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Dienhart: So much to like about this Big Ten title game matchup

Big Ten title game

Iowa players join hands to pick up Heroes Trophy

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The Big Ten title game matchup is set: Iowa vs. Michigan State. The stakes: A spot in the second annual College Football Playoff. The surprising and undefeated Hawkeyes are making their first appearance, while the Spartans are preparing for their third title game in the event’s five seasons.

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Hard Takes: Big Ten looks primed to send a team to the playoffs

Nov 21, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio looks at the scoreboard against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium. The Spartans won 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

We catch up with Mark Dantonio

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It’s the final weekend of the regular season. And, a lot is on the line. Michigan State is trying to sew up the East Division, while four teams are fighting to get to win No. 6 and guaranteed bowl eligibility. Oh, and Urban-Jim Bowl I takes place.

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Big Ten links: Rivalry Week notes, Penn State struggles & much more

Michigan at Ohio State

Urban Meyer address Ezekiel Elliott's comments

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It’s Ohio State-Michigan week. And, it doesn’t get much better. Well, I guess it could be, if this was a winner-takes-all battle for the East Division title. Alas, it isn’t, since the Buckeyes lost last week at home to Michigan State. Still, the first Harbaugh vs. Meyer clash should be memorable.

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Big Ten links: Football title game buzz ahead of Saturday's kickoffs

Michigan-Spring Game

Watch our Michigan-Penn State preview

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You bet Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has an interest in the Michigan State at Ohio State game. His squad still has a shot to win the East. To do so, the Wolverines need to win at Penn State on Saturday, but they also need the Buckeyes to beat the Spartans tomorrow. That would set up a winner-take-all clash Nov. 28 in Ann Arbor for the East title.

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Best of Week 12: Ohio State vs. Michigan State tops one big slate

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Relive recent history between Spartans, Buckeyes

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It’s almost here. Week 12 football games. None of the games is bigger than Michigan State at Ohio State in a battle between two of the best teams in the Big Ten. Our Tom Dienhart looks at all of the games and lays out his weekly upset alert, best matchups, spotlight players and more. Plus, watch the video to look back at recent history between Ohio State and Michigan State.

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Big Ten links: Seniors in the Penn State-Michigan spotlight

Snow Game Part 2

Remember this snowy game from 1995?

Having one college degree already, Michigan QB Jake Rudock embraces the “old man” label. And Michigan’s opponent on Saturday, Penn State, says goodbye to a senior class that has seen a lot over their careers. Also in today’s Big Ten headlines roundup, look at all of the Ohio State natives on Michigan State’s football roster and updates on two big men in Big Ten men’s basketball.

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