Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press

Chris Solari

Detroit Free Press

East Lansing, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Chris:

Michigan State basketball's Rocket Watts (foot) to miss Oakland game

Michigan State basketball freshman Rocket Watts will not play Saturday for No. 15 Michigan State against Oakland at LIttle Caesars Arena in Detroit. → Read More

Michigan State basketball, football live chat with Chris Solari at 10 a.m.

Welcome to our Michigan State basketball and football live chat with Free Press sports writer Chris Solari. → Read More

Mark Dantonio hopes Pinstripe Bowl a turning point for Michigan State football

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio sees the Pinstripe Bowl matchup vs. Wake Forest as a chance for the Spartans to spring foward into 2020. → Read More

Michigan State basketball's Tom Izzo happy to see Aaron Henry hustling, shooting more

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo is demanding more from Aaron Henry, and the sophomore showed his aggressiveness vs. Rutgers. → Read More

Michigan State football's Mark Dantonio: We're watching transfer portal to add to team

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio said the Spartans are keeping an eye on the NCAA transfer portal to potentially add in 2020 recruiting. → Read More

Michigan State football DE Kenny Willekes wins Burlsworth Trophy as best former walk-on

Michigan State football defensive end Kenny Willekes on Monday won the Burlsworth Trophy, awarded annually to the nation's top former walk-on. → Read More

MSU football reached the Pinstripe Bowl and the CFP this year: College Football Purgatory

Michigan State football is in the middle of College Football Purgatory. A win or loss in the Pinstripe Bowl vs. Wake Forest won't change that. → Read More

Michigan State basketball pulls away from Rutgers, 77-65, led by Cassius Winston

Cassius Winston, Xavier Tillman and Aaron Henry combined for 49 points, 17 rebounds and 13 assists for Michigan State Spartans → Read More

Michigan State football vs. Wake Forest in Pinstripe Bowl: Three things we're watching

Looking ahead to Michigan State football’s Pinstripe Bowl matchup against Wake Forest on Dec. 27 in New York. → Read More

Michigan State football heading to Pinstripe Bowl vs. Wake Forest

Michigan State Spartans football heads to the Pinstripe Bowl in New York vs. Wake Forest on Dec. 27 at Yankee Stadium → Read More

Michigan State basketball vs. Rutgers: Scouting report, prediction

Previewing No. 12 Michigan State basketball's Big Ten opener against Rutgers on Sunday at Breslin Center (7 p.m./BTN). → Read More

Projecting Michigan State football's bowl destination: Detroit or New York?

Here is a look at what Michigan State football's bowl chances are going into Sunday's announcement, with the Quick Lane and Pinstripe bowls the likely options. → Read More

Michigan State basketball's Rocket Watts out for Big Ten opener, may miss more time

Michigan State basketball freshman guard Rocket Watts will miss Sunday's Big Ten opener vs. Rutgers with an injury to his left leg. → Read More

Michigan State football's Dimitri Douglas 8th to transfer; Bouyer-Randle finds a home

Michigan State football OL Dimitri Douglas is 8th Spartan in NCAA transfer portal; Brandon Bouyer-Randle headed to Texas Tech → Read More

Why Michigan State football's coaching staff shuffle failed to fix broken offense

Mark Dantonio's decision to shuffle Michigan State football's offensive coaching staff did not improve production → Read More

Tom Izzo, Michigan State basketball searching everywhere for normalcy

A tough schedule and a death has complicated Michigan State basketball's quest for a national championship. Now, they are simply seeking normalcy. → Read More

Michigan State football RB Elijah Collins named to third-team All-Big Ten offense

Redshirt freshman running back Elijah Collins earned third-team All-Big Ten honors Wednesday, the only Spartan on the first three offensive teams. → Read More

Michigan State basketball 'embarrassed' by subpar effort in home loss Duke

Xavier Tillman felt No. 12 MIchigan State "got embarrassed at home" as No. 8 Duke bullied the Spartans in an 87-75 win Tuesday in East Lansing. → Read More

Michigan State basketball pummeled by Vernon Carey-led Duke, 87-75

No. 8 Duke took advantage of miscues by No. 12 MSU early. The Spartans’ giveaways turning into breakaway points the other way, their struggles at the free-throw line costing them easy points. → Read More

Why Michigan State's Tom Izzo calls Xavier Tillman 'my new Draymond Green'

They share a number, and Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo sees similarities between Michigan State forward Xavier Tillman and Draymond Green. → Read More