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Football btn.com —  You won’t find many better fronts in the nation. End Shilique Calhoun is everybody’s All-American after surprisingly saying “no” to the NFL and returning for his senior season. Lawrence Thomas is an anchor at the other end after kicking out from his tackle spot to take Marcus Rush’s position. Inside, Joel Heath is a steady vet, while Malik McDowell looks to turn freshman success into sophomore superstardom. The depth for line coach Ron Burton is unmatched with tantalizing redshirt freshman Montez Sweat and Demetrius Cooper leading the charge.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State lines up seventh in the nation and No. 2 in the Big Ten East Division, according to the Athlon Sports preseason football magazine. The magazine notes the Spartans' strength and experience at quarterback and on both the offensive and defensive lines.
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Football mlive.com —  There might not be a more inexact science of mainstream sports analysis than that of high school football recruiting, with different services ranking different players at different levels based on their limited observations. A newer recruiting ranking formula worth looking at is the "Rank by Offers" website, which bases team and player rankings on the number of offers the players receive.
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Football detroitnews.com —  The Michigan State football team is moving up in some people's eyes without having played a game in 2015. The spring season will do that, according to Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com, who revealed his "post-spring" Top 25 on Tuesday. In it, he has the Spartans checking in at No. 6, up three spots from his pre-spring rankings.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  State is ranked 12th on Eamonn Brennan's Revised Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2015-16 at ESPN.com. Brennan writes: "No team has risen higher in our rankings than Tom Izzo's Spartans, who checked in at No. 24 on April 7. What happened?
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Spartans already had commitments from five-star forward Deyonta Davis, four-star guard Matt McQuaid and three-star guard Kyle Ahrens.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  National outlets are ready to hit "send" on the premature preseason top-25 lists as soon as the national title game wraps, and there's a wide range of early takes on Michigan State – which finished No. 7 in the final coaches poll after a surprise run to the Final Four.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State could be poised to start next season from a much higher ranking compared to 2014, when it rose from a No. 18 preseason slot to go to the Final Four. The various early 2015-16 preseason top 25 lists released Tuesday have Michigan State as high as No. 9 and as low No. 24.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State beat one top ten team and took another to overtime in the span of two days, and as a result are now once again a ranked team themselves. Michigan State checked in at No. 23 in this week's Associated Press college basketball poll, breaking a string of 12 straight weeks of being unranked.
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Football espn.go.com —  Shilique Calhoun's return guarantees the Spartan Dawgs will retain their bite up front. Starting defensive tackles Lawrence Thomas and Joel Heath also will be back, and Malik McDowell could be ready to take a leap forward after getting his feet wet as a true freshman. Michigan State does have to replace four-year starter Marcus Rush, but it has Demetrius Cooper groomed to take on a much larger role. This is a deep and talented bunch anchored by a potential NFL first-rounder in Calhoun.
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Men's Basketball cbssports.com —  The big winner this week in the coaches poll? Michigan State. The Spartans won four straight and is back in the rankings after a winter hiatus.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State has slipped a spot in ESPN's post-signing day "Way-Too-Early Top 25" rankings without so much as playing a game or unexpectedly losing an underclassman to the upcoming NFL draft. Alabama jumped from No. 10 to No. 4, which knocked Michigan State from No. 6 down to No. 7.
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State, which capped off an 11-2 season with a comeback win over Baylor in the 2015 Cotton Bowl, is ranked No. 5 in the final Associated Press and USA TODAY/Amway Coaches Polls.
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Football freep.com —  To put MSU's feat in perspective, Wisconsin has never done it and Michigan last did it in the late 1940s
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Football mlive.com —  The Spartans finished No. 5 in the AP Top 25 poll, tied with Florida State, but so far the early preseason prognosticators have them starting next season lower in the ranks.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Kentucky remains No. 1 in the AP Top 25, though two overtime games loosened its hold on the top spot a bit. Michigan State received 67 votes in the poll, good for the unofficial No. 27 spot.
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Women's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State has fallen out of the Associated Press poll for the first time this season. The Spartans (8-6, 0-3 Big Ten) opened their conference schedule with three losses. They were rated No. 24 before Sunday's 74-65 defeat at U-M.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  This week marks the first time since Jan. 31, 2011 that Michigan State received no votes
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Women's Basketball detroitnews.com —  South Carolina remained at No. 1 in The Associated Press poll for the fourth straight week after a 62-point win in its lone game, while Michigan State moved up one spot to No. 18.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State is ranked No. 25 in this week's Associated Press college basketball poll, following Sunday night's 87-61 win over Oakland. MSU returns to the Top 25 after a one-week absence.
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