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Big Ten East Division Champs

Nov 29, 2015 Seth Newman | View Comments

Head coach Mark Dantonio loves his championship hats, and on Saturday night, he got to wear a brand new fresh hat.

"Big Ten East Division Champs 2015"

He wore the hat along with a big grin.

It's tough not to grin right now as a Spartan, with the football team winning the division on their way to the Big Ten Championship game in Indy with a playoff spot on the line while the men's basketball team is undefeated and ranked No. 3 in the nation.

Dantonio made history tonight by becoming the first coach in Big Ten history to win 11 games five times in a span of six seasons. That achievement alone should be rewarded with a hat, but Dantonio will gladly take his new hat and trophy and head to the Big Ten Championship. The journey to get here hasn't be easy, but that's what makes it sweet. Injuries struck at an alarming number. Linebacker Ed Davis, offensive lineman Dennis Finley, cornerback Vayante Copeland have been lost for the season. Cornerback Darian Hicks, left tackle Jack Conklin, center Jack Allen, right tackle Kodi Kieler, safety RJ Williamson, linebacker Drake Martinez, running back [..]

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Nov 22, 2015 Seth Newman | View Comments

As the wind and light rain whipped around Ohio Stadium, a dim glow showed through on the scoreboard.

Michigan State 17 Ohio State 14 0:00

The Spartans had a dim chance of beating the defending national champions on the road, and without their soon to be NFL quarterback Connor Cook, the Spartans shot of winning was next to nothing. But after the Spartans physically beat down the Buckeyes in an old-school slugfest, the Spartans playoffs hopes are brighter than ever.

MSU never led in the game until the clock struck zero, just like when the Spartans played at Michigan this year and just like that game, the Spartans won on the final play with special teams. Michael Geiger was struggling this season. He wasn't healthy last season when the stuggles started, and much like other kickers, his mental state was shaken this season. Fans would nervously put their head in their hands and peak through to watch Geiger this season. His lowest point came when he kicked the ball into the back of his offensive lineman.

So when Geiger trotted onto the field with three seconds left after already missing a [..]

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Defense Shells Terripins

Nov 14, 2015 Seth Newman | View Comments

The Spartan Dawg defense we have rarely watched this season broke out against Maryland on Saturday afternoon. Michigan State forced five turnovers including a pick-six by linebacker Riley Bullough that swung all the momentum in MSU's favor before halftime. The biggest question from the game is the status of Connor Cook's arm. Mark Dantonio said he nicked his arm, but both Dantonio and Cook showed confidence in Cook's chances to play against Ohio State next Saturday. The injury kept Cook out the rest of the game against Maryland, but both player and coach said it was for precautionary measures.

Back up QB Tyler O'Connor looked good on the first drive that led to a touchdown, but the team relied on running back Gerald Holmes for most of the game. O'Connor said that if he needs to be called upon for Ohio State, he is ready.

The defense stepped up today when the offense wasn't clicking, and Malik McDowell said the defense really wanted to make up for the effort against Nebraska. They did, as they suffocated Maryland to just seven points and five turnovers.

MSU gained some important [..]

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