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ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 25: Jesse Johnson #26 of the Michigan State Spartans holds up the Paul Bunyan trophy between David Williams #19 and Brandon Denson #34 after beating the Michigan Wolverines 35-21 on October 25, 2008 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan Vs. Michigan State Hype Video

If you have lived in Michigan your entire life – you understand the Michigan and Michigan State rivalry.

97.1 The Ticket–17 hours ago

EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 27: Running back Jeremy Langford #33 of the Michigan State Spartans is congratulated by quarterback Connor Cook #18 and linebacker Donavon Clark #76 after scoring against the Wyoming Cowboys during the third quarter at Spartan Stadium on September 27, 2014, in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State defeated Wyoming 56-14. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

MSU Receives $10 Million Gift For Spartan Athletics

Alumni Bob and Julie Skandalaris are providing a $10 million facilities gift that enhances the Spartan football, golf and basketball programs, while providing momentum for MSU’s universitywide capital campaign.

97.1 The Ticket–24 hours ago

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19:  Glover Quin #27 of the Detroit Lions celebrates with his teammates after the interception off Dree Brees (not in photo) during the game at Ford Field on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Saints 24-23. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Overseas Matchup With Falcons Up Next For Lions

The Lions will have some time to bond overseas before facing the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at Wembley Stadium.

97.1 The Ticket–10/20/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 02: Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines looks to pass against the Michigan State Spartans during the second quarter at Spartan Stadium on November 2, 2013 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan Faces Huge Task As Spartans Game Arrives

If all goes well, the Wolverines could walk out of Spartan Stadium having ruined Michigan State’s national-title hopes, but they insist that’s not their focus.

97.1 The Ticket–10/20/2014

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5 Devastating Week 7 Losses

With many teams making big statements like the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts many teams failed to get an important that could come back to haunt them in the weeks to come. Here are five teams that suffered devastating losses in Week 7.

10/19/2014

BLOOMINGTON, IN - OCTOBER 18: Macgarrett Kings Jr. #85 of the Michigan State Spartans catches a pass as Tim Bennett #24 and Forisse Hardin #4 of the Indiana Hoosiers defend at Memorial Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

No. 8 Spartans Roll Past Hoosiers, 56-17

The Spartans (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) have won five straight overall, 13 consecutive games over conference foes and tied the school record with an eighth straight road win in league play.

97.1 The Ticket–10/18/2014

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Slippery Rock Falls In Spotlight Game At The Big House, 45-23, To Mercyhurst

The announcement of Slippery Rock scores at the Big House during Michigan games started in 1959 as an attempt at humor, but has become one of the school’s enduring traditions.

97.1 The Ticket–10/18/2014

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots celebrates after a reception against the Buffalo Bills during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 12, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Tom Brady, Chris Johnson And Rob Gronkowski

While the Jets have fallen badly, the Patriots have picked it up with two stellar offensive showings in the last two weeks. Tom Brady has found his rhythm, while tight end Rob Gronkowski is growing more dangerous each week. Here’s a look at the key players on each side and which players belong in your fantasy line-up.

10/16/2014

Calvin Johnson #81 and teammate C.J. Mosley #99 of the Detroit Lions walk off the field after losing to the Carolina Panthers 24-7 during the game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Report: Lions Could Be Without Calvin Johnson Until Week 10

According to a report from ESPN, Lions coach Jim Caldwell may be prepared to bench star wide receiver Calvin Johnson until Week 10, meaning he would miss games against New Orleans and Atlanta.

97.1 The Ticket–10/13/2014

Ezekiel Ansah #94 and DeAndre Levy #54 of the Detroit Lions sack Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter of the game on October 12, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Lions’ Defense Masking Team’s Flaws Elsewhere

This isn’t the blueprint Detroit fans necessarily expected when Jim Caldwell was hired, but it has enabled the Lions to succeed even without Calvin Johnson.

97.1 The Ticket–10/13/2014

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