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  The Michigan State athletic department will pay tribute to former men's basketball coach Jud Heathcote in multiple ways in the near future and throughout the 2017-18 season. The men's basketball team will wear a patch honoring Heathcote throughout the upcoming year. The final design of the patch will be revealed at a later date.  

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MSU is turning its parking lots into a valuable energy supply. 


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A $1 million gift to the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University will create a virtual-learning platform for students focusing on advanced business analytics.

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Michigan State University confirmed on Wednesday that it is reviewing a request by a white nationalist speaker to appear on campus. No decision has been made. 


Kaleel Gaines Reveals Reason Behind Transfer and Drama-Filled MSU Football Year

Jul 26, 2017
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Former MSU football player Kaleel Gaines opens up about his reason to transfer from Michigan State to play football at Arizona Western Junior College. He also addresses what went wrong last year, including the sexual assault charges of his former teammates. 

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The Spartan Marching Band has a new director. Meet the new guy behind the baton who will lead 300 Spartan musicians: David Thornton during what has turned out to be a very busy summer for a variety of reasons.


July Episodes | MSU in Concert

Jun 27, 2017
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Fridays at 3pm on 90.5 FM WKAR Radio | This July, enjoy a weekly hour of classical concerts from Michigan State University hosted by WKAR's Peter Whorf!

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As the month of Ramadan comes to a close, we talk with local Muslim couple Katy Hollobaugh and Omar Elsherif to learn what this time of year means to them.

 


Renee Hill Remembers Late Son And MSU Football Alumnus, Mylan Hicks

Jun 23, 2017
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Mylan Hicks grew up in Detroit. He went to Renaissance High School, before earning a full ride for football at Michigan State and playing professionally in Calgary. He was quiet, well liked.

His mother, Renee Hill, never expected her son to be gunned down. Not Mylan, not in Canada. Hill spoke with "Current Sports" host Al Martin about the legacy and story of her son. 


Mother Of Former MSU Football Player Mylan Hicks Opens Up About Death Of Her Son

Jun 23, 2017
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Renee Hill opens up about the death of her son, former MSU football player Mylan Hicks, in a Calgary shooting last year. In painstaking detail, she traces how the night went according to police reports and witness testimonies that she heard.

Here's how she remembers it when speaking with "Current Sports" host Al Martin. 


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The MSU Board of Trustees will meet this morning to adopt budget guidelines for the 2017-18 year, including tuition rates.

MSU Releases Mid Year Title IX Report

Jun 15, 2017
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Michigan State University’s Office of Institutional Equity has released its mid-year Title IX report, which focuses on data from the 2016 fall semester.

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Multiple updates came from the Michigan State football team this afternoon as players and coaches addressed the media inside the Skandalaris Football Center. It was the first time that MSU players have been made available since the sexual assault charges of former Spartans Josh King, Donnie Corley, and Demetric Vance.

WKAR “Current Sports” host / reporter Al Martin brings you up to date on what the players had to say in regards to the investigation, including a few personnel moves for the team. 

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The $50 million project is significantly changing and upgrading the arena’s space.

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Due to the MSU football sexual assault investigation involving former players Josh King, Demetric Vance, and Donnie Corley, "The S.W.A.P. Meet with James Moore" decides to tackle the subject. Moore has a special message for the parents of the three young men who were charged this week in court. He also opens up about his own parenting battle concerning his son. It's another emotional, powerful message for all to hear. 


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