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Ice Hockey theonlycolors.com —  Friday night will mark the second time that Michigan State and Michigan will square off in hockey this season and it will be the first time the game will count in the Big Ten standings. The Wolverines defeated the Spartans back on December 29, 2-1 in the Great Lakes Invitational Championship game, in a contest that Wolverines goaltender Steve Racine was great and forward Alex Kile was a human highlight reel.
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Football isportsweb.com —  Tyriq Thompson, 3-star LB from Detroit Martin Luther King High School in Detroit, MI. He is an early enrollee at MSU. Tyriq is ranked as the #1 LB in MI according to Scout.com, who also ranks him at #186 in the Scout 300. Tyriq is listed at 6’1” and 220 pounds.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  With six minutes left in the first half, Michigan State forward Branden Dawson grabbed a rebound and initiated the Spartans' fast break himself, streaking down the middle past half court. He planned to pass to forward Matt Costello, running ahead of him on the right-hand side. Then he heard the voice: "BJ pass it to me, just trust me."
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Ice Hockey theonlycolors.com —  The Michigan State Spartans will take on a red hot 13th ranked Michigan Wolverines squad this Saturday night in Detroit at Joe Louis Arena. The Wolverines have gone 14-2 in their last 16 games and have not lost a game since Christmas.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State verbal commit Kyonta Stallworth said he has been getting an idea of what awaits him with the Spartans from early enrollee Tyriq Thompson, his former teammate at Detroit's Martin Luther King High School.
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Football freep.com —  On Sunday Michigan State will be hosting a core group of class-of-2016 players that are some of the top prospects in the country at their respective positions. The Spartan Elite Day will allow the staff to have plenty of time to interact with recruits and build rapport with their families. Coming off a second consecutive top 5 finish and another BCS bowl championship, the Spartans have plenty to offer. Most of the players have already been offered a scholarship by MSU and are viewed as plan "A" recruits for Coach Mark Dantonio and his staff.
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Ice Hockey freep.com —  For different reasons, goaltending has been a major story line this season for the Michigan and Michigan State hockey teams. Both are coming off weekend sweeps — including shutouts in their last game — and meet in the "Duel in the D" at 7:35 tonight at Joe Louis Arena. Michigan State junior stopped 55 of 56 shots in a sweep of Ohio State last weekend to earn Big Ten first star of the week. He has allowed two goals or fewer in five of his last six games. He leads the Big Ten with a 2.41 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage, and his 1,317:55 minutes played are the most in the conference and 11th highest in the country.
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Football freep.com —  Scott picked Michigan State in July, has stuck with that through frequent attempts by Ohio State and others to change his mind, and through the departure of primary recruiter Pat Narduzzi. And he said he'll stick with it Wednesday, when he signs to become the centerpiece of Mark Dantonio's 2015 recruiting class.
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Football statenews.com —  By the time the Super Bowl arrives on Sunday, when the Seattle Seahawks will make their second straight appearance against the New England Patriots, it’ll mark the first time in five-years that a former MSU Spartan wasn’t on an active roster.
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Football freep.com —  The journey that took Michigan State’s Lawrence Thomas from his defensive tackle position to a sack of Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty in the waning seconds of the 42-41 Cotton Bowl victory was a long one. He blew past Baylor’s Kyle Fuller and steamrolled Petty. A play later, Riley Bullough and Marcus Rush sacked Petty. Then Bullough sealed the deal with an interception to complete the Spartans’ rally.
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Football freep.com —  Cole Chewins’ phone rang a few days before Christmas, and Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio was on the other end. Dantonio wasn’t calling to wish the Clarkston senior a Merry Christmas. The called seemed strange, since MSU coaches had previously made it clear that the numbers had worked against Chewins.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Branden Dawson did it all and Bryn Forbes did what he does best as Michigan State cruised to a road win over Rutgers. The Spartans won, 71-51, Thursday night at the Rutgers Athletic Center behind 17 points and 11 rebounds from Dawson and 18 points from Forbes.

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MSU overpowers Rutgers to set up showdown with UM Detroit News
Michigan State spent much of its two extra days of preparation for Thursday's game at Rutgers working on its offense. Apparently it was exactly what the Spartans needed.

Spartans get much-needed win at Rutgers 71-51 Detroit Free Press
One minute they're weaving a symphony, with sharp passes to ready shooters for easy baskets. The next minute, they need a "Yakety Sax" accompaniment – lazy passes to unsuspecting teammates for weird turnovers.

Men's basketball handles business in New Jersey, defeats Rutgers 71-51 State News
The men's basketball team played to their strengths on the road Thursday, and the results are evident in the final stat sheet. MSU (14-7 overall, 5-3 Big Ten) defeated Rutgers 71-51 behind a big night from senior forward Branden Dawson, who had with 17 points, 11 rebounds, four steals, four assists and two blocks. Dawson was active all night, using his athleticism to force stops on defense and get easy buckets on the other end.

