With Michigan State and Michigan set to square off this weekend, news surfaced that the NCAA was investigating the Wolverines for possible sign stealing. With the allegations being that Michigan sent a coach to view opponents’ games, The Athletic is reporting that the B1G asked Michigan State about the upcoming game and the Spartans thought twice about potentially playing it:
Michigan State was approached by the league as a forewarning ahead of this weekend’s matchup between the rivals in East Lansing. According to a source briefed on those conversations, upon learning of the pending investigation, Michigan State initially warned the Big Ten it might consider not playing Saturday’s game out of concern for health and safety for its players. On Thursday morning, MSU confirmed it will indeed play the game.
This should make Saturday’s showdown between the two in-state rivals only more interesting.