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With win over Jacksonville State in the bag, MSU football turns its attention to Oregon

State News Top Stories - September 1, 2014 - 5:01pm

When the clock struck zero on No. 8 MSU’s (1-0 overall) 45-7 win against Jacksonville State, Spartan players could shift their focus to the game that Spartan fans have had in their mind all

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Connor Cook leads the Spartans to a 45-7 victory over Jacksonville State

State News Top Stories - August 29, 2014 - 10:51pm

Junior quarterback Connor Cook led the way on Friday as No. 8 MSU made quick work of Jacksonville State and cruised to 45-7 victory at Spartan Stadium. MSU took the life out of the Gamecocks early and were able to impose its will through long scoring drives and stout defense.

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MSU football leads Jacksonville State 38-0 at halftime

State News Top Stories - August 29, 2014 - 9:16pm

For one second Spartan Nation rejoiced, and in another second their hopes for another season covered in roses seemed to have taken a hit. After throwing a 64-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Tony Lippett, junior Connor Cook took a hit to his knee and had to be carried off the field.

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Mark Dantonio on opener against Jacksonville State — "This is a statement game"

State News Top Stories - August 28, 2014 - 4:01pm

Statements are made every day on the football field. They can be as small as getting off a block at the right time or as big as winning the Rose Bowl.


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Spartan Spectacular canceled, without a rescheduled time

State News Top Stories - August 26, 2014 - 5:18pm

So long, Spartan Spectacular — at least for now.

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24 hours

State News Top Stories - August 26, 2014 - 4:52pm

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has spread around the world faster than any disease could.

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MSU dedicates completion of the North End Zone of Spartan Stadium

State News Top Stories - August 25, 2014 - 8:38pm

For months, students and staff have seen the Northern End Zone entrance at Spartan Stadium as a pile of construction equipment and hard hats.

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Kurtis Drummond, Shilique Calhoun and Travis Jackson named 2014 football captains

State News Top Stories - August 21, 2014 - 4:48pm

With opening kickoff only eight days away, MSU football wrapped up fall preseason camp on Thursday with one final scrimmage.

No. 8 MSU is now setting its sights on opening night against Jacksonville State, with Head Coach Mark Dantonio giving the players the rest of the week off to relax.

However, before the players break away for a small break, Dantonio announced the 2014 team captains along with weighing in on the current depth chart and season-ending injury to a star Big Ten quarterback.

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Defense bounces back to win second preseason scrimmage, 33-27

State News Top Stories - August 15, 2014 - 6:27pm

After a week of praising the offense, it was the MSU defense that stole the show with a 33-27 victory in the second jersey scrimmage on Friday.

The scrimmage went 124 plays with a modified scoring system that gave the defense 27 points to start the scrimmage.

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"Meet the Spartans" attracts record-breaking crowd

State News Top Stories - August 12, 2014 - 9:42pm

Head Football Coach Mark Dantonio and the football team signed autographs for fans and other activities occurred at Spartan Stadium during the 12th annual “Meet The Spartans” event on Monday evening.

"Meet the Spartans" once took place at Meridian Mall in Okemos, but returned to Spartan Stadium for the second year.

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Great Lakes Folk Festival comes to East Lansing

State News Top Stories - August 10, 2014 - 2:29pm

The festival included local and national artists specializing in a variety of genres — from jazz to zydeco, an up-tempo kind of music that blends rock-and-roll with

The music was accompanied by dancing among audience members, and the 2,400-square-foot dance floor was rarely empty. Festival-goers were encouraged to participate in the waltz hour, zydeco or join instructors teaching various forms of swing dancing.

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Offense posts huge numbers in first preseason scrimmage

State News Top Stories - August 9, 2014 - 8:08pm

If a preseason scrimmage is a reliable indicator of how the regular season will turn out, it seems as though the offense is destined to avoid the early struggles of the 2013 offensive unit.

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Coaching staff sees talent of Malik McDowell, young defensive line in practice

State News Top Stories - August 6, 2014 - 3:55pm

Wednesday served as the first day of full contact for MSU football, giving head coach Mark Dantonio and his staff the opportunity to get their first look at the incoming freshman playing live football.

Out of all the positions of incoming freshman, none is as prominent or attention-grabbing than the defensive line that features highly touted recruit, freshman Malik McDowell. And with the injury to junior defensive lineman Damon Knox, it only has received more attention.

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Part of the process

State News Top Stories - August 3, 2014 - 1:36am

Despite statistically low participation, some MSU students are on the front lines in the election season.

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At East Lansing restaurant, a portrait of post-college employment

State News Top Stories - July 30, 2014 - 11:55am

Underemployment is on the rise in the U.S., and at Black Cat Bistro, an East Lansing restaurant, employees and MSU alumni provide insight that both affirm and deny the trend.

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State News Top Stories - July 27, 2014 - 1:20pm

The MSU Student Greenhouse Project envisions a tropical oasis for students in the heart of campus.

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MSU's dirty jobs

State News Top Stories - July 22, 2014 - 10:52pm

Despite the growing role laboratory research plays at MSU, not all jobs at the university involve lab coats and sterile tabletops. To keep campus running and advance agricultural education, MSU still has its fair share of employees who get down and dirty in their work.

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Student band jams out for last time

State News Top Stories - July 19, 2014 - 11:51pm

The band, which has been performing shows throughout the mid-Michigan area for about three years, announced this set as the beginning of a hiatus.

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MSU to pull students studying in Israel as conflicts continues

State News Top Stories - July 16, 2014 - 4:41pm

Students and faculty in the group wanted to stay in the country despite ongoing hostilities. 

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Abrams Planetarium to receive birthday upgrades

State News Top Stories - July 16, 2014 - 9:34am

As a result of its 50th birthday celebration in February, the Abrams Planetarium will be receiving an upgrade. Its 20-year-old DigiStar 2 projection system will be replaced by a DigiStar 5, a two-projector system with clearer images creating a more accurate representation of the night sky.

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