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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Baseball statenews.com —  MSU baseball has a busy week ahead, with three midweek games and a three-game weekend series. Juniors Jimmy Pickens and Blaise Salter will lead the Spartans into the six-game stretch after a couple strong outings this past weekend at Minnesota. MSU swept a doubleheader against the Golden Gophers on Sunday to win the series and improve to 12-11 overall and 3-3 in Big Ten play.
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Men's Basketball rantsports.com —  It was quite the year for the Michigan State Spartans in 2013-14. Falling short of a Big Ten regular season title because of multiple injuries and variations to the starting lineup was tough on the Spartans. However, they bounced back to win the conference tournament title and made a run to the Elite Eight. Denzel Valentine was a big reason for the success and he is drawing comparisons to a Spartan great.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  With the loss of seniors Keith Appling and Adriean Payne and the futures of Gary Harris and Branden Dawson uncertain, the Michigan State basketball roster will undergo a transformation next season.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  However the roster shakes out — at least three recruits are coming in — Izzo certainly will be looking for a strong leader, something that wasn't part of the formula in 2013-14.
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Football espn.go.com —  Taiwan Jones is a sociology major at Michigan State, but the senior's toughest course this spring might be his switch to middle linebacker. "I feel like I'm taking another class right now," he told ESPN.com. This isn't 100-level stuff, either. It's more like graduate or post-doctorate work, taught by professor Pat Narduzzi and building on the groundbreaking thesis of former ace pupil Max Bullough.
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Track & Field msuspartans.com —  Michigan State track & field senior Ashley Stacey was named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Wednesday. She earns her first weekly outdoor conference honor of her career after a standout weekend at the Raleigh Relays.
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Men's Tennis msuspartans.com —  Coming off a weekend sweep of conference opponents last weekend, the 73rd-ranked Michigan State men's tennis team hits the road this weekend for a pair of matches in the state of Illinois. The Spartans (8-10, 2-3 Big Ten) will square off with No. 11 Illinois on Friday at 4 p.m. ET in Urbana, Ill. On Sunday, MSU will play No. 37 Northwestern at 1 p.m. ET in Evnaston, Ill.
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Women's Tennis msuspartans.com —  Coming off back-to-back Big Ten road wins last weekend, the Michigan State women's tennis team returns home this weekend for a pair of ranked conference matches. The Spartans (15-4, 3-2 Big Ten) are set to face No. 34 Illinois on Saturday at 12 p.m., and No. 11 Northwestern on Sunday at 11 a.m.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Bringing Malik McDowell into the Spartan fold will most assuredly raise the national perception of MSU's signing class, which carried a grade of "incomplete" since Feb. 5, but Dantonio was more concerned with the integrity of the relationship between the parties than a ranking.
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Men's Basketball cdn.stationcaster.com —  Tom joins Huge to recap the MSU hoops season.



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Football detroitnews.com —  Blackwell, who just completed his first season at MSU, has known McDowell and his family since junior high. Those relationships were enhanced when McDowell attended Blackwell's Sound Mind Sound Body summer football camps in Detroit.
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Baseball msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State baseball team won its home opener on Wednesday afternoon, downing Oakland, 5-3, at McLane Baseball Stadium at Kobs Field. The win was Spartans' fourth in a row, pushing their record to 14-11 on the season.
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Softball msuspartans.com —  A five-run third inning for No. 23 Notre Dame allowed the Irish to overcome an early deficit and post an 11-4 victory over Michigan State on Wednesday night in South Bend, Ind. Freshman Lindsey Besson hit a first-inning homer and finished the day 2-for-4 with four RBI.
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