Football mlive.com —  For the second consecutive week Michigan State will be tangling with another unfamiliar foe, playing host to new Big Ten member Rutgers at noon on Saturday. It's the first time the No. 10-ranked Spartans (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) have tangled with the Scarlet Knights (6-4, 2-4) since 2004, when Rutgers handed Michigan State a 19-14 defeat to take a 3-2 lead in the all-time series.
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Football mlive.com —  For all the joy of bringing the crowd to its feet with his inspiring runs, and the adrenaline rush he has felt scoring each of his 33 career touchdowns, Michigan State tailback Jeremy Langford will most miss his teammates when his collegiate career comes to an end. "I'll miss the chemistry that we've built,'' said Langford, one of 10 senior starters who will be making their final home game appearance when Michigan State plays Rutgers at noon on Saturday. "We're all like brothers.''
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Football statenews.com —  With the Big Ten’s expansion east No. 10 MSU (8-2 overall, 5-1 Big Ten) is getting the opportunity to play against teams they haven’t seen in many years, and a chance for some recruits to play local teams that aren’t from the midwest. This week as MSU takes on Rutgers (6-4 overall, 2-4 Big Ten), junior defensive end Shilique Calhoun will get the chance to take on his hometown team. Calhoun is from Middletown, New Jersey, which is about 25 miles down the New Jersey Parkway from the Rutgers campus.
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Football mlive.com —  Big Ten 2013 Defensive Lineman of the Year Shilique Calhoun says he isn't looking past Rutgers, even though Saturday might represent his final game in Michigan State's Spartan Stadium. "Not at all, I don't want to take anything away from the seniors, it's not about me, it's not about if I'm coming, leaving or staying. It's about making a statement and sending the seniors out with another victory,'' said Calhoun, a fourth-year junior who some have projected as a first-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Looking back at last week's numbers, there would be little to complain about with the Michigan State offense. The Spartans gained 482 yards, including 242 on the ground in a 37-15 victory over Maryland. Jeremy Langford ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Connor Cook threw for 240 yards.
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Football freep.com —  Detroit King linebacker Tyriq Thompson, Chicago DePaul College Prep defensive lineman Raequan Williams, and Houston Nimitz High wide receiver Darrell Stewart will make official recruiting visits to Michigan State this weekend.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Each of Michigan State's 18 seniors began their collegiate football careers with a dream. On Saturday, in their last home game at Spartan Stadium, they will reconcile those dreams with reality.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Jeremy Langford is familiar with going strong until the end. The fifth-year senior running back has five touchdown runs of 25 or more yards in the fourth quarter the past two seasons.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Having already graduated with a degree in economics, and currently pursuing a graduate degree in kinesiology, fifth-year senior offensive lineman Connor Kruse is no stranger to hard work.
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Football spartannation.com —  Coming off their 37-15 win at Maryland, the Spartans return home for a Senior Day clash with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at high noon on the Big Ten Network.
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Football freep.com —  Of course, Michigan State's coaches are aware they have some players who might leave early for the NFL. The time continues to draw closer for redshirt juniors Shilique Calhoun, Connor Cook and Trae Waynes to decide whether or not to turn pro. And if they do and Saturday is their last time playing at Spartan Stadium, that's when MSU coaches will worry about replacing them.
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Football foxsports.com —  On Saturday, eighteen Michigan State Spartans will walk on the field at Spartan Stadium for the final time as college football players. MSU's game against Rutgers marks the last home game of the season, and the senior class will be recognized in a pregame ceremony for its contributions to the football program since stepping foot in East Lansing.
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Football freep.com —  Mark Dantonio is pulling in $5.6 million this year, making him the second-highest-paid college football coach in the country, according to a new database compiled by USA TODAY Sports. Dantonio trails only Alabama's Nick Saban, who is making $7.2 million in 2014. Dantonio's pay is inflated by a $2-million stay-bonus that kicked in when he remained on the job through Jan. 15, 2014. That bonus was put in place in 2011. Dantonio got a raise this summer, bumping his salary from just less than $2 million
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Football statenews.com —  Senior year is an emotional time for any college student, whether they are on the field or in the stands at Spartan Stadium during fall Saturdays. For running back Nick Hill, his time in college will culminate Saturday when No. 10 MSU (8-2 overall, 5-1 Big Ten) takes on Big Ten newcomer Rutgers (6-4 overall, 2-4 Big Ten) for senior day.
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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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