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15th Annual Meet the Spartans Scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 23 - Michigan State Athletics
Michigan State football fans are invited to attend the 15th annual “Meet the Spartans” on Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 5-8 p.m. Head coach Mark Dantonio and members of the 2017 football team will be available for autographs on the concourse inside the stadium.

North Carolina D-end Boletepeli picks up Michigan State offer - 247
The Spartans offered another defensive end in the 2018 class. Boletepeli is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 39 strong-side defensive end in the country and No. 31 player in North Carolina.

Michigan State unranked in preseason Coaches Poll for first time since 2013 |
Michigan State received one point in the preseason poll.

Michigan State football freshmen hope to make case to play immediately - DFP
A year ago, nine newcomers played immediately – the most in Mark Dantonio’s first 10 seasons as MSU’s coach. Five of those players are now gone, however, which opens more of an opportunity for this year’s rookies to earn playing time as true freshmen.

Spartans Help To Keep The Lansing Promise - Michigan State Athletics
Every returning student-athlete on the football team, excluding the incoming freshman class who will begin their volunteer opportunities come the fall, has volunteered with Lansing Promise, and has mentored part of Lansing’s youth in one way or another.

Feds award MSU $14M to create lead exposure registry - Detroit News
Funding was approved by Congress last year as part of emergency aid package for communities with contaminated water.

Michigan State offers Florida RB Townsend - 247
The Spartans offered another running back in the 2018 class Tuesday. Townsend is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 31 running back in the 2018 class and the No. 94 player in Florida.

Official offer letters from each Power 5 program - Rivals
College programs can finally send official offers to prospects in the 2018 class. Here is a look at how each Power Five program handled its release.

Terrell Suggs Says 'Hell Yeah' Ravens Players Would Welcome Colin Kaepernick
Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs said players in Baltimore's locker room would welcome free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick as long as "he's going to help us win."

Richard Sherman says Colin Kaepernick’s situation is about ‘stay in your place’ -
Sherman provided one of the most profound displays of backing up Kaepernick we’ve seen from an NFL player.

Here's the real reason the NFL is waiting to make an announcement on its Ezekiel Elliott investigation
As one of many subscribers to the theory that the NFL simply won't let an Ezekiel Elliott suspension rain on Jerry Jones' parade to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend, one thing must be made clear.

Gareon Conley Will Not Be Indicted by Grand Jury over April Rape Allegation
Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley was not charged by the grand jury for rape allegations that came before the NFL draft in April, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

NFL Network Did an Entire Segment Guessing the Seahawks W-L Record. From 2016.
Punters are the smartest guys in any room they’re ever in, at least in the case of Jon Ryan in the room at NFL Network. The best part of this is that they went through the entire segment, predicting the ‘Hawks wins and losses without anyone catching on that this was last year.

NFL Training Camps: Updates, Rumors & Analysis for August 1
One main question dominates the early days of training camp: Who is doing what? We want to know whether Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is progressing well after his rotator cuff surgery, and if Indianapolis Colts signal-caller Andrew Luck will be healthy for Week 1.

Andrew Luck Reportedly May Miss 1st 6 Games Due to Shoulder Injury
Having undergone shoulder surgery in January, Colts QB Andrew Luck may not start the 2017 season. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported Tuesday he's "heard plenty of rumblings about [Luck] starting the year on the physically unable to perform list."

Philadelphia Phillies scrap plans to honor Pete Rose
The Phillies cancel plans to honor Pete Rose because of woman's claim in court filing. The women's claim became public from testimony presented by the defense as part of a federal lawsuit Rose filed last year in Philadelphia against a lawyer whose investigation got the Cincinnati native kicked out of Major League Baseball for gambling.

Meet the women who run college football recruiting in the South -
Almost two dozen women have recruiting careers in the SEC and ACC alone.