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Michigan State's Russell Byrd hopes to overcome 'the demons inside' | MLive.com
"The redshirt sophomore will have to shoot his way back into Tom Izzo's rotation and believes right now that the issue is a mental one he'll have to solve with the help of his team."

Mateen Cleaves wants Michigan State to show 'Spartan swagger,' expect to win | MLive.com
"Cleaves, who has remained close to the program and said he's not worried about the current team, took home some Jenison Field House memories after scoring four points and dishing out five assists."

Michigan State redshirt freshman Juwan Caesar impresses Max Bullough at tight end | Michigan State Spartans | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
"Juwan Caesar was a heralded 2011 wide receiver recruit from Miami, but tight end could be his Michigan State future."

Denzel Valentine enjoys 'special' night watching former Michigan State basketball alumni in Jenison Field House | MLive.com

Denzel Valentine and father Carlton Valentine took in the game Friday night with 6,500 other fans.

Michigan State football players agree, Le'Veon Bell a Heisman hopeful if he returns to Spartans in 2013 | MLive.com
"Spartans defensive end Marcus Rush said he wasn't surprised to hear Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio announce Bell's Heisman Trophy's candidacy last week."

Carney Forced To Retire From Hockey Due to Injury - Michigan State Official Athletic Site
Michigan State hockey player Branden Carney (Battle Creek, Mich.) has come to a decision to end his Michigan State hockey playing career on the advice of medical professionals. Carney's doctors have determined that it is not in the defenseman's best interest to participate in a contact/collision sport as he continues to recover from a severe neck injury.

Michigan State basketball's Derrick Nix called 'soft' by Spartan favorite, then challenged by Tom Izzo | MLive.com
"He (Izzo) kinda pissed me off a little bit; he pushed my buttons.''

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo sees beyond the numbers with Brandan Kearney | MLive.com
"On a team with a lot of moving pieces and room for development, having a team-first player like Kearney is integral."

Kirk Cousins' NFL potential, as told by Michigan State's Mark Dantonio - Washington Times
"Redskins' starter vs. Browns grew as leader during college career with Spartans."

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