Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio indicated he plans on his football team returning for the start of spring drills March 24 almost at full strength, with the exception of reserve offensive lineman Zach Higgins and linebacker Jon Reschke.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State led the nation in rush defense, a testament to how Jones learned to call the defenses and filled the gaps himself. Reports from the East-West Shrine Game practices this week indicate he's done the same in St. Petersburg, Fla. The all-star game kicks off at 4 p.m. on Saturday from Tropicana Field (TV: NFL Network).
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Football detroitnews.com —  The recruiting contact period opened Thursday, but Michigan State got ahead of some of the schools headed in to see Farmington Hills Harrison junior defensive end Khalid Kareem and offered him a scholarship on Wednesday night. After adding offers from Michigan and Indiana on Thursday, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound Kareem now has 21 offers to his name, but sees the Spartans as an important one. "It's a really good offer," he said. "It's an in-state school I've watched growing up, so it's a great feeling and a blessing."
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Football detroitnews.com —  "We're just not that far away," coach Mark Dantonio said on the Big Ten Network on Monday. "A lot of teams are like that. If you look a little bit further into the future, you can dream big and great things can happen. That's where our football team is. I think we're in the conversation." Considering Michigan State is the only conference team to beat Ohio State the last three seasons and has dominated teams in its division, there is no question the Spartans are players in the Big Ten East — and the country.
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Football freep.com —  Kiper projects MSU cornerback Trae Waynes to go No. 16 overall, to the Houston Texans.
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Football mlive.com —  "This is a big opportunity for me, so I wanted to get on campus early,'' said Thompson, who finished his Detroit Martin Luther King High School classes with a 4.3 grade point average. "I moved in on Sunday, and we'll start workouts early (Thursday).''
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Football isportsweb.com —  Tom Izzo addressed the media on Wednesday with regards to how he feels this Michigan State Basketball team is coming along. Heading in to this weekends game against Maryland, Michigan State is 12-5 and fourth in the Big Ten. (3-1)
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Football freep.com —  This coming weekend Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio and his staff will host numerous recruits on official visits. Many of the recruits who will be on campus have already committed to the Spartans and this will be their opportunity to bond with their future teammates and build additional rapport with the coaching staff.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State is hosting some heavy hitters on official visits this weekend, including the player many consider the bell cow of the Spartans' Class of 2015, Larry "L.J." Scott. Scott, a 6-foot-2, 228-pound tailback, made a verbal commit to sign with the Spartans on July 10.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Hubbard (Ohio) four-star running back L.J. Scott, who has committed to Michigan State, is one of the nation's top 10 "instant-impact recruits," according to Tom Luginbill, senior national recruiting analyst for ESPN.com.
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Football msuspartans.com —  There was a heavy Spartan presence on ESPN throughout its coverage of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game from AT&T Stadium on Monday as Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio spent the day as a guest analyst for the network.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State offensive lineman Brian Allen and defensive lineman Malik McDowell have been named to the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team. The 11-2 Spartans, who rallied from a 20-point deficit for a 42-41 victory in the Cotton Bowl Classic, ranked No. 5 in the final Associated Press and USA TODAY/Amway Coaches Polls.
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Football freep.com —  MSU ended up No. 5 in both polls — tied with Florida State in the Associated Press voting — to give the program consecutive top-five finishes for the first time since 1965-66. To put that in perspective, Nebraska last scored consecutive AP top-five finishes in the 1990s, Penn State in the '80s and Michigan in the '40s.
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Football behindthesteelcurtain.com —  The Steelers signed safety Isaiah Lewis, an undrafted free agent in 2013, to their offseason roster Tuesday, a move only slightly trumped by the announcement of the hiring of Keith Butler as the team's defensive coordinator. But Lewis is capable of being the target of some high praise as well.
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State, which capped off an 11-2 season with a comeback win over Baylor in the 2015 Cotton Bowl, is ranked No. 5 in the final Associated Press and USA TODAY/Amway Coaches Polls.
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Football mlive.com —  Marcus Rush, Michigan State's all-time starts leader and one of the more prominent heroes of the Cotton Bowl, has been announced as a player in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl game.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Michigan State’s lone early enrollee in the 2015 class has arrived on campus, and both he and the Spartans are excited about the future. Detroit (Mich.) MLK linebacker Tyriq Thompson signed his Big Ten Tender in mid-October and moved to campus over the weekend, completing his first day of college classes on Monday.
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