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Michigan news from Friday, June 5, 2020

- U-M junior and former East Lansing basketball standout Brandon Johns has been active in protests taking place in Greater Lansing. LANSING – On a normal day of quarantine, Brandon Johns would be out in his front yard in East Lansing, rotating between crunches and pushups and whatever else he can come up with to stay in shape for a University of Michigan basketball season that may or may not happe...

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- Iowa State's Willie Miklus recaps his performance at the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championships. After a year as a graduate assistant with the Iowa State wrestling program, Willie Miklus is headed to East Lansing. Miklus announced Friday that he's accepted an assistant coaching position with the Michigan State wrestling team. He will work under head coach Roger Chandler, who will begin his fift...

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- EAST LANSING -- A year ago, Kenny Goins hit one of the most famous shots in Michigan State basketball history, when he made a late 3-pointer to lift the Spartans past Duke and to the Final Four. On Thursday night, he stood by himself near the back of a crowd that gathered at The Rock for a candlelight vigil on the Spartans campus. He wore a simple black hooded sweatshirt and a mask. And when the e...

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- EAST LANSING - More than a hundred students formed a half-circle, holding candles and facing a rock painted in black and white with the words explaining why they came: "Black Lives Matter." "RIP George Floyd." A candlelit vigil in honor of the black Minneapolis man who suffocated under the knee of a white police officer last week drew the crowd to the Michigan State campus T...

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- The NBA finally has its plan for a return, pending an expected Friday approval by The National Basketball Players Association. The original date for NBA Draft early entrants to withdraw their name and return to school while keeping their eligibility was June 3. The NBA's new timeline allowed the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Oversight Committee to determine that men’s basketball stu...

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- Few Big Ten stories over the last few years have been more disappointing than Joshua Langford's tale. After arriving on campus as a solid prospect and putting together two solid seasons, Langford has struggled with injuries, missing the majority of the 2018-'19 season and the entirety of last season. It was a crushing blow for Spartan fans. But the Michigan State Spartans might be getting ...

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- The NBA is officially back. Well, almost. The league is gearing up to play games in Orlando starting July 31, and with that came the news of the 2020 NBA Draft being pushed back to Oct. 15. The NBA Draft Lottery, which is typically held in May, is now set to take place Aug. 25. In a statement released shortly after this news broke yesterday, the NCAA released a statement which said players have un...

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- Watch Cassius Winston kiss the Spartan logo at midcourt, leaving the game for the final time at Breslin Center in MSU's win over OSU, March 8, 2020. These were not the words I ever anticipated hearing from Will Gholston. Reporters typically develop relationships with athletes as go-to sources. In the past 25 years since I started covering Michigan State, the Spartans had plenty of them who can...

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- Mick McCabe is old. So old that his sports writing career at the Detroit Free Press turned 50 on Wednesday. For those who know McCabe, you've already made peace with his quick wit and unforgiving sense of humor. Which is why we asked a select group of players and coaches who McCabe covered over the past five decades to tell us their best stories about him. (We figure there's plenty to say...

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Michigan news from Thursday, June 4, 2020

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