Tag: Michigan State University

Draymond Green Is Growing. But Some Things Never Change.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Tom Izzo, the men’s basketball coach at Michigan State, was in his office sharing stories about Draymond Green. Stories about the practices when Green would get so angry that he would punt the ball off the ceiling. About the halftime speeches that Izzo never asked Green to deliver. About the clipboards […]

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A college football player’s parents died before his Senior Day, so his dogs accompanied him onto the field

[embedded content] It’s tradition in college football for seniors to emerge from the tunnel for the final game of their collegiate career and run onto the field to one last ovation, an event players usually celebrate with family. Michigan State University cornerback Josh Butler lost both of his parents before they could meet him on […]

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College Basketball Just Started. Here’s What There Is to Know So Far.

The opening week of college basketball featured some incredible individual performances, several tremendous team wins and also a number of off-the-court issues. Unlike last November, when a select group looked like it was destined to separate from the rest of the sport, this season could be more balanced from now until Selection Sunday, when teams […]

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A Showcase Start to the College Basketball Season in N.Y.C.

A blue blood extravaganza was kicking off the start of the 2019-20 college basketball season on Tuesday night, with one very realistic permutation of the Final Four playing a doubleheader at Madison Square Garden. Michigan State, the No. 1 team in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll, lost to No. 2 Kentucky, 69-62, after […]

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In Lebanon, the Hyena’s Main Fear Is Fear Itself

KFAR TOUN, Lebanon — Close to midnight, Mounir Abi-Said sat on the roof of his bright yellow Land Rover and shined a spotlight across the landscape, looking for striped hyenas. Warm fog swirled in the headlights. A bat detector crackled as it picked up sonar. Some years ago, when Dr. Abi-Said, a conservation biologist and […]

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Education Department Hits Michigan State With Record Fine Over Nassar Scandal

WASHINGTON — Michigan State University will pay a record $4.5 million fine for failing to protect students from sexual abuse following a sweeping investigation into the university’s response to allegations against a former team doctor and convicted sex criminal, Lawrence G. Nassar, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Thursday. The fine is part of a settlement […]

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Ex-Michigan State President to Get $2.4 Million in Retirement Deal

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — Lou Anna K. Simon, the former Michigan State University president charged with lying about her knowledge of Lawrence G. Nassar’s sexual abuse, will be paid more than $2.4 million as part of a retirement deal announced Tuesday evening by the university. Dr. Simon served as Michigan State’s president during the years […]

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Lawrence Leathers, Jazz Drummer on Grammy-Winning Albums, Found Dead After Assault

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A celebrated jazz drummer known for his crisply swinging style was found dead on Sunday in a Bronx stairwell, and two people were charged with assault in connection with his death, the police said. Lawrence Leathers, 37, was discovered […]

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Former N.F.L. Player Keith Mumphery, After Settling Lawsuit, Plots a Comeback

Keith Mumphery, a once and perhaps future pro football receiver, stands vindicated, cleared of charges of sexual assault that nearly wrecked him. Now he needs someone to hand him back two years of his life. When last seen on the football field in 2016 with the Houston Texans, Mumphery was building a career as a […]

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‘Screen Time’ Is Over

The debate over screen time is typically accompanied by a good deal of finger-wagging: The digital experience is a ruinous habit, akin to binge-eating curly fries, gambling on cock fights or drinking whiskey with breakfast. Meanwhile, social scientists who are trying to study the actual psychological effects of screen time are left in a bind. […]

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