Big Ten story lines: MSU will be OSU’s toughest test

Things certainly can change in a dramatic way in one year.

In late July 2014, Big Ten officials were prepared to commence their annual media days with many in college football believing the conference was lagging in the battle for national supremacy. It was a feeling accentuated with early losses by its playoff contenders — Ohio State, Michigan State and Wisconsin.

But a year later, Ohio State is the defending national champion, Michigan State is coming off its second straight top-five ranking, and a crop of new coaches has created a buzz. – Read more at

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