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No football? Michigan college coaches bracing for the unthinkable

CLOSE SportsPulse: The NFL scouting combine is in the books. Here’s how Nate Davis sees the first round shaking out. USA TODAY There is a silver lining somewhere, and Paul Winters has found it. The Wayne State football coach may have lost spring practice, but he has already tackled the work he usually reserves for […]

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Michigan State’s offense aims to put the ‘pounds’ back on

East Lansing – There used to be a phrase that was heard often around the Michigan State football program. “Pound, green, pound.” Sophomore running back Elijah Collins began to emerge last season with 988 yards on 222 attempts and will returns as the likely starter.  (Photo: Carlos Osorio, AP) It described the way the Spartans […]

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Detroit nurse, 53, who was twice refused a coronavirus test is found dead of COVID-19 in her home as Michigan mourns two other health care workers

Lisa Ewald © Provided by Daily Mail A nurse who believed she contracted COVID-19 while treating a patient at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit was found dead alone in her Michigan home just days after she was twice denied a coronavirus test because she did not show severe symptoms. Lisa Ewald’s body was discovered inside her […]

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Get Your Highly-Anticipated Michigan State Football Recruiting Recap

With the NCAA extending its recruiting dead period through the end of May in response to COVID-19, college football programs continue to be limited to recruiting long-distance as face-to-face recruiting is banned until the dead period is lifted. But head coach Mel Tucker and the rest of the Michigan State coaching staff have been extending […]

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101 years ago: When the Spanish flu ravaged Detroit

Michigan hasn’t dealt with a pandemic in more than a century. Now, history repeats itself as Michiganians must constantly wash hands, avoid close contact with others and remain indoors amid COVID-19. Cases of the novel coronavirus continue to rise in Michigan, and there is an eerie similarity with how the city of Detroit handled its last […]

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Postal worker in Detroit is first mail handler to die from COVID-19

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A Detroit postal worker has died from the coronavirus, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union said. Anthony Smith was a mail handler with Local 307. He’s the first known mail handler death caused by the virus. Smith worked for the United States Postal Service for 30 years, and served in the Army […]

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These NFL draft prospects from Michigan State, EMU will do anything to make it big

CLOSE Michigan State football’s Josh Butler is practicing self-distancing but also getting ready for the upcoming NFL draft. Wochit When the coronavirus pandemic canceled his pro day and left him without a gym to train at, former Michigan State football cornerback Josh Butler turned man’s best friend into man’s best workout partner. In an effort […]

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No football? Michigan college coaches bracing for the worst

CLOSE SportsPulse: The NFL scouting combine is in the books. Here’s how Nate Davis sees the first round shaking out. USA TODAY There is a silver lining somewhere, and Paul Winters has found it. The Wayne State football coach may have lost spring practice, but he has already tackled the work he usually reserves for […]

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