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 spartanavenue.com —  Jamal Lyles is motivated. Sure, he’s not listed as the starter on the depth chart this season and he has a lot to prove, but that’s not what’s driving him and the rest of his Spartan teammates. After receiving zero first place votes in the preseason Big Ten polls, the junior tight end took to Twitter to post about the bulletin board material.
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Football thecoverfour.com —  Though the NFL has not thought of them as highly as they have of Michigan State’s secondary, for pure collegiate production, the standouts that Dantonio has overseen in his time on the job in East Lansing at linebacker (Taiwan Jones, Max Bullough, and Greg Jones in the middle, Denicos Allen, Eric Gordon, and now Davis on the outside) have been as good as any team in the country.
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Football freep.com —  Greg Jones, Max Bullough, Denicos Allen and Eric Gordon may come to mind first, but Mark Dantonio holds fifth-year senior Ed Davis in similar regard – at least. “He may be as good a linebacker as we’ve had,” Dantonio said of the 6-foot-3, 233-pound Detroit Southeastern product. “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 mlive.com —  Stoic Michigan State center Jack Allen isn't known for hyperbole. So when he provided this first impression of incoming freshman running back LJ Scott last week at Big Ten media days in Chicago, heads turned. "He looks like Le'Veon Bell," Allen said. "When I saw him, he looked like he would be Le'Veon's cousin or something."
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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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Men's Basketball todaysu.com —  Not only did the Spartans finish at No. 338 nationally in free throw percentage, but they also finished at No. 347 in percent of points off free throws. For a team that not only made the NCAA Tournament, but was consistently one of the top teams in the Big Ten and the country, those are terrible numbers. What’s even more interesting is that Michigan State was actually 5th in the Big Ten in free throw attempts during conference play. The Spartans were at least decent at getting to the line, but they just couldn’t convert once they got there.
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Football detroitnews.com —  It seemed odd a couple of years ago, as Michigan State was marching toward a Big Ten championship and a victory in the Rose Bowl, that the offensive line was far from an established, five-man unit. While most teams want the five starters to be clear and will stick with that group, Spartans offensive line coach Mark Staten began implementing a type of rotation. As many as eight players were seeing regular snaps, often changing from possession to possession.
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