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  1. MSU highlights student attendance woes

    Brian Bennett

    How do you get students to fill up their sections at football games and stay for the duration? That's been a growing concern for schools around the nation and particularly in the Big Ten in recent years, and Saturday's Nebraska-Michigan State game...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  2. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Only one mailbag from me this week because of the holiday. Let's make it a good one (instead of the usual, wholly adequate ones): Brian L. via Twitter writes: Do you think MSU would be where they are today, including Mark Dantonio, if Mouse Tra...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  3. MSU falls, Huskers rise in latest Top 25

    Brian Bennett

    With spring practice done throughout the land, colleague Mark Schlabach checks in with his latest preseason Top 25. There was some notable movement among the Big Ten contingent, including a new league team joining the ranks of the ranked. Michigan...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  4. MSU's Trae Waynes out to join elite family

    Brian Bennett

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Ron and Erin Waynes named their first son Trae because he became the third member of their family. Now, Trae Waynes is looking to add his name to another lineage: the one involving Michigan State standout defensive backs. Wi...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  5. MSU's confident Cook looks for more in '14

    Brian Bennett

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Connor Cook's two MVP trophies sit just to the left of the TV in the family room of his parents' house. When he's there, Cook admits that sometimes his gaze drifts from whatever show he's watching to those two prized keepsakes....

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  6. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Back from Michigan. And back to the mailbag. Caleb from MSU writes: With Malik McDowell finally in the fold, we now have a better look at the pieces available to the MSU defensive line. That being said, what are the chances McDowell starts and or ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  7. Jones takes MSU defense master class

    Brian Bennett

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Taiwan Jones is a sociology major at Michigan State, but the senior's toughest course this spring might be his switch to middle linebacker. "I feel like I'm taking another class right now," he told This isn't 10...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  8. MSU's Lewis returns to scene of the foul

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State is working on some historic defensive numbers, and many say this could be the best defense in school history. Safety Isaiah Lewis isn't ready to go there yet. "It's still how you finish," Lewis said. "People only remember the last t...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  9. Shilique's a scoring freak for MSU defense

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun was having a bad practice on Tuesday evening. So bad that he apologized to teammates and coaches about his performance. That only opened him up to some gentle razzing. More than one Spartan told Calho...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  10. Cook gets start, O'Connor will play for MSU

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State is changing things up at quarterback, as expected. Sophomore Connor Cook will make his first career start vs. South Florida on Saturday, and redshirt freshman Tyler O'Connor will be his backup. Michigan State also announced that O'C...

    Blog | September 07, 2013
  11. MSU, IU among Steele's most improved

    Brian Bennett

    ESPN Insider and preseason prognosticator Phil Steele has a list of nine teams he forecasts as the most improved clubs for the 2013 season, and two of them hail from the Big Ten. Steele lists both Michigan State and Indiana as teams that should ma...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  12. Big Ten Friday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    As promised, I'm here to take Adam's usual Friday spot with an all-schedule edition of the mailbag. Fire away: Andy from Oakland, Calif., writes: I think you missed one important reveal in the new schedules: PSU, MSU, Rutgers and Maryland have dif...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  13. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    What you got? Will from Farmington Hills, Mich., writes: Predict and rank the following scenarios from most likely to occur to least likely to occur: Michigan develops a solid running game, MSU produces a consistent chain-moving offense, OSU has a...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  14. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I missed our correspondence during my vacation. Let's let the letters commence: Alex from New York writes: As a Michigan fan, the release of the new schedules starting in 2014 is pretty infuriating. Both MSU and OSU on the road in a given year? Ar...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  15. MSU's Riley Bullough runs with new chance

    Brian Bennett

    Brothers Riley and Max Bullough looked forward to playing together this year at Michigan State. What they didn't envision was that one would have to tackle the other in practice. But that's what happened last week, when the Spartans gave Riley -- ...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  16. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Answering a few e-mails before the big basketball clash ... Joe J. from Tipp City, Ohio, writes: Will Tyler O'Connor or Connor Cook replace Andrew Maxwell as the starting QB for MSU? Brian Bennett: Well, that's kind of the story of the offseaso...

    Blog | April 08, 2013