With his program embroiled in a sexual assault investigation, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio decided more conventional questions about spring practice would have to wait. There are far more serious issues facing the Spartans this offseason.
Ohio State and Michigan State have been among the top college football programs in the nation over the past couple of years. In fact, the Buckeyes and Spartans have combined to go 74-9 over the past three seasons, with each school making an appearance in the College Football Playoff, and the Buckeyes winning the inaugural playoff in 2014. NFL.com College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread is the latest to recognize the job both Meyer and Dantonio have done at their respective schools, which includes developing a lot of NFL talent. Goodbread recently made up a list of the top 16
Michigan State is two games behind first-place Indiana in men's hoops, but are they best team in the nation? Bronson Koenig's shooting is sparking Wisconsin. Spring football drills have begun at more schools. And we've got five pretty strong #BTNStandout plays from the last week in the video above, too. Dive in, read and watch, and get caught up.
The season finale of “The Journey: 2015 Big Ten Football” airs Wednesday at 11 p.m. ET and provides an all-encompassing look at the 2015 Big Ten Football Championship. From the moment the teams arrive to the victory celebration, our crew followed Michigan State and Iowa to capture the story of the game and some amazing images. Are you on social media? Follow “The Journey” on Twitter and go behind the scenes with show producers running @BTNJourney for updates, photos, videos and more. We’re also on Facebook and Instagram, too. Previous episodes of our weekly can be found on demand at
INDIANAPOLIS — LJ Scott kept his legs driving. One defender tried to drag him down by his pads, another jumped on his back, and third went for the legs. It didn’t matter. The Spartans’ running back wasn’t going to be denied. [ MORE: AP RECAP | BOX | PBP | Dienhart: Shame on us for doubting MSU | Video: Spartans celebrate | Watch Connor Cook apologize to Archie Griffin | Watch game-winning TD | You’ll love these Vines ] On his 14th carry of a 22-play drive that will go down as one of the greatest in Michigan State history,
December is here, which means the college football season is coming to a close and basketball is in full swing. [ MORE: Track all of our 2015 Big Ten Championship coverage ] The Big Ten is set to crown a conference champion in football this weekend as Iowa takes on Michigan State in the fifth annual Big Ten title game. The winner of that game will likely punch their ticket to the College Football Playoff. In basketball, three Big Ten teams are ranked in the top 11 in the country, as two of them (Michigan State and Purdue) remain unbeaten.
“What did you see on Nebraska’s touchdown play?” [ MORE: Watch Nebraska celebrate in locker room | Gerry DiNardo explains ruling | Hear from Mark Dantonio & Mike Riley | Huskers.com: Social media reaction ] “Did you get an explanation on the last play?” “Did you see the replay?” Mark Dantonio got plenty of questions about Nebraska’s game-winning 30-yard touchdown with 17 seconds left, which led to a devastating 39-38 loss for the Spartans on Saturday night. “Controversial play at the end,” Dantonio said. “They should have never been down there in the first place.” Dantonio’s entire opening statement and his
By now, you’ve seen the play and heard the incredible fan reactions. [ MORE: Week 8 scoreboard | Week 8 previews | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Barrett named Ohio State starter | Watch Mark Dantonio dance | Watch OSU student do jump pass vs. Barrett | Hear your coach’s teleconference | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls ] Michigan State’s last-second victory over Michigan will go down as one of the most memorable finishes in college football history. Need a reminder? Relive the play in the video at the bottom of this
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – “We played winning football.” [ MORE: Best of Week 7 | Week 7 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Latest polls | Week 7 picks revisited | Week 7 top performers | What our expert learned | Dienhart: The Mitten State rivalry is back | Twitter: Former Spartans react to winning play | Watch Dantonio, Harbaugh talk wild win | Watch Rutgers win on walk-off FG | Photo: Braxton Miller jersey mix-up | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] Those were Jim Harbaugh’s words. And, he was correct in his somber post-game analysis. His Michigan
Jalen Watts-Jackson forever has a place in the storied Michigan-Michigan State football rivalry. [ MORE: Watch the walk-off winner | Twitter: Former Spartans react to win | Dienhart: This rivalry is back | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] The defensive back and special teams regular picked up Michigan’s flubbed punt attempt on the game’s final play and went 38 yards to the end zone to give Michigan State its first lead and the walk-off touchdown. The play was one of the most unlikely endings in the game’s history, one BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart called “one of