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Former Spartan All-American Walt Kowalczyk Passes Away

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Former Michigan State All-American halfback Walt Kowalczyk passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7. He was 83. A three-year letterwinner (1955-57) under Hall of Fame Coach Duffy Daugherty, Kowalczyk earned consensus first-team All-America honors as a senior in 1957 after leading the Spartans to a share of the National Championship, picking up...

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Friends: Daughter of former MSU player Mike Labinjo, who died last month, needs help

LANSING — An effort is underway to help the daughter of a former Michigan State football player who died late last month in Canada. Family and friends of Mike Labinjo have set up a GoFundMe.com account to raise money for Hailey Labinjo, his 10-year-old daughter. The GoFundMe website includes the following message: “All monies raised will...

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Former Michigan State LB Mike Labinjo Dies at age 38

Mike Labinjo, a former standout Michigan State linebacker who went on to play in both the NFL and CFL, has died. He was 38 years old. Labinjo’s death was announced Saturday evening by his former CFL team, the Calgary Stampeders. The cause of death was not announced. “We are deeply saddened to learn of Mike’s...

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Michigan State planning $5 million upgrade to football building

Michigan State’s football staff keeps getting bigger, and now it needs more room. The school is planning a significant upgrade to the program’s football offices at the Duffy Daugherty building on campus, according to plans unveiled this week by the school’s infrastructure, planning and facilities department. The upgrade will add a conference room, meeting rooms...

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No. 11 Spartans Top Utah State in Home Opener, 38-31

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State desperately needed a big play to avoid an upset and Felton Davis delivered. Davis made a fully extended, 31-yard catch to help set up Connor Heyward‘s second touchdown with 2 minutes left to put the 11th-ranked Spartans ahead and they held on to beat Utah State 38-31 on Friday night. Michigan...

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Michigan State Ranked No. 11 in Preseason Associated Press Poll

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State enters the 12th season of the head coach Mark Dantonio era in 2018 ranked No. 11 in the Associated Press Preseason Poll, released on Monday. The Spartans closed last season with a 10-3 record and finished No. 15 in the AP Poll, the seventh AP Top 25 finish under Dantonio (No. 24...

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Bachie, Lewerke and Willis Named 2018 Team Captains

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State football team wrapped up preseason camp on Thursday after three weeks of practice for the upcoming season. The No. 11/12 Spartans will take the next two days off before reporting back to campus on Sunday afternoon to begin game preparations for the Friday, Aug. 31 season opener against Utah...

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John Demmer (1920 – 2018)

Mr. John E. Demmer passed away in his Harbor Springs, Michigan home on July 14, 2018.  John and his wife Marnie moved from Lansing to reside in Harbor Springs full time in 2008.  The Demmer’s found a beautiful community and the community gained a beautiful couple. John was born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1920, graduating...

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Ken Stockwell (1960 – 2018)

Kenneth Stockwell passed away on April 21, 2018. Funeral Home Services for Kenneth are being provided by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes of East Lansing, MI. Visitations: April 28, 2018 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes located at 1730 East Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, Michigan from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. April 29, 2018 at The Peoples...

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Tony Briningstool Needs Our Vote

Dr. Tony Briningstool has been nominated by Modern Healthcare as one of the nation’s Most Influential Physician Leaders. This is a high honor within the healthcare industry and speaks to Tony’s unwavering dedication to creating an environment of patient safety through transformative leadership. Achieving this recognition is Tony’s way of giving back and saying “thank you” to all of...

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