Football impact89fm.org —  These types of games separate good teams from great teams because they serve as helpful indicators on how resilient the favorites are. The biggest takeaway from these unexpected trap games is to never underestimate your opponent.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  To anybody else, Steve Juday was probably a no-brainer to one day be enshrined in the Michigan State Athletics Hall of Fame. But the man who once quarterbacked the Spartans to the 1965 National Championship and finished his career as the record holder -- at the time -- in pretty much every relevant passing category couldn't believe it himself.
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Football espn.com —  Malik McDowell's teammates at Michigan State are still marveling at his size heading into his third season in East Lansing. "It’s almost like, 'How are you that big?'" wide receiver R.J. Shelton said about his 6-foot-6, 276-pound teammate. "He’s a gifted player."
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State, which won the 2015 Big Ten Championship and reached the College Football Playoff last season, enters the 10th season of the head coach Mark Dantonio era in 2016 ranked No. 11 in the Preseason Amway Coaches Poll, released on Thursday. The Spartans closed last season with a 12-2 record and finished ranked among the nation’s top 10 for the third year in a row in 2015 (No. 3 in 2013, No. 5 in 2014, No. 6 in 2015).
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State, which finished the 2015 season with the second-most wins in school history (12-2 record), won the Big Ten Championship for the second time in three years and reached the College Football Playoff, enters its 10th season under head coach Mark Dantonio in 2016.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  After losing the winningest quarterback in school history, two All-American offensive linemen and the two leading receivers from 2015, it's natural for there to be concern about the Michigan State Spartans offense. However, as head coach Mark Dantonio put it last week at Big Ten Media Day, the room is not barren at Michigan State.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  Kithier is a 6-foot-8, 225-pound three-star forward who ranks 123rd in the 247Sports Composite rankings. He's the No. 29 power forward in the country and the fourth overall player in the state of Michigan.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Go back a couple months and the Draymond Green story is one of inspiration, of a four-year college player and second-round NBA pick with a championship ring, All-Star appearance, enormous contract and community-service award to his name. Throw in some groin shots (actual and pictorial) and a late-night scuffle and the story changes. Of course, the guy living that story can always think back to five years ago when NBA success and a spot in the Olympics would have been laughable suggestions.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Michigan State is no different, and the Spartans have some mighty big shoes to fill this season. But the great thing about college football is that there are always new players stepping up and making a name for themselves. With that in mind, we take a look at five Spartans on the offensive side of the ball who could go from lesser-known players to major contributors in 2016.
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Football detroitnews.com —  While much of the focus on Michigan State’s offense this season will fall on the quarterback position, it’s hardly the only spot the Spartans will be wondering about heading into preseason camp. Michigan State must replace three starters on its offensive line, two of whom were All-Americans. Left tackle Jack Conklin was a first-round pick of the Tennessee Titans while guard Donavon Clark was taken late by the San Diego Chargers and center Jack Allen signed with the New Orleans Saints.
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Football detroitnews.com —  In a group of defensive backs that had many future college players at Sound Mind Sound Body in Detroit, Westerville (Ohio) South’s Dominique Long was among those who could immediately be separated from the pack based on the famous “eyeball test.” A 6-foot-1, 190-pound specimen who looks more like a college junior than a rising high school senior, Long competed, jumped in front of passes, knocked down many of them, and ended the day as one of the top defensive backs in attendance.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  The Michigan State Spartans landed at No. 11 in the 2016 Amway Preseason Coaches Poll. If history is any indication, though, the Spartans will finish the year higher than that. Since head coach Mark Dantonio arrived in 2007, Michigan State has finished worse in the Coaches Poll than where it started just once.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  By now, Miles Bridges has figured out that he’s a big draw at Lansing’s Moneyball Pro-Am summer basketball league. The packed bleachers every Tuesday and Thursday at Aim High in Dimondale, the trail of kids following him off the court for autographs (sometimes at halftime) — there are obvious signs of Bridges’ sizable celebrity around these parts. “After the games, I realize it,” the heralded MSU freshman said Tuesday.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Often entangled in transfer rumors the last two years in East Lansing, Ellis paid close attention to teammates Denzel Valentine, Matt Costello and Bryn Forbes at the mid-season mark of 2015-16. He saw seniors trying to pull and tug the remaining branches of their legacies. As those on the outside wondered if Ellis would leave, he used the fading days of Valentine, Costello and Forbes as motivation to sit firm and change his own story.
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Football mlive.com —  Malik McDowell said this spring he thinks he's the best defensive lineman in the country. The people who hand out college football's preseason honors seem to agree with him. McDowell has been named a first-team All-American by every major preseason publication, most recently by Sports Illustrated this week. He was named to watch lists to be the best defensive player and best interior lineman in college football.
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Football isportsweb.com —  Right now, Dantonio is starting with three running backs fighting for the starting job for the Spartans. Each player has a legitimate case for the number one spot, but as Dave Warner said earlier this year, one of them may end up being left out as he wants a go-to guy. We take our best guess on who the starter will be and which guy draws the short straw.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Barring some set of extraordinary circumstances, Brian Lewerke won't be Michigan State's starting quarterback when the Spartans open the season in a little less than a month against Furman. He might play in that game, especially if the score gets out of hand, and see some snaps in a handful of others, but mostly Lewerke will in all likelihood spend his redshirt freshman season on the sideline wearing a headset instead of a helmet.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  The Michigan State Spartans have been working to get ready for 2016 for a while, but preparation for the new season officially begins with the start of fall camp this weekend. For many, it's time to get back to work and build off what they've already accomplished in East Lansing. For others, it's the beginning of what they hope will be successful careers with the Spartans.
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Women's Rowing statenews.com —  Former MSU rower Emily Regan will be competing for Team USA in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Regan was at a team meeting in the Princeton University boathouse when she heard she was going to compete in the Olympic Games.“It was a great feeling,” Regan said. “There’s so much work that goes into making the team over your career. So making the team is so exciting and lifts a huge weight off of your shoulders.”
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