Michigan flips 3-star in-state tight end Ben VanSumeren from Iowa

Wednesday signals the beginning of a three-day window in which high school football players around the country can sign with their college of choice for next season. Michigan, like many schools, is expected to see most if not all the members of their 2018 class sign over the next 72 hours. Their latest pledge comes … Read more

3 Biggest takeaways from Michigan State’s 17-10 win over Iowa on Saturday

NCAA Football: Furman at Michigan State

After a sloppy and sluggish performance against Notre Dame the week before, the Michigan State Spartans were suddenly in a pivotal point in their season. Welcoming in Big Ten cross-division foe Iowa for the league opener suddenly became a much more important game. The Spartans bounced back in a big way against the Hawkeyes and … Read more

FLASHBACK: Michigan State downs undefeated Iowa in 2015 Big Ten Championship

The last time Michigan State and Iowa duked it out on the gridiron, it wasn’t the Big Ten opener for the Spartans, it was for the Big Ten Championship and a basically-guaranteed spot in the College Football Playoff. And while this game gets forgotten due to a lack of offense and both combatants getting embarrassed … Read more

3 Keys to a Michigan State victory on Saturday vs. Iowa

It’s hard to properly measure the importance of the game for Michigan State against Iowa is on Saturday. But one can safely argue it is gargantuan given the big picture. The Spartans would prefer not to enter the week leading up to the showdown under the lights in the Big House against Michigan having lost … Read more

LOOK: Michigan State opens up as a slim favorite for conference opener vs. Iowa

The Michigan State Spartans this Saturday will look to get back in the win column after a sloppy performance at home against Notre Dame over the weekend. They will finally open up Big Ten play at home this coming Saturday when they welcome in cross-division foe Iowa to Spartan Stadium. So far, the “experts” out … Read more

Previewing the Big Ten Tournament: Favorites and sleepers, and who has work left to do

NCAA Basketball: Colgate at Penn State

After another wild Big Ten conference season, all 14 teams are getting ready to make one last stand in the league tournament in Washington D.C. this week. After 2+ months of action, the Big Ten proved to be a very deep and competitive league once again. But some pundits, and rightfully so, would ultimately say … Read more

National Signing Day Cheat Sheet: Top UM and MSU targets remaining from Class of 2017

College football recruiting is an important part of the success of all top football programs. Both University of Michigan and Michigan State University are expecting solid classes this season. As always there are a few recruits remaining that have not yet declared where they will attend school next year. As the excitement builds towards National Signing … Read more

Top 10 games from the 2016 College Football season

2016 brought many memorable moments for college football fans. A Louisville Cardinal won the Heisman trophy. Ohio State and Michigan revitalized their rivalry in controversial fashion. Alabama torched all of its competition on their way to yet another College Football Playoff appearance. The question comes to mind, however; which games stood out in a year … Read more

DSN Top Moments from 2016

There was a number of things that stood from the 2016, it was a sports year unlike any other. And it wasn’t just here in the United States, with the latest installment of the Olympics, the sports world was buzzing globally. There were also some noteworthy moments from 2016 when you hone in on the … 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

Top Plays for Week 11 in College Football

Three of the four top teams in the College Football Playoff rankings lost this week. It was a weekend full of upsets, surprises, and some incredible plays. The daunting Wolverines got shocked by the power of the Iowa water tower. Clemson finally had their lackluster play catch up to them. Washington proved all the doubters … 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

Deja vu? A ranked Michigan team loses in Iowa City on a last-second field goal, just like 1985

The Michigan Wolverines lost a football game on Saturday, TIME TO PANIC! Just kidding. In all seriousness, the loss for Michigan doesn’t really damage their 2016 resumé nor their path to the College Football Playoff all that much. The main narrative for the Wolverines continues to be “win out, and you’re in.” But their 14-13 loss … 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