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Not surprisingly, yesterday's "Meet the Spartans" event brought a record crowd (see below). Despite less than desirable conditions, MSU faithful showed up in force at Spartan Stadium, which is expected coming off one of the best seasons in school history.

With that event out of the way, the next time we'll all get to see the Spartans, they'll be hitting the field to open the season. It's just a shade more than two weeks away now.

Record 15,000 attend 'Meet the Spartans' | Lansing State Journal | lsj.com

Winning gets the people going.

A B1G fight against perception problems | ESPN | espn.go.com

Get it together, guys.

Youth movement takes over Michigan State defensive line | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Along these lines, Narduzzi likened McDowell to Jerel Worthy last night on Big Ten Network. Speaking of...

Off to New England, turbulent year continues for Jerel Worthy | Journal Sentinel | jsonline.com

Hadn't heard about his grandmother. Hope things work out for him.

Michigan State tight end Jamal Lyles catching on to the multiple tasks of his position | MLive | mlive.com

You can never have too many tight ends.

Following shoulder injury, Ed Davis prepares to step into starting lineup | The State News | statenews.com

Being "like Denicos, but better" is a tall order.

USA Basketball star Swanigan a big target for major basketball powers | Sporting News | sportingnews.com

“I don’t settle for threes because I’m trying to get guys in foul trouble. I’m trying to get a layup every time." Smart kid.

Top 25 college football team preview: No. 6 Michigan State Spartans | Sports Illustrated | si.com

Can't argue with that.

Big Ten Network at Michigan State: 'By far' most talented Spartans? MSU now the biggie for OSU? | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

An updated version of the article posted in yesterday's Linking Laconically.