3 Keys to a Michigan State victory over Northwestern

NCAA Football: Rutgers at Michigan State

The Michigan State Spartans are 6-1 on the season, 4-0 in BigTen play, and are bowl eligible after last year’s debacle of a 3-9 season. Coach Mark Dantonio & Co. are far from finished though as we are only just over halfway through the season and plenty of games left to play, starting with at … Read more

WATCH: Northwestern stuns Michigan with basket at the buzzer on full-court inbound pass

NCAA Basketball: Michigan at Northwestern

Wednesday’s game between Michigan and Northwestern was the textbook NCAA Tournament ‘Bubble Watch’ game between two teams still desperately trying to improve their resume to the Selection Committee. And with this buzzer-beating layup from a full-court inbound pass, Northwestern could have very well punched their ticket to the dance. https://twitter.com/SInow/status/837124971419725824

New study suggests jet lag impacts game performance of baseball players

Leave it to Major League Baseball, the ultimate ‘number crunching’ sport, to study the effect of jet lag on athletic performance. A new study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is out to shed some light on that. Jet lag can wipe out home field advantage, new study of @MLB data finds.https://t.co/tZZnMxDdAW pic.twitter.com/xXE36MC9Yc — … Read more

2016 DSN Big Ten Football Power Rankings, Week 13

To say ‘The Game’ delivered on its hype would be quite the understatement — Double-overtime instant classic with a full-blown officiating controversy that puts the College Football Playoff committee under enormous pressure because nobody can agree on anything? Sign me up. The Big Ten was the spotlight of the college football world this weekend and … Read more

2016 DSN Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings, Week 2

Well the Big Ten is awful as it stands right now. That’s both good and bad for fans. Good news is, none of the teams have looked like anything close to world beaters. Bad news is, your favorite team probably sucks. In order to boost conference morale and not get laughed at, the Big Ten … Read more

2016 DSN Big Ten Football Power Rankings, Week 12

Now that felt like classic Big Ten football. With snowfall scattered throughout Saturday’s slate and less than optimal conditions, teams were forced to slug it out and protect the ball like the games of yesteryear. Buckeye fans were experiencing panicked Deja Vu at the hands of mother nature and a pesky Spartan team they were expected … Read more

2016 DSN Big Ten Football Power Rankings, Week 11

Down goes Michigan! CHAOS. CHAOS EVERYWHERE. The day of upsets that was in college football left no team or conference safe and Iowa’s stunner over the Wolverines has created a major shakeup in the Big Ten and the playoff race. After last week, there are about 1738 ways the Big Ten can play out and four … Read more

LOOK: College football teams pay homage to military on Saturday

Friday was officially Veterans Day. But really all weekend, many teams, college and professional, are paying honor and tribute in various ways to the armed forces around the world as way of thanking them to the service. Quite frankly, we should always remind ourselves to do it and think about the brave men and women … Read more

2016 DSN Big Ten Football Power Rankings, Week 10

Last week didn’t deliver a thrilling slate of games but what it lacked in nail-biters, it delivered a much clearer picture of the conference as a whole. Michigan continued their dominant ways as the front runner while Ohio State’s flogging of Nebraska was reminiscent of their evisceration of Wisconsin in the 2014 Big Ten Championship … Read more

2016 DSN Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings, Preseason

The best time of the year is here, which means it’s also time for the most pointless rankings. College basketball is going to have to put on quite the show if they want to top last year’s theatrics. The story lines in the Big Ten are too good to pass up. The reason these rankings … Read more

Big Ten releases schedule for Friday night games in 2017; MSU to play N’western

We learned last week that the Big Ten will begin scheduling games on Friday nights, with some limitations however. Not every school will be participating, and the games will be reportedly be played only in September and October. To say it created widespread reaction across Big Ten country and even all of college football would … Read more

2016 DSN Big Ten Football Power Rankings, Week 9

WHOAAAAA, HE HAS TROUBLE WITH THE PITCH! And just like that, Jabrill Peppers’ dash to the end zone both boosted his Heisman case and simultaneously exorcised many past demons as he put an exclamation point on Michigan’s victory in East Lansing. Though the result was expected, having the lead with zeroes on the scoreboard had to … Read more

W2W4: Top 5 must-see college football games in Week 9

Now theoretically speaking, one could park their rear end on the sofa this Saturday and watch ten straight hours of Big Ten football on the ESPN family of networks. It starts with the latest chapter in the storied rivalry of Michigan and Michigan State at noon ET. But if one really wants to soak it all … Read more

2016 DSN Big Ten Football Power Rankings, Week 8

It’s rivalry week in the Mitten State but the Wolverines and Spartans appear headed in opposite directions. With an assist from the Nittany Lions, Michigan has ascended to the top of our power rankings for the first time this year and as the first unanimous top team to boot. Hmmmm, I wonder which of our … Read more

2016 DSN Big Ten Football Power Rankings, Week 7

Last week I told Spartan fans it could always be worse. Then they gave up 54 points to Northwestern. See? It can always be worse! Unless you’re talking about the poor Badger’s ridiculous schedule. They probably couldn’t have had a more difficult path. But as Michigan State enters dangerously close to John L. Smith territory, … Read more

WATCH: MSU QB Brian Lewerke gets blasted in end zone for Northwestern safety

Despite scoring the first 14 points of the game and holding a 17-7 lead early in the 2nd quarter, the Michigan State Spartans could not contain Northwestern on Saturday and lost 54-40 in record-setting fashion. A big storyline leading up to the game was the quarterback controversy and that was answered when redshirt freshman Brian Lewerke came … Read more