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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Women's Basketball freep.com —  Kristin Haynie and Heather Oesterle were teammates on the court for a year during their high school days in Mason. They're now reuniting as coaches at Central Michigan.
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Football mlive.com —  Add another jewel to Shilque Calhoun's crown of preseason honors and recognition lists. Calhoun, a junior defensive end in the Michigan State football program, was chosen as the preseason defensive player of the year by a panel of 29 select Big Ten football writers.
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Football mlive.com —  Ohio State is the majority pick to win the Big Ten football championship from a select panel of 29 Big Ten writers who took part in the Cleveland.com preseason Big Ten survey this week. The Buckeyes garnered 23 first-place votes in the East Division, while the Spartans took in 10 (there are more than 29 because of projected ties for the division crown).
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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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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State power forward Adreian Payne has signed his rookie contract with the Atlanta Hawks. Financial terms were not announced, but under the NBA’s rookie pay scale, Payne will make about $1.5 million in his first season.
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