Michigan state – Blissfield http://blissfield.net/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 05:36:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://blissfield.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-3-120x120.png Michigan state – Blissfield http://blissfield.net/ 32 32 Is the former SBU chairman kicked out by the state of Michigan? https://blissfield.net/is-the-former-sbu-chairman-kicked-out-by-the-state-of-michigan/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 22:24:34 +0000 https://blissfield.net/is-the-former-sbu-chairman-kicked-out-by-the-state-of-michigan/ daily item Former SBU chairman may be looking for a job Former Stony Brook University president Sam Stanley, who left Long Island in 2019 to take up the leadership role at Michigan State University, may soon be looking for a new job. Detroit media say there is friction between Stanley and the school’s board of […]]]>

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Former SBU chairman may be looking for a job

Former Stony Brook University president Sam Stanley, who left Long Island in 2019 to take up the leadership role at Michigan State University, may soon be looking for a new job.

Detroit media say there is friction between Stanley and the school’s board of trustees over the handling of the popular dean’s resignation from Michigan’s Broad School of Business. The stories say he was told by some directors on Friday to retire with two years remaining on his contract. The board has asked outside legal counsel to review the handling of Sanjay Gupta’s resignation from business school in light of Title IX sex discrimination rules.

Michigan State spokeswoman Emily Gerkin Guerrant told the Detroit Free Press that Stanley and the board are currently “in discussions” about his contract. The Free Press said Stanley had been given an ultimatum to resign by Tuesday or he would be fired, but Guerrant said there was no deadline.

Dianne Byrum, chair of the MSU Trustees, said there was “bewilderment” and “outrage” at the reports and that the effort to get him out was misguided. “I believe these board members should apologize, step back and refocus on their role as trustees of this incredible institution. Chairman Stanley should be allowed to complete his service at MSU without cancellation. [sic] Board interference,” Byrum said in a statement.

Stanley, a biomedical researcher specializing in infectious diseases, took over as head of Michigan State which had been reeling from the scandal of former campus doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of female gymnasts. Stanley had a five-year contract that paid $800,000 a year with a bonus and other perks.

Stanley, 68, led the SBU for 10 years, succeeding Shirley Strum Kenney.

—Rita Ciolli @ritaciolli

Subject of discussion

Gather the card strip

As Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie pushes for some sort of offseason revival for the Independent State Redistricting Commission to redraw the map of his chamber district, a key roster change is coming. standout for Long Island: Former state senator Jack Martins is off the panel.

Martins served as the vocal vice-chairman of the bipartisan commission, which became deadlocked. In the end, the courts rewrote the lines of Congress and the Senate. Martins, a former state senator and mayor of Mineola, resigned from the IRC before announcing his desire to return to Albany from the reconfigured 7th Senate District. He challenges incumbent Senator Anna Kaplan (D-North Hills) in November.

But the assembly lines are yet to be redesigned, and Heastie is lobbying the Manhattan State Supreme Court for the IRC to meet and initiate the task. Additionally, until a judge dismissed a separate case in Albany on Monday, Democratic-aligned plaintiffs also sought to have Congressional lines redone through the IRC.

Martins said “it would be great to see the committee reach consensus” on district maps after Democrats last time out, he said, overstepped their majority efforts to dominate the process and gerrymander in their favor.

The plaintiffs pushing the Assembly case, however, argue that the IRC deadlines in the New York Constitution have passed and that the only proper method to rewrite the lines now is through a special master appointed by court, as was done earlier this year.

Lisa Harris, an upstate Republican lawyer, succeeds Martins on the panel, which now has its 10 spots filled. Among them are two newly added Democrats who also sit on the New York City Council’s redistricting committee — John Flateau and Yovan Samuel Collado.

The IRC process as established in 2014 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and both legislative houses, and then approved by voters, gives the House and Senate the power to approve cards recommended by the panel. Democrats now hold supermajorities in both houses. That’s why they prefer the IRC route at this point and the Republicans oppose it.

The Manhattan case is being presided over by Judge Laurence Love, a Democrat who once served on the Assembly staff.

—Dan Janison @Danjanison

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Quick points

All kinds of races

  • Not only can members of Brookhaven Town’s redistricting committee not agree on new city council maps, they can’t agree on when and how to meet about the maps – quickly taking the leading the heated competition for the region’s most dysfunctional redistricting committee.
  • Asked about the status of the southern border, which she has been tasked with overseeing by the administration she works in, Vice President Kamala Harris said, “There are still a lot of issues that we are trying to resolve,” making a mighty bid for understatement of the year.
  • Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina said of the quality of GOP candidates as his party attempts to retake the Senate: “So the truth is, who we have in the field, it’s against whom. we’ll play,” showing he’s a candidate for better obfuscation.
  • Gun rights advocates are protesting Visa’s decision to separately categorize sales at gun shows to help thwart mass shootings, saying it would unfairly separate legal gun sales while most do not lead to mass shootings. But unlike sales of any other product, some do.
  • Chief Justice John G. Roberts says the Supreme Court’s legitimacy shouldn’t be questioned just because people disagree with its rulings. He’s right, as long as he understands that’s not the only reason people question his legitimacy.
  • As Ukrainian forces recaptured swaths of land previously occupied by Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin was in a Moscow park opening a Ferris wheel. Which was an apt metaphor for the moment in that minute you’re up and the next you’re down.
  • After winning the US Open at 19, Carlos Alcaraz said: “It’s something I’ve dreamed of since I was a kid.” Which was, basically, yesterday.
  • Former Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte said the sport was a way to unify a politically divided United States. He must have amnesia about all those years of Yankees vs Red Sox and Yankees vs Mets.

