Football mlive.com —  "I've been driving myself to be great, especially with not being drafted,'' Jones said on Thursday's 'Griff and Grinz Show' on Lansing's 92.1 FM. "It's basically learning they system fast, being a smart football player, and then allowing my talent and ability to take over."
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Bryn Forbes transferred in to MSU during the summer of 2014 after spending his first two years at Cleveland State. Due to a hardship waiver he was granted, he was allowed to play immediately for the Spartans.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  Michigan State Athletics Director Mark Hollis has announced a coaching succession plan for the Spartan wrestling program. Tom Minkel, who has directed the program since 1991, will retire following his 25th season at Michigan State in 2015-16. Roger Chandler, who recently completed his 18th season on the Spartan wrestling staff and was promoted to associate head coach in 2011, has been named head coach designate and will assume the head coaching duties following Minkel’s retirement.


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Football foxsports.com —  How good will Michigan State be this fall? Only time will tell, but the Spartans have the attention of oddsmakers in Las Vegas. Per RJ Bell at Pregame.com, Michigan State is one of seven teams who are underdogs only once this fall.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Draymond Green is scheduled to meet with the Warriors at 9:01 p.m. Tuesday night, Pacific time, when free agents can begin negotiating, and the two sides hope to agree to a contract that will keep him from going on the market, multiple sources told Bay Area News Group columnist Marcus Thompson II on Monday night. On the eve of NBA free agency, Green's agent expressed confidence in the Warriors, who have promised to re-sign the "heartbeat" of their championship team.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "He's one of the good guys that does it the right way, that's had success, that you know you can lean on in our league," Izzo said. When he heard the news on Monday, Izzo said he was saddened to see another longtime coach in the league retire.
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Swimming & Diving msuspartans.com —  The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were named College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America teams on Tuesday. The Scholar All-America Team award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams that have achieved a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in the spring semester.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  So Tom Izzo really can enjoy watching basketball games? Apparently he can, when they don't involve him coaching but do involve one of his former Michigan State stars, Draymond Green, helping the Golden State Warriors win the NBA title.
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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  Tom Izzo talks about the retirement of Bo Ryan, watching former Spartan Draymond Green win an NBA title, the outlook of the 2015-16 season and more.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Only once in the last 20 years under Tom Izzo has Michigan State basketball had players picked in three consecutive drafts. If it's to happen a second time next year, the hope may rest on Denzel Valentine.
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Misc. freep.com —  After back-to-back top-five finishes in football — the best stretch at the school since the championships of the 1950s and '60s — Spartan faithful often find themselves attempting to solve a dilemma that most schools dream of having: Which head coach — Tom Izzo or Mark Dantonio — is more dominant?
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Football mlive.com —  Corley said that the Spartans have peaked his interest in many ways and that he has been recruited to play on both sides of the line of scrimmage. "Michigan State, they'll let me play both ways if I go there," Corley said. "I have a great time (visiting) there. I've got a lot of friends that are on the football team when I go there. It'd be sweet."
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Football detroitnews.com —  Former Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes is quickly learning why jumping from college to the NFL is tougher at his position than some others.
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Football freep.com —  Khari Willis' career at Jackson Lumen Christi included 4.432 rushing yards – 2,800 of them as a senior in 2014 – and running back is where some of his college suitors projected him. But Willis had his heart set on Michigan State, and defense. He starts conditioning with the other MSU freshmen on July 6, but he has already been watching film and preparing to be the kind of player Mark Dantonio compared him with on signing day – former MSU safety and thumper Isaiah Lewis.
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Football mlive.com —  Metrics only go so far on the field, but such measurables as number of starters returning and returning yardage and tackles can get plenty of mileage at the office water cooler when talk turns to college football. Michigan State, coming off its first back-to-back top-five finishes since 1966-1967, is the most experienced team in the Big Ten heading into the 2015 season, according to a formula used in Phil Steele's preseason magazine.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  A Lansing-area institution is back for its 12th year. This TOC writer, in particular, is a big fan. Who says it isn't worth a preview and roster breakdown?
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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  Brooklyn Nets swingman Alan Anderson will opt out of the final year of his contract, as expected, and become a free agent, according to a source. Anderson had a Monday deadline to inform the Nets of his decision. He was due to make $1.3 million in 2015-16.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Add another potential international basketball trip to Denzel Valentine's busy summer. The Michigan State senior guard will take part in training camp for USA Basketball's 2015 Pan American Games team, according to a Monday press release from USA Basketball.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Valentine played for Oakland in 2009-13 and spent last two seasons as a graduate assistant with Michigan State. "Drew Valentine is one of the best up-and-coming coaches in the nation," MSU head coach Tom Izzo said in a statement. "The job he did as a graduate manager in two years at Michigan State was second to none. His passion, discipline and work ethic are special, but his ability to motivate players is as good as I have ever seen. He will be a great fit in coach Kampe's system, one in which he excelled as a player. I look forward to watching him grow over the next few years as the latest member of the Spartan coaching tree."
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Cross Country spartanpodcast.com —  “It was pretty magical last fall,” says Spartans cross country and track coach Walt Drenth in a conversation with Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis in talking about his national champion women’s cross country team. Discuss »