Football espn.go.com —  The three most important games for the Spartans appear to be Oregon, Michigan and Ohio State -- but all of those games are at least a month apart from one another. So, by default, the key stretch has to fall on the part of the slate that includes the Buckeyes. After all, for the past two seasons, the winner of the Big Ten has come down to MSU and OSU. And that trend could continue.
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Football profootballtalk.nbcsports.com —  They’ve tried to make it clear this offseason in Washington that Robert Griffin III is the starting quarterback. But Kirk Cousins is doing everything in his power to make it more complicated, even though he’s now competing for the backup job.
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Football mlive.com —  Kaleel Gaines is 1,200 miles away from East Lansing and two months removed from the start of Michigan State's fall training camp. But in his mind, the battle for playing time at cornerback has already started.
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Football shanahan.report —  Consider that Michigan State’s resurgence under Dantonio coincides with three Hall-of-Fame elections in rapid fire – Washington in 2011, Snow in 2013 and now Jones. All three were long overdue.
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Football spreaker.com —  Jack, Graham Couch and Doug Warren chat with legendary Michigan State running back, Blake Ezor, who is living a happy, healthy life these days back in his hometown of Las Vegas.


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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State 2016 quarterback commit Messiah deWeaver isn't just boosting the Spartans' recruiting rankings by helping add members to his class. He's climbing up the player rankings himself. deWeaver jumped up 34 spots in the latest Rivals.com recruiting rankings, released on Monday. He is now ranked among the top 200 players in the country at No. 198 by the scouting service.
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Football freep.com —  Before entering an NFL draft that he just hoped would include him in some way, Michigan State receiving star Tony Lippett said of his future position: "I'd love to play wide receiver, but cornerback is a challenge I'd like to have, too." The Miami Dolphins made that decision for him by declaring him a corner after picking him in the fifth round, and Lippett is making the Dolphins look smart early. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel declared Lippett "the hero" of Monday's organized team activities, after he made "spectacular catches" on three red-zone interceptions.
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Football mlive.com —  Add a new name to the list of former Michigan State players looking for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Former Spartans kicker Morten Andersen joins Kirk Gibson and Lorenzo White on the 2016 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Former Spartans coach Darryl Rogers is also on the ballot. This marks Andersen's first year on the ballot, while Gibson, White and Rogers have all appeared on the ballot in previous years.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's football past will embrace the program's future when former Spartans who are now in the NFL return to serve as counselors for a June 13 camp. Curtis Blackwell, MSU's director of college advancement and performance, said the close relationship Mark Dantonio and his staff have with the former players led to them coming back for a ground-breaking event of sorts. The event should only increase the program's momentum, Blackwell said.


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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Tony Lippett never had an interception in the seven games he started at cornerback in his career at Michigan State. He had three in a single practice with the Miami Dolphins on Monday, drawing plenty of praise.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's offensive line anchors a deep group of Spartans to earn a prestigious preseason honor. Five Michigan State players earned preseason All-American honors from Phil Steele on Monday. That list included four on the second team: center Jack Allen, left tackle Jack Conklin, defensive end Shilique Calhoun and long snapper Taybor Pepper. Quarterback Connor Cook also earned fourth-team All-America honors.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Michigan State has been hot on the recruiting trail in the past two months -- one the hottest in the nation. Five commits in late April were followed with six more in May as the class rocketed to the No. 10 spot nationally. Now, Mark Dantonio and Co. are hoping to kick off June with a big first stretch before camp season kicks off in East Lansing. And it all could come on the defensive line.
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Football mlive.com —  For all of the accolades and lofty expectations at Michigan State, all it takes is three words to humble the Spartans' football program and get them fired up for the start of summer workouts next Monday. "Oregon" and "Ohio State." The two teams that played for the 2014 national championship are the same two teams that blemished Michigan State's season, leaving the Spartans with plenty of motivation to improve.
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Football mlive.com —  Justin Layne, the highest-rated player to commit to Michigan State's 2016 football recruiting class to date, continues to rank among the most humble. Layne, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound receiver out of Cleveland, Ohio, said he just wants to play his role and contribute to winning football games once he arrives to the Spartans.
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Football freep.com —  As Brian Hoyer settles into his battle with Ryan Mallett for the Houston Texans' starting quarterback job — a Michigan State-Michigan showdown, though Mallett spent most of his career at Arkansas — he has some familiar targets around to help. Keshawn Martin was a freshman at MSU when Hoyer was a senior in 2008. And though Hoyer and Keith Mumphery didn't cross paths in East Lansing — Mumphery arrived in 2010 — Hoyer told reporters that he was impressed by Mumphery in OTAs this week.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Mark Dantonio continues to earn high praise nationally, again being ranked as one of the top college football coaches. About a week after being ranked No. 3 by the Sporting News, Dantonio again was slotted No. 3 by Fox Sports. SEC pundit Clay Travis, author of the blog Outkick The Coverage, ranked Dantonio behind Ohio State's Urban Meyer and Alabama's Nick Saban -- the same order the Sporting News ranked the trio.
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Football freep.com —  Four Pittsburgh Steelers running backs have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. And then there is Le'Veon Bell. One of those Hall of Famers thinks that the Michigan State alumnus could be the best of them all. "I think if he continues on his course, I think he can be one of the best that ever put on a uniform — not just a Steelers uniform, one of the best running backs ever," said Jerome Bettis, the most recent Steelers back voted into the Hall of Fame, into which he will be inducted Aug. 8.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State football fans will have some rare insight into several of the Spartans' former players via the Houston Texans having been selected for HBO's 'Hard Knocks" series. Michigan State has more of its former players on Houston's roster than any other NFL team, with quarterback Brian Hoyer, linebacker Max Bullough, receivers Keshawn Martin and Keith Mumphery and safety Kurtis Drummond. Discuss »