Volleyball onlyfans.cstv.com —  No. 18 Michigan State played its first road match of the Big Ten schedule on Friday, and couldn’t overcome 21 hitting errors in a 3-0 loss to No. 16 Penn State.
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Football landof10.com —  Jerry Cooper paused. He had a lot to consider. How highly did he think of Michigan State Spartans quarterback Tyler O’Connor? The question wasn’t asked; he just felt compelled to offer his opinion. Cooper has coached hundreds, maybe thousands of players at the high school level. He’s been a head coach since the ‘80s, has been at the helm of five different programs and won a state championship with Columbus Grove (Ohio) in 2003. There’s a lot to consider, right? Well, Cooper took but a brief moment, maybe a half-second, before answering.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State is hitting the court for its first official practice of the 2016-17 season and the only news is good news. The Spartans are on pace to be intact when the season begins. Coach Tom Izzo said prior to Friday's practice that Ben Carter, Kenny Goins and Matt McQuaid are all healthy and on track to be ready to play when the 2016-17 season tips off on Nov. 11.
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Men's Basketball landof10.com —  Tom Izzo has never been one to shy away from competition, but even he knows there has to be some sort of limits. This year’s schedule for the Spartans will test those limits. “The schedule is a concern,” Izzo said. “I think they figured out 13,000 miles in 18 or 19 days. I don’t know who’s done that, from the NBA to anybody. It just worked out that way. It’s not necessarily a huge positive.”
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Xavier Tillman chose to stay close to home, and Tom Izzo continues to assemble a second straight high-profile recruiting class. Tillman, perhaps the best in-state senior in the class of 2017, picked Michigan State this afternoon over Purdue and Marquette at a ceremony at Grand Rapids Christian High.


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Football statenews.com —  MSU basketball head coach Tom Izzo addressed the media Friday prior to the team’s first official practice of the 2016-17 season. Izzo, now a Hall of Famer, will have seven freshmen on the roster this season, and some will play key roles, if the team is to defend its Big Ten title.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  The 2016-17 basketball season for Michigan State is officially underway. Head coach Tom Izzo spoke to reporters on Friday before practice on the upcoming season.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  “It was very close,” Tillman said. “For a while I really believed I was going to Marquette. I liked it there, but when I got done with my visits, I wanted Michigan State. I’ve always wanted Michigan State and nothing’s gonna change it.
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Football detroitnews.com —  The Detroit News' Matt Charboneau breaks down Saturday's Michigan State-Indiana game at Memorial Stadium (8 p.m., BTN/WJR).
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  The rise of Michigan State football began the day the Spartans hired Mark Dantonio as head coach in November 2006. MSU really started establishing itself, though, in Dantonio's fourth season. That 2010 campaign resulted in the Spartans' first Big Ten title (shared) in two decades, and it was the first of three to come in a six-year span. Since then, Michigan State has only lost back-to-back games twice, and both times came in the one down season the Spartans have had in that span in 2012.
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Football msuspartans.com —  In honor of the late Mylan Hicks, Michigan State Athletics has established the Mylan Hicks Memorial Football Scholarship Endowment. The endowment, being established at the request and support of his family and friends, is a tribute to the three-year Spartan football letterwinner (2012-14) from Detroit who was tragically killed Sunday.
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Football freep.com —  The season wasn’t over in 2013 when Michigan State lost to Notre Dame, even if the offense felt like it would never get on track. It didn’t end with a loss to Oregon or even to Ohio State in 2014, although a chance to repeat as Big Ten champions vanished. And there wasn’t a collapse last year after being beaten by Nebraska, a shredded secondary leaving fans feeling equally thrashed emotionally.
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Football freep.com —  One of the players Michigan State is taking a serious look at for the class of 2018 is Jacob Isaia of famed Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas, Nevada. Isaia is the grandson of Spartan Bob Apisa, who starred at fullback for the great MSU teams of the 1960's and was two-time All-America.
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Football freep.com —  Free Press sports writer Chris Solari breaks down and predicts Saturday's Michigan State-Indiana game
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Football isportsweb.com —  The Old Brass Spittoon is up for grabs this weekend as the Michigan State football team travels to Bloomington to take on the Hoosiers. Here are three reasons the Spartans bounce back against IU, and three reasons they begin the Big Ten season 0-2.
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Football mlive.com —  Wake Forest won the coin toss and elected to put its defense on the field. It took all of one play and 13 seconds for Indiana to cash in on that decision as Richard Lagow stepped up in the pocket on play-action and hit Nick Westbrook on a crossing route for a 75-yard touchdown.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  One-hundred and ninety-five days removed from a first-round loss to Middle Tennessee State in the NCAA tournament, Michigan State basketball is back on the floor. Friday marks the first day of the 2016-17 college hoops season. Practice is underway across the country.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Seven short days ago we were all so innocent. Just a fanbase coated in smiles, enjoying what seemed to be a banner victory over the Irish in South Bend. The offensive line was gelling, Tyler O’Connor looked capable and the secondary appeared to be a unit potentially on the rise.
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Football spartannation.com —  Every year before the season I pick one trap game each year for the Spartans. A game they should win, but are in danger of an upset. Before the year I said this about the Spartan and Hoosiers and still feel that way.
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Football mlive.com —  Last week, we were contemplating whether or not Michigan State's game against Michigan could be a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle. It seemed unlikely, but the way both teams looked then, at last possible. Now, as you'll see from the last question in this week's mailbag, the feeling is quite different. (Yes, I know it's meant as a joke, but was also an accurate reflection of the tone of this week's questions.)
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