Football mlive.com —  After spending two days in Chicago talking everything Michigan State football at Big Ten media days, Spartans coach Mark Dantonio is headed to Connecticut for another media day of sorts. Dantonio is scheduled to be at ESPN headquarters in Bristol Wednesday to participate in the "car wash" -- a marathon of ESPN programming across a variety of platforms during a five-hour span.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Voting is underway for the 2014 Michigan State Football student section t-shirt. Fans can vote for one of the three options for each the front and the back of the shirt, all of which are designed by Nike. Polling will close on Friday, August 1 at 12 p.m. ET.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State fans have spent the summer revelling as game after game on the Spartans schedule has been announced as a night kickoff -- evidence of the program’s increasing stature drawing more a primetime television audiences. But for many of the Michigan State players, the feelings are different about the increasing amount of late kickoffs.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Some people are said to be products of their environment. Michigan State free safety Kurtis Drummond's work ethic and character were molded from the example set by his mother, Evette, while growing up in Masury, Ohio.
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Football msuspartans.com —  When Connor Cook made his first start at quarterback for Michigan State against South Florida in the second game of last season, he wasn't lacking for confidence. As Cook became even surer of himself week after week, the Spartans finished the season with a 10-game win streak and Big Ten and Rose Bowl Championships.
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Football freep.com —  If Shilique Calhoun can do to the “C” gap what he did to the Hilton Chicago Continental Ballroom on Tuesday, he and Michigan State will be on their way to fulfilling expectations.
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Football detroitnews.com —  As the Spartans enter this season, a marquee game highlights the nonconference schedule: a Week 2 trip to Oregon. And last year's loss at Notre Dame could serve as a reminder to Michigan State just how important a nonconference game is.
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Football db.lsj.com —  Two years ago, MSU nearly lost at home to Eastern Michigan — and might have, if not for a dropped touchdown pass in the second half. It was among the many signs of trouble for MSU in 2012. The Spartans are a completely different offense these days and the bulk of the roster remembers that scare. It won’t come close to happening again.
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Football spreaker.com —  Jack talks Michigan State and Big Ten football with Spartans Defensive End, Shilique Calhoun, live from the Big Ten Kickoff Meetings in Chicago.


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Football freep.com —  Michigan State's newest 'five-star' recruit is already raising eyebrows, while his predecessor has raised expectations. Incoming freshman defensive lineman Malik McDowell is destined for attention during preseason camp.
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Football mlive.com —  Rapper Rich Homie Quan would tell you Michigan State's Mark Dantonio is the coolest coach in the Big Ten, and it seems many players in the Big Ten would agree. Dantonio was the leading vote-getter when BTN.com did a league-wide anonymous survey asking players on hand for the Big Ten media days the "Coach you'd like to play for.''
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Football freep.com —  “He was offered positions, OK? Not just one, he was offered a number of positions," Dantonio said. "But what I’ve tried to do is make it very apparent to our coaches that they have a place to be, they have a great place to be, a great working environment. And I’m gonna empower them as coaches. When the time comes for them to leave, they should leave for the right job. The right situation. There are a lot of people working extremely hard for us to be successful. One of the indications of that was keeping Pat Narduzzi on our staff."
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Football btn.com —  It’s mean. It’s nasty. It’s the Michigan State defense. And it has become the signature unit for the signature program in the Big Ten. And no signature unit would be complete without a nickname. Mark Dantonio’s defensive group is aptly called the “Spartan Dawgs.” Perfect. And the leader of this ravenous, snarling group is coordinator Pat Narduzzi.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State’s odds of winning the Big Ten championship this season are 15-4 while Ohio State is the favorite at 10-11, according to online oddsmaker bovada.lv.
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