3 days ago

Michigan State’s athletic program had four positive COVID-19 test results among 33 athletes and one of seven staff members infected between Nov. 20 and Wednesday, according to numbers released Friday by the athletic department. The previous week, four of 59 athletes and one of 27 staff members tested positive.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

The NCAA released GSR and federal graduation rate numbers for all Division I schools on Tuesday. MSU’s GSR is 92%, one point higher than last year. Its FGR score — reflecting the number of student-athletes on some kind of athletics aid to enroll and then graduate from the same school within six years — is 76%, three points better than last year’s all-time high.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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2 weeks ago

Michigan State had 15 athletes tested positive for COVID-19 via polymerase chain reaction tests conducted between Nov. 6-11, the athletic department announced Friday. MSU tested 92 athletes during that period. Five staff members were tested in the same range, with two returning positive results, MSU said.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

3 weeks ago

Michigan State athletics reported four positive COVID-19 tests among athletes over the past week, the school announced Friday in a news release. No staff members tested positive. MSU conducted 71 COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests from Oct. 29-Nov. 5, including 60 tests to athletes and 11 tests to staff members.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 month ago

There was just one positive case of COVID-19 among 139 athletes and coaches who took polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests from Oct. 15-Thursday. That case was for an athlete, and MSU does not reveal which sports it gets positive test results from, but the 1 of 123 athletes lowered the positivity rate to 0.8%, while the 16 negative tests among staff members dropped it overall to 0.7%.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 month ago

Secchia was one of Michigan State’s most prominent athletics donors, donating millions to the university’s athletic department and developing close relationships with the team’s most prominent coaches over a span several decades. Spartans coach Tom Izzo said in a statement that Secchia and his wife, Joan, have been “incredible friends to me, Lupe and my family” and credited him with helping Michigan State grow into a national power.

Source: mlive.com

1 month ago

Former Michigan State University Director of Athletics Merritt J. Norvell, Jr. has passed away. Norvell, who was MSU’s first Black Director of Athletics, was appointed to the position in July 1995 and served through the spring of 1999, a time when he oversaw three Hall of Fame head coaches in Tom Izzo, Ron Mason and Nick Saban.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 month ago

As Michigan State’s testing increased this week, the school’s positive cases of coronavirus went down. The Spartans had 3 of 81 athletes (3.7%) who took polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests render positive results between Oct. 7 and Wednesday. That is down from the 6 of 54 (11.1%) who tested positive between Sept. 29-Oct. 6. All of the 12 staff members tested in the latest cycle returned negative results.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 months ago

Michigan State Athletics on Wednesday released results from COVID-19 testing conducted Sept. 22-28. Of the 165 MSU athletes tested during that period, 11 returned positive results, MSU said. Thirteen athletics staff members were tested, and all produced negative results, per MSU. Those who tested positive will be quarantined and have daily check-ins with MSU’s athletic training staff.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

2 months ago

Michigan State had 30 athletes test positive for COVID-19 between Sept. 15-21, the school announced on Tuesday. MSU said it conducted 369 tests on athletes during that period. Two athletics staff members also returned positive results among the 41 tested during the same period, MSU said.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

2 months ago

2 months ago

The school conducted 400 COVID-19 tests from Sept. 7-14 on student-athletes and staff members resulting in a total of 46 positive tests. Of those tests, 376 were administered to student-athletes and 45 came back positive. Twenty-four staff members were tested, with one positive test.

Source: Detroit News

3 months ago

Michigan State Athletics on Tuesday announced its latest round of COVID-19 testing produced 12 positive results among athletes. The figures MSU released Tuesday are from tests conducted Aug. 29 to Sept. 6.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

3 months ago

Michigan State returned two more cases of COVID-19 among its athletes in last week’s testing, the school said Monday in a release. That came out of 176 athletes tested. All 30 staff members tested returned negative results.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 months ago

At a time of unrest and instability and inevitable change in college athletics, I’ve wondered what Mark Hollis is thinking. His voice and creative mind would be valuable in the Big Ten right now and, perhaps, also within the larger landscape of major college sports.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 months ago

As Michigan State’s students are being asked to stay away from campus, its student-athletes will have the option of remaining or arriving on campus as they continue what amounts to offseason workouts.

Source: Detroit News

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3 months ago

Michigan State athletics did not register any positive cases in its latest testing for COVID-19, the university announced Monday. The school tested more than 250 athletes, coaches and staff Aug. 7-14, and all tests came back negative.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 months ago

You know who else cares about college football? College soccer players. Volleyball players, too. Same for tennis, crew, cross country, you name it. For those who play the Big Ten’s other fall sports, last week’s decision to cancel the season hit doubly hard — the pain of losing a season, coupled with the uncertainty about what comes next

Source: Lansing State Journal

4 months ago

Nicole Niemiec was a television mainstay while attending Michigan State University. She spent weekends flying around the country for commercial video shoots, attending weddings, and going to strangers’ funerals. Yet for years, nobody knew her true identity. For three years, Niemiec was Sparty, the Michigan State mascot — and the second-ever woman to don his forest-green armor.

Source: Bustle

4 months ago

Seven Michigan State student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19, out of 127 tested July 30-31, the university’s athletic department said in a statement Monday. Fifty staff members also were tested as well, with all results coming back negative.

Source: Detroit News

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