Football freep.com —  Ohio has always been important to Michigan State when it comes to recruiting and the class of 2017 is no different. The Spartans already have three players committed from the Buckeye State and are actively recruiting several of the top players in Ohio. Here are five Ohio players the staff is solidly in the mix for.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State junior Malik McDowell has been pegged for several preseason All-American and award watch lists, many which have yet to be publicly released. On Wednesday, the 6-foot-6, 280-pound defensive lineman from Detroit was ranked No. 6 on Mel Kiper'€™s "€œToo-Early 2017 Big Board"€ on ESPN'€™s insider pay site.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State’s 2016 Homecoming game against Northwestern on Saturday, Oct. 15 in Spartan Stadium has been set for a 3:30 p.m. start, the Big Ten Conference announced on Wednesday. The TV network will be determined at a later date.
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Football isportsweb.com —  Michigan State’s impressive number of alumni playing in the CFL may have just gotten a boost on May 10th. The Spartans’ own Arjen Colquhoun was drafted by the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos in the second round of the CFL draft, 17th overall.
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Football mlive.com —  It's quite possible the most pivotal player on Michigan State's defense has yet to play his first snap or record his first tackle. Redshirt freshman defensive tackle Raequan Williams became that important the day before the Spartans' annual Green-White game earlier this spring, when coach Mark Dantonio announced sophomores Craig Evans and Marquez Sweat were no longer with the team.
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Football wlns.com —  The 2013 All-American graduated from MSU with an undergraduate degree (in applied engineering sciences) in three years, and a Masters in Public Policy last spring, Mike is now ready to undertake his latest challenge. “This fall, I will be attending Stanford Law School” said Sadler.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio received the 2016 Gene Stallings Award at a banquet Monday night in Dallas, Texas. Stallings, who coached Alabama to the 1992 National Championship, presented the award to Dantonio at the Dallas Country Club. The Stallings Award, now in its fifth year, was created to honor college football head coaches who are also humanitarians and strive to promote healthy, vibrant communities through charitable and community service efforts.
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Football foxsports.com —  Yes, the Spartans lost their starting quarterback in Connor Cook and stud pass rusher Shilique Calhoun, but Michigan State is a perennial powerhouse that always seems to wind up near the top. Mark Dantonio has worked wonders with this program, and the talent is still there despite several losses from last year's team. Tyler O'Connor is a fifth-year senior who should see a fairly smooth transition to a starting role with LJ Scott there to hand the ball off to.
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Football freep.com —  Connor Cook has signed a contract with the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders agreed to a four-year rookie deal on Monday night reportedly worth $2.96 million with their fourth-round pick, the No. 100 overall selection in the NFL draft. Cook will receive nearly $620,000 as a signing bonus, according to www.spotrac.com.
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Football msuspartans.com —  BTN announced on Monday that three of Michigan State's games will be shown in primetime on the network this upcoming season. MSU’s game at Indiana on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Memorial Stadium will begin at 8 p.m. For the second consecutive trip, the Spartans will play at Maryland in a night game on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. MSU played in College Park under the lights in 2014 during a 37-15 victory over the Terrapins in the first meeting between the two schools as Big Ten members.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State offensive line legend Tony Mandarich said he tuned in to watch the NFL draft last month for one reason: Jack Conklin. Conklin didn't disappoint, walking across the stage at the NFL draft in Chicago on April 28 as Tennessee's No. 8 overall pick, the first MSU offensive lineman selected in the first round since Mandarich was the No. 2 overall pick in 1989.
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Football btn.com —  Michigan State is the defending Big Ten champ, coming off the program’s first College Football Playoff appearance. The 2015 season marked the fifth time in the last six years that MSU won double-digit games. And the program has played in major bowls each of the last three seasons.
No doubt, a strong foundation has been laid as Mark Dantonio enters his 10th season in East Lansing. But there is significant work to do before the season kicks off with a visit from Furman.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Many NFL rookies have a player that they look up to, but Oakland Raiders defensive end Shilique Calhoun is unique in the sense that the athlete he emulates most is an NBA star. During a recent appearance on Haberman & Middlehauff on 95.7 The Game, Calhoun said he would like to replicate the success Golden State Warriors power forward and fellow Michigan State product Draymond Green has experienced.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State product Trevon Pendleton suffered a broken foot in Baltimore's second rookie mini-camp on Friday and has been released from the NFL team.
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Football freep.com —  Aaron Burbridge signed a four-year rookie contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Friday. Burbridge was selected in the sixth round of last week’s NFL Draft, going to the 49ers with the 213th pick. CSNBayArea.com reported the deal is worth $2.395 million, with a $100,356 signing bonus.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Florida and Georgia have been two states Michigan State’s staff has been able to procure talent from over the last several years. The Spartans currently have seven players on their roster from those states, and judging from their recent stops and offers during the spring evaluation period, that is a number they’d like to see grow in the 2017 and 2018 classes.
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Football espn.go.com —  Spring practice is in the books, which means we can assess the progress -- or lack thereof -- from those 15 practice sessions. Some position battles have been solidified; others remain in flux until well after fall camp opens. This week, we'll take a look at each team and what we've learned. Up next: Michigan State.
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Football espn.go.com —  Poster-sized images of Michigan State's recent running backs line the walls of offensive coordinator Dave Warner's office. It's a shrine to both consistency and variety. A reliable rushing attack has helped MSU sustain success. But the Spartans haven't required a prototype. Javon Ringer wasn't like Edwin Baker, who wasn't like Le'Veon Bell, who wasn't like Jeremy Langford.
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Football isportsweb.com —  In his nine years at Michigan State, Mark Dantonio has seen some pretty good quarterbacks calling the signals in East Lansing. Three of the four QB’s to start for an entire season have found their way to the NFL, with Connor Cook becoming the latest this past weekend.
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