Football mlive.com —  The best player on Michigan State's defense and the best player on Nebraska's offense had a friendly back and forth on Twitter Monday night to kick off game week between the two teams. Spartans defensive end Shilique Calhoun wished Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah good luck Saturday, when the teams face off at Spartan Stadium (8 p.m., ABC). Discuss »
Football detroitnews.com —  On Sunday night, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was asked about some of his defense's breakdowns following a 56-14 victory over Wyoming. The same thing happened at his weekly news conference on Tuesday. It's become a common theme in this young season.
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Football freep.com —  Highlights from Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio's Tuesday news conference
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Football freep.com —  Connor Kruse's early return from a "knee-ish" injury and the expected return of starting center Jack Allen to the field Saturday means Nebraska could be the first opponent to see Michigan State's full offensive line.
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Volleyball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State fell to 8-6 on the season and 1-2 in the Big Ten Conference with a tough four-set loss at Michigan on Tuesday evening (20-25, 25-22, 24-26, 23-25). Michigan is now 6-7 and is also 1-2 in the Big Ten Conference, and the teams won't have to wait long for a rematch as the teams face off again on Friday at 7 p.m. at Jenison Field House.
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Football mlive.com —  Randy Gregory has been a one-man wrecking machine for the Nebraska defense, setting a school record last season for most sacks by a first-year player (10.5) and getting 4.5 more sacks in the Cornhuskers past two games this season. Connor Cook has seen the film, and he still has memories from last season's game at Nebraska of Gregory chasing him down and taking him to the turf for a sack and four quarterback hurries in the Spartans' 41-28 victory.
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Football freep.com —  "Immediately" and "directly" were the two key words from Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio on the question of concussion protocol — that's how it would be communicated to him, he said, if one of his players was diagnosed after a game with a concussion. And that seems pretty obvious, as does this answer from Dantonio on Tuesday about dealing with a potential concussion during a game: "We're not going to put anybody in the game that we think is at risk."
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Football grantland.com —  Like their more high-profile Southern cousins at Alabama, Michigan State quarterbacks under coach Mark Dantonio tend to come off the assembly line in one model: “efficient,” a useful term for a succession of guys who are slightly bigger than average, a lot slower than average, and charged primarily with not screwing things up for the defense.
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Men's Golf msuspartans.com —  Behind its lowest three-round score of the season, the Michigan State men's golf team captured the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic, carding a team total of 863 (288-284-291) Tuesday at the Warren Golf Course in Notre Dame, Ind.
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Men's Soccer clickondetroit.com —  The latest poll from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has the Michigan State men's team ranked No. 17 among NCAA Division I teams. The Spartans are 5-1-2 overall and 1-0-1 in Big Ten conference play. They most recently played Rutgers to a 0-0 draw on Sunday in East Lansing.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio held his weekly press conference Tuesday inside the Tom and Lupe Izzo Family Media Center at the Spartan Stadium North End Zone Complex to preview Saturday's prime-time showdown against No. 19 Nebraska. The No. 10 Spartans (3-1) play host to the Huskers (5-0, 1-0) at 8 p.m. in Spartan Stadium; the game will be televised nationally on ABC.


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Cross Country msuspartans.com —  For the second straight week, the Michigan State women’s cross country team continued their ascent in the NCAA Division I Cross Country National Coaches Poll. The Spartans received three of 12 first-place votes as they moved up one spot to No. 2 in the poll behind top-ranked Michigan. Oregon, Stanford, and Georgetown rounded the top five in the rankings.
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Ice Hockey msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State hockey team will host an open practice and Green and White game this weekend to begin preparations for the 2014-15 season. Both events are free to the public.
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Cross Country msuspartans.com —  Caleb Rhynard of the Michigan State men’s cross country team has been named the Big Ten Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week, announced by the conference office on Tuesday. He is taking home the honor for the second time in his career and is the third Spartan to earn the award in 2014, joining men’s teammate Nick Moon and women’s teammate Rachele Schulist.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State appears to be heading in a bit healthier than it has been over the course of the nonconference season, highlighted by the fact junior Jack Allen is listed No. 1 at center after missing last week's game against Wyoming with an undisclosed injury.
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Football impact89fm.org —  No more cupcake games for the Spartans. After scoring 73 points against Eastern Michigan, and 56 points against Wyoming in back-to-back weeks, the red-hot MSU offense will see their first conference action against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, who are ranked no. 19 in the AP Poll, and no. 17 in the USA Today Poll.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State has given up scoring plays of 40 yards or longer in each of the past three games heading into Saturday night's Big Ten showdown against undefeated Nebraska. But Mark Dantonio, coach of the No. 10-ranked Spartans (3-1), still says this year's Michigan State defense can be as good as the 2013 unit that finished in the top three in the nation in all four majors statistical categories.
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Volleyball impact89fm.org —  One of the more meaningful games of the Spartan volleyball season begins tonight. Michigan State (8-5, 1-1) attempts to improve their all-time, rivalry win record against the University of Michigan (5-7, 0-2) at Crisler Arena tonight. Spartan volleyball leads Michigan 50-38-1 all-time.
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