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WKAR.org will stream the memorial service for former Michigan State men's basketball coach Jud Heathcote Saturday at 5:00 p.m. EDT in Spokane, Washington. The stream is being provided by KREM-TV, the CBS affiliate in Spokane. 


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Michigan State University graduate, now SportsCenter host on ESPN, Jemele Hill, made national headlines earlier this week when she called President Donald Trump a white supremacist via Twitter. ESPN issued a statement noting that Hill's comments do not represent the company and that they had addressed it with Hill. This morning on Twitter President Trump said ESPN "is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth."


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Brian Lewerke faked a handoff and the middle of the field opened up, so when the Michigan State quarterback took off running, it was clearly going to be a nice gain.

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Tyson Smith was not only cleared to play in Michigan State's season opener Saturday, he scored a touchdown on an interception return in the most heartwarming moment of his team's 35-10 victory over Bowling Green. 

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Michigan State University Athletics announced the passing of basketball coach Jud Heathcote. WKAR reporter Scott Pohl was a public announcer at the games for years. He talked about the coach's toughness, humor and how he personally connected with him. 


Current Sports host Al Martin remembered legendary Michigan State University coach Jud Heathcote, who passed away at the age of 90 on Monday night. 


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Michigan State University Athletics announced the passing of basketball coach Jud Heathcote. He led the Spartans to their first NCAA Championship in 1979.  


Shooting Range
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Michigan is taking part in a nationwide initiative to encourage participation in shooting sports and emphasize firearm safety.

Spartan Stadium North Gate
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The Big Ten Network will triple its prime-time national TV exposure during football season and add more basketball games in the time slot, thanks to new deals with broadcast partners FOX, ABC/ESPN and CBS.

Chicago Yacht Club-Race To Mackinac Facebook Page

Strong winds and waves have caused roughly two dozen boats to bow out of the annual 333-mile sailboat race from Chicago to Mackinac Island, Michigan.  

Dave McCollom photo with pieces of the MSU basketball practice court
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The MSU Surplus Store was the place to be for Spartan basketball fans today. Pieces of the practice court floor removed from the Breslin Center went up for sale this morning.


Former MSU Football Players
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Michigan State University has confirmed that it dismissed three former football players for their violations of the school's Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RSVM) Policy.

Brandon Johns dunking in a game against Holt.
Isaac Constans

Brandon Johns announced today via Twitter his intent to play basketball at the University of Michigan.

Curtis Blackwell photo
Courtesy photo / MSU Athletic Communications

MSU football staffer Curtis Blackwell "interfered" with the sexual assault investigation that has since resulted in the charging of three football players for a January incident, according to police documents acquired by the Lansing State Journal and MLive.

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John Salley was an original Detroit Pistons "Bad Boy." He helped the team to two championships in 1989 and 1990, and on the court, he embodied the team's blue-collar nickname--playing the role of enforcer and laying his body on the line for rebounds, loose balls and defensive plays.

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