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Shamari Benton #26 and Ryan Radcliff #8 of the Central Michigan University Chippewas stand with their trophies after the victory against the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl at Ford Field on December 26, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Chippewas defeated the Hilltoppers 24-21.  (credit: Mark A. Cunningham/Getty Images)

Central Michigan Edges Western Kentucky 24-21 At Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

Central Michigan took a 24-21 win Wednesday night in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.

97.1 The Ticket–12/27/2012

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 08: Xzavier Dickson #47 of the Alabama Crimson Tide forces a fumble by Kawaun Jakes #6 of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers that was recovered for a turnover at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Little Caesars Bowl Preview Capsule 12-26-12

Western Kentucky can win it first bowl game since becoming a top-tier program in college football in 2009.

97.1 The Ticket–12/26/2012

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Western Kentucky To Play Central Michigan In Pizza Bowl

Before the Bobby Petrino era begins at Western Kentucky, there’s a bowl game to play — the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against Central Michigan.

97.1 The Ticket–12/26/2012

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Central Michigan Defeats Pepperdine 80-77

Kyle Randall scored 19 points and Central Michigan beat Pepperdine 80-77 Sunday night, handing them their first loss at home this season.

97.1 The Ticket–12/17/2012

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 29: Head coach Butch Jones of the Cincinnati Bearcats hugs receiver Damon Julia #16 after his team defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies 27-24 at FedExField on September 29, 2012 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Colorado Officials Make Pitch To Former Central Coach Jones

Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn made his pitch to Cincinnati football coach Butch Jones on Monday.

97.1 The Ticket–12/04/2012

IOWA CITY, IA- SEPTEMBER 22: Offensive lineman Cody Pettit #72 and defensive end Caesar Rodriguez #99 of the Central Michigan Chippewas celebrate with fans on September 22, 2012 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. Central Michigan defeated Iowa 32-31. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Western Kentucky, Central Michigan In Pizza Bowl

Western Kentucky is heading to its first bowl since joining college football’s top tier in 2009.

97.1 The Ticket–12/03/2012

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Iowa Defeats Central Michigan 73-61

Fran McCaffery couldn’t afford to take out Mike Gesell.

97.1 The Ticket–11/13/2012

MSU's Mark Dantonio. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Spartans Move Into Top 10 After Easy Win

It was the type of game Michigan State could have easily overlooked — a short road trip to play an undermanned opponent, right in between the two biggest nonconference games of the season.

97.1 The Ticket–09/10/2012

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01: Andrew Maxwell #10 of the Michigan State Spartans passes the ball during the Capitol One Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Florida Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

No. 11 Michigan St Routs Central Michigan 41-7

Andrew Maxwell threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 11 Michigan State cruised to a 41-7 win over Central Michigan on Saturday.

97.1 The Ticket–09/08/2012

Le'Veon Bell carries for MSU. (File Getty Images/Gregory Shamus)

Michigan State at Central Michigan Preview

Following a workhorse performance, Bell and the 11th-ranked Spartans look to keep the production up as they make the short trip to face Central Michigan on Saturday.

97.1 The Ticket–09/08/2012

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