Men's Basketball freep.com —  In a different year, Justin Noye and his fellow pledges from Delta Kappa Epsilon would have been painting the Rock, the 18,000-year-old pudding stone that serves as monument, billboard and soapbox for Michigan State University’s campus. Instead, they were spread out on blankets on the lawn next to it, trying to keep other people from painting it. Not that anyone was trying.
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Joe Rexrode talk MSU spring football with eighth-year MSU head football coach and leader of the reigning Big Ten and Rose Bowl champions, Mark Dantonio.



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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Early Monday, Michigan State was named among the many suitors for Byron Wesley, the USC guard who is transferring for his final season of eligibility. Turns out, that interest is mutual. Wesley's father, Byron Wesley Sr., told Yahoo! Sports later Monday that Michigan State is among three favorites for his son's services next season, along with Gonzaga and Pittsburgh.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  So Yahoo and ESPN are both saying Tom Izzo could be a candidate for the Timberwolves job being vacated by a retiring Rick Adelman. This is more worrisome than the Pistons rumors from a few weeks back given that (1) Minnesota President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders and Izzo are chums and (2) Minnesota was a .500 team this year with a superstar-ish player (Kevin Love) on board, rather than a bottom feeder that would have to be built all the way up from zero.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo and Michigan State are reportedly showing interest in a pair of transfers, one of whom could step right in next season and replace some of the production lost when Gary Harris gave up his final two years of eligibility for the NBA draft.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The odds on Tom Izzo getting the Minnesota Timberwolves' coaching job are 4-1, according to bovada.lv. President of basketball operations Flip Saunders is a 3-2 favorite to hire himself, and Izzo is next, along with Florida's Billy Donovan and Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Could Michigan State have two players selected in the top 20 picks of this year’s NBA draft? That’s the scenario in ESPN’s latest mock draft, where Chad Ford has moved up Michigan State’s Adreian Payne seven slots -- from 26th to the 19th pick held by the Chicago Bulls. One of the reasons: Payne is more developed than many other big men in this year’s draft pool.
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  Kalin Lucas could sit around and ponder what if. The former Michigan State standout guard could easily wonder what his professional basketball fate would have been had he had never torn his Achilles tendon during the NCAA tournament in his junior season with the Spartans. Instead, Lucas says he has no regrets.
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