Football freep.com —  Cook had not seen a replay of Jacksonville State safety Folo Johnson’s dive into his left leg immediately after MSU’s 45-7 win over the Gamecocks. When he watched it later, he was furious. “I was just really (ticked) off, if anything,” Cook said. “It looked gross, it looked really nasty, but the thing that really irritated me was how late it was and how cheap it was. That’s what got me going. I was really upset.” Asked if he thought it was intentional, Cook said: “100%.”
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State appears to be no worse for wear heading into Saturday’s showdown against No. 3 Oregon. In the opening victory over Jacksonville State, Michigan State had its share of players limp off the field. Quarterback Connor Cook took a shot to the left knee on the first series but returned and played the entire first half, while running back Jeremy Langford sat out the second half after injuring his ankle in the first. Both said they were fine, and coach Mark Dantonio reiterated that Tuesday.
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Football youtube.com —  Marcus Rush, Shilique Calhoun and Tony Lippett talk about creating an experience at Oregon, the toughness of the Ducks and keeping a level head in a "hyped" game.

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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State middle linebacker Taiwan Jones has been the most scrutinized player on the No. 7-ranked Spartans throughout the offseason, with many fretting that Jones couldn't possible pick up enough of the defense to fill Max Bullough's shoes. But there was Jones on Tuesday night, smiling as he discussed the challenge No. 7 Michigan State will face at 6:30 p.m. (eastern time) on Saturday when it faces the No. 3-ranked Oregon Ducks, one of the fastest, most complex offenses in the nation.
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Football freep.com —  Freshman running back Royce Freeman made his anticipated debut for the No. 3 Oregon Ducks and showed a glimpse of the talent that was kept behind closed doors all summer. Poised and confident, the 6-foot, 229-pound back is so far handling all the expectations heaped on him as a five-star recruit. Freeman ran for 75 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 carries for the Ducks in Saturday’s 62-13 victory over South Dakota. He also caught a pass for 11 yards.
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Football freep.com —  Pictures probably won’t come from MSU — also a Nike school, with its own history of changing things up for big games — until some time Saturday morning. MSU coach Mark Dantonio had a one-word description Tuesday for the Spartans’ look in Autzen Stadium: “White.”
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Football detroitnews.com —  Early Tuesday, Mark Dantonio talked about the excitement Michigan State feels entering this weekend’s showdown with No. 3 Oregon. “I think we embrace those situations,” he said. “We’ve played in big games before, so that’s not new to us.” By Tuesday afternoon, it was Oregon coach Mark Helfich’s turn to give his thoughts on the top-10 showdown Saturday in Eugene, Ore.
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Football mlive.com —  Oregon coach Mark Helfrich and his Ducks are embracing the hype surrounding their top 10 battle with Michigan State on Saturday. "We love this kind of game,'' said Helfrich, whose No. 3-ranked team is anywhere from an 11- to 14-point favorite over the No. 7-ranked Spartans. "It's a great story line, great for the media, great for the fans ... there will be some hyperbole drawn out of it.''
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Football theonlycolors.com —  For Dantonio, the opportunity he and his team have Saturday night at Autzen Stadium is just another step in the process toward making Michigan State a national brand and not just one inside the 14-team Big Ten.
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio doesn’t deny that Michigan State is bringing the Big Ten banner with it when his team heads out west to Oregon Thursday. But he’s not buying the narrative that the game’s result has a significant larger meaning for the two leagues as a whole.
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Field Hockey statenews.com —  All three of the MSU field hockey members named to the preseason Big Ten Players to Watch List were seniors. Yes, team captain Heather Howie is also a senior. Yet, it’s starting to look like the underclassmen on this roster will be the ones to push the Spartans to the next level.
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Cross Country msuspartans.com —  Michigan State men’s cross country runner Nick Moon was recognized as the Big Ten Conference men’s cross country Athlete of the Week on Tuesday afternoon. He is receiving the award for the first time as a Spartan and is the first MSU men’s runner to receive the honor since Andrew Cusmano in 2013.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's crucial week two matchup with Oregon will indeed be a top-10 battle on the west coast. The Spartans (1-0) moved up one spot to No. 7 in The Associated Press' latest Top 25 poll. Michigan State routed Jacksonville State last week, 45-7. The Spartans will take on Oregon, who held firm at No. 3, on Saturday night in Eugene.
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Football spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman and Coach Dantonio talk about what it takes to get a football team to the west coast.
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Football detroitnews.com —  With the matchup between Michigan State and Oregon still four days away, the hype is already kicking in to high gear. ESPN will have its GameDay crew on site and analysts around the country are already breaking down what is likely the marquee matchup of the non-conference season in college football. But Mark Dantonio doesn’t think for one second his team will be fazed by it. Oregon’s Autzen Stadium is not huge, with capacity at 54,000, but it can be very loud.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio got nostalgic today, as he looked ahead to the biggest game in college football Saturday: a top-10 matchup between the Spartans and Oregon at Autzen Stadium (6:30 p.m., Fox). Seven years ago, Dantonio recalled, when he was starting out as MSU’s head coach, “it was about trying to get to these moments.”
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Football mlive.com —  "Right now I anticipate them practicing and playing,'' Dantonio said at his weekly press conference on Tuesday in the north end zone facility at Spartan Stadium. "We'll list them and when we get to the game, if they're not going to play, I'll let you know.''
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Football theonlycolors.com —  The Spartans move up two spots from last week. Michigan State's impressive win over Jacksonville State was enough to earn them a two-spot improvement in the Coaches poll, putting them above Ohio State for the time being.
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Football grantland.com —  Mark Dantonio and Pat Narduzzi have shared a sideline for more than a decade, first at Cincinnati and now at Michigan State, and in the process they’ve forged one of college football’s great coaching pairings. In recent years the head coach and his defensive coordinator won the Big Ten title, returned the Spartans to the promised land of Pasadena, and accomplished something even more exceedingly rare: In the age of the wide-open offense, they’ve built a shutdown college defense.
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