Football freep.com —  Everyone knows the core value of football, and it happens to be where the optimism for the 2015 Michigan State football team starts and the serious discussion of a Western Michigan upset on Friday night ends. “The game is won up front,” MSU offensive line coach Mark Staten said, and the No. 5 Spartans appear to be much stronger than the Broncos on both sides of the line of scrimmage — a perception WMU coach P.J. Fleck won’t contest, yet a reality that won’t cause him to concede.
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Football espn.go.com —  There’s no flight school Michigan State defensive backs must complete before joining the vaunted No Fly Zone. Instead, they have to graduate from co-defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett’s “Cool School.” “It’s like when there’s a deep ball in there and you see guys running with their hands up and going crazy. No, you’ve got to be cool,” said junior cornerback Demetrious Cox. “When you see that, Coach Barnett will say, ‘He didn’t go to cool school.’ We’re taught to just run and play our technique. That’s the cool school.”
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Football mlive.com —  Vayante Copeland earned a starting cornerback job on Michigan State's defense in part due to a pair of injuries to cornerbacks ahead of him on the depth chart. But players and coaches say that doesn't take away from the redshirt freshman's strong preseason camp that has him ready for a daunting task at hand.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  We get deep in the trenches and examine one of the top returning defensive lines in the nation in 2014.
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Football media.ccomrcdn.com —  Former Spartan quarterback and wide receiver Keith Nichol joins Shep to discuss the season opener at Western Michigan, his college career, what the year has in store for MSU, and more.


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Football mlive.com —  No offense to the Detroit Lions, but Michigan State football fans have taken a strong liking to the Houston Texans this preseason on account of the fact that the NFL franchise has a decidedly green tint. There are five former Spartans in all on the Houston team, and four of them were in action in Arlington, Texas, which ironically was the site of Michigan State's most recent game heading into this season.
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Cross Country msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State cross country program opened its 2015 season with a pair of top-five finishes at the 30th Annual Jeff Drenth Memorial Race at the Pleasant Hills Golf Course in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, on Friday, Sept. 4.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's secondary was voted biggest area of concern by nearly four out of five (79.4 percent) of the more than 1,000 readers who took part in an unscientific internet poll earlier this week. The good news for the No. 5-ranked Spartans and their fans is that two of Michigan State's most decorated coaches tutor the secondary in head coach Mark Dantonio and co-defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett.
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Volleyball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State held off a feisty Butler team to earn a 3-2 victory over the Bulldogs in their opening match of the Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Jonah Morris may be somewhat overshadowed by the skill players and the highly-ranked national commits in Michigan State's 2016 class, but he is a recruit Spartan fans need to remember. Morris, who committed to the Spartans over the summer as an athlete, impressed in his Akron Hoban team's opener, a 49-0 win over Canton McKinley. He caught two touchdowns and was in on a number of plays defensively that night.
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Football msuspartans.com —  The idea of Riley Bullough returning kickoffs appeals very much to … well, Riley Bullough. “If it’s kicked to me, I’m going all the way to the house,” he said. Bullough will start at middle linebacker for Michigan State in its opener at Western Michigan. However, he’s also listed as a kick returner with R.J. Shelton, who averaged 25.5 yards on 31 runbacks, including a 90-yarder for a touchdown against Penn State, last season.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State is working hard recruiting the state of Georgia for the classes of 2016 and 2017. This week the Spartans extended two new offers to Georgia players, and several recruits from the Peach State have confirmed they will be in East Lansing for the showdown against the Oregon Ducks. Here is a list of a few of the Georgia prospects Michigan State is actively recruiting.
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Football lansingstatejournal.com —  With levity, coach Mark Dantonio gave clarity to Michigan State’s running back position during his radio show Wednesday night. “Jeremy (Langford) didn’t start at running back (in 2013). Riley Bullough did,” Dantonio said. “That was great coaching.” What it was, two years ago, was a coaching staff doing the best it could with the information it had at the time.
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Football lansingstatejournal.com —  Demetrious Cox has had months to prepare for a starting job. Donavon Clark got two days. “Next man up.” It’s a standard football phrase, one heard often in the vernacular of Michigan State’s players and coaches. Graduations, defections and injuries always arise and provide opportunities for someone else to take a starring role on fall game days. This time, it’s Cox’s turn.
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Football mlive.com —  Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck talked all week about making history in Kalamazoo on Friday night, but Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was far more concise with his take on the game at Waldo Stadium. "We're looking forward to the moment," Dantonio said this week. "Our football team has always done a great job in terms of focusing on the present, focusing on the moment."
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Football freep.com —  What an amazing time to be a Michigan State football fan, right? The Spartans are coming off back-to-back Top 5 finishes. They're No. 5 going into this season. They've won a Rose Bowl and a Cotton Bowl the past two years. They're not only beating arch-rival Michigan, they've been eviscerating Michigan.
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Football isportsweb.com —  With the Michigan State football team opening up their season against Western Michigan tonight, we are going to look at three reasons why the Spartans will walk out of Waldo Stadium victorious, and three reasons why Western Michigan will score the upset. To be clear, these are not predictions, but rather a look at what will be deciding factors each week.
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Football mlive.com —  College Football Hall of Famer Gene Stallings once said, "When you get right down to it, most games are won or lost on four or five plays." Of course, you never know when those key plays will take place, and most of them are more easily identified in hindsight.
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Football mlive.com —  Western Michigan can't be its own worst enemy if it's going to upset Michigan State, according to Kalamazoo Gazette beat writer David Drew. Drew shared his three keys to the game for the Broncos on Thursday, suggesting WMU need be quick and decisive, limit the MSU run and "don't make it easy."
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Field Hockey onlyfans.cstv.com —  No. 19 Michigan State fell to No. 16 Old Dominion, 4-3, on Friday at Ralph Young Field. Despite scoring three goals, the Spartans were outshot 18-3 and move to 1-2 on the season.
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