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Michigan State Spartans

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio looks on against the Stanford Cardinal during the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Mark Dantonio Gives Update On Depth Chart As Spartans Close Camp

The coach also announced the team captains Thursday.

CBS Detroit–6 hours ago

Michigan v Michigan State

U-M, MSU Both In Top 25 Of ESPN’s ‘Football Power Index’ Ratings

Going into the season, this might not be where you would think the Wolverines and Spartans should be ranked.

97.1 The Ticket–08/16/2014

Michigan v Michigan State

MSU And U-M Ranked In Season-Opening ESPN B1G Poll

The rankings might surprise you, especially if you thought that the defending conference champion and Rose Bowl-winning Spartans were the best team in the Big Ten.

97.1 The Ticket–08/11/2014

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans answers questions after defeating the Stanford Cardinal 24-20 in the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Spartans Working To Manage Increased Expectations

Last season’s Big Ten title and Rose Bowl victory was the culmination of Michigan State’s steady improvement in Dantonio’s seven seasons at the helm.

97.1 The Ticket–08/04/2014

STATE COLLEGE, PA - DECEMBER 31:  John Johnson #1 of the Penn State Nittany Lions battles for a loose ball against Travis Trice #20 and Kenny Kaminski #30 of the Michigan State Spartans at the Bryce Jordan Center on December 31, 2013 in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Spartan Forward Kenny Kaminski Announces His Plans To Transfer On Twitter

The redshirt sophomore averaged 4.9 points and 1.5 rebounds last season, while shooting 49.4 percent from the 3-point line.

97.1 The Ticket–08/02/2014

AUBURN HILLS, MI - DECEMBER 13:  Andre Drummond #0 of the Detroit Pistons grabs a rebound against the Brooklyn Nets on December 13, 2013 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Andre Drummond Has Monster Block On Draymond Green In Team USA Practice [VIDEO]

Drummond got the best of former Michigan State Spartan and current Golden State Warrior, Draymond Green, in a Team USA practice on Monday.

97.1 The Ticket–07/28/2014

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 27: First round pick Adreian Payne of the Atlanta Hawks speaks during a press conference introducing the Hawks 2014 picks on June 27, 2014 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Atlanta Hawks Sign Former Spartan, First-Round Pick Adreian Payne

Payne averaged 12.5 points and seven rebounds while starting all six games for the Hawks’ Las Vegas summer league team this month.

97.1 The Ticket–07/25/2014

SPOKANE, WA - MARCH 20: Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo talks to Adreian Payne #5 during their game against the Delaware Fightin Blue Hens in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 20, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Steve Mariucci Posts Photo Of Tom Izzo Rocking That Wavy ’70s Hair

In the meantime, here is a hysterical and adorable photo of Izzo posted by his buddy and former Detroit Lions coach Steve Mariucci.

CBS Detroit–03/28/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 16: Head coach Tom Izzo hugs Gary Harris #14 of the Michigan State Spartans during the 2014 Big Ten Men's Championship against the Michigan Wolverines at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Peaking Spartans Popular Pick To Win NCAA Tourney

Michigan State’s up-and-down team might be peaking at just the right time.

97.1 The Ticket–03/19/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY 06:  Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans is embraced by teammates as he leaves the floor after completing a double double with 11 rebounds and 11 points while playing the Penn State Nittany Lions at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State won the game 82-67. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Amid Injuries, Adjustments, MSU Looks To Avoid Second Straight Loss

While hosting Northwestern might seem like an ideal opportunity for the Spartans to get back on track, Tom Izzo is wary of the Wildcats.

CBS Detroit–02/13/2014

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