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  1. MSU moves practice after gas leak

    Adam Rittenberg

    Football coaches talk all the time about sudden change. The teams that can best handle those moments in games usually come out on the winning end. Sometimes sudden change occurs during a seemingly straightforward preseason practice. It happened at...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  2. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Football, please get here. I can't stand watching Chicago baseball any more. Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen is open to a 10-game conference schedule. Michigan State tops the Big Ten's special teams rankings. MSU finishes second on CBSsports.com'...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  3. MSU's Narduzzi: Scheme sets us apart

    Adam Rittenberg

    These days, you always hear about the offensive innovation in college football. There are more snaps taken, more yards gained, more points scored and more creativity from the men calling the plays. But there's plenty of defensive innovation, too, ...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  4. MSU's Conklin makes everyone take notice

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jack Conklin couldn't believe it, and neither could his dad. As they traveled from camp to camp, trying open the eyes of major college coaches, they were met with blank stares. Jack, an offensive tackle with length, strength and athleticism -- he ...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Snapping the streak: Michigan-MSU

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're going streaking! OK, not us (thankfully for you), but certain Big Ten teams have held the edge in rivalry games in recent years. We're taking a closer look at these games and whether things will change or remain the same in 2014. After exami...

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

    Adam Rittenberg

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State had the most eventful signing day of any Big Ten team, complete with the Malik McDowell melodrama and Darius Slade's move to Ohio State. The Spartans also signed quite possibly coach Mark Dantonio's best class at...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  8. Offense could keep MSU rolling in 2014

    Adam Rittenberg

    PASADENA, Calif. -- No one would dispute that Michigan State's defense is the primary reason for the program's ascent. Especially after Wednesday's performance in the Rose Bowl. The Spartan Dawgs showed they can be great even without a great playe...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  9. MSU's journey to elite status now complete

    Adam Rittenberg

    PASADENA, Calif. -- For a year, Mark Dantonio challenged his Michigan State team to find the inches that separate good from great and great from special. Plenty of programs ascend, but most reach a point and then stall. They just can't push throug...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  10. Instant Analysis: MSU 24, Stanford 20

    Adam Rittenberg

    PASADENA, Calif. -- Michigan State rallied from an early 10-point deficit to dominate the final three quarters against Stanford in the 100th edition of the Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO. Here's a quick recap of the Spartans' victory. It was...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  11. Ten reasons why MSU will win Rose Bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    The 100th edition of the Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO kicks off later today. Here's a look at 10 reasons why No. 4 Michigan State could beat No. 5 Stanford in Pasadena. 1. MSU can match Stanford's physicality: Stanford's only two losses this ...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  12. Reaching Rose not enough for MSU, B1G

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- During Michigan State's Rose Bowl media day, several players huddled around the game's championship trophy, posing for pictures with their smartphones. Spartans defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, standing several feet away, sighed ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  13. MSU's Narduzzi follows father's footsteps

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- Before every Michigan State kickoff, defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi sits in the coaches' booth, looks down at the field and makes one final pregame request. "You better be right there," Narduzzi says to his father, "helping me o...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  14. Progress made on raises for MSU coaches

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- Documents have yet to be drafted and pens haven't quiet made their way to paper, but Michigan State fans can feel good about the future of their football coaching staff. Athletic director Mark Hollis on Monday reiterated that discus...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Shorthanded MSU can learn from Stanford

    Adam Rittenberg

    LOS ANGELES -- Michigan State's defense is preparing vigorously for Stanford's offense as well as for life without its leader, middle linebacker Max Bullough. Despite Bullough's shocking suspension, the standards haven't changed for the "Spartan D...

    Blog | December 29, 2013