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John Engler has been interim president of Michigan State University for just two full days...but his appointment is already generating animosity.  On Tuesday, a student march on the Hannah administration building culminated with the delivery of a letter calling for Engler’s resignation.

 


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On Feb. 5, former Michigan Governor John Engler officially takes over as the interim president of Michigan State University.  In  accepting the post, Engler vowed to “treat every survivor and every student as I would my own daughter.”

That pledge is on the mind of every parent with a child now attending MSU...and everyone who will send their own daughters – and sons – to campus as an incoming freshman.

 


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Tonight's "Current Sports with Al Martin" 2 Minute Drill brings you postgame coverage from tonight's Michigan State men's basketball win over Penn State. It took a 52 point, comeback effort in the second half to get the dub. However, all of the attention was, yet again, focused on Spartans head coach Tom Izzo and his response to the ESPN "E:60" report, which calls into question the program's integrity.

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Michigan State University has a new interim president. On Wednesday, the MSU Board of Trustees named  John Engler to that post.  Engler is a former Republican governor of Michigan who served from 1991 to 2003. 


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The Larry Nassar scandal has resulted in a slew of investigations. So many, that it’s hard to keep up with them all. The Michigan Attorney General’s Office, the NCAA, and the US Board of Education are all looking into MSU’s handling of Nassar, plus members of Congress like Senator Gary Peters and Representative Mike Bishop have called for investigations into the US Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics.

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The sports doctor accused of sexually assaulting more than 150 women and girls will be confronted again this week by scores of victims.

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The "Current Sports with Al Martin" 2 Minute Drill reports from Friday night's Michigan State men's basketball win over Wisconsin. The game was secondary to the trying week that it has been for the university in wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. The week was made even more challenging when an ESPN report was released, highlighting a perceived lack of accountability when it comes to sexual abuse within the Spartans men's basketball team and football program. 

 Head coaches Tom Izzo and Mark Dantonio both addressed the media in what was an emotional and tense room. 

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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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Current Sports tackles the comments made by Michigan State Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Joel Ferguson, in regards to the Board supporting President Lou Anna K. Simon in wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.

Current Sports | January 19, 2018

Jan 19, 2018
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Jordyn Wieber; Aly Raisman; Lou Anna K. Simon; Larry Nassar; Michigan State Gymnastics; USA Gymnastics

Nassar Sentencing Begins In Ingham County Tuesday

Jan 15, 2018
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Ingham County sentencing proceedings begin tomorrow on sexual abuse charges for former MSU Doctor Larry Nassar. In November, Nassar pleaded guilty to seven counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct in Ingham County.

All 125 victims who reported sexual abuse by Nassar will be given a chance to speak during this week’s proceedings, which are scheduled through Friday.

In December, Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in prison on federal child pornography charges.

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A former NFL player and current Michigan State University trustee has been charged with misdemeanor assault and battery.

A University of Oklahoma gymnast and former Olympic hopeful says she is among more than 100 women and girls who say they are victims of sexual abuse by a now-imprisoned Michigan sports doctor.

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Michigan State Football; Spartans; Washington State; Cougars; Seth Newman; Spartan Sports Network; College Football; Mike Leach; Mark Dantonio; Jim Caldwell; Detroit Lions

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The Michigan State football team spent Christmas Day at the San Diego Zoo as part of activities leading up to the 40th annual San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl on Thursday night. 

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