Big Ten en Michigan State fans get rowdy after Big Ten title win <p>EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Thousands of Michigan State students have celebrated the football team's Big Ten title with <a href="">large, rowdy bonfires.</a><br /><br />East Lansing police arrested multiple people Saturday night near River and Cedar streets, which is a traditional spot for MSU students to party after major sports victories. No. 10 MSU defeated No. 2 Ohio State 34-24 late Saturday, earning its first Rose Bowl appearance in a quarter-century.<br /> Sun, 08 Dec 2013 15:33:17 +0000 The Associated Press 15597 at Spartans rally early, then rally late, to win the Big 10 title game <p>INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Michigan State shook up the BCS title chase again Saturday night.<br /><br />The No. 10 Spartans regained the lead on Connor Cook's 9-yard touchdown pass to Josiah Price with 11:41 left and upset No. 2 Ohio State 34-24 to take the Big Ten title and put Auburn back in the national title hunt.<br /><br />Ohio State (12-1) had the nation's longest active winning streak end at 24 as coach Urban Meyer suffered his first loss since taking over in Columbus.<br /><br />It was a game that almost defied logic.<br /> Sun, 08 Dec 2013 05:11:18 +0000 The Associated Press 15595 at Spartans rally early, then rally late, to win the Big 10 title game Rutgers makes it official, Big Ten now at 14 <p>Yesterday, the University of Maryland announced that they'll join the Big Ten Conference, and there was speculation that Rutgers would follow suit.</p><p>Today it's official.</p><p>From the AP:</p><blockquote><p>Rutgers is announcing that it will join the Big Ten at an afternoon news conference Tuesday on its campus in Piscataway, N.J.</p><p>Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany will be joined by Rutgers University President Robert Barchi and athletic director Tim Perenetti.</p><p>Rutgers will be leaving the Big East, where it has been competing since 1991. The move follows Maryland's announcement on Monday that it was departing the Atlantic Coast Conference to join the Big Ten in 2014. Rutgers will be the Big Ten's 14th member.</p><p>Rutgers also plans to join its new conference in 2014, though the Big East requires 27 months' notification for departing members. The Scarlet Knights will have to negotiate a deal with the Big East to leave early. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:06:25 +0000 Mark Brush 9996 at Rutgers makes it official, Big Ten now at 14 In this morning's Michigan news headlines. . . <p><strong>Schuette says Blues overhaul not enough to protect seniors</strong></p><p>State Attourney General says the overhaul of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan needs more safeguards in order to protect seniors. The Detroit news <a href="">reports</a>,</p><blockquote><p>Under legislation sought by Gov. Rick Snyder, the Blues could dramatically reduce its $200 million annual subsidy of the Medicare supplemental insurance by 2016, when a rate freeze Schuette negotiated expires.</p><p>After that, the Blues would contribute as little as $15 million annually to a new state-run nonprofit health care foundation for Medigap coverage made available only to Medicare recipients who prove a financial need, Schuette said.</p><p>Blue Cross says 70 percent of the 210,000 seniors receiving Medigap insurance would fail a means test to show a financial need for the subsidy, Michigan Insurance Commissioner Kevin Clinton said.</p></blockquote><p><strong>Benton Harbor considers eliminating police force to cut costs</strong></p><p>"Two weeks after voters in Benton Harbor rejected a millage renewal, the city’s emergency financial manager is laying out a few grim options. Joe Harris told reporters Monday afternoon one option is eliminating the police force. The millage would’ve raised a little more than a million dollars this year alone. That represents twenty-percent of Benton Harbor’s yearly revenue,"<a href=""> Lindsey Smith reports.</a></p><p><strong>University of Maryland added to "Big Ten"</strong></p><p>"The Big Ten athletic conference added the University of Maryland to its roster Monday. Rutgers University is expected to announce its plans to join the conference today. That will bring the total number of schools in the conference to 14, and is likely to mean big increases in revenues for the universities as well as the conference," Chris Zollars reports.</p><p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:59:30 +0000 Emily Fox 9991 at In this morning's Michigan news headlines. . . Stateside: A growing Big Ten <p><a href="">The Big Ten Conference will soon</a> include 14 teams.</p><p>Michigan Radio's John U. Bacon addressed the conference's decision to bring Maryland and Rutgers into its competitive network.</p><p>“On the Michigan chat boards, it is 98% apocalyptic disgust. It should be noted, that is in great contrast to Nebraska joining last year. They are not against expansion, per se,” said Bacon.</p><p>The potential financial gains are of great interest to the conference, said Bacon.