-Michael Dobie @mwdobie

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How to watch Michigan State vs. Akron: Live stream, TV channel, kickoff time https://blissfield.net/how-to-watch-michigan-state-vs-akron-live-stream-tv-channel-kickoff-time/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 10:06:00 +0000 https://blissfield.net/how-to-watch-michigan-state-vs-akron-live-stream-tv-channel-kickoff-time/ Another week, another MAC opponent comes to Spartan Stadium to challenge Michigan State. Watch Michigan State on DirecTV streams After the Spartans beat West Michigan last Friday to open the season, Akron is now coming to town for the Spartans’ second game of 2022. After a three-touchdown win in their opener, the Spartans will be […]]]>

Another week, another MAC opponent comes to Spartan Stadium to challenge Michigan State.

After the Spartans beat West Michigan last Friday to open the season, Akron is now coming to town for the Spartans’ second game of 2022. After a three-touchdown win in their opener, the Spartans will be favored by more against a program that is generally near the bottom of the MAC rankings.

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GAME INFORMATION

  • Who: 15th Michigan State (1-0) vs. Akron (1-0)
  • When: 4:05 p.m.
  • Where: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing
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  • Bottom Line: Michigan State -34.5

HOW TO WATCH

Connected TV: Big Ten Network (Chris Vosters, Matt Millen, Michelle McMahon)

Broadcast options

Major Cable Providers

*Channel numbers listed are for Michigan subscribers and may change by region. Check local listings.

HOW TO LISTEN

Radio network: Spartan Media Network

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Five must-reads before kick-off:

* Michigan State received bad news after its opener: linebacker Darius Snow is out for the season with an injury. Mel Tucker detailed Michigan State’s options to replace the veteran Spartans defenseman.

* Despite throwing four touchdown passes in Michigan State’s opener, Payton Thorne wasn’t happy with his performance. That’s because the junior quarterback has been an acknowledged perfectionist all his life.

* Michigan State pass rush specialist Brandon Jordan was one of the team’s most intriguing recruits this offseason. Coming back to the sidelines after four years as a pass rush coach was an emotional experience, he said.

* Ben VanSumeren moved from the gate in the spring to a starting linebacker role for Michigan State this year. And if that wasn’t enough, in Michigan State’s season opener, he got to play alongside his younger brother, Alex, for the first time in their lives.

* Matt Wenzel has his weekly five things to watch, including how Michigan State replaces injured starters and what Jacoby Windmon does for a recall after his four-sack debut.

STATISTICAL LEADERS

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* Passing: Payton Thorne 12-24, 233 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT

* Rushing: Jalen Berger 16 carries, 120 yards, 1 TD

* Reception: Keon Coleman 4 catches, 84 yards, 1 TD

* Tackles: Angelo Grose, Ben Van Sumeren 11

* Bags: Jacoby Windmon 4

* Interceptions: None

Akron

* Passing: DJ Irons 24-39, 276 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs

* Rushing: Cam Wiley 21 carries, 84 yards, 2 TDs

* Reception: Shocky Jaques-Louis 9 catches, 122 yards, 1 TD

* Tackles: Victor Jones, Bubba Arslanian 8

* Bags: Antavious Fish 1

* Interceptions: Tyson Durand 1

Saturday September 10

Western Illinois to Minnesota, noon ET (BTN)

Duke at Northwestern, noon ET (FS1)

Arkansas State at Ohio State, noon (BTN)

Ohio at Penn State, noon (ABC)

Washington State at Wisconsin, 3:30 p.m. ET (FOX)

Maryland at Charlotte, 3:30 p.m. (stadium)

Virginia at Illinois (ESPNU)

Iowa State at Iowa, 3 p.m. (BTN)

Indiana State at Purdue, 4 p.m. (BTN)

Akron at Michigan State, 4 p.m. (BTN)

Wagner at Rutgers, 4 p.m. (BTN)

Georgia Southern at Nebraska, 7:30 p.m. ET (FS1)

Idaho at Indiana, 8 p.m. (BTN)

Hawaii at Michigan, 8 p.m. (BTN)

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MSU Men’s Football ends road swing at Bowling Green https://blissfield.net/msu-mens-football-ends-road-swing-at-bowling-green/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 20:46:25 +0000 https://blissfield.net/msu-mens-football-ends-road-swing-at-bowling-green/ History links EAST LANSING, Michigan – Michigan State Men’s Soccer will wrap up its two-game road trip to Bowling Green on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at Cochrane Stadium. Friday’s game will be streamed for free on YouTube and produced by WBGU-TV with Stephen Jenkins and Will Airhart calling […]]]>

EAST LANSING, Michigan – Michigan State Men’s Soccer will wrap up its two-game road trip to Bowling Green on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at Cochrane Stadium.

