Michigan State Basketball: 5 Takeaways from Start of Spartans' Practices

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Michigan State Basketball: 5 Takeaways from Start of Spartans' Practices
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Spartans coach Tom Izzo has been to six Final Fours.

Michigan State began tuning up for 2013-14 with fall practices on Sept. 27. 

Since then, the Spartans have well...they've done what their coach Tom Izzo is famous for, and that's work. 

Lofty goals are in sight for Michigan State, which is among favorites to win the national championship this season.

Winning the Big Ten is expected, and so is winning it all. With Adreian Payne, Gary Harris, Keith Appling and Branden Dawson highlighting an otherwise sturdy roster, the Spartans will certainly be a juggernaut come March and April. 

For now, let's concentrate on the present instead of the future. Michigan State is two weeks into its practice schedule, and there are plenty of story lines to cover until Oct. 29's tip-off against Grand Valley State (exhibition). 

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