</p><p>“The whole reason why they are doing that is the Big Ten Network’s footprint. This can add up to around $200 million dollars. I can think of no other reason why they would do it,” said Bacon.</p><p><em>There are two ways you can podcast "Stateside with Cynthia Canty</em>"</p><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank"><em>Podcast of the entire show</em></a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank"><em>Podcast of each segment</em> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:37:21 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 9983 at Stateside: A growing Big Ten Maryland joins the Big Ten, Rutgers reported to follow <p>The Terrapins are coming to the Big Ten.</p><p><a href=""></a> reported it first:</p><blockquote><p>The University of Maryland's Board of Regents on Monday voted unanimously to accept an invitation to join the Big Ten Conference and leave the Atlantic Coast Conference, sources told ESPN on Monday.</p><p>The board unanimously approved the move to the Big Ten, a regent told ESPN. An afternoon announcement in College Park, Md., is expected.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 16:41:57 +0000 Mark Brush 9978 at Big Ten prefers "status quo", but is looking at expanded college football playoff <p>Big Ten officials are seriously looking at a plan to create a potentially lucrative national college football playoff system. &nbsp;&nbsp;Just how lucrative remains an unanswered question. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 19:23:07 +0000 Steve Carmody 7761 at Big Ten prefers "status quo", but is looking at expanded college football playoff Big Ten & Pac 12 reach deal to expand partnership <p>Michigan State and the University of Michigan will be playing more west coast teams in the future.</p><p>&nbsp; <a href="">A deal </a>announced Wednesday could mean the <a href="">Big Ten</a> will&nbsp;&nbsp;wield more power in the increasingly competitive world of college athletics.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 23:20:14 +0000 Steve Carmody 5578 at Big Ten & Pac 12 reach deal to expand partnership Frenzy of conference realignments threatens things we love about college sports <p>College conferences are going through a major upheaval &ndash; perhaps the biggest in the history of college sports.</p><p>In the past year, we&rsquo;ve seen Nebraska join the Big Ten, Colorado and Utah join the Pac-10, and, this week, Syracuse and Pittsburgh join the Atlantic Coast Conference.&nbsp; DePaul, Marquette and Texas Christian University just joined the Big East.</p><p>Which raises the question: Just how BIG is the East?</p><p>Big enough to swallow half the Midwest and a chunk of Texas.&nbsp;</p><p>A lot of people who don&rsquo;t care much about sports seem to care about this. Fri, 23 Sep 2011 10:30:28 +0000 John U. Bacon 4271 at Frenzy of conference realignments threatens things we love about college sports Commentary: New Big Ten Logo a Big Zero <p>Last spring the<a href=""> Big Ten Conference </a>added Nebraska, giving the league 12 teams.</p><p>So, what do you do -- change the name to the Big 12?&nbsp; No, because that name's already taken by another conference -- which, naturally, now has ten teams.&nbsp; So the Big Ten decided to keep its name -- and change everything else.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>To create a new logo, they could ask some corn-fed rubes like you and your friends, but you would probably do something stupid like draw on the Big Ten's 115-year history and come up with something simple, honest, and authentic.&nbsp; Or you might just pay some art student a hundred bucks to make a new logo, like <a href="">Nike</a> did, and end up with some swoosh-looking thing, which no one remembers. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 21:18:13 +0000 John U. Bacon 624 at Commentary: New Big Ten Logo a Big Zero Big Ten changes its logo <P>The Big Ten is changing up its logo.&nbsp;&nbsp; The conference is adding Nebraska next fall, so a change was needed.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Big Ten will have 12 teams beginning next fall.&nbsp;&nbsp; What do you think of the new logo?</P> <P>The conference also announced the names of its new divisions?&nbsp; Instead of naming them for directions (ie North vs South) or after people (ie Bo vs Woody), the Big Ten will be divided between "Legends" and "Leaders"&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;<STRONG><U>LEGENDS</U></STRONG>: Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern</P> <P><STRONG Mon, 13 Dec 2010 17:57:09 +0000 566 at Big Ten changes its logo Money drives the Big Ten into twelve <p><span class="article-content"><span>The Big Ten conference announced its plan to create two separate divisions in football.&nbsp; The conference started with ten teams, went to eleven with the addition of Penn State in 1990, and will now have twelve teams with the addition of the University of Nebraska.&nbsp; No name change, just some new matchups.&nbsp; </span></span></p> Thu, 02 Sep 2010 15:11:06 +0000 Mark Brush 50 at Money drives the Big Ten into twelve