Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State's defense has been among the best in the nation for three years running and the Spartans will expect no less in 2014. Still, six starters are gone, so some guys will have to step up.
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Football detroitnews.com —  It took the Michigan State offense a few weeks to get going last season, but once it did, it led the Spartans to a Big Ten championship and a victory in the Rose Bowl. Most of that core is back for 2014.
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Football freep.com —  Considering Waynes' NFL-caliber ability, Dennard's replacement will probably see a lot of action this season. The safety spot is less of a concern with Williamson poised to take over for Lewis and Cox pushing.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Izzo has been telling anyone who would listen the past three years that all Trice needed was a run of time without any injuries, and that would enable Trice to develop into a tremendous player. Last Tuesday in a Moneyball league game at the Aim High facility in Dimondale, Trice stole the ball and exploded off the floor to dunk with ease, and Izzo's vision was there for all to see.
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Football mlive.com —  Florida high school star Kaleel Gaines, one of the most highly recruited players in the Sunshine State, told MLive.com on Sunday that he has narrowed his list of schools to three and he plans to announce his decision the first week of August. "It's Michigan State, Auburn and Alabama,'' said Gaines, who hails from Frostproof, Fla. "I'll probably just call the coaches then and let them know I have committed.''
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Football foxsports.com —  "Their burning desire to get better," Cook said. "I feel like everyone on our whole football team is just striving for greatness every day. You know for all the things we've accomplished, guys are more hungry. And that starts with the older guys, and the younger guys are following their lead."
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