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  1. Big Ten title game: from Michigan's view

    Chantel Jennings

    Michigan State and Ohio State will face off for the first time this season on Saturday in the Big Ten championship game. And while they're a bit of an unknown to each other, they have six overlapping opponents this season, including the Wolverine...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  2. Big Ten primer: Week 14

    Josh Moyer

    This is the final week of the regular season. So sit back, relax, enjoy -- and try not to think about just how long you'll have to wait until next year. Noon ET Minnesota (8-3, 4-3) at No. 11 Michigan State (10-1, 7-0), BTN: The Spartans will b...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  3. Planning for success: Michigan

    Chantel Jennings

    The most important part of preparation Michigan might do all week happened nearly a week before it will take the field against Nebraska, when the Wolverines forgot about their embarrassing loss at the hands of the Spartans. Michigan coach Brady Ho...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  4. Diving into the stats: Michigan-MSU

    Chantel Jennings

    The Michigan football team has turned its attention to Nebraska, but for many people, that loss to Michigan State is going to hurt for a long time. So, let's examine exactly why it's going to hurt. How bad was it? Obviously a 29-6 loss is pret...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  5. What we learned: Week 10

    Chantel Jennings

    Well, that happened last night. The Spartans bullied Michigan even though Taylor Lewan said it wouldn't happen. Spartan Stadium chanted "little sister, little sister" just six years after Mike Hart called MSU a "little brother." And the Wolverines ra...

    Blog | November 03, 2013
  6. UM unable to stop MSU defensive pressure

    Chantel Jennings

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Barrel crosses. Corner sharks. Will cats. Left tackle Taylor Lewan can name them all. He could guess when these specific blitzes were coming and he tried his best to do so. After all, it was a lot of what the Wolverines saw ...

    Blog | November 02, 2013
  7. Five Things: Michigan-Michigan State

    Chantel Jennings

    The driver's seat in the Legends division is up for grabs Saturday in East Lansing, and the Spartans have a bit of head start going in to that race. Here are five things to keep your eyes on as Michigan and Michigan State take the field in Spartan St...

    Blog | November 02, 2013
  8. State of Illinois pivotal in Big Ten success

    Tom VanHaaren

    Ohio is the prime state in the Midwest when it comes to producing football prospects, with 346 ranked three-stars or higher from 2010 to 2013. The state produces great prospects year in and year out, but it isn't the only place top talent is bred in ...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  9. The List: Most important Big Ten recruits

    Tom VanHaaren and Brad Bournival

    The Big Ten needs to add impact players across the board, so this 2014 recruiting class is going to be a crucial one. While Michigan and Ohio State lead the way in the class rankings, each team has important commitments in their own right. Here is...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  10. Weekend wrap: Big Ten

    Tom VanHaaren and Brad Bournival

    Ohio State landed yet another big recruit, a few prospects snuck in visits before the season starts and there are still some big questions left to be answered after this week in Big Ten recruiting. Here is a look at what happened over the past week. ...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  11. Michigan State lands local 2015 prospect

    Tom VanHaaren

    Michigan State started its 2015 class off with a bang by landing a commitment from an in-state prospect on Wednesday. Quarterback Jayru Campbell (Detroit/Cass Tech) tweeted that he committed to the Spartans while on a visit to East Lansing. The 6-...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  12. Weekend Wrap: Big Ten

    Tom VanHaaren & Brad Bournival

    Teams are headed into camp, but that doesn't mean recruiting will stop. While it wasn't an overly exciting weekend for Big Ten recruiting, there was a commitment, offers that went out and visits that took place. Now a few questions must be answered. ...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  13. Football wasn't the first choice for Alabi

    Tom VanHaaren

    For a kid who thought he was a basketball player, defensive end Joshua Alabi (Detroit/Cass Tech) has done very well for himself on the football field. Alabi, the No. 51 player in the country for the 2015 class, at one point decided he wasn't even goi...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  14. Writers share their favorite pranks

    Michael Rothstein & Chantel Jennings

    In conjunction with colleague Mark Schlabach's story on the history of pranks in college sports and the differentiation between a prank and vandalism, Michael Rothstein and Chantel Jennings decided to reflect and share our favorite college sports-re...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  15. WolverineNation Roundtable

    Chantel Jennings, Tom VanHaaren & Bob McClellan

    Every Thursday our writers sit down and discuss a few topics surrounding Michigan athletics. However, with the summer upon us, vacations are here and Mike is relaxing this week so with this roundtable we invited in WolverineNation editor Bob McClella...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  16. AP history class teaches Jones a lesson

    Chantel Jennings

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- John Brogan stood at the front of his history classroom attempting to do what every good teacher does: make his class interesting and unique. He surveyed the class, which held several of the school's athletes, and a thought came a...

    Blog | June 05, 2013