From Thursday's big road tests to the prime time showdown on Monday, a look at this week's action in the Big Ten.
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Spartan makes Kiper's Big Board
See which Michigan State player landed a spot on Mel Kiper's first Big Board of the college football season. Kiper's 2016 Big Board (Insider)
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Very interesting that Connor Cook was not named a captain by his Michigan State teammates.
The Ohio State Buckeyes top our big Ten predictions, led by Ezekiel Elliott, Joey Bosa and J.T. Barrett,
Spartans have bettors seeing green
The experts have picked their best bets for the season, and Michigan State is attractive for several reasons. See how and why they are betting on the Spartans. CFB Betting Guide (Insider)
It's an interesting Week 1 in the Big Ten, so who do our writers think will win this weekend?
While Tigers, Horned Frogs are common picks, selectors are split on Ohio State or Michigan State and USC or Oregon.
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Michigan State QB Connor Cook was disappointed in not being named one of the three team captains.
How to bet on college football this year
ESPN Chalk's Will Harris has Michigan State as the best value pick to win the college football playoff. Ultimate betting guide (Insider)
Zubin Mehenti, Heather Dinich and Ryan McGee discuss the non-announcement announcement by Jim Harbaugh and debate who the country's second best team and conference are.
The 2015 college football season kicks off in a little more than 24 hours, marking the end of summers boundless sunny prognostications and the arrival of autumns cold, hard truths. Of 128 FBS teams, only eight will open the season ranked in the top 10 in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls and listed with odds of 25-1 or better to win the second edition of the playoff, according to Vegas Insider. From the back of the pack to the front, heres why each of the front-runners could ultimately fail.
Cook-ing on high
Michigan State's QB is expected to be one of the nation's best this season, according to Athlon Sports. How does he stack up to other FBS starters?
Michigan State quarterback and Heisman Trophy hopeful Connor Cook said he was disappointed his teammates didn't vote him among the team's three captains this season.
Cook disappointed to not be team captain
Michigan State QB Connor Cook may be the leader of the Spartans' offense and a potential Heisman candidate, but that wasn't enough to earn him a vote as a team captain. Instead, he'll remain on the team's 12-man leadership council.
Michigan State @ Western Michigan Broncos
Waldo Stadium - Fri 9/4