Football nfl.com —  Consistently one of the toughest Big Ten programs under his watch, Dantonio has been the steady hand that has raised the Spartans' profile to Big Ten and Rose Bowl champions. He won't win any awards on signing day, but he knows how to develop talent and field a top-notch defense.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State safety Kurtis Drummond has been named to the Sporting News preseason All-American first team. Three other Spartans were recognized with preseason All-American honors: defensive end Shilique Calhoun (second team), running back Jeremy Langford (third team) and offensive lineman Jack Allen (third team).
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Football spartannation.com —  Mark Dantonio has made a living on finding hidden gems on the recruiting trail. The veteran head coach has repeatedly transformed little-known recruits into stars during his eight-year tenure at Michigan State. Justice Alexander is the latest to be discovered by Dantonio. The Macedonia, Ohio native is a promising, raw recruit with outstanding quickness and speed for a 6’6 defensive end. A well-rounded young man with a passion for the classroom and the community, Alexander has the potential to be a true Spartan.

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Football mlive.com —  Mike Sadler was a surprise omission from the final list of candidates for the 2013 Ray Guy Award for the top punter in the nation. According to one publication, he now enters his senior season as a frontrunner for the award. Sadler was named first-team preseason All-American by Athlon Monday, the only Spartan to make the first team and one of only three Big Ten players to do so.
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Football freep.com —  When Justice Alexander's parents named him, he said they wanted a name 'that you can't really tag anything to' - one that would result in no preconceived notions about their son. Likewise in the athletic realm, Alexander has defied typecasting. Would he end up more of a basketball or football player? If football, does he project more as a defensive end or offensive tackle?
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Football isportsweb.com —  The “No Fly Zone” will have several new members in 2014 following the departure of Jim Thorpe Award winner Darqueze Dennard and safety Isaiah Lewis. It will be nearly impossible to replicate the success of the 2013 secondary, but this years defensive backfield still features some talented players.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  So, an interesting thing happened about 3 weeks ago. Alexander, a recruit with a host of offers from MAC programs, particularly those in his native Ohio, showed up to a Spartan football camp. He departed with an MSU offer. A week later, he attended a Pitt camp., and also left there with an offer. A week and a half later, he received an offer from Tennessee, then on June 21st he camped at Ohio State. Ohio State declined to offer, and Alexander quickly committed to the Spartans.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State running back Jeremy Langford had a breakout season in 2013, rushing for 1,422 yards and 18 touchdowns. With the 2014 season approaching, at least one writer thinks he has the potential to break out even further and be named the top player in college football.
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Football freep.com —  Justice Alexander and Trenton Thompson want to play college football. Every top school in the country wants one of them. Until recently, no well-known program wanted the other. That both are interested in playing at Michigan State tells us a lot about where the Spartans’ program is right now.
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Football jimlightfootball.com —  Michigan State at Oregon is one of the most highly anticipated matchups of the non conference 2014 college football season. Strength on strength, the high octane Oregon spread offense versus one of the consistently strongest defensive units in the country with Michigan State.
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Football mlive.com —  Athlon Sports assembled a panel to rank the Big Ten stadiums, and Spartan Stadium came out No. 7 of the 14 schools. There's a chance some on the panel haven't been to Michigan State's home stadium since the new scoreboards were put up, and there's an even better chance that the newly re-done north end zone will improve Spartan Stadium's standing in future polls.
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Football lansingstatejournal.com —  Greg Jones discovered that life in the NFL can change rapidly. One minute, you’re playing in the Super Bowl and proposing marriage after winning a ring for yourself. The next, you’re hurt, out of work and making plans for the next phase of your career, hoping for one more shot to prove your football ability. And sometimes as a pro athlete, you’re doing that all in a new league in a foreign country. With a baby on the way back home. Change, he’s learning, isn’t just restricted to sports.
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Football spreaker.com —  Jack and Rico Beard talk with two-sport star and scholar at Jackson Lumen Christi, Khari Willis, the latest player to give a verbal commitment to Michigan State and Mark Dantonio.


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Football freep.com —  Miller is the son of former All-Big Ten safety John Miller, who was one of the captains on Michigan State's 1988 Rose Bowl championship team. John Miller is, perhaps, most remembered for his four interceptions in the Spartans' win over Michigan that season.
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Football isportsweb.com —  The Michigan State linebacking corps will look much different next season than it did in 2013. Max Bullough is no longer around to run the show, and Denicos Allen won’t be there to terrorize quarterbacks anymore, but there are some talented young linebackers on the MSU roster ready to step in and replace them.
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