Football mlive.com —  Coach Mark Dantonio and his staff have done just about all they can on the field to answer questions about how best to utilize personnel and manipulate schemes with Saturday's Green-White game fast approaching. There will be more meetings and more minor modifications to follow, and players can improve through summer conditioning. But for the most part a pecking order has been set for the start of fall drills.
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Football freep.com —  The 6-foot-2, 218-pound Troup is squarely in MSU's top six at receiver during spring ball, which ends Saturday with the spring game at Spartan Stadium (2 p.m., Big Ten Network, WJR). He might be in the top three at this moment – joining Macgarrett Kings Jr. and R.J. Shelton – with Aaron Burbridge out for an unspecified amount of time with an undisclosed injury.
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Football freep.com —  If MSU were to reach 50,000, it would rank No. 7 nationally and No. 5 in the Big Ten, behind Michigan's 60,000.
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Football mlive.com —  Many of the same names keep coming up as blossoming players for the Spartans. Michigan State will put its 2015 team on display at the Green-White game at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Spartan Stadium.
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Football spreaker.com —  Jack and Joe Rexrode talk MSU spring football, spring attendance goals and more with Spartans head coach, Mark Dantonio.



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Football mlive.com —  Abdul Adams, one of the top running back prospects in the 2016 class, said he and plans to attend Michigan State's Green-White game at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Spartan Stadium. "Me and my father plan to be at the game,'' Adams told MLive.com on Monday night. "I was there for the Ohio State (football) game, but it was dark, so I didn't get to see everything.''
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Football detroitnews.com —  As Michigan State enters its final week of spring practice, coach Mark Dantonio is feeling good about the direction his team is heading. The Spartans have had two spring scrimmages – both won by the defense – but Dantonio says he's seen plenty of positives on both sides of the ball. And with the expectations this fall likely as high as they've ever been, he believes the players see the same thing he does.
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Football mlive.com —  The parade of watch lists for Michigan State rising senior defensive end Shilique Calhoun has begun. Calhoun was recently named to the watch list for the 2015 Lott Trophy, which honors the nation's top defensive player. The trophy is based on both athletic ability and character attributes.
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Football mlive.com —  Player entrances will be a bit different for Michigan State's spring game at Spartan Stadium on Saturday. Instead of band members forming walls on the outside of the tunnel for players to run through, Mark Dantonio said Monday that those walls will be formed by Michigan State players. And instead players running out between those walls, a group of more than 500 students will be invited to take the field as players normally do for the 2 p.m. game.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State football concludes its 15 spring practices under ninth-year head coach Mark Dantonio with the Green-White intrasquad game on Saturday, April 25 at 2:07 p.m. EDT in Spartan Stadium. Parking is free (in Lots 79, 63E/W, 67, 56, 39/40, 41; Ramps 2 and 5; Lot 62W has been reserved for disabled parking). Admission is free, and the stadium gates (Gates B, C, J and K) open at 12:30 p.m.
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Football isportsweb.com —  The Michigan State football spring game officially kicks off in less than week as we continue the build up and give you a few position battles to watch for in each group. Heading into this season, the Spartans will only have one change in the starting lineup, as former Mike (middle) linebacker Taiwan Jones graduated and will take his best shot at the NFL.
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Football spartanavenue.com —  Every year, unsung players make their mark. A couple examples are Keith Mumphery in 2014, Connor Cook in 2013, Brian Linthicum in 2011, and so on. There are many unnoticed players who have the potential to begin a legacy this fall. One of the players is sophomore linebacker Jalyn Powell.
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Football mlive.com —  Spring game attendance indicates the passion of college football is back in the Big Ten, and Michigan State is hoping it can measure up. Spartans coach Mark Dantonio is in his second year campaigning for a crowd of 50,000 at the Green-White game at Spartan Stadium, a number that now seems modest after Ohio State set a spring game record with 99,391 on Saturday.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State offensive line coach Mark Staten has been using a cane and golf cart to get around spring practices after undergoing knee replacement surgery in the offseason. The rehabilitation period hasn't appeared to slow down Staten, as the Spartans' offensive line has won their share of battles this spring against what's fast becoming one of the best defensive lines in the country.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Malik McDowell was a freshman All-American last season, but if you ask the Michigan State defensive lineman, what he showed in his first season with the Spartans doesn't begin to scratch the surface. In fact, heading into the final week of his first spring practice, he's convinced he's already progressed well beyond the player most saw through his first 13 career games.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Gerald Holmes woke up to an aching body last Saturday. A Friday scrimmage left him sore, a feeling for which he had the Michigan State defensive line to thank. Holmes was so impressed he took to Twitter to say “Our D-line crazy.” “I believe they could be the best D-line not only in the Big Ten, but in all of college football,” the sophomore running back said.
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Football freep.com —  One came to Michigan State as a defensive end, the other was initially recruited a tight end, and they've switched and turned this spring into campaigns for heavy duty in the fall.
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Football mlive.com —  Cook says the sky is the limit for Lyles, who at 6-foot-3, and 260 pounds has the size and speed to be a weapon for the Michigan State offense this season.
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Football mlive.com —  "Montez Sweat has had a great spring, (and) his attitude is amazing,'' said Calhoun, the 2013 Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year. "At the end of last season, Montez said he'd become a playmaker, and he's definitely stepped up and made an impact. I take great delight in seeing his development. He wants to become a major contributor.''
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Football mlive.com —  There's a reason AJ Troup jumps so high, runs so fast and exerts as much focus and energy as any receiver on the Michigan State football team on each play. It's because perhaps no player on the Spartans' football team has jumped through more hoops for the opportunity to touch the football on Saturday afternoons at Spartan Stadium that Troup, a fifth-year walk-on who has torn the ACL in his left knee three times.
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