Football detroitnews.com —  Dennard is ranked the second-best corner available behind Justin Gilbert of Oklahoma State. Bullough is ranked the fifth-best linebacker.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Camera crews for the popular Big Ten Network show “The Journey” have been seen around Breslin Center this week, mostly following around MSU sophomore guard Denzel Valentine. Part of the show’s new episode Sunday — it airs right after the completion of MSU’s 3 p.m. home game against Nebraska — will focus on Valentine and his family.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State wrestling team will finish its home season Friday with Senior Day against Olivet College at noon in Jenison Field House.
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Track & Field msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State track and field team will travel to Geneva, Ohio, for the SPIRE Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15. The meet is held at the site of the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships, where the Spartans will be competing against conference foes in two short weeks. Members of the team will also be making another trip to Allendale, Mich., for the GVSU Big Meet scheduled for this weekend.
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Ice Hockey theonlycolors.com —  This weekend the Michigan State Spartan hockey team will play at Penn State for the first time in program history. On the season the Spartans are winless in road games, with a record of 0-7-2. After being non competitive in the five losses in 2013 the Spartans have played much better in their 2014 road series, earning shootout victories over B1G leader Minnesota and Ohio State since the calendar turned over.
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Men's Basketball btn.com —  When it comes to college and pro success among recent Big Ten basketball players, it doesn’t get much better than Morris Peterson. Not only did the ex-Michigan State star claim Big Ten Player of the Year and All-America honors en route to the Spartans’ 2000 NCAA title, the Big Ten’s last crown, he enjoyed a successful 11-year NBA career.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  No. 9 MSU (21-4, 10-2 Big Ten) got eight points or more from six different players, shooting 53.3 % from the floor with just seven turnovers to move back into a tie with Michigan atop the league standings.

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Spartans smack Northwestern, gain another first-place tie with Michigan Detroit News
Northwestern came to the Breslin Center on Thursday and many expected a low-scoring slugfest between the Wildcats and No. 9 Michigan State. The Spartans, however, did little to oblige as Adreian Payne scored 20 points and Denzel Valentine added 16 to lead Michigan State to an 85-70 victory.

Michigan State dominates Northwestern 85-70 MLive
Payne's 20 points and 14 rebounds -- his fifth double-double this season and the 15th of his career -- led the No. 9 Spartans (21-4, 10-2) to an 85-70 win over Northwestern (12-13, 5-7). Payne brought a battalion of double-digit scorers with him Thursday night. In addition to Payne, Denzel Valentine, Gary Harris and Travis Trice all finished with double-digit points.

No. 9 MSU beats Northwestern by 15 State News
Adreian Payne dominated as the No. 9 MSU men’s basketball team (21-4 overall, 10-2 Big Ten) put on a three-pointing shooting clinic in an 85-70 win against Northwestern (12-13, 5-7 Big Ten) Thursday night. Payne scored his first double-double since returning from a foot injury with 20 points and 14 rebounds.

No. 9 Michigan State Beats Northwestern, 85-70 MSUSpartans.com
Adreian Payne had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 9 Michigan State cruised past Northwestern 85-70 on Thursday night to stay tied atop the Big Ten.

Michigan State 85, Northwestern 70 - Payne and Gain The Only Colors
Another game without Keith Appling and Branden Dawson was no problem for the Spartans, as the offense was in top form in a victory over the Wildcats.

How Michigan State won Thursday night Detroit Free Press
Adreian Payne continued his impressive return from injury with 20 points and 14 rebounds — giving him 56 points in three games since missing seven with a sprained right foot. Denzel Valentine scored a career-high 16 points, and the Spartans were 11-for-21 from three-point range.

MSU Basketball rolls over Northwestern Wildcats iSportsWeb
It was an all-around total team effort for the No. 9 Michigan State Spartans (21-4, 10-2 Big Ten), who after a heart-breaking loss to Wisconsin last Sunday, rebounded nicely with a 85-70 home victory over the Northwestern Wildcats (12-13, 5-7).
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  From the looks of it, this year could very well be covered in banners and cut down nets for the Spartans. But lately, with Travis Trice and Denzel Valentine running MSU’s back court, you almost can’t help to look into the future of the 2014-15 season.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  “When healthy, I truly believe they’re the best team in the country, I really do,” Northwestern coach Chris Collins said after watching the ninth-ranked Spartans put together their best offensive performance of the Big Ten season. “They’re loaded.”
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Adreian Payne and Matt Costello moved in concert Thursday night, as if they'd been at this forever. Of the many moments of scary potential this Michigan State team has shown over the last three months, this might be the scariest, the most promising. This was only their second start alongside each other as power forward and center since November — before mononucleosis zapped Costello's energy and planter fasciitis took away Payne's bounce.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  For two weeks, Tom Izzo warned everyone that Adreian Payne's transition back into basketball would not be a smooth one. After his senior forward spent a month on the sidelines due to a sprained foot, Izzo's crystal ball showed him foggy flashes of rotation madness and conditioning disasters. The crystal ball had it wrong -- except the part about rotation madness.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Chris Collins called him the best big man his team has seen all season and Tom Izzo called him a “monster” and Adreian’s Payne’s post-injury numbers say this – three games, 56 points, 21 rebounds, 20-for-36 shooting, 4-for-8 from three in 83 minutes.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State football has its eyes on one of the top running backs of the 2015 recruiting class: Darrin Hall of Austintown Fitch High School in Ohio. The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder already has an offer from MSU and several other programs. MSU will lose running backs Jeremy Langford and Nick Hill to graduation after the 2014 season, so they’re looking to restock.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Gary Harris had a plan for making sure his Madison misfortune did not repeat itself. Rather than continuing to loft the same long-range jumpers that led to a 3-for-20 shooting performance in the Spartans' loss to Wisconsin this past Sunday, Harris devised a plan to start simple and go from there during Thursday's win over Northwestern.
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  Duncan Keith of Canada and Ryan Miller of the USA were both victorious on Thursday in their respective opening games at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Both Spartans are playing in their second consecutive Olympic Games.
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