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2017 Schedule
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Franklin inks deal to make big bucks

James Franklin's extension places him among the five highest-paid coaches in college football, along with Alabama's Nick Saban, Michigan's Jim Harbaugh, Ohio State's Urban Meyer and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher.


Gibson's banner added to Ring of Fame

Former Michigan State wide receiver Kirk Gibson's Ring of Honor banner was recently installed at Spartan Stadium. A 2017 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, Gibson had 112 receptions for 2,347 yards and 24 touchdowns during his college career from 1975-1978. (@chrissolari/Twitter)

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27dAdam Rittenberg

Spartans' Dantonio addresses off-field issues

Michigan State's Mark Dantonio addressed the off-field problems plaguing his team and why he's encouraged by what he sees as his team's accountability in the wake of all those issues.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Dantonio said they have re established themselves as who they are as a program. Getting back to their original mission of winning championships, graduating players and doing things right. Dantonio said sometimes it's about identifying problems and finding solutions.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Dantonio says quarterback Brian Lewerke compares favorably to Kirk Cousins and Connor Cook. Says Lewerke is a quick learner, cool under pressure and has the attributes to be a championship quarterback.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State's Mark Dantonio said 2016 presented some challenges and now they talk about commitment, change, learning from the past.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Urban Meyer was just talking to Mark Dantonio and D.J. Durkin about the Luke Bryan concert he attended a few weeks ago. Asks Dantonio: "He's like the No. 1 rock star, right?" Durkin suggests that "Eric Church is up there, too."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Big Ten media days kick off at 12:15 ET today. Coaches to speak include Urban Meyer, Mark Dantonio, Lovie Smith, Tom Allen, Kirk Ferentz, D.J. Durkin and Paul Chryst.

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28dDan Murphy

Five storylines to watch at Big Ten media days

Ohio State is the big favorite to win the Big Ten (pause for Penn State fans to smack their heads) and that's just one of many topics to be covered.

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Allen named to Outland Trophy watch list

Michigan State C Brian Allen was named to the Outland Trophy watch list. Allen boasts 25 career starts across the O-line in his time in Lansing. The award goes to the nation's best interior lineman.

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41dPhil Steele

Best running back situations: Michigan State

True freshman LJ Scott was a bright spot in the Spartans' disappointing 2016 season. Gerald Holmes is also reliable and Madre London has speed.

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44dPhil Steele

Which college football conference is No. 1 for 2017?

After a (sort of) down year, the SEC is loaded again in 2017. But the ACC and Big Ten are right there. So which league enters 2017 as the deepest in the country?

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