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Setting the Standard: The 1976 Williamston Girls Track Team’s Legacy Still Remains Strong

Oct 3, 2018
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Williamston Athletic Department

The team, in the wake of Title IX, won the first girls state title in school history. They also set records and left a standard that stands unchallenged.

Michigan State Tops Central Michigan 31-20

Sep 29, 2018
WKAR-MSU

Michigan State football kicked off week five of the college football season on Saturday afternoon, welcoming Central Michigan to Spartan Stadium. MSU came into this game ranked No.21, looking to build on a 35-21 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington last week. Meanwhile the Chippewas tried get their season back on track after a 1-3 start.

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Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo spoke at the Breslin Center during the first practice for the Spartans. Izzo is embarking on his 36th year at MSU, 24th as head coach of the program. 

Gene and Maya Washington
Maya Washington

Maya Washington, the daughter of MSU football legend Gene Washington, will bring a special screening of her film Through the Banks of the Red Cedar to Wells Hall on Wednesday.  Gene is one of MSU's greatest football heroes and was recruited by coach Duffy Daugherty out of the deep south in the 1960s. 

Cleveland Browns
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Cleveland Browns; New York Jets; Thursday Night Football; Baker Mayfield; Detroit Lions; New Englad Patriots; Michigan State vs University of Michigan Football; 

Mark Dantonio
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Mark Dantonio, head coach of the Michigan State football team, held his weekly press conference at Spartan Stadium. Dantonio previews the MSU football game at Indiana, which will mark the third straight night game for the 1-1 Spartans. 

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


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

Gene and Maya Washington photo
Courtesy photo

Gene Washington is one of MSU’s greatest football heroes. He was one of the African-American players recruited by coach Duffy Daugherty out of the deep south in the 1960s, integrating college football and winning national championships.

Washington’s daughter, Maya, has made a documentary film about her father, his teammates, and what their history means to modern-day players. It’s called “Through the Banks of the Red Cedar.” It will debut this weekend at the FREEP Film Festival in Detroit.


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.

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