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Michigan State Spartans news and views: Sept. 23

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The Return Of Ed Davis; Other Wisconsin Gameday Notes - Michigan State Athletics
When Davis stepped on the field in Notre Dame Stadium in the first half, it marked the first time he lined up against an opponent in one year, eight months and 17 days – since helping the Spartans beat Baylor, 42-41, in the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 1, 2015.

Michigan State's Donnie Corley no longer nervous, ready to 'take off' | MLive.com
Corley had a breakout game against Notre Dame as he hauled in four receptions for a team-high 88 yards and a highlight-reel touchdown catch in the first half.

Tyler O'Connor, MSU receivers see opportunity vs. Wisconsin - 247
Entering MSU's game against Wisconsin, QB Tyler O'Connor said he and the Spartan receivers have an opportunity to make plays while the Badgers try to stop the run.

Michigan State LB Jon Reschke 'hitting his stride' after standout Notre Dame game | MLive.com
Mark Dantonio says Reschke was the player of the game against Notre Dame. Reschke finished the game with eight tackles, one for loss, a forced fumble and an interception.

Spartan Basketball Set To Play In PK80 - Michigan State Athletics
ESPN announced on Thursday that Michigan State will be one of 16 teams to participate in the PK80 Phil Knight Invitational. The 16-team, early-season men's college basketball tournament honor Nike co-founder and 2012 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Phil Knight in advance of his 80th birthday.

Mark Dantonio, Paul Chryst look forward to renewing rivalry - 247
The Michigan State-Wisconsin series might not resonate much with fans outside of East Lansing or Madison, but it can have as big of an impact on college football as any game.

Cookie Johnson opens up on Magic Johnson's HIV diagnosis - Detroit Free Press
Everyone knows the story of Magic Johnson, his rise to fame, fall from grace due to HIV, and his long road to recovery. However, you may have never heard how his wife, Cookie Johnson, talk about that battle with one of the deadliest diseases known to man.

Ten teams poised to make a jump in 2017 team rankings - Rivals.com
Less than half of the players in the 2017 Rivals150 have yet to make their college decisions. Rivals.com took a look at 10 programs that currently rank outside the top 20 of the 2017 team rankings but are capable of big moves, including Michigan State.

College football picks, 2016 Week 4: Michigan State and Ole Miss our biggest favorites - SBNation.com
SB Nation’s picks for the weekend’s four biggest games. It's not just who you pick; it's how confident you are.

Watch: MSU commit Jaren Jackson shows off impressive vertical - 247
The Michigan State basketball team currently has one commitment in the class of 2017 in La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere School forward Jaren Jackson Jr. A five-star prospect

BlueAndGold.com - Film Room: Breaking Down Notre Dame's Defensive Woes
Film rooms are fun, especially when it's Michigan State making all of the plays.

Kevin Johnson pummels protester who hit him in the face with pie - SBNation.com
Johnson was hit with the pie and proceeded to beat the protestor to "a bloody pulp."

Ronda Rousey could return to Octagon in December, fight against Amanda Nunes - ESPN
Ronda Rousey's trainer Edmond Tarverdyan told ESPN that a fight with reigning UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has been discussed for Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, but no decision has been made.

The Oregon Ducks are out here dressing up like actual ducks now - SBNation.com
The Ducks get new uniforms all the time, but these are different, because the Ducks have decided to make themselves look like actual Ducks.

College Football Hot Seat Rankings: SEC coaches should watch their backs - CBSSports.com
The temperature is rising for four well-known SEC coaches.

10 things to know in college football for Week 4 | PFF
From the return of Seth Russell to Michigan State's latest performance, with Week 4 on the horizon, here are 10 things you need to know about this weekend’s slate of games.