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NCAA Football: MSU gives Dantonio raise, news on Big Ten spring games

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The big news in NCAA Football yesterday was Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and his assistants were given a raise yesterday. Dantonio himself will see his salary go for around $1.9 million to $3.64 million, making him the fifth highest paid head coach in the Big Ten (behind Ohio State's Urban Meyer, Iowa's Kirk Ferentz, Michigan's Brady Hoke and Penn State’s James Franklin).

The Spartans finished the 2013 season ranked No. 3 after defeating Stanford in the Rose Bowl. For more on this story, click here. has a nice piece discussing the teams in the Big Ten starting spring activities and takes a deeper look into Ohio State and Michigan. You can check that out here.

Finally, looking at both in-state programs (Michigan and Michigan State) and their 2014 schedule, both schools will have seven home games while playing five away from. MSU will host Michigan this fall (for the second straight season). The Spartans non-conference tilt features Jacksonville State, Eastern Michigan and Wyoming at home in addition to playing at Oregon. The Wolverines travel to Notre Dame in non-conference play while they will host Appalachian State, Miami (OH) and Utah. For the full schedules, please click here.



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