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Tyler O'Connor trying to emerge as Connor Cook's successor

(AP) Tyler O’Connor has been keeping a list of goals in a spot near and dear to any 22-year-old’s heart. [ MORE: Watch replay of Michigan State spring game on BTN2Go ] “The background of my phone has been the goals that I’ve had for this spring,” the Michigan State quarterback said. “I do feel like I’ve accomplished those things, so I feel very good.” O’Connor wrapped up spring practice Saturday, throwing for 138 yards and a touchdown in the Spartans’ spring game. His Green team lost 14-11 to the White team, but O’Connor put up the best passing numbers

Questions remain, but Spartans look poised for big 2016 season

EAST LANSING, Mich. – If you came to Michigan State’s spring game looking for concrete answers, you most likely left unsatisfied. [ MORE: Watch replay of the Michigan State spring game on BTN2Go ] Is the offensive line ready to go? Maybe. Is Tyler O’Connor the answer at quarterback? I guess. Is LJ Scott capable of being a workhorse running back? Possibly. Are the young receivers ready to step up? Perhaps. For the record, the White defeated the Green, 14-11. But the answer to those aforementioned queries is mostly a collective shrug of the shoulders. Still, no one left sun-splashed

Video: Michigan State honors record-setting 2015 senior class

As far as senior classes go in the history of Michigan State football, it doesn’t get much better than the 2015 group. [ MORE: Watch replay of the Michigan State spring game on BTN2Go ] Connor Cook, Shilique Calhoun and company accomplished so much in their four seasons in East Lansing, Michigan. Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights: Winningest senior class (43 wins) Two Big Ten crowns 2014 Rose Bowl champions 2015 Cotton Bowl champions Three straight top 10 finishes Well, the Spartans honored the record-setting class Saturday at its spring game at Spartans Stadium. ICYMI –

Watch today's Big Ten spring football games on BTN/BTN2Go

It’s the final Saturday of the Big Ten spring football season, and there’s a quartet of spring games on BTN and BTN2Go. Today’s schedule: 1 ET: Wisconsin (watch on BTN2Go); 2 ET: Iowa (watch on BTN2Go); 3 ET: Michigan State (watch on BTN2Go); 7 ET: Rutgers (watch on BTN2Go). Busy during your team’s spring game? Don’t worry, a replay will be available at the BTN2Go link above. You can also get live spring game highlights and interviews on your school’s BTN school account: @IowaOnBTN; @MichiganStOnBTN; @RutgersOnBTN; @WisconsinOnBTN. Get all of our earlier spring football coverage, plus watch spring football highlights.

Dienhart: 5 things to watch in Michigan State's Spring game

It’s time for Michigan State to reload coming off a monster season that saw the program win double-digit games for the fifth time in the last six years en route to earning a playoff bid.

BTN LiveBIG: Michigan State doctors repair pup's palate

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. It’s hard not to fall in love with a dog like Mr. Moo. The stout, good-natured puppy greets people with a friendly vibe that wins them over instantly. But he had a problem, one that’s fairly common in his fellow canines as well as their two-legged companions: cleft palate. This condition causes part of the roof of a person’s (or animal’s) mouth

Big Ten links: New developments in satellite football camp debate

Don’t start shoveling dirt on those satellite camps just yet. Plus, guess who showed up at Michigan State football practice. And one NFL expert believes Penn State's Christian Hackenberg should go in the first round. Catch up on all the news in Thursday's digest.