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Branden Dawson goes down with injury in MSU's win over Eastern Michigan

State News Top Stories - December 18, 2014 - 12:59am

For roughly 25 minutes, the men's basketball team had a fully healthy squad for the first time all season.

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MSU defeats Eastern Michigan 66-46 despite Branden Dawson's injury

State News Top Stories - December 17, 2014 - 11:08pm

After knocking off Big Ten foe Michigan on Dec. 9, upset-minded Eastern Michigan came to Breslin with the hopes of defeating another in-state power conference team.

MSU needed some time to adjust to the Eastern 2-3 zone but eventually found its groove, pulling away for a 66-46 victory.

EMU (8-2) caused early problems for the Spartan offense.

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MSU leads EMU 34-19 at halftime

State News Top Stories - December 17, 2014 - 9:59pm

After a slow start, the men's basketball team eventually solved Eastern Michigan's tricky zone defense, taking a 34-19 lead into halftime.

Senior guard Travis Trice leads MSU with nine points on 3-of-4 shooting from deep with four assists. Junior guard Bryn Forbes and junior center Matt Costello each have six points.

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Multiple reports have cornerback Trae Waynes leaving early for the NFL

State News Top Stories - December 17, 2014 - 8:04pm

It was Trae Waynes who helped Michigan State avoid an historic upset at home back in october against Nebraska when he intercepted Tommy Armstrong’s pass with 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter to come away with a 27-22 victory.

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After a long wait Javon Bess is ready to make debut against Eastern Michigan

State News Top Stories - December 16, 2014 - 11:00pm

It's been a long time coming for Javon Bess, but over a month after undergoing surgery on his right foot, the freshman guard will make his debut on Wednesday against Oakland.

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MSU defeats Oakland 87-61

State News Top Stories - December 14, 2014 - 10:05pm

With the game well in hand early in the second half, the biggest story of the night became whether or not senior forward Branden Dawson would score his 1000th career point at MSU.

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MSU leads Oakland at halftime of in-state battle.

State News Top Stories - December 14, 2014 - 8:50pm

At halftime, MSU leads Oakland, 44-31.

Senior guard Travis Trice started things off for the Spartans with a three from the corner on an inbounds play.

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Tensions mount as students protest speaker George Will during commencement

State News Top Stories - December 13, 2014 - 10:47am

As a response to the decision, about 50 students, faculty members and members of the community came together outside of the Jack Breslin Student Events Center on Saturday morning to protest before commencement began.

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Students protest controversial commencement speaker George Will Wednesday afternoon

State News Top Stories - December 10, 2014 - 8:01pm

"Un-invite Will!”

“It’s on you MSU!”

“Rape is not a privilege!”

Those were just a few of the chants recited by the 30 or so protesters during the a march protesting MSU commencement speaker George Will on Wednesday afternoon.

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Students continue "die-in" protests at Main Library

State News Top Stories - December 7, 2014 - 8:26pm

"Die-in" protests against police brutality and racism seem to be continuing into finals week, with the latest demonstration in the MSU Main Library.

Protesters are trying to raise awareness on campus of what they feel has been displays of injustice across the country pertaining to the death of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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MSU a surprise pick for Cotton Bowl

State News Top Stories - December 7, 2014 - 3:48pm

After it appeared to be a virtual lock that No. 8 MSU (10-2 overall) was heading to South Beach for New Year’s Day, the selection committee threw a curveball as now the Spartans can set their sights on the lone star state this holiday season.

MSU will take on No.

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Students protest for Michael Brown, Eric Garner by lying down on Grand River Avenue

State News Top Stories - December 6, 2014 - 3:51pm

Stopping traffic more than four times, swarms of students protested for one purpose – to “shut shit down.”

As many as 250 students protested with signs and unified chants on Grand River Avenue, at the Breslin Center, the Student Union and the Main Library.

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Two commencement speakers have been close to controversy in 2014

State News Top Stories - December 3, 2014 - 6:36pm

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will have found themselves in the middle of the sexual assault issue in 2014. While Sullivan has been a rallying point of the response to the scandal at the University of Virginia, Will has been the target of much furor over his remarks about sexual assault.

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2014 in review

State News Top Stories - December 3, 2014 - 10:07am

In the span of a year, MSU was recognized for an elite football team, President Obama paid a visit and many student groups came together against issues like police brutality and sexual assault.

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Does the MSU alerts system achieve its goal?

State News Top Stories - December 1, 2014 - 6:14pm

One bomb threat. More than 70,000 MSU alerts sent out.

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'Pack running'

State News Top Stories - November 29, 2014 - 3:07pm

For the MSU women’s cross country team, it wasn’t just one runner who brought home the Division I NCAA championship.

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'Pack mentality' leads to national championship for women's cross country

State News Top Stories - November 29, 2014 - 3:07pm

For the MSU women’s cross country team, it wasn’t just one runner who brought home the Division I NCAA championship. Or even a few.

It was the whole pack.

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MSU football will seek win number 10 on Saturday against Penn State

State News Top Stories - November 28, 2014 - 5:51pm

Four years ago, MSU football traveled to Beaver Stadium looking to achieve something the program hadn’t done in 20 years — win a Big Ten Championship.

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RCPD director refuses to let his disability deter his passion to help

State News Top Stories - November 28, 2014 - 11:39am

Michael Hudson, director of the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities, has chosen not to let his disability keep him from making MSU's campus a more workable environment for disabled students.

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The price of an American tradition

State News Top Stories - November 23, 2014 - 6:13pm

American Indian students and faculty say that Thanksgiving, which paints a happy picture of American Indians and pilgrims coming together, brings up a painful history pierced with tragedies that many people don't know anything about. 

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