Football mlive.com —  Fraternal twins Andrew Dowell and David Dowell have made verbal commitments to sign with Michigan State in the Class of 2015. The Dowells, from St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio, were previously verbally committed to Kentucky.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Drake Martinez was originally an MSU target in the class of 2013 but ultimately decided to join his brother, Taylor in Nebraska. After getting sick in the spring of 2014, Drake went the JuCo route, to Saddleback C.C. in California. The second time around, he chose MSU. The presumption, it seems, is that Drake will fill the "Star" role on the defense.
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Football isportsweb.com —  The 2015 recruiting class for Michigan State is coming along nicely with National Signing Day a week away. The Spartans have pulled talent from all across the country.
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Football freep.com —  East Lansing — the home of your Michigan State Spartans — is the nation's second-best city overall for football fans, behind only Green Bay. That's according to new rankings by wallethub.com, a personal finance resource site, which had a team of experts judge 142 cities on 11 metrics, including their proximity to college and NFL teams, the success and value of said teams, stadium quality, ticket prices, attendance, etc.
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Football mlive.com —  The team colors and level of play have changed, but the game plan is the same for Darqueze Dennard. "I just go out there every day and bust my tail to be the best player I can be,'' said Dennard, who just completed his rookie season after being selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. "I'm my own biggest critic, hard on myself, because I want to be the greatest player I can become.''
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Football highschoolsports.cleveland.com —  On Tuesday night, St. Edward football players Andrew and David Dowell switched their verbal commitments to Michigan State from Kentucky, according to Bill Greene of Scout.com.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State added a 16th commitment to the 2015 recruiting class on Tuesday and it went the junior college path to do so. Defensive back Drake Martinez, who spent a redshirt season at Nebraska in 2013 before transferring to Saddleback (California) College, announced on Twitter that he would be finishing his career at Michigan State.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Kyonta Stallworth can't wait to get to Michigan State so he can get some pancakes. Sure, Stallworth no doubt enjoys eating. All you have to do is look at his size (6-foot-4, 270 pounds) to know that. But the pancakes we're talking about here is running over defenders from his offensive tackle spot.
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Football espn.go.com —  Never take for granted an 11-win season – even at Michigan State, where the Spartans have enjoyed four in the past five years. As usual, it got solid leadership and improved from start to finish. Sure, MSU didn’t produce complete performances in its biggest games, but no team nationally, including Alabama, can claim a better two-loss resume.
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Football mlive.com —  Curtis Blackwell, Michigan State's director of college advancement and performance, said the Spartans are "taking care of the big bodies up front" as the Feb. 4 signing day fast approaches. "We have some big, athletic guys that can move and develop and grow,'' said Blackwell, who was hired by coach Mark Dantonio in August 2013. "Once you get those guys, you can establish some continuity.''
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Football mlive.com —  Waynes, widely projected as a first-round NFL draft pick, will compete in the Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge in the "hands competition" against Alabama's Landon Collins and Quinten Rollis of Miami (Ohio). The competition, which will air at 6 p.m. on Friday on ESPN2.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Tony Lippett had one seven-yard catch for the North Team in the Senior Bowl and proved to be one of the most intriguing prospects in the week of practice leading up to the game. Lippett was the Big Ten’s best receiver this fall and emerged as a very reliable No. 1 option for quarterback Connor Cook, playing a large role in the most prolific Spartan offense in school history. Still, some think he could have a future on the other side of the ball in the NFL. Discuss »
Football mlive.com —  Michigan State football's back-to-back top 5 finishes have many in the Spartans' fan base elated, an epic fourth quarter comeback to win the Cotton Bowl capping off an 11-win season. Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook, however, is feeling the offseason pain of the team's two losses.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State wasn't looking to get out of the third leg of its "Celebrate the State" series with instate Mid-American Conference schools, but when Eastern Michigan came calling last week, Mark Hollis took time to listen. The Spartans' athletic director agreed to let the Eagles out of the remainder of the series contract without the $500,000 buy-out fee after EMU athletic director Heather Lyke informed him her school couldn't play the 2016 game as the contract was written.
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Football detroitnews.com —  A week ago, after Michigan State had been beaten up at Maryland, coach Tom Izzo described the performance as inept. It was just one of the words he used to portray the Spartans' 16-point defeat, one that came on the heels of three straight victories.
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Football btn.com —  Michigan State is in the midst of a magical time in its program’s history, winning double-digit games four times in the last five seasons with a Rose Bowl title after the 2013 season.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State was well-represented in this year's Reese's Senior Bowl - at least during the week of practice. Safety Kurtis Drummond, wide receiver Tony Lippett and running back Jeremy Langford all accepted invitations to play in the annual college all-star game in Mobile, Alabama. But Lippett was the only one of the Spartans to take part in Saturday's game.
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Football mlive.com —  Jeremy Langford and Kurtis Drummond didn't play in Saturday's all-star game, but like Tony Lippett they took part in practices and were evaluated.
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Football freep.com —  When Michigan State football hired Curtis Blackwell as director of college advancement and performance in August 2013 — a new position with a primary purpose of bolstering recruiting — he soon realized it would take time to adjust to a system that already was in place and working.
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