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Associated Press Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, left, and Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema pose with the Big Ten championship trophy during a news conference Friday in Indianapolis.

Badgers, Spartans ready for rematch

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By Michael Marot

AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS -- When Mark Dantonio took the Michigan State job in 2007, he had a simple plan -- follow Wisconsin.


He wanted a tough, physical offense. He expected the Spartans to win with defense and special teams. He hoped to shed the image of a periodic Big Ten contender and become a regular powerhouse, just like Wisconsin.

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