Football freep.com —  Mark Dantonio coined a new term Thursday — a useful term for a coach with a deep football team. “Are they ones or are they twos — or are they one-and-a-halves?” Dantonio said of players who don’t start but have certain roles on the field. “The one-and-a-halves are going to play, just by the nature of the offenses with no huddles, and by the nature of how many people we play offensively.”
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Women's Soccer msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State women's soccer team got goals from three different players and Courtney Clem made 13 saves to help the Spartans defeat San Diego State, 3-1, in the season opener on Friday night in San Diego, California.
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Volleyball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State held its annual pre-season media day on Friday, August 22. For the second year in a row, the first hour of the day was dedicated to playing sand volleyball and taking the media through some drills, followed by a preview of the upcoming 2014 season.
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Football mlive.com —  "One guy up front really that I've noticed that totally has been as consistent as possible is Lawrence Thomas, L.T., he's really been good inside,'' Narduzzi said, rambling with enthusiasm on a FoxSports Detroit preseason special. "L.T. is really the guy that has surprised me with how consistent he has been.''
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Baseball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State rising senior Blaise Salter has been named the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) Most Valuable Player as well as the league's Top Pro Prospect, it was announced by commissioner Sean McGrath this week.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State will make the inaugural College Football Playoff this season, according to two of the three analysts on ESPN's College GameDay preview show on Saturday. Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso predicted the Spartans will face Florida State in a College Football Playoff semifinal, with Alabama and UCLA playing in the other semifinal.
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