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Dale Knight: (1932-2017)

Dale Walter Knight passed away October15th, 2017. Dale was the middle son of five boys born to Oliver and Gina Knight on December 4th, 1932. The Knight boys worked the Knight Farm, hunted and played together for their entire lives. Oliver Knight proudly watched and participated in the daily baseball while Gina Louise Knight cooked....

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Michigan State pioneer Clifton Roaf passes away

Michigan State pioneer passes away Clifton Roaf, a retired dentist, was Underground Railroad’s first passenger Photo: Clifton Roaf with his son Willie at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Some sad news on the passing of a Michigan State football pioneer. My research for book Raye of Light revealed he was the first passenger on...

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Former Packers All-Pro LB Dan Currie passes away at 82

Former Green Bay Packers All-Pro linebacker Dan Currie passed away on Monday in Las Vegas according to the team website. He was 82 years old. Currie was drafted by the Packers in 1958 at No. 3 overall. He was the first pick in arguably the Packers best draft class in team history as they also...

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2017 Meet the Spartans

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Meet the Spartans will be held Wednesday, August 23 at Spartan Stadium. It will be your first opportunity to pick up the official 2017 football poster. Stay tuned for more information.

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Dean Look, Andre Rison Selected to Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

May 30, 2017 EAST LANSING, Mich. – Former Michigan State All-Americans Dean Look and Andre Rison have been selected to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017. The announcement was made on FOX Sports Detroit on Tuesday evening prior to the Detroit Tigers telecast. Look and Rison will be the 22nd and 23rd...

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Bob Apisa highlights Michigan State Hall of Fame 2017 class

EAST LANSING — Michigan State announced on Thursday its five newest inductees into the Athletics Hall of Fame: Bob Apisa (football), Joe Baum (soccer), Bob Cassleman (track & field), Kristin Haynie (basketball) and Dr. Clarence Underwood (administration). One of just 15 players in program history to earn first-team All-America honors twice, fullback Apisa played an instrumental role in helping the...

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Local Ex-NFL players set to open brewing company

SYLVANIA, Ohio (13abc Action News) – A new business is headed to Downtown Sylvania in the space formerly occupied by Treo. Inside the Five Brewing company will be located at 5703 Main Street and plans to open its doors in Spring of 2018. According to a release Brandon Fields along with his wife Katie Fields...

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Former MSU football player is in the Michigan craft beer game – and winning

DEXTER, MI — Surrounded by wooden oak barrels, plastic hoses and a lingering hint of wet-basement staleness, Tony Grant is giddy. Making beer – especially the sour variety – is an exact science, and the former Michigan State football player is talking about fermentation, bacteria and natural carbonation. “We just let Mother Nature do her thing. We...

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Ryan Van Dyke, once a can’t miss prospect for Michigan State, is now its biggest ‘what if’

The 1998 recruiting class at Michigan State reads like a fantasy football draft. Future pros Antonio Gates, Julian Peterson, Josh Thornhill, Ulish Booker, Jace Sayler, Josh Shaw and Little John Flowers were all new additions in Nick Saban’s fourth season in East Lansing. Eleven-year, All-Pro NFL receiver Plaxico Burress, who went on to catch 64...

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Former Spartan All-American Frank Kush Passes Away

June 22, 2017 EAST LANSING, Mich. – Former Michigan State All-American guard Frank Kush, who helped the Spartans to National Championships in 1951 and 1952, died on Thursday, June 22. He was 88 (1929-2017). A three-year letterwinner (1950-52) under Hall of Fame Coach Biggie Munn, Kush anchored MSU’s defensive line during its undefeated National Championship...

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