Football landof10.com —  The 6-foot-5, 318-pound defensive line prospect and Michigan State commit told 247Sports.com that his academic ducks are in a row and, more specifically, that his last high-school class is slated for July 26: “I finished with one B and three A’s,” Jones said. “Those are what my final grades are projected to be. I’ll be done with everything next Thursday. I was supposed to take five classes, but I only ended up having to take four. I’ve submitted everything to the (NCAA) clearinghouse and it’s all taken care of.”
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Football cbssports.com —  McDowell is going to be the face of the Michigan State defenss, and he certainly has the talent and ability to become a household name in the college football world. Discuss »
Football espn.go.com —  Many of the questions Dantonio fields at the kickoff event don’t really change much from year to year. By now Dantonio should have largely silenced the doubters, but with such a decorated class of seniors having now departed on the heels of a conference title and appearance in the College Football Playoff, there will be a new twist on the discussion -- and a new test for Dantonio’s solid program.
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Football isportsweb.com —  The fall depth chart hasn’t come out yet, and with head coach Mark Dantonio not being a stranger to moving players around, things are definitely subject to change. It is no secret the secondary struggled in 2015. They allowed 233.9 yards per game through the air and ranked 76th in the country in that category.
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Football impact89fm.org —  MSU has landed in the top 10 in total defense and top 15 in total rush defense nationally in four of the past five years. The only season in that five year span where MSU finished outside of those areas: 2015.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Phil Steele knows college football, and in his official preview magazine he says the Michigan State Spartans are one of college football’s biggest potential surprises for 2016.
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Football isportsweb.com —  Mark Dantonio’s bunch should be favorites in nine of their games, but what about the others? They still pose a threat to a possible return appearance to the College Football Playoff. Which team on the schedule has the best chance to play the same role Nebraska played last season?
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Football mlive.com —  Denzel Valentine could have a long NBA career ahead of him, but for now, the former Spartan is officially an NBA Summer League hero. Valentine hit not one, but two, buzzer-beaters on Monday night to give the Chicago Bulls a Las Vegas Summer League championship. With an 84-82 overtime victory over Minnesota, the Bulls finished the summer league with a 7-0 record in Las Vegas.
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Football detroitnews.com —  The fifth-year senior tight end has played in 39 games (starting 15), catching 16 touchdown passes, the most of any tight end in Michigan State history. But while Price focuses on his final season, one he hopes leads to another Big Ten title and ultimately an NFL career, what happens on the football field is only a small part of his life.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Malik McDowell enters the 2016 season as one of the best defensive linemen in all of college football. So it was no surprise that McDowell was ranked this week by BTN's Tom Dienhart as the top D-lineman in the Big Ten. But he wasn't the only Spartan on Dienhart's list. Also making the cut was junior defensive end Demetrius Cooper, who will have a bigger role than ever for the Spartans after a solid sophomore season. Cooper came in at No. 8 and will have chance to prove he belongs to be higher this season.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State senior tight end Josiah Price has been nominated for two awards for his community service efforts coupled with his academic and athletic achievements. The senior was announced to the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List along with being nominated for the 2016 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.
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Football spartannation.com —  Hoyer, 31, will enter his eighth season in the NFL and his first with the Bears after signing a one-year deal this offseason. Despite starting at least one game over the last four seasons, including nine starts last year for the Houston Texans and 13 starts in 2014 for the Cleveland Browns, Hoyer will step into a new role as the backup quarterback to Jay Cutler in Chicago.
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Football landof10.com —  And that’s what’s strange. Dantonio has led a program to 11 or more wins in five out of the last six years, a Sabanesque run without the Finebaum death glare. And yet he risks being cast as the right man in the right place at the wrong time, a steak coach in a sizzle division.
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Football freep.com —  Haller played at MSU in 1988-91, was a two-time All-Big Ten honorable mention and was a 5th-round pick in 1992 NFL draft
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Football spartanavenue.com —  According to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports, Michigan State boasts the ninth-best secondary in college football. Ahead of Michigan State, according to Feldman is LSU, Washington, Alabama, Michigan, Florida, Florida State, Iowa and USC from one-to-nine, respectively.
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Football washingtonpost.com —  Kirk Cousins wasn’t an obvious Big Ten prospect in high school. He wasn’t especially big, wasn’t notably fast and didn’t have the sure-fire pedigree of a future star. So when his high school coach, Tim Lont, began talking with the quarterback about his future, Lont’s initial thoughts were modest. Maybe Cousins could go to nearby Division III Hope College, his coach’s alma mater. If that didn’t work out, there was Division II Grand Valley State. Or, if Cousins wanted to dream big, there were Mid-American Conference schools like Western Michigan and Central Michigan.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Michigan State receiver R.J. Shelton will be asked to do a little bit of everything for the Spartans this season. The senior might even be rewarded for it, as he was named to the preseason watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, which is given to the most versatile player in the country.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Award watch list season is wrapping up, but there’s one more Michigan State Spartans star who has been named a candidate for a postseason honor. Wide receiver R.J. Shelton is up for the Paul Hornung Award, given to the most versatile player in college football.
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Football freep.com —  Recruiting never stops and the Michigan State staff is already looking at players for the class of 2018, while trying to put the finishing touches on the class of 2017. The Spartans have already offered multiple players from Michigan and Ohio for the following year. Here are a few of the players the staff is already focused on.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Detroit Cass Tech offensive lineman Jordan Reid had offers from Michigan, Tennessee, Florida, Arizona State, Pittsburgh, Nebraska, West Virginia and more, but according to him, his decision to commit to Michigan State, which he announced last Saturday while in Oregon for The Opening Finals, was not a difficult one.
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