Thursday, May 23, 2024

Steve Highfield

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FOOTBALL

Davis looks for big senior season

At 6-foot-6 and 254 pounds, senior Kellen Davis has the prototypical frame of an NFL tight end. But he has yet to put together a breakout season in his three years at MSU, totaling 28 catches for 276 yards and three touchdowns in 29 career games. That all may change under the new coaching staff, which makes an effort to involve the tight end in the offense and use the run to open up the pass. "I definitely feel like I'm going to be utilized more," said Davis, who caught a touchdown pass for the Green team in Saturday's scrimmage.

NEWS

BREAKING NEWS: Coach McCallie to leave MSU for Duke position

MSU women's basketball head coach Joanne P. McCallie, who signed a new contract with MSU in late March, has left to become the head coach of the Duke women's team, Duke Athletic Director Joe Alleva announced this afternoon. A press conference is scheduled for Friday to formally introduce her. "This has been a dream job of mine for years," McCallie said today in a news release. Rumors of McCallie looking at other coaching jobs heated up toward the end of the season, but they were quieted when she signed the new deal — which would have gone into effect July 1 — that raised her pay to $500,000 annually, with bonuses that could have bumped it up to $643,000 per year. "The university found out late last night — very late last night," MSU spokesman Terry Denbow said, adding that MSU will start the search for McCallie's replacement "immediately." In seven seasons as the Spartans' head coach, McCallie compiled a 149-75 record, including 2005 Associated Press National Coach of the Year honors after leading MSU to a national runner-up finish.