Football freep.com —  The way Shilique Calhoun tells it, he finally decided he was returning for his senior season in the middle of the Cotton Bowl, with MSU’s comeback from a 20-point deficit to win, 42-41, not yet complete. “We were still down and our defense was sitting on the sideline and I just happened to turn to my (defensive) tackle Joel Heath, and I tapped him and … I’m like, ‘I’m coming back,’ ” Calhoun said. “And he’s like, ‘What?’ I’m like, ‘I’m coming back.’ He’s like, ‘What are you talking about, man?’ I’m like, ‘Nothing, nothing, never mind.’
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Football mlive.com —  "I've been here for two years, and I'll tell you, I'm not leaving without beating those guys,'' Nebraska safety Nate Gerry said at the Big Ten media days on Friday, asked about the MSU series. "That's one of those games that you just kind of keep in the back of your mind."
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Football wxyz.com —  Mark Dantonio says despite an 11-win season in 2014, Michigan State will be "reaching higher" in 2015. The Spartans head coach says that even with the past success, his team has plenty to aspire to this season, including playing in the Big Ten Championship Game and earning a spot in the College Football Playoff.

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Football msuspartans.com —  All told, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook, center Jack Allen and defensive end Shilique Calhoun appear on the watch lists of 11 major postseason awards. Whether they win any of those honors will depend greatly on the success of the Spartans, who are ranked No. 6 in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, and their surrounding cast will be vital to team and individual aspirations.
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Football freep.com —  The next time Michigan State football players leave the state on official team business, they’ll be heading to Piscataway, N.J., for an Oct. 10 night game at Rutgers — a big moment for fifth-year senior and Jersey native Shilique Calhoun, who is already seeking tickets.
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Football spartanavenue.com —  “He may be as good a linebacker as we’ve had. I’m talking about from sideline to sideline, the ability to slip blocks, the ability to get off blocks, the ability to pressure quarterbacks, make tackles.”
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Football videos.mlive.com —  Michigan State All-American center Jack Allen was on the field when the Oregon Ducks scored 28 unanswered points in the second half last season for a 46-27 victory, holding the most prolific Spartans' offense in history to three points over the final 30 minutes.
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Football mlive.com —  The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Hartbarger has not shown the sort of consistency of a top-notch punter to this point, and Dantonio has made it clear it's time for him to perform in fall camp. "We lost our punter (Mike Sadler), an established guy, so there's pressure on him as he comes into this thing,'' Dantonio said. "That's a big part of our summer camp, so the pressure is on him, and we'll see how he responds, and that's an exciting thing to watch.
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Football mlive.com —  "I heard from one of my coaches, I think it was two years ago, that usually the people that are on the watch list never actually win it," Calhoun said. "That's my motivation, being on that watch list and actually winning that trophy."
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Football spartanavenue.com —  Michigan State‘s newest running back is somewhat of a gem. Coming out of high school as the No. 59 overall recruit in the nation, L.J. Scott knew that he was going to have high expectations heading to East Lansing for his first season as a Spartan.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Rivalries are one of the endearing qualities of college football. Some date back a century or more while others crop up every few years, often between teams battling for championships. At Michigan State, nothing will change the fact Michigan is always the biggest rival – even with the Spartans winning six of the last seven in the series.
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Football freep.com —  Before he left the big stage in Ballroom A at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio got in his plug. “Just want to give a shoutout,” Dantonio said, “to all our players coming and currently from the city of Chicago.” Chicago has, after all, been very, very good to Dantonio and the Spartans lately. MSU’s 20 verbal commitments for 2016 include five from suburban Chicago.
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Football mlive.com —  The last of Michigan State's six incoming freshmen defensive backs is eligible for this season, but Mark Dantonio said it took a petition to the NCAA for Kaleel Gaines to get cleared. Gaines, a highly coveted player from Frostproof, Florida who had offers from Ohio State, Auburn and Florida State, among others, told MLive.com earlier this month he was finishing up an online science class to meet enrollment standards. Dantonio explained why at Thursday's Big Ten media days.
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Football mlive.com —  Cook says if he's in the conversation for the award after the year, it will be a byproduct of a winning season for Michigan State.
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio revealed on Thursday that redshirt freshman defensive tackle Craig Evans was suspended through spring drills, although the Michigan State head coach stopped short of providing the reason. "It was just an internal situation,'' Dantonio said at the Big Ten media days.
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Football freep.com —  Earlier this week, Michigan State extended a scholarship to Chandler (Ariz.) Basha quarterback Ryan Kelley. The 6-foot-2, 173-pounder is a four-star recruit and the No. 164 prospect in the nation for the class of 2017 by Rivals.com. Kelley has an impressive list of early scholarship offers. In addition to MSU, he also has been offered by Arizona State, Nebraska, UCLA, Washington, Texas A&M and North Carolina.
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