Michigan State

Pat Connaughton #24 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish shoots the ball during the first half of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge game against the Michigan State Spartans at Purcell Pavilion on December 3, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Grant, Jackson Help Irish Edge No. 19 MSU In OT

Jerian Grant scored a career-high 27 points, and Demetrius Jackson added a career-best 22.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2014

Bryn Forbes #5 of the Michigan State Spartans drives to the basket during the game against the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers at the Breslin Center on November 21, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Michigan State Overpowers Loyola 87-52

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Matt Costello had 13 points and 11 rebounds as No. 19 Michigan State overpowered Loyola of Chicago 87-52 on Friday night. Branden Dawson and Marvin Clark Jr. each scored 15 for the […]

11/21/2014

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5 Must-Watch College Football Games This Weekend

With teams vying for four playoff spots and bowl game placements, this weekend can either cause a big shakeup or solidify seeds/rankings.

CBS Chicago–11/06/2014

WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Devin Chafin #28 of the Baylor Bears runs the ball against Ben Heeney #31 of the Kansas Jayhawks at McLane Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: Big Games In November Separate Contenders From Pretenders

Our expectations before the start of the season can quickly be tarnished in a flash.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2014

Ole Miss fans. (Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

5 Games That Will Be Vital In Determing College Football Playoff Teams

Nov. 29 looms as a huge day in deciding who will nab the four CFP spots.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2014

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 18: Jaylon Smith #9 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish hits Dalvin Cook #4 of the Florida State Seminoles during their game at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: Get Ready To Debate 1-Loss Playoff Contenders

Which one-loss team has the edge? So many pivotal games are still to come.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2014

Memorial Stadium. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Declining Student Attendance Shouldn’t Surprise

Outside the walls of Minnesota’s magnificent TCF Bank Stadium, the party raged on past kickoff time of 11 a.m.

10/11/2014

DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Deante' Gray #20 of the TCU Horned Frogs runs for a touchdown against the Southern Methodist Mustangs at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: October Will Get Started With A Bang

October is the best month for college football.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2014

Michigan coach Brady Hoke. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Turmoil In Michigan

Brady Hoke’s seat is scalding hot.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2014

Ohio State and coach Urban Meyer, center. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Searching For A Silver Lining

The Big Ten is down — and perhaps out of the College Football Playoff already.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2014

Beaver Stadium in Happy Valley, Pa. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

5 Ambitious Locations For Future Outdoor NHL Games

From Las Vegas to Happy Valley, there are plenty of good places to take these big events.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Running back Jeremy Langford #33 of the Michigan State Spartans scores a touchdown during the second quarter of the game against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Battered Big Ten Is Beleaguered, But Not Beaten Just Yet

Unfortunately for the Big Ten, the chance to prove itself on the national stage in 2014 has officially been missed.

09/09/2014

Michigan State Spartans. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Oh, What A Night

Michigan State-Oregon is must-watch TV, plus 10 Big Ten thoughts and power rankings.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

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 […]

08/31/2014

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

Emma: Big Ten Power Rankings, Preseason Edition

With an elite defense, Mark Dantonio’s Spartans are dreaming of the College Football Playoff.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2014

Illini wing Kendrick Nunn. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Wisch: 5 Thoughts On The Illini Basketball Schedule

Illinois’ Big Ten slate starts tough, but there’s opportunity for a strong finish.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2014

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. (Getty Images)

Florida State, Alabama Are 1-2 Atop Preseason AP Poll

Notre Dame checks in at No. 17.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2014

Pat Fitzgerald. (Getty Images)

Illinois, Northwestern Each Tabbed For BTN Primetime Game

Both squads will face Nebraska in a primetime TV game.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2014

Michigan State's Adreian Payne holding Lacey Holsworth. (Getty Images)

Watch: Tom Izzo Gives Heartfelt Speech On ‘Princess Lacey’

Lacey Holsworth passed away earlier this week after a battle with cancer.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2014

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo. (Getty Images)

View: Tom Izzo Likes Clark The Cub

One of sports’ good guys posed with Clark the Cub.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2014

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