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10-3, 2nd in Big Ten - East

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State is hiring Don Treadwell, its former offensive coordinator, for a variety of roles. Treadwell will assist Paul Haynes with the secondary, coach special teams and also serve as an offensive consultant. He'll also be MSU's "freshmen head coach," a new role designed to assist first-year players. He spent the past three years with Haynes as Kent State's offensive coordinator.

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Veteran assistant Tressel named Spartans' DC

Mike Tressel, who had served as Michigan State's co-defensive coordinator, now holds the job alone, the school announced Friday. Tressel had shared the role with Harlon Barnett, who left for Florida State.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State is hiring Paul Haynes as its secondary coach. Haynes, most recently the Kent State head coach, fills the vacancy left by Harlon Barnett, who departed to become Florida State's defensive coordinator. Haynes had several options after being dismissed at Kent State but joins Mark Dantonio.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State's board of trustees have asked the attorney general to investigate the Larry Nassar case further. A statement from university president Lou Anna Simon: "The testimony of Nassar's victims this week made many of us, including me, listen to the survivors and the community in a different way. It is clear to the Board and me that a review by the Attorney General's Office can provide the answers people need. As I told the Attorney General in December, MSU will fully cooperate with any inquiry by law enforcement authorities. I hope this review will help the survivors and the entire MSU community heal and move forward." --Lou Anna K. Simon, MSU president

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State's board of trustees have scheduled a previously unplanned meeting this morning in the wake of widespread calls for university president Lou Anna Simon to step down. Simon has been criticized by state politicians, sexual assault survivors and the student newspaper this week for her handling of fallout from the Larry Nassar scandal.

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15dDan Murphy

Michigan St. WR Rison plans to change schools

Former Michigan State All-America star Andre Rison says his son, Hunter, a freshman receiver for the Spartans, is planning to change schools this offseason. Rison is unhappy with the playing time he received in his first season on campus.

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Florida State hires MSU's Barnett as DC

Florida State Seminoles coach Willie Taggart has hired Harlon Barnett as defensive coordinator, after Barnett spent 11 seasons with the Michigan State Spartans.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCE: Florida State is hiring Michigan State co-defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett as its new defensive coordinator. Sports Illustrated first reported the move, as Barnett leaves his alma mater after 11 years on staff. He coached the Spartans defensive backs throughout his tenure and oversaw one of the nation's top pass defenses for much of his tenure. Barnett has worked for MSU coach Mark Dantonio since 2004.

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19dPaul Lukas

The sizzle fizzles in college playoff unis

Despite claims to the contrary, teams that make the college football playoff tend to leave the flashy uniforms to the other guys.

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Big Ten dominates bowl season (1:29)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State QB Messiah deWeaver asked for and received a full release to transfer from the Spartans. The 6-foot-4 redshirt freshman was firmly behind starter Brian Leweke on the depth chart. He was rated as a four-star recruit coming out of high school.

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Michigan State walks all over Washington State (1:14)
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Leading rusher Scott to return to Michigan St.

Running back LJ Scott says he'll return to Michigan State in 2018. With Scott back, the Spartans are expected to return 10 of 11 offensive starters.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

A great night for Michigan State continued after the game as running back L.J. Scott told FS1 that he will return for his senior season. Scott has led the Spartans in rushing in each of his first three seasons and has 2,591 career rush yards and 25 touchdowns. MSU likely will return 10 of 11 offensive starters in 2018.

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Lewerke, Spartans roll past Cougars 42-17 in Holiday Bowl

Brian Lewerke threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns, and LJ Scott ran for 110 yards and two scores for No. 18 Michigan State, which took advantage of Luke Falk's absence to rout No. 21 Washington State 42-17 in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday night.

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Michigan State's Lewerke goes deep for TD (0:26)
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Michigan State band, Sparty march in Holiday Bowl parade (0:31)
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Mike Leach cools down coffee during news conference (0:40)
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Midterm football recruiting class grades

The first early signing period is in the books. With almost seven weeks until national signing day, some grades are incomplete, but here's how teams have fared.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

There are metal detectors outside an at-capacity Michigan State trustees meeting this morning. Dozens of protestors are here to ask the trustees and university President Lou Anna Simon for more transparency in the case of former athletic dept. doctor Larry Nassar, an admitted sexual abuser.

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