Football thecoverfour.com —  Heck Dorland of The Cover Four breaks down what states from which Spartan recruits are coming under Dantonio. In both graphical and table formats.
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Football isportsweb.com —  The isportsMSU team is putting together lists of the top five Michigan State football players in each position group. Only the college careers of these individuals were considered and they tried to take into consideration the era in which these athletes played. Take a look at the top defensive linemen to ever play in the Green and White.
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Football mlive.com —  Oregon is ranked No. 5 in the preseason coaches poll released last Thursday, and Michigan State is at No. 6. The Spartans opened as a 1-point favorite over the Ducks according to the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, a changeup from last year's game when Oregon was the favorite.
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Football statenews.com —  Connor Cook was ranked No. 2 best college football quarterback of 2015— second to Mississippi State's Dak Prescott — in a recent ranking on campusinsiders.com. The rankings were based on projections for the upcoming season and not professional potential, according to the article.
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Football mlive.com —  "Smeegz" is beginning to look like he's winning his fight — and the team in his corner is still going strong. In a video posted to ESPN.com on Thursday, Michigan State University quarterback Connor Cook says he wears a bracelet that bears the nickname of Ryan "Smeegz" Smigiel, 22, a Bay County man who battled a brain tumor earlier this year.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Michigan State offensive lineman Zach Higgins has taken a medical disqualification and retired from football. Associate athletic director John Lewandowski confirmed the news Monday after Higgins, a would-be junior offensive lineman, did not appear on the 2015 roster at Big Ten media days in Chicago.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Aerial Powers was featured in the August 3 issue of Sports Illustrated in the weekly Faces in the Crowd segment. Powers led the United States to a gold medal in the World University Games in South Korea in July.
Powers led the team with 27 points, and she finished with nine rebounds. Powers also led the team in scoring for the tournament with 18.0 points per game on 51.4 percent shooting from the floor. She averaged 6.0 rebounds per game in six games.
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Football freep.com —  You can judge for yourself on this one, but a few seconds of Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio sound was enough to get me into a lively argument on the air Friday. My combatant was longtime friend and writer Steve Grinczel, who took the following quote from Dantonio as a hint that a position switch is in the offing for junior receiver R.J. Shelton.
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Football freep.com —  In a little more than a month, No. 6 Michigan State will welcome No. 5 Oregon for the first meeting of top-10 teams at Spartan Stadium since … No. 2 MSU and No. 1 Notre Dame tied, 10-10, in the 1966 “Game of the Century.” So that’s pretty big. But a month from Tuesday, the Spartans start their season at Western Michigan. And they swear that’s what’s dominating their thoughts.
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio once explained his icy game-face glare is merely the byproduct of focus and concentration. "You try doing your job with 75,000 people looking over your shoulder,'' says Dantonio, perhaps also explaining why he keeps the scrimmage portions of Michigan State practices shuttered to all but a few select donors. Dantonio's trademark scowl was once again in effect at Big Ten media days last week, the ninth-year MSU head coach stepping up to the podium as the opening act on Thursday.
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Football mlive.com —  "Michigan State is the only school in the nation to win a Bowl Championship Series game during the 2013 season and a New Year's Six bowl game last year, so we need to pursue as many avenues as possible to promote our football program,'' MSU associate athletics director/communications John Lewandowski said. "When informed that the annual Big Ten ESPN "Car Wash" had been cancelled this summer, we immediately reached out to the network to explore scheduling our own trip to the Bristol campus."
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Football freep.com —  We are a little over a month away until actual football games, but the media day sessions in college football always seem to heighten the anticipation. This is especially the case for a Michigan State team coming off back-to-back top-5 finishes in national polls. The Spartans attendees -- including head coach Mark Dantonio, quarterback Connor Cook, defensive end Shilique Calhoun, and center Jack Allen -- each elaborated on several trending topics surrounding the upcoming season.
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Football mlive.com —  "I've been here for two years, and I'll tell you, I'm not leaving without beating those guys,'' Nebraska safety Nate Gerry said at the Big Ten media days on Friday, asked about the MSU series. "That's one of those games that you just kind of keep in the back of your mind."
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Football freep.com —  The way Shilique Calhoun tells it, he finally decided he was returning for his senior season in the middle of the Cotton Bowl, with MSU’s comeback from a 20-point deficit to win, 42-41, not yet complete. “We were still down and our defense was sitting on the sideline and I just happened to turn to my (defensive) tackle Joel Heath, and I tapped him and … I’m like, ‘I’m coming back,’ ” Calhoun said. “And he’s like, ‘What?’ I’m like, ‘I’m coming back.’ He’s like, ‘What are you talking about, man?’ I’m like, ‘Nothing, nothing, never mind.’
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Football mlive.com —  Stoic Michigan State center Jack Allen isn't known for hyperbole. So when he provided this first impression of incoming freshman running back LJ Scott last week at Big Ten media days in Chicago, heads turned. "He looks like Le'Veon Bell," Allen said. "When I saw him, he looked like he would be Le'Veon's cousin or something."
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Football freep.com —  Greg Jones, Max Bullough, Denicos Allen and Eric Gordon may come to mind first, but Mark Dantonio holds fifth-year senior Ed Davis in similar regard – at least. “He may be as good a linebacker as we’ve had,” Dantonio said of the 6-foot-3, 233-pound Detroit Southeastern product. “I’m talking about from sideline to sideline, the ability to slip blocks, the ability to get off blocks, the ability to pressure quarterbacks, make tackles.”
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Football thecoverfour.com —  Though the NFL has not thought of them as highly as they have of Michigan State’s secondary, for pure collegiate production, the standouts that Dantonio has overseen in his time on the job in East Lansing at linebacker (Taiwan Jones, Max Bullough, and Greg Jones in the middle, Denicos Allen, Eric Gordon, and now Davis on the outside) have been as good as any team in the country.
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Football spartanavenue.com —  Jamal Lyles is motivated. Sure, he’s not listed as the starter on the depth chart this season and he has a lot to prove, but that’s not what’s driving him and the rest of his Spartan teammates. After receiving zero first place votes in the preseason Big Ten polls, the junior tight end took to Twitter to post about the bulletin board material.
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Football detroitnews.com —  It seemed odd a couple of years ago, as Michigan State was marching toward a Big Ten championship and a victory in the Rose Bowl, that the offensive line was far from an established, five-man unit. While most teams want the five starters to be clear and will stick with that group, Spartans offensive line coach Mark Staten began implementing a type of rotation. As many as eight players were seeing regular snaps, often changing from possession to possession.
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