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36 min ago | The Columbus Dispatch

NFL | Bengals: Playing time could be elusive despite strides by Darqueze Dennard

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said he was unaware that cornerback Darqueze Dennard had certain difficulties when the team drafted him in the first round in May. He had to be told that Dennard had trouble tracking the ball down in coverage on vertical throws.

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1 hr ago | Detroit Free Press

Mark Dantonio: Punters give Michigan State a leg up

Few enjoy or can put into words the value of the punt like Mark Dantonio, and few can boast a punting situation like the one he has had at Michigan State.

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Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Sports, Michigan State Spartans NCAA Football, NCAA Football, Mike Sadler, Aaron Bates

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Lantern

Education, Fashion, Playoffs and Ohio State: Other topics from Big Ten Media Days

The trophies for the Big Ten West Division , Big Ten Championship and the Big Ten East Division sit alongside the podium during the 2014 Big Ten Media Days July 28 in Chicago.

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Related Topix: C.J. Brown, Kurtis Drummond, Michigan State Spartans NCAA Football, NCAA Football, C.J Brown

MLive.com

Texas OL Tyler Higby commits to Michigan State, had offers from LSU, TCU among others

Michigan State picked up another commitment from Texas when offensive guard Tyler Higby announced on Twitter he plans to sign with Spartans as part of the Class of 2015.

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Detroit News

Freshmen lend depth to Michigan State's secondary

Michigan State's defense has been among the best in the nation the last three seasons, finishing second overall last year.

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The Detroit News

Freshmen lend depth to Michigan State's secondary

Chicago -- Michigan State's defense has been among the best in the nation the last three seasons, finishing second overall last year.

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ESPN

B1G players in Top 100: Part III

ESPN.com has taken on the herculean task of ranking the top 100 players in college football entering the 2014 season.

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Maize N Brew

MnB B1G Preview: Reviewing MSU's 2014 Recruiting Haul

Certain coaches in college football have made their name by taking those pieces you didn't want, assembling them in a way you didn't see, and shoving them down your mouth en route to championships.

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Detroit News

Tuesday's NFL roundup: Le'Veon Bell striving to fix his footwork

There were times during his rookie season when the Steelers running back would place his hand on an offensive lineman's back and wait patiently for the hole to open.

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Victory Bell Rings

Victory Bell Football Roundtable 2014: Big Ten Championship Predictions

Dec 7, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan State Spartans linebacker Denicos Allen holds the championship trophy after defeating Ohio State Buckeyes 34-24 to win the 2013 Big 10 Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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MLive.com

Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun could graduate by May, but not thinking about NFL...

"I think the biggest thing was I wanted to get my degree," Calhoun said Monday at the Big Ten media days.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Detroit Free Press

MSU's Drummond inspired by hardworking mom

MSU's Mark Dantonio talks Kurtis Drummond, leaders...: Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio talks about the leadership of safety Kurtis Drummond and more during Big Ten media days Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Chicago.

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The Times Bulletin

Playoffs could create chances for Big Ten teams

As he watched the BCS championship game last season, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook could not help but wonder: What if a playoff system were in place? Would the Spartans be playing for the biggest prize? No need to wonder anymore.

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The Only Colors

Big Ten Football Media Days: A Spartan-Focused Recap

Sure, 90% of what was said in Chicago during Media Days were platitudes and coach speak.

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ESPN

Polling the B1G: Best defensive player

With some of the Big Ten's best all gathered in one place for media days, it seemed only natural to poll the players about the best and brightest athletes in the conference.

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Sporting News

'Fun coach' Mark Dantonio lightens mood, Spartans win games

And for all that the coach on the field has done for the Spartans - they won the Rose Bowl last season - it might just be the one in the locker room that makes the difference this season.

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BleacherReport

Michigan State Basketball: Spartans' Best Situational Lineups for 2014-15

The outlook for Michigan State's 2014-15 campaign is much different from last season's.

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The Arizona Republic

Ranking the 100 best players in college football for 2014

Here are college football's top 100 players entering the 2014 season, as ranked by USA TODAY Sports' Matt Brown .

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Behind The Steel Curtain

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell dropped 20 pounds in the offseason

The second year running back that was labeled as a 'big' back out of the 2013 NFL Draft has cut weight heading into the 2014 Steelers training camp.

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MLive.com

Jack Conklin slims down and more Michigan State fall roster notes

Jack Conklin, who started 13 games, including 10 at left tackle in 2013 for Michigan State as a freshman in 2013, now weighs in at 303 pounds.

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