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Michigan State Spartans: Linking Loquaciously Wants To Get Paid

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Zach recaps some Michigan State football and basketball updates

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First Things First: CLAIM YOUR MONEY!!!!!!

You buy a 50/50 raffle ticket during a game and you wait for the winning number to be drawn, hoping that you take home the jackpot that almost always equates to five figures. It's that a simple.

However, two people that attended either the Oregon and Central Michigan game, have earned a total amount of $32,482.50 and $26,790 respectively, but have yet to claim their winnings.

According to the Lansing State Journal, if the money is unclaimed by Nov. 11 for the Oregon raffle and No. 25 for the CMU raffle, it will be donated to a charity approved by the Michigan Lottery Commission.

If the goal is to just donate the money, then do it now, why wait another month for the deadline? Chances are the people didn't bother to look at their tickets closely and simply threw it away.

Second Thing: Brandon Fields is back.

Remember when we discussed Fields being cut from the Miami Dolphins back in September in favor of an undrafted rookie? Well, the time spent on the free agent market has come to a close, as the former MSU punter signed with the New Orleans Saints earlier this week.

Signs points to his tenure in the Big Easy to last for one-to-two weeks or once punter Thomas Morstead returns from a right quadriceps injury. Either way, glad to see Fields back in the NFL.

Third Thing: Rutgers has reinstated Leonte Carroo.

Apparently, assaulting a woman by slamming her on a concrete surface is only worth a two game suspension. *sigh* anything to give you an advantage when hosting the No. 4 ranked team in the country on Saturday.

The simple assault charges were dropped and the Scarlet Knights have their senior captain back on the field, in time for the improbable upset at home. Head coach Kyle Flood is continuing to serve his suspension for violating NCAA rules by contacting a university professor.

Fourth Thing: Michigan State men's basketball team has new jerseys.

And reiterating what one commentator wrote, they look like basketball jerseys, much to everyone's surprise. The new uniforms for the 2015-16 season have been leaking out on Instagram after the team held its annual photo day.

You can check out the designs for both the home and away jerseys on MLive.

Fifth Thing: Donnie Corley will enroll in classes in January.

The Detroit King recruit will be graduating high school early, according to the Detroit News, in order to participate in spring practice and get a jump start into his freshman year.

Problem is, Corley has yet to verbally commit to a school.

The No. 3 ranked senior recruit in the state of Michigan by 247Sports will be in Knoxville this Saturday for his second official visit this season when Tennessee hosts No. 19 ranked Georgia. Corley has already taken an official to Michigan State for the Oregon game back in September.

Both the Vols, Spartans, along with Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame and USC are in the running for Corley's services.

Sixth Thing: Mark Dantonio is ranked No. 21 in the nation.

No this ranking isn't based on winning percentage or total number of bowl game victories. It's based on how much Dantonio earns per year.

According to a USA Today annual coaching salaries database that was released on Thursday, Dantonio's annual salary of $3,671,520 is good for 21st in college football, as well as fifth in the Big Ten.

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh ($7,004,000) and Urban Meyer of Ohio State ($5,860,000) crack the top three of the list, trailing only Alabama's Nick Saban ($7,087,481).

Wisconsin chancellor Rebecca Blank told Erik Brady of USA Today Sports that Michigan and Ohio State are overpaying their head coaches. Do you agree? Or should Dantonio receive another raise?