Men's Basketball freep.com —  Honoring the armed forces is personal for the Michigan State basketball program, and it has become tradition. The tradition will continue with an event to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor. MSU will be part of a doubleheader Nov. 11, 2016 -- Veterans Day -- in a hangar on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, MSU athletic director Mark Hollis confirmed. MSU will take on Arizona, and Indiana will play Kansas in the fifth annual Armed Forces Classic, close to the 75th anniversary of Japan's Dec. 7, 1941 attack on the base.
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Football mlive.com —  It's possible the front four is wearing down, as in both games against quality no-huddle teams (Ohio State and Oregon) MSU's defensive line play has suffered in the second half. The Spartans have not established a deep rotation, and there have been times the defensive linemen have appeared tired and slow after playing multiple consecutive snaps.
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Football statenews.com —  The MSU student section has been under fire this season for poor attendance at home football games, and athletic director Mark Hollis is searching for a solution. Before Saturday’s game against Ohio State, Hollis told ABC 57 that he is looking into the possibility of heating the student section at Spartan Stadium. Hollis previously displayed disappointment in the student section after fans had emptied the section by the end of the Nebraska game.
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Ice Hockey uscho.com —  For Michigan State, the slow path to rebuilding is no accident. “It’s a calculated plan,” said assistant coach Tom Newton, now in his 25th year with the Spartans. “If you want to have a good team, you can take some shortcuts and you can have a good team for a year or two and be back at the bottom of the barrel,” said Newton. “Tom [Anastos] wanted to build a program. The type of player and student-athlete he wanted to bring in, he went out and found them.”
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Football mlive.com —  Justice Alexander saved his biggest game of the year for his team's playoff opener. The 6-foot-6, 236-pound three-star defensive end from Ohio recorded three sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 total tackles in his Nordonia team's 58-26 win over Fremont Ross. The Knights are now 11-0 in the year and into the second round of the playoffs.
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Football statenews.com —  The loss to No. 8 Ohio State has put to bed any hope of playing in the College Football Playoff for No. 12 MSU , but that doesn’t mean the Spartans won’t have a nice trip for a bowl game this postseason.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo likes to tell his Michigan State players that they live in Disneyland, playing basketball games in front of thousands of fans and an enjoying the benefits of college life. This week, he'll once again take them out of that environment when the Spartans open their season Friday with a game at Navy (9 p.m., CBS Sports Network).
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  The Memphis Grizzlies have an NBA-best 7-1 record. Zach Randolph has been a big reason behind the strong start. The former Michigan State star has double-doubles in six of eight games this season for Memphis, which lone loss was a 93-92 setback to the Bucks on Saturday. The 31-year old Randolph has scored in double figures in all eight games and is shooting 49.5 percent from the floor in the season's early stages.
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Misc. detroitsports1051.com —  Ryan and Rico were joined by our Michigan State Insider Matt Charboneau to talk MSU basketball and football. MSU lost last night to Duke, how dissapointing was the loss? The football team is ranked 11 after the playoff ranking came out last night, has State lost their fire after their loss to Ohio State.

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Swimming & Diving statenews.com —  The swimming and diving team will head to Evanston, Illinois this weekend to compete in the Northwestern Invitational — their biggest meet of the fall semester. After falling to Notre Dame last weekend, the boys are looking to regain their confidence against the other four teams competing.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State commit Khari Willis of Jackson Lumen Christi finished his standout high school career with 412 rushing yards in his team's 27-26 regional final loss to Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central. Willis's performance came on 50 carries with two touchdowns and shattered the school record he previously held.
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Field Hockey statenews.com —  When senior forward Abby Barker arrived on campus in the fall of 2011, she already had plenty of accolades from her high school playing days. Between a state championship, a two-time All-Ohio honoree, and a spot in the Junior Olympics and Junior Women’s National Championship, there wasn’t much Barker missed out on.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  The year was 1950, and it was the second game of Michigan State's season. The Spartans were coming off a 14-7 win against #3 Michigan in the first game, vaulting MSU from #19 to #2 in the polls. Then came Maryland.
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Football msuspartans.com —  The Spartan defense reaffirmed long-held beliefs about itself by throttling Maryland in Saturday's record-smashing 37-15 victory. Unlike the previous nine games, in which MSU's explosive offense set the tone, the defense dictated the terms this time.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Aerial Powers had 20 points with 15 rebounds and No. 14 Michigan State held off Eastern Michigan for a season-opening 69-61 victory on Sunday.


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Football freep.com —  You've got gritty walk-ons who turned themselves into starters (Connor Kruse, Andrew Gleichert). You've got gritty scholarship players who turned themselves into standouts after position switches (Tony Lippett, Jeremy Langford). You've got one of the top students in the sport (Mike Sadler) and a last-minute career revival story (Mylan Hicks), and several longtime contributors who have been important members of the team and locker room (Kurtis Drummond, Marcus Rush, Keith Mumphery, Travis Jackson, Taiwan Jones).
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Football statenews.com —  With the final whistle Saturday in College Park, Maryland, it was officially time for MSU’s seniors to focus on one final game at Spartan Stadium. This week’s matchup on Saturday will mark the final home game of the season, and for 17 seniors, their final time playing in front of a home Spartan crowd. For four particular Spartans, this game will serve as one of the final chapters in prestigious careers that saw a Big Ten and Rose Bowl championship.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Maryland came into this game averaging more than 30 points and 350 yards of total offense per game, and were pretty much completely shut down by the MSU defense.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Navy's recent history suggests the Midshipmen will need to play well above the norm to beat Michigan State Friday night — Ed DeChellis' team is coming off a 9-21 season and has won 20 games in his three seasons. But then, MSU also has recent history to overcome. The Spartans have had their share of November disappointments over the years, including the last two times they opened the season in an event to honor the armed services.
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