Football freep.com —  Sometimes the would-be championship year is really the transitional year, and it's the year after that brings the title. This isn't to say Michigan State is headed for a trophy next season. It's just to say the Spartans learned tough lessons about expectation this season, which is a heck of a statement, considering MSU pounded Rutgers, 45-3, Saturday and should finish the regular season next Saturday at Penn State with its 10th victory.
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Football freep.com —  Free Press sports writer Joe Rexrode rates the Spartans on a scale of 1 to 10
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Football mlive.com —  It's often said that players follow the lead of their head coach. That rings true at Michigan State, where the well-documented chip on Dantonio's shoulder carries over to his football teams and especially his senior classes. On Saturday, Rutgers felt the sharp edge the Spartans continue to play with in a 45-3 Michigan State victory. The Spartans are apparently unaware the rest of the college football world is ready for them to return to the ranks of the irrelevant.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State made two play calls Saturday that kept things fun and interesting in a senior day blowout. One involved handing the ball off to a 6-foot-5, 325-pound senior, the other to a 5-foot-8, 189-pound sophomore.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Before leaving for Florida to play in the Orlando Classic, Michigan State hosts Santa Clara in a non-bracketed game of the event. This is just the second-ever meeting between the Spartans and the Broncos, as the first came three games into Tom Izzo's 20-year coaching career.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State has opened as a 12-point favorite to defeat Penn State this Saturday in Happy Valley, according to the VegasInsider.com website. The No. 10-ranked Spartans (9-2, 6-1) need a victory over the Nittany Lions (6-5, 2-5) to increase the likelihood of landing a spot in a 'New Year's Six' bowl game.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State added another verbal commitment to its class of 2015 on Sunday night, when receiver Darrell Stewart from Houston, Texas, pledged his services to the Spartans. Stewart was one of three players on the East Lansing campus this weekend on an official visit, joining early MSU signee Tyriq Thompson and Chicago defensive end prospect Raquen Williams.
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Football detroitnews.com —  As well as Tony Lippett played at cornerback in Michigan State’s victory over Rutgers on Saturday, it shouldn’t be viewed as a negative for sophomore Darian Hicks, coach Mark Dantonio said. Discuss »
Football mlive.com —  A day after Michigan State made an unconventional move in part to boost senior Tony Lippett's NFL draft potential, it looks like his stock could be on the rose. Lippett has accepted an invitation to play in the 2015 Senior Bowl Jan. 24 in Mobile, Alabama, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said Sunday. The annual event serves as a showcase for NFL prospects.
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Field Hockey statenews.com —  While MSU student athletes come from many parts of the world, not many teams are as well represented as field hockey. Players hail from countries including Scotland, Ireland and New Zealand.
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Men's Basketball foxsports.com —  The style points Michigan State may have earned with a 45-3 victory against bowl-bound Rutgers Saturday at Spartan Stadium wasn't nearly as important as win No. 9. The Spartans (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) entered the game ranked No. 11 in the Associated Press Poll, but more importantly, were also 11th in the College Football Playoff ratings.
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Men's Soccer msuspartans.com —  The No. 13 Michigan State men's soccer team shut down Oakland, 1-0, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. The Spartans advance with a 12-4-5 record after the match. "I think it was a gritty performance from our guys," said head coach Damon Rensing. "This is a tough game. I thought we played a little uptight. We started off really well the first 10 minutes, probably just unfortunate not to go ahead 1-0. This is a tough game when you have these in-state rivalries."


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Cross Country detroitnews.com —  Walt Drenth's Michigan State women's cross-country team celebrated the program's first national championship Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind. It was the school's first team national championship of any kind since 2007, when the men's hockey team accomplished the feat. The last Michigan State women's team to do it was softball, winning the old Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women title in 1976.
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Wrestling msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State wrestling team lost a hard-fought dual to No. 16 Iowa State, 22-9, Sunday afternoon at Jenison Field House in the home opener for the Spartans. MSU recorded three victories over the Cyclones, including 16th-ranked Javier Gasca's 5-3 win over No. 12 Earl Hall at 133 pounds in Gasca's first career home dual match. Garth Yenter (141) and Luke Jones (heavyweight) also notched decisions for Michigan State.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Tori Jankoska scored 22 points and Aerial Powers added 17 and 13 rebounds, leading No. 15 Michigan State to a 64-45 win over IUPUI on Sunday.The Spartans (2-1) used their physical advantage to get to the foul line, where they made 19 of 23. Jankoska was 11 of 13 and Powers, who has had a double-double in all three games this season, was 8 of 9. The duo also combined for 11 of MSU's 13 assists.

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Men's Basketball impact89fm.org —  This week, hosts Andrew Hayes and Blake Froling analyze the Navy struggle and Duke loss. They preview the Maryland game and talk about other big games around the first week of college basketball.
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Football msuspartans.com —  The style points Michigan State may have earned with a 45-3 victory against bowl-bound Rutgers Saturday at Spartan Stadium wasn't nearly as important as win No. 9. The Spartans (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) entered the game ranked No. 11 in the Associated Press Poll, but more importantly, were also 11th in the College Football Playoff ratings.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said that other than two fumbles, the Spartans' 45-3 Senior Day win might have represented the team's most complete effort of the season. It's not likely Michigan State will be content with that being the calling card of the Class of 2014, however -- "Dominated Rutgers at home" doesn't exactly get too many hearts pounding.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  The Spartans take on Rider in Orlando to give you something to watch after your inevitable Thanksgiving nap.
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