Reach higher. Those are Mark Dantonio’s words. Not mine. But, I like the sound of it: reach higher. It’s inspiring, which is why it’s the theme of the season for Michigan State. The Spartans did need to reach too high—too high–to beat Western Michigan tonight, taking a 37-24 win. The best way to describe the victory: methodical. Michigan State can play better. And, it must—and will. The Spartans will need to with Oregon coming to East Lansing next week for a prime-time tilt with potential playoff implications. This game vs. Western Michigan—not overly impressive for the Spartans–was about kicking the
If you love Michigan State football, chances are you are counting down the minutes to tonight’s season opening matchup against Western Michigan. Well, we have the perfect video for you to watch, in anticipation for tonight’s game. Carve out 14 minutes to watch this epic hype video, which takes fans through the Mark Dantonio era from when he arrived in East Lansing back in 2007 to current day. Watch the video at the top of this post. Credit YouTube user MSUAndyHRCMB for this outstanding video. Enjoy, Spartan fans!
Connor Cook threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns, and the Spartans racked up 196 rushing yards en route to a 37-24 win over Western Michigan on Friday night. The second game of the evening was set to feature Illinois vs. Kent State, but that contest was postponed and will be played Saturday at 1 p.m. CT on BTN2Go. Here is the link to watch the Illinois vs. Kent State game on BTN2Go. Check out Friday’s score on our Big Ten scoreboard. Catch up scores, stats and recaps below. MICHIGAN STATE 37, WESTERN MICHIGAN 24: BOX | PBP | RECAP
Michigan State University launched its Spartan Selfies app a few months ago, allowing students, alumni, and faculty and staff to share photos of themselves with the crest of their mascot’s helmet above their heads to demonstrate school pride. But they’ve demonstrated something else with their #SpartanSelfies — the culture of service and innovation at Michigan State. We’ve compiled a handful of photos below that capture both Spartan spirit and living “B1G.” Enjoy! Dan Clay is a Michigan State professor and director of the university’s global programs in sustainable agri-foods systems. In that role, he’s done field work in places
You have questions, I have answers in this week’s mail bag. The best thing of all: It’s game week, as many of your questions point toward an interesting opening of the season that includes several tilts that will play a role in shaping the Big Ten’s perception on a national level. Read them all and send fresh comments and questions at the the bottom of this post. Is this the year Minnesota takes home The Little Brown Jug, Floyd of Rosedale and Paul Bunyan’s Axe? – Ryan I think Minnesota has a good chance to pull off the trifecta. The Gophers
Good news for Big Ten fans: BTN2Go is now available on Roku players and Google Chromecast so you can watch the Big Ten Network TV and online programming through those device. This give Big Ten fans access to more than 1,000 live events and on-demand programming through BTN and BTN Plus. To review: The Roku player is a popular streaming platform for delivering entertainment to the TV. Roku streaming players and the Roku Streaming Stick are made by Roku and sold through major retailers in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the
This isn’t just the opening week of the season for the Big Ten. It’s also a defining week for the conference. The Big Ten can set a strong tone by winning some key clashes, including Ohio State at Virginia Tech.
Excited for kickoff this week, Big Ten fans? The BTN B1G "Traditions" promo videos should get fans even more excited. See your coach's promo inside.
The Michigan State men’s basketball team returned home from its Italy trip on Wednesday, and it was greeted by a newly remodeled Pentecost Practice Facility. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] The facility features several new designs, including an updated Final Four wall that recognizes all nine of the program’s Final Fours and its 1979 and 2000 national championships. There’s also a pair of courtside murals, which highlight some of the greatest personalities and moments in the program’s rich history. Among those personalities is Draymond Green, one of the biggest personalities in Michigan
Finally, it is game week! Hallelujah! Even better: The opening week of action is filled with some interesting clashes headlined by Ohio State’s visit to Blacksburg, Virginia, to play Virginia Tech.