MSU Special Coverage

This section is dedicated to comprehensive coverage of the case against Larry Nassar and the resignation of Michigan State University president Lou Anna K. Simon.

On January 24, 2018, Simon announced she would step down in the wake of a scandal involving Nassar, who worked at MSU as a medical doctor. Earlier in the day, Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for molesting young girls and women under the guise of medical treatment. Many of the victims accused the university of mishandling past complaints about Nassar.

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The NCAA has opened an investigation into how Michigan State University handled the case of sports doctor Larry Nassar, who faces prison time for sexually assaulting Olympic gymnasts and other young female athletes.

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A Michigan sports doctor has been sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually assaulting gymnasts and other young women and girls, capping a remarkable seven-day hearing that brought more than 150 victims or their families to court, including Olympians.

The last witness to speak at the sentencing hearing for a Michigan sports doctor accused of sexually assaulting women and girls is a Kentucky lawyer who stepped forward in 2016 after USA Gymnastics was accused of mishandling complaints.

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We’ve been keeping you up to date on Larry Nassar's Ingham County sentencing hearings since they started last Tuesday, and today is the final day. WKAR’s Katie Cook has more.


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Michigan State University Trustee Joel Ferguson is apologizing for comments he made on a radio show that some said trivialized the suffering of victims of Michigan sports doctor Larry Nassar.

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Current Sports tackles the comments made by Michigan State Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Joel Ferguson, in regards to the Board supporting President Lou Anna K. Simon in wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.

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A former elite gymnast said Tuesday that a sports doctor who treated Olympic athletes overlooked what turned out to be a broken leg while he molested her in the basement of his home, one of the latest victims to testify at a Michigan sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar.

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A senior member of Michigan State University's governing board says President Lou Anna Simon won't resign due to the Larry Nassar scandal.


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A reporter with the Chronicle of Higher Education said people around the country are closely watching the testimony of Larry Nassar's victims and calls for Michigan State University president Lou Anna K. Simon to step down.


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Monday marks day five of former MSU doctor Larry Nassar’s sentencing hearings in Ingham County. WKAR’s Katie Cook has more.

 


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Three key leaders at USA Gymnastics resigned Monday as more women and girls told a judge about being sexually assaulted at the hands of a sports doctor who spent years with Olympic gymnasts and other female athletes.

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The council at Michigan State University that advises the Athletic Director and President issued a statement saying the university failed the women abused by fired gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. 

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On this edition of Current State: Former MSU and USAG doctor Larry Nassar faces his victims in court; The 2018 North American International Auto Show opens to the public; A round-up of this week in Michigan politics, and more.


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Brian Breslin, the chairman of the Michigan State University Board of Trustees, has announced that he will not run for another term on the board this year.

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After Friday night's Michigan State men's basketball win over Indiana, head coach Tom Izzo was asked about the trying week for the university in relation to the Larry Nassar sentencing hearing. Izzo voiced his support of MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon after the Board of Trustees backed Simon at the conclusion of a closed-door meeting. Watch Izzo's comments in full length here. 

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