2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
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22dHarry Lyles

Big Ten rivalries return to traditional spot in '21

The Big Ten Conference released its revised football schedule for the 2021 season, and it will return its traditional rivalry games -- including Ohio State-Michigan -- to the final week of the regular season.

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46dBill Connelly

Why this Alabama team is the best of the playoff era

Where do this year's College Football Playoff teams stand in comparison with the other 24 teams in the CFP era? And which are the 10 best teams to miss the playoff in the past seven years?

Michigan State wins 100th Rose Bowl (2:45)
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62dAdam Rittenberg

QB Lombardi transfers to N. Illinois from MSU

QB Rocky Lombardi, who started six games for Michigan State this season, is transferring to Northern Illinois, he announced Sunday.

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72dAdam Rittenberg

Michigan State-Maryland canceled due to virus

The Michigan State-Maryland game scheduled for Saturday in College Park has been canceled because of COVID-19 issues with Maryland.

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73dAdam Rittenberg

Temple QB Russo transferring to Michigan State

Michigan State is adding quarterback Anthony Russo, a record-setting passer at Temple, as a transfer. Russo will employ the NCAA's COVID-19 waiver that grants an extra year of eligibility to all fall-sport athletes.

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The CFB Pod: Negandhi and Pollack look at the CFBP rankings; Finebaum previews the SEC championship; Adelson previews the ACC championship; Luginbill on National Signing Day

Pollack and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing the latest head-scratching College Football Playoff rankings, no one mentioning Texas A&M, David’s Dude and their conference championship picks. Then, Paul Finebaum hops on to discuss Alabama-Florida, if this is Nick Saban’s best team, the favorite to land the Auburn job and if Hugh Freeze will return to the SEC (29:04). Next, Andrea Adelson stops by to talk about Clemson-Notre Dame, why this game will be very different from the first and the improvement the Irish have shown throughout the season (44:16). Finally Tom Luginbill talks National Signing Day, hitting on the toughest recruiting cycle ever in college football, Maryland and Ole Miss trending upward, Michigan and Texas trending downward, and the role the transfer portal will play this offseason (54:28).

Thorne drops another dime to Nailor for a TD (0:25)
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85dAdam Rittenberg

Ohio State says Michigan State game on for Sat.

Ohio State says it plans to play Saturday's game at Michigan State one week after having to cancel its game against Illinois due to COVID-19 issues within the Buckeyes program.

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With his team's 17-7 win vs Wisconsin Sat., Pat Fitzgerald has his first 5-0 Big Ten start & fifth 5-0 overall start as Northwestern head coach. Going into a game vs. Michigan State, its next opponent, NU has had a 5-0 or better record one previous time (5-0, 1-0) — a 2008 loss. NU will be seeking its third 6-0 Big Ten record (1936 & ‘95 - the latter with Fitzgerald at linebacker) & 5th overall 6-0 start (1930, ‘36, ‘59 & ‘62).

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100dAdam Rittenberg

MSU-Maryland canceled; Locksley tests positive

With COVID-19 concerns at Maryland and coach Mike Locksley testing positive, the Michigan State-Maryland football game has been canceled and will be declared a no contest.

Iowa's defense pours it on with pick-six (0:39)
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Hawkeyes take punt to the house for 54-yard TD (0:39)
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Team Stats

Passing Yards238.954th
Rushing Yards91.4122nd
Points For21.0Tied-122nd
Points Against35.128th