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Connor Cook (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) and Devin Gardner (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Dennis Fithian’s MSU And U-M Weekend Predictions

See who Dennis Fithian picked to win the weekend’s two biggest matchups — Michigan State vs. Oregon and Michigan vs. Notre Dame.

97.1 The Ticket–09/05/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 07: Quarterback Connor Cook #18 of the Michigan State Spartans looks to pass against the defense of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Big Ten Conference Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 7, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Dantonio Says Michigan State Will Not Be Intimidated Going To No. 3 Oregon

“If you look at our football program right now from when we’ve come in 2007, it was trying to get to these moments,” Dantonio said.

CBS Detroit–09/02/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - AUGUST 29:  Wide receiver Aaron Burbridge #16 of the Michigan State Spartans hurdles safety Folo Johnson #4 of the Jacksonville State Gamecocks on a 15-yard run during the first quarter at Spartan Stadium on August 29, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Cook Shines As Spartans Trounce Jacksonville State, 45-7, In Opener

Cook completed his first nine passes in a nearly flawless performance, but for a brief moment there was concern that the talented junior had hurt himself.

97.1 The Ticket–08/29/2014

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Defensive end Denzel Drone #42 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates stopping the Stanford Cardinal on fourth down to take possesion in the final moments of their 24-20 win in 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Michigan State Hosts Upset-Minded Jacksonville State In Opener

The eighth-ranked Spartans open the season Friday night against Jacksonville State of the Ohio Valley Conference, but the Gamecocks are hardly pushovers.

97.1 The Ticket–08/28/2014

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

College Football Playoff Era Begins

Who do you have winning it all? Get to know the new College Football Playoff, and some of the other big games around the country this season.

97.1 The Ticket–08/28/2014

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio looks on against the Stanford Cardinal during the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Mark Dantonio Gives Update On Depth Chart As Spartans Close Camp

The coach also announced the team captains Thursday.

CBS Detroit–08/21/2014

Michigan v Michigan State

U-M, MSU Both In Top 25 Of ESPN’s ‘Football Power Index’ Ratings

Going into the season, this might not be where you would think the Wolverines and Spartans should be ranked.

97.1 The Ticket–08/16/2014

Michigan v Michigan State

MSU And U-M Ranked In Season-Opening ESPN B1G Poll

The rankings might surprise you, especially if you thought that the defending conference champion and Rose Bowl-winning Spartans were the best team in the Big Ten.

97.1 The Ticket–08/11/2014

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans answers questions after defeating the Stanford Cardinal 24-20 in the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Spartans Working To Manage Increased Expectations

Last season’s Big Ten title and Rose Bowl victory was the culmination of Michigan State’s steady improvement in Dantonio’s seven seasons at the helm.

97.1 The Ticket–08/04/2014

STATE COLLEGE, PA - DECEMBER 31:  John Johnson #1 of the Penn State Nittany Lions battles for a loose ball against Travis Trice #20 and Kenny Kaminski #30 of the Michigan State Spartans at the Bryce Jordan Center on December 31, 2013 in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Spartan Forward Kenny Kaminski Announces His Plans To Transfer On Twitter

The redshirt sophomore averaged 4.9 points and 1.5 rebounds last season, while shooting 49.4 percent from the 3-point line.

97.1 The Ticket–08/02/2014

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