Men's Basketball detroitsports1051.com —  Today, Ryan & Rico were joined by Denzel Valentine. They hit on on his great MSU Basketball career, and his future in the NBA.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Deyonta Davis and Denzel Valentine are in New York, waiting to find out where they will be taken in the NBA Draft. It's a matter of when and where. Matt Costello and Bryn Forbes are at home, hoping to either hear their names called or get a phone call to get their pro careers started. It's a lot more if.
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Women's Tennis msuspartans.com —  Michigan State University Athletics Director Mark Hollis announced Wednesday the hiring of Kim Bruno as the new head women’s tennis coach, effective July 1, 2016, replacing former head coach Simone Jardim, who resigned in May to relocate to Florida with her family.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Winner of six National Player of the Year awards, Denzel Valentine’s collection of individual accolades continued to grow on Wednesday as he was named the recipient of the Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year Award. Valentine learned of the honor while in New York City, on the eve of the 2016 NBA Draft.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  “Once in a while I do, not because they just won it, it’s because he’s a good guy and I was really excited when I talked with him,” said Izzo of Gilbert. “I felt I could work for Dan Gilbert and that he was going to win. I left there one night and told my wife, ‘I could work for that guy.’ He just had that energy about him.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Tom Izzo says 19 games and more than a half-season of practices should be enough to convince NBA teams that Denzel Valentine’s knees are sound. Valentine missed four games his senior season after arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. He returned for MSU’s win at Penn State on Jan. 10 and played the balance of the season – including 15 regular-season games, three Big Ten tournament games and one NCAA Tournament game.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  It is no surprise to Michigan State fans that Draymond Green is a success. Watching the years of hustle and growth Green experienced under the tutelage of Tom Izzo, you had a feeling he would perform well at the next level. While you may not have predicted the meteoric rise he has been on, you had a good idea.
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Women's Golf msuspartans.com —  Michigan State women’s golfer Sarah Burnham will represent the United States at the 2016 World University Championships from June 23-26. The annual event will take place at the Planchetorte golf course in Brive, France, and feature golfers from all over the world, including China, South Africa, Switzerland and Germany.
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Women's Golf msuspartans.com —  Michigan State women's golf head coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll has announced the team's 2016-17 schedule. The Spartans begin the season on Sept. 16-18 in Franklin, Tennessee, playing at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in the Mason Rudolph Championship for the fifth straight season.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  It is the day before the Draft and players looking to get drafted tomorrow night are going through a whirlwind of interviews. Earlier today ESPN’s Andy Katz sat down with Denzel to talk to him about the questions regarding his knees and what makes him a good pick for teams.
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Women's Rowing msuspartans.com —  Former Spartan rower Emily Regan will compete for the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Regan will be a part of the U.S. women's eight which seeks a historic 11th-consecutive world or Olympic title in Rio. Fellow Spartan Christie Daiss, a 2006 graduate, will also head to Rio as part of the medical team, and has been assigned to the athlete village.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State's representatives at the 2016 NBA draft on Thursday night are a proven senior who has some questions about his medicals and a talented freshman who has some questions about his development timeline. That's the conclusion of ESPN analysts Jay Bilas and Chad Ford, who discussed Michigan State prospects Denzel Valentine and Deyonta Davis in conference calls in the past week.
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Men's Basketball theundefeated.com —  Denzel Valentine will likely be one of the few first round picks legally old enough to celebrate Thursday’s NBA draft with a glass of champagne. With the top picks typically one-and-done college players and teenagers from abroad, the Michigan State star also could be the latest college senior affected by ageism at the draft. “I feel you can never win as a senior,” Valentine, 22, told The Undefeated. “If you go out early, you are based off of your potential. If you stay four years … I’m NBA-ready. I’m ready to play. But it is the way it is.”
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The Spartans have two certain first-round picks, forward-center Deyonta Davis and shooting guard Valentine. There is a possibility both go off the board before the Pistons pick. If either is available, consensus is that it's more likely to be Valentine, a four-year college player about whom NBA teams have health and athleticism concerns that could leave him on the board at No. 18.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  In 1952, the Indianapolis Olympians used their eighth-round pick in the sixth annual NBA draft on Gordon Stauffer, a three-year letterwinner for Michigan State. Stauffer never played in the NBA, choosing instead to embark on a 35-year high school and college coaching career, mostly in his home state of Indiana. But he lives on in the Michigan State history books as the first of 59 former Spartans players to hear their names called in the draft.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  With the draft drawing nearer, Costello is currently ranked outside of the top 100 prospects listed on both ESPN and DraftExpress. Though his draft interest may not be strong, Costello is coming off a great college career which should land him a shot with an NBA club.
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Football freep.com —  When Gholston returned to MSU on Friday to work last weekend’s Spartan Elite camp, he was blown away by the changes. Not just to the improved facilities at Spartan Stadium, which elicited a “whoo!” from the Tampa Bay Buccanneers defensive end, but also by the Spartans’ success that has continued since he was there. “I’m just extremely jealous, to be honest with you,” Gholston said. “I feel like we did have an opportunity to pave the way for everybody else. And they’ve got the ball rolling now. It’s exciting to watch.”
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  It used to be that players without a position didn’t make it in the NBA, unless you were a player who revolutionized a position. Think: Magic Johnson. Point guards before him were short and quick. After him, they were anyone with dribbling skills, vision and a feel for the game. Denzel Valentine is certainly not Magic Johnson. But he is a player without a neatly defined position.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  "He's big and athletic and long-armed. He runs well. He's just raw," Bilas told reporters on an NBA draft media call. "If you stretch out his per-game averages to 40 minutes, per 40 minutes he averaged over 16 a game, just about 12 rebounds and four blocks a game. He is not an offensive player yet, so he needs more development in that area. But as a rebounder, as a shot blocker, as a guy that can run the floor, and then especially an offensive rebounder, he's got a lot of value."
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Football msuspartans.com —  ichigan State offensive guard Brandon Clemons has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio announced on Tuesday. Clemons, who earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology in December 2015, has played in 32 career games. A three-year letterwinner (2013-15), Clemons participated in spring practice and is expected to be a significant contributor on the offensive line in 2016.
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