Football freep.com —  When your friends say you should smile more in news conferences, it usually means two things: 1) You should smile more in news conferences, and 2) There’s a side of you they see that others do not. Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio hears that advice. Smile more. Loosen up. Don’t let things bother you. But he shrugs and says, “I am what I am.”
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Football freep.com —  The news felt crushing. Ed Davis, projected to be an All-American, would miss the season with a torn knee ligament. Michigan State’s quest to get to the College Football Playoff appeared to be over just days into last August’s preseason camp. Jon Reschke swooped in and took over the starting job. Chris Frey zipped in and out. Riley Bullough anchored the middle of the defense and helped make Davis’ injury a forgotten side note en route to the Spartans winning a Big Ten championship. They’re all back this year. And they’re hoping Davis joins them soon.
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Football mlive.com —  If Michigan State proved anything in 2015, it's the importance of special teams in big games. It won its two biggest regular season games on special teams plays: its touchdown off a muffed punt to beat Michigan, then a game-winning field goal against Ohio State. It wasn't a banner year overall for Michigan State specialists, and they'll look for more consistency overall in 2016. But no one can argue with the recent results in big games.
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Football impact89fm.org —  Mark Dantonio loves using multiple tight ends, and if there was ever a year to do just that, this would be it. On a youth-ridden team with little experience, feast your eyes on Josiah Price and Jamal Lyles. Price and Lyles are outliers in East Lansing entering their fifth years in Spartan uniforms.
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Football spartanavenue.com —  It wasn’t a shock to anyone last week when Mark Dantonio named Tyler O’Connor the starting quarterback for Michigan State Football. Sure, right when the 2015 season concluded with the Cotton Bowl defeat, everyone had their own opinion on who would, should and could be the starter in place of Connor Cook but after a strong spring game and summer, it was obvious who the No. 1 guy should be.
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Field Hockey onlyfans.cstv.com —  The Michigan State field hockey team defeated Villanova, 9-2, on Sunday afternoon to pick up its first win of the season and improve to 1-1 on the year. The Spartans came out firing, jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game. Kendal Anderson led the attack for MSU, tallying two goals and two assists, while Megan Fenton and Shelby Supica also added two goals each
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Men's Soccer msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State men’s soccer team fell to Oral Roberts on the road in a 2-0 decision Sunday afternoon on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Both Michigan State and Oral Roberts were coming off of Friday victories but the Golden Eagles gave the Spartans their first loss of the 2016 campaign. The Spartans now stand at 1-1-0 on the season, while the Golden Eagles improve to 2-0-0.
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Football impact89fm.org —  There is no question that the Spartans must run the ball well to find themselves on top of the Big Ten for the second straight year. They have three of the most talented veteran backs in the nation, but a first-year starting quarterback with largely inexperienced wideouts. Luckily for the Spartans, there is not a team in the nation they will not be able to run the ball over if the big men up front play their parts.
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Football freep.com —  Tyler O’Connor might have won the starting quarterback job three years ago as a redshirt freshman, if not for one poor decision — an ill-advised pre-snap audible — near the goal line in September of 2013. He stuck around and begins his final season as MSU’s starter.
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