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Michigan State Spartans hold first football scrimmage

The defense outshined the offense in the Spartans first major scrimmage.

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Defense Edges Offense in First Preseason Scrimmage, 27-24 - Michigan State Athletics
The defense beat the offense, 27-24, in the first jersey scrimmage of preseason camp Thursday in Spartan Stadium. With the first scrimmage now out of the way, the Spartans can really start to tighten the depth chart and figure out which players will be have big roles this coming season.

Dantonio: Michigan State's first scrimmage 'went very well' - 247
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio liked what he saw in the Spartans' first scrimmage of camp. "At a couple positions, our 2's are our 1's, and our 1's are our 2's, so that's a positive," Dantonio said. "It gives everyone an opportunity to play, and there's a lot of enthusiasm. And (the young players) have a skill set, so I'm forward to watching them."

Michigan State football scrimmages, hopes to find backups at QB, OL - DFP
Spartans had their first scrimmage Thursday, and the backup QB job is front-and-center.

Matt Sokol hopes to help young Spartan TEs replace lost production - DFP
Sokol played in all 12 of MSU's games last season and 14 the year before, predominantly on special teams, and caught just two passes for 26 yards in 2016. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Rochester Adams High product is the only tight end the Spartans return with any playing time in MSU’s offense.

Former Mason, MSU golfer wins All-City Championship after 1-hole playoff LSJ
The 54-year-old Matthiesen shot a seven-under-par 29 through nine holes during the tournament's final round. And Clark knew he would have to refrain from any serious missteps to have a chance.

He did just that.

Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Myles Garrett Has the Look of a Star
NFL training camp is a dangerous time. Wild pronouncements are made. Rookies are fit for their Hall of Fame busts. But in rare cases, the hype is legit. It looks like that might be the case with Browns rookie pass-rusher Myles Garrett.

Quincy Adeboyejo Caught a Dang Shark This Summer
Ravens undrafted wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo isn’t just showing that he’s pretty darn good at catching passes. He’s also quite good at in catching very large fish. =

Duke Johnson in the mold of a Marshall Faulk and 'catches as well as any'
Duke Johnson has excelled in his new role as the slot receiver during camp, and Browns receivers coach Al Saunders likened his skills to those of Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk.

LaDainian Tomlinson on His Moving Hall of Fame Speech
In a moving final five minutes of his Hall of Fame induction speech, LT drew on the story of his last name, and the slave and slave-owner who shared it, to convey a message of unity, acceptance and renewed purpose for the country.

DeShone Kizer's late TD and second half revive Browns' QB debate
The rookie second-round draft pick produced a 45-yard winning touchdown pass and enough good throws Thursday night to revive the debate that the Browns should start him in the season opener.

NFL Preseason Week 1 Roundup: Trubisky Shines as Future of Bears' QB Position
In case you didn't have time to take it all in or aren't quite sure what to make of it all, we've got you covered with several key takeaways from Thursday night's action.

Wisconsin linebacker Jack Cichy will miss 2017 season with torn ACL |
Cichy was going to be one of the leaders of the Badgers' defense. He was honorable mention All-Big Ten last year despite playing in just seven games. In those starts, he had 60 tackles, including seven tackles for loss.

Le'Veon Bell Hurting Himself with Training Camp Holdout, Steelers GM Says
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said Le'Veon Bell's ongoing holdout "hurts him" because it's taking away time with teammates. "My feeling is there's nothing to be gained by a holdout," Colbert told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "The situation won't change, it can't really change from our part on a long-term deal."

Former Michigan State star Zach Randolph arrested on marijuana charge |
Former Michigan State forward Zach Randolph was arrested on Wednesday night in Los Angeles on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale, according to multiple reports.