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  • Monroe News
Past:
  • Detroit Free Press
  • BattleCreek Enquirer
  • thetimesherald
  • Livingston Daily
  • USA TODAY
  • WZZM 13 On Your Side
  • C&P Top News
  • Indianapolis Star
  • The Courier-Journal

Recent articles by Phil:

East Lansing 3-star WR Andrel Anthony Jr. commits to Michigan over Michigan State

The East Lansing WR becomes the 21st commit in the Wolverines' recruiting class, which beat out MSU, Penn State and Notre Dame for the 3-star talent. → Read More

Brian Lewerke re-signing with the Patriots isn't the only recent NFL move by former Spartans

Brian Lewerke's back with the Patriots, Darqueze Dennard, Bennie Fowler appear to have new homes, plus a few ex-Spartans are on COVID-19/Reserve list. → Read More

Everything you need to know about East Lansing WR Andrel Anthony before Friday's commitment

The 3-star East Lansing wide receiver is making his college choice Friday. Here's a primer to prepare you for his announcement. → Read More

MHSAA: Football, volleyball, boys soccer teams can practice, but decision on games will come later

Golf, tennis, swimming are full-go, but football, volleyball and soccer will operate on an adjusted schedule that includes a TBD decision on games. → Read More

Brandon Scheurer welcomes the distraction of Lemonade League baseball

The former Portland St. Patrick star is one of many Greater Lansing players looking to improve in the Lemonade League. → Read More

Here are Michigan State's basketball recruits for the 2021 and 2022 classes

Having trouble keeping track of every basketball player MSU has received a commitment from? → Read More

5-star center Enoch Boakye commits to Michigan State basketball

Enoch Boakye, a Canadian center, is the third 5-star player to commit to Michigan State in the past month. → Read More

16 Michigan State athletes, 4 staff members test positive for COVID-19

Testing was completed on 122 Michigan State athletes last week, which netted 16 positive COVID-19 results. → Read More

How a group of fans created Lansing Common Football Club, a team owned by its supporters

'None of us are millionaires. We're just normal people trying to start a soccer club.' Here's how Lansing newest amateur soccer team was created. → Read More

Lansing United falls to Detroit City FC, 2-1, in UWS Stadium Showcase

Lansing United will take on Livonia City FC at 3 p.m. Sunday in the third-place match. → Read More

Michigan State football team will quarantine for 14 days following more positive COVID-19 tests

A second staff member and one student -athlete tested positive for COVID-19 this week, setting off the full shutdown of the MSU football team. → Read More

Michigan State lineman Jordan Reid: 'Why is there still discussion on a season?'

Jordan Reid's comments come two days after MSU stopped workouts after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More

With only 4 practices, Lansing United gears up for first match against Detroit City FC

Lansing United will play Detroit City FC in one semifinal, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and you'll be able to watch the match online. → Read More

Michigan State football pauses workouts after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

The Spartans had been preparing to begin 20-hour practices, but will pause workouts completely for the time being. → Read More

New Lansing soccer team, owned by its fans, to start play in 2021

The community-based soccer club, where all decisions will be made by the fans, came in response to the folding of Lansing United and Lansing Ignite. → Read More

DeWitt baseball stars share the field together once again in Lemonade League

DeWitt graduates Michael Stygles, Cade Preston, Nolan Knauf and Mark Connelly are among those competing in the Lugnuts' summer baseball league. → Read More

'This should not happen to our people': MSU track, friends mourn death of teammate Tony Martin

MSU track athletes, coaches and friends of Tony Martin gathered at The Rock on Monday to honor their teammate, who was killed Sunday. → Read More

Lemonade League: Schedule, ticket prices set for Lansing Lugnuts' summer baseball creation

The Lemonade League's first games will be played on July 23 with the season ending on Aug. 20, all at Cooley Law School Stadium. → Read More

MHSAA: Fall sports season will play as scheduled. But there are also contingency plans.

As of now, high school football practices will begin on Aug. 10, the rest on Aug. 12 and no changes made to the fall sports schedule. → Read More

MHSAA: Fall sports season will play as scheduled. But there are also contingency plans.

As of now, high school football practices will begin on Aug. 10, the rest on Aug. 12 and no changes made to the fall sports schedule. → Read More