Michigan St's Bachie declared ineligible after positive test

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie has been declared ineligible by the Big Ten after testing positive for a banned supplement.

The school said Thursday it will appeal. Bachie made the second team on the AP's list of midseason All-Americans. The senior has 36 tackles and 35 assists this season, along with 3 { sacks.

The Spartans have an open date this week. They host Illinois on Nov. 9.

Coach Mark Dantonio said in a statement that the situation breaks his heart, and that ``no one feels worse than Joe does.''

Bachie says he plans to appeal, and he apologized for putting coaches, teammates and fans through this.