Michigan State, Notre Dame play to 10-10 tie in ‘Game of the Century’

When you go down the list of Michigan State’s biggest rivals, the list obviously begins with Michigan, but who’s number two? Is it Ohio State or Wisconsin? Is it Penn State? No, it’s undoubtedly the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. While Michigan State doesn’t have the greatest lineage as far as college football history, there … Read more

10 Notorious times the state of Michigan got jobbed by the refs

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No matter the sport, referees make mistakes. That being said, it seems like teams from the state of Michigan seem to get jobbed by the refs more than anyone else. Let’s take a look at ten notorious times the Great Lakes State felt the burn from the men in stripes (in no particular order): 1. … Read more

Pro Football Focus has the Lions selecting an edge rusher in first 2020 mock draft

There’s a saying as old as the Model-T that the NFL Draft is the Detroit Lion’s Superbowl. With that being the case, it is never too early to start looking at what current college football players would look especially good in the Honolulu blue and silver. Pro Football Focus came out with version number one … Read more

Frozen Four Preview: Michigan guns for 10th national title in St. Paul

While the buzz continues to circulate around the Michigan men’s basketball team as they enter their second trip to the Final Four in six seasons, they are not the only athletics program from that university with a shot to win a national title. Here’s a fun nugget for you. This is the sixth time ever … Read more

JUST IN: 2018 Michigan vs. Notre Dame early point spread revealed

After reading the title of this piece, you probably shook your head just like we did when we first saw the tweet you are about to see. How in the world can there already be a point spread for a game that will not take place for another eight months? On Sept. 1, Jim Harbaugh and … Read more

JUST IN: Kickoff time announced for Michigan/Notre Dame season opener in 2018

NCAA Football: Orange Bowl-Michigan vs Florida State

The Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry is set to make it’s comeback next year with a big bang. A game between these two hated rivals carries enough interest as is, but combine that with both sides’ extremely high expectations and you get an exceptional week one match-up. After a brief hiatus, the Wolverines and Fighting Irish will … Read more

GOTTA SEE IT: Golden Tate honors his bet with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson [PHOTO]

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Golden Tate of the Detroit Lions and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson placed a friendly “Twitter wager” over the result of the Miami-Notre Dame game, in which the loser would don the college jersey of the winner. And after Miami handily defeated Notre Dame 41-8, it was pretty clear who the loser in the bet was. … Read more

5 Things that must happen for Michigan State to make the College Football Playoff

The Michigan State Spartans are currently 7-2 (5-1 Big Ten), and are ranked No. 12 in the country. They head to Columbus to take on the 13th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes this weekend, in a game that will likely decide the Big Ten east. Although the Spartans’ playoff chances are slim, they got a big boost … Read more

LOOK: Michigan State skyrockets in latest College Football Playoff rankings

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As has seemingly been the case over the first few seasons with the College Football Playoff, the first installment of the rankings being revealed was followed up with chaos. Are we in store to one-up those previous years? The first viewing of the polls were made public last week, presenting plenty of debate despite the … Read more

5 Must-watch college football games of Week 11

It’s Week 11 in college football, and that can only mean one thing; the games are starting to become bigger and more important than ever. Spots in the conference championship games are on the line, spots in the College Football Playoff are up for grabs and, for some teams who don’t have anything else to … Read more

DSN staff predictions for the initial College Football Playoff rankings

With Week 9 of the college football season in the books and Week 10 about to begin, the very first College Football Playoff Rankings will be released later this evening. So we at Detroit Sports Nation have decided to do our own projections and see how much we actually know, or don’t know what the … Read more

3 Biggest takeaways from the Michigan State loss to Notre Dame

It was a highly-anticipated game Saturday night in East Lansing between long-time rivals Notre Dame and Michigan State. Unfortunately for the Spartans, an ugly start ultimately leads to their demise at home in a 38-18 loss at the hands of the Fighting Irish. Certainly not as many positives as we’d like to see from MSU … Read more

College Five: The games to watch in Week 4 of college football

Finally, the full Big Ten season is here! There are major headlines for the Big Ten as league play starts and the real teams show who they are. Rutgers has been hit with NCAA sanctions, Nebraska fired their athletic director for the fall of their football program, and Michigan, Penn State, and Michigan State have … Read more

3 Keys to a big night for Michigan State over rival Notre Dame

NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

Yessssss, it is almost the weekend, which means it’s almost game time for Michigan State and Notre Dame! The BEST Michigan State rivalry (Sorry, not sorry Wolvy). These two teams have tremendous history against each other, beginning all the way back in 1897, the number of memorable, competitive football games between these two teams has … Read more

Western Michigan schedules future road game at Notre Dame

As Western Michigan continues to build themselves up as a steady program from the Group of 5, with that uphill climb comes some big challenges. They’ve done just that this season with back-to-back games against Southern California and Michigan State to open the season. The mentality of scheduling such tough contests early on in the … Read more

FLASHBACK: Michigan State pulls off “Little Giants” fake field goal vs. Notre Dame

Following their latest chapter to a storied rivalry this Saturday in East Lansing, the Michigan State Spartans and Notre Dame Fighting Irish will put the series on hold for the foreseeable future, until at least 2026. Earlier this week, we revisited perhaps the most iconic games and moments in the history of this great and … Read more