Dawson leads the way as Spartans beat Rutgers, 71-51 isportsweb
The Michigan State Spartans hit the road tonight to face Rutgers, a game that was originally scheduled to be played on Tuesday. Due to severe winter storms, the game was moved to today, and it appears the extra practice time paid off, as the Spartans crushed Rutgers, 71-51.

Izzo: "That's The Way We Needed To Win It" 247Sports
“I think that’s the way we needed to win it, cause we have not been playing well,” Tom Izzo told Big Ten Network after the game. “Our guards are still struggling at times but (Branden) Dawson has been a man and we’re getting more out of more people. We needed to win a game that way because we have not been shooting well. We made our free throws, we rebounded better, got our running game going. I thought that was important.”

Dawson Puts Up 17 in Michigan State Win Over Rutgers, 71-51 MSUSpartans.com
Brenden Dawson had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Michigan State used a 20-2 run to start the second half to roll over Rutgers 71-51 on Thursday night in a game that was postponed earlier in the week by the threat of a blizzard in New Jersey.

Delay worked to the benefit of the Spartans Detroit News
It was the game that started to seem like it never would be played, but at 6 p.m. Thursday, Michigan State and Rutgers finally got to play. The teams were scheduled to play Tuesday before a winter storm postponed the game until Thursday, but not before numerous flight changes, cancellations and adjusted practice and class schedules.

Grand RAC debut for Tom Izzo as MSU pounds Rutgers Asbury Park Press
Tom Izzo’s first visit to the RAC was so pleasant, he probably can’t wait to come back. Wiping the glass clean and swishing threes, his Michigan State men’s basketball team pounded Rutgers 71-51 before a crowd of 6,000 Tuesday night.

Tom Izzo says Michigan State got back to its roots in much-needed win over Rutgers MLive
The Spartans ran, rebounded well and played good defense. In short, a trip here to the Rutgers Athletic Center Thursday night got Michigan State back to the type of basketball it hoped to be playing all year in a 71-51 win over the Scarlet Knights. "I thought we got back to our roots," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. "We defended well, we rebounded well, we fast-broke well."

Forbes comes out shooting in win over Rutgers Detroit Free Press
If you added up all the times Tom Izzo has complained about shots that were taken and shots that weren't taken, it wouldn't be close – he gets upset much more often about good looks passed than bad shots cast. And he's been upset more than a few times this season with junior guard Bryn Forbes, who has the purest shooting stroke on the team. MSU's coaches have found that Forbes does not take bad shots, or kind of bad shots, or OK shots, and this week in practice the frustration found others.

Hoops Recap: Flawed, yet Happy The Only Colors
Despite an entirely dominant first half, MSU went into halftime up just 8 points in a game that could have had major postseason implications. After the half, the Spartans went on a 20-2 run to put the game away; the 20 point margin was largely indicative of the dominant performance.

Reminded of green light, Bryn Forbes lets loose for 18 points against Rutgers MLive
Bryn Forbes has had the green light all year to shoot the ball from behind the 3-point arc. But after the Michigan State junior shooting guard's shot attempts tailed off in the last month, he needed a little reminding.

Spartans Decimate Lowly Rutgers 71 to 51 Spartan Nation
The Michigan State Spartans came in to the RAC tonight here on the campus of Rutgers University facing what I felt was the first must win game of the season. Well they must have felt the same because they demolished the Big Ten’s worst team 71 to 51. Where have these Spartans been all year?



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Ice Hockey statenews.com —  MSU hockey (9-11-2, 3-3-2 Big Ten) will return to Joe Louis Arena on Friday for the first time since December 29th, 2014, when the Spartans lost to UM in the Great Lakes Invitational title game. MSU will face the same opponent this weekend, but it will be a different looking Wolverine team testing the Spartans this time around.
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Football freep.com —  Sorry, Michigan State fans with perspective and a healthy disdain for the stars handed out by recruiting services — the newest Spartans have a lot of them.
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Football detroitnews.com —  The week leading up to National Signing Day is always prime time for surprises. And just when it looked like Michigan State's recruiting board for the class of 2015 was set, a pair of surprises happened in the form of Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward twins Andrew and David Dowell. They switched their commitments from Kentucky to the Spartans on Wednesday.
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Track & Field msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State track & field teams will travel to Allendale this Saturday for a dual meet versus rival Michigan. The event will be hosted by Grand Valley State University at the Kelly Family Sports Center and is scheduled to get underway at 12:30 p.m. ET.
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Gymnastics msuspartans.com —  Michigan State will travel to Piscataway, N.J. on Saturday, January 31 to face Rutgers, Brown and UW Oshkosh in the team's first quad meet of the season.
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