Misc. statenews.com —  It's been a year to remember for MSU athletics. There have been so many great and memorable moments during the 2015-16 school year. Here's an attempt to boil them down to a top 10.
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Track & Field onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State track & field travels to Hillsdale, Michigan, for the 50th annual Hillsdale College Gina Relays at the Ken Herrick Track located inside Frank Waters Stadium from Thursday, April 28, to Saturday, April 30.
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Women's Tennis msuspartans.com —  No. 10-seed Michigan State opened the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Tennis Tournament with a 4-1 victory over the seventh-seeded Indiana Hoosiers at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility on Thursday, April 28. Senior Emily Meyers became the Spartans’ all-time leader for singles victories as MSU won its first match in the Big Ten Tournament since April 29, 1993.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  There’s a pattern that looks like it is all but guaranteed to continue Thursday night. For the third straight year, Michigan State should have a first-round pick in the NFL Draft - a streak impressive in and of itself. But what is more impressive yet is that each player drafted among the first 32 players picked was that each was a largely off-the-radar - if not nearly completely unrecruited - player out of high school.
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Football detroitnews.com —  While they did not happen in East Lansing on Saturday, Michigan State’s spring game has now produced two commitments as the Spartans added Piqua (Ohio) linebacker Darien Tipps-Clemons and Copley (Ohio) running back Weston Bridges to their 2017 class after both players were offered while visiting last weekend.
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Baseball msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State baseball team is set for a three-game series with in-state rival No. 16 Michigan starting on Friday in Ann Arbor at 6 p.m. This weekend begins the second half of the Big Ten schedule with Michigan sitting in second place in the standings, while MSU is in third and a half game back of the Wolverines. Saturday's contest will take place in East Lansing at 1:05 p.m. before the teams return to Ann Arbor on Sunday for a 1 p.m. first pitch. Friday's game will be featured live on BTN.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  The Spartans look primed to have their first offensive lineman drafted since Dantonio came to Michigan State from Cincinnati, first coaching in the 2007 season, as junior Jack Conklin is widely regarded as a lock to be picked in Chicago during the NFL Draft's first round.
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Gymnastics msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State gymnastics program celebrated its 2016 season on Sunday, wrapping up a successful campaign that found the Spartans once again among the nation’s top-30 programs. In addition to celebrating the season completed, the team also looked forward to the 2017 campaign.
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Softball msuspartans.com —  MSU hosts its final three home games of the 2016 season, welcoming Rutgers to Secchia Stadium for a B1G series. MSU holds a slim 6-5 lead in the all-time series, as Rutgers swept a wild series last April in Piscataway. In a game that spanned two days after being halted due to impending darkness after nine innings, Rutgers came up with a pair of runs in the bottom of the 11th inning to defeat Michigan State, 6-5, in game one, then survived a 16-run fifth inning by MSU to take a 22-17 win in game two. A garden-variety 5-2 ballgame went to the home team on Sunday to wrap the series.
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Football detroitsports1051.com —  Former MSU Defensive Lineman Lawrence Thomas joins Ryan and Rico LIVE in studio... He talks about his days at MSU, the NFL Draft, satellite camps, his teammates and more.
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Football isportsweb.com —  On today’s isportsMSU Red Cedar Report, isportsweb contributor Ryan McCumber joins Tyler Hayward to talk about the 17 Michigan State Spartans that will try to latch on to NFL teams this seasons. Are they being undervalued or overrated? Where will they get selected in the draft? Plus, what Spartans are likely to stick on a 53-man roster when the season rolls around? We also focus on the controversy surrounding Connor Cook and talk about all of the options for Jack Conklin, who will be MSU’s first offensive lineman taken in the first round since Tony Mandarich.


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Baseball impact89fm.org —  The mystery guest is finally revealed! It was so special we had to put it in it’s own podcast. Take a listen to a former NCAA pitcher’s perspective on how Michigan State’s pitching and transfers are really helping this team dominate. He also has a huge hot take saying MSU has championship caliber pieces.
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Football mlive.com —  Former Michigan State and NFL linebacker Ike Reese says Connor Cook is the best quarterback available in the draft, and he'd take Cook over Kirk Cousins right now. Reese, who played for the Spartans from 1994-97, has his own talk show in Philadelphia. Earlier this week he appeared on Lansing's 92.1 FM, The Team, to talk Michigan State football.
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Men's Basketball si.com —  The Spartans’ ball movement and jump-shooting numbers were phenomenal: They led the nation in percentage of assisted field goals (71.3) and three-point accuracy (43.4). They had a supremely versatile offensive weapon in 6'5" point guard Denzel Valentine, who finished as the No. 1 high-usage scorer (with a kenpom.com offensive rating of 125.7 while using 28.9% of his team’s possessions) and assisted on 45.8% of his teammates’ field goals.
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Football detroitnews.com —  The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder came back for his senior season despite a late first-round, early second-round grade last year, and has — along with Cook — been routinely praised by coach Mark Dantonio for being the keys to Michigan State’s run to the College Football Playoff. But despite a third straight year with All-American recognition and 10½ sacks, Calhoun has not risen in the projections and, in some cases, dropped. Few doubt his ability to rush the passer, but some question whether he is strong enough at the point of attack and can be effective defending the run.
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Football mlive.com —  MLive has assembled a database for Spartans fans to look back at the program's entire history related to the NFL draft. In 1967, the Spartans had four players drafted in the first round: DT Bubba Smith (No. 1 overall), RB Clint Jones (No. 2), LB George Webster (No. 5) and WR Gene Washington (No. 8).
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Football freep.com —  Cook is one of more than a dozen former Michigan State players who want to hear their names called during the three-day draft in Chicago. It starts with Thursday’s first round, continues with the second and third rounds on Friday and wraps up Saturday with Rounds 4 to 7.
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Football freep.com —  With a QB, a couple of offensive lineman, a defensive end and a wide receiver likely to be taken, do Spartans have enough to replace them all
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Football mlive.com —  The Tennessee Titans wanted Michigan State All-American Jack Conklin badly enough to trade up and get the No. 8 overall pick from Cleveland. "I think he's the No. 1 offensive lineman hands down in this draft," ESPN analyst Jon Gruden said. "This kid is nasty .... If you like people who can thump ya, you like Conklin. I love this pick."



2016 NFL Draft Update: Conklin Selected by Tennessee in First Round MSUSpartans.com
2015 First-Team All-American becomes Michigan State’s 36th all-time first-round selection, including its 25th since the inception of the common NFL Draft in 1967.

Jack Conklin fans in Plainwell celebrate 'one of our guys' being drafted by Titans MLive
Trent Monroe can barely remember the details of the first time he met Jack Conklin. But he will never forget the lasting impact Conklin had on his life and football career.

Jack Conklin 'an animal' who will help Titans offensive line, says ESPN analyst MLive
"This guy is a throwback, this guy is safe, this guy is an animal," said ESPN's Louis Riddick, the former director of pro personnel with the Philadelphia Eagles and director of pro personnel with the Washington Redskins

See what ESPN, NFL Network analysts say about MSU's Jack Conklin Detroit Free Press
Here's a sampling of how the football pundits on the two networks covering the NFL draft reacted to the Tennessee Titans picking Michigan State offensive lineman Jack Conklin with the eighth overall pick

New Tennessee Titan teammates Jack Conklin, Taylor Lewan leave rivalry behind MLive
Former Michigan State-Michigan rivals Jack Conklin and Taylor Lewan were quick to use social media to mend relations Thursday night, shortly after they became teammates when Conklin was selected No. 8 overall by the Tennessee Titans in the NFL draft. "We're both Titans now," Conklin said on the Tennessee media teleconference, according to the team's Twitter account. Discuss »