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Big Ten punishes Illini, Spartans for postgame fracas

Updated: October 4, 2006, 5:25 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Big Ten fined both Illinois and Michigan State $10,000 each and reprimanded Illini coach Ron Zook and Spartans coach John L. Smith after a postgame Illinois celebration at midfield turned ugly.

After Illinois stunned Michigan State, 23-20 on Saturday, the celebration for the Illini (2-3, 1-1) got a little testy, when they rushed to midfield to plant their school flag in the Spartan Stadium turf. Players from both sides briefly traded pushes and shoves before heading to their respective ...

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