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Ice Hockey —  The Michigan State and Michigan hockey teams will meet for the sixth time this season, with a chance to play in the Big Ten championship game on the line. Michigan beat Wisconsin, 5-1, on Thursday night to advance to the 8 p.m. semifinal tonight against Michigan State at Joe Louis Arena. The winner will face the winner of Minnesota-Ohio State in the Big Ten tournament championship game on Saturday night.
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Ice Hockey —  Michigan State could win the Big Ten regular-season hockey championship Saturday night in Ann Arbor. Or the Spartans could finish fourth in the six-team conference.
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Ice Hockey —  For the first time in the 74 years these two teams have played each other, there will be a B1G Hockey Conference Championship on the line.
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Ice Hockey —  Michigan State (10-6-2-2) sits atop the Big Ten, holding a one-point lead over Michigan (11-7-0) and Minnesota (10-5-3). Penn State (10-7-1) is fourth, three points back. The Spartans can clinch the title with a victory Friday and a Nittany Lions win. If Michigan State and Michigan split, and Penn State and Minnesota split, the Spartans get the No. 1 seed, the Wolverines No. 2.
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Ice Hockey —  Forget the rivalry. It's more about winning a regular-season championship. The stakes are high this weekend as Michigan State and Michigan close out the Big Ten season with a home-and-home series, arguably the most important in more than a decade. The Spartans, who took over first place last Saturday, control their own destiny: Win two games and capture their first conference title since 2000-01.
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Men's Basketball —  This weekend will mark the 303rd and 304th time the Michigan State Spartans and Michigan Wolverines will play each other in ice hockey. The first game between the two stretches back to January 1, 1922 when Michigan State played it's first hockey game ever, losing to the Wolverines 5-1.
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Football —  "Arrogant asses." There's no official agreement on the exact wording of Michigan State coach Darryl Rogers' comment at the 1978 football banquet, but there's no dispute that he called the Wolverines and their fans "arrogant asses."
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Men's Basketball —  After two decades as a Big Ten official, one game stands out to retiring Bill LeMonnier as the most intense. “With Michigan and Ohio State, it would be like that for the first few possessions and then settle in,” LeMonnier said Saturday at the league’s annual officiating clinic. “But Michigan and Michigan State, it was like that from start to finish. That one has always stood out to me.”
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Football —  Matt Millen (I know, I know) and Andre Ware (I know, I know) discuss Michigan State's success under coach Mark Dantonio and the Michigan Wolverine's recent struggles.
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Men's Soccer —  In the last game of the regular season, the Michigan State men's soccer team shutout Michigan, 2-0, in front of the largest crowd of the year on Senior Day. The 2,445 fans in attendance proved to be the second largest in DeMartin Stadium history and the third most in program history. With the win, the Spartans improved to 10-4-3 on the season and 3-2-1 in the conference, while Michigan now owns an 8-6-3 record, including 3-3-0 in the Big Ten. MSU defeated its in-state rival to earn the ninth shutout of the season.

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Men's Soccer —  In the final match of the regular season, the No. 18 Michigan State men’s soccer team (9-4-3, 2-2-1) welcomes in-state rival Michigan (8-5-3, 3-2-0) to DeMartin Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. The winner of the annual game with be the proud owner of the Big Bear trophy for the rest of the year.
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Men's Soccer —  It all comes down to this. The last game of the regular season for the No. 18 MSU men’s soccer team (9-4-3 overall, 2-2-1 Big Ten) against Michigan (8-5-3 overall, 3-2 Big Ten), and senior day presents the Spartans with one emotional afternoon at DeMartin Stadium, in the Battle for The Big Bear Trophy.
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Football —  Michigan State has won just about every team and individual honor possible in one week since embarrassing Michigan on national television by a 29-6 count Saturday, earning bragging rights for the next year and knocking the Wolverines out of the Top 25. Here's a crib notes version of what you should take away from the game.
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Football —  The Michigan State-Michigan afternoon game on Saturday was the second-most viewed game of the week, averaging 5,169,000 viewers and a 3.3 rating, behind on the Florida State-Miami night game, which averaged 8,354,000 viewers and a 5.1 rating.
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Football —  Devin Gardner didn't come into this game with quite the same hype as Denard Robinson did in 2010, but there are, if anything, even more recruiting service stars on the Michigan side of the ball now than there were then. And this third-year Michigan coach is a Michigan Man--two capitol M's--making the stark contrast between the two team's level of physicality and execution that much more striking. This Michigan coach isn't going away anywhere close to as easily as the last one did, but we're sure not helping his cause any.
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Football —  Of Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio's most familiar refrains, there was one that stood out more than any other throughout the offseason: "Find the inches.''
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Football —  Since Dantonio took over in 2007, things have changed dramatically. Michigan State is 5-2 in the rivalry since, including Saturday's 29-6 victory, a defensive domination that proved the Spartans are the team to beat in the Big Ten's Legends Division.
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Football —  In the minutes separating the end of Saturday’s game and the start of the press conference, it was interesting to speculate what MSU coaches and players would say when they took the podium.
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Video from Spartan Sports Network:
Mark Dantonio | Ed Davis and Bennie Fowler | Shilique Calhoun | Connor Cook | Darqueze Dennard
Denicos Allen | Dave Warner | Max Bullough | Pat Narduzzi

Audio: Pre Game | Full Game | Post Game Spartan Sports Nwtwork

Spartans would be worthy test for OSU ESPN Big Ten Blog
Michigan State is on a collision course with Ohio State and likely will face the Buckeyes on Dec. 7 at the Big Ten championship game. And as Michigan found out Saturday afternoon, colliding with the Spartans and their defense isn't pretty.