Friday’s game will be streamed for free on YouTube and produced by WBGU-TV with Stephen Jenkins and Will Airhart calling for action.

The Spartans are looking to snap a three-game losing streak after falling to No.10 Akron, 2-0, on Monday. Bowling Green is 0-2-2 this season, most recently tying Michigan 0-0 at Arbor.

WATCHING THE FALCONS
Michigan State leads the overall series with Bowling Green 24-17-6. The Falcons’ 3-0 victory last season at East Lansing was BGSU’s first victory over the Spartans since 2001. The Falcons were 0-16-1 since 2001.

Michigan State holds a narrow 11-10-3 series lead on the road. Last seen at Cochrane Stadium, the Spartans won 3-0 in 2018. Prior to 2018, previous games were all 1-0 wins for the Spartans.

The Falcons are 0-2-2 this season after four games. Bowling Green has ties to No. 25 DePaul and Michigan and losses to No. 25 Loyola and Ohio State.

LAST TIME AGAINST BOWLING GREEN
On September 6, 2021, Michigan State Men’s Soccer was defeated visiting Bowling Green, 3-0, at DeMartin Stadium. The loss also ended the Spartans’ seven-game winning streak and 17-game unbeaten streak in the series with the Falcons. The Spartans had their chances, beating the Falcons, 10-8, but BGSU made the most of their opportunities with a 5-3 shot from the edge of the goals. The Falcons opened the scoring in the 61st minute with a Kyle Cusimano goal. Bowling Green scored their last goal in the 75th minute. Roberto Fernandez Garrido took the ball from Cusimano from the left side and finished in the bottom right corner to seal the win.

SOMETHING MUST GIVE
The Spartans and Falcons have struggled to find the back of the net in recent games. After scoring four goals in the first two games, MSU have been shut out in their last two outings. Bowling Green also struggled to find the back of the net. The Falcons are looking for their first goal of the season. Bowling Green’s offense has been solid, allowing just two goals this season.

ENTER THE GAME
The Spartans had a lot of players in the game. Twenty-one of the roster’s 28 athletes have played at least one of the four games this season.

NEXT
The Spartan calendar doesn’t get any easier. After taking on Bowling Green, MSU will return home in friendly bounds to take on Chicago State on Monday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. MSU next faces nationally ranked Washington (September 16) and Indiana (September 23).

CONNECT WITHIN MINUTES
Senior transfer Owen Finnerty makes a smooth transition from Michigan to Michigan State. Finnerty started five games in net for the Wolverines last season, allowing just six goals for a 1.11 goals-against average. During his career, he has played over 2,300 minutes, allowing 29 goals and making 65 saves. Finnerty scored a season-high six goals against No. 14 Akron on September 5.

SPREAD WEALTH
Four different players have scored all four goals for MSU this season. Red Shirt – Senior Defender Will Perkins and freshman forward Jake Spadafora scored in the win over Army, as the graduate midfielder Jack Beck and junior midfielder Vedad Kovac found the back of the net against n°4 Notre Dame.

FIND THE 11
Seven Spartans have started the first four games of the season, including seniors Jack Beck and Will Perkins. New arrivals Elijah Howe and Owen Finnerty both played in all three matches. Second year Josh Adam and juniors Jack Zugay and Mercier Greyson also started every game.

Fourteen players saw action in the three matches, including freshmen Jake Spadafora, Jack Guggemos and Jeremy Sharp.

PRESEASON HONORS
The Michigan State men’s soccer team had three players named to the top ten players to watch list.

graduate midfielder Jack Beckredshirt-senior defender Will Perkins and junior striker Mercier Greyson have all been honored by the league.
The Big Ten preseason poll was also released on Monday, as voted on by the league’s nine coaches. MSU was voted sixth, while defending Big Ten Tournament champion Penn State was voted first. Indiana was voted to finish second, with Maryland taking third.

Beck, a native of DeWitt, Michigan, is a two-time All-Big Ten selection for the Spartans, earning first-team honors last season. He finished second on the team in scoring in 2021 with nine points. Beck finished third in the Big Ten last season with seven assists.

Perkins, a native of Detroit, Michigan, returns for his fifth season with Michigan State. He started all 17 games last season. Also in 2021, Perkins finished fourth on the team in scoring with two goals and two assists for six points.

Mercer, a native of Heber City, Utah, is entering his third season with the Spartans. He has played 13 games over the past two seasons with four starts.

WATCH PRESEASON
The Spartans ended the exhibition with a 1-2 record in three home games. MSU started with a 3-0 victory over Lawrence Tech on August 10 behind goals from the freshman forward Jonathan Stoutsenior midfielder George Conner and second ahead Efosa Emovon. MSU then dropped a pair of hard-fought 1-0 battles against Butler on Aug. 14 and No. 7 Pitt on Aug. 19.

