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Current Sports | March 7, 2017

Mar 7, 2017
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MSU Men's Basketball; Luke Pohl; Pewamo-Westphalia; NFL Combine; Spartans


Current Sports | March 6, 2017

Mar 6, 2017
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MSU Men's Basketball; Michigan Men's Basketball; Scott Pohl; eGames; East Lansing Girl's Basketball; Rob Smith 


Mark Dantonio at podium
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Michigan State University head football coach Mark Dantonio broke a nearly 4-week silence today, commenting for the first time on sexual assault allegations against three unidentified football players.

In a statement released by the university, he said they are being taken “very seriously.”

Dantonio declined to comment on ongoing investigations into the alleged January incident other than to “respect the process.”

MSU archery coach shares passion for sport

Feb 16, 2017
Jonathan Chun / WKAR

LANSING - From being an aerospace engineer to becoming a nationally recognized archery coach, Glen Bennett has always understood shooting processes. When Bennett arrived at Michigan State in 2009, he just thought it would be interesting to turn one of his favorite hobbies into a new career.

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After 27 years as a Michigan State University gymnastics coach, Kathie Klages has decided to retire. Klages was suspended by the university yesterday in the midst of a sexual assault investigation related to former team doctor Larry Nassar. 

Jimmy Katz

All this week, the MSU College of Music has welcomed an Israeli jazz musician to jam with their students and do a tour around Michigan schools. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley has more with Anat Cohen.


Okemos track star Franklin picks MSU for college

Feb 9, 2017
Lori Franklin

OKEMOS – Sophia Franklin has always been competitive.

She danced for eight years, but in middle school, Franklin decided that she needed more of a challenge. Six years later, and Franklin is one of the top track athletes in the state and Michigan State bound next season.

MSU women's golf does creative recruiting to reach Spanish star

Feb 9, 2017
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EAST LANSING, Mich. — For international athletes, traveling over the Atlantic Ocean might not be worth the quick 48-hour trip the NCAA allows for official visits. This prompted MSU women’s golf head coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll to use a new method of recruitment - Skype.

East Lansing basketball star Aazh Nye finds there’s no place like home

Feb 9, 2017
Grant Essenmacher / WKAR

EAST LANSING, Mich. —Aazh Nye has moved around a lot in her brief high school career. She is just a junior, but she has yet to attend the same high school for two consecutive years. Now, however, she seems to have found a home in East Lansing.

Nye, a guard, began her high school career in East Lansing, but transferred to Alabama for her sophomore year, citing basketball as the main reason for moving. 

New women's tennis coach building team bonds and wins

Feb 9, 2017
MSU Athletics / Michigan State University

EAST LANSING, Mich.- Michigan State women’s tennis head coach Kim Bruno has the Spartans off to an undefeated start to the season, and she looks to build upon this success as the team approaches Big Ten play.

Lou Anna Simon
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Michigan State University president Lou Anna K. Simon will deliver her annual State of the University address later today at the Wharton Center.


MSU Administration Building
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The Michigan State University Board of Trustees elected Republican Brian Breslin as chairman at a brief meeting this morning. Democrat Joel Ferguson, the long-time chairman of the board, will serve as vice chair. The vote was unanimous.

Other committee appointments have not been released.

The Board of Trustees is now evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats.

Current Sports | January 5, 2017

Jan 5, 2017
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Rutgers / MSU men's basketball; Detroit Pistons; Lorenzo White Jr.; Throwback Thursday 


Current Sports | January 4, 2017

Jan 4, 2017

Jim Caldwell to coach Detroit Lions next season; PJ Fleck; Anthony Ianni and MSU men's basketball


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