The United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously against the NCAA in a historic antitrust case, NCAA vs Alston et al, that restricted the association’s powers to deny education-related perks for student-athletes.
“I finally decided I'm just going to retire and I'm going to devote my attention to expanding awareness of Michigan State's leading role in college football integration because it's basically an unknown story,” MSU alumnus Tom Shanahan said. “And not even the university understands the magnitude of what these Duffy Daugherty teams of the 1960s meant to Michigan State and all of college football.”
5 former MSU Olympians campaign for Swimming and Diving's reinstatement at Board of Trustees meeting
The Olympians also spoke about the impact of the decision to cut the program with the Olympics taking place this summer. Green pointed out that the Olympics, especially Swimming, is revered by Americans and can inspire people to reach that level of competition.
For MSU track and field, it had been 657 days since they competed in an outdoor event prior to the 2021 season. The time off did not hinder the team but rather gave them the opportunity to step away from the competition mindset and focus on why they began running in the first place.