Football freep.com —  Michigan State football has been known for its defense, but in recent years the team has slipped a bit in the total defense team rankings. According to ESPN, the Spartans ranked second in total defense in 2013. In 2014, the Spartans slid down to No. 7 in the rankings. This past season, the Spartans' defense finished 46th.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State may not be a popular preseason pick to win the Big Ten in 2016, but it is tops in the conference in one ranking. ESPN named Michigan State the most stable coaching situation in the Big Ten, in rankings released last week.
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Baseball freep.com —  ironically ended in Omaha. The Spartans got ousted from the Big Ten Tournament on Sunday and were left out of the NCAA tournament’s 64-team field Monday.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  It was the spring of Donnie Corley at Michigan State and understandably so, as the early enrollee from Detroit King arrived in East Lansing with as much hype surrounding him as any receiver in the past 15 years. But when “young receivers” are talked about at Michigan State, there already were two on the roster expected to make a solid mark on this season and ones to come. Both Felton Davis and Darrell Stewart were getting their chances to show what they could do last season at MSU as freshmen, with Davis getting a handful of snaps throughout the season and Stewart redshirting.
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Men's Basketball fivethirtyeight.com —  Crunch time in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals wasn’t subtle. The Oklahoma City Thunder lost the ability to run even basic basketball plays — they had six turnovers in the last five minutes, with four coming in a disastrous two-minute stretch — and Kevin Durant, who has played masterful defense all series, spent the final possessions looking like an overgrown Tim Thomas. Klay Thompson carried the Golden State Warriors with a record-setting 11-for-18 performance from three, and Stephen Curry registered enough of a pulse to get the Warriors over the final hump. But just as important to the Warriors’ Game 6 win as those runs of inept or brilliant play was Draymond Green’s return to form.
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