Notre Dame has clinched first place in the Big Ten and Michigan State is locked in to finish in seventh. The Irish know they’ve got a first-round bye in the conference playoffs and the Spartans are on track to play Ohio State in a best-of-three first-round series. But for both teams, there’s still much to gain from this weekend’s series between MSU and No. 5-ranked Notre Dame.
Source: Neils Notebook: Spartans Looking to Finish Regular Season Strong at Notre Dame :: Michigan State :: Official Athletic Site