Michigan State Spartans

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 21:   Travis Trice #20 of the Michigan State Spartans dribbles the ball during the game the against Loyola-Chicago at the Breslin Center on November 21, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

No. 19 Michigan State Tops Loyola Of Chicago, 87-52

After struggling inside in a six-point win at Navy and a 10-point loss to Duke in the Champions Classic, Michigan State was determined to get the ball to its big men early and often.

97.1 The Ticket–11/21/2014

COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 15:  Jeremy Langford #33 of the Michigan State Spartans runs for a touchdown in the fourth quarter during a college football game against the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium on November 15, 2014 in College Park, Maryland.  The Spartans won 37-15.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

No. 12 Michigan State Beats Maryland, 37-15

Jeremy Langford ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns, and Michigan State received a strong performance from its defense in a 37-15 victory Saturday night.

97.1 The Ticket–11/16/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25:  Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio watches the action from the sidelines during the fourth quarter of the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium on October 25, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Spartans 35-11.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan State Can’t Afford A Let Down In Maryland

Last week’s 49-37 defeat essentially dropped the Spartans (7-2, 4-1 Big Ten) out of the college playoff picture, now it’s up to coach Mark Dantonio to make sure one loss doesn’t lead to another.

97.1 The Ticket–11/14/2014

CORONADO, CA - NOVEMBER 11:  In this handout image provided by the U.S. Navy, Michigan State University and the University of North Carolina tip off the inaugural Quicken Loans Carrier Classic basketball game on board the USS Carl Vinson on November 11, 2011 in Coronado, California. The Carrier Classic is a celebration of Veterans Day. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

In Advance Of 75th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor, MSU Hoops Will Play In Hawaii In 2016

Michigan State will play Arizona, and Kansas will play Indiana.

CBS Detroit–11/14/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25:  Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio watches the action from the sidelines during the fourth quarter of the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium on October 25, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Spartans 35-11.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Dantonio: ‘Things Happen Good For You If You Win The Next Game’

Michigan State’s chances to make the playoff appear to be miniscule, but Dantonio says the Spartans still have plenty to play for.

CBS Detroit–11/11/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 8: A group of Ohio State Buckeyes defenders tackle Aaron Burbridge #16 of the Michigan State Spartans in the second half of the game at Spartan Stadium on November 8, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Former Spartan Kyler Elsworth Blasts Michigan State Student Section

Michigan State trailed by one touchdown at halftime, but Ohio State led, 42-24, by the start of the fourth quarter.

CBS Detroit–11/09/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 8: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rushes for a 17-yard touchdown ahead of Trae Waynes #15 of the Michigan State Spartans in the fourth quarter of the game at Spartan Stadium on November 8, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Michigan State’s Playoff Dreams Crumble Vs. Ohio State

With one overwhelming offensive display, the Buckeyes (8-1, 5-0) re-established themselves as the Big Ten’s dominant team under coach Urban Meyer.

97.1 The Ticket–11/09/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 07: Jeremy Langford #33 of the Michigan State Spartans runs against the defense of Joshua Perry #37 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)

Big Ten Preview: All Eyes On Ohio State-Michigan State Matchup

Barring a November collapse, the winner emerges as the likely division winner for a berth in the league championship game in Indianapolis in December.

97.1 The Ticket–11/06/2014

Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) and Michigan Wolverines coach John Beilein (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Kentucky Lands Top Spot In AP College Basketball Poll; Spartans 18th, Wolverines 24th

Kentucky joins UCLA (1966-69, 1971-74), UNLV (1990-91) and North Carolina (2008-09) to be named No. 1 consecutive seasons since the AP preseason poll started in 1961-62.

97.1 The Ticket–10/31/2014

SPOKANE, WA - MARCH 20: Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo talks to Denzel Valentine #45 during their game against the Delaware Fightin Blue Hens in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 20, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Spartans Still A Threat After Losing Harris, Payne

Tom Izzo is still lamenting an opportunity that slipped away last season.

97.1 The Ticket–10/29/2014

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