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Winston misses practice, Spartans make grades

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

There are a couple of updates from Michigan State's practice in Orlando in preparation for the Capital One Bowl.

  • Running back/kick returner Glenn Winston, one of two players facing assault charges stemming from an off-campus fight Oct. 19, was not at practice despite being listed on the travel roster, the Detroit Free Press' Shannon Shelton writes in her blog.

  • Academic issues hurt Michigan State before the Champs Sports Bowl last year, as star pass rusher Jonal Saint-Dic missed the game. Looks like no such problems will surface this time around, the Lansing State Journal's Joe Rexrode writes in his blog.