NEW ARRIVALS
The Spartans welcome nine new players to the 2022 roster along with seven freshmen and two transfers. Certified goalkeeper Owen Finnerty may sound familiar to Spartan fans, transferred from Michigan. junior defender Elijah Howe comes to MSU from West Florida. The seven freshmen include the freshman midfielder Jack Guggemos of Okemos and Jake Spadafora of Northville.

OLD
Michigan State is bringing back several veterans to the 2022 team. Both Jack Beck and Will Perkins will return for their fifth season with MSU. The captaincy duo is the final roster Spartans who were part of the 2018 College Cup squad.

O CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN!
The Spartan have named three captains this season. The main MSUs will be the seniors Jack Beck, Will Perkins and Louis Sala. This is the second consecutive season that Beck and Perkins have been captains.








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Spartans Nation Ten Power Ranking – Week 2 https://blissfield.net/spartans-nation-ten-power-ranking-week-2/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 04:09:22 +0000 https://blissfield.net/spartans-nation-ten-power-ranking-week-2/ The Big Ten conference had a strong showing in Week 1, going undefeated in non-conference play last weekend. There were, however, a trio of games featuring two Big Ten teams going head-to-head, which created a shake-up in our power rankings heading into Week 2. To be clear, power rankings are going to be based on […]]]>

The Big Ten conference had a strong showing in Week 1, going undefeated in non-conference play last weekend.

There were, however, a trio of games featuring two Big Ten teams going head-to-head, which created a shake-up in our power rankings heading into Week 2.

To be clear, power rankings are going to be based on very short-term results and momentum. These rankings do not reflect where I expect each Big Ten program to end up in league standings. Instead, power rankings are mostly based on what each program has looked like recently.

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Driver arrested on six counts after pursuit https://blissfield.net/driver-arrested-on-six-counts-after-pursuit/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 21:24:39 +0000 https://blissfield.net/driver-arrested-on-six-counts-after-pursuit/ An attempted speeding traffic stop in Clinton County turned into a car chase on Interstate 69 in Shiawassee County on Saturday with Michigan State Police troopers who eventually arrested one person, the agency said in a tweet. The driver was clocked at 97 mph, soldiers said, which led to the attempted stop. The driver was […]]]>

An attempted speeding traffic stop in Clinton County turned into a car chase on Interstate 69 in Shiawassee County on Saturday with Michigan State Police troopers who eventually arrested one person, the agency said in a tweet.

The driver was clocked at 97 mph, soldiers said, which led to the attempted stop. The driver was arrested and jailed for fleeing and evading police, carrying a concealed weapon, felony firearm, carrying a firearm after being charged with a felony, possession of cocaine and not having a driver’s license. conduct.

State police did not provide the driver’s age, gender or city of residence. They also did not say where along I-69 the chase began or where it ended, and they did not respond to a request for an interview on Sunday.

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Michigan State opens the season at the Fighting Irish Classic on Sunday https://blissfield.net/michigan-state-opens-the-season-at-the-fighting-irish-classic-on-sunday/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 12:14:08 +0000 https://blissfield.net/michigan-state-opens-the-season-at-the-fighting-irish-classic-on-sunday/ History links East Lansing, Michigan – The Michigan State men’s golf team opens the 2022-23 season this weekend, playing in the Fighting Irish Classic at Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Ind. Sunday September 4 and Monday September 5. Date: From Sunday September 4 to Monday September 5 Course: Warren Golf Course […]]]>

East Lansing, Michigan – The Michigan State men’s golf team opens the 2022-23 season this weekend, playing in the Fighting Irish Classic at Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Ind. Sunday September 4 and Monday September 5.

Date: From Sunday September 4 to Monday September 5
Course: Warren Golf Course
Live score: golfstat
By/yardage: 71 / 7023
Format: Stroke play, 54 holes, play five, count four
Program: Sunday – Rounds 1 and 2 starting with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday: Third round with tee times starting at 8 a.m. on the first and 10th holes.

RANGE

1. August Meekhof

2.Troy Taylor
3. Drew Smithson
4.Brad Smithson
5. Ashton McCulloch

FIELD

Boston College, Indiana (#25), Jacksonville, Kansas (#11), Kent State (#31), Louisiana, Maryland, Memphis, Miami, Michigan State (#28), Missouri-Kansas City, Nebraska, Northwestern (#24), Rutgers, South Florida (#10), Toledo.

THE LESSON
The Warren Golf Course was built in 2000 and since its opening the course has been named one of America’s Best Courses by Golf Digest and has been featured in Links Magazine and Golf Digest as a must-see. Additionally, Golfweek ranked the Warren Golf Course among the top 15 college amenities on campus in the nation. The course hosted the 2019 US Senior Open.

TOURNAMENT HISTORY
The Spartans have won the Fighting Irish Classic tournament title three times in the event’s 15-year history. MSU won the title in 2007, 2012 and then most recently in 2014. Individually, two Spartans won medal honors with Ryan Brehm winning in 2007 and Randy Hutchinson in 2008. Host Notre Dame has won the most Fighting Irish titles Classic, with four, while MSU is second with three tournament titles. MSU finished in fifth place last year.

