Football detroitnews.com —  Friday is decision day for Chicago DePaul Prep defensive tackle Raequan Williams, a 6-foot-5, 280-pound senior who is considered one of the nation's best at his position. Williams told Scout's Beth Long that he is down to Iowa and Michigan State. While the Hawkeyes appeared to be in the catbird seat for much of his recruitment, Long believes the Spartans are due to add another piece to their 2015 class.
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Football mlive.com —  The Cotton Bowl Classic is a football game, not a track meet, but you might not know it talking to the Michigan State football players. The word "tempo" has been sprinkled into most every interview conducted by the Spartans' defensive players when asked about taking on a Baylor hurry-up offense that leads the nation in scoring and yardage.
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Football freep.com —  It's exhausting just listening to MSU players talk about this week's bowl practices – sounds like Damion Terry and Tyler O'Connor are basically throwing bombs every other play or so as they alternate between taking second-team offense reps and scout-team reps. Those two are combining to emulate Baylor's Bryce Petty. It's the most they can do for this team until one of them succeeds Connor Cook in 2016.
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Football freep.com —  Rivals 4-star and top 250 football recruit Raequan Williams of DePaul Collegiate High School in Chicago will decide which college he will attend tonight prior to his basketball game. The 6-foot-6, 280-pound prospect has an impressive offer list which includes Michigan State, Iowa, Oregon, Penn State, Arizona, Missouri and a host of other BCS programs.
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Football spartansportsnetwork.com —  This Week George And Coach Preview The Cotton Bowl Game Against Baylor. They Also Recap The Season. Guest Include Senior Receiver Tony Lippett And Senior Defensive Back Kurtis Drummond.
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Men's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Branden Dawson suffered a stable, non-displaced fracture on his left wrist. He will miss Michigan State's next two games, and could be back in action for the start of the Big Ten season.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes insists he doesn't pay attention to reports about whether he'll return for his senior season. One thing the junior is clear about is he has yet to make a decision. "I haven't really thought about it," Waynes said. "The main thing I'm thinking about is sending out the seniors with a win and hopefully finish in the top five again for another year."
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State had three juniors looking at the NFL two years ago and lost all three – Le'Veon Bell, Will Gholston and Dion Sims. Now there are three more in that position, and it looks like much more of a mixed bag with a couple weeks left until the No. 7 Spartans (10-2) finish their season against No. 4 Baylor (11-1) in the Jan. 1 Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas (12:30 p.m., ESPN).
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Football mlive.com —  Waynes said his parents are coming to East Lansing on Friday and will meet with him and the MSU coaching staff to discuss his future.
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Women's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State travels to Winter Park, Fla., for two games at the Florida Sunshine Classic in a three-team tournament. On Saturday, Dec. 20, the Spartans take on No. 9/9 Baylor at 4 p.m. ET. The Bears hold a 2-0 advantage against Michigan State. MSU will conclude the tournament on Sunday, Dec. 21 against No.19/22 Syracuse at 4 p.m. ET. This is the first meeting between the Spartans and the Orange.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  For 24 minutes and 29 seconds of game time Wednesday night, Michigan State finally had a full squad available. Forward Javon Bess was on the bench and available after his broken foot healed. Guard Alvin Ellis was in his fourth game back from a sprained ankle and at 95 percent. Even guard Bryn Forbes was playing without a wrist brace for the first time. Then senior forward Branden Dawson hit the floor.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  The Big Ten Network reveals who you voted in on Michigan State football's Mount Rushmore at 6 PM Eastern tonight. Here's how SpartanDan and Pete see it.
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Men's Basketball bleacherreport.com —  Michigan State clicks when Bryn Forbes and Matt Costello are clicking—look no further than the Spartans’ 66-46 victory Wednesday night over Eastern Michigan for proof of that.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Denzel Valentine said he was more worried about the scoreboard than his scoring column on Wednesday night at Breslin Center. "We decided we weren't going to be one of the teams to get upset and be on SportsCenter and everyone is talking about you,'' Valentine said. "We have enough losses already -- we don't need any more.''
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Football mlive.com —  Strong, reliable and determined, Michigan State tailback Jeremy Langford represents the ultimate blue-collar back in college football. What the 6-foot-1, 208-pound senior lacks in glitz and glamour, he more than makes up for in production, as Langford will roll into the Cotton Bowl Classic riding a school-record streak of nine-straight 100-yard rushing performances.
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Football freep.com —  One of the top prospects in the Midwest for the class of 2016 is Eden Prairie (Minn.) linebacker Carter Coughlin. Rivals.com ranks the 6-foot-4, 205-pound prospect the No. 2 player in Minnesota and the No. 18 outside linebacker in the nation. Michigan State has been very active recruiting the Land of 10,000 Lakes the last few years because of the work of primary recruiter Brad Salem. This summer, Coughlin was able to camp at MSU and this fall the Spartans were able to have him on campus for the game against Michigan.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Turns out the 2-3 zone wasn't the scariest thing about Michigan State's game with Eastern Michigan. Michigan State (8-3) pulled away late in the first half for an easy 66-46 home win over the Eagles, who came into the game 8-1.

