Football usatoday.com —  Mark Dantonio’s public speech rarely deviates from a standard tone and tempo, one that might best be described as unvaried or, unkindly, as monotonous. Yet there are hidden messages speckled within the measured rhythm — those of plus-sized assurance, uttered quietly, in a manner that fits into Michigan State’s ethos of workmanlike efficiency amid a run of historic success.
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Football freep.com —  "He's never been like this before," said fellow fifth-year senior Shilique Calhoun, who joined Cook in delaying NFL draft prominence for a year and will help lead with him in 2015. "It's easy to see. He's much more serious and I've seen him step up a couple times like that to call guys out -- basically saying, 'We need to get our stuff together.'"
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Football btn.com —  Connor Cook is having a blast. Why not? He is in Chicago on a bright and sunny day in late July posing for a group selfie with teammates between conducting TV interviews. He’s a young, handsome BMOC with a cannon arm. He is a Heisman Trophy contender. And I believe he is also the best player in the Big Ten.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State tailback Delton Williams is back on the roster, but the door remains open for him to be suspended for multiple games or even redshirt this season. Coach Mark Dantonio, who stripped Williams of his scholarship and suspended him for spring and summer drills after a misdemeanor weapons incident on March 16 led to his arrest, made it clear the situation is fluid.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State senior defensive end Shilique Calhoun thinks he has a future as a broadcaster after his football career. Consider Big Ten media days his practice, then.



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Football youtube.com —  The Spartans' Shilique Calhoun spoke to Campus Insiders' Shae Peppler at the 2015 Big Ten Media Days about the departure of Pat Narduzzi, the importance of graduating, and getting to play Oregon at home in week 2.


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Football youtube.com —  The Spartans' Connor Cook spoke to Campus Insiders' Shae Peppler at the 2015 Big Ten Media Days about making smart choices on the field, who can replace Jeremy Langford, and hosting the Oregon Ducks.



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Football si.com —  Connor Cook is tired of finishing second to a Buckeye. After two straight seasons of being named second-team All-Big Ten behind an Ohio State quarterback (Braxton Miller in 2013 and J.T. Barrett in ’14), Cook, Michigan State’s senior quarterback, is ready to move up in the world. “Being on that first-team All-Big Ten list would be great,” Cook said at his conference’s media day on Thursday. “And I believe I should be on that.”
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Football freep.com —  "Reach higher" will be MSU's rallying cry this season, Dantonio told the Spartan Sports Network, two words that convey his team's hope of competing for a national title. MSU, coming off consecutive top-5 seasons and ranked No. 6 in the Amway Coaches Poll, went with "Chase it" before the Rose Bowl season of 2013 and "It starts here" last season.
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Football spartanavenue.com —  The Spartans come in at No. 6 in the annual poll, ranking just behind Oregon and two behind Baylor. Michigan State will play Oregon in week two while the Spartans just took Baylor down in the Cotton Bowl.
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Football freep.com —  Mark Dantonio will start the first day with 15 minutes at the podium in Grand Ballroom A (1 p.m., Big Ten Network). Dantonio will be accompanied in Chicago by seniors Jack Allen, Shilique Calhoun and Connor Cook, and the Spartans will be answering questions until rush hour.
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Football freep.com —  One of the top prospects in Ohio for the class for 2017 is Cleveland Heights wide receiver Jaylen Harris. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound prospect has been picking up scholarships at an impressive clip. He was in East Lansing on Monday and got some good news from Mark Dantonio.
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Football mlive.com —  The Michigan State football narrative of fighting to earn respect has become so well-known that it has become cliche. So much so that BTN.com writer Tom Dienhart made the Spartans "no respect" theme the No. 3 storyline in his Big Ten media days preview, referring to the head coach as Mark "Chip on the Shoulder" Dantonio.
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Football grfx.cstv.com —  In advance of Big Ten Media Day the Spartans released their preseason depth chart for 2015.

Michigan State football preseason depth chart reveals shake ups at key positions MLive
The first clues to a couple of the more unsettled positions on the Michigan State football team arrived with the release of the Spartans' 2015 preseason depth chart Thursday morning. Cornerback Darian Hicks, who started 10 games last season before losing his starting position, is bracketed as the co-starter at field corner with senior Arjen Colquhoun. Junior Demetrious Cox is listed as the starter at boundary corner.

Hicks or Colquhoun at one starting CB Detroit Free Press
All the expected names appear on the Michigan State preseason football roster, and a few are in interesting places on the depth chart released today, in advance of Big Ten media sessions.

First look at newcomers, numbers, heights and weights on preseason roster MLive
Michigan State fans got a first look at the Spartans incoming freshmen on Thursday morning — sort of. MSU released its 2015 preseason roster on Thursday morning, with the new players having their heights, weights and jersey numbers listed.

RBs Holmes, London are co-starters on first MSU depth chart Detroit News
With Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio set to kick off the Big Ten's media days on Thursday afternoon, the Spartans released their first depth chart of the season with the start of practice just more than a week away.

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Misc. theonlycolors.com —  Topics include:
- Delton Williams reinstated
- Gavin Cupp's offer/commit pulled
- Jack Conklin's ranking in best Dantonio recruiting discovery
- I rant about stupid offseason talking points
- Basketball recruiting and the Superclass
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Football mlive.com —  As the conference's annual season kickoff media event is upon us, Big Ten Network is projecting a host of Spartans to be among the league's best this year. Six Michigan State players made BTN's preseason All-Big Ten team, released late Wednesday. Big Ten media days begin early Thursday afternoon.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State fifth-year senior defensive end Shilique Calhoun and fifth-year senior quarterback Connor Cook have been named to the fifth-annual Big Ten preseason Players to Watch list, as selected by a media panel attending the conference’s football media days. It marks the second-straight year that Calhoun’s name has appeared on the Big Ten preseason Player to Watch list.
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Football isportsweb.com —  The isportsMSU team is putting together lists of the top five Michigan State football players in each position group. Only the college careers of these individuals are going to be considered when ranking them and the era that they played is taken into consideration as well. Here they look at the greatest linebackers to ever play in the Green and White.
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