LAST YEAR
The Spartans return a deep and talented squad after one of the best seasons in program history. MSU finished the season ranked No. 46 in the nation by Golfstat, came close to winning the Big Ten championships and played in the NCAA Bryan Regional, the program’s fifth playoff appearance in the past six years.

ABOUT THE SPARTATS
Despite losing 2021 U.S. Amateur Champion and four-time All-Big Ten selection James PiotMSU is returning a pair of players who earned All-Big Ten honors and four players who appeared in all 13 events and played 37 rounds each last year.



Ashton McCulloch was named All-Big Second Team and was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, just the third player in program history to earn the honor, joining Piot and current PGA Tour Professional Ryan Brehm. McCulloch finished third on the team with an average of 71.89, the sixth-best single-season mark in program history, and posted nine top-20 finishes last year.


Also the back is junior August Meekhof, who was named to the All-Big Ten second team and All-Big Ten championship team, is coming off a solid summer that saw him win the Golf Association of Michigan amateur title and reach the semis. -Michigan Amateur finals. Meekhof finished second on the team with an average of 71.84, the fifth-best single-season mark in program history, and posted four top-10 finishes.



Troy Taylor II returns for his fifth season at East Lansing after a summer that saw him play in the US Amateur and the John Shippen Invitational and win a district amateur title in Ohio. The most experienced player on the team with more than 115 rounds played in four years, Taylor finished fourth on the team with an average of 72.59 last year.


Also the back is junior Bradley Smithson, who posted an average of 73.14 and finished in the top 10 three times. He had a solid summer, finishing as the top amateur in the Michigan PGA Tour of Champions and reaching the Round of 16 in match play at Michigan Amateur.


New to the lineup this year is UNC Wilmington’s senior transfer Drew Hacketwho averaged 73.56 shots last year and was a second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection as a sophomore in 2021.

LUBAHN’S THOUGHTS
“I know I’m excited and the guys are really excited for this event at Notre Dame and for the start of this season. We’ve just had one of the best years we’ve had and a lot of our guys have had an experience really summery. I think that’s something they can all build on this season. It was a series of competitive rounds this week to build our roster and I think that speaks to the depth we have in this crew.

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Over $100 Million in Upgrades and Improvements Announced for Michigan State Parks https://blissfield.net/over-100-million-in-upgrades-and-improvements-announced-for-michigan-state-parks/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 04:04:52 +0000 https://blissfield.net/over-100-million-in-upgrades-and-improvements-announced-for-michigan-state-parks/ What is happening: Last June, we told you that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced $15,962,000 in upgrades and improvements for 11 Michigan state parks. The Michigan DNR then said the announced improvements were just Phase I of a larger state park improvement plan, and they weren’t lying. Phase II was recently announced […]]]>
What is happening: Last June, we told you that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced $15,962,000 in upgrades and improvements for 11 Michigan state parks. The Michigan DNR then said the announced improvements were just Phase I of a larger state park improvement plan, and they weren’t lying. Phase II was recently announced and it’s significant: over 100 projects totaling a proposed investment of $108.8 million for our Michigan State Parks.

Big picture: In total, Michigan will spend $250 million on state park projects over the next few years, including the creation of a new state park in Flint. The investment is part of the $4.8 billion Building Michigan Together plan signed by Governor Whitmer in March 2022, using funds received from the US federal bailout.

What is planned: A lot, and these are just a few highlights. On the historic preservation front, the Memorial Building at Hartwick Pines State Park and the Sessions Schoolhouse building at Ionia Recreation Area will both be renovated and preserved. The Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park waterfront will be redesigned and redeveloped. Spruce Campground at Young State Park will be upgraded with refreshed campsites, upgraded stormwater systems, and more. Dam repairs are planned in the Bald Mountain, Holly, Metamora-Hadley and Brighton recreation areas. The pedestrian suspension bridge and observation tower will be rehabilitated in the Rifle River Recreation Area. And the Waterloo Recreation Area fishing wharf will be replaced with a wharf that is more accessible to everyone.

The DNR has created a website for people to follow these improvements and many more, which is available here. A third and final round of improvements will be announced later this year.

What they say : “Our staff are working hard to keep things running efficiently and providing quality outdoor experiences for everyone, but it’s been a challenge, especially as we’re seeing record numbers of visitors,” the manager said. from the DNR, Dan Eichinger. “This is a unique and unprecedented wave of funding that allows us to direct vital resources to a decades-long backlog of repair and maintenance needs.”

Do you have development news to share? Email MJ Galbraith here or tweet him @mikegalbraith.

