Football freep.com —  Michigan State is getting tight on scholarships with 13 commitments already, but they will still more than likely add another defensive lineman to the class of 2015. One of the top players on the board for coach Mark Dantonio and his staff is Russell Ude of Westminster High School in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State coaches entered camp looking for that moment, a clear indication that Taiwan Jones is ready to play middle linebacker. It never came. But the absence of an opposite kind of moment is why the senior will line up at the center of the defense when the No. 8 Spartans open the season Friday night at Spartan Stadium against Jacksonville State.
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Field Hockey statenews.com —  For the last four years, MSU field hockey has never had to worry about who would be blocking goals for them. When last season ended after a historic run for the program, Head Coach Helen Knull was faced with a bittersweet reality. For the first time during her tenure as coach for MSU, she had to replace standout goalkeeper Molly Cassidy.
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Volleyball statenews.com —  It can be hard to replace record-setters and All-Americans, but the MSU volleyball team will attempt to do just that in 2014.All-Americans Lauren Wicinski and Alexis Mathews have graduated, but the high expectations are still there.
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Women's Soccer statenews.com —  In addition to two road wins against San Diego State and Cal State Fullerton, Courtney Clem returned to East Lansing on Monday with another resume builder — the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award. The redshirt senior goaltender recorded 13 saves in Friday night’s season opening 3-1 win at San Diego State. She followed up her terrific performance with four saves in a 1-0 shutout against Cal State Fullerton on Sunday.
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Football spartansportsnetwork.com —  Preview of the 2014 season and the Jacksonville State game. Players interviewed: Kurtis Drummond and Tony Lippett
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi first made the comparison to the Big Ten Network last week. Now, it seems, the Spartans’ head coach agrees. In two separate radio appearances Wednesday, Mark Dantonio brought up defensive tackle Lawrence Thomas unprompted as a player who has stood out in fall camp, and both times compared him to Jerel Worthy, the former Michigan State All-American now with the New England Patriots
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Football isportsweb.com —  It’s that time of year again — we are officially in the opening week of the college football season, which means the Michigan State football team is set to take the field Friday night against FCS opponent Jacksonville State. The Spartans are coming off a magical season that saw them win the Big Ten Championship against Ohio State and win the Rose Bowl against Stanford — so the expectations are as high as they’ve ever been in East Lansing.
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Men's Soccer msuspartans.com —  The 10th-ranked MSU men's soccer team will open the 2014 season with a pair of games at DeMartin Stadium this weekend. The Spartans will host SMU on Friday at 5 p.m. and then Florida International at noon on Sunday. Admission to Firday's game is free.
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Football freep.com —  Darian Hicks may not be able to overcome his boyish looks, but he was not going to hear any more about boyish play. Hicks focused on physicality this month, and it helped him end it where he started it – atop the Michigan State depth chart at field cornerback. “Being more physical against our offense, I kind of make it known that you can no longer punk me out here,” Hicks said. “Like, I’m stronger, I’m bigger, I’m faster, and I’m ready for contact. With anybody.”
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Men's Basketball cbssports.com —  The Miami Heat have signed veteran free agent Shannon Brown, his agency announced on Wednesday. The combo guard's contract is for one year and $1.3 million, according to USA Today's Sam Amick.
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Track & Field msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State women's cross country team is ranked No. 6 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I National Cross Country Coaches' Preseason Poll, which was released on Tuesday. The Spartans also finished sixth overall with 236 points at the 2013 NCAA Cross Country Championships, the third-best finish in program history and their highest since the 2007 season.
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Women's Soccer msuspartans.com —  After starting the season with two hard-fought road wins against San Diego State and Cal State Fullerton, the Spartans return to East Lansing for their home opener Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. against Eastern Michigan. Michigan State was impressive during its two-game road trip out west, taking down two squads that are heavily favored to win their respective conferences.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Harlon Barnett thought he was going to get out of his media briefing Wednesday without talking about it. For the Michigan State defensive backs coach, there is a moment from his playing career that most people remember, far more than him winning a Rose Bowl with the Spartans before embarking on a seven-year NFL career. That moment came nearly 20 years ago at the Pontiac Silverdome when Barnett, a defensive back for the New England Patriots, got spun around like a top trying to stop Barry Sanders.



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Football msuspartans.com —  Last season, the members of Michigan State's defense chewed their gum in perfect rhythm. Middle linebacker Max Bullough knew what Denicos Allen and Taiwan Jones were thinking to his right or left because he was transmitting information to them telepathically.
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Football freep.com —  This year’s “Survivor” theme is “San Juan del Sur – Blood vs. Water,” with nine couples competing. Misch, a Waterford native who played at MSU from 2007-10, is paired with Jaclyn Schultz, a media buyer in Las Vegas who was Miss Michigan USA 2013 and attended Michigan State and Central Michigan.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Thanks in part to an offensive line that gelled as the 2013 season progressed, the Michigan State offensive made the transition from "massive liability" to "above average at times", aiding the Spartans to the 2013 Big Ten title and a 2014 Rose Bowl win. However, key pieces need to be replaced.
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