Football theonlycolors.com —  "He's won more games than any coach there, and he continues to win," Rison says of Dantonio. "I think he wins over a lot of parents by showing you a genuine father away from the house."
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Football espn.go.com —  You know you want to doubt the Spartans. Connor Cook and Shilique Calhoun are gone. Michigan is rising. If you’re counting, the Spartans have won 36 games in three seasons and 65 in the past six. Quarterback Tyler O’Connor showed this spring that he is ready to lead. Running back LJ Scott is a ready-made star. Malik McDowell and Riley Bullough can power the defense. But MSU is a smart pick as a sleeper because of its potential path to the playoff.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  In his first year in the NFL, Trae Waynes spent much of his time learning in practice and on the sidelines on Sundays. But now the former first-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings out of Michigan State could be in line for a jump in role as a second-year player. And that has NFL.com pegging the speedy Waynes as one of five 2015 rookies not to forget about heading into 2016.
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Football mlive.com —  Damion Terry was once all the rage at Michigan State, as popular as most all backup quarterbacks seem to be, to the extent fans were singing his name in the stands during his true freshman season of 2013. "Coming here, getting your name chanted at the stadium, I was just a young kid and I had no clue," said Terry, who enters his redshirt junior season with a tenuous hold on second-string QB duties behind fifth-year senior Tyler O'Connor.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State fifth-year senior Tyler O'Connor has started only one game, but he's ranked No. 2 in the Big Ten East Division and No. 5 overall in the league according to Athlon Sports. O'Connor's start and performance at Ohio State last season, a gritty 17-14 victory over the Buckeyes, enabled the Spartans to win the Big Ten for the second time in three years.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's shallow defensive line expects to get a lift from the addition of Nebraska's Kevin Williams, a graduate transfer who will join the Spartans this offseason, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
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Football isportsweb.com —  Michigan State football is coming off of a College Football Playoff appearance and a Big Ten Championship season and things couldn’t have gotten much better last season. Heading into 2016 the Spartans lose a lot of experience including three year starting quarterback Connor Cook, but the team should still contend for yet another Big Ten Championship. The season is still a few months away, but here are some bold predictions for 2016.
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Football mlive.com —  Shilique Calhoun was a two-time team captain at Michigan State, and his leadership skills have already been put on display with the Oakland Raiders.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Per multiple sources, Nebraska grad transfer Kevin Williams will play his final season of college football at Michigan State. A source indicated the pairing is happening and is close to being a done deal from a paperwork standpoint with Williams, who will help pad a group that took a pair of non-graduation departures this offseason. Another source said Michigan State is the lone school at which Williams has filed admissions paperwork.
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Football mlive.com —  Spartans a six-point underdog against the Irish and a two-point underdog at home against the Wolverines
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Football freep.com —  Tom Izzo has one more scholarship available. Taurean Thompson still hasn’t picked a college. It could be a match. Or not. Regardless, Michigan State is making a late push in pursuit of the big man who is among the best unsigned high school players in the class of 2016. Thompson recently received a scholarship offer from the Spartans and reportedly has whittled his finalists to MSU, Syracuse and Seton Hall.
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Football mlive.com —  Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio made it clear where he stands on Connor Cook on Friday, addressing the media after rookie minicamp in Alameda, California. "I think he's been outstanding," Del Rio said in a video posted on Raiders.Com. "He comes in, had a tremendous career, comes in here, he's very humble. He's obviously intelligent. He's asked good questions. He's got arm talent, and it's a matter of getting familiar with what we do and how we do it."
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's defensive line keeps getting thinner. Veteran defensive tackle Damon Knox will not play for the Spartans in 2016 and has decided instead to pursue a career in law enforcement, the school announced on Friday afternoon. The Muskegon native participated in spring practices in preparation for the season after graduating in December.
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Football espn.go.com — 
George Webster, 1964-66: In today’s game, Webster would likely serve as a hybrid linebacker-safety. He did something similar 50 years ago, in fact, from his rover spot on the Spartans’ great teams in his junior and senior seasons.

Brad Van Pelt, 1970-72: An All-American in each of his final two seasons and the first defensive back to win the Maxwell Award, Van Pelt intercepted 14 passes while also playing basketball and baseball at MSU.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State offensive line coach Mark Staten said there were times in the 38-0 Cotton Bowl loss to Alabama that Brandon Clemons was dominating for the Spartans. It might not have shown up on the scoreboard or the yardage, but Staten saw enough on film to know that Clemons' returning for a sixth-year will provide a lift for the Spartans' offensive line.
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Football breakdownsports.blogspot.com —  Breakdown Sports reviews the Ian Boyd January article "Has the window closed for Michigan State." The discussion goes into detail about the defense, how teams have adapted to it and how it must evolve for the Spartans to continue their success.
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Football freep.com —  Over the past five years, no school in the Midwest has produced more Division I talent than Detroit Cass Tech. This year is no different as the Technicians once again have multiple elite prospects and Michigan State is actively involved with them.
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Football btn.com —  Michigan State is the defending Big Ten champ, coming off its first playoff appearance. This program is rolling. But, some big personnel issues are staring at Mark Dantonio as he begins his 10th season in East Lansing. And the 2016 schedule is filled with many challenges, including non-conference games at Notre Dame and vs. BYU.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State's game against Notre Dame on Saturday, Sept. 17 has been set for a 7:30 p.m. ET start in Notre Dame Stadium. The game will be televised nationally on NBC. The 2016 game marks the 78th meeting between Michigan State and Notre Dame and the first since 2013. The Irish lead the all-time series 48-28-1, including a 29-13 record in games played in Notre Dame. The Spartans have won 10 of the last 17 meetings in the series. Ten of the last 14 games in the series have been decided by seven points or less. This marks the first time MSU will play a night game in Notre Dame Stadium since 1987 (UND 31, MSU 8).
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Football goerie.com —  Delton Williams spoke to children at John F. Kennedy Center on Wednesday, standing in the same room where he once sat as a participant in the center's youth programs in the same Erie neighborhood where he grew up.
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