Baseball msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State baseball team will travel to familiar territory this weekend as it returns to Greenville, S.C., for the seventh consecutive season. The Spartans will take on Harvard in the Greenville Drive First Pitch Invitational in a three-game series that will begin Saturday.
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Men's Tennis msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State men's tennis team (6-7, 0-1 Big Ten) concludes its non-conference portion of its schedule Saturday when it travels to Louisville, Ky., to take on the 32nd-ranked Louisville Cardinals. Play is set to begin at 12 p.m. at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
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Women's Tennis msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State women's tennis team (12-2, 0-0 Big Ten)opens up Big Ten conference play Sunday afternoon when it welcomes rival No. 13 Michigan (8-2, 0-0 Big Ten) to town. Play will begin at 2 p.m. inside the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility and admission is free.
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Track & Field msuspartans.com —  Antonio James broke his own school record and Keith Schneider set a new NCAA meet record on the first day of competition at the 2014 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships on the campus of University of New Mexico.
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Football freep.com —  Matt Cassel’s is the story to emulate — from college backup to NFL starter — but Andrew Maxwell has more than workouts and testimonials to present to pro scouts. “The good news is that I have 14 games on tape,” Maxwell, the former Michigan State quarterback and NFL hopeful, said Tuesday at MSU’s pro day. “So it’s not like this one workout or one workout some other time is all teams know about me or all teams have seen. I’ve got 14 games on tape, and I think it’s good tape.”
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  If he plays aggressively on both ends of the floor, the Spartans become a dangerous team. That was evident in Michigan State’s comfortable 67-51 blowout victory over Northwestern in the nightcap of the Big Ten tournament’s second day Friday.

Branden Dawson has what the Spartans' postseason needs
The text was just three words long. And all it said was all Michigan State wanted from Branden Dawson heading into the Big Ten tournament. "We need more." The Spartans got more.

X-factor Branden Dawson helps Michigan State cross off Northwestern Detroit News
The halftime buzzer sounded, and Tom Izzo had a television interview to do before heading to the locker room with his team doubling up a doubled-over Northwestern squad. But first Michigan State's coach had a message to deliver to one of his own, yelling to get the attention of Branden Dawson, who'd just settled for a jumper — and missed it — on the Spartans' final possession. Asked later what that message was, Dawson smiled and replied: "Attack."

After missing weeks of games, extra practice pays off for Michigan State's Branden Dawson Detroit Free Press
In only his fourth game since returning from the broken right hand, Dawson carried MSU with 16 points and nine rebounds, in the Spartans’ 67-51 Big Ten tournament quarterfinal win over Northwestern. “This is the best he’s played in a long, long time,” MSU coach Tom Izzo said. “If you look at defensively, we had him switching, we had him working on (Northwestern’s Drew) Crawford.”
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The Badgers and Spartans meet again Saturday in a Big Ten tournament semifinal, which will be televised on CBS. The tip is expected at roughly 4 p.m. The two teams were headed in very different directions the last time they met.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The team that played that day against MSU is not the team that will take on the Spartans in the most TV-friendly day of Big Ten semifinals possible. And that’s why Izzo answered this way Friday night, in an empty locker room, when it was mentioned that his team will take on the Badgers with a full roster.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  The Spartans seek vengeance for their loss to the Badgers this season, in a renewal of one of the Big Ten's fiercest rivalries.
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Women's Rowing msuspartans.com —  Michigan State started with a strong first session at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational on Saturday morning, recording four wins. The Spartans will race again on Saturday afternoon, beginning at 4:15 p.m. Follow @oakridgerowing for live updates throughout the day.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  The last time Michigan State won the Big Ten tournament, it took a semifinals victory over Wisconsin to get the job done. That came in 2012 when the Spartans knocked off the Badgers before beating Ohio State in the championship game. If they hope to win their fourth conference tournament title this season, it will take the same semifinals victory as Michigan State and Wisconsin meet at approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in the second semifinal.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  If Tom Izzo, history and the people in Las Vegas are right about this one, Michigan State and Wisconsin should be tied at 55 with a few seconds remaining this afternoon in the Big Ten tournament semifinal.
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Women's Basketball db.lsj.com —  Lexi Gussert couldn’t hold back the tears as she sat at the interview podium, and then again as she answered questions in a Breslin Center hallway. The Michigan State signee and the state’s Miss Basketball’s dream of helping the Crystal Falls Forest Park girls basketball team return home to the Upper Peninsula with a state title had just been crushed less than 30 minutes earlier.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Izzo had a resting rate of 14 breaths a minute and 68 heartbeats per minute before the game. But nine minutes into the game against Illinois, with Michigan State trailing by 12 points, Izzo was taking 30 breaths per minute and registered 120 heartbeats per minute.
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