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Niyo: Loss to Spartans might put stake in Hoke's reign — East Lansing - This is how you get dismissed. As a team, and as a coach. You do it by getting beat by a rival, and then finding something to celebrate in a loss. You do it by staking claim to someone else's territory and then getting buried there on their terms. You do it by biting your tongue, and then finishing with a whimper.

Devin Gardner ends career without win vs. MSU — East Lansing - It was another difficult, multiple-turnover outing for Michigan fifth-year senior quarterback Devin Gardner, whose career as a starter will end without a win over rival Michigan State. Gardner had two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, and an interception and fumble both deep in Michigan State territory in Michigan's 35-11 loss on Saturday at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing.

WHO: 10,000 contracted Ebola in West Africa — Johannesburg - More than 10,000 people in West Africa are believed to have contracted Ebola in the biggest outbreak of the deadly disease, and nearly 5,000 have died, according to the latest World Health Organization report, amid concerns about a potential spread of the disease in Mali.

Muslim group blasts Agema’s ‘camel jockeys’ comment — A Muslim advocacy group is calling on the governor to condemn a controversial Michigan Republican National Committee member'srecent online comments interpreted as referring to people of Middle East ancestry as "camel jockeys."
Oct 25, 2014

Muslim group blasts @DaveAgema’s "camel jockeys" comment on Facebook; Agema decries "political correctness run amok"

Michigan Wolverines Michigan State Spartans Big Ten Football updates — It's Michigan-Michigan State. Need we say more? Michigan State is No. 8 and at the top of the Big Ten's East Division. The Spartans have won five of the last six against in-state rival Michigan, which arrives at Spartan Stadium 3-4 overall, 1-2 Big Ten.

Drew Stanton still appreciates rivalry — It's been nearly eight years since Drew Stanton played for Michigan State, but that hasn't changed the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry for him. Stanton, who plays quarterback in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals, said he still feels connected to the game that always has been important to the Spartans, and he continues to live vicariously through his alma mater.

UM vs. MSU preview: Gardner will have to run for it — Matt Charboneau and Angelique S. Chengelis of The Detroit News break down Saturday's Michigan State (6-1)-Michigan (3-4) game at Spartan Stadium (3:30 p.m. ABC/WWJ, WJR). Michigan run offense vs. Michigan State run defense Michigan State has had one of the best rushing defenses in the nation the last three seasons, and this year has been no different.

Niyo: MSU reshapes rivalry with UM — East Lansing -- Do they have it in them? That, in so many words, is the question everyone's asking the Wolverines this week. And today they'll be asked again in rather hostile fashion in East Lansing, where the Spartans have already answered in the affirmative for themselves, prompted by their head coach.

Michigan-Michigan State rivalry shifted after 2007 game — East Lansing - A week ago, Michigan State's players and coaches were asked if there was fear of a letdown heading into its matchup against Indiana. Perhaps that question should have been posed this week - Michigan-Michigan State week.