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Spartan Spectacular canceled, without a rescheduled time

August 26, 2014 - 5:18pm

So long, Spartan Spectacular — at least for now.

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24 hours

August 26, 2014 - 4:52pm

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has spread around the world faster than any disease could.

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MSU dedicates completion of the North End Zone of Spartan Stadium

August 25, 2014 - 8:38pm

For months, students and staff have seen the Northern End Zone entrance at Spartan Stadium as a pile of construction equipment and hard hats.

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Kurtis Drummond, Shilique Calhoun and Travis Jackson named 2014 football captains

August 21, 2014 - 4:48pm

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.

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Defense bounces back to win second preseason scrimmage, 33-27

August 15, 2014 - 6:27pm

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.

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"Meet the Spartans" attracts record-breaking crowd

August 12, 2014 - 9:42pm

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.

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Great Lakes Folk Festival comes to East Lansing

August 10, 2014 - 2:29pm

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

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.

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Offense posts huge numbers in first preseason scrimmage

August 9, 2014 - 8:08pm

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.

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Coaching staff sees talent of Malik McDowell, young defensive line in practice

August 6, 2014 - 3:55pm

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.

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Part of the process

August 3, 2014 - 1:36am

Despite statistically low participation, some MSU students are on the front lines in the election season.

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At East Lansing restaurant, a portrait of post-college employment

July 30, 2014 - 11:55am

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.

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July 27, 2014 - 1:20pm

The MSU Student Greenhouse Project envisions a tropical oasis for students in the heart of campus.

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MSU's dirty jobs

July 22, 2014 - 10:52pm

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.

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Student band jams out for last time

July 19, 2014 - 11:51pm

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.

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MSU to pull students studying in Israel as conflicts continues

July 16, 2014 - 4:41pm

Students and faculty in the group wanted to stay in the country despite ongoing hostilities. 

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Abrams Planetarium to receive birthday upgrades

July 16, 2014 - 9:34am

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.

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Rock 'N' Roll takes over day five of Common Ground

July 13, 2014 - 4:11pm

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.

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Common Ground comes to a close

July 13, 2014 - 1:19pm

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.

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Big Sean, local acts highlight hip-hop-themed day four of Common Ground

July 12, 2014 - 12:36pm

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.

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MSU soccer players face off in summer league

July 9, 2014 - 1:48pm

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.

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