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  1. Rose Bowl notes from MSU's Dantonio

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- The Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO is barely 48 hours away, and Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio held his final pregame news conference Monday morning. Here are some notes from Dantonio (and one from athletic director Mark...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  2. Iowa's Weisman latest B1G bell cow back

    Adam Rittenberg

    Iowa running back Mark Weisman has been a very busy man. Last Saturday, he carried the ball 35 times in Iowa's 27-21 win against Iowa State. According to the school, only five Hawkeyes ball-carriers have heard their number called more often in a g...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  3. MSU's Nick Hill hopes to stand tall in fall

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State's Nick Hill has dealt with the labels for years. Too small. Scat back. Not every-down material. The fact he's trying to replace one of the biggest, baddest and most productive backs in the country, Le'Veon Bell, certainly doesn't ma...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  4. Road toughness next step for UW, MSU

    Adam Rittenberg

    As both Wisconsin and Michigan State are finding out, the difficult step from good program to potential powerhouse must be taken in hostile territory. Make no mistake: both programs have made significant strides in the past year and a half. They s...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  5. Big Ten rankings: No. 9, Edwin Baker

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're in the home stretch of the preseason player rankings, based on past performance and potential impact for the 2011 season. Let's check out the next name on the list ... No. 9: Edwin Baker, RB, Michigan State, Jr., 5-9, 210 2010 numbers: Re...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  6. Workout warrior: Spartans RB Edwin Baker

    Adam Rittenberg

    Edwin Baker's nickname, "Rock," spawned under rather unflattering circumstances. Baker, the All-Big Ten running back from Michigan State, can thank his dad, Edwin, for the handle. "I was little and playing around one day," Baker said. "I fell o...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  7. Dantonio talks expectations, recruiting

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State went through the previous offseason with a chip on its shoulder, the product of a subpar performance on the field in 2009 and a more disappointing display off it. Throughout the winter, spring and summer of 2010, Spartans coach Mark...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  8. Michigan State puts spotlight on line play

    Adam Rittenberg

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- When Mark Dantonio studies the red-letter games that have ended badly during his Michigan State tenure -- Ohio State and Penn State in 2008, Iowa and Alabama in 2010 -- two reasons stand out for the Spartans' shortcomings. T...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  9. Baker's magic numbers: 2,000 and 21

    Adam Rittenberg

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Several days after Michigan State's disheartening loss in the Capital One Bowl, running back Edwin Baker turned his focus toward the 2011 season. Baker always has motivated himself with tangible goals, and the coming season ...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  10. Notes from Michigan State

    Adam Rittenberg

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Mark Dantonio stepped into the lobby outside Michigan State's football offices and looked at the 2010 Big Ten championship banner unveiled Thursday at the Skandalaris Football Center. "Now we've got to get another," Dantonio...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  11. Spartans pound Michigan into submission

    Adam Rittenberg

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The image will ring a bell for Michigan State fans: a triumphant running back bringing his entire offensive line into the interview room after a huge performance against an archrival. In 2008, Javon Ringer did it after gashing ...

    Blog | October 09, 2010
  12. Big runs the norm in MSU-MICH rivalry

    Adam Rittenberg

    How many yards will Denard Robinson, the nation's leading rusher, put up Saturday against No. 17 Michigan State? What about Edwin Baker and Le'Veon Bell? Both Spartans backs are capable of gashing a weak Michigan defense. If Robinson, Baker or ...

    Blog | October 08, 2010
  13. Spartans ground game gets green light

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State achieved nearly perfect offensive balance in 2009 with 419 rushes and 423 passes. So why did the Spartans seem so lopsided? Nearly two-thirds of Michigan State's total yards (3,502 out of 5,281, 66.3 percent) and touchdowns score...

    Blog | September 16, 2010
  14. Big Ten rankings: No. 21 Kirk Cousins

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten preseason player rankings, based on past performance and 2010 potential, continue with ... No. 21: Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State, Jr., 6-3, 202 2009 numbers: Finished third in the Big Ten in pass efficiency (142.6 rating) last se...

    Blog | June 07, 2010
  15. Competition never stops for Spartans backs

    Adam Rittenberg

    From the moment Larry Caper and Edwin Baker arrived at Michigan State, the running backs have pushed each other. Their competition extends far beyond the football field. "If we're just walking down the hallway, I call him, 'Little guy,' 'cause ...

    Blog | April 29, 2010
  16. Big Ten players of the decade

    Adam Rittenberg

    Our decade recap continues with a look at the top players in the Big Ten from 2000-09. The league produced just one Heisman Trophy winner, Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith in 2006, but many other national award recipients on both sides of the ball. ...

    Blog | January 19, 2010