Football isportsweb.com —  Malik McDowell (@D1_LEEK) is “officially” a Spartan, according to his Twitter account.
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Football freep.com —  Lawrence Thomas is healthy and determined to prove that matters on the football field. The Detroit Renaissance product was hampered last off-season and most of the season by a back injury that he says is not an issue anymore. Before that, it was a shoulder injury and before that, he was a celebrated 2011 recruit. He’s well aware of that status and what it says about his career to date as he prepares for a fourth-year junior season at defensive end.
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Football msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State football team conducted its fourth spring practice and second in full pads Tuesday afternoon, splitting time inside the Duffy Daugherty Building and outside on the turf field. Prior to practice, Spartan head coach Mark Dantonio provided an update on the team to reporters.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State's defense was one of the best in the nation last season, and around the program, there is little belief there will be much of a dropoff this season. But, the Spartans did lose six starters — two at the three linebacker spots.
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Football mlive.com —  A 24-mph wind dropped the wind chill down index below freezing on the Michigan State football practice fields at 28 degrees, presenting Coach Mark Dantonio with the perfect opportunity to look for imperfections in his football team Tuesday afternoon.
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Football statenews.com —  Tuesday marked MSU’s fourth practice of the spring and only the team’s second in full pads. Head coach Mark Dantonio addressed the media on his goals for the first few weeks, looking at players that already have caught his eye and tight position battles.
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Football mlive.com —  It has been a bigger, faster Jeremy Langford running the football for Michigan State this spring. Langford was recently rated the No. 5 tailback in the nation by the Orlando Sentinel and the second-best in the Big Ten behind Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon, who rushed for 1,609 yards and 12 touchdowns last season.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Now that the deadline has passed, McDowell and either parent — Crowe or McDowell’s father, Greg McDowell — could sign a Big Ten tender. Alvin Ellis III joined Michigan State’s men’s basketball program last April with a Big Ten tender.
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Football profootballtalk.nbcsports.com —  Some people may think it is a big deal that the Browns didn’t attend the pro days for the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft, but Brian Hoyer isn’t one of them. Hoyer feels it is “inevitable” that the Browns will be bringing in a quarterback other than Alex Tanney to compete with him for the starting job this season and he said Sunday that the inevitability makes it meaningless that the team wasn’t at those pro days. Hoyer also said he isn’t paying too much attention to the identity of his competition as he can only control his part of the process.
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Football freep.com —  When you just won the Rose Bowl and you know just about everyone has you in the top 10 for the upcoming season, you have to get creative when it comes to maintaining an edge.
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Football freep.com —  Coaches are like parents in many respects. They assure their kids that through their nurturing travails and tears, there is a virtuous long range plan if they're only patient and trust in such resilience.
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Football freep.com —  Kurtis Drummond was asked to name some of the young Michigan State players he’s looking forward to seeing this spring. The first name out of his mouth: “Demetrius Cooper.” This was a safety talking about a defensive end. But then, Cooper is making everyone’s list, and he’s first or close to it on many.
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