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.
A new book by former Detroit Free Press sportswriter Keith Gave tells the story of how the Detroit Red Wings brought Soviet players to the National Hockey League. Those players helped the team win its first Stanley Cup championship in more than four decades back in 1997.
WKAR's Scott Pohl talks with Keith Gave about 'The Russian Five.'
EXTENDED VERSION: WKAR's Scott Pohl talks with Keith Gave about 'The Russian Five.'
Twenty years ago, the National Hockey League took a multi-week break so that professionals could play in the Olympic Games for the first time ever. This year, though, the league decided to stop giving pros a break so they could play. That decision created opportunities for players who might otherwise never make an Olympic roster.
WKAR's Scott Pohl talks with Jim Slater of Team USA as the Olympics approach.
The Michigan State hockey team finished last in the Big Ten regular season, but the Spartans are hopeful about their chances in the conference tournament in Detroit this week. MSU opens play against Ohio State at Joe Louis Arena on Thursday.
Michigan State University has lost one of its legends. Ron Mason coached Spartan hockey for 23 years and then became the university’s athletic director. We look back on the life and legacy of Ron Mason.
MSU student Andrew Singler was murdered two years ago. On Saturday, he will be remembered at a pick-up hockey game featuring NHL star Jack Johnson. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Justin Spiro about the Andrew Singler Memorial Cup.