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    • Michigan State Spartans
    • 7:54 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Connor Kruse's return gives Michigan State's offensive line depth, motivation

    Last season, Michigan State's offensive line excelled at rolling eight or nine players into games on a weekly basis. That hasn't been as easy this season, but it appears help could be on the way.

  1. Big Ten struggles to generate power in college football's new alignment

    No longer can the Big Ten say, from top to bottom, it is on par with the other Power Five conferences. A 1-10 mark against those teams, along with a 5-3 record against the Mid-American Conference, has cemented the Big Ten as a solid No. 5.

    • 11:30 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Michigan State vows not to overlook Eastern Michigan

    As No. 11 Michigan State prepares to get back to the business of playing games following last week's bye, it's not exactly getting ready for a showdown with a college football giant.

    • 11:30 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio wants younger players to gain experience

    Following Michigan State's loss to Oregon, defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi suggested there would be changes to the Spartans' depth chart. Released Tuesday, it was almost exactly the same as it was against Oregon.

    • 12:10 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Michigan State football sells near-record 61,931 season tickets

    A year after winning the Rose Bowl, Michigan State football sold 61,931 season tickets, a significant chunk of Spartan Stadium's 75,005 capacity.

    • 8:49 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Michigan State receiver Tony Lippett thrives in shift to offense

    What he's done in his third full season is become Michigan State's most reliable receiver. In the opener against Jacksonville State, he had a career-high 167 yards and followed that with a career-high 11 receptions against Oregon.

  2. Michigan, Michigan State basketball getting prime play on Big Ten Network

    The Big Ten Network released times for most of its conference basketball lineup Tuesday and Michigan State and Michigan are featured prominently.

  3. Football on TV this week

    Here are the NFL, college and high school football games on TV this week.

    • 10:58 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Emerging leaders have MSU's Tom Izzo looking forward to season

    While last week was an off week for the Michigan State football team, things are just beginning to ramp up for Izzo and the basketball team, starting with recruiting and individaul workouts.

    • 8:08 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Idle Michigan State moves up two spots to No. 11 in Top 25

    Michigan State (2-1), which was off this week after last week's loss at Oregon, is No. 11 in this week's poll, taking advantage of losses by Georgia and USC, which sent them tumbling in the poll.

    • 6:21 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
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    Missed assignments could lead to lineup changes on Michigan State defense

    Less than a week after allowing as many points as it has in the last four seasons, Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi was lamenting the missed opportunities in a 46-27 loss to Oregon while suggesting there could be changes to the lineup.

    • 12:44 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
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    MSU coaches hit road for John Kelly, Donnie Corley, other major prospects

    Head coach Mark Dantonio and wide receivers coach Terrence Samuel made their way to Detroit King, where the Spartans have two commits.

  4. Wojo's Pigskin Picks: Big Ten bludgeoned but not broken (yet)

    The Big Ten never has been overly interested in trivial things such as 'national titles,' 'bowl victories,' or 'recruits with less than 25-percent body fat.'

    • 11:15 PM, Sep. 11, 2014
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    Michigan State's goals still within reach, despite loss to Oregon

    With a bye this week, the Spartans have had a light week while the staff has been focusing on recruiting. But they were back on the practice field Thursday pointing toward next week's game against Eastern Michigan.

  5. Area rising stars in 2017 recruiting class drawing attention from major colleges

    The talent from the class of 2017 for football in the metro area is at an elite level at some schools with a number of recruits already getting offers from top- ...

  6. Read the Thursday MSU football chat with Matt Charboneau

    Michigan State has a bye this week, but there's never a bad time to talk Michigan State football. Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News hosted a live chat on the ...

    • 12:25 PM, Sep. 10, 2014
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    Spartans No. 9, Wolverines No. 10 in ESPN's College Basketball Future Power Rankings

    Michigan State and Michigan are ranked ninth and 10th in ESPN's Future Power Rankings -- an analysis on the health of college basketball progams.

    • 3:38 PM, Sep. 9, 2014
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    Michigan State has proven it can bounce back after frustrating losses

    The Spartans enjoy a bye again this week and while it won't be an intense week, coach Mark Dantonio sees no reason to believe his team won't respond the way it ...

    • 9:35 PM, Sep. 8, 2014
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    For Michigan State's defense, limiting big plays tops to-do list

    After Saturday's 46-27 defeat at the hands of Oregon, it's clear that this unit while it showed flashes of dominance against the Ducks still has plenty of ...

  7. Football on TV this week

    Here are the NFL, college and high school football games on TV this week.

    • 1:16 PM, Sep. 8, 2014
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    MSU-EMU will start at noon BTN; UM-Utah is at 3:30 on ABC

    The Spartans (1-1) will host Eastern Michigan at noon on the Big Ten Network. The Wolverines (1-1) will entertain Utah at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.

    • 9:56 PM, Sep. 7, 2014
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    Michigan State will regroup after demoralizing loss to Oregon

    Missed assignments and missed tackles caught up to them in the final quarter-plus as Oregon scored 28 straight points to win, 46-27. The loss ended an 11-game ...

    • 2:53 PM, Sep. 7, 2014
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    Michigan State falls to No. 13 in AP poll after loss to Oregon

    Michigan State fell from No. 7 to No. 13 in this week's Associated Press college football poll following the 46-27 loss to Oregon.

    • 2:42 AM, Sep. 7, 2014
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    Michigan State can spin a rosier story, but this loss hurts -- a lot

    If the poor perception of the conference hadn't taken enough of a hit with Wisconsin's collapse last week at LSU, then Saturday might have been the ultimate ...

  8. Big Ten falls flat on marquee weekend

    Billed as a chance for the conference to take that perception and smash it to pieces, the Big Ten, instead of seizing the opportunity, had one of its worst ...

    • 1:23 AM, Sep. 7, 2014
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    'Black Saturday' likely has eliminated Michigan State, entire Big Ten from title talk

    This was a costly day for the Michigan State and the rest of the Big Ten, which also saw Michigan and Ohio State lose Saturday. Even if Michigan State runs the ...

    • 1:46 AM, Sep. 7, 2014
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    For once, a team gets the best of Michigan State's stellar defense

    Before Saturday's 46-27 loss to No. 3 Oregon, the Spartans hadn't allowed that many points since getting beaten 49-7 by Alabama in the Capital One Bowl ...

    • 12:48 AM, Sep. 7, 2014
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    No. 3 Oregon shows might, storms past No. 7 Michigan State in 2nd half

    For about two-and-a-half quarters Saturday evening in Eugene, Ore., Michigan State looked like it was on its way to one of its biggest regular-season victories ...

    • 1:28 AM, Sep. 7, 2014
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    Final score was ugly, but Mark Dantonio 'proud' of Michigan State's intensity for most of the game

    No. 7 Michigan State ended up losing to No. 3 Oregon, 46-27, on Saturday at Autzen Stadium. And as much as the Ducks' high-flying offense had to do with it, ...

    • 10:01 PM, Sep. 5, 2014
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    • Michigan State Spartans

    Michigan State-Oregon preview: Ducks QB Marcus Mariota deadly efficient

    The Heisman hopeful is the spark to the Ducks offense and is closing in on several career school records. As a sophomore, he threw for 3,665 yards and 31 TDs ...

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