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Keeping MSU baseball strong and healthy is a team effort

Mar 10, 2017
MSU Athletic Communications

EAST LANSING - College athletes need to get in shape, stay in shape and avoid injury over a long season. Sounds easy, but in reality, it is a challenge that is taken on by a team – athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and a nutritionist.

Former MSU hoops star Rasmussen back on the court in a new role

Mar 10, 2017
Zachary Manning

OKEMOS – After spending the last 15 years playing college and professional basketball, former Okemos high school basketball player Kristen Rasmussen is glad to be home coaching her alma mater’s varsity girl’s basketball team. 

MSU baseball’s Boss Jr. closing in on career milestone

Mar 10, 2017
Michigan State Athletic Communications

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State baseball coach Jake Boss Jr. knows he’s in elite company. It’s not easy to become a head coach of a Division I baseball team, and there are few positions at the top.

Demmer Shooting Center, MSU students bring new technology to Paralympic athletes

Mar 10, 2017
Brett Rowland

EAST LANSING - Michael Galella, the general manager of Michigan State’s Demmer Shooting Sports, Education and Training Center, is constantly seeking to expand its programming. One day, he started to wonder how the most elite shooters in the world train and practice.

Current Sports | March 10, 2017

Mar 10, 2017
WKAR

Claressa Shields; MSU Men's Basketball; Michigan Men's Basketball; Connor Clark; Big Ten Tournament; Kirk Cousins; Washington Redskins; Josh Jackson; NFL Free Agency 


More from MSU named in federal Nassar suit

Mar 8, 2017
Michigan State University outdoor sign
Mark Bashore / Host/reporter

Four more defendants with connections to Michigan State University were named Wednesday in the ongoing federal lawsuit against the school and former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar.

The Lansing State Journal reports they include Dr. William Strampel, dean of the university’s School of Osteopathic Medicine, former women’s gymnastics coach Kathy Klages, sports doctor Jeff Kovan and former MSU psychologist Dr. Gary Stollak. 

The amended complaint---filed by Okemos-based law firm Church-Wyble---also named John Geddert of Dimondale’s ‘Twistars’ gymnastics club. 

Current Sports | March 7, 2017

Mar 7, 2017
WKAR

MSU Men's Basketball; Luke Pohl; Pewamo-Westphalia; NFL Combine; Spartans


Current Sports | March 6, 2017

Mar 6, 2017
MSU Athletics

MSU Men's Basketball; Michigan Men's Basketball; Scott Pohl; eGames; East Lansing Girl's Basketball; Rob Smith 


Mark Dantonio at podium
Samuel Mikalonis / Flickr

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.

WKAR - MSU

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
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. 

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