Mark Dantonio

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Michigan State’s No Longer The ‘Little Brother’

Saturday figures to show how far the Spartans have come and how far the Wolverines have fallen.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2014

College Football Spotlight: Big Ten Reputation On The Line For Michigan State

The Big Ten had an opportunity to make a statement in the opening weekend of the college football season, but Wisconsin let a 24-7 lead slip away against LSU in Houston. As Wisconsin saw a […]


Bo Pelini.   (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Big Ten Coaches: Vent At Your Own Risk

If you’re a college football coach and you want to vent, there’s a short list of places where you can do it safely.

670 The Score–09/18/2013

William Gholston. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Big Ten Preview: Michigan State Spartans

If reliable offensive weapons emerge, the defense will make Michigan State one of the best teams in the country.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

Urban Meyer. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Urban Meyer: ‘We Will Continue To Recruit With Relentless Effort’

In Chicago for Big Ten coaches meetings, Ohio State Urban Meyer issued a statement responding to questionable recruiting tactics alleged by Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema and Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

Urban Meyer. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Hoge: Why Urban Meyer Will Win The Big Ten Civil War

Welcome to college football in 2012, Big Ten. The rest of the country has been waiting for you.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

Michigan State's Jared McGaha. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notebook: Dantonio Questioned For Late Punt Block Call

Two things were at question: Was it really a penalty and should the Spartans have called a punt block in that situation?


Mark Dantonio

Highlights From Bielema, Dantonio Press Conferences

Mark Dantonio knows what the Spartans have to do to beat the Badgers Saturday in the Big Ten Championship Game.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2011

B.J. Cunningham of the Michigan State Spartans and Nick Toon of the Wisconsin Badgers talk at Spartan Stadium earlier this season. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)

Hoge: Respectful Rivals Meet On Neutral Turf

When you think about the best rivalries in college football, “Wisconsin-Michigan State” probably doesn’t come to mind very quickly, if at all.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2011

Chris Petersen. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Wisch: Two Names Can Put Illini Football On The Map

I’m sure that Mike Thomas has his own list of names who he’d like to see as his coach at Illinois. But my advice is this: Aim high.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2011

Ron Zook

Hoge: Which Big Ten Coaches Are On The Hot Seat?

Adam Hoge breaks down which Big Ten coaches are on the hot seat this season and which coaches are completely safe.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Mark Dantonio

Hoge: Dantonio drops the ball by reinstating Rucker

Mark Dantonio has done a brilliant job in the midst of suffering a mild heart attack in September. His assistants arguably did an even better job in his absence. But Thursday, Dantonio made a horrible and disturbing decision to reinstate defensive back Chris L. Rucker the same day he was released from jail.

670 The Score–10/29/2010

Kirk Cousins

Michigan State Stands Alone Thanks To Late Game Rally

The Michigan State Spartans find themselves in a very good position after the second week of BCS standings. However, this has already been a season that could very easily look much different for the green and white faithful.


Chris L. Rucker

Spartans’ Rucker Jailed, Then Suspended

Everything in East Lansing might not be going as well as their 8-0 record might indicate. It was announced today that a member of the football team has been suspended indefinitely.


Dan Persa

After Week Off, Wildcats Faced With Unbeaten Spartans

(WSCR) – The Wildcats are faced with a daunting task this weekend. They play host to the eight-ranked Michigan State Spartans, who will travel on their first legitimate road game this season. Off to its […]


Dan Persa

First Real Road Game Leads Spartans To Evanston

(WSCR) – The Northwestern Wildcats are preparing for one of their biggest games of the year. It’s a home game that couldn’t come at a more crucial point in the season. After losing at home […]


Illinois vs Michigan State

Illini Travel To East Lansing, Take On 13th-Ranked Spartans

Michigan State is looking to be 7-0 after facing Illinois Saturday, but the Fighting Illini has different hopes. Illinois has the 20th best defense nationally and will be a challenge for Michigan State to get […]


Nathan Scheelhaase

Illini Faced With Equally Daunting Task This Week

Illinois looks for their second straight road win and travel to Spartan Stadium. The last Illinois trip to East Lansing it resulted in an Illini win and some bad blood. Will there be a repeat of both this year?


Dan Persa

Joe O’s College Pick Six: Undefeated Northwestern Cruises Past Purdue

Joe Ostrowski is the executive producer of The Laurence Holmes Show & can be heard on Saturdays 8pm-midnight on The Joe O & Rock Show. Purdue(2-2) @ Northwestern(5-0) – 6:30pm NW favored by 9.5 The […]