Spartan athletes provided gifts for 52 children this year. Michigan State student-athletes participated in the 15th annual Teams for Toys on Sunday. Each team adopts a family through the Salvation Army and is provided information including names, ages and gift ideas for the children in each family. After the teams purchased gifts for their assigned families, they all gathered in the Smith Center Auditorium to wrap the presents.
In light of concerns both nationally and internationally, MSU Police are stepping up security efforts for campus events, including a no-bag policy for all events at indoor athletic facilities, effective with Midnight Madness at the Breslin Center on Oct. 20. Those efforts also will include a more visible police presence at high-profile events such as home football games.
Michigan State went to Ann Arbor a double-digit underdog and left not only with a win, but a new outlook from a national perspective on the season. Yes, it’s technically “just one win.” However, for a young team like Michigan State, beating a rival on the road can change almost everything. For Mark Dantonio, it’s further proof that he’s no shrinking violet against the biggest names in the conference.
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The Spartans are tied for 125th in the Football Bowl Subdivision in turnover margin at minus-6. And Mark Dantonio is a coach who preaches active and aggressive hands on defense as much as he demands ball security on offense. “It’s gone unnoticed maybe to you guys, but not to us,” he said Tuesday. “That’s the other part of the formula. So those have to come, as well. We worked hard at creating those.”
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As the sun was setting on the summer of 1980, I packed my limited belongings into my 1972 Olds Cutlass. I was preparing to depart the shores of Lake Huron and the small Village of Lexington that I called home. That first westward drive as a Spartan to East Lansing was one of excitement, fear and anxiousness. I had many questions, there were many unknowns and the personal equity that I built during my time in my high school classrooms, sports, and stage were fading in my rear-view mirror. It was time to start over, take a leap, develop new relationships, respond to higher academic challenges and simply try to fit in. I felt as if my life was a sports season and my record was once again 0-0.
By Monday afternoon there were only three days left in preseason camp at Michigan State, and that alone made for a different feel. A week longer than in the past, camp this season has seen its share of changes — having Sundays off, included — but it’s still a physical and mental drain. Getting through unscathed to the first game week is the goal and with the days winding down, the Spartans can see the finish line.
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The rubrics for rating athletic directors are a bit more complex than they are for coaches. The men who oversee the athletic departments don’t have win-loss records attached to their names. But when Sports Illustrated asked a group of media members and athletic directors to rate the best ADs in the country, Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis graded out well.
Michigan State Athletics Director Mark Hollis has announced four promotions in his administrative staff. Among the changes, Alan Haller adds Chief of Staff duties to his current role as Senior Associate Director of Athletics, and Amy Moeder moves to Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Business and Finance/Chief Financial Officer. Elliott Daniels (Student-Athlete Engagement) and Matt Larson (Communications) have been promoted to Associate Director of Athletics.
The 6-foot, 170-pound wideout who plays high school football in Charlotte already has interest from a handful of schools and both Virginia Tech and Wake Forest have offered him early in his recruiting process. Could a Michigan State offer soon follow?
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According to a study released Thursday by USA Today, Michigan State was one of the top 20 athletic departments in the country in total revenue in 2015-16. MSU ranks No. 16 with a revenue of $123,034,495, which is good for fifth in the Big Ten behind Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Penn State. Michigan State is also No. 13 nationally in total expenses at $121,892,394.
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It was announced today (July 3) by Michigan State University Athletics Director Mark Hollis, that effective, July 5, 2017, Stephen Anthony will join MSU as an associate athletics director.
Michigan State will induct five Spartans into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday, Sept. 28 as part of its annual “Celebrate” weekend, it was announced on June 22. The 2017 Hall of Fame class includes: Bob Apisa (football), Joe Baum (soccer), Bob Cassleman (track & field), Kristin Haynie (basketball) and Dr. Clarence Underwood (administration).
Seven 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 2016-17.
The Spartans can’t look past the season opener against Bowling Green. After a tumultuous offseason, Michigan State will be desperate to start 2017 with a strong performance. At first glance, Bowling Green might seem like the perfect opponent for that. The Falcons went 4-8 last season, a campaign that started with a 77-10 loss at Ohio State. It also featured a 77-3 defeat to Memphis in the first month. There was reason for hope by season’s end, however.
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It’s spring cleaning and moving time for Michigan State’s athletic department. The perfect time for a yard sale. That’s exactly what is happening Saturday at Jenison Field House, where a number of Spartan sports items will be on sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Harrison Halley’s true identity can now be revealed. he 2013 Novi High grad secretly spent the past three years as Michigan State’s official mascot, better known as Sparty. alley, who recently graduated from MSU with a degree in Communications and Music, checked off all the boxes, and more, on his personal bucket list.
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Michigan State’s Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) hosted the 20th annual Spartan Academic Excellence Gala on Monday evening at the Breslin Center. The event recognized the academic success of Spartan student-athletes during the 2016-17 academic year and celebrated the event’s 20th-year anniversary.