Men's Basketball mlive.com —  It's just the second time this season that Michigan State's opponent has had more fast-break points than the Spartans. Oklahoma and North Carolina both executed better in transition than Michigan State The Spartans are now 1-2 in games in which they have less fast-break points than their opponent.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  The statistics show Keith Appling only took two shots Sunday, and the one that wasn’t a layup, the senior guard admitted felt “weird.” After missing three games with a sore right wrist, Appling returned in Michigan State’s 60-51 loss to Nebraska and was forced to take a 3-pointer from the corner in the second half. It fell about 2 feet short of the rim.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  At some point soon the topic of NCAA seeding will come up and Tom Izzo will say what he always does – that he isn’t worried about it, that it really doesn’t matter, that he’s had 5 seeds make the Final Four and 1 seeds not make it. But the fact is, Izzo has had four No. 1 seeds, and three made the Final Four. The one that didn’t, the 2011-12 team, was not really top-seed-caliber after losing Branden Dawson to a knee injury. Factor in his No. 2 seed in 2009 and it’s four of five top-2 seeds that have reached the Final Four, to go with those No. 5 seeds in 2005 and 2010.
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Football spartannation.com —  The Michigan State coaching staff just finished bringing in one of the best recruiting classes in recent memory, and has already begun working to fill up the class of 2015 pool with promising prospects. Quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator Brad Salem played a big part in that.
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  Michigan State dropped to No. 13, while Michigan came in at No. 20. Michigan State is at No. 14 in the USA Today coaches poll, down four spots from last week. The Spartans and Wolverines are tied for first place in the Big Ten and meet at noon Sunday in Ann Arbor.
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Men's Soccer msuspartans.com —  Michigan State men’s soccer head coach Damon Rensing has announced the addition of Paul Gilbert to the staff as an volunteer assistant coach. Gilbert comes to Michigan State after serving as an assistant coach at Adrian College since March 2012. He will join the staff in assisting the Spartan goalkeepers.
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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman asks Coach Izzo about Being in the mix as the team comes down the stretch


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Men's Basketball freep.com —  For the first time today, Tom Izzo mentioned the possibility that Keith Appling's injured right wrist could jeopardize his regular season. Izzo said he might, at some point, have to consider "shutting him down" until the postseason if the wrist does not improve.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  “In evaluating everything I would say that it’s time for a sense of urgency more than it is a sense of panic — (I’m) very disappointed,” Izzo said. “We did not play with a sense of urgency from the opening tip, losing that, to the first play missing a three and letting them get going.”
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  The story of the season to date has, of course, been injuries. All but one of MSU's top seven players have missed at least two games due to injury or illness, combining for 27 missed games over the team's 26 games. I forget exactly where we are on the number of starting lineups Tom Izzo has used, but it's in the double digits.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "In evaluating everything, I would say that it's time for a sense of urgency, more than it is a sense of panic," Izzo said Monday. "After watching the film, I came up with two things that stood out incredibly well. We did not play with a sense of urgency from the opening tip, losing that. The first play, missing a three and letting them get going."
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Track & Field msuspartans.com —  Michigan State track & field’s Rachele Schulist and Tori Franklin were named Big Ten Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday, Feb. 17. Schulist was awarded Co-Track Athlete of the Week, while Franklin earned her second-straight Field Athlete of the Week recognition.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State basketball senior guard Keith Appling has been named a finalist for the 2014 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award, as announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday, Feb. 17. He is one of 23 final candidates up for the award that will be presented on Championship Monday as part of the NCAA Final Four weekend.
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Women's Golf msuspartans.com —  The weather conditions were perfect for golf on Monday at Lakewood Ranch for the Central District Invitational - and the results showed. Host Michigan State shot the lowest round in school history with a 10-under-par 278 in the second round and is currently in third place overall in the 14-team field with a 10-under 566 (288-278). Senior Allyssa Ferrell led the charge in the afternoon for MSU with a 5-under 67, matching the lowest individual round by a Spartan in the history of the program.
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Women's Basketball statenews.com —  With just four games remaining in the regular season, it’s unquestionably “crunch time” for the No. 23 women’s basketball team. But during her weekly press conference on Monday, head coach Suzy Merchant used a different term — “February fight.”
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  Gary Harris hasn’t been himself for the last six games. During that time, the sophomore guard has been in a slump, in which he’s scored in single digits against two of the top teams in the Big Ten. “I’m going to keep shooting regardless of it,” Harris said. “I’m not worried about it. You get in a little rhythm here. You just have a short memory and keep playing.”
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "The most important thing is that this is outside of the academic year, after finals are over," Hollis said Monday night on the Tom Izzo radio show. "It's a chance for student-athletes to be part of some of the special things that are in three of the biggest cities in the country. "Not only will they be playing basketball, but they'll be doing some cultural, educational things. And sharing a few meals together, one hosted by Magic Johnson."
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