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So long, Spartan Spectacular — at least for now.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has spread around the world faster than any disease could.
For months, students and staff have seen the Northern End Zone entrance at Spartan Stadium as a pile of construction equipment and hard hats.
With opening kickoff only eight days away, MSU football wrapped up fall preseason camp on Thursday with one final scrimmage.
No. 8 MSU is now setting its sights on opening night against Jacksonville State, with Head Coach Mark Dantonio giving the players the rest of the week off to relax.
However, before the players break away for a small break, Dantonio announced the 2014 team captains along with weighing in on the current depth chart and season-ending injury to a star Big Ten quarterback.
After a week of praising the offense, it was the MSU defense that stole the show with a 33-27 victory in the second jersey scrimmage on Friday.
The scrimmage went 124 plays with a modified scoring system that gave the defense 27 points to start the scrimmage.
Head Football Coach Mark Dantonio and the football team signed autographs for fans and other activities occurred at Spartan Stadium during the 12th annual “Meet The Spartans” event on Monday evening.
"Meet the Spartans" once took place at Meridian Mall in Okemos, but returned to Spartan Stadium for the second year.
The festival included local and national artists specializing in a variety of genres — from jazz to zydeco, an up-tempo kind of music that blends rock-and-roll with blues.mk
The music was accompanied by dancing among audience members, and the 2,400-square-foot dance floor was rarely empty. Festival-goers were encouraged to participate in the waltz hour, zydeco or join instructors teaching various forms of swing dancing.
If a preseason scrimmage is a reliable indicator of how the regular season will turn out, it seems as though the offense is destined to avoid the early struggles of the 2013 offensive unit.
Wednesday served as the first day of full contact for MSU football, giving head coach Mark Dantonio and his staff the opportunity to get their first look at the incoming freshman playing live football.
Out of all the positions of incoming freshman, none is as prominent or attention-grabbing than the defensive line that features highly touted recruit, freshman Malik McDowell. And with the injury to junior defensive lineman Damon Knox, it only has received more attention.
Despite statistically low participation, some MSU students are on the front lines in the election season.
Underemployment is on the rise in the U.S., and at Black Cat Bistro, an East Lansing restaurant, employees and MSU alumni provide insight that both affirm and deny the trend.
The MSU Student Greenhouse Project envisions a tropical oasis for students in the heart of campus.
Despite the growing role laboratory research plays at MSU, not all jobs at the university involve lab coats and sterile tabletops. To keep campus running and advance agricultural education, MSU still has its fair share of employees who get down and dirty in their work.
The band, which has been performing shows throughout the mid-Michigan area for about three years, announced this set as the beginning of a hiatus.
Students and faculty in the group wanted to stay in the country despite ongoing hostilities.
As a result of its 50th birthday celebration in February, the Abrams Planetarium will be receiving an upgrade. Its 20-year-old DigiStar 2 projection system will be replaced by a DigiStar 5, a two-projector system with clearer images creating a more accurate representation of the night sky.
Saturday’s Common Ground lineup drew from an eclectic lineup to congregate around a classic standby — good old rock 'n' roll.
Opening the afternoon was the psych-rock outfit Chappo, a band that encapsulated the day’s lineup with a set that alternated between airy and uptempo but whose sounds always remained expansive.
From the tie-dye clad concert-goers who attended reggae and rock ‘n’ roll Wednesday, to the country singers who donned cowboy hats on Thursday, Common Ground Music Festival brought something for the music lover in everyone.
Day four of Common Ground was filled with hard-hitting beats and passionate assaults on the mic.
Big Sean, Juicy J, Machine Gun Kelly and Ace Hood highlighted a hip-hop themed Friday at Common Ground.
MSU has players and coaches, both former and current, on National Premiere Soccer League teams throughout Michigan. Team members who play together during the fall and spring find themselves on opposite sides of the field during summer, creating friendly rivalries.