Football spreaker.com —  Jack and Rico Beard talk MSU and NFL football with former MSU signal-caller current Washington Redskins QB, Kirk Cousins.


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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State may have jumped in at the right time with safety Kenney Lyke. A 6-foot-2, 180-pound junior from Palatine (Ill.) Fremd, Lyke had a strong season, but still fielded only a handful of offers until recently, when Pittsburgh and the Spartans jumped in with offers.
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Football mlive.com —  There's another Allen brother headed to Michigan State, and he's just like his ornery older brothers with a couple of exceptions. Matt Allen, a 2016 class member who made his verbal commitment on Wednesday, is a high school star wrestler and offensive linemen, just like his big brothers, All-American center Jack Allen and Freshman All-American offensive guard Brian Allen. Discuss »
Football freep.com —  One of the top players on Michigan State's board for 2016 is Green Bay (Wis.) Bay Port offense lineman Cole Van Lanen. The 6-foot-5, 270-pound prospect currently holds offers from MSU, Wisconsin and Iowa among others. He is the No. 2 prospect in Wisconsin and the #36 offensive tackle prospect in the nation for the class of 2016.
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Football spreaker.com —  Jack and Neil Koepke talk MSU Football, NFL Combine and general strength and conditioning with head strength and conditioning coach for MSU football, Ken Mannie.


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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Michigan State picked up its second commitment in the class of 2016 from Hinsdale (Ill.) Central offensive lineman Matt Allen at 3:47 pm Wednesday afternoon: "I just committed to Michigan State,"Allen said. "It feels amazing to have this opportunity to play with my brothers." The 6-foot-3, 262-pound Allen's older brothers Jake & Brian currently play at Michigan State. Allen is ranked the No. 6 overall center in the class of 2016 by 247Sports.
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Football mlive.com —  Brandon Clemons is expected to stay exclusively on the Michigan State offensive line, at least for now, according to Spartans assistant coach Mark Staten. Staten, whose offensive line was recently projected by ESPN as the best in the Big Ten heading into the 2015 season, said on "The Griff and Grinz" show on Lansing's 92.1 FM The Team that Clemons will no longer be a two-way player.
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Football espn.go.com —  Shilique Calhoun's return guarantees the Spartan Dawgs will retain their bite up front. Starting defensive tackles Lawrence Thomas and Joel Heath also will be back, and Malik McDowell could be ready to take a leap forward after getting his feet wet as a true freshman. Michigan State does have to replace four-year starter Marcus Rush, but it has Demetrius Cooper groomed to take on a much larger role. This is a deep and talented bunch anchored by a potential NFL first-rounder in Calhoun.
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Football freep.com —  Before the NFL combine, draft analyst Mike Mayock entertained the idea of Trae Waynes going as high as No. 6 overall to the New York Jets. Afterward, at least one analyst agrees with him. NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah now has the Michigan State cornerback going No. 6 overall to the New York Jets -- with Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota still on the board -- in his latest mock draft.
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Football msuspartans.com —  While the focus of the NFL Scouting Combine is on the rookie class for the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft, msuspartans.com also had a chance to visit with several media members from around the country last week in Indianapolis to talk about the state of the Spartan football program after MSU finished in the top five of the national polls for the second consecutive season in 2014.
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Football mlive.com —  The smile Mark Dantonio flashed on the NFL Network telecast when Trae Waynes ran a 4.31-second 40-yard dash was back on display Tuesday night at the J.W. Marriott Hotel. Dantonio, in Grand Rapids for the Spartan Winter Tailgate fan event, described his trip to the NFL combine at Lucas Oil Stadium as "exciting,'' saying that he's not sure another program could recently match having the fastest players in two position groups.
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio categorically rejected the ESPN-generated narrative that Michigan State's program is on the decline, dismissing an article that suggested as much as "abstract" media fodder.
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Football mlive.com —  Events like the Michigan State Winter Tailgate were made for Mitch Lyons. He's a former Spartans player, current member of the board of trustees and lives in the Grand Rapids area where he attended Forest Hills Northern High School. That put Lyons in big demand at Tuesday's annual fundraising event that attracted about 700 people to the JW Marriott.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Things couldn't be much better for Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State football program these days. Michigan State, which beat Baylor in the Cotton Bowl, is coming off back-to-back top-five seasons that included a Big Ten championship, a Rose Bowl win and a 24 victories. And headed into next season, the expectations will be just as high with the return of quarterback Connor Cook and defensive end Shilique Calhoun.
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Football freep.com —  Mark Dantonio's program just sent a Big Ten-best six players to Indianapolis for the NFL scouting combine and two of them – running back Jeremy Langford and cornerback Trae Waynes – ran the fastest 40-yard dash times at their positions.
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Football mlive.com —  "This senior class, when we recruited them, as we saw them mature into their redshirt year, the statement was made by a lot of our coaches that they may be the most talented class we've recruited,'' Dantonio said. "That's a positive for the near future, but you don't get where you want to go unless you have your best year as a football player your senior year and unless you have great leadership as well.''
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Football bleacherreport.com —  The Spartans' rise to national prominence has coincided with the construction of a steady pipeline being built between East Lansing and the NFL. Michigan State alums now litter professional football, including three starting quarterbacks last season and the NFL's second-leading rusher.
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Football isportsweb.com —  Michigan State was able to get an early jump on their 2016 recruiting class by filling out their 2015 class early. Now, that is starting to pay dividends for the Spartans on the trail for the 2016 class. Four star 2016 Defensive End Auston Robertson, from Fort Wayne, Indiana, named Michigan State his leader. His top three in order are Michigan State, Ohio State, and Notre Dame.
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Football espn.go.com —  Waynes' skills help his draft stock to be sure, but multiple secondary coaches and scouts said having played at Michigan State gives him a bonus point or two. Those evaluators believe Michigan State defensive backs -- because their scheme includes a steady diet of press coverage and a coaching staff that works with the position day to day -- come into the league with pro-ready technique.
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