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Buckeyes, Spartans Share Ties

Buckeyes, Spartans Share Ties

When Michigan State takes on Ohio State in the Big Ten title game tonight, former Buckeye assistants Mark Dantonio and Jim Bollman and former OSU player Rob Harley will all be on the Spartans' sideline. Just as Michigan State did in 1998, the Spartans will be attempting to ruin a national championship berth for the Buckeyes, who boast an unblemished 12-0 record.

They come from different states and different divisions, while boasting two contrasting styles of play. But Ohio State and Michigan State, who will compete for a Big Ten title at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis tonight, have plenty in common, as well. Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and offensive coordinator Jim Bollman were both members of the Ohio State coaching staff when the...

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