Football highschoolsports.mlive.com —  Willis’ football life began on that dust-covered neighborhood field in Jackson and, in a little over a year, it will take him 40 miles north to East Lansing, where he has verbally committed to play at Michigan State University.
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Men's Basketball m.ajc.com —  The Hawks are finalizing the details on a rookie contract with first-round draft pick Adreian Payne Friday morning. The deal could be signed and officially announced shortly thereafter.
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Football mlive.com —  One of the most geographically diverse recruiting classes in Mark Dantonio's Michigan State head coaching tenure is fast taking shape.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State senior safety Kurtis Drummond knows better than anyone that the best place for a football player to answer questions is on the football field on Saturdays. That said, Drummond has embraced being one of the three Spartans selected — along with quarterback Connor Cook and defensive end Shilique Calhoun — to represent the program at the Big Ten media days next Monday and Tuesday in Chicago.
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Women's Basketball freep.com —  Lindsay Bowen played a big role in a program’s rise during her standout college playing career. The Dansville native and former Michigan State women’s basketball star is now hoping to do the same as a coach. Bowen, who is entering her second season as an assistant at Florida International, would like to duplicate the success she had in East Lansing when she helped the Spartans win a Big Ten title and reach the 2005 national championship game.
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Football freep.com —  The last few years Michigan State has been actively recruiting Texas. On Monday the Spartans received good news when Josh Butler of Mesquite, Texas, committed to the Green and White after his visit. However, another elite prospect from Texas was also on campus on Monday, and the staff was definitely excited to see offensive lineman Tyler Higby of Kinkaid High School in Houston.
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Football freep.com —  The outside spots look elite with Calhoun and Rush returning and athletic redshirt freshman Demetrius Cooper ready to help. The inside spots are much less certain with Hoover and Reynolds gone and Scarpinato off to medical school.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State’s recruiting class of 2015 grew by two this week when Highland Springs (Virginia) wide receiver Felton Davis and West Mesquite (Texas) cornerback Josh Butler both committed to the Spartans.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  With the season approaching, Joe and Heck of The Only Colors trade words about Jacksonville State University.
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Football espn.go.com —  Punter Mike Sadler is like an extension of the defense, so brilliant is he at pinning opponents near their own goal line (and he must be accounted for on trick plays). The vastly improved place-kicking game was a hidden reason for Michigan State's turnaround last year, and credit belongs to Michael Geiger, who missed only one field goal in 16 tries as a freshman. Macgarrett Kings Jr., who was suspended this spring, finished third in the Big Ten in punt returns a year ago. The kickoff return game needs work, but all in all, the Spartans are in great shape whenever ball meets foot.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State already has two pieces of Lansing Sexton’s 2012 Class B state championship basketball team in Denzel Valentine and Bryn Forbes. Trevor Manuel could make it a third. The former Sexton forward/center, who spent last year at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, has a scholarship offer from Michigan State for the 2015 recruiting class.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  The 2013-14 season didn’t end in the storybook way that so many people expected it to for the Michigan State Basketball team. It’s impossible to tell whether the jinx from President Obama or Shabazz Napier had more to do with it, but either way the Spartans failed to reach the Final Four in what turned out to be the last season for Gary Harris, Keith Appling and Adreian Payne.
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Football mlive.com —  Big Ten media days are just a few days away, so it's a good time to reach out with an "Ask Griff" segment and learn what Michigan State football questions are most pressing in the audience.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Harris, a 6-foot-3, 179-pound transfer from West Virginia, will be sitting out the 2014-15 campaign by NCAA rule, much to he chagrin of his new teammates. "I was playing open gym with him (Monday), and he was on my team,'' Spartans' captain Travis Trice said. "I told him, 'man, I wish we had you this year and that I could play beside you.' He can do it all.''
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Men's Golf msuspartans.com —  Carson Castellani of men's golf was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Wednesday. Castellani was one of 207 players to be recognized in Division I.
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