3 days ago

Michigan State University will take the interim away from Bill Beekman’s title and make him the permanent athletic director at the school, two sources close to interim president John Engler told the Free Press on Friday.

Source: Detroit Free Press

6 days ago

The Big Ten Conference announced on Tuesday that 1,143 students competing in intercollegiate athletics have earned the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award. The list includes students from all 14 institutions and 38 different sports who have recorded a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

3 weeks ago

Eight Michigan State University student-athletes have been recognized for excellence both on the playing field and in the classroom, earning the school’s highest athletic awards for 2017-18. The awards include the George Alderton Male and Female Athletes of the Year, Big Ten Conference Medals of Honor, Chester Brewer Leadership Award and Dr. James Feurig Achievement and Service Award. A panel of administrators and coaches selected the winners.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

3 weeks ago

Bill Beekman has been serving as Michigan State’s interim athletic director for more than four months. And, don’t expect the university to hire a permanent replacement for the position soon. “I don’t think that’s going to happen anytime soon,” Mosallam said of hiring a new athletic director. “I think you’d want a new president to hire the AD – that’s my position.”

Source: MLive.com

2 months ago

The Big Ten Conference announced the Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2018 spring sports season on Wednesday, May 30. In all, 148 Michigan State student-athletes were honored over the Spartans’ nine spring sports. In addition, MSU led the conference with eight student-athletes posting a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA on the spring Academic All-Big Ten Team.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 months ago

Michigan State’s two NBA draft early entrants have long known that they’re likely to be picked in the top half of the first round.Now they now their most likely landing destinations, too.The 2018 NBA draft lottery, held on Tuesday night in Chicago, set the order for the first 14 picks in next month’s draft.

Source: MLive.com

2 months ago

The Big Ten held its annual spring meetings the past two days at its headquarters outside of Chicago and most of the conference’s 14 universities were represented by their athletic directors. That included Michigan State as interim athletic director Bill Beekman attended two days of meetings.

Source: Detroit News

2 months ago

As the confetti fell at Lucas Oil Stadium after the Spartans won the 2015 Big Ten title game, then-Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis stood a few feet from the trophy stage and stock of his soaring athletic department. “We feel we have the right coaches, we have a great president, we have a fan base and our student athletes have a relationship with our coaches,” the Michigan State athletic director said. “It’s just unbelievable.”

Source: MLive.com

2 months ago

Charlie Pistner scored four goals and the Michigan State defense held Chapman to its lowest goal total of the season as the Spartans won the 2018 MCLA Division I National Championships powered by Under Armour with a 10-8 win over the Panthers.

Source: US Lacrosse Magazine

2 months ago

Audits show Michigan State University’s former athletic director Mark Hollis and former President Lou Anna Simon were repeatedly warned that sports staff members weren’t adequately following the school’s financial procedures.

Source: Detroit News

2 months ago

3 months ago

With the academic year coming to an end for Spartan nation, MSU athletics will continue. Here are this week’s events:

Source: The State News

3 months ago

Michigan State’s Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) hosted the 21st annual Spartan Academic Excellence Gala on Monday evening at the Breslin Center. The event recognized the academic success of Spartan student-athletes during the 2017-18 academic year.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

4 months ago

Five seniors from the 2017 team — offensive lineman Brian Allen, defensive end Demetrius Cooper, linebacker Chris Frey, running back Gerald Holmes and kicker Brett Scanlon — auditioned in front of National Football League scouts and personnel in preparation for the upcoming NFL Draft.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

5 months ago

Tom Izzo issued a statement Friday afternoon denying any wrongdoing. “While we will cooperate with any and all investigations,” Izzo said, “we have no reason to believe that I, any member of our staff or student-athlete did anything in violation of NCAA rules.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

5 months ago

The Spartans had rallied to take the lead in the top of the ninth on a double by Lea Foerster and RBI single by McKenzie Long, but the Hoyas rallied for a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth. A one-out single by Sera Stevens was followed by an RBI triple from Nene Campos, which plated the tying run. Pitcher Kristina Zalewski got the second out of the inning, but an infield error allowed Campos to score from third for the 4-3 win.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

5 months ago

MSU heads to Rosemont, IL to take on the disappointing Wildcats, in what may be their toughest remaining regular season game.

Source: The Final Four Is Not On The Schedule

5 months ago

Former Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis believes an ESPN report questioning how the MSU athletic department handled cases of sexual assault was “inaccurate, incomplete and misleading,” according to an email he sent to athletic department staff.

Source: Detroit News

5 months ago

While Sunday’s win was important to finish the season, the team said the seniors were in a reflective mood postgame. The No. 3 Spartans were led by senior goaltender Hannah Johnson in goal and senior defenseman Shelby Weaver. Those two, along with three other seniors, played in their final home game and participated in a ceremony to honor their careers pre-game.

Source: The State News

5 months ago

MSU interim president John Engler named former acting president Bill Beekman as interim athletic director. “Just as the Board of Trustees had confidence in Bill to keep things moving as acting president, I have confidence that he will provide very capable leadership of the athletic department during this time of transition,” Engler said in the press release.

Source: The State News

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