Found October 29, 2013 on College Spun:
Ohio State coaches, players and fans famously refer to Michigan as “That team up North”, refusing to call utter the program’s actual name. Now, it looks like at least one player on another rival of the Wolverines – the Michigan State Spartans – might be starting a similar tradition. Senior cornerback Darqueze Dennard won’t refer to Michigan as “Michigan” this week, instead opting for “The guys down the road”. Per Rachel Lenzi of the Toledo Blade: Dennard on “Michigan”: “That’s a bad word, I’m going to stay away from that. I don’t want to give them acknowledgement … It is what it is.” — Rachel Lenzi (@RLenziBlade) October 29, 2013 Darqueze Dennard has been referring to Michigan as “The guys down the road.” Won’t say Michigan. — Rachel Lenzi (@RLenziBlade) October 29, 2013 No, it isn’t the most original trash talk we’ve ever seen, but yes, we’ll be tuning in this Saturday either way.

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MSU players attempt to bring down Michigan’s Drew Dileo. On November 2nd, the Michigan Wolverines travel to East Lansing to take on the Michigan State Spartans. This game will have more importance than the usual Spartans-Wolverines rivalry, as it will most likely have Big Ten Title implications. Michigan State is 4-0 in the conference (first in Legends Division) and Michigan is...

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Each year the Big Ten honors their most elite student-athletes as a tribute to their many successes both scholastically and athletically. This award was first given in 1915 to one male student-athlete at each of the Big Ten Universities who “attained the greatest proficiency in athletics and scholastic work.” In Part 2 of the series, we took a look at the defensive player recipients...

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Video: Michigan State Opens Exhibition Schedule by Pummeling Grand Valley State

Back in 2007, Grand Valley State pulled off a stunning exhibition win over a top-10 Michigan State team. There would be no repeat on Tuesday night, as the Spartans cruised to a 101-52 victory. Keith Appling’s 17 points and Gary Harris’ 15 led the Spartans, who had 13 different players put points on the board. Arguably the best all-around game came from Denzel Valentine off the...

Michigan St faces top competition as usual

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