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Expectations are high as No. 15 Michigan State hosts West Michigan – NBC Chicago https://blissfield.net/expectations-are-high-as-no-15-michigan-state-hosts-west-michigan-nbc-chicago/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 19:45:40 +0000 https://blissfield.net/expectations-are-high-as-no-15-michigan-state-hosts-west-michigan-nbc-chicago/ Expectations high as No. 15 Michigan State hosts West Michigan originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago The biggest question for Michigan State No. 15 this season is pretty simple. How will the Spartans handle the heightened expectations? There certainly weren’t any for Michigan State last year. The Spartans were unseeded at the start of head […]]]>

Expectations high as No. 15 Michigan State hosts West Michigan originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The biggest question for Michigan State No. 15 this season is pretty simple.

How will the Spartans handle the heightened expectations?

There certainly weren’t any for Michigan State last year. The Spartans were unseeded at the start of head coach Mel Tucker’s second year – which followed a COVID-shortened first year – and qualifying for any bowl game would be considered a good season.

All the Spartans did from there was go 11-2, beat the Michigan records, win a New Year’s Six Bowl game by beating Pittsburgh in the Peach Bowl, and help win at Tucker a new 10-year, $95 million contract.

Now, the cost of that success is Michigan State fans expecting as much, if not more, in 2022.

The first test takes place Friday night when Michigan State hosts in-state rival Western Michigan in East Lansing, Michigan.

“The guys work with each other to make sure the guys are doing what they’re supposed to do on the court and off the court as well,” Tucker said. “It’s one of the hardest things to do in my experience with a team. To get guys to step out of their comfort zone and talk to their teammates about what they need to do and how they have to do it on a consistent basis.”

The main reason people think Michigan State won’t fit in 2021 is because they don’t have running back Kenneth Walker, who is now in the NFL after winning the Doak Walker award as a best running back in the country.

Walker has single-handedly carried Michigan State’s offense at times, but there’s still reason for optimism despite his absence.

The Spartans are expected to feature one of the best passing tandems in the country with junior quarterback Payton Thorne (3,240 yards, 27 TDs last year) and senior receiver Jayden Reed (1,026 receiving yards, 10 TDs in 2021) .

Wisconsin transfers Jalen Berger figures to lead a group of running backs who hope to replace Walker’s production with a committee.

Michigan State won 11 games last year despite a porous passing defense, which ranked last in the Big Ten and was among the worst in the nation.

Tucker and the Spartans are hoping some returns to the defensive field with another year of experience and some transfer portal additions in the secondary and at linebacker will make the unit better.

Linebackers Jacoby Windmon (previously at UNLV) and Aaron Brule (Mississippi State), defensive back Ameer Speed ​​(Georgia) and defensive lineman Khris Bogle (Florida) were among those transferred to the Spartans in the offseason.

Michigan State opens against Western Michigan, whose offensive coordinator is Jeff Thorne, the father of Michigan State’s starting quarterback.

The Broncos are coming off an 8-5 season in 2021 and were chosen to finish fourth in MAC West in the preseason poll.

“We’re done talking about each other’s offense and defense,” WMU head coach Tim Lester said after the final practice of fall camp. “We are ready to get to work on the first opponent. We still have a lot of competition at the OL position and at the wide receiver position. We are rotating the guys.”

Western Michigan should have a nice rushing offense this year behind the combination of returnees Sean Tyler and former Michigan State player La’Darius Jefferson, a duo who rushed for nearly 2,000 yards and 19 combined touchdowns last year.

The Broncos will step into a new quarterback after the graduation of the remarkable Kaleb Eleby and must replace wide Skyy Moore, who was drafted by Kansas City.

Defensively, seven starters return for the Broncos, who haven’t beaten Michigan State since 1919.

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Spartan Men’s Soccer opens the season against Army Friday https://blissfield.net/spartan-mens-soccer-opens-the-season-against-army-friday/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 19:40:45 +0000 https://blissfield.net/spartan-mens-soccer-opens-the-season-against-army-friday/ History links EAST LANSING, Michigan- Michigan State Men’s Soccer will open the 2022 season, hosting the Army on Friday, August 26 at 7 p.m. This is the second straight season that MSU opens the season on Aug. 26, having beaten Cleveland State on the same date in 2021, 2-1. Michael […]]]>

EAST LANSING, Michigan- Michigan State Men’s Soccer will open the 2022 season, hosting the Army on Friday, August 26 at 7 p.m. This is the second straight season that MSU opens the season on Aug. 26, having beaten Cleveland State on the same date in 2021, 2-1.

Michael Markoch will be on call on Big Ten Network+.

The Spartans finished the 2021 season with a 6-9-2 record and a 2-4-2 record in Big Ten action. MSU will look to replace first-team All-Big Ten winner Farai Mutatu who led the Spartans in points last season with seven goals and three assists for 17 points.

WATCH PRESEASON
The Spartans ended the exhibition with a 1-2 record in three home games. MSU started with a 3-0 victory over Lawrence Tech on August 10 behind goals from the freshman forward Jonathan Stoutsenior midfielder George Conner and second ahead Efosa Emovon. MSU then dropped a pair of hard-fought 1-0 battles against Butler on Aug. 14 and No. 7 Pitt on Aug. 19.

