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  1. Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio speaks with the media leading up to his team's game against Michigan. EAST LANSING — It was just an understated comment. Not bold enough to be chalkboard material. But it was still revealing, the way Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie chose his words when talking
  2. John Rowe explores college football's burning questions going into Week 8: Has Rutgers expanded its recruiting base? They're trying. The Scarlet Knights recently made a scholarship offer to three-star junior running back Sam Adams II of Eastside Catholic in Sammanish, Wa. He's the son of
  3. There was a time when Kyle Phillips didn't know much about the “Third Saturday in October.” That's not surprising. It's been a lopsided rivalry for much of Phillips' life, and one-sided affairs tend to lose some sizzle. “I really didn't know that much about it until I got here,” said
  4. The Friday Five, Work Week edition As Kirby Smart explained earlier this week, there is no off week for Georgia. This is a work week for the Bulldogs. After the LSU game, a lot of players need to have bounce back games, but these five are the ones who could use a strong week to propel themselves to a
  5. Notre Dame is undefeated, and for the most part, that is good enough. Yet, concern about the No. 4 Irish showed itself in this week's call for mailbag questions through references to other programs, be they Pittsburgh, Alabama or Michigan. Yes, that is the first time in 2018 those three have been
  6. A look at the Michigan vs. Michigan State football rivalry, entering the 2018 meeting. Produced by Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free Press. Jim Harbaugh changed big parts of his program last offseason. Mark Dantonio changed his program last week. Or at least tweaked how his offense attacked.  Neither is a
  7. IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa is back in the Top 25 behind a rejuvenated offense and a resilient defense. The 19th-ranked Hawkeyes (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten) hope to keep things rolling on Saturday in their only home game in a stretch of 42 days when they host Maryland (4-2, 2-1) for just the second time ever. The
  8. If Nebraska needs any extra incentive to pick up its elusive first win Saturday, players who were on the field against Minnesota last year need only remember what happened in that game. The Gophers (3-3, 0-3 Big Ten), who visit Memorial Stadium on Saturday, rushed for 410 yards overall and also scored
  9. A loss at the Big House left Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook and his teammates reassessing their goals. The playoff is now out of reach for the 23rd-ranked Badgers after getting blown out last week at Michigan, though they still control their destiny in the Big Ten West. Win their last six regular-season
  10. Penn State coach James Franklin is all too familiar with this week's daunting scenario. In 2014, a four-game midseason losing streak prevented Penn State from reaching a major bowl game. Now, No. 18 Penn State heads to Indiana, hoping to turn things around again after losing two straight home games