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MSU Alumni Association Executive Director Scott Westerman and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis host “Inside MSU Athletics with AD Mark Hollis” Wednesdays at noon on the Spartan Sports Network.

“It’s great fun to look at some other areas of athletics that we don’t usually talk about,” Westerman tells Steve Courtney on the October 4 WJR MSU Auto Owner’s Insurance Tailgate Show, “including all the sports medicine going on behind the scenes.”

“People make the difference, but to have state-of-the-art X-Ray technology steps from the field in our North End Zone facility allows us to examine student-athletes immediately and make assessments,” Hollis says.

On the future of intercollegiate athletics Hollis says “in five years we’ll be in a very good place. We’re not professional sports no matter who wants to define us that way.” MSU is committed to the student-athlete model at MSU, he says.

Hollis says many of his athletic director colleagues are “frightened by the period of time we’re in, but I’m embracing the inevitable changes because it’s our opportunity to make a positive change in sports and impact issues like domestic and sexual violence. Sports can be a leader in preventing these issues. That’s the real blessing that can come out of the sports world.”

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