Football freep.com —  Everyone associated with the Michigan State football program processed last season’s national semifinal loss to Alabama differently. R.J. Shelton chose to take charge of the wide receivers. Not long after the embarrassing 38-0 loss, Shelton stepped forward with plans to become the Spartans’ next standout senior receiver.
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State junior defensive lineman Malik McDowell has been named to the sixth-annual Big Ten Preseason Players to Watch List, as selected by a media panel attending the conference’s football media days.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Denzel Valentine is back in Lansing this week, a place where there are no blind turns. The former Michigan State star, albeit for a short bit, is home again. The thing is, though, Valentine is learning that even the most familiar places can feel different when everything else changes. Not long ago, he was a 22-year old college grad. Now he's an NBA player, preparing for a new life in Chicago and the reality of starting all over.
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Football sbnation.com —  Technically, beating the defending national champion on the road and reaching the College Football Playoff does have an impact on your legacy. But that wasn't quite what I had in mind for Dantonio and his Spartans. Between 1956 and 2012, a span of 57 seasons, Michigan State finished sixth or better in the polls three times. From 1966 to 2012, the Spartans didn't do it at all. They've now done it for three straight seasons.
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  It was universally assumed, and agreed upon, that Mike Sadler would make it in whatever endeavor he chose. The only reason to worry about his future was the unexpected, which came tragically on a rain-slickened road in Wisconsin late Saturday night.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State is once again seen as an underdog to take home that division title -- despite the fact that Michigan and Ohio State both visit Spartan Stadium this year. Rutgers coach Chris Ash, though, said he looks as the Spartans' recent history and includes them in his list of division contenders. "Coach Dantonio and that program, they've done a great job, and they deserve every bit of credit that any other team does," Ash said. Discuss »
Football isportsweb.com —  Last season, Mark Dantonio’s group was devastated by injuries that ultimately made a few games closer than they should have been, and even cost them the Nebraska game without a healthy secondary that was eaten alive by the Huskers.
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Football mlive.com —  As Michigan State gets set to start its preseason camp, its offensive line situation is beginning to take shape. Michigan State released an updated depth chart Monday morning, ahead of Big Ten media days. The biggest change on the new list came on the offensive line, where the Spartans are replacing a trio of starters --- and will likely be doing so with a few changes of position.
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Football lansingstatejournal.com —  The ancient Greek writer Menander wrote, “He whom the gods love dies young.” It’s the only explanation that makes sense for me right now. Two brilliant, funny former college athletes – whose paths never crossed that I know of – dying before giving the world everything they had to offer. This week has not felt fair.
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Football isportsweb.com —  Despite the unexpected departures during the off-season of quality defensive linemen Craig Evans, Damon Knox and Montez Sweat, as well Shilique Calhoun, Lawrence Thomas and Joel Heath graduating, the Spartans should still have one of the best defensive fronts in the Big Ten.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Draymond Green recalls it well. He earned a spot on the 2011 USA Basketball team that competed at the World University Games in China just before his senior season at Michigan State. The team finished in fifth place with a 7-1 record, but he thought his days representing the United States were over. He was wrong. Now he owns an NBA title ring.
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Football mlive.com —  Former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler died in a car accident Saturday night in Wisconsin. The 24-year-old Sadler was the driver in a single-car crash, according to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department. Police say Sadler's car lost control on wet pavement, then left the roadway and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  Former Michigan State All-America punter Mike Sadler was tragically killed in a car accident Saturday night in Wisconsin. He was 24.
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Football detroitnews.com —  The Big Ten season unofficially kicks off today with the annual media days in Chicago, and while Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio doesn’t talk until Tuesday, that doesn’t lessen the interest in the defending conference champions.
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Football todaysu.com —  With Connor Cook — the winningest quarterback in Michigan State history — now in the NFL, the focus of the Spartans’ offense in 2016 will be the running game. That’s not to say the Spartans’ starting quarterback (fifth-year senior Tyler O’Connor or junior Damion Terry) will be irrelevant, but it might take time for the new quarterback to develop a rhythm with his new receivers in game conditions.
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Football landof10.com —  Sadler was clearly a favorite among his teammates and coaches and was also building a life for himself outside of football. He was studying law at Stanford and appeared to have a bright future ahead. Sadler was a respected Spartan and many former teammates, coaches and even media members offered their condolences on Twitter Sunday afternoon. The most amazing tribute might have come from coach Mark Dantonio.
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  The annual Big Ten Football Media Days will be held Monday and Tuesday (July 25-26) at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Sports are a never-ending cycle of trying to adapt to the newest most effective strategy, and basketball is a prime example. In the NBA, the three-point shot has gained immense importance and in the NCAA the trend of accepting one-and-done players has branched out from Kentucky to other big schools. That trend found its way to East Lansing for just the second time with Deyonta Davis leaving for the draft following last season, opening up a huge hole down low for the Spartans.
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