Apologies to those that can't access this behind the paywall, assume it will be pulled out into the internets at some point. Pretty bold for an editor of a magazine (and UM alum) to be throwing fire like this since it puts him out there. I suppose there are not too many Spartys that can read the New Republic. Here is just one part of "The Big Ten Spits on MSU"
"Many considerations went into the proper balance of the conference and its scheduling - the balance of power, the preservation of rivalries, the creation of nationally compelling matchups. One factor that seems to have played no role whatsoever is the role of Michigan State, except in its traditional role as unwanted tagalong to Big Brother. No controversy over whether the Spartans should play this team every year, or whether the balance of power requires them to be split up with some other program. They were just happy to be tugging at Michigan's pants leg."