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  Hear the Conversation 23:05 – 13.2 mb mp3 “The healthcare of our athletes is very important – including their mental health,” says MSU Athletics’ lead trainer Sally Nogle. “It’s probably the best healthcare they’re ever going to have in their life because we’re readily available. They can’t stay on the field or on the […]

Remembering Mike Sadler

August 2nd, 2016

  Hear the Essay 6:06 – 3.2 mb mp3   Former Michigan State University Punter, Mike Sadler, died tragically on July 23, 2016. He was remembered during a memorial service at Spartan Stadium as a student athlete who chased excellence in everything he did. MSU Alumni Association Executive Director, Scott Westerman knew Sadler well. “Mike crammed more […]

  Hear the Show 52:54 min – 30.3 mb mp3 “Actually I hadn’t focused on the fact that it’s been ten years because it seems like they’ve been part of our family for such a long time,” Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon says in referring to the tenth anniversary of the MSU/WJR […]

  Hear the Conversation 26:32 – 15.1 mb mp3 “Our job as researchers is not to react to what’s happening today; what’s happening today we should have been reacting to 10 or 15 years ago, and we were,” turfgrass management guru and professor of plant, soil and microbial sciences at MSU John “Trey” Rogers tells […]

  Hear the Conversation 20:48 – 12 mb mp3 “I always talk about my locker room MBA because you learn so many lessons playing sports and especially team sports,” Spartans hockey coach Tom Anastos tells Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis. Anastos discusses the challenges of the […]

  Hear the Conversation 10:50 – 6.2 mb mp3 “I felt good about Michigan State, and I thought there was a really great opportunity here. And obviously it turned out good,” late and legendary Spartans hockey coach and athletic director Ron Mason told Russ White in one of his final interviews as athletics director in […]

  Hear the Show 52:54 min – 30.3 mb mp3 Spartans women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant makes her annual visit to MSU Today and begins the discussion talking about the changing dynamics of today’s players and how that has changed coaching over the years. “In the last five years alone, coaching has transcended to a […]

  Hear the Conversation 14:36 – 8.4 mb mp3 Virginia Tech Athletic Director Whit Babcock says he’s been impressed with Michigan State University from afar, and is even more impressed now that he’s visited the campus. While he sees challenges ahead for the sustainability of intercollegiate athletics, he’s “still a believer wholeheartedly in the student-athlete […]

  Hear the Conversation 14:47 – 8.5 mb mp3 The Michigan State Athletics Department and FOX Sports are partners in a new long-term multimedia rights partnership effective for the 2016-17 academic year in which MSU will grant FOX Sports marketing and corporate partnership rights associated with its 25 varsity sports programs. Paul Schager is executive […]

  Hear the Conversation 24:43 – 14.1 mb mp3 Spartans women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant makes her annual visit to MSU Today and begins the discussion talking about the changing dynamics of today’s players and how that has changed coaching over the years. “In the last five years alone, coaching has transcended to a place […]

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