Football freep.com —  One of the loudest toys unveiled by Michigan State in Saturday's spring game was Demetrius Cooper, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound, quarterback-popping redshirt freshman defensive end.
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Football mlive.com —  Pat Narduzzi revealed at Sunday's team banquet that Dennard suffered a severely sprained ankle two days before the Spartans' 24-20 victory against Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl Classic on Jan. 1. "He goes full-go every single day in practice, twists his left ankle two days before the Rose Bowl,'' Narduzzi said. "We kept that quiet, and you wouldn't even know it.''
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Men's Golf msuspartans.com —  Michigan State men's golf head coach Casey Lubahn announced today that former Spartan Dan Ellis has been named the program's new assistant coach. Ellis, who graduated from MSU in 2013, spent this past season as an assistant coach at Coastal Carolina University.
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Misc. blogtalkradio.com —  Satchmo and DB discuss the state of the Spartan football team, progress made during spring practice and the spring game, expectations for next season, the outlook for the Michigan State basketball team.
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Football freep.com —  We’ve seen Darqueze Dennard intercept passes and bat them away, become Michigan State’s first Thorpe Award winner, help MSU beat Stanford in the Rose Bowl just two days after suffering a severe ankle sprain (that was a Sunday revelation), and grow from an astonishingly shy freshman to a team leader and spokesman as a senior. Never, though, had we in the public, outside the MSU locker room, seen Dennard cry.
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Football detroitnews.com —  The Spartans have the luxury of plenty of returning talent, especially on offense, but there are definite holes to fill. Most of those are on defense, but three starters also are being replaced on the offensive line.
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Women's Rowing msuspartans.com —  Like most hockey fans, all Sara Sherman wanted to do was watch the Olympic gold medal game between the U.S. and Canada. It was Feb. 28, 2010, and every time she asked to put the game on TV, doctors in her hospital room said no. Little did she know that not being able to watch the hockey game would be only the first of many barriers she'd have to accept, then battle through.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State has beat the rest of the nation to the punch on Martell Pettaway, offering a scholarship to the No. 1-ranked recruit in the Class of 2016 in the Great Lakes State. Pettaway, 5-foot-10 and 205 pounds, will be entering into his junior season at South Lake High School in St. Clair Shores. According to 247Sports, Pettaway is the No. 6 tailback in the nation in the Class of 2016 and the No. 106 player overall.
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Football lansingstatejournal.com —  MSU’s next big thing is a $24 million in-progress north end zone construction project that those inside the program feel will be a game-changer for recruiting in all sports. School officials gave the first glimpses of the expansion, which Deputy Athletics Director Greg Ianni said is expected to be completed in late July in most spots and early August in others.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Things were so bad in the first half against Penn State Tuesday night, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo threatened to keep his team in State College an extra night, with an early morning practice scheduled for New Year's Day. But the team responded in a big way, utilizing the Izzo staples of defense and rebounding to overwhelm the Nittany Lions in the second half and come out with a 79-63 victory.
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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Recap of Wisconsin, Preview of Northwestern and Nebraska. Special guest, Senior Center Adreian Payne
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Tickets are now available for the 2014 Michigan State women's basketball banquet. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 11 at Breslin Center with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. The cost for the banquet is $45 for adults, $20 for children (10 and under) and $15 for current MVP members.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo is trying to resist the urge to talk about injuries but confirmed Monday night that Keith Appling will at least miss this week's practice and games. "I'm not going to talk about it anymore," Izzo said Monday on his weekly radio show on the Spartan Sports Network. "It's nobody's fault -- it's not his, it's not mine. Let's blame the officials, what the hell? I think he's participated in over 400 straight practices until he got hurt. He had never missed a game (until Penn State). I'm not worried that he's not tough enough to play with some pain, but it's just the way it's all gone down. It's hard on him and hard on us."
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Ice Hockey freep.com —  It is hockey’s most elemental truism: In a short series like the playoffs or the Olympics, it’s all about goaltending, just like it’s all about quarterbacking in the National Football League. Which is why U.S. men’s hockey coach Dan Bylsma needs to make the right decision and turn to veteran and former Olympic hero Ryan Miller, and not Jonathan Quick, as his primary goaltender in these Olympics.
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Football freep.com —  So the first "way-too-early" top 25 college football rankings usually come out a few hours after the national championship game. But now we're almost a week removed from national signing day. Every team has added new talent to their rosters. Talent that, for the most part, isn't completely ready to contribute. Still, that doesn't stop ESPN's Mark Schlabach from posting another too early top 25.
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Women's Golf msuspartans.com —  The No. 24 Michigan State women's golf team improved by six shots in the second round at the Regional Challenge on Monday with a 14-over-par 298 and moved up three spots on the team leaderboard to 11th place. The Spartans are 34-over (304-298--602) through 36 holes.
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Football mlive.com —  "There's a lot of emotions going through my mind right now,'' Allen explained, asked why he was rubbing his eyes in the press conference. "It's everything I asked for, everything you want as a senior, perfect ending I would say.''
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