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Michigan State Spartans News and Views: Notre Dame Gameday

Gameday is finally here as Michigan State returns from their bye week to face Notre Dame in South Bend.

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Spartans ready to Face Notre Dame Under the Lights - Michigan State Athletics
No. 12 Michigan State and No. 18 Notre Dame will renew their rivalry for the Megaphone Trophy for the first time since 2013 on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Notre Dame Stadium.

Michigan State Spartans' Malik McDowell making his mark - ESPN
The legend of Malik McDowell arrived at Michigan State long before he did. That notoriety combined with some stubbornness led to growing pains, but McDowell is finally realizing his potential.

Michigan State's defensive keys to victory vs. Notre Dame - 247
Looking at three things the Michigan State defense needs to do for the best chance of beating Notre Dame.

Michigan State hopes young players can grow up quickly at Notre Dame |
The Spartans' Saturday trip to South Bend will mark the first time many young Michigan State players will play key roles in a road environment. Spartans offensive line coach Mark Staten, who has three new starters this year in his group, said the noise level at Notre Dame is a concern he's addressed with his players.

Michigan State vs. Notre Dame scouting report, prediction - DFP
Expect some underneath routes to complement the Notre Dame run game before DeShone Kizer looks to attack the Spartans’ secondary deep.

MSU QB Tyler O'Connor no stranger to big-game road atmosphere - 247
Saturday's game against Notre Dame will be the third start of Tyler O'Connor's career but just the second-biggest one. So what did he learn from last year's Ohio State game?

Michigan State-Notre Dame primer: Key matchups, players to watch and predictions |
Michigan State takes on the Irish on Saturday. Here is everything you need to know ahead of the big matchup.

Couch: Careers of Dantonio, Kelly collided, took off 10 years ago - DFP
When the books are written on Dantonio and Kelly, November, 2006, through Jan. 6, 2007 — the date Cincinnati beat Western Michigan in the International Bowl — should be prominent chapters.

Michigan State's offensive keys to victory vs. Notre Dame - 247
Looking at what Michigan State needs to do offensively to beat Notre Dame on Saturday.

Michigan resident Mike Tirico has short but exciting history calling Michigan State games |
Tirico's last two games were the Spartans' triple overtime loss against Michigan in 2004, and the team's triple overtime win overGeorgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl.

Michigan State commit Jaren Jackson Jr. a stretch-4 in mold of Bosh - DFP
'He’s as high a character kid as you’ll find. To get a guy like that ... has been awesome.' -- coach Shane Heirman, on Jaren Jackson Jr.

Cuban is willing to pay Trump $10 million if he'll actually talk about his policies -
Mark Cuban really, really wants our attention in his crusade against Donald Trump.

DraftKings paid millions to cover shortfalls from unfilled daily fantasy guaranteed contests - ESPN
Daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings paid out millions of dollars this past weekend to cover shortfalls from unfilled NFL contests that offered large guaranteed prize pools.

How Lamar Jackson went from 3-star recruit to Louisville superstar -
Louisville’s sophomore QB could have a Heisman moment against Florida State He’s surprised lots of us, but not the people who knew him back when.

NFL Week 2 game picks: Steelers top Bengals; Pack over Vikes -
There's no love lost in Bengals-Steelers -- a rivalry that features two of the best receivers in the game (Antonio Brown and A.J. Green). Who'll prevail? Elliot Harrison provides his Week 2 predictions.

The very much written rules of not being a shady GM, featuring the Padres’ A.J. Preller -
You might be more fascinated with the unethical behavior of the Padres GM. I’m more fascinated with the stupidity.

Michigan State's Jack Conklin part of youth movement under Titans' new regime |
The Michigan State offensive tackle was the eighth overall pick this year's draft.