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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MSU President Lou Anna Simon and the university Board of Trustees went into a closed-door meeting. That’s following a growing chorus of calls for Simon to resign or be fired.

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Today was originally scheduled to be the final day of the Larry Nassar sentencing proceedings in Ingham County, but they will be continuing next week. The number of women coming forward to give victim-impact statements has been growing every day since sentencing began Tuesday.

Current Sports | January 19, 2018

Jan 19, 2018
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Jordyn Wieber; Aly Raisman; Lou Anna K. Simon; Larry Nassar; Michigan State Gymnastics; USA Gymnastics

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For the first time, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt has recounted being sexually abused by Larry Nassar, the former doctor being sentenced in an Ingham County courtroom this week.

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Today is the fourth day of former MSU doctor Larry Nassar’s sentencing hearings in Lansing.  

Yesterday’s proceedings began with a delay. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina explained that she had been reviewing a 6 page letter received from Nassar the night before. In it, he writes he is very concerned about his ability to be able to face witnesses, mentally.

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The Associated Students of Michigan State University, MSU’s student government organization, voted unanimously Thursday night to call for the resignation of President Lou Anna Simon, or for the Board of Trustees to remove her.

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Stephen Drew joined today's "Current Sports" and talked with host Al Martin about what it has been like to represent more than 100 survivors of Larry Nassar. 



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 Rachel Fradette is the Editor-in-Chief for The State News, Michigan State University’s student newspaper. Fradette and her editorial team published a piece today calling for the resignation of President Lou Anna K. Simon in light of the Larry Nassar sentencing hearings.



Current Sports | January 18, 2018

Jan 18, 2018
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Larry Nassar; Lou Anna K. Simon; Rachel Fradette; Stephen Drew; USA Gymnastics; Michigan State University

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As we head into another day of sentencing proceedings for former MSU Doctor Larry Nassar in Lansing, some are still asking how a doctor was able to sexually abuse 125 women and girls before being discovered.

One woman who spoke Wednesday said that in the disciplined world of competitive gymnastics, you don’t question those who are involved in your training. Especially a world-renowned doctor who treats famous athletes.

Rachael Denhollander (R) was the first woman to publicly accuse Nassar of sexual assault. She thanks MSU President Simon for attending the sentencing.
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

The Larry Nassar sentencing proceedings continued in Lansing today, and a growing number of victims have been expressing outrage at those they say enabled Nassar’s abuse.

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Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

Tuesday was the first day of sentencing proceedings for former MSU doctor Larry Nassar in Ingham County. In November, Nassar pleaded guilty to seven counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct in Ingham County. During these proceedings, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is allowing Nassar's victims to speak before she passes a sentence.

This story contains descriptions of sexual abuse.


Larry Nassar; USA Gymnastics; Twistars; Outside the Lines; John Geddert; Sexual Abuse; Great Lakes Gymnastics; Michigan State Men's Basketball 

A University of Oklahoma gymnast and former Olympic hopeful says she is among more than 100 women and girls who say they are victims of sexual abuse by a now-imprisoned Michigan sports doctor.

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A state Representative says tax dollars shouldn’t be used for certain settlements by college and universities.