MSU slams Penn State, book spot in Big Ten title game

East Lansing — This was the position Michigan State expected to be in all season and dating back to last winter during off-season training, through spring practice and then preseason camp in August.

Source: MSU slams Penn State, book spot in Big Ten title game

It was out there for the Spartans to take it and they did in fine fashion. They completed the first of their goals set for this season in winning the Big Ten East division to advance to the Big Ten Championship game in Indianapolis next Saturday where they will meet the unbeaten Iowa Hawkeyes.

The second goal was to win the Big Ten Championship to reach the third goal of advancing to claim one of the four slots in the College Football Playoffs to play for the National Championship.

The Spartans continued the momentum from the victory last Saturday over Ohio State by completely dominating Penn State, 55-16 at Spartan Staduim on Senior Day. It was a fitting farewell to 24 seniors who played their final game in East Lansing.

Valentine’s 32 points lead Michigan State past Boise State, 77-67

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Senior guard’s seven three-pointers lifted No. 3 Spartans to another victory in the Wooden Legacy Classic.

Source: Valentine’s 32 points lead Michigan State past Boise State, 77-67

Denzel Valentine is putting everyone on notice that he and the Spartans plan to have special season this year. The senior put on another show in the Wooden Legacy Classic as the Spartans down Boise State in the semi-final game. The Spartans will play in the tournament final game against the winner of the Arizona-Providence game on Sunday.

Not only is Valentine making a bid for an All-American type of year, he is leading a talented supporting cast of teammates who are getting better as well. This looks like the deepest team that Coach Izzo has had in his 21 years at MSU. It’s definitely a team he can do a lot of things with.