Spartan Football

Wide receiver Aaron Burbridge #16 of the Michigan State Spartans rushes up field during the first quarter in front of linebacker Christian Kirksey #20 of the Iowa Hawkeyes on October 5, 2013 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Michigan State Beats Iowa 26-14

Connor Cook threw for a career-high 277 yards and two touchdowns and Michigan State opened Big Ten play with a 26-14 win over Iowa on Saturday.

97.1 The Ticket–10/05/2013

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)

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Primer: Michigan State vs. TCU

After finishing the 2011 season with a 33-30 triple-overtime win over Georgia in the Outback Bowl, Michigan State was considered a serious contender for a Big Ten title in 2012, thanks in large part to a hellacious defense.

97.1 The Ticket–12/29/2012

Capital One Bowl - Alabama v Michigan State

Michigan State Beats Minnesota 26-10 For Bowl Bid

Le’Veon Bell patiently looked for openings before he trampled through Minnesota’s defense and dragged some of the Gophers with him.

97.1 The Ticket–11/25/2012

Spartan quarterback Andrew Maxwell. (Getty Images/Mike Ehrmann)

Spartans Lose Another Close One

Michigan State left the field after its final home game with a familiar feeling.

97.1 The Ticket–11/18/2012

MSU's QB Andrew Maxwell. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Chances Missed: MSU Falls To Northwestern 23-20

Jeff Budzien kicked a 27-yard field goal with 7:30 remaining, and Northwestern was able to hold on to this fourth-quarter lead, beating Michigan State 23-20 on Saturday.

97.1 The Ticket–11/17/2012

Le'Veon Bell #24 of the Michigan State Spartans tries to get around the tackle of Ryan Shazier #10 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during a first quarter run at Spartan Stadium on September 29, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Spartans Fall To Buckeyes 17-16

Braxton Miller threw for 179 yards and ran for 136, and No. 14 Ohio State held off No. 20 Michigan State 17-16 on Saturday, giving Urban Meyer a win in his first Big Ten game as Buckeyes coach.

97.1 The Ticket–09/29/2012

Michigan State Spartans quarterback - Andrew Maxwell. (File photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

MSU 23, EMU 7

Le’Veon Bell rushed for a career-high 253 yards and a touchdown to help stagnant Michigan State avoid a major upset with a 23-7 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

97.1 The Ticket–09/22/2012

MSU scoreboard (file photo)

MSU Trustees Approve Replacing Football Scoreboard

The school says the project will cost $10 million and will be paid for by athletic ticket and sponsor funds.

97.1 The Ticket–01/28/2012

Head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans leads his team onto the field. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Spartans Look To Finish Season Strong

Losing the final game is tough for any team, especially one that’s had the type of success that led 12th-ranked Michigan State and No. 18 Georgia to the Outback Bowl.

97.1 The Ticket–01/01/2012

B.J. Cunningham #3 of the Michigan State Spartans in game vs. Ohio State.  (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Michigan State Alone Atop Division Again

Next up is a trip to Iowa – to face the team that handed the Spartans their only regular-season loss of 2010.

97.1 The Ticket–11/06/2011