Football freep.com —  Dantonio mentioned Alvarez and Wisconsin, too, shortly after he was hired when discussing models for the program he hoped to build in East Lansing. Their words, quite bold then, look prophetic now. Dantonio is 64-29 in seven years, coming off a 13-1 season and Rose Bowl win, and, like Alvarez, he has done it with physical football and intangibles and walk-ons, and without recruiting accolades.
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Football mlive.com —  Dantonio and defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi have both said throughout spring drills that they were not satisfied with the consistency of the Spartans' defense. Dantonio has made mention of the defense allowing big plays, and Narduzzi said after the second scheduled scrimmage of the spring on April 12 that he was displeased with the effort.
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Men's Golf msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State men's golf team finished up play at the Boilermaker Invitational on Sunday afternoon. The Spartans shot a final round 11-over par 299 at the Kampen Course at the Boilermaker Golf Complex to end in a tie for ninth at 31-over par 895 (301-295-299). Senior Gareth Blease led MSU for the first time this season, tying for 16th at 4-over par 220 (73-71-76).
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Women's Golf msuspartans.com —  The No. 24 Michigan State women's golf team finished in a tie for second place at the Lady Buckeye Invitational after shooting a final round 4-over-par 292 on Sunday. Freshman Kelly Grassel led the way for the Spartans, placing runner-up with a 3-over 219 (78-71-70), just one shot back of medalist Jennifer Ha of Kent State.
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Women's Rowing msuspartans.com —  The Spartans wrapped up the Clemson Invitational on Sunday morning, battling 12 other teams that were ranked or receiving consideration in the national poll as well as challenging conditions that cut short racing on both days of competition.
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Baseball msuspartans.com —  Indiana broke a 1-1 tie with three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and went on to defeat the Spartans, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington, Ind.
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Softball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State won its first-ever series in Iowa City, downing Iowa 4-0 on Sunday afternoon to win the rubber match in the three-game set. The Spartans won the series behind the pitching performance of senior Kelly Smith, who scattered five hits and struck out six, while Lindsey Besson went 2-for-4, knocking in the first and final runs of the game.
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Women's Tennis msuspartans.com —  The No. 67 Michigan State women's tennis team ended its regular season on Sunday afternoon with a loss. MSU (17-8, 5-6 Big Ten) could not overcome No. 48 Indiana and lost, 6-1, at the IU Varsity Tennis Courts in Bloomington, Ind.
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Men's Tennis msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State men's tennis team completed its regular season on Sunday afternoon with a strong showing. The Spartans (11-13, 5-6 Big Ten) dominated No. 59 Indiana, 6-1, at the MSU Outdoor Courts. MSU ends the regular season having won its last two matches in a row and three of its last four.
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Track & Field msuspartans.com —  Michigan State track & field closed out the weekend strong on Saturday at the Jesse Owens Track Classic in Columbus, Ohio. The Spartans added depth in preparation for the conference meet, notching two event wins and showing progress with seven personal-best performances.
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Men's Golf msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State men's golf team battle this afternoon at the Boilermaker Invitational, currently in a tie for eighth after the first 36 holes. In a field that included six of the top-50 programs in the country, the Spartans shot a 20-over par 596 (301-295) to sit only five strokes out of the top-4. Senior Gareth Blease leads the way for MSU in a tie for fifth at even par 144 (73-71).
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Football mlive.com —  It’s quickly becoming a consensus: Mark Dantonio is the second-best coach in the Big Ten, behind only the coach he beat in last year’s Big Ten championship game. A week after Athlon released its ranking of Big Ten coaches, the Sporting News weighed in on the same topic, and it also rated Michigan State’s coach No. 2, also behind Ohio State’s Urban Meyer.
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