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Michigan State-Wisconsin rivalry good as Big 10 gets AP
Michigan State vs. Wisconsin lacks the history of Michigan-Ohio State, to say nothing of that border war's hype. It doesn't cause statewide angst like Michigan-Michigan State. There's not even a cool trophy for the winner, like Paul Bunyan's Axe or the Old Brass Spittoon. When it comes to Big Ten rivalries, however, there's none better than the Spartans vs. the Badgers.
Wisconsin heartbreaker last season drives Michigan State's quest for revenge Detroit Free Press
Michigan State has a difficult loss to overcome. It has been that way for more than 10 months. "It was tough to swallow after the game, and it's still tough," linebacker Denicos Allen said of last season's 42-39 loss to Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game. "I always think about it, and it's time to go do something about it."
Know the foe: Wisconsin Badgers Detroit Free Press
Free Press sports writer Joe Rexrode looks at three story lines surrounding the Badgers
Scouting report for Michigan State-Wisconsin Detroit Free Press
Dion Sims likely will play more than the handful of plays he saw at Michigan, but it doesn't sound like he's close to 100%. That means he can't help much in the running game, which has trouble sustaining anything against decent defensive fronts. The Badgers aren't exceptional on the line, but MSU is going to need to hit big plays downfield to win.
Three things to watch in today's Michigan State-Wisconsin game Detroit Free Press
Free Press sports writer Joe Rexrode breaks down three story lines to watch in today's game
Preview: Michigan State at Wisconsin Detroit News
Michigan State has failed to hold a lead late in the last two games, resulting in a double-overtime loss to Iowa and a heartbreaking, last-second loss to Michigan. It starts with scoring, and Michigan State has struggled — 16 against Iowa, 10 versus Michigan. And, it's not going to get easier against a Wisconsin defense that has allowed 260 yards offense the last three games.
Big Ten's best running backs square off in Michigan State-Wisconsin mLive
Five things to watch heading into Michigan State's game against Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium
Michigan State Vs. Wisconsin Preview Banks Of The Red Cedar
Over the past 2 years, the Michigan State-Wisconsin game has been probably the best, if not most important, game in the Big Ten. It has also become possibly the most heated rivalry in the Big Ten in recent years.
Michigan State Vs. Wisconsin: Game Day Thoughts Spartan Ave
The football team has not fallen below .500 since Jan. 2, 2010 (2009 season) after losing to Texas Tech in the Alamo Bowl. That was Mark Dantonio’s third year as head coach and first losing season with Michigan State.
And a few stories for "the other side:"
Badgers football vs. Michigan State: Who has the edge? Madison.com
A look at the strengths and weaknesses in the matchup between the University of Wisconsin football team and Michigan State, who meet at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium.
Preview: Michigan State at Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
Michigan State enters the game No. 1 in the Big Ten and No. 12 nationally in rushing defense (102.3 ypg.). The front seven is nasty. But the Spartans were stout against the run last season, when they finished No. 1 in the Big Ten against the run (100.5 ypg.). Despite those gaudy numbers, UW tailback Montee Ball ran well in both meetings.
Badgers football vs. Michigan State: Five things to know Madison.com
Some key storylines surrounding the University of Wisconsin football team's game against Michigan State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium.