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Before the coronavirus turned the world upside down, the Michigan State football team was scheduled to open up their 2020 season at home against Northwestern. Once the Big Ten released their revised, conference only schedule just days before postponing the season back in August, the Spartans shifted their focus to playing Minnesota on opening night.
Before the Big Ten announced that they were cancelling the 2020 college football season, players were faced with the difficult decision whether to play or sit out and watch their team play from home. Now with the Big Ten season kicking off in just about one month, players are yet again faced with that question.
Michigan State Athletics along with MSU Vote, the Michigan Department of State, and local election officials are hosting a Voter Registration Rally tomorrow night, Sept. 22 in celebration of National Voter Registration Day. The event will be held virtually via Zoom starting at 7:30 p.m. and is open to all MSU students, faculty and staff, and members of the community.
Just three days after the Big Ten announced they will play this fall, the regular season schedule was announced. Each team will play in an eight-game regular season with four home and four road games.
Michigan State athletics announced Friday that, out of 376 student-athletes who were tested, 45 came back positive for COVID-19. The 12% positivity rate is up from the 7% rate that was reported from the week prior. Out of the 24 staff members who were tested, one came back positive.
It has been anything but a normal transition for Mel Tucker ever since he became Michigan State's new head coach back on Feb.12.
Big Ten college football is finally here. For some, it is a great reason to celebrate, but as Michigan State Athletic Director Bill Beekman warned Wednesday, it is also a time to be even more responsible.
The week just keeps getting better for college sports fans. After the Big Ten announced Wednesday that they will be playing college football this fall, the NCAA set Nov. 25 as the starting date for the 2020-21 college basketball season, per Jon Rothstein of College Hoops Today, amoung other reports.
Big Ten football is back.
Well, it finally happened.
After postponing the season Aug. 11 and dealing with a month’s worth of scrutiny, Big Ten presidents and chancellors voted in favor of restarting the college football season, with a targeted return date of Oct. 23-24 according to a release published by the conference on Wednesday.
With Big Ten college football still up in the air, Michigan football fans know one place where they can watch football for sure — the high school field.
Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker secured another commitment for his 2021 class Sunday, when three-star running back Audric Estime chose the green and white over Arizona State, Duke and Iowa, among others.
There are many people who have a hand in making the game day experience at Munn Ice Arena a smooth and enjoyable one. But there might not be someone as counted on as the Zamboni driver.
Last year, men's college basketball fans had their hearts broken when the NCAA March Madness Tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the best sports competitions of the year was done before it even started. The near-month long celebration of college basketball would have to be put off until 2021.
You may not be able to watch the 2020 Michigan State football team take the field this fall, but former Spartans began taking the NFL field earlier this month.
Everyone knows men’s basketball Head Coach Tom Izzo is a great recruiter, but women’s basketball Head Coach Suzy Merchant has landed her fair share of top recruits too. Her case got even better Friday when four-star recruit Damiya Hagemann announced her commitment to Michigan State on Twitter.
Michigan State athletics announced on Tuesday that 12 student-athletes tested positive for the COVID-19 during the Aug. 29 to Sept. 6 testing window. In total, the athletics department tested 168 student-athletes.
Although there is uncertainty about the 2020-2021 men's basketball season being played due to COVID-19, the show must go on. The Michigan State men’s basketball team did that Thursday by announcing the roster for the 2020-2021 season.
Since the Big Ten's postponement of the college football season in August, the conference has become a whirlwind of speculation and differing opinions as to when the season will start back up again.