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 Gabe Brown, Marcus Bingham open to 5th