Football mlive.com —  A review of the film from Michigan State's loss to Wisconsin on Saturday showed plenty that needs to be corrected. There were missed assignments, poor decisions, and four turnovers that proved costly in just the team's sixth loss since the start of the 2013 season. But there were also a few key things Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said he did not see: there was no lack of effort or toughness.
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Wrestling onlyfans.cstv.com —  The Michigan State wrestling team began the New Year by taking part in the elite Southern Scuffle tournament on Friday, which is being hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
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Football freep.com —  This won’t be Michigan State’s only shot at the College Football Playoff, even if next year isn’t likely to be the Spartans’ next shot. They’ve made too much headway at the foundational level, sustained too much for too long. This isn’t a one-team program. This wasn’t MSU’s best team of this era.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Alabama left a red, raw mark on Michigan State, as it does to many teams. It was painful and humbling, but for the Spartans, it doesn’t have to be a lasting mark. Michigan State wasn’t ready for this test, and in the immediate aftermath of the 38-0 pounding in the Cotton Bowl, it’s tempting to reevaluate the season and the amount of progress. Clearly, the gains far outweighed the losses for the Spartans, who won the Big Ten, reached the playoff and finished 12-2.
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Football mlive.com —  After losing to Iowa on Tuesday, the Spartans flew to Dallas, where they continued their normal game preparation away from home, in between a trip to the Cotton Bowl and to see Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors play the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.
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Football mlive.com —  It was an emotional Friday afternoon for the Michigan State football team, with coach Mark Dantonio calling a meeting to wrap up the season and allow the seniors to say goodbye. "It has been different, we've never experienced losing a bowl game before," departing senior linebacker and team captain Darien Harrris said one day after the 38-0 College Football Playoff semifinal defeat at the Cotton Bowl at the hands of Alabama.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  No. 1 MSU 13-1 (0-1) will look to bounce back Saturday afternoon in Minnesota against the Golden Gophers 6-7 (0-1) after its first loss of the season Tuesday night against Iowa.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  MSU wasn't good against Iowa but Iowa's a good, legitimate team (#14 in KenPom). Even without Valentine, MSU should be able to take care of this Minnesota team who lost 3 senior starters from last year without bringing in a lot of talent.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  “The next class is going to step up and take over,” Darien Harris said. “Everything here is a process and it’s about progression. We made another step this year. It will be up to the class behind us to take over.” Harris’ class set the new high mark for wins at Michigan State, leaving with 43 - including two Big Ten Championship Games, a Rose Bowl and a Cotton Bowl - but next year’s senior class will be set up to leave with even more wins. They will enter next season already with 36, needing just eight to surpass the record in 2016.
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Football freep.com —  Count with me now, all the steps backward the Michigan State football program took Thursday night in the final hours of 2015.That would be exactly zero. It sure didn’t take any steps forward in a 38-0 loss to Alabama in the Cotton Bowl, an embarrassing final score after a bad performance against a great team.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  After suffering its first loss of the season, Michigan State’s basketball team spent a couple of days in Dallas to recollect itself. Following the loss to Iowa in the Big Ten opener, the Spartans headed south and watched former Spartan Draymond Green and his Golden State Warriors' teammates play the Dallas Mavericks before taking in the Cotton Bowl on Thursday.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Izzo’s No. 1 Spartans (13-1, 0-1 Big Ten) will try get 2016 off to a good start Saturday at Minnesota (6-7, 0-1). MSU likely will drop from the top spot in the polls regardless of the result of Saturday’s 3 p.m. game at Williams Arena (ESPN2) — but this goes in the books as a shot for the young Golden Gophers to topple the No. 1 team.
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Football msuspartans.com —  This time, there would be no fabulous finish or great escape, no MVP performance or celebratory dance party in the locker room. As Thursday night surrendered to the New Year, all No. 3 Michigan State had to show for its first appearance in the College Football Playoff was a 38-0 Cotton Bowl loss to No. 2 Alabama that in no way mirrored the accomplishments of this season or the previous three for that matter.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State plays its second straight road game to open Big Ten play for the sixth time in the last 15 seasons, traveling to Williams Arena for the first time since December 2012.
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Football freep.com —  Just because this MSU team wasn’t built to beat this Alabama doesn’t mean it wasn’t a successful year. It just means it wasn’t a memorable ending. Alabama does this to a lot of teams. Ask Notre Dame. Ask LSU. Ask Texas. Ask Florida. Every year, the Crimson Tide is play or two away from winning — or competing — for a national title. No other program can say that, except, maybe Ohio State, where the roster is nearly as stacked as Alabama’s.
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Football mlive.com —  The Spartans' secondary had a tough night against Alabama, but Hicks pledged that Michigan State's secondary will work hard to get back into form after the Tide had 285 yards passing and two touchdowns.
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Football mlive.com —  McDowell, the only returning starter next season in Michigan State's front four, said in his mind the Spartans made progress by being one of only four teams to make the College Football Playoff. "I'm proud of my team, because this was a big accomplishment," said McDowell, a second-team All-Big Ten pick this season. "We had a good year and a good run, we have to come back and do it again and get the job done. As long as we're always improving, I'll be happy. As long as there are no steps back."
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Football theonlycolors.com —  MSU totally accomplished a conference title run, a newfound achievement, and a burnished résumé. This season helped MSU establish itself at the top of the Big Ten and indeed, nationally. Only seven college programs can claim being a part of the College Football Playoff. MSU is one of them. All of that said, it's clear that MSU doesn't have the quality of team to win on the biggest stage just yet. There's another step for the program to take; would you bet against Mark Dantonio?
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Football detroitnews.com —  One dreadful loss cannot take away from the great things Spartans accomplished this season
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Football freep.com —  Lisa Kohuth and her family stood on the sidewalk outside the Duffy Daugherty Football Building Friday afternoon in the cold. Bundled up in a coat and hat, the East Lansing resident shuffled from one boot-clad foot to another and waited for the buses carrying her alma mater's team to arrive alongside a little more than a dozen loyal Spartan fans.
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