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Current Sports host Al Martin talks with newly appointed Michigan State University athletic director Bill Beekman about his hire, which has been met with criticism by some. 

Current Sports | July 27, 2018

Jul 27, 2018
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“I think the state of Spartan Athletics is very, very strong,” new Michigan State University athletic director Bill Beekman tells me on MSU Today. “Our two marquee revenue-producing programs, football and men's basketball, are performing at a very, very high level and a level where they're competing for Big Ten and national championships. I think those two teams can go into every game during the season with the belief that they're going to win. They're very strong programs led by extraordinary individuals of great integrity.


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Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman's contract with the school runs through July 2023 and pays him a base salary of $750,000 a year.

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Michigan State Univeritiy Interim President John Engler announced the appointment of Bill Beekman as MSU's athletic director on Monday morning. Beekman took over for Mark Hollis back in February, after Hollis stepped down in light of the Larry Nassar scandal. Beekman will now oversee MSU's 25 varsity sports teams and will relinquish his position as secretary fo the Board of Trustees. 

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Michigan State University announced on Monday that interim Athletic Director Bill Beekman is now in the role permanently.

Current Sports | January 26, 2018

Jan 26, 2018
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Michigan State University has named its vice president to serve as acting president in the wake of Lou Ann Simon's resignation over the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.

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Alan Haller is the newly named chief of staff for Spartan Athletics.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to work closer with our internal staff, and I’m very excited about connecting with our community and campus partners,” he tells MSU Vice President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees Bill Beekman and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on MSU Today.


Amy Fouty and Her Team Keep Spartan Turf Green

Sep 6, 2017

Amy Fouty is athletic turf manager at MSU.

She says the toughest field to maintain isn’t the one many would expect – Spartan Stadium.

“It’s really the baseball field. That’s probably the most challenging field we have to take care of if you want to maintain a pristine standard,” she tells MSU Vice President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees Bill Beekman and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on MSU Today.


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“I’m really honored to be in this new position. I’m looking forward to being a part of the great community here at MSU and working with our outstanding students,” new Spartan Marching Band Director David Thornton tells MSU Vice President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees Bill Beekman and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on MSU Today.