Football detroitnews.com —  When Michigan State takes the field Saturday at Spartan Stadium, it will be the final home game for 18 seniors. Some came to East Lansing as prized recruits, others not as much, and some didn't even have a scholarship. They all took different paths, but the journey has included a lot of wins and unprecedented success.
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Football statenews.com —  Saturday will serve as a beginning and ending for MSU and its players. No. 10 MSU (8-2 overall, 5-1 Big Ten) will host Rutgers (6-4 overall, 2-4 Big Ten) on Saturday for the first time as a Big Ten foe in its final home game of the season at Spartan Stadium. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. and the game can be seen on Big Ten Network.
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio predicted on his radio show that junior quarterback Connor Cook and true freshman safety Montae Nicholson will be captains at some point in their careers. "Both of these guys will be captains at some point,'' Dantonio said with Cook and Nicholson sitting on stage with him at Reno's East on Thursday night. "I know that they will.''
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Football spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will And Coach Dantonio recap the Maryland game. They also preview the Rutgers game. Guest Include Junior Quarterback Connor Cook, Freshman Defensive Back Montae Nicholson, and Becky Dantonio.
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Football mlive.com —  There were times, Tony Lippett remembers, when things "got a little dark'' as far as his goals at Michigan State. But with a Rose Bowl victory under his belt and the Big Ten receiving yardage crown within his grasp, Lippett heads into his final home game at Spartan Stadium having seen the light. "We've had fun out there on the field, and we've won games,'' Lippett said, encapsulating his collegiate career in East Lansing. "Just the strides I've made since I've been here ... "
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Football freep.com —  In honor of Michigan State's first African-American athlete, Gideon Smith, being named the American Football Coaches Association's (AFCA) recipient of the 2014 Trailblazer award, the Free Press is re-running a feature of Smith from November 1, 2013 by Joe Rexrode.
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Football nola.com —  Running back Edwin Baker was re-signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad on Thursday, one day after he cleared waivers. Baker was elevated to the active roster last month after the Saints suffered a flurry of injuries at running back. He played in three games and carried once for two yards. Baker sustained a concussion while playing on punt coverage in the Saints' loss to San Francisco on Nov. 9 and did not play last week against Cincinnati.
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Football isportsweb.com —  Eighteen Michigan State senior football players will be playing in their last game at Spartan Stadium this Saturday when the No. 11 Michigan State football team (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) play host to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-4, 2-4). Kickoff is scheduled for noon and will be televised on Big Ten Network.
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Football mlive.com —  For the second consecutive week Michigan State will be tangling with another unfamiliar foe, playing host to new Big Ten member Rutgers at noon on Saturday. It's the first time the No. 10-ranked Spartans (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) have tangled with the Scarlet Knights (6-4, 2-4) since 2004, when Rutgers handed Michigan State a 19-14 defeat to take a 3-2 lead in the all-time series.
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Football mlive.com —  For all the joy of bringing the crowd to its feet with his inspiring runs, and the adrenaline rush he has felt scoring each of his 33 career touchdowns, Michigan State tailback Jeremy Langford will most miss his teammates when his collegiate career comes to an end. "I'll miss the chemistry that we've built,'' said Langford, one of 10 senior starters who will be making their final home game appearance when Michigan State plays Rutgers at noon on Saturday. "We're all like brothers.''
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Football statenews.com —  With the Big Ten’s expansion east No. 10 MSU (8-2 overall, 5-1 Big Ten) is getting the opportunity to play against teams they haven’t seen in many years, and a chance for some recruits to play local teams that aren’t from the midwest. This week as MSU takes on Rutgers (6-4 overall, 2-4 Big Ten), junior defensive end Shilique Calhoun will get the chance to take on his hometown team. Calhoun is from Middletown, New Jersey, which is about 25 miles down the New Jersey Parkway from the Rutgers campus.
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Football mlive.com —  Big Ten 2013 Defensive Lineman of the Year Shilique Calhoun says he isn't looking past Rutgers, even though Saturday might represent his final game in Michigan State's Spartan Stadium. "Not at all, I don't want to take anything away from the seniors, it's not about me, it's not about if I'm coming, leaving or staying. It's about making a statement and sending the seniors out with another victory,'' said Calhoun, a fourth-year junior who some have projected as a first-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Looking back at last week's numbers, there would be little to complain about with the Michigan State offense. The Spartans gained 482 yards, including 242 on the ground in a 37-15 victory over Maryland. Jeremy Langford ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Connor Cook threw for 240 yards.
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Football freep.com —  Detroit King linebacker Tyriq Thompson, Chicago DePaul College Prep defensive lineman Raequan Williams, and Houston Nimitz High wide receiver Darrell Stewart will make official recruiting visits to Michigan State this weekend.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Each of Michigan State's 18 seniors began their collegiate football careers with a dream. On Saturday, in their last home game at Spartan Stadium, they will reconcile those dreams with reality.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Jeremy Langford is familiar with going strong until the end. The fifth-year senior running back has five touchdown runs of 25 or more yards in the fourth quarter the past two seasons.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Having already graduated with a degree in economics, and currently pursuing a graduate degree in kinesiology, fifth-year senior offensive lineman Connor Kruse is no stranger to hard work.
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Football spartannation.com —  Coming off their 37-15 win at Maryland, the Spartans return home for a Senior Day clash with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at high noon on the Big Ten Network.
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Football freep.com —  Of course, Michigan State's coaches are aware they have some players who might leave early for the NFL. The time continues to draw closer for redshirt juniors Shilique Calhoun, Connor Cook and Trae Waynes to decide whether or not to turn pro. And if they do and Saturday is their last time playing at Spartan Stadium, that's when MSU coaches will worry about replacing them.
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