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CFP Roundtable on conference games and bowl trips

CFP Roundtable on conference games and bowl trips

Can you believe that college football bowl season is here?Championship weekend didn’t disappoint, and in fact, it set us up for success as fans. Clemson, Alabama, Michigan State and Oklahoma have been pegged as the “final four” of this year’s College Football Playoff, and we’re...

Clinton Jones blends Michigan State past and present

Clinton Jones blends Michigan State past and present

NEW YORK – Michigan State two-time All-American halfback Clinton Jones returned to the Waldorf Astoria on Tuesday for the first time in 49 years.He traveled there as a national champion in 1966, and as a College Football Hall of Famer this year.Click here for the rest of my...

Around the podcast on College Football Playoffs

Around the podcast on College Football Playoffs

We’re heading into the most important weekend in college football, and that’s the weekend of the conference championships.Of course, not every conference has a championship game (here’s looking at you, Big 12), but the ones that do have a ton on the line. Very potentially, the...

Michigan State wraps up deep and talented Big Ten East

Michigan State wraps up deep and talented Big Ten East

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...

Michigan State upset preserves record of unbeaten titles

Michigan State upset preserves record of unbeaten titles

Michigan State’s upset of Ohio State last week preserved more than a shot at this year’s Big Ten title and College Football Playoff.The 1965-66 Spartans still alone hold the conference record of back-to-back unbeaten and untied Big Ten titles that they established a...

Roundtable discussion on college football playoffs

Roundtable discussion on college football playoffs

We have plenty to be thankful about as college football fans, especially now that we’re in the era of the college football playoff (CFP)The anticipation leading up to the reveal of the initial rankings was palpable and each week since, the ups and downs of the weekly release have...

Michigan State history still helps with knocking on the door

Michigan State history still helps with knocking on the door

Michigan State began the season knocking on the door to the national title with a ranking as high as No. 2 five weeks into the season. The injury-riddled Spartans slipped to No. 9, but they are still in position if they manage an upset Saturday at No. 3 Ohio State.For the he...

Izzo embraces the Heathcote Way as the Spartan Way

Izzo embraces the Heathcote Way as the Spartan Way

Jud Heathcote’s milestones on Planet Basketball now include two former All-Americans identified as philanthropists. That’s the depth of the 88-year-old College Basketball Hall of Fame coach’s influence on the Michigan State program.In October, five-time NBA champion Magic Johnson...

Eric Allen career also marked end of sad era in college football

Eric Allen career also marked end of sad era in college football

Eric Allen’s obituaries, typical of ones on athletes, started out noting his records and All-American stature as a Michigan State running back. Then they included vitals such of his age, 66, and that he had been in poor health at hospice in his hometown of Georgetown, S.C., until...

Raye of Light book signing Oct 24 in Traverse City

Raye of Light book signing Oct 24 in Traverse City

Michigan State alumnus and author Tom Shanahan will appear from 4 pm to 6 pm on Oct. 24 at Horizon Books in downtown Traverse City. He will sign copies of his book about Michigan State football and its leading role in the integration of college football. Unfortunately, ESPN...