Football mlive.com —  Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio will be on display at the Big Ten media days today (at approximately 12:30 p.m.) and Tuesday before heading to Bristol, Conn., to appear on ESPN's "car wash" of programming on Wednesday.
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Football freep.com —  Mark Dantonio has built up the Spartan football program to the point where it’s impossible to call Michigan State anything other than a football school. In just seven years as head coach Dantonio already has the fourth most wins in school history (64), and the Spartans 42 wins since 2010 are the most in the B1G and ninth most in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision over that stretch.
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Football freep.com —  With Geiger back and Sadler entering his senior season, MSU might have the best combination of specialists in college football. The return men should be solid or better, and there is young talent to push at those spots and keep the coverage units strong. Mark Dantonio has had excellent special teams for most of his tenure, and this could be among the best.
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Football msuspartans.com —  The annual Big Ten Football Media Days will be held this Monday and Tuesday (July 28-29) at the Hilton Chicago. Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio's press conference on Monday is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET and will be available live on BTN, BTN2Go and SpartanSportsNetwork.com.
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Football db.lsj.com —  If MSU treats its opener as a party, a last celebration and first get-together with its fans since the Rose Bowl, it could be in for an awakening. Jacksonville State isn’t the ideal opening opponent. Its brand comes with zero cachet, an FCS logo across its chest. But the Gamecocks are the equivalent of the most dangerous kind of FBS mid-major — experienced and offensive minded.
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Football foxsports.com —  "Their burning desire to get better," Cook said. "I feel like everyone on our whole football team is just striving for greatness every day. You know for all the things we've accomplished, guys are more hungry. And that starts with the older guys, and the younger guys are following their lead."
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Football mlive.com —  Florida high school star Kaleel Gaines, one of the most highly recruited players in the Sunshine State, told MLive.com on Sunday that he has narrowed his list of schools to three and he plans to announce his decision the first week of August. "It's Michigan State, Auburn and Alabama,'' said Gaines, who hails from Frostproof, Fla. "I'll probably just call the coaches then and let them know I have committed.''
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Football freep.com —  Considering Waynes' NFL-caliber ability, Dennard's replacement will probably see a lot of action this season. The safety spot is less of a concern with Williamson poised to take over for Lewis and Cox pushing.
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Football detroitnews.com —  It took the Michigan State offense a few weeks to get going last season, but once it did, it led the Spartans to a Big Ten championship and a victory in the Rose Bowl. Most of that core is back for 2014.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State's defense has been among the best in the nation for three years running and the Spartans will expect no less in 2014. Still, six starters are gone, so some guys will have to step up.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State football is riding a wave of momentum, but with a more difficult schedule and six departed starters on defense the Spartans will need it.
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Football mlive.com —  It's that time of year again, time to dive headfirst into Michigan State football coverage and search under every stone for hints and clues as to how the Spartans might be shake out in 2014. As previously noted, there are plenty of questions to be answered.
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Football freep.com —  MSU’s linebackers in 2014 are what its quarterbacks and running backs were in 2013 — the biggest question marks on the team. There’s much less uncertainty in this case, though, with Jones, Harris and Davis returning. The main question is whether Jones can handle the move to the middle and give MSU some of what Bullough did in three seasons of running the defense.
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Football mlive.com —  Add another jewel to Shilque Calhoun's crown of preseason honors and recognition lists. Calhoun, a junior defensive end in the Michigan State football program, was chosen as the preseason defensive player of the year by a panel of 29 select Big Ten football writers.
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Football mlive.com —  Ohio State is the majority pick to win the Big Ten football championship from a select panel of 29 Big Ten writers who took part in the Cleveland.com preseason Big Ten survey this week. The Buckeyes garnered 23 first-place votes in the East Division, while the Spartans took in 10 (there are more than 29 because of projected ties for the division crown).
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