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Dienhart: 10 reasons why Michigan State can win

There’s a lot to like about Michigan State and its chances to beat Ohio State in the league title tilt and win the Big Ten championship. The biggest hope is a killer defense. Here are 10 reasons why the Spartans can win the conference and go to the Rose Bowl for the first time since the 1987 season.

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Q&A: Chuck Long breaks down B1G title game

Way back on August 1, I did a Q&A with Iowa legend and BTN analyst Chuck Long, asking for his views on the 2013 season. In one of my questions, I asked Long who he was picking to win the Legends Division. His selection was a bit of a surprise: Michigan State.

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Get BTN football title game coverage details

BTN will provide extensive coverage of the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis this weekend, when No. 2 Ohio State takes on No. 10 Michigan State. Leading up to the action, BTN will air the Big Ten Football Championship team press conferences Friday from 3:30-4:30 PM ET.  Later, #BTNLive, with Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith and Glen Mason, will air live from the Big Ten Fan Fest at 6 PM ET. Also, Mike Hall will host the Big Ten Football Report Championship Preview at 7 PM ET with analysts Brandon Williams, Jim Miller and Stanley Jackson.

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Scouting Report: Big Ten assistants on Ohio State

The coaches for Michigan State and Ohio State are furiously game-planning for the Big Ten championship game. I asked several Big Ten coordinators who have prepared for and stared down the Spartans and Buckeyes for their off-the-record views and ideas on how to attack each team. Here’s what they said.

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Scouting Report: Big Ten assistants on Michigan State

The coaches for Michigan State and Ohio State are furiously game-planning for the Big Ten championship game. I asked several Big Ten coordinators who have prepared for and stared down the Spartans and Buckeyes for their off-the-record views and ideas on how to attack each team. Here’s what they said.

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B1G Breakdown: Position by position

Some feel the Big Ten title game clash between Ohio State and Michigan State is the most anticipated league battle since No. 1 Ohio State played No. 2 Michigan in 2006. It very well could be.

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Dienhart: Finally, a big B1G title game

This is what the Big Ten needs: A league championship game with some true national big-game appeal that could launch the conference on an upward trajectory.

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Twitter: Is title game Big Ten's biggest game since '06?

The Big Ten title game is going to be great. Not only do you have 11-1 Michigan State vs. 12-0 Ohio State, you have Michigan State’s No. 1 defense vs. Ohio State’s No. 1 offense. There’s more intriguing storylines, too. Like, Ohio State can make the BCS title game with a win. That got BTN’s Mike Hall wondering if this was the biggest Big Ten game since Michigan-Ohio State in 2006.

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Audio: Spartans, Buckeyes talk B1G title game

On Monday, Ohio State and Michigan State players spoke with reporters from around the country about the upcoming Big Ten Football Championship game in Indianapolis. Listen to what group of players each had to say about reaching the title game and their opponents

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MSU vs. Ohio State: This is what good football looks like

Get me some visine. My vision must be blurry. I thought I just saw two Big Ten teams ranked in the top 10 of the BCS Standings — and both teams are well deserving of it. Really? This is happening?

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Audio: Mark Dantonio, Urban Meyer meet media

On Sunday, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio spoke with reporters from around the country about the upcoming Big Ten Football Championship game in Indianapolis. Listen to what each had to say about his team’s shot at capturing the conference title.

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Urban Meyer won't suspend ejected OSU players

(AP) Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says the players ejected from the Michigan game for fighting will not be suspended for the Big Ten championship game.

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Dienhart: Big Ten Championship notes

Injuries are a key factor in any game, and this game is no different. Nebraska will miss the presence of tackle Baker Steinkuhler on the interior of the defensive line. The Huskers need Chase Rome—among others—to step up with Steinkuhler out. And center Justin Jackson is out. It will be Mark Pelini or Cole Pensick at center.

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Pelini, Huskers eye first Big Ten football crown

This Big Ten title game is about more than celebrating the culmination of the season and crowning a conference champ. This Big Ten title game is about validating a program—and validating a coach. I’m talking about Nebraska and Bo Pelini. That’s what’s at stake on Saturday night inside Lucas Oil Stadium—the “House the Peyton Manning Built.”

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Yarina: Big Ten title game offers plenty

This should be fun. The 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game, that is. People will argue it’s not going to be much of a game, because it doesn’t feature the Big Ten’s top team – 12-0 Leaders Division champ Ohio State – it’s a rematch of a game earlier this season, and it includes a 7-5 Wisconsin team that has lost three of its last four.

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