John Engler

Olympic gymnast criticizes Michigan State interim president

Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber is criticizing Michigan State University's interim president, saying he needs to work with the girls and women abused …

Jordyn Wieber

Michigan State still doesn’t care about victims of sexual assault

What. A. Mess.<p>At the end of January, Lou Anna K. Simon resigned from her position as the president of Michigan State University amidst the fallout …

Liberal View

Michigan State mailbag: Twilight for Izzo? Will Miles Bridges or Jaren Jackson stay?

There is no offseason for the Michigan State mailbag.<p>MSU football's pro day is Friday and the spring game is a little over two weeks away, but it …

College Sports

Engler takes quick action to address campus community concerns about sexual assault programs

Shortly after the release of a preliminary report evaluating the effectiveness of Title IX-related education and prevention programs, and based on …

Title IX

Sports Politics Intersect: Minor leaguers dealt major blow

Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images<p><i>"While the other team's hitting, you take an hour and you get a sandwich that (the club) pays for and you</i> …


Longstanding cross on state land should be removed, Michigan civil rights group says

GRASS LAKE TWP., MI - A large white cross sitting atop Jackson County's second highest elevation for nearly 70 years should be removed because it's …

Rights & Freedoms

Tarana Burke, creator of #MeToo, to speak at MSU in April

Activist Tarana Burke, who created the #MeToo movement in 2006 to bring awareness and empathy to sexual abuse and assault survivors, is coming in …

Tarana Burke

Jordyn Wieber: Engler ‘lobbied against’ Nassar victims

Former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said Michigan State University interim President John Engler “personally lobbied against” Larry Nassar’s victims …

Jordyn Wieber

MSU student honored as 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

Jessica Gonzalez, a James Madison College senior majoring in social relations and policy, was one of only 268 students from across the nation …


Report: MSU students unaware of help in sexual assault

A report says there’s confusion among students and staff about sexual assault prevention programs at Michigan State

Michigan State University

Bankole: Drawing a line between mayor, Detroit schools

Mayoral control of schools has not worked well for Detroit, but a busing plan could provide resources


Michigan State Basketball: Tom Izzo delivers strong promise post-Syracuse loss

DETROIT, MI - MARCH 18: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans walks off the court after being defeated by the Syracuse Orange 55-53 in …

College Sports

Can Michigan State Get Its Public-Relations Nightmare Under Control?

As the university’s interim president faces widespread criticism for his defiant comments in recent days, many are wondering if the institution’s …


Michigan State's crisis affected Tom Izzo and his program

Tom Izzo walked into his final news conference before a game this season and saw Michigan State's interim president conducting interviews.<p>The Hall of …

College Sports

Michigan State University Is Botching Its Reputation-Rehab

School officials should be following the post-crisis blueprint from Pennsylvania State. Instead, they’re making things worse.<p>East Lansing, Mich.—The chairman of Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees said he had to get something off his chest.<p>It was the board’s first regularly scheduled …


Larry Nassar's Longtime Boss Reportedly Said In 2016 That He Thought Victims Were Lying

William D. Strampel, the longtime boss of convicted pedophile Larry Nassar and former dean of Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, said in 2016 that he didn’t believe the athletes who accused Nassar of sexual abuse, The Wall Street Journal reports.<p>Strampel supervised Nassar …

Larry Nassar

ESPN pundit: Michigan State should get death penalty, Tom Izzo should leave

There's a lot of angst and outcry over Michigan State basketball after its ouster from the NCAA tournament on Sunday at Little Caesars Arena.<p>And in …


School safety dominates political landscape

<i>With help from Andrew Hanna</i><p><b>SCHOOL VIOLENCE, YOUTH ACTIVISM TO TAKE CENTER STAGE THIS WEEK:</b> The anti-gun march dubbed “March for Our Lives” — expected to draw thousands of students, parents and others to Washington on Saturday — is just five days away. It comes after students walked out of school in …


MSU interim president Engler gets mixed reviews

Students, faculty laud workgroup on abuse, urge culture change


ESPN among 'worst offenders in the nation' regarding sexual misconduct, ex-governor says

A former Republican governor of Michigan took ESPN to task Saturday during a fiery exchange with a reporter for the sports network over recent sexual misconduct allegations involving Michigan State University.<p>Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was set to speak about his team’s win Friday over Bucknell …


Izzo Defiantly Vows To Be Back: “You Ain’t Breaking Me” [VIDEO]

<i>By: Will Burchfield</i> <br>@burchie_kidMichigan State’s 2017-18 season, which was clouded in controversy and came to a stunning end on Sunday in the second …

Tom Izzo

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo plans to return next season despite struggles, controversy

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo isn’t calling it quits.<p>The Spartans, who many saw as a Final Four-caliber team, were knocked out of the NCAA tournament …

Tom Izzo

MSU Interim President John Engler privately worked to stall Senate sexual assault bills

The Senate ended up passing the bills Wednesday.


MSU T&F Grad Assistant Resigns In Protest Of Nassar Case Handling

Michigan State track and field graduate assistant Kassie Powell resigned from her position on Thursday in protest of the university's handling of the …

Track & Field

John Engler: Michigan State will not hire new athletic director until after Final Four

Interim president John Engler said Michigan State University is not close to deciding on a new, permanent athletic director.<p>“Right now, Bill …

College Sports

Michigan State fans gather at The Fillmore for pep rally for NCAA tournament

Fred Fry, a self-proclaimed die-hard Michigan State basketball fan, graduated from the university in 1970 and has prided himself in continuing his …


Engler: MSU students, taxpayers will likely pay for Nassar settlements

The money needed for any settlements in lawsuits filed against Michigan State University by victims of Larry Nassar will likely come from students …


State legislators to grill MSU interim president John Engler today

State senators will grill Michigan State University President John Engler Thursday during a higher education subcommittee meeting. The testimony is …


MSU president: Nassar legislation may lead to higher tuition

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's interim president told state lawmakers Thursday that he wants to reach a financial settlement with victims of imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar by May, but said their passage of sweeping child abuse legislation is interfering with the process …

Penn State

Michigan Senate passes legislation backed by Nassar victims

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate on Wednesday passed bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case, voting to retroactively give the imprisoned sports doctor's victims more time to sue, restrict governments' ability to claim immunity from such lawsuits and require more people to …

Larry Nassar