WATCHING THE DARK KNIGHTS
Michigan State holds a 2-0-0 series lead with Army, but the two teams haven’t met since 1965. Both meetings were in the NCAA Tournament with MSU winning the first meeting 3-2 in overtime in 1964 at Providence, RI The following season, the Spartans won 3-0 at St. Louis.

Last season, Army was 8-7-1 overall and 4-4-1 in the Patriot League. The Black Knights were chosen to finish sixth in the Patriot League this season.

Senior Justin McStay rounds out the returning cadets who logged over 1,000 minutes and started at least 10 games last season, highlighted by a one-goal and one-assist performance in a Patriot League win over Colgate.

Army returns to its most-used starting backline of the 2021 season, with defenders Luke Doyle and Jack Eaton starting 15 and 14 games respectively last year. Both Nick Atkinson and D’Anthony Brown have made 15 starts at left-back and right-back respectively.

PRESEASON HONORS
The Michigan State men’s soccer team had three players named to the top ten players to watch list on Monday, the conference bureau announced.

graduate midfielder Jack Beckredshirt-senior defender Will Perkins and junior forward Grayson Mercer have all been honored by the league.

The Big Ten preseason poll was also released on Monday, as voted on by the league’s nine coaches. MSU was voted sixth, while defending Big Ten Tournament champion Penn State was voted first. Indiana was voted to finish second, with Maryland taking third.

Beck, a native of DeWitt, Michigan, is a two-time All-Big Ten selection for the Spartans, earning first-team honors last season. He finished second on the team in scoring in 2021 with nine points. Beck finished third in the Big Ten last season with seven assists.

Perkins, a native of Detroit, Michigan, returns for his fifth season with Michigan State. He started all 17 games last season. Also in 2021, Perkins finished fourth on the team in scoring with two goals and two assists for six points.

Mercer, a native of Heber City, Utah, is entering his third season with the Spartans. He has played 13 games over the past two seasons with four starts.

NEW ARRIVALS
The Spartans welcome nine new players to the 2022 roster along with seven freshmen and two transfers. Certified goalkeeper Owen Finnerty may sound familiar to Spartan fans, transferred from Michigan. junior defender Elijah Howe comes to MSU from West Florida. The seven freshmen include the freshman midfielder Jack Guggemos of Okemos and Jake Spadafora of Northville.

OLD
Michigan State is bringing back several veterans to the 2022 team. Both Jack Beck and Will Perkins will return for their fifth season with MSU. The captaincy duo is the final roster Spartans who were part of the 2018 College Cup squad.

NEXT
The Spartans will face a very difficult first half of the season. After taking on the Army, Michigan State will host No. 4 Notre Dame on Monday, August 29 at 7 p.m. at DeMartin Stadium. The Spartans will then wrap up the three-game home game against rival Western Michigan State on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. The game against the Broncos will be a doubleheader with the MSU women’s soccer team.

O CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN!
The Spartan have named three captains this season. The main MSUs will be the seniors Jack Beck, Will Perkins and Louis Sala. This is the second consecutive season that Beck and Perkins have been captains.








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What are the odds of Michigan State Lacrosse advancing to Division 1? https://blissfield.net/what-are-the-odds-of-michigan-state-lacrosse-advancing-to-division-1/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 18:32:07 +0000 https://blissfield.net/what-are-the-odds-of-michigan-state-lacrosse-advancing-to-division-1/ It’s been 25 years since Michigan State fielded a Division 1 lacrosse team. The university may have cut the program, but it couldn’t take the sport off campus. The team has been one of the most successful club teams in the state, culminating in its 2018 MCLA National Championship. The program has received some great […]]]>

It’s been 25 years since Michigan State fielded a Division 1 lacrosse team. The university may have cut the program, but it couldn’t take the sport off campus. The team has been one of the most successful club teams in the state, culminating in its 2018 MCLA National Championship.

The program has received some great news recently. They’re not quite returning to Division 1 just yet, but the university has announced that it’s building a lacrosse-only facility.

We caught up with Spartan alumnus and head coach Matt Holtz about the status of the program and what the future holds for lacrosse at East Lansing.

Can you give us an overview of Michigan State’s lacrosse program?

We have some pretty solid numbers coming back next year. We have graduated a third-team all-conference goaltender and a first-team all-conference midfielder.

Goalkeeper: We have two young substitutes who will work to earn a place. I trust both of them, but we graduated our third-team all-conference goaltender.

Defense: We have three of the four-man rotation returning, including honorable mention All-American Mathias Biland.

MSL: We have a rotation of three people and one of those three people has graduated. It would be nice to go there with a lot of experience.

SSDM: We return the third All-Conference SSDM team. We should be strong here.

FOGO: We have the best FOGO in MCLA, hands down. Last year, as a freshman, he was an honorable mention All American. He’s never gone below 50% in a game and went 65% against UMLC’s All-Conference second team FOGO. It is completely dominant there.

