Michigan State University

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
MSU Athletics / Michigan State University

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
Courtesy / Michigan State University

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
WKAR photo

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
WKAR-MSU

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


Sat. Jan. 14 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm in the WKAR TV Studios | Bring your whole family for a day of fun celebrating the new WKAR PBS Kids 24/7 channel and WKAR's new educational platform: WKAR Family.

The Espresso Book Machine
Jamie Paisley / WKAR-MSU

There is a café located on the first floor of the Michigan State University Library, it serves the usual goods you’d expect. Light snacks and a few beloved liquid forms of caffeine. But one floor above it, there is an Espresso Machine. It doesn’t make coffee, however. It makes books.


MSU freshman’s legacy lives on in hockey arena plan and foundation

Dec 22, 2016
Tara Wasik

NORTHVILLE, Mich.— Before every Detroit Catholic Central hockey game, two best friends, and teammates, went through pre-game rituals together. Mitchel Kiefer and Sheldon Wasik kicked a soccer ball and threw around a Frisbee to make their nerves go away.

The curious case of Michigan State varsity lacrosse

Dec 21, 2016
Zachary Barnes

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- January will mark the 20th anniversary of Michigan State varsity men’s lacrosse program being cut by the athletic department and turned into a club sport.

Ex-Spartan athlete Molly Fletcher blazes trail as sports agent and motivational speaker

Dec 21, 2016
MollyFletcher.com

Molly Fletcher was always a Spartan, starting with being born in East Lansing. She grew up surrounded by the life around Michigan State’s campus, and eventually decided to go to school there and play tennis.

MSU Club Football season finishes strong despite coming short of goal

Dec 13, 2016
Luke Robins

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Only five points kept the Michigan State club football team reaching the playoffs and getting a chance to compete for its ultimate goal: a national championship.

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