Sports Illustrated failed to properly identify Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio on the cover of its 2015 College Football Playoff special preview issue this week, referring to him as "Mike" Dantonio. Spartans quarterback Connor Cook graces the cover of the popular national magazine with the phrase "The Case For Michigan State." A smaller headline beneath reads: "How Mike Dantonio Rebuilt The Spartans" as promotion for an article written by Michael Rosenberg. Rosenberg issued an apology through his Twitter account for the magazine's mistake and said Dantonio's name is correct in the story.

The magazine has fixed its online version, and is printing some corrected copies of the magazine, and offered this apology:

"On one of the covers of Sports Illustrated’s special newsstand-only College Football Playoff Preview issue—there are regional editions for each of the four teams—Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was misidentified. The Spartans-themed issues are being reprinted and will be available on newsstands shortly. Sports Illustrated apologizes to Mark Dantonio, Michigan State and its fans for the error."