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Javon Bess makes debut, shows toughness with five boards MLive
Out of the scariest moment of Michigan State's season was born the debut of the Spartans' most anticipated player. Spartans forward Branden Dawson went down with a wrist injury with 15 minutes left in the second half against Eastern Michigan and didn't return to the game. A minute later, with the Spartans' rotation thinned, freshman Javon Bess made his Michigan State debut.

Javon Bess makes debut; new position in future? Detroit Free Press
Javon Bess has been preparing to play a wing position – shooting guard or small forward, often interchangeable in Michigan State's system – all fall. So now that you're back on the court, Javon, how does power forward sound? "If coach asks me to, that's what I'll do," Bess said after making his season debut Wednesday in MSU's 66-46 rout of Eastern Michigan. "I don't think it would be too big of a transition."

Eagles Clipped in East Lansing Impact Sports
Riding high off of a defeat of a 45-42 defeat of the Michigan Wolverines, the Eagles of Eastern Michigan came into East Lansing with an upset mindset. Unfortunately for the Eagles, the men of Sparta were in no mood to be a headline upset. The final score was 66-46 MSU.

No. 25 Michigan State Tops Eastern Michigan, 66-46 MSUSpartans.com
Branden Dawson went up for what would have been an emphatic dunk - a brief highlight in a game without very many of them. But before he could slam the ball through the hoop, Dawson was fouled and landed hard on the court. He then left the game and didn't return. "Every time I feel good about (the team), there's something else that goes wrong," Spartans coach Tom Izzo said. "It looks like just a bad sprain so far."

MSU rolls past EMU; Branden Dawson injured Detroit News
Tom Izzo said if you would have told him before Wednesday's game against Eastern Michigan that Michigan State would win by 20 points, he would have been as "happy as 10 men." But it was difficult for Izzo to have those types of emotions after No. 25 Michigan State's 66-46 victory over Eastern Michigan at the Breslin Center. That's because early in the second half, senior forward Branden Dawson left the game with a left wrist injury and did not return to the game.

Branden Dawson sprains wrist vs. Eastern Michigan, timeframe uncertain MLive
randen Dawson suffered a sprained left wrist in the second half of his team's 66-46 win Wednesday over Eastern Michigan and his time frame for returning is uncertain, Spartans coach Tom Izzo said. Izzo said he will be re-evaluated Thursday. "He's going to miss some time here there's no question," Izzo said. "I just don't know how much.

Michigan State basketball puts away Eastern Michigan isportsweb
Coming into Wednesday night’s contest, the No. 25 Michigan State Spartans (8-3) knew it wouldn’t be the easiest of rides going up against the relentless zone defense of the Eastern Michigan Eagles (8-2). But in the end, the Spartans did enough to eventually break the zone and come away with a 66-46 victory over the Eagles.

Spartans Clip Eagles But Lose Dawson 247Sports
Michigan State deserved to fully enjoy its 66-46 win over Eastern Michigan Wednesday night. For a while, it looked like that wouldn’t be possible. Not with Branden Dawson in the locker room having suffered a nasty spill with 15:30 remaining in the second half.

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Football detroitnews.com —  To Michigan State opponents, center Jack Allen is one of the most intense players they face. The junior doesn't exactly make a lot of friends on game day, and as offensive line coach Mark Staten said, Allen "plays with a nasty edge every play, every series and every game." To his teammates, Allen is all of that — and more.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  It's hard to imagine Bryn Forbes can shoot the ball better. In the last three games, the Michigan State junior is 10-for-13 on 3-pointers and is third in the Big Ten, shooting 51.1 percent from long range. It's all happened as the brace protecting his broken left hand has shrunk. But on Wednesday against Eastern Michigan, the brace was gone, and Forbes couldn't have been happier.
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