSU (6-1 overall, 3-0 Big Ten) it won’t just be to keep the Spartans’ hopes alive in the College Football Playoff. This game will earn a year’s worth of bragging rights in a state that, as Mark Dantonio said, is either green or blue.
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Football freep.com —  He’s the most talented MSU offensive lineman in many years — “I mean, he’s dominant,” offensive line coach Mark Staten said — and is likely at some point to be MSU’s first drafted offensive lineman since Chris Morris in 2006, and first picked high since Flozell Adams went in the second round in 1998. At 6-6, 303 pounds and with quick feet, he is obliterating opponents and anchoring a line that has yielded four sacks, tied for fewest in the nation. And before Conklin decided to spend the fall of 2012 at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy to improve his chances of a scholarship, he had one offer. Wayne State was willing to give him $2,000 per semester toward his tuition.
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Football mlive.com —  The player who made the iconic play in the Rose Bowl will be back on the sidelines Saturday as Michigan State suits up against its rival. Former Michigan State linebacker Kyler Elsworth will serve as the Spartans' honorary captain for their 3:30 p.m. Saturday matchup against Michigan, coach Mark Dantonio announced Thursday night on his radio show.
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Football spartansportsnetwork.com —  Coach Dantonio And Will Recap The Indiana Game And Preview Michigan. Guest Include Sr. Guard Travis Jackson, And Sr. Defensive End Marcus Rush. Also, The Band Joined The Show.
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Ice Hockey impact89fm.org —  On this episode of Behind the Mask, Jason Ruff and Brain Bobal recap MSU’s opening series against UMass. In addition, the hosts look ahead to the Spartans’ road trip to Boston University and UMass-Lowell and check in on MSU women’s field hockey and club ice hockey.
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Football mlive.com —  Dave Warner made the bold statement before the season started that he wanted to see the Michigan State offense at or near the top of the rankings in the Big Ten this season. But Warner, who as co-offensive coordinator calls the plays for the nation's No. 3-ranked scoring offense (47 points per game), isn't ready to say the Michigan State offense has arrived. Discuss »
Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio knows better than anyone that the team that has rushed for the most yards in the Michigan State-Michigan rivalry game has won 41 of the past 44 meetings. The Spartans head coach, however, cited a different statistic as the biggest key to the game when interviewed on the Big Ten Network show "BTN Football and Beyond" on Thursday afternoon: Turnovers.
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