Football detroitnews.com —  There are certainly big games to come for Michigan State, especially those within the East Division of the Big Ten. But this week’s matchup with No. 19 Nebraska might be the most intriguing.
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Men's Soccer msuspartans.com —  Men's soccer goalkeeper Zach Bennett was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, Sept. 29th following consecutive shutouts against Bowling Green and Rutgers.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  At least nine Michigan State women's basketball games will be televised on either ESPN2 or the Big Ten Network during the 2014-15 season, it was announced by the Big Ten Conference on Monday. The Spartans will also have 10 games aired on BTN Plus.
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Football freep.com —  The numbers say it, and so did Bo Pelini. No one gives Michigan State's defense more trouble than Nebraska. After the Spartans collected five turnovers en route to a 41-21 lead and 41-28 win at Nebraska last season -- despite giving up 182 rushing yards -- Pelini said: "We've run the football on them for three years. They're a quality football team, but we've run the football on them before, and we'll run it on them again.''
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Football freep.com —  Coming into this year, the Spartans had high expectations for the defense. They weren't supposed to be as good as last year's team but, with a new batch of talent, the team was supposed to quickly gel and become elite. Then the D looked shaky against Jacksonville State. Then they gave up 46 points to Oregon. Then they gave up big plays to Eastern Michigan and Wyoming.
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Football mlive.com —  Since Nebraska began Big Ten play in 2011, it has owned the Michigan State rushing defense. On average, the Cornhuskers have rushed for 133.10 yards more than the Michigan State defense allows the rest of its opponents. In 2013, the Spartans defense allowed an average of 86.57 rushing yards per game. Nebraska rushed for 182.
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Volleyball msuspartans.com —  Big Ten play continues this week, and Michigan State has a home-and-home series on tap with travel partner and archrival Michigan.• Tuesday's game in Ann Arbor will be played at the Chrisler Center, and will air live on the Big Ten Network. Friday's game will take place at Jenison Field House, and will be the annual "Jam Jenison" promotion, and the first 500 fans to arrive will receive "Jam Jenison" t-shirts.
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Football freep.com —  EAST LANSING – Bo Pelini had a lot of nice things to say today about Michigan State the football team and the athletic department, saying the Spartans "do things the right way" and "have a lot of integrity." Faux Pelini mostly stuck to conversing with MSU's punter. One of the great Twitter parody accounts in sports, @FauxPelini, had a good time with the Spartans' resident comedic tweeter, senior Mike Sadler — as he's done in the past.
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Football mlive.com —  Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong came across as a very confident young man in a Cornhuskers' question-and-answer press conference release posted on the school's website on Monday afternoon. "We take care of the football, offense rolls,'' Armstrong said, asked how hungry he is entering Saturday night's 8 p.m. Big Ten showdown at No. 10-ranked Michigan State (3-1).
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Football detroitnews.com —  When Michigan State beat Nebraska for the first time in the series last season, Cornhuskers coach Bo Pelini wasn't exactly giving the Spartans credit. He had just watched his team lose 41-28, but five turnovers played a role as the Cornhuskers were able to effectively move the ball, rushing for more than 180 yards (123 from Ameer Abdullah).
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Men's Golf msuspartans.com —  With the action moving to Bridgman, Mich., the Michigan State men's golf team had its best round of the season with an even-284 to take the lead at the Notre Dame-hosted Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic on Monday.
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Football mlive.com —  Nebraska coach Bo Pelini stressed at his Monday press conference that the Cornhuskers have to take care not to beat themselves. No. 10 Michigan State hosts Nebraska on Saturday. Nebraska has three interceptions and three lost fumbles this season, but Pelini might just as well have been talking about last year's game against Michigan State, when five turnovers led to a 41-28 Spartans' victory.
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Football mlive.com —  The game time for Michigan State's Oct. 11 trip to Purdue has been set for 3:30 p.m., and the game will be televised by ABC and ESPN2, according to a Purdue press release.
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Football freep.com —  Langford, after rushing 16 times for 137 yards and a touchdown in the 56-14 win over Wyoming, said the most important thing afterward — that the left ankle that has nagged him all season was a nonfactor. "It felt great today," Langford said after the game. "It felt good getting out there and being able to run and not worry about it at all."
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Football freep.com —  Free Press sports writer Joe Rexrode breaks down three lessons learned Saturday:
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Football freep.com —  Pat Narduzzi was getting a little bit excited, as he tends to do when talking about the game of football. Blitzes, sacks, interceptions, hard hits — these are the things that get Michigan State's defensive coordinator going. Unless he's working with an offense that is playing so well, Narduzzi is compelled to glance at it from the coaching box while scheming up his next defensive series.
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Football mlive.com —  The Spartans wilted in the Pacific Northwest heat the last time they were part of a high-profile showdown like they'll have against Nebraska on Saturday night.
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Football mlive.com —  The 533 yards of total offense jumps off of the page on Michigan State's final stat sheet from its 56-14 win over Wyoming Saturday. But when co-offensive coordinator Dave Warner walked into the interview room, the first number he mentioned was the number of penalties. "We had nine, felt more like we had about 29," Warner said. "We'll wait and see that on film. That's a little bit disappointing. Discuss »