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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. 

Bill Beekman
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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 University; John Engler; Bill Beekman; MSU Athletic Director; Mark Dantonio; Tom Izzo; Suzy Merchant


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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. 

Current Sports | May 9, 2018

May 9, 2018
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NBA on TNT; Michigan State Athletics Internal Auditing; NPR Kevin Blackistone and David Greene Interview

Michigan State University outdoor sign
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Audits show Michigan State University's former athletic director Mark Hollis and former President Lou Anna Simon were repeatedly warned that sports staff members weren't adequately following the school's financial procedures.

Coach Tom Izzo and MSU men's basketball team at the celebration of the new Gilbert Pavilion.
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Miles Bridges scored 24 points and the sixth-ranked Michigan State Spartans beat the Wisconsin Badgers 76-61 on Friday night, less than 12 hours after athletic director Mark Hollis announced his retirement amid the outcry over how the school handled allegations against Larry Nassar.

Current Sports | January 26, 2018

Jan 26, 2018
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Michigan State University; Mark Hollis; Brian Breslin; Brian Mosallam; Lou Anna K. Simon; Lorenzo Santavicca

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Michigan State University athletic director Mark Hollis held a press conference outside of his office on campus to announce his resignation in wake of the Larry Nassar sentencing.

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UPDATED at 11:35a.m.: Michigan State University athletic director Mark Hollis is resigning in wake of Larry Nassar's sentencing.

Larry Nassar photo
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The council at Michigan State University that advises the Athletic Director and President issued a statement saying the university failed the women abused by fired gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. 

Michigan State University

Terrie Taylor, B.A., D.O., is an internationally recognized expert on malaria and other tropical diseases. Six months of the year, Taylor works in Malawi, Africa conducting research and treating patients. She is a driving force in the global initiative to eliminate malaria deaths.


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Detroit Tigers radio play-by-play man Dan Dickerson visits with Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on this segment of MSU Today.


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“Our football team came ready to play throughout the season, but I think the preparation started back in January to reestablish ourselves, our program, and our culture,” Spartans head football coach Mark Dantonio tells Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on MSU Today.


Wharton Center Reveals New Look

Nov 30, 2017
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Mike Brand and Diane Wilcox from Wharton Center join Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on MSU Today. Brand is executive director, and Wilcox is director of marketing and communications.


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