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  1. Michigan State Spartans season preview

    Adam Rittenberg

    Previewing the 2014 season for the Michigan State Spartans. 2013 overall record: 13-1 (8-0 Big Ten) Key returnees: Connor Cook, QB; Jeremy Langford, RB; Tony Lippett, WR; Jack Allen, C; Jack Conklin, OT; Shilique Calhoun, DE; Marcu...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  2. Preseason position preview: WR/TE

    Adam Rittenberg

    Wide receiver has been a bit of an albatross for the Big Ten, although last season brought a mini renaissance with four 1,000-yard receivers and another (Illinois' Steve Hull) who nearly got there (993 yards). The bad news is all five of those player...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  3. Poll: B1G breakthrough 1,000-yard receivers

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten receivers undoubtedly took a step forward last season after struggling mightily the year before. Will the group continue to improve or backslide after losing standouts such as Allen Robinson, the back-to-back Big Ten receiver of the year, Jar...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  4. Best offensive triple threats: East Division

    Adam Rittenberg

    The best offenses can threaten defenses at the quarterback, running back and wide receiver positions. Brian Bennett on Tuesday examined the triple-threat combinations from the Big Ten's new West Division. Now let's turn our attention to the East D...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  5. B1G spring position breakdown: WR/TE

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. The wide receivers and tight ends are up next. Illinois: The Illini are looking for more from this group after losing top target Steve Hull, who exploded lat...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Big Ten's most improved position groups

    Adam Rittenberg

    More than once this season I watched a Michigan State receiver make a great catch or a long run and thought: poor Andrew Maxwell. Although quarterback Connor Cook deserves a lot of credit for MSU's offensive turnaround, he undoubtedly benefited fr...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  9. MSU, OSU form desirable pairing in Indy

    Adam Rittenberg

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- There are few seasons where rivalry week in the Big Ten feels like an afterthought, but this is one of them. Can we fast-forward to Dec. 7 already? The matchup just about every impartial observer wanted in the Big Ten champion...

    Blog | November 23, 2013
  10. Spring game preview: Michigan State

    Adam Rittenberg

    We're previewing the three-pack of spring games taking place Saturday afternoon around the Big Ten. You've already seen what Wisconsin and Penn State have on tap. It's time to check in on the annual Green-White Game at Michigan State. When: Sat...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  11. Michigan State releases spring depth chart

    Adam Rittenberg

    In anticipation of spring practice kicking off Tuesday, Michigan State on Monday released its depth chart for the session, while head coach Mark Dantonio addressed the media. Here are some notes: Three players will miss spring ball after offse...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  12. Spring Q&A: MSU's Mark Dantonio

    Adam Rittenberg

    A Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl win against TCU took the sting off of a mostly disappointing season for Michigan State. Picked by many (ahem) to win the Big Ten, the Spartans went 7-6, dropping five games by a total of 13 points, including all four Big Ten...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  13. Big Ten picks rewind: Week 13

    Adam Rittenberg

    The season predictions race is over, and I ran away with the victory. To the victor goes the shrimp cocktail. Brian Bennett saved his best for last, going 6-0 on the final weekend of the year. Unfortunately, it was too little, too late. Here's ...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  14. Spartans defense, Bell lift team to bowl

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan State's defense decided enough was enough. So did Le'Veon Bell. Had the season been a massive disappointment? Check. Had the lack of a Big Ten home win surprised everyone? Check. Had the number of near misses been infuriating for all invo...

    Blog | November 24, 2012
  15. Big Ten depth chart roundup, Part II

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's time for the second half of our Big Ten personnel roundup entering season-opening weekend. In case you missed Part I, which featured most of the Week 1 depth charts, be sure and check it out. Michigan State released its depth chart, so we'll ...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  16. Big Ten mailblog

    Adam Rittenberg

    Your questions, my answers. Very good response on this piece. Thomas from Columbia, Mo., writes: In the Rich Rodriguez years, MSU recruited the state of Michigan better than UM did. Now the tide has turned, and Michigan is dominating, with Michi...

    Blog | June 26, 2012