Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State may have left Trieste, Italy without a win in three weekend games against European senior national teams. But Spartans coach Tom Izzo thinks the Spartans had perhaps the best player in a pool that included NBA veterans and international stars.
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Cross Country onlyfans.cstv.com —  The Michigan State women’s cross country team enters the 2015 season No. 3 in the country, according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Spartan men appeared on the season’s first poll, which was released on Tuesday, coming in at No. 28.
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Football freep.com —  A subject isn't really closed until the subject speaks, and Connor Cook did so today on not being voted an MSU captain. Before he did, MSU coach Mark Dantonio said at his news conference that Cook "drives the car, the truck, the train, pilots the plane, however you want to term it."
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Football mlive.com —  Cook is one of 10 seniors on the leadership council, and here's what he had to say on Tuesday — and he said it all in one take as a response to the question about his reaction to not being named a captain
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Women's Soccer msuspartans.com —  The conference office announced today that freshman Alexis “Lexy” Warner has been selected as the Sept. 1 Big Ten Freshman of the Week. Warner has started all four of the Spartans’ games and scored her first career collegiate goal as well as registering an assist in the Spartans’ home opener 2-1 win over the University of Dayton Aug. 30. She leads the Spartans in shots taken with 7 (featuring 6 this week– 3 against Oakland University Aug. 27 and 3 vs. Dayton).

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Football freep.com —  Mark Dantonio got his “shout-out” in to recruits – today was the first day of allowable contact for 2017 prospects – and he did the same for his former players in the NFL. College coaches often like to blend those subjects, of course, and Dantonio was speaking a day after Washington coach Jay Gruden declared former MSU star Kirk Cousins his starting quarterback and called the Redskins “Kirk’s team.”
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Football theonlycolors.com —  With a background as a nationally rated NFL Draft prognosticator, this season Mark Niemi will be taking a weekly look at Michigan State’s top-rated prospects that will be draft eligible following the 2015 season.
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Volleyball lansingstatejournal.com —  Michigan State’s volleyball suffered an even bigger loss in its first defeat of the season Friday. Junior outside hitter Autumn Bailey, an All-American honorable mention a year ago, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee against No. 15 Kentucky and will miss the season.
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Football mlive.com —  New beginnings was Mark Dantonio's season-opening theme Tuesday, along with the understanding that "there are no guarantees" for the Michigan State football program. "As far as expectations, the most important expectations are the expectations we have on the inside of our locker room," Dantonio said. "There's a lot of talk because of our record the last couple of years.
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Football statenews.com —  On two separate Mondays, August 24th and August 31st, two former MSU Quarterbacks, Brian Hoyer and Kirk Cousins, were named starting quarterbacks for their respective NFL teams.
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Football freep.com —  Third-year sophomore linebacker Jon Reschke has moved into a co-starting situation with second-year sophomore Chris Frey at the outside "money" linebacker position, and redshirt freshman Vayante Copeland is a first-team cornerback on the first Michigan State depth cha
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Football mlive.com —  Mike Tressel knows a deja vu feeling of sorts is coming on game day, because he and fellow co-defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett have already felt a bit of it through fall drills. It's that feeling of knowing exactly what former MSU defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi — now Pitt's head coach — would have said or did in various situations, because they've already been though most every sort of situation with him.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State is looking at WMU and Oregon as teams with passing games that may attack the No. 5 Spartans with a variety of receiver “rubs.”
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Michigan State basketball coach, Tom Izzo, joins Jack and Rico Beard live from Italy during their last day of the Spartans' invasion of Rome.



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Cross Country onlyfans.cstv.com —  The Michigan State women’s cross country team begins the 2015 season as the top-ranked program in the Great Lakes Region, according to the USTFCCCA Preseason Poll released on Monday. The men’s side was tabbed No. 4 in the region.
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Football freep.com —  In this week's episode of Spartan Speak, Lansing State Journal sports producer Dan Kilbridge, LSJ sports writer Chris Solari and Detroit Free Press beat writer Joe Rexrode talk MSU's season opener at Western Michigan, break down players to watch Friday and explain how Simon and Garfunkel factors into the Spartans' matchup against the Broncos.


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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Before basketball fades into the background for a couple months, and before Tom Izzo's team returns from Italy on Tuesday night – just in time for the start of classes Wednesday – let's review what four exhibition games hinted to us about the Spartans. They went 1-3, facing pros on all three national teams they faced (Russia, Italy, Georgia) and trying a variety of lineup combinations.
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Football freep.com —  Make no mistake about it: Michigan State enters the college football season as one of the top 5 or 6 teams in the nation. But losing senior linebacker Ed Davis for the season with a knee injury is a big blow to the defense. CBS Sports writer Jon Solomon goes as far as to say the loss of Davis is the worst injury of the college football season, ranked No. 1 in his top 10.
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Football profootballtalk.nbcsports.com —  After saying for months that Robert Griffin III was his quarterback, Washington coach Jay Gruden reversed course today, saying that Cousins is the starter — and will remain the starter, meaning Griffin has no chance to unseat him. “Kirk Cousins will be the starter for 2015, moving forward,” Gruden said. “It’s Kirk’s team.”
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State went 0-3 over the weekend, with two losses by 19 or more points and one on a missed buzzer beater. And Tom Izzo could hardly have been happier about it. "This trip was as good as anything I've done in my 20 years," Izzo said Sunday afternoon.
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