Detroit Renaissance safety Dana Dixon committed to MSU over the weekend. He's Rivals' 69th best safety in the nation and a 3-star recruit. He also has the same star rating by Scout, except he's the #140 WR. To each their own. Dixon is Michigan State's eighth recruit this year, and expect one more safety/cornerback in this class.
Spartan Athletes of the year: Jeff Lerg and Sara Brown. We're all familiar with the exploits of super goalie Lerg, but Brown's an impressive golfer in her own right: She holds MSU's scoring record, and had a scoring average of 74.08 this season, which I can only hit on non-windmill mini-golf courses.
Coming up this week:
The end of the Minnesota preview (honest!),
A preview of the other Big Ten team MSU won't face this year,
and since the Olympic Track & Field trials start this week, a look at a few former and current Spartans to keep your eye on.