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Stunned, But the Season Isn't Over

It may not seem like it as Michigan remains dazed and confused after its stunning loss to Michigan State, but a Big Ten championship and New Year's Six bowl still are in play for the Wolverines.

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Lee Corso Makes His Michigan-MSU Pick on GameDay

Nice fake-out, Lee. The other picks: Desmond Howard and Steve Spurrier took Michigan, while Kirk Herbstreit went with Michigan State.

Michigan/Michigan State: Reckoning

It's time for the Wolverines to take back the state.

U-M Football vs. MSU: Keys to Victory

Quarterback play, offensive lines will play a big part in this game.

Hype Videos: Beat State

If you're somehow struggling to get pumped up for Saturday's showdown between No. 12 Michigan and No. 7 Michigan State, these hype videos should do the trick.



Wolverines vs. Spartans Game Preview

Mark Dantonio. Jim Harbaugh. The rivalry is back and it's on.

Staff Roundtable: Michigan-MSU Predictions

Throw out the conventions of sports writing for this one, but read on to see what's on the minds of the Maize n Brew crew and what they predict will happen in this rather important football game.

U-M vs. MSU: Matchups to Watch

Here are some storylines to look for in Saturday's rivalry game.

Harbaugh vs. MSU: One Broken Arm, Two Victories

As Michigan's quarterback, Harbaugh faced our intrastate rival three times, winning the latter two meetings. Take away his broken arm in '84, and there's a decent chance he'd hold a perfect record against MSU as a player heading into Saturday's game.

Behind Enemy Lines: Q&A with The Only Colors

In the most in-depth Q&A that Maize n Brew has had this season, The Only Colors' Austin Smith discusses the Spartans' lackluster start, their injuries, how MSU will attempt to rattle Jake Rudock, and the disrespect that MSU feels yet again.

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S&P+ Projects Michigan to Beat MSU Comfortably

SB Nation's Bill Connelly has released his S&P+ projections for Week 7. S&P+, which is a predictive ratings system that is derived from play-by-play data and adjusts for opponents, projects that Michigan has an 89.1-percent chance to beat Michigan State, with a projected score of 35-14. For context, in the first six weeks, teams with an 80-89 percent chance to win according to S&P+ are 75-15 (83.3 win pct.). I think it'll be a much closer game. But S&P+ also thought Michigan would overpower Northwestern, and look what happened there. We'll learn soon enough.

Thursday Morning Brews (10/15/15)

Waiting for Sparty, and getting back grades.

Michigan Can Steal MSU's Dream Season on Saturday

In the preseason, MSU was No. 5 and expected to be a national title contender, while most presumed Jim Harbaugh needed time to patch up the sinking ship that was Michigan. Now? With a win on Saturday, Michigan can steal MSU's dream season for itself.

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Michigan Opens as a Touchdown Favorite over Michigan State

In the preseason, Michigan was considered a double-digit underdog to Michigan State. However, both teams have been trending in the opposite directions. Now, just six days away from when the two in-state rivals meet, the Wolverines are a seven-point favorite over the Spartans at Vegas Insider. Who could have predicted this?

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ESPN to Televise Michigan-Michigan State on October 17th

Set your DVR for 3:30 p.m. E.T. on ESPN next Saturday. And don't forget to set it for GameDay either.

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Michigan and Michigan State Kickoff Time Set for October 17th

The Wolverines and the Spartans will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET on October 17th, Michigan State has announced. ESPN has the television rights and will announce whether it will be televised on ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2 after this Saturday. Looks like you'll have a few extra hours to calm the nerves with some refreshments at your tailgates that Saturday.

Thursday Morning Brews (10/1/15)

Checking in on Sparty, and bad news out of Bloomington.

2015's Biggest Storylines: Rivalry Redemption

When will Michigan be on equal footing with Ohio State and Michigan State again? And will the Wolverines beat either the Buckeyes or the Spartans in 2015? Anthony Broome and Drew Hallett answer in the ninth edition of our storyline series.

MnB Opponent Q's: Michigan State

How can MSU break into the playoff this year? Is Connor Cook a stealthy Heisman pick? Are they scared of Jim Harbaugh? What exactly does "Regular Michigan" mean? Find out from our brothers in other colors.

Will Michigan State's astronomical rise continue?

Connor Cook and Shilique Calhoun are back in East Lansing. Can Michigan State continue its astronomical rise with the duo starring?

Time to Schedule MSU & OSU as Non-Conference Games

Recent Big Ten expansion has affected how often Michigan will play Michigan State and Ohio State in basketball during the conference season in the future. This is unacceptable, but I have a solution: schedule non-conference games vs. MSU and OSU.

MSU 80, Michigan 67: Swept By State

Michigan had no answers for MSU's offense in an 80-67 loss.

Hoops Thread: Michigan vs. Michigan State

Michigan looks to put an entire game together in order to beat the Spartans.

MnBBall Roundtable: Last Gasp

The Spartans come to Crisler tonight

Preview: Michigan vs. Michigan State

John Beilein's Michigan Wolverines have had a tough go of it of late, dropping three overtime finishes in their last six games. U-M has a chance to avenge one of those losses when 17-8 (8-4) Michigan State visits the Crisler Center tonight.

The Most Important Week of the Season

If you've been disinterested in Michigan hoops in recent weeks, you may want to tune in this week. Michigan State and Ohio State are on deck.

MSU 76, Michigan 66 (OT): Five Takeaways


Michigan falls to MSU in OT: 76-66

Michigan can't overcome the Spartans on the road in extra time.

Hoops Thread: Michigan at Michigan State

Sit down on a winter day and talk basketball with Maize n Brew!

Preview: Michigan at Michigan State

With Derrick Walton's injury status unclear, 13-8 (6-3) Michigan hits the road for the first of two in-state clashes against the rival Michigan State Spartans. Whether Walton goes or not, one thing is clear: a hostile environment awaits.

Film Focus: Michigan at MSU (And Corgis!)

I wonder aloud if I should even write the "Film Focus" column for the rest of the season. Do the X's and O's even matter anymore? Or is the focus solely on the changes that are sure to happen at season's end? Oh, and CORGIS!