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  1. Drama ends as MSU recruit McDowell signs

    Adam Rittenberg

    Malik McDowell has generated plenty of drama without playing a down for the Michigan State Spartans. McDowell's recruitment gained national attention leading up to signing day, as a family conflict about his college destination played out in publi...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  2. Offseason to-do list: Michigan State

    Adam Rittenberg

    The offseason is here, folks, and we're taking a look at what each team must do in the long months ahead before the games begin again in late August. Up next: the defending Big Ten and Rose Bowl champion Michigan State Spartans. 1. Reload at li...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  3. Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi is following hi...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Pat Narduzzi is the only one of his father's three sons that followed him into coaching, and even 25 years after his death, Narduzzi is working to make his father proud.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2013
  4. Big Ten won't discipline Michigan Wolverines offensive lineman Ta...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan offensive lineman Taylor Lewan won't face discipline from the Big Ten for twisting the facemask of a Michigan State player in last week's game.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  5. Big Ten football bringing in big revenue but no national champion...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten is on par with the SEC when it comes to generating revenue, but similar on-field success continues to elude it. Athletic directors around the league admit the Big Ten's considerable wealth can't buy what it wants most: a crystal football.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2013
  6. Big Ten to allow unlimited replays at football stadiums

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten will allow its member schools to show unlimited replays on stadium video boards beginning this season as part of an effort to upgrade the game-day experience.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2013
  7. Championship drought weighs heavily on minds of Big Ten coaches, ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten knows the strength of its brand and the viability of its television network can only go so far in dispelling criticism of its performance on a national stage. Simply put, the league needs some hardware in the worst way, and it knows it.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2013
  8. MSU fans make nonconference picks

    Adam Rittenberg

    Last week, we asked you to pick the nonconference opponent you'd most like to see your favorite team play in the near future. You could pick a team already on the upcoming schedule or one that inexplicably hasn't been added. The response, not surp...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  9. Michigan State Spartans spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    2012 record: 7-6 2012 conference record: 3-5 (fourth in Legends division) Returning starters: Offense: 8; defense: 7; kicker/punter: 1 Top returners LB Max Bullough, CB Darqueze Dennard, LB Denicos Allen, S Isaiah Lewis, DE Marcus Rush, QB An...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  10. Big Ten schools OK realignment, 9-game schedule

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten on Sunday approved new East and West divisions for the 2014 season as well as a nine-game conference schedule beginning in 2016.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2013
  11. Segregation led star players to the Michigan State Spartans in th...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State built itself into a national power in the 1960s by recruiting black players from the segregated South who didn't have many opportunities to play closer to home.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2013
  12. Bowl season an opportunity for Big Ten, ACC to end on high note -...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The beauty of bowl season is it provides every league a chance to salvage something. The Big Ten and the ACC are no exceptions. So which league is in most need of a strong postseason showing?

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2012
  13. Many theories for the Big Ten Conference's poor performance

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's plenty of ammunition for Big Ten critics. But the reasons for the league's poor performance are more difficult to ascertain.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2012
  14. College football -- Michigan State Spartans coach Mark Dantonio r...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio's road to success hit two junctions on fateful night versus Notre Dame two seasons ago.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2012
  15. College football -- Big Ten offenses mix the spread and the tradi...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The spread offense has been successful for some Big Ten teams but not everyone has caught on. Offenses in the coming season range between wide-open and traditional attacks.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2012
  16. Sign language: Michigan State Spartans

    Adam Rittenberg

    High above Michigan State's weight room, a large sign displays the team shield and several values and messages that resonate for the program. At the start of the 2010 season, coach Mark Dantonio produced the shield, which includes a sword, three p...

    Blog | August 01, 2012