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A roundup of all the Spartans news and views before the 2017 season kicks off.

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Spartans Ready to Kick Off 2017 Season Against Bowling Green - Michigan State Athletics
Michigan State kicks off its 121st season of football against Bowling Green on Saturday, Sept. 2 at noon in Spartan Stadium. Michigan State is 81-36-3 (.688) all-time in season openers, including a 16-2 record (.889) in its last 18 games. The Spartans have won their last eight season openers.

Spartans turn the page with 2017 opener |
More than nine months after Michigan State finished a disastrous 3-9 campaign, the Spartans will once again take the field for their 2017 opener against Bowling Green.

Michigan State Spartans vs. Bowling Green Falcons scouting report - DFP
The Falcons will attempt to push the tempo under coach Mike Jinks, in his second season after coming from Texas Tech. As a freshman, quarterback James Morgan passed for 2,082 yards and 16 touchdowns, though he also threw 15 interceptions.

Brian Lewerke could be MSU's next millionaire QB, but don't expect NFL-level play overnight |
Lewerke is Michigan State's starting quarterback but has just four games of college experience.

Michigan State ready to ride talented freshman wave - Detroit News
As MSU kicks off the season Saturday vs. Bowling Green, 14 freshmen appear on the depth chart with five in the two-deep. Needless to say, youth is being served at Michigan State.

Spartans Sweep SDSU For George's 600th Career Victory - Michigan State Athletics
MIchigan State head coach Cathy George picked up the 600th victory of her head coaching career as MSU swept visiting San Diego State on Friday morning.

Vernon Carey, a junior power forward was offered by Michigan State on Friday evening - 247
Vernon Carey, a junior power forward from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School, was offered by Michigan State on Friday evening.

2019 PG Mark 'Rocket' Watts to make another Michigan State trip; top recruit to visit in three weeks |
Mark "Rocket" Watts confirmed to MLive this week that he plans to visit Michigan State for its first football game, this Saturday against Bowling Green.

Second Straight Sweep for Spartans, Down Marshall, 3-0 - Michigan State Athletics
Michigan State improved to 4-1 overall on the season with a 3-0 sweep of Marshall on Friday night at Jenison Field House.

Back in the role of hunter, Michigan State eager to get 2017 season started |
Michigan State coaches and players had nine months to dissect the errors of 2016 - from failures in execution, questionable play calling and leadership and chemistry issues. The Spartans can now take a step moving past last year against Bowling Green.

No. 13 MSU Soccer Blanks Dartmouth Under the Lights, 1-0 - Michigan State Athletics
Over 3,000 fans packed DeMartin Stadium for the first men’s game at DeMartin Stadium on a crisp early fall night. With the win, the Spartans improved to 3-0 this season, while the Big Green fell in their season opener.

Inside the transformation of Pittsburgh Steelers' Martavis Bryant
Quitting marijuana gave Martavis Bryant a wave of new energy, which he poured into a Southern Nevada gymnasium for hours at a time while suspended for a year. The results -- the receiver ballooned to 233 pounds -- were shocking to the Steelers.

Sheldon Richardson Traded to Seattle; Jets Get Jermaine Kearse, Picks
The New York Jets traded defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and draft considerations Friday, the Seahawks announced.

Aaron Rodgers Says Colin Kaepernick Isn't on NFL Team 'Because of His Protests'
Rodgers said fellow quarterback Colin Kaepernick should be on an NFL roster heading into the 2017 regular season, but he thinks the former 49ers starter's decision to kneel during the national anthem last year has prevented him from signing a new contract.

Victor Cruz Cut by Chicago Bears After Signing in Offseason
Cruz's tenure with the Chicago Bears is reportedly over before he even saw the field for a regular-season contest. The Bears will release Cruz after inking him to a one-year deal this offseason. The 30-year-old was a Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion as a member of the Giants.

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell fulfills promise to report to team - ESPN
Bell, who averaged 157 yards from scrimmage per game last season, third best for a running back in NFL history, stayed away for the month of August while not under contract. The Steelers failed to sign Bell to a long-term deal before the July 17 deadline for franchise-tagged players.