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Michigan State Hall of Fame and golden glow

Michigan State Hall of Fame and golden glow

Michigan State's 1960s golden era shines brighter these days. The luminescence, like a firefly’s glow, isn't artificial. It's a result of the MSU Hall-of-Fame committee reaching back to honor previously overlooked special athletes. Football is king, but there is more to the...

Apisa tells story of game ball returning home

Apisa tells story of game ball returning home

Michigan State All-American fullback Bob Apisa missed the 1966 Game of the Century with a knee injury, but decades later he tucked the game ball under his arm for one last carry. It was a house fire he escaped rather than Notre Dame’s tacklers. “The first thing I did was grab...

Mark Hollis sweeps up with broom Jud Heathcote handed him

Mark Hollis sweeps up with broom Jud Heathcote handed him

Michigan State’s Mark Hollis heard himself introduced recently in New York as the recipient of the John L. Toner Award from the National Football Foundation for superior administrative skills. His unique ideas were among the reasons listed.Then he answered questions about his...

Homecoming weekend honors national championship teams

Homecoming weekend honors national championship teams

Michigan State's 1965 and 1966 national championship teams broke too much ground to be limited to a ceremony for homecoming against Purdue Saturday at Spartan Stadium.So the school began recognizing the old-timers on Friday. The weekend began when Michigan State president Lou...

Special honors represent best of past and present

Special honors represent best of past and present

Add another layer of green-and-white to the Waldorf Astoria's grand ballroom at the 58th annual National Football Foundation Awards Dinner. And that’s before we know how football head coach Mark Dantonio’s promising ninth season in East Lansing unfolds.The NFF announced...

Montreal GM uses his Michigan State edge

Montreal GM uses his Michigan State edge

Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp enjoyed an edge spotting hidden Michigan State talent simply as an alum, but that is being chipped away with Rose Bowl and Cotton Bowl victories and Top 10 attention. Popp, recruited in the George Perles era out of Mooresville,...

The Unintended Impact of concussions

The Unintended Impact of concussions

CTE joined the NFL alphabet largely through the deaths of football legends Mike Webster, Dave Duerson and Junior Seau and a $765 million lawsuit by former players, but fans still possess only limited awareness of concussions. They can gain much more knowledge about Chronic...

Michigan State and Big Ten top nation at doubling up

Michigan State and Big Ten top nation at doubling up

We’ve always known Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio and basketball coach Tom Izzo work well together, but the 2014-15 school year took Dantonio-Izzo teamwork and the Big Ten to another level. Michigan State’s continued success in both programs...

Michigan State boasts complete hoop package

Michigan State boasts complete hoop package

There may not be a more tightly packaged example of mentor and protégé in college basketball than Jud Heathcote and Tom Izzo.Consider that Bob Knight groomed Mike Krzyzewski as a player at Army and assistant at Indiana, but he became Coach K at Duke. Also, Knight and...