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Michigan State unable to solve Alabama in season-ending Cotton Bowl loss

Michigan State center Jack Allen reacts in the final minutes of the Cotton Bowl loss to Alabama on Dec. 31 in Arlington, Texas. Alabama won 38-0 to advance to the championship game. (AP Photo | Tony Gutierrez)

By Elizabeth Cotter | @ekcotter18

Sports Capital Journalism Program

ARLINGTON, Texas – They thought they knew the […]

Moment to moment, Michigan State seeks a chance for a championship

Michigan State players celebrate their improbable win on a blocked punt against Michigan on Oct. 17. (Photo courtesy Michigan State Athletics)

By Elizabeth Cotter | @ekcotter18

Sports Capital Journalism Program

DALLAS – The day before the greatest challenge of his coaching career, the College Football Playoff Semifinal against Alabama, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio […]

Center Jack Allen sets tone for Michigan State as leader in trenches

Michigan State center Jack Allen (66) looks to protect quarterback Connor Cook during the Big Ten Championship game on Dec. 5 in Indianapolis. (Photo courtesy Michigan State)

By Elizabeth Cotter | @ekcotter18

Sports Capital Journalism Program

DALLAS – In normal circumstances throughout Michigan State’s remarkable football season, the first player to touch the ball […]

Successful tailback trio powers Michigan State

By Elizabeth Cotter | @ekcotter18

Sports Capital Journalism Program

DALLAS — LJ Scott, Gerald Holmes and Madre London are the three young Michigan State running backs that power the Spartans, competing for touches and starts, but forming a self-described brotherhood that works toward the same goal.

“We’re all brothers,” London said. “We love each other. […]