Michigan State wraps up deep and talented Big Ten East
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Michigan State wraps up deep and talented Big Ten East

Spartans beat Penn State to earn berth again Iowa in Big Ten Championship

Photo: Connor Cook and the Spartans celebrate their Big Ten East title

Spartan Stadium was again the “place to be” for Saturday’s final week of the Big Ten regular season.

Those were the words Michigan State Coach Mark Dantonio offered in September. They followed a win over Oregon that lifted the Spartans into the national title conversation on the same day that Michigan and Ohio State played nondescript games; Michigan beat hapless Oregon State in Ann Arbor and Ohio State needed time to put away pathetic Hawaii in Columbus. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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