Football mlive.com —  Oregon is ranked No. 5 in the preseason coaches poll released last Thursday, and Michigan State is at No. 6. The Spartans opened as a 1-point favorite over the Ducks according to the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, a changeup from last year's game when Oregon was the favorite.
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Football statenews.com —  Connor Cook was ranked No. 2 best college football quarterback of 2015— second to Mississippi State's Dak Prescott — in a recent ranking on campusinsiders.com. The rankings were based on projections for the upcoming season and not professional potential, according to the article.
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Football isportsweb.com —  Matt Hoeppner, Ryan McCumber and Tyler Hayward present cases for the player with the most to prove. The Spartans are locked in at most positions, with solidified talent coming back predominately in the trenches. The skill positions and secondary still leave a little to be desired, at least on paper. Until the season rolls around, we won’t know for sure who has stepped up and maybe who has regressed. So they have decided to offer up a few players that need to take that next step in order to be a significant contributor to the Michigan State football team this season.
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Football mlive.com —  Le'Veon Bell, Kirk Cousins and Drew Stanton are just a few of the former Michigan State players in NFL training camps as the preseason hits full swing. Five of them are with the Houston Texans.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  What's next for a player who has won an NBA title in his third professional season and signed a new five-year, $82-million contract? The 2016 Olympic Games. "To support your country, to represent your country, that's amazing," Green said on Monday at his annual basketball camp at Cornerstone University. "I want to make that Olympic team, that's one of my goals. I'll do everything in my power to do it."
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Football isportsweb.com —  The isportsMSU team is putting together lists of the top five Michigan State football players in each position group. Only the college careers of these individuals are considered when ranking them, taking into consideration the era in which these athletes played. Take a look at the top offensive linemen to ever play in the Green and White.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio will visit the ESPN campus in Bristol, Connecticut, on Wednesday, Aug. 5 for a “Car Wash,” appearing across multiple network programs and platforms during a 5-hour period.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  After striking out on 5 star point guards Tyus Jones and Tyler Ulis, the MSU coaching staff lucked out finding Lourawls "Tum Tum" Nairn Jr. to become their first commit in the 2014 class. With the reputation of being a great leader and being possibly the fastest player in his class, he still came with a couple flaws;he stands just 5’ 11" or so and isn’t a shooter. Tum Tum started 17 games for the Spartans including finishing the season with 16 straight starts.
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Men's Basketball spartanavenue.com —  When Michigan State offered five-star point guard Paul Scruggs on May 8, the Spartans were hoping that one of the best point guards in the nation would help kickstart the 2017 class.
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Football freep.com —  Connor Cook had a different look in the early days. “You guys didn’t see the goofy, bigfoot guy I saw when I first came in,” fellow Michigan State fifth-year senior Shilique Calhoun said of Cook. “He’s adapted so much, man, and he’s grown up so much.” In fact, Cook looks back and still wonders what primary recruiter Pat Narduzzi and the rest of Mark Dantonio’s MSU staff saw when he was a “three-star” quarterback out of Walsh Jesuit High in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
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Football thecoverfour.com —  Heck Dorland of The Cover Four breaks down what states from which Spartan recruits are coming under Dantonio. In both graphical and table formats.
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Men's Soccer onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State men’s soccer is ranked ninth in National Soccer Coaches Association of America preseason top 25. The Spartans will face six teams ranked in the NSCAA preseason top 25 and three teams that are receiving votes.
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Football mlive.com —  "Smeegz" is beginning to look like he's winning his fight — and the team in his corner is still going strong. In a video posted to ESPN.com on Thursday, Michigan State University quarterback Connor Cook says he wears a bracelet that bears the nickname of Ryan "Smeegz" Smigiel, 22, a Bay County man who battled a brain tumor earlier this year.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Michigan State offensive lineman Zach Higgins has taken a medical disqualification and retired from football. Associate athletic director John Lewandowski confirmed the news Monday after Higgins, a would-be junior offensive lineman, did not appear on the 2015 roster at Big Ten media days in Chicago.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Aerial Powers was featured in the August 3 issue of Sports Illustrated in the weekly Faces in the Crowd segment. Powers led the United States to a gold medal in the World University Games in South Korea in July.
Powers led the team with 27 points, and she finished with nine rebounds. Powers also led the team in scoring for the tournament with 18.0 points per game on 51.4 percent shooting from the floor. She averaged 6.0 rebounds per game in six games.
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Football freep.com —  You can judge for yourself on this one, but a few seconds of Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio sound was enough to get me into a lively argument on the air Friday. My combatant was longtime friend and writer Steve Grinczel, who took the following quote from Dantonio as a hint that a position switch is in the offing for junior receiver R.J. Shelton.
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Football freep.com —  In a little more than a month, No. 6 Michigan State will welcome No. 5 Oregon for the first meeting of top-10 teams at Spartan Stadium since … No. 2 MSU and No. 1 Notre Dame tied, 10-10, in the 1966 “Game of the Century.” So that’s pretty big. But a month from Tuesday, the Spartans start their season at Western Michigan. And they swear that’s what’s dominating their thoughts.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Four Michigan State Spartans, led by offensive tackle Jack Conklin, are on the list of top 100 players for 2015, according to analysis by SportsOnEarth.com. Conklin, a junior from Plainwell, Michigan, is ranked the No. 29 player in the nation. Conklin, who was named second-team All-Big Ten by coaches and media last season, has allowed just 2.5 sacks in 27 games for the Spartans.
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Football thecoverfour.com —  It’s interesting to go back and look at the preseason depth charts of Dantonio’s MSU teams to watch a team slowly build up depth, and go through occasional sea-changes, over nine years.
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Football mlive.com —  "It's been a whirlwind," Green said Monday afternoon as the first day of camp wrapped up. "I've just been constantly on the go. You've got to do something over here, you've got to do something over there, while still working out and trying to get better and stay in shape and all that stuff. It's been a great time, I wouldn't change it for nothing in the world. It's been a dream come true."


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