Spartan Defense Shuts Down Michigan in `Dominant' Performance
Maybe now the skeptics, who charged that Michigan State's status as the best defense in the nation had more to do with quality of the teams on the schedule than actual prowess, will believe.

Michigan State dedicates win against Michigan to senior class MLive
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio called timeout with 40 seconds left in a game in which the Spartans beat Michigan 29-6, just so Andrew Maxwell could knee down on the final play. "Andrew's been great to me," starting quarterback Connor Cook said. "It just felt good to see him go out there and take a knee as a senior."

Shilique Calhoun leads onslaught against Michigan Detroit News
In Michigan State's 29-6 victory at Spartan Stadium on Saturday, Calhoun kept piling on, adding 2.5 more sacks, a half-tackle for loss and two quarterback hurries. He didn't score this week, but his plays were impressive just the same.

Michigan had no clue how to handle Michigan State's defensive inquisition Detroit News
The game was over, and Taylor Lewan, the bloodied face of Michigan’s offense on this day, was done talking about what went wrong. But he was still calculating the damage in his own mind, and he wanted to see it for himself in black and white.

Connor Cook keeps his poise Detroit News
Through the early part of the second quarter Saturday, Connor Cook wasn't exactly in a rhythm throwing the ball. Michigan State's sophomore quarterback was missing open receivers, and it appeared the questions about his consistency were starting to become an issue once again.

Spartans Play Complete Game Against Michigan
MSU dominates U-M in all three phases of the game, as the Spartans win for the fifth time in the last six meetings against the Wolverines.

Recap: Bully pulpit The Only Colors
Michigan's point total vs. MSU since 2004: 45, 34, 31, 28, 21, 20, 17, 14, 12, 6. U-M won the first four, and MSU has won five of the last six. This is the first time ever MSU has won three straight against U-M at Spartan Stadium, and they get to go for four next year.

Balance of instate rivalry shifts Michigan State's way in punishing victory Detroit News
Michigan State kept pounding forward and Michigan kept going backward, and that’s where the rivalry sits right now, only one tough guy on this block. You can’t say this was an eye-opener because we’ve seen it before, although not this punishing.

Mark Dantonio earns himself a moment of appreciation Detroit Free Press
It was an interesting Mark Dantonio who took the podium Saturday night after his Michigan State team pummeled Michigan, 29-6 — in the fifth MSU win in six tries against U-M, the fifth in his seven years, the most lopsided MSU win since a 34-0 rout in 1967, and the worst rushing performance in the history of Wolverines football.

Grading Michigan State in win over Michigan: All high marks Detroit Free Press
Joe Rexrode rates the Spartans on a scale of 1 to 10

Overheard from Wolverines Saturday: Devin Gardner not injured, just beat up Detroit Free Press
Hoke, on Devin Gardner: “He got pounded a little bit, and he was a warrior out there that last drive before the interception at the end, and did a nice job getting us down the field. He had taken a lot of shots earlier in the game, and he’s a little bit worn out. I wouldn’t say he has an injury. I’d say beat up. If that’s an injury, that’s an injury.”

Michael Geiger delivers crucial field goals, gets first carry Detroit Free Press
Yes, Michigan State freshman kicker Michael Geiger converted all three field-goal attempts Saturday against Michigan, the team he grew up cheering. But after the 29-6 win at Spartan Stadium, he was thinking more about the chance he had to run with the ball — after his final extra point was blocked. “I’ll think about that for a long time, I had my first carry,” Geiger said. “For zero yards — 48 more than Michigan, so it felt good.”

Shilique Calhoun makes presence felt with key sacks Detroit Free Press
He started it by getting his hands on Devin Gardner so Denicos Allen could finish a sack that helped limit Michigan’s first drive to a field goal. He followed with key sacks of Gardner on each of Michigan’s next two possessions.

Mark Dantonio making believers out of Michigan, now 5-2 in rivalry MLive
He doesn't smile enough, his offenses lack the imagination and hurry-up tendencies that lead to highlights and high rankings, and he has been known to use the back door after doing his coaching show -- preferring to avoid pretending to be something he's not. Michigan State's Mark Dantonio merely does what he does, which is coach football, and after a 29-6 victory over Michigan, it would be fair to say he has done it as well as anyone in East Lansing.

Michigan State's defense piles up 7 sacks, sees frustration mount in Devin Gardner MLive
Connor Cook is lucky, he only has to face Michigan State's top-ranked defense and relentless pass rush in practice. But that didn't stop him from empathizing with Michigan's Devin Gardner, who was sacked seven times and pressured countless others in the Spartans' 29-6 win Saturday at Spartan Stadium. "It was almost like Devin couldn't breathe," Cook said. "There's no worse feeling, the defense is down your throat the whole entire game."

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