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Michigan State Spartans News And Views: July 22

Michigan State Athletics are successful on the field and in the classroom.

NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Conference Tournament-Michigan State vs Penn State Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State Baseball Earns ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award - Michigan State Athletics
Michigan State had a 3.22 GPA this year, which is the highest in program history. The Spartans are one of two Big Ten teams on the 36-team list for NCAA Division I teams.

Michigan State recruiting notebook: The latest in Spartans recruiting - Land of 10
Dwan Mathis has already committed once. He doesn't plan to rush into a second. But a Michigan State offer still has his head spinning a bit.

Writers poll: Michigan picked third in East, Michigan State fourth - LSJ
In votes from 38 members of the media, Penn State finished second in the East, followed by Michigan and Michigan State.

MSU commit Foster Loyer is building a lasting prep legacy | MLive.com
In an era when posterizing an opponent gets you popularity on social media, Loyer is too small to get in on that with his 6-foot frame. Still, thanks to his dedicated study and grasp of basketball, almost every basketball fan in the state of Michigan knows the name Foster Loyer.

Michigan State offers 3-star Chicago forward Talen Horton-Tucker | MLive.com
Michigan State has four players committed to its 2018 class, which is ranked No. 2 in the nation.

WATCH: Redskins president Bruce Allen appears to botch Kirk Cousins' name multiple times - Land of 10
Washington team president Bruce Allen released a video statement detailing why contract negotiations fell through with Cousins — rather, “Kurt” Cousins.

Meet Saline 2018 OL, Michigan State commit Dimitri Douglas | MLive.com
Douglas is the 40th-ranked 2018 recruit in Michigan. MSU always was at the top of Douglas’ wish list. He had a visit last year and attended the Spartans’ game against Wisconsin.

Football's Silent Killer Forces Players and Teams to Make Tough Choices
At first, the condition feels like fatigue. "It's like a regular tired feeling," according to Jerraud Powers, who played defensive back for eight NFL seasons with it. If the player tries to power through, as football players so often do, the symptoms rapidly get worse.

John Wall agrees to four-year, $170 million contract extension with Wizards - USA Today
John Wall, the 2010 top overall pick, agreed to a four-year max deal that will keep him in Washington through the 2022-23 season.

Terrell Owens Asks Ice Cube for BIG3 League Contract
Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens wants to make a direct appeal to BIG3 co-founder Ice Cube to let him join the three-on-three basketball league. On Saturday, TMZ Sports passed along comments from Owens, a frequent standout at the celebrity game during NBA All-Star weekend, about trying to land in BIG3.

Touchdown Celebration Rules | Amazon Video
A hilarious corporate training video spoof to help referees prepare for the new rule change. Taking a page from the classically bad employee training videos of the 90s, watch as “Chad Flags” (Baumgartner) provides NFL referees with the new ‘do's’ and ‘don'ts’ of touchdown celebrations.

Hugh Freeze’s downfall just continues the Ole Miss cycle - SBNation.com
The Rebels are now right where they were about two decades before he took over.

The Latest Buzz Around Every NFL Team as Camp Season Nears
Soon you'll be watching actual football on the many screens in your life. It won't be meaningful, the starters will play maybe one series and the entire ordeal will be a rust-filled festival of sloppy play. But it'll be football! The Hall of Fame Game is now just a few weeks away on Aug. 3, and prior to that training camps open throughout the final days of July. That's right, the time has almost come for pads, helmets and maybe also strange drills where yoga balls are heaved at quarterbacks.

10 fantasy stats that won't be repeated in 2017 - NFL.com
Will Matty Ice be fire again in 2017? Can Davante Adams still be a fantasy receiving stud? Michael Fabiano has a list of some stats fantasy owners should be wary of expecting this season.

Kyrie Irving doesn't want to play with LeBron James anymore. Maybe he never did - SBNation.com
The star point guard wants out of Cleveland. It’s important to remember he never signed up to play with LeBron James in the first place.