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

Stake & Stakes: Michigan Tries To Hold It Together

Michigan (3-5, 1-3 Big Ten) enters the stretch on Saturday with a homecoming game against Indiana and needing to win three of four to become bowl-eligible.

97.1 The Ticket–10/27/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25: Mike Sadler #3 and Lawrence Thomas #8 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates a win over the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium on October 25 , 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 35-11. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan State Not Easing Up On Michigan

The Wolverines did score a touchdown this time — the first time they’d managed that against the Spartans since 2011 — but it came late in the fourth quarter.

97.1 The Ticket–10/26/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25: Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantinio and Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke shake hands after the game at Spartan Stadium on October 25 , 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverine 35-11. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hoke Apologizes For Stake Planted In Spartan Field During Pre-Game [VIDEO]

It didn’t take long for Michigan coach Brady Hoke to issue an apology, taking full responsibility for the action because the stake was used during practice as a motivational tool.

97.1 The Ticket–10/26/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25: Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines reacts after turning the ball over in the third quarter of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on October 25 , 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 35-11. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan Mess: Wolverines Mauled Again By Spartans

It used to be news when Michigan State beat Michigan, when little brother rose up and knocked the mighty Wolverines down a peg. Now it’s routine and the Paul Bunyan Trophy has taken up almost permanent residence in East Lansing.

97.1 The Ticket–10/25/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25: RJ Williamson #26 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates after intercepting a pass from Devin Gardner (not in photo) of the Michigan Wolverines  and running 29 yards for the touchdown during the third quarter of the game at Spartan Stadium on October 25 , 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Spartans Handle Michigan Again, 35-11

The Spartans have won six of their past seven games against the Wolverines, only the second time Michigan State has accomplished that in a series that dates to 1898.

97.1 The Ticket–10/25/2014

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 30: Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Wainstein of the National Security Division at U.S. Justice Department testifies during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee October 31, 2007 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was focused on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, aka FISA, which set up a secret court of review to oversee classified surveillance. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

8 Fast Facts About The UNC Academic Fraud Scandal

According to an official report by former U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein released Wednesday, there was more academic fraud than previously reported by the NCAA or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

10/23/2014

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

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

(Photo: Slippery Rock Athletics/www.rockathletics.com)

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

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Travis Trice #20 and Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrate after a basket in the second half against the Virginia Cavaliers during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Izzo Says Spartans Have Better Leadership This Season

“It’s a team with the same kind of passion we had last year, the same kind of camaraderie, but a little better leadership,” Tom Izzo said.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2014

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