MSU's Darqueze Dennard is No. 1 corner in draft, DB guru Edwards says

Herm Edwards knows a little about cornerbacks. He played the position for 10 seasons in the NFL, then coached defensive backs as an NFL assistant for nine years before becoming a head coach for eight more. Who does Edwards think is the best cornerback in the 2014 NFL draft? Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard. “Dennard lacks the elite speed of some other cornerbacks, but he...
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Michigan St. QB Connor Cook calls offseason stregnth and condition program "a living hell."

Connor Cool after 2014 Rose Bowl. Via Bleacher Report.What was Michigan State's offseason strength and conditioning program like.? Spartan quarterback Connor Cook described the workouts he and his teammates went through as "a living hell.""Wake up at 4:30, go over and get my ankles taped, and then bust your butt for an hour and a half, sometimes two hours, and...

Maryland’s Primetime Game Against Michigan State Will Be A “Blackout”

Earlier today, upon the Big Ten Network’s announcement of six primetime night games for the upcoming 2014 college football season, we saw Rutgers officially declare its home matchup against Michigan as its annual “Blackout” affair. It looks like the other new member of the Big Ten, Maryland, will be doing the same. The Terrapins will look to “Blackout Sparty” when Michigan...
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Video: Lacey Holsworth’s Life Celebration Memorial At Michigan State’s Breslin Center

Last week, Michigan State held a public memorial for Lacey Holsworth, the eight-year-old who famously befriended Spartan star Adreian Payne before losing her courageous battle with cancer April 8. The service, held April 17 at the Breslin Center–Michigan State’s basketball arena–was attended by thousands. Spartan guard Travis Trice spoke, and Payne did a “silent dunk” to...
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Darqueze Dennard Scouting Report

Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State #31 Ht: 5’11″ Wt: 199 All of our scouting reports are limited to our premium customers. If you would like access to all of our 2014 scouting reports, click here to sign up. Size/Athleticism: Adequate height and overall size. Timed speed was exceptional at combine, but it doesn’t translate to the field. Straight-line speed is decent,...
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The Michigan State Spartans have released a video tribute to Lacey Holsworth

The Michigan State Spartans have released a tribute video to the late "Princess" Lacey Holsworth. The video is 4 1/2 minutes of some of the great moments that she spent with the team (and of course Ardeian Payne)...I dare you not to cry. Lacey was a huge fan of Spartans basketball and spent the last few months of her life fully engrossed with Payne, Tom Izzo, and the rest...
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Adreian Payne Honors Lacey Holsworth With Silent Dunk (Video)

Michigan State held a life celebration for Lacey Holsworth. The team put together a tribute video for Lacey where many Spartans spoke including Tom Izzo.  The most touching moment came from her dear friend Adreian Payne who honored her with a silent dunk. Holsworth passed away early on April 9 from a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma. She had developed a strong bond with...
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Video: Adreian Payne Does A “Silent Dunk” To Honor Lacey Holsworth

Thursday night, Michigan State held a ceremony for the late Lacey Holsworth, an 8-year-old girl who befriended Spartans center Adreian Payne and the rest of his teammates over the past two years. Holsworth passed away from cancer earlier this month after a long, courageous battle with the disease. The school put together a tribute video and had different members of the program speak...
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Spartans pay tribute to 'Princess' Lacey Holsworth

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- They came to honor a little girl whose spirit and smile captivated one basketball player, Michigan State center Adreian Payne, before it hooked his entire team and then countless others. An estimated 2,500 supporters came to Michigan State's Breslin Center on Thursday night to celebrate the life of eight-year-old "Princess" Lacey Holsworth, who...
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Photos: Michigan State Holding Memorial Service For Lacey Holsworth Inside Spartans’ Basketball Arena Tonight

This evening, Michigan State University will hold a public memorial service for Lacey Holsworth, the eight-year-old girl who captured the hearts of everyone she touched before losing her battle with cancer April 9.  Lacey, who became close to Spartan star Adreian Payne, has had a clear effect on those in East Lansing. The night of her death, Michigan State students painted and signed...
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Michigan State WR Macgarrett Kings Jr. suspended for spring drills for undisclosed violation of team rules

Michigan State receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. has been suspended for spring drills on account of an undisclosed violation of team rules, according to Coach Mark Dantonio. Dantonio said Tuesday he does expect Kings back for the fall session, provided Kings remains in compliance with the program. "Violation of team rules,'' Dantonio said. "I would expect him back...
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Dawson staying at MSU for senior season

Michigan State forward Branden Dawson is staying for his senior season. The school announced Dawson's decision Tuesday. He averaged a career-high 11.2 points last season. The 6-foot-6 forward scored a career-high 26 points in an NCAA tournament win over Harvard and had 24 points in his next game, helping the fourth-seeded Spartans beat top-seeded Virginia in the round of 16....
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Izzo gives stirring, impromptu speech in honor of 'Princess Lacey'

Nobody can give an impromptu eulogy better than Michigan State coach Tom Izzo. "Princess" Lacey Holsworth was only 8 years old when she died Tuesday night following a battle with cancer. Her story is well known by now, how she became friends with Michigan State's Adreian Payne and the entire Spartans' basketball program, and how she touched so many others with her...
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Michigan State has tribute to Lacey Holsworth

This morning, April 9, it was announced that Lacey Holsworth, the eight-year-old friend of Michigan State star Adreian Payne, passed away. She was suffering from neuroblastoma.  Tonight, nearly everyone associated with Michigan State University showed up on campus to pay their respects. A rock on campus was painted white with “MSU LOVES PRINCESS LACEY. Love Like Lacey,” written...
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Tom Izzo called final timeout so UConn fans could savor moment

Tom izzo called timeout at the end of the Michigan State-UConn Elite 8 game so Huskies fans could enjoy the moment.
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