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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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  Compared to the rest of the team, the scout team members don’t turn the most heads while walking on campus, but Colby Wollenman is just happy to be where he is. “I’m lucky to be in the spot that I am,” he said. “I feel blessed.”
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding the Michigan State basketball team is that it doesn't like to play up-tempo. Plodding, 50-point Big Ten games are often cited as evidence, but that's simply not Michigan State's style. Coach Tom Izzo wants to run, and in Thursday's second round of the NCAA Tournament, he might have found a willing partner.
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Ice Hockey spartansportsnetwork.com —  Scott, Woody, And Coach Recap The Wisconsin Series, And Preview The Big Ten Tournament. Guests Include Seniors Greg Wolfe, Jake Chelios, And Lee Reimer. Also Tom's Wife Lisa Anastos Stops By For Give And Take.
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Men's Basketball db.lsj.com —  Muskegon is headed to the Breslin Center and Michigan State 2015 recruit Deyonta Davis is a large reason why. Davis, who verbally committed to MSU in December, did as he’s done all season Tuesday night in leading Muskegon to a dominating 73-57 victory over Ann Arbor Skyline in a Class A quarterfinal at Lansing Eastern.
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