Baseball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State designated hitter Zack McGuire has been named Big Ten Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon. The righty hit .500 with three doubles and five RBIs to go along with his first home run of the season in four games last week. McGuire led the Spartans to a 3-1 record, including a series win over No. 16 Michigan.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  It was a successful NFL Draft weekend for the Michigan State Spartans as the school's five draft picks tied for eighth-most nationally. While the slide of Connor Cook to the fourth round was disappointing, Jack Conklin was a top-10 pick and five draftees is definitely something to be proud of. In the Big Ten, only Ohio State had more selections.
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Football mlive.com —  Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey says Jack Conklin will begin his NFL career playing right tackle. "He's going to start out at right tackle, we know he's capable of starting at left as many games as he did, but he has some right tackle starts under his belt and we'll start the rotation that way," Mularkey said Monday on Nashville's 104.5 FM, The Zone.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Many NFL prospects get drafted later than expected every year. Connor Cook was among those who heard his named called a few rounds later than anticipated, but that's no excuse to attack his personality.
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Football thebiglead.com —  Cook turned out to be the most polarizing figure playing the most prominent position at the most important league’s made-for-television livestock auction. It was the conclusion of a seven-month-long silly season that turned serious. And you know what? He never stood a chance. He was a square peg being fed into a mighty machine that rounds off square edges until they fit into round holes.
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Baseball theonlycolors.com —  The team plays Nebraska Saturday, Sunday and Monday at McLane Stadium, with all three games beginning at 1:05 p.m. The weather's finally starting to warm up so I know you're looking for an excuse to get out of the house and don your spring MSU gear. Finals are also over for students.
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Football freep.com —  Lansing State Journal sports producer Dan Kilbridge, LSJ sports writer Chris Solari and LSJ columnist Graham Couch get right into the NFL Draft, discussing Connor Cook's shocking fall from potential first-round selection to fourth-round pick by the Oakland Raiders. They debate why it happened, where Cook goes from here, and also get into Aaron Burbridge's potential and other surprising Spartan snubs on draft weekend.




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Football freep.com —  Malik McDowell, it’s your turn to step under the microscope. The defensive tackle is considered by NFL Draft soothsayers to be the Spartans’ next first-round pick. Dane Brugler of CBSSports.com projects McDowell to go with the fifth pick to Tennessee. Jason McIntyre of TheBigLead.com tabs the 6-foot-6, 280-pound Detroit native going with the 12th pick to Atlanta. Charlie Campbell of WalterFootball.com sees McDowell as the No. 30 pick to Carolina.
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Women's Soccer detroitnews.com —  Sarah Kovan has some advice for anyone getting ready to head to college. And frankly, there might not be a better person to dole out such wisdom. As the Okemos native prepares to graduate from Michigan State with degrees in comparative cultures and politics, as well as human biology, she does so as a Rhodes Scholar, the 17th recipient from the university (first since Stephanie Palmer in 1997).
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Football mlive.com —  The Spartans fell outside the top 10 of another preseason football poll, and ESPN has declined to slot any of MSU's games in prime-time, to this point.
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Football chicagotribune.com —  A two-time All-American center and captain for the Big Ten champion Michigan State Spartans, Jack Allen had hoped to be selected in the NFL draft, which was held April 28-30 in Chicago. Despite not being among the 253 picks in the seven-round draft, Allen, a former Hinsdale Central offensive lineman, moved a step closer to realizing his childhood dream of making an NFL roster by signing a free-agent contract Saturday, April 30, with the New Orleans Saints.
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Misc. spartansportsnetwork.com —  A familiar face joins the Sideliners via the phone. Joe Rexrode joins to recap the NFL draft and share our thoughts on Cook/Conklin. Doug Kingsriter joined to discuss his career at Minnesota.
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Football mlive.com —  "I think that my feeling is that it needs to be a level playing field," Dantonio said on Sunday. "There's a lot of things that are positive about satellite camps. There's probably a couple negatives in there. So I think people are trying to make good decisions and try and get it so that everybody has equal opportunity and that it doesn't just go -- it just doesn't run wild."
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  When Terry Samuel looks in the mirror and sees more gray hair than he did when he arrived at Michigan State in 2011, he doesn’t really have to wonder why. Five years can do that, but it’s rather easy to pinpoint the root of the changes in his roots to the 2012 season that wore on him, wore on his players and wore on everyone affiliated with Michigan State. “A lot of my gray hair is because of it, no doubt,” he said.
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Men's Basketball si.com —  Golden State’s opening win over Portland in the second round had Draymond Green’s fingerprints all over it. The Warriors’ do-it-all All-Star played point forward on offense and locked down multiple positions on defense on his way to a triple-double in the 118-106 victory at Oracle on Sunday.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  The 2016 NFL Draft has come and gone. Unfortunately for several Michigan State Spartans, they did not hear their names called during the draft. The good news is by going undrafted, those guys are able to pick the team they sign with, which can often lead to them ending up in the best situation possible for their NFL futures.
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Football sportingnews.com —  Malik McDowell came to the realization after looking around during the first week of spring practice. Shilique Calhoun was nowhere to be heard. Fellow Detroit native Lawrence Thomas was gone. So was team leader Joel Heath. The Michigan State junior defensive tackle is the lone starter remaining from the front four that helped the Spartans advance to the College Football Playoff.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Some of the most notable Michigan State players from the last 20 years are taking another shot at winning a basketball tournament together. A group of Spartans alumni players have formed a team to play in The Basketball Tournament this summer, dubbed "Spartan Heroes".
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Misc. thegame730am.com —  There is now a great discussion, who was the better two sport superstar at MSU? Yesterday, on the Mad Dog Show that question came up. Who was the better two sport star? Was it Kirk Gibson, Brad Van Pelt or even possibly Andre Rison?
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