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Big Ten fines MSU $100K, reprimands Mich for tunnel melee

Nov. 28, 2022 20:43 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Big Ten has disciplined Michigan State and Michigan for their roles in stadium tunnel altercations that led to seven Spartans being charged with crimes. The conference announced Monday that it is fining Michigan State $100,000 for its football players...

Huskers pay premium for Rhule to bring back program's glory

Nov. 28, 2022 18:25 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Matt Rhule said he had plenty of options after he got fired by the Carolina Panthers. He could have taken a year off from football or worked in television. Or he could jump back into college coaching. A number of schools reached out to him, he said, but only...

Clifford throws 4 TDs, No. 11 Penn State tops Michigan St

Nov. 26, 2022 21:29 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — This is what Sean Clifford came back for. The atmosphere, the camaraderie and most importantly, the wins. Penn State’s four-year starter, who opted to return for his sixth and final collegiate season, threw four touchdown passes to lead the No. 11...

Seven Michigan St football players charged in tunnel melee

Nov. 23, 2022 18:07 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Seven Michigan State football players have been charged for their actions during the postgame melee in Michigan Stadium's tunnel last month, according to a statement Wednesday from the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office. The most serious charge is against...

No. 11 Penn State looking to wrap season strong against MSU

Nov. 23, 2022 14:23 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — James Franklin has been around long enough to know that it’s simply natural for a team’s collective energy level to fade this late in the season. But after four grueling months, the No. 11 Nittany Lions (9-2, 6–2 Big Ten, No. 11 CFP) seem to have...

Michigan tunnel melee now in hands of prosecutor for review

Nov. 12, 2022 20:05 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The police investigation into the melee in Michigan Stadium's tunnel has been turned over to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office for review. University of Michigan Deputy Police Chief Melissa Overton made the announcement Saturday night, two weeks...

Michigan State holds on for 27-21 victory over Rutgers

Nov. 12, 2022 17:45 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Payton Thorne threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns and Ben Patton hit two fourth-quarter field goals to lift Michigan State to a 27-21 victory Saturday over Rutgers and keep the Spartans' bowl hopes alive. After dropping four straight games, the...

Michigan State halts skid by upending No. 14 Illinois 23-15

Nov. 05, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Payton Thorne didn't mince words about the negative cloud that hovered above Michigan State's football program this week. The Spartans quarterback said in the days leading to Saturday's game at No. 14 Illinois that “we're all we got” and “no one is...

No. 14 Illinois hosts downtrodden Michigan State

Nov. 03, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has been the surprise of the year in the Big Ten after seizing control of the Big Ten West and winning six straight games. The No. 14 Illini (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten) start November against one of the league's shock disappointments when Michigan State (3-5,...

Spartans star Windmon among 4 more suspended in tunnel melee

Nov. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — One of the Big Ten's top defensive players and three other Michigan State football players were suspended Tuesday for their roles in the melee in the Michigan Stadium tunnel. Michigan State athletic director Alan Haller and coach Mel Tucker announced the...