O-Medium: We got our best O-Mid but flip Hank Shaban (15g, 13y) and Ryan Murphy (14g, 4y)

Offensive: Return of all of our offenses that saw significant time, including second-team all-conference Connor Hamilton (16g, 16a) and all-conference honorable mention Jon Bickford (13g. 16a)

Last month I spoke with Dylan Sheridan and John Paul on the growth of the game outside of traditional hotbeds like Long Island and Baltimore. You have been coaching for almost 25 years now. Can you highlight the growth of lacrosse in the Midwest since your early days?

I started playing in Michigan in 1988. Back then, we were playing 14 games a year, seven home games and seven away games with each of the other teams in the state. My second year saw the start of real expansion when Ann Arbor Pioneer and Ann Arbor Huron were added along with East Grand Rapids and Forest Hills Central.

When I started coaching in the late 90s, most of the really talented players came from the top eight or that first group of expansions in Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids. Seeing legit D1 caliber players coming out of schools like Hartland, Brighton, Midland and Okemos is the real sign that the lacrosse scene in Michigan has come to a pretty good place. I would like to see more big city public schools like Detroit, Flint, etc. launch programs, but that will come with time.

The MHSAA (well at least the coaches) is looking for a place to host the state championship. Michigan State already hosts the MHSAA Baseball Championship, do you foresee a potential partnership with programs in Michigan and perhaps the Midwest?

Seating in our new facility may not be what MHSAA is looking for at this time. We are working to make this change hopefully in the near future. I believe MSU also hosts the state basketball championship. The reality is that the area is at the intersection of I-96, I-69, and US 127, making it very accessible from across the state. I would love to see something like this happen.

You had great success bringing another Michigan program into Division 1 while earning a tournament bid and making the Irish uncomfortable in that first-round game. Can you talk about that transition from moving to a D1 program to winning at MAAC?

I still have fond memories of Denver Airport after the 11th straight loss that ended the first season. The following year, we won three matches. The year after, we did the MAAC championships. Detroit was in a great location with easy access to Michigan’s best programs. It is a Catholic school that has been very popular with Detroit Catholic Central and Brother Rice. I got good at finding talent across the river in Ontario and Chris Kolon got good at Long Island. These factors led to an excellent end to the 2013 season.

Can you give us an overview of the new lacrosse facilities? How did it happen? Funding? Where will it be located?

The new facilities have been preparing for a long time. Funding comes from the IM/Rec athletic department that our MCLA team reports to. A few years ago the new president decided that our MI/Rec sports facilities needed a major update. Previously, the IM department was funded primarily by selling access to the weight room to students. The University decided to remove this fee for using the weight room and instead added a recreational sports fee to each student’s bill.

This is driving our new facilities and also the construction of a new IM building on campus. The new facility will have two lined full-size grass fields for men’s and women’s lacrosse as well as soccer. There will be permanent restrooms, a storage facility for Lax programs as well as an on-site classroom (aka our locker room). The ground is managed by the sporting director of the club whom I have known since my days as a player in the mid-90s.

How will the new facilities impact the future of Michigan State lacrosse over the next 5-10 years?

In the short term, this solves a fairly significant field space problem. Previously, we shared the field hockey stadium with the women. We didn’t have access until 7:00 p.m., so a few nights a week we were training from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., which is difficult for coaches who have to get up in the morning to work. Most people don’t know that MSU has a second club lacrosse team that competes in the GLLL. They practiced from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. It’s hard.

In the long run, I don’t see how it can’t be a draw for players who are thinking of going down to the D1 level but can choose us over schools like Detroit or Cleveland State because they want to have that feeling of Power 5 school. A lot of players transfer to MSU from schools like that. It’s a ton of fun to be at a school with potential conference football and basketball championships. This setup will make that decision a little easier for those high-level players.

Michigan State had a Division 1 lacrosse program until it was terminated by the university in 1997. Can you discuss the challenges and potential opportunities of returning the Spartans to Division 1 lacrosse?

It was hard. I had just graduated. This whole process was botched and the players felt a ton of resentment towards the school. It took years of coaxing and working with this era of players to get them back on board and supporting the program. I’ve talked about it with John Paul in the past. A school like MSU needs three things to start a men’s lacrosse program.

  • A sister program, to most major schools, this program is Women’s Lacrosse. For us, it might be women’s ice hockey if we ever get to that point. The hockey program at MSU is well funded and organized as a men’s lacrosse program.
  • A voluntary AD. There’s a lot on the mind of the athletics department right now, including the changing landscape of major college conferences, and quite honestly, dealing with the fallout from Larry Nassar. They’re not even in a position right now to consider the idea. I have friends in this department and my wife is on the faculty athletics board, so we have good ears. Also, Mel Tucker’s son is a pretty solid lacrosse player, so maybe we can build on that.
  • Lastly is the money, we are blessed with probably one of the best nest eggs in all of MCLA. We have a high six-figure endowment that provides us with five figures of interest income each year. The reality is that we need to go from a high six-digit number to a low eight-digit number. Michigan did it with very wealthy donors. We don’t quite have it yet, but we’re working on it. Shameless plug, if you are looking to help grow Michigan State’s men’s lacrosse program, you can visit our website at msulacrosse.com and click on the donate link.

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