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Jalen Rose: Chris Webber should apologize to Michigan

Chris Webber is planning a book and documentary about his time at Michigan. But it sounds like he will be doing so without any contributions from other members of the Wolverines' Fab Five. More

Appeal fails, Michigan running back Ty Isaac won't play this season

Ty Isaac will have three years of eligibility remaining at Michigan. David Cleveland / Associated Press

Michigan filed a hardship waiver with the NCAA that would have allowed Issac to play this fall, but after that was rejected, UM filed an appeal. More

Connor Kruse's return gives Michigan State's offensive line depth, motivation

Senior guard Connor Kruse suffered a lower-body injury in camp and has not played the first two games. Dale G. Young / Detroit News

Last season, Michigan State's offensive line excelled at rolling eight or nine players into games on a weekly basis. That hasn't been as easy this season, but it appears help could be on the way. More

Big Ten struggles to generate power in college football's new alignment

Quarterback Devin Gardner (98) is trying to help Michigan win its first Big Ten title since 2004, but it's unlikely to happen this season. David Guralnick / Detroit News

No longer can the Big Ten say, from top to bottom, it is on par with the other Power Five conferences. A 1-10 mark against those teams, along with a 5-3 record against the Mid-American Conference, has cemented the Big Ten as a solid No. 5. More

'Vulgar' comments about women earn Jameis Winston first-half benching

Jameis Winston and the No. 1 Florida State Seminoles play the Clemson Tigers on Saturday night at 8 p.m. on ABC. Steven Cannon / Associated Press

Florida State officials say Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston will be benched for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson after making 'offensive and vulgar' comments about women. More

Michigan State vows not to overlook Eastern Michigan

Michigan State linebacker Taiwan Jones (34) says Eastern Michigan is 'a completely different program' from the team the Spartans faced in 2012. Dale G. Young / Detroit News

As No. 11 Michigan State prepares to get back to the business of playing games following last week's bye, it's not exactly getting ready for a showdown with a college football giant. More

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio wants younger players to gain experience

Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi is looking for players to step up in the wake of the loss to Oregon. Dale G. Young / Detroit News

Following Michigan State's loss to Oregon, defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi suggested there would be changes to the Spartans' depth chart. Released Tuesday, it was almost exactly the same as it was against Oregon. More

At minus-seven in turnover margin, Michigan has work to do -- and fast

Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner is struggling on the interception front this season, a big reason the Wolverines are minus-seven in turnover margin. Elizabeth Conley / Detroit News

The Wolverines have turned over the ball eight times, including a fumble on a kickoff return last Saturday against Miami (Ohio) and four second-half turnovers in a shutout loss at Notre Dame. More

Michigan State football sells near-record 61,931 season tickets

The football team's revival under coach Mark Dantonio has led to near-record season-ticket sales at Michigan State. Dale G. Young / Detroit News

A year after winning the Rose Bowl, Michigan State football sold 61,931 season tickets, a significant chunk of Spartan Stadium's 75,005 capacity. More

Michigan State receiver Tony Lippett thrives in shift to offense

Tony Lippett turned this catch into a Michigan State touchdown in the season-opening victory over Jacksonville State. Dale G. Young / Detroit News

What he's done in his third full season is become Michigan State's most reliable receiver. In the opener against Jacksonville State, he had a career-high 167 yards and followed that with a career-high 11 receptions against Oregon. More

Michigan, Michigan State basketball getting prime play on Big Ten Network

Coach Tom Izzo and the Michigan State basketball team will be featured prominently on the Big Ten Network this season. Dale G. Young / Detroit News

The Big Ten Network released times for most of its conference basketball lineup Tuesday and Michigan State and Michigan are featured prominently. More

Central Michigan star Thomas Rawls suspended after alleged theft at casino

Running back Thomas Rawls has been suspended, indefinitely, by Central Michigan. Central Michigan athletics

Rawls, a former Michigan player, reportedly was arrested for allegedly stealing a purse and several credit cards this past spring at Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant. More

Detroit News Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 4

Michigan fullback Sione Houma and Michigan defensive tackle Bryan Mone celebrate Michigan's victory over Miami (Ohio). Elizabeth Conley / The Detroit News

Michigan State had a week off after last week's drubbing by Oregon, but the Spartans maintained their spot at No. 1 atop Matt Charboneau's Big Ten Power Rankings. More

Michigan athletics proposes $168 million construction project; lacrosse stadium planned

A large gift from businessman Stephen Ross, who owns the NFL's Miami Dolphins, will help fund a massive Michigan athletics construction project. Marc Serota / Getty Images

Funding, according to a letter signed by Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon, will be provided from a $100 million donation from businessman Stephen Ross and from athletic department resources and gifts. More

Around the MAC: Youth is tested early at Western Michigan

Western Michigan had 18 true freshmen play last weekend in its victory over Idaho. Junfu Han / Associated Press

In addition, P.J. Fleck has a young team — 18 true freshmen played last weekend and 24 played in the second games of their college career. More

Michigan finds many positives from lackluster victory over Miami (Ohio)

Michigan defensive end Frank Clark (57) congratulates Michigan defensive end Brennen Beyer after Beyer's sack in the first quarter of Saturday's victory. Elizabeth Conley / Detroit News

Michigan players threw out the old coaching cliché that they wouldn't allow Notre Dame to beat them twice. And now they better not think twice about beating winless Miami (Ohio). More

Emerging leaders have MSU's Tom Izzo looking forward to season

Tom Izzo gets after Branden Dawson on the sideline during an NCAA Tournament game against Connecticut earlier this year. Dale G. Young / Detroit News

While last week was an off week for the Michigan State football team, things are just beginning to ramp up for Izzo and the basketball team, starting with recruiting and individaul workouts. More

Big Ten Insider: League barely better than the MAC these days

Ohio State's Nick Vannett makes a grab in the Buckeyes' 66-0 victory over MAC foe Kent State on Saturday. Jamie Sabau / Getty Images

There was a time, not that long ago, when people actually debated if the Big Ten was as good of a football conference as the SEC. Now, it barely holds an edge over the Mid-American Conference. More

Idle Michigan State moves up two spots to No. 11 in Top 25

Jeremy Langford, right, and Michigan State are No. 11 in this week's Associated Press Top 25 poll. Dale G. Young / Detroit News

Michigan State (2-1), which was off this week after last week's loss at Oregon, is No. 11 in this week's poll, taking advantage of losses by Georgia and USC, which sent them tumbling in the poll. More

Notre Dame still has plenty to improve on after Purdue hangs tough

Members of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrate during the game against Purdue in Indianapolis on Sunday. Michael Hickey / Getty Images

The high-powered offense isn't operating exactly in sync. The stout defense that shut out Michigan is struggling with injuries. The injury rash is continuing and the little things are starting to pile up. More

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