Football detroitnews.com —  As much as Big Ten media days have become a rite of passage — an unofficial beginning to college football in the Midwest — so too has been the fact few people are talking about Michigan State. In a media poll released last week, the Spartans got a grand total of one vote to win the East Division and none to win the Big Ten title.
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Football isportsweb.com —  Today on the isportsMSU Red Cedar Report, former Michigan State punter Craig Jarrett joins Tyler Hayward to talk about how he is starting a scholarship fund in the memory of Mike Sadler. Kris Stanton hops on later to recap the second day of the Big Ten Media Days.
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Football btn.com —  R.J. Shelton enters the 2016 season as Michigan State’s leading returning receiver. The senior caught 43 passes for 503 yards and four touchdowns in 2015, and he’ll be asked to produce and provide veteran leadership for the team’s young and talented wideouts. Click through to learn more about the Michigan State receiver. Discuss »
Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State will hold an event to celebrate the life of Mike Sadler on Sunday, July 31 at Spartan Stadium beginning at 3 p.m. The event is open to the public and parking is free. Gates C and J at Spartan Stadium will open at 2 p.m. Concessions will not be open, but water and non-alcoholic beverages will be permitted into the stadium.
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Football freep.com —  The last time Mark Dantonio ushered in a new quarterback, he had a team good enough to win the national championship. We just didn’t know it. Neither did he. Or maybe Dantonio did know, but felt like his all-world defense that season — 2013 — was so good he could get by with a game-manager at QB instead of a playmaker. We’ll never know how that season might have turned out if Connor Cook had begun August as the starter instead of Andrew Maxwell.
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Football freep.com —  One of Mark Dantonio’s deepest position groups this year is at tailback, where guys appear to be in excellent shape — at least with their weight — heading into fall practice.
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Men's Golf msuspartans.com —  Michigan State men’s golf team was recognized by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) with All-Academic Team honors for achieving a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the 2015-16 academic year. This was the fourth-straight season that the Spartans were honored as a GCAA All-Academic Team.
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Football msuspartans.com —  In honor of the late Mike Sadler and through the cooperation of the Sadler Family, Michigan State Athletics has established the Mike Sadler Legacy Football Scholarship Fund to honor the former Spartan football student-athlete (2011-2014) who earned first-team All-America and All-Big Ten honors as a punter and was the only four-time Academic All-American in school history.
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Football spartanavenue.com —  According to Jeremy Warnemuende of 247Sports, Dantonio has hired former Spartan running back Javon Ringer to the staff as a recruiting intern, along with former safety Jairus Jones.
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Football espn.go.com —  Michigan State’s Riley Bullough heads into his final collegiate season as the outspoken, long-haired face of the Spartans football program. That’s a long ways from his first couple of years on campus, when Bullough said he happily hung in the shadows while big brother Max had his moment to shine. That’s what was expected of underclassmen at the time.
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio knew the question was coming, so he had his witty reply at the ready. What did he think of the fact that Michigan State, the defending Big Ten champions, received just one of a possible 39 votes to win the East division in an annual preseason media poll? "I didn't vote for any of those reporters, either," Dantonio replied on Tuesday during his Big Ten media days session.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The city of Hunstville, Alabama, is tucked in along the Tennessee River, just south of the state line and about 100 miles north of Birmingham. It's a town that ambles along at a southern pace. There are neighborhoods and a downtown and some of the finest antebellum homes in the country. So, yes, it's curious to hear Josh Langford say, "There's really not that big of a difference here."
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Football isportsweb.com —  While the fall depth chart just came out the other day, Mark Dantonio only called it a “starting point.” The Spartans have already made a bunch of moves when looking at the offensive line, but more could be in store by the time the Furman game rolls around.
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Football freep.com —  “I think when you have a new quarterback situation and you lose a guy like Connor Cook and some of our other players, people tend to: ‘Oh, how can they overcome the losses of two All-America linemen, etc.?’ ” Dantonio said. “The things you have to look at when you look at our program right now is what we’ve been able to accomplish: the culture — winning culture. What’s our direction? We’ve got 31 players who have started at some point in time in our program, so I think the room is not barren.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State has shown it’s willing to think outside the box while building its program, and its latest hire is something almost no other program has done. The Spartans announced last week they hired former Detroit Lions front-office member Sheldon White to be a program consultant. White, a former NFL player, spent 19 years with the Lions, finishing last season as the interim general manager after Martin Mayhew was dismissed.
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Football freep.com —  The Spartans are about to be tested in ways they haven’t since 2012. That’s the last time this rising program looked pedestrian. And the last time it endured such a changeover in personality and notable talent.
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Football freep.com —  Everyone associated with the Michigan State football program processed last season’s national semifinal loss to Alabama differently. R.J. Shelton chose to take charge of the wide receivers. Not long after the embarrassing 38-0 loss, Shelton stepped forward with plans to become the Spartans’ next standout senior receiver.
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