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  1. B1G spring position outlook: Secondary

    Mitch Sherman

    Our spring examination of position groups in the Big Ten continues with the defensive backs. For others in the series, click here. Best of the best: Wisconsin The Badgers lose only safety Peniel Jean from a group that held opponents to a 49 per...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  2. Position battles: Michigan State Spartans

    Austin Ward

    Spring football is already peeking around the corner, but the Big Ten blog just doesn't have the patience to wait for teams to get back on the practice field. To help pass the time, we're looking across the league at the top position battles that cou...

    Blog | February 11, 2015
  3. Offseason to-do list: Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    The long harsh offseason is in full swing, and we're examining what each Big Ten team must accomplish in the coming months to be ready in early September. Michigan State has a program built to last, but Mark Dantonio's team still has some things t...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  4. Explosive plays expose cracks in Spartan defense

    Dan Murphy

    Michigan State was only a few minutes from taking a touchdown lead over Ohio State into halftime last Saturday night when the big-play bug struck again. And again. With 3:19 left in the second quarter, Buckeye receiver Michael Thomas shook free of...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  5. Weekend rewind: Big Ten

    Mitch Sherman

    Our latest afternoon and evening of football was billed nationally as Separation Saturday, with six games between ranked teams set to reshape the College Football Playoff picture, including, of course, Ohio State-Michigan State in the Big Ten. Aft...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  6. Preseason position preview: DB

    Brian Bennett

    Our preview of each position group in the Big Ten reaches its final stop on the defensive side: the secondary. The two best secondary players from last season both were drafted in the first round this spring: Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard and ...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  7. Most indispensable players: Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    Summer's almost here, but we're still looking forward to the fall. Today, we begin a series looking at the most indispensable players on each Big Ten team. By indispensable, we don't necessarily mean best. We mean the players who would be hardest ...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  8. Spring game recap: Michigan State

    Brian Bennett

    The last three Big Ten spring games were held over the weekend, and it's our job to recap them all. Defending league champion Michigan State played before 35,000 fans at Spartan Stadium, falling short of Mark Dantonio's request for a crowd of 50,0...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  9. B1G exits spring with lot of work ahead

    Adam Rittenberg

    If Ron Burgundy coached college football -- the San Diego Border Terriers, perhaps? -- he would only need to learn two lines to survive spring practice. 1. "I like my team." 2. "I'm glad we don't have a game tomorrow." College coaches have r...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  10. Michigan State spring wrap

    Brian Bennett

    The spring workouts are in the books and the long offseason has arrived. But before diving into summer and the painful wait for football to return, we're taking a look back at the developments from March and April and sneaking a peek at what to expec...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  11. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Josh Moyer

    Hope your bracket is faring better than mine ... Michigan State's defensive success starts with its cornerbacks, and sophomore Darian Hicks is getting the first crack at replacing projected first-round pick Darqueze Dennard. In what has become ...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  12. Spartans look to handle, build on success

    Brian Bennett

    No team in the Big Ten entered the offseason on a bigger high than Michigan State. That's understandable, given that the Spartans won the league championship, beat Stanford in the Rose Bowl and finished No. 3 in the nation. It was the program's be...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  13. B1G spring position breakdown: DB

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with every Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the defensive backs. Illinois: The secondary returns mostly intact from 2013, as Illinois returns starters at both cornerback spots (V'Angelo Bentl...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  14. Recruiting Q&A: MSU's Mark Dantonio

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State signed a relatively small class this year, with just 18 new players. And the Spartans were overshadowed a bit by the recruiting successes of Michigan. But Mark Dantonio and his staff have shown a knack for identifying their type of pla...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  15. Recruiting needs filled: Legends Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    The fax machines are collecting dust again around the Big Ten as national signing day is in the books and all 12 classes are signed. Earlier Wednesday, Brian Bennett took a look at the Leaders Division and how teams did in filling their most pressing...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  16. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    What's on your plate today? In case you missed my BCS presidents' meeting primer, check it out. Steve Sipple is a bit skeptical about whether a four-team playoff represents progress. The proposed playoff is on the 1-yard line, needing one final p...

    Blog | June 26, 2012