Football msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State football team conducted its 13th practice of the spring Tuesday afternoon, splitting time between the outdoor fields behind the Duffy Daugherty Building and Spartan Stadium. Prior to practice, Spartan head coach Mark Dantonio addressed the media to give an update on the team as it enters the final week of spring drills.
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Softball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State hosted intra-state rival Central Michigan on Wednesday for its final mid-week game of the regular season, and two runs for the Chippewas in both the sixth and seventh innings allowed the visitors to come back from a 4-2 deficit to claim a 6-4 victory.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Sides were chosen for the annual Green-White spring football game with a player draft Wednesday afternoon in the auditorium at the Clara Bell Smith Center. The seniors, who were selected earlier by the coaches, drafted the underclassmen position by position until the roster was completed.

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Jalyn Powell is surprise name of the day at Michigan State spring game draft Detroit Free Press
Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook was the first pick in the MSU spring game draft today, going to the White team, but the real intrigue came after Cook was chosen. Redshirt freshman safety Jalyn Powell was the surprise pick of the day, going to the Green team before veteran safeties RJ Williamson and Demetrious Cox were picked. Asked about the pick of Powell, Taiwan Jones of the Green team said: "He plays Spartan Dawg defense. He's not afraid to hit, he gets turnovers, that's why we think he can help us win."

Connor Cook picked first, but plenty of surprises MLive
Michigan State's annual players' draft for the Green-White spring game was revealing in terms of how it reflected what the seniors picking the teams think about their underclassmen teammates. The Spartans' annual spring game takes place at 2 p.m. Saturday at Spartan Stadium, and Coach Mark Dantonio has been vocal about wanting 50,000 fans to show up.

Michigan State chooses up sides for spring game Detroit News
With Michigan State’s spring game set for Saturday at Spartan Stadium, the seniors got down to picking sides on Wednesday afternoon. The senior class was placed on the Green team and the White teams by the coaching staff before the players drafted the remaining rosters position by position. Discuss »
Football statenews.com —  With the NFL Draft quickly approaching, many athletes have spent the last few months preparing in hopes of hearing their name called during the three-day draft. MSU has a host of players who are anticipating hearing their name called, with many others that will look for other chances to the NFL. The biggest names coming from the green and white with NFL potential are cornerback Darqueze Dennard, linebacker Max Bullough, safety Isaiah Lewis and wide receiver Bennie Fowler.
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Football mlive.com —  For Connor Cook, becoming Michigan State’s starting quarterback last season brought about a change in mentality. All of a sudden, he was more able to live in the moment during games, shrug off mistakes and look forward.
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Football freep.com —  The obvious question for Dave Warner: What’s next? And that goes for his offense and his ink. The Michigan State play caller and co-offensive coordinator followed through on his promise to the team before last season to get a rose tattoo if MSU made the Rose Bowl (it’s on his right calf), and he is not ruling out more body art in exchange for achievement. “There’s got to be some sort of symbol of the national title game, right?” Warner said. “I’m not sure what it is.”
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State will play host to at least 25 high school prospects on Saturday, including many of the top in-state prospects. The prospects will all be on unofficial visits. Already this week, Drayton Carlberg, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound lineman from DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis, was on the Michigan State campus for an unofficial visit.
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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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Football detroitnews.com —  As Demetrius Cooper was preparing for his junior season at Chicago Morgan Park, he was a quickly-rising defensive end prospect. The top programs in the nation were all starting to notice – Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, and yes, Michigan State. Then early in his junior year, Cooper injured his knee. That’s when it all stopped. “Everything just went dark,” Cooper said. “I was like, ‘I’m done with football.’” Except there was one team that didn’t disappear – Michigan State.
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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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Football mlive.com —  No one on the Michigan State football team was more excited than Darien Harris when the news came out on Tuesday that the Spartans would be playing a night game at Maryland on Nov. 15. Harris is one of two players on the Michigan State roster — fourth-year walk-on offensive guard Adam Brown is the other — who hails from the "Old Line State.''
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Football mlive.com —  The Spartans rising senior said Tuesday that he injured his knee against Nebraska Nov. 16 when he came down wrong on a third-quarter punt. With an aggravated tendon in his plant leg -- one that had bothered him all season and the season before that -- he wasn’t the same in the last four games of the season.
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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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Football mlive.com —  “I don’t see my defense giving up many points, so I’ll go out on a limb and say a shutout,” Drummond said. “I’ll give our offense a lot of credit, we’ve got Connor Cook, some explosive receivers, a good line. I don’t see Travis letting him get touched too many times. I”ll go on a limb and say we’ll put up 45, 46 points.”
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