Football freep.com —  One of the top running back recruits in the Midwest for the class of 2017 will be Antjuan Simmons of Ann Arbor Pioneer High. The 6-foot-0, 205-pound prospect already has multiple offers on the table and the Michigan State coaching staff has been in frequent contact. I spoke with him about his recruitment.
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Football spartanavenue.com —  Plaxico Burress is one of the players who saw success under Saban while he was at Michigan State, playing wide receiver for the Spartans from 1998-99. After Saban was interviewed recently, saying that he thinks players are too concerned and get too caught up with NFL projections, Burress wasn’t afraid to speak his mind, via Twitter, about his former head coach.
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Football isportsweb.com —  Michigan State University’s 2015 football team is expected to do well on the field this fall. When a team is expected to do well on the field, its players usually do well on preseason “watch lists” — lists that are designed to draw attention to the award as the season approaches.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's football veterans returned to work in what's known as the "Bottom Line Program" in the Duffy Daugherty Football Building on Monday, while the incoming freshmen are in their second week of training. Ken Mannie, the longest-tenured head football strength and conditioning coach in the Big Ten, said there hasn't been a skip in attitude.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State defensive lineman Lawrence Thomas and linebacker Ed Davis have been added to the 2015 Bronko Nagurski watch list. Senior defensive end Shilique Calhoun was the only Spartans' player on the original watch list, but the Football Writers Association of America is proactive in making sure the most deserving players get the proper preseason recognition.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State senior linebacker Darien Harris was named to the Butkus Award watch list, and Jack Allen, Shilique Calhoun and Jack Conklin are among the 145 players listed on the Rotary Lombardi Award watch list.
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Football thesportsbank.net —  We could be re-hashing the era of “Big 2, Little 8″ in the Big Ten right now. Except this time, it’s a different school from the state of Great Lakes Splendor that is on par with Ohio State. Michigan State football has done much more than just arrived; it’s elite. The Buckeyes are still the class of the league, but the Spartans are the clear cut number two. So I guess you could call it “Big 2, Little 12.”
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Football soundcloud.com —  Michigan State strength and condition coach, Ken Mannie, joined Mike and Steve to discuss what is currently going on in the program to prepare the players for the upcoming season.



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Football freep.com —  Despite a challenging decision, we couldn't go wrong with "Captain Kirk" as our QB selection for the All-Dantonio team. As one of only two three-year captains in MSU history and the current all-time leader in most major quarterback statistical categories in school history, Cousins was too difficult to pass up as the choice here.
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Football mlive.com —  "I realized not making the Elite 11 made me hungrier, and I had both feet on the ground again,'' said deWeaver, who won MVP honors at Nike Elite 11 camps in metro Chicago and Los Angeles en route to being one of 18 quarterbacks selected to compete at Nike world headquarters last week.
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Football freep.com —  The big question is redshirt freshman punter Jake Hartbarger, taking over for Sadler. He has a big leg but what about touch and consistency? The Spartans still wouldn't trade Geiger for many kickers around the country, and the hope is that a fully healed hip equals a big junior season.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Mark Dantonio is on the Dodd Trophy preseason watch list for the nation's coach of the year. He joins a number of Spartans who have been named to watch lists this week, including Jack Allen, Shilique Calhoun, Jack Conklin, and Connor Cook.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State fifth-year senior center Jack Allen and junior offensive tackle Jack Conklin have been named to the 2015 Outland Trophy Watch List, according to an announcement made Friday, July 10 by the Football Writers Association of America. The Outland Trophy has been presented to college football’s most outstanding interior lineman since 1946. It marks the second-straight year the names of Allen and Conklin have appeared on the trophy’s preseason watch list.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State fifth-year senior defensive end Shilique Calhoun has been named to the 2015 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List, according to an announcement made Friday, July 10 by the Football Writers Association of America. The FWAA has presented a National Defensive Player of the Year Award since 1993 and in the name of Bronko Nagurski since 1995.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  This unit has major depth and talent that will challenge offenses such as Oregon, Ohio State, and Maryland. With a three-headed monster at linebacker positions, look forward to a fast and physical corps that will make it easier for the secondary and defensive line. Davis, Harris, and Bullough were involved a lot in Dantonio's success last season, and will continue to make an even bigger impact for the Spartans.
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Football freep.com —  One of the top offensive line recruits in the Big Ten region for the class of 2017 is Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway's Robert Hainsey. The 6-foot-5, 272-pound prospect is rated a four-star recruit and the No. 215 player overall in the Rivals.com rankings. Michigan State offered Hainsey last year and also holds scholarships from Penn State, Michigan, Tennessee, West Virginia along with a host of other BCS programs.
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Football spartanavenue.com —  Recently, Price was named to the John Mackey Award preseason watch list as one of the nation’s top tight ends. He was one of 15 underclassmen on the list and the junior has a good shot at winning it.
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Football freep.com —  Call it MSU's opportunity for its best offensive line since … before the Perles era, perhaps. Conklin is back and likely will face a decision after his junior season as a projected first-round left tackle. Allen is back for his fifth year. Travis Jackson is gone, but Brian Allen makes MSU more athletic at left guard. Donavon Clark and Kodi Kieler return on the right side.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State, coming off the program's first back-to-back top 5 finishes since 1965 and 1966, is 12th among the schools Bovada released odds for at 11-to-2.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State will be represented by three senior stars at the Big Ten Kickoff at Chicago on July 30-31 -- center Jack Allen, defensive end Shilique Calhoun and quarterback Connor Cook.
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