6 days 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

1 week ago

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2 weeks 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 weeks 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.

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4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

2 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.

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2 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

2 months ago

Michigan State reported Monday of 122 student-athletes tested July 20-24, 16 tested positive for COVID-19. Four athletic department staff members also tested positive, according to a statement from the athletic department, in testing that took place at both campus and off-campus locations.

Source: Detroit News

2 months ago

After consecutive rounds of coronavirus testing without a positive diagnosis, Michigan State had three athletes and a staff member test positive for COVID-19 on Monday. It is the largest single batch of positive test results since MSU began weekly testing June 15.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 months ago

Michigan State athletics announced Thursday a temporary salary reduction plan for contract employees making $100,000 or greater. Reductions will be made on a sliding scale and will begin on Sept. 1, 2020, and run for 12 months, ending on Aug. 31, 2021.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

3 months ago

Michigan State ranked 18th in the nation in total athletic department revenue for the 2018-19 school year among Division I schools, according to USA Today’s annual college finances database. MSU’s $140,010,865 in total revenue was sixth among Big Ten schools, behind Ohio State (third), Michigan (fourth), Penn State (sixth), Wisconsin (11th), and Iowa (14th). The Spartans’ $135,655,750 in total expenditures were 19th nationally and also fifth among Big Ten schools behind those others.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 months ago

For the second time in 10 days, Michigan State’s athletic department reported no new cases of coronavirus among athletes who underwent testing. The latest batch of negative results came from 74 tests administered on July 6. The university said some individuals tested were newcomers and freshmen athletes being tested for the second time, which included those from the football, volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball teams. MSU’s hockey team also was scheduled to report that day.

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3 months ago

Michigan State’s athletic department saw no new cases of the coronavirus in 41 tests issued Monday, with one Spartan getting a second positive result.

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3 months ago

Two more Michigan State athletes received positive results for the novel coronavirus after a second round of testing Monday. That makes five Spartan athletes who have tested positive for COVID-19, one of whom has since tested negative. That male was revealed to have had coronavirus at home after his father’s death from COVID-19, MSU director of sports medicine and performance Dr. Jeffrey Kovan said June 4, but the athlete eventually tested negative a few weeks later.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 months ago

Michigan State associate head athletic trainer Dave Carrier will be retiring from the University, effective June 30. Carrier, who is one of the longest-tenured athletic trainers at any one institution in the nation, has served as the Michigan State hockey team athletic trainer for 36 seasons.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

3 months ago

A single Michigan State athlete has tested positive for COVID-19 upon returning to East Lansing this week, MSU announced on Thursday. That student-athlete was the only positive result among the 124 who were tested Monday, MSU said. The athlete who tested positive will be isolated for 10-14 days.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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