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52 posts from August 2011

August 31, 2011

MSU preview section (plus a few words from Tony Banks)

This year, the focus of our mainbar is the other side of Kirk Cousins -- the tangibles -- and his work to be even better as a fifth-year senior.

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August 30, 2011

MSU's first depth chart

MSU just sent out its first depth chart for the 2011 season, and here are the highlights:

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Basketball break

Before plunging fully into football for the next six weeks or so, it's time to check in with Tom Izzo's bunch, who will be in Dayton this morning for the funeral of Adreian Payne's grandmother.

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August 29, 2011

Justin Dantonio passes away at age 86

Mark Dantonio's father, Justin Dantonio, died Sunday at age 86, MSU announced today.

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Stunning and sad news

Tom "Killer" Kowalski, one of the best reporters and guys in the sportswriting business, has passed away at 51.

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It's game week

If you want to know everything there is to know about Youngstown State football, just click here. Looking back on camp, it wasn't as news-packed as in some years but it gave us some hints about 2011.

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August 27, 2011

Preview section brainscramble

It's kind of like final exam cramming, putting together the MSU preview section (comes out Wednesday, buy extra copies, click on every story multiple times, leave nice comments), but one of the things I enjoy is looking back on the previous year's version.

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August 26, 2011

Dwaun Anderson will not enroll at MSU

MSU basketball recruit Dwaun Anderson lost his mother in the spring and will not enroll at MSU in the fall. Here's the full release explaining why.

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August 25, 2011

MSU captains: Cousins, Foreman, Robinson (now with quotes)

Kirk Cousins, Joel Foreman and Trenton Robinson were voted 2011 captains by their MSU teammates. There will be a rotating fourth captain for each game. Cousins is the second MSU player to be a three-time captain, joining center Robert McCurry (1946-48).

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Dantonio's back; let's chat

Mark Dantonio was back with the team for practice Wednesday, MSU associate AD John Lewandowski confirmed, and today MSU will name its captains. Let's speculate wildly together in today's live chat at 10 a.m.

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