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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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Former MSU football player Donnie Corley Jr. attended his arraignment in East Lansing on Wednesday morning. 

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One of three former Michigan State University football players accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a January party was arraigned in East Lansing on Tuesday.  


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Jack McCloskey, the general manager who built the Detroit Pistons' "Bad Boys" championship teams, has died. He was 91.

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The Lansing State Journal held its second annual Lansing State Journal Sports Awards show Wednesday night at the Wharton Center to honor the best of mid-Michigan high school athletics.

Last year, former Michigan State football player Keith Mumphery was expelled and prohibited from campus for sexual misconduct as determined by a university investigation, the Detroit Free Press reported on Wednesday.

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The MSU football program will not renew the contract of Director of College Advancement and Performance Curtis Blackwell when it expires on Wednesday. Blackwell has been suspended with pay since early February amid an investigation of three football players following a reported sexual assault in January.

Michigan Victory Games Celebrates 41 Years

May 19, 2017

School’s out at Michigan State, and classes are complete. But it’s not graduation that’s driving families from near and far to campus.

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The NCAA has allowed injury-plagued Michigan State men's basketball forward Ben Carter to play for the Spartans by granting him a sixth year of eligibility. Carter came to the Spartans last year following an ACL tear in his senior season at UNLV and reinjured his knee in preseason workouts. 

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

When you consider high school sports in the spring, you might imagine the crack of the bat, or the sound of a driver making solid contact with a golf ball. A sound you wouldn't normally associate with high school sports is that of gunshots.


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The first round of the NFL draft was last night. WKAR’s Scott Pohl and Al Martin talked about the choice made by the Detroit Lions. Al in is New York City for a conference of the National Association of Black Journalists.


A fair playing field: how MSU baseball competes against warm-weather teams

Apr 26, 2017
Romero Hardy

EAST LANSING, Mich. – When baseball season kicks off, it is a sign of the warmer weather to come. Baseball is best played on sunny days, and not flooded fields. In recent weeks we have seen some stormy weather here in Michigan. This spring’s rainy weather forced the MSU baseball team to cancel games, and move games to different stadiums to accommodate the weather.

Michigan MMA fighter Brink moving up in UFC world

Apr 26, 2017
Ryse Brink

VANDERBILT, Mich. - Ryse Brink’s mixed martial arts career almost ended before it even began.

East Lansing’s two-sport star leads by example

Apr 26, 2017
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EAST LANSING, Mich.-- Kentre Patterson is quiet, but still has found a way to be a leader. The East Lansing High senior, who stars in track and football, figured out his sophomore year that leadership comes from more than words.

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