Football lansingstatejournal.com —  This used to be a happening weekend for Michigan State’s football program. Championship games played, bowl destinations learned, all the while existing in the middle of playoff chatter. The question that looms on this quiet MSU football weekend, as the rest of the college football world bustles about: How soon will the Spartans get to be part of it again?
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State’s long, slow walk back to the locker room after its loss at Penn State began an even longer trudge toward 2017. The cost of the Spartans’ 3-9 season means there is no bowl game to prepare for this month. There’s no immediate future for Mark Dantonio’s program for the first time in a decade, which means next season starts now.
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Football lansingstatejournal.com —  Zeke the Wonder Dog died suddenly late Friday, his owner confirmed on Saturday.
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Football landof10.com —  There will be no bowl game for the Spartans for the first time since 2006 after they finished 3-9 this season and won just one Big Ten game. There was a seven-game losing streak, the longest for the program in 34 years, that flipped the script from a year ago when Michigan State beat Iowa in the Big Ten Championship Game and earned a berth in the College Football Playoff.
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Football isportsweb.com —  The other day we looked at the offensive and defensive stats from the Michigan State football season to try and determine the major factors for why the Spartans fell so hard this year. In this piece, we are going to look at the decline of the special teams. Once a strength, they have quickly turned into one of the team’s weaknesses over the last several seasons.
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Football landof10.com —  The news of former Ohio State outside linebacker commit Antjuan Simmons’ decision to reopen his commitment was met with a flurry of excitement on Michigan State’s end. “Already Know Where To Come,” Spartans running back commit Weston Bridges said to Simmons on Twitter in the wake of the news. “We need one more ‘backer, and he’s it,” on source close to Michigan State told Land of 10.
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Football freep.com —  The Michigan State football coaching staff has been on the road and extending scholarship offers to several prospects this week. One player was 6-foot, 315-pound defensive tackle Cam Goode of St. Johns College in Washington, D.C. Coach Ron Burton is the primary recruiter for Michigan State in D.C., and Goode is a player he is hoping to land in the 2018 class. Other schools that have offered him include Pittsburgh and Wake Forest.
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Football mlive.com —  The season may have ended prematurely for Michigan State, but recruiting always starts right on time. Sunday marked the beginning of a NCAA contact period, meaning coaches can travel to visit recruits at their schools or homes. The means Spartans coaches spread across the country to visit prospects during the two-week window.
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Football detroitnews.com —  It has been a busy first week of the contact period for Michigan State’s football staff. The Spartan coaches have been out on the road, setting the stage for a home stretch to National Signing Day (Feb. 1), which will kick into high gear during the month of December. The Spartans have already had in-home visits with two of their top remaining senior targets, Cleveland Heights wide receiver Jaylen Harris and Covington (Ga.) Newton linebacker Jaquan Henderson.
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Football landof10.com —  Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio and his staff began their evaluation process this week, looking for ways to make sure this kind of season doesn’t get repeated. Michigan State played more freshmen (nine) this season than ever before in Dantonio’s 10 seasons and had 20 first-time starters, many of whom were first- or second-year players. That much inexperience hurt during the season but should help in the future. Here’s a position-by-position look at who’s leaving and who’s due to return next season for Michigan State, with this key to their status next year
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State is looking for a stalwart offensive tackle for the football recruiting class of 2018, and Ryan Hayes of Traverse City West has emerged as one of the best players in the state. The Spartans offered a scholarship to the the 6-foot-7, 255-pounder on Monday.
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Football isportsweb.com —  When you go from making the college football playoff to losing nine games, there is going to be more than just one thing that went wrong. The easy thing to say is that everything was bad, and while that is not necessarily a wrong answer, there are probably answers that are slightly more correct. So let’s dive into the numbers and see what they tell us about the debacle that was the 2016 Michigan State football team.
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Football landof10.com —  Traverse City tends to go largely unnoticed in recruiting. Way up in the northwest corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, it’s surrounded by farmland and lakes, even though the city itself is fairly urban.
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  Four Michigan State players earned All-Big Ten honors as the conference announced its offensive all-league selections on Wednesday night during a television special on BTN.
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  Spartan Stadium has been named the top collegiate football field for 2016 by the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), becoming just the fourth collegiate football field to earn the award twice.
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State wide receiver Donnie Corley has been named to the BTN All-Big Ten Freshman Team. Corley's 453 receiving yards were the most by a true freshman in school history.
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  Five Michigan State players earned All-Big Ten honors as the conference announced its defensive all-league selections on Tuesday night during a television special on BTN.
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Football mlive.com —  Three days after Michigan State's 2016 season ended, add another potential name to the program's 2017 quarterback derby. Michigan State is among the "primary contenders" for the services of current Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire, according to a Tuesday report from Scout.com.
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Football statenews.com —  Only two things have ever been consistent for MSU football in 2016. A lead then a loss. No matter what it tried, which personnel subbed in, which packages it dumbed down, its points would never be enough.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Few around the Michigan State football program believed what happened in 2016 was possible under Mark Dantonio. Back in August, as the coach entered his 10th season, any notion that one of the worst seasons in more than two decades was about to begin would have been scoffed at. After all, the Spartans had just won their second Big Ten title in three years and played in the College Football Playoff.
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