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Taiwan Jones finished up his media interviews Thursday after Michigan State's lone practice of the week and walked past MSU defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, who was far from finished.
Our poor friends from East Lansing came to Eugene once again to suffer a loss at the hands of the Ducks. In a somewhat tame environment at Matthew Knight friday night, the Ducks managed to weather a Spartan attack that took the first set to rally and take the final three.
Extending offers is the easy part for Michigan State coach Tom Izzo . But getting prospects to sign - the ones he really wants - has been a challenge.
Detroit King receiver Donnie Corley is a 6-foot-2, 175-pound prospect on the Scout 300. Michigan State's coaches used their bye week to get out on the road and recruit.
QB Brett Hundley leads the Bruins into Austin to take on the foundering Longhorns - Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports With two weeks in the books, we're starting to get a sense for the teams around the conference. Week three doesn't have a true big game given the struggles Texas has had, but it does feature a few games of interest with USC going back east to take on Boston College and Nevada visiting Arizona, while UCLA travels to Austin hoping to impress voters and hand the Longhorns their 2nd loss of the young season.
It is important to manage expectations and point out that the Blue Devils will be a very different team in March than in November and December. They are quite young and have a number of freshmen in critical roles who will likely develop and improve over the course of the season.
August 27, 2011; State College, PA, USA; Oregon Ducks middle hitter Milica Krstojevic scores a point against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Rec Hall. Minnesota defeated Oregon 3 games to 2. Mandatory Credit: Rob Christy-US PRESSWIRE The Oregon Women's Volleyball team is off to an impressive 6-0 start this season and have had quite the non-conference schedule to contend with.
Oregon Ducks running back Thomas Tyner expects to play Saturday against Wyoming after an injured shoulder held him out of last week's fourth quarter against Michigan State. Tyner, the starting back in each of Oregon's two victories this season, didn't record a catch or carry in the final 20 minutes of the Ducks' 46-27 win against the Spartans .
Before you know it, it'll be college basketball season. And just to get the pot stirring a little bit leading up to the 2014-15 season, we found that both Michigan State and Michigan are ranked in the top 10 of ESPN's "future college basketball rankings."
Oregon might have a new defensive coordinator this season, but if anyone thought that Don Pellum would be that much different from Nick Aliotti, then maybe last Saturday's game against Michigan State eased those fears. Or rather, the second-half adjustments that Pellum made and how the Oregon defense responded in the final two quarters against Michigan State might have cleared the minds of those who were missing Aliotti.
Three viable Michigan State options remain for two spots in 2015 after the latest Chicago-area star to shun Tom Izzo's program -- after another apparent strong start for the Spartans. MSU's 2015 class counts two verbally committed players in big man Deyonta Davis and shooting guard Kyle Ahrens .
A year after the Alaska Aces granted center Zach Harrison's trade request, they finally got something in return: The ECHL rights to rookie winger Greg Wolfe, who last season captained Michigan State and led the Spartans in goals and points. To recap -- the Aces in September 2013 traded Harrison to Orlando for future considerations; coach Rob Murray held onto those "futures'' until June, when league rules mandated the trade must be completed; Orlando shipped the Aces the rights to center C.J. Severyn; the Aces in August shipped Severyn's rights to Fort Wayne; and today Fort Wayne traded Wolfe's rights to the Aces.
Orchard Lake Saint Mary's senior Tyson Smith practices with teammates during a summer workout at West Bloomfield High School on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (Mike Mulholland Tyson Smith was recruited to Michigan State as a cornerback.
The trend was pointed out to Urban Meyer during today's Big Ten coaches conference call, not that he was unaware. Against Virginia Tech, the Buckeyes trailed 7-0 and 21-7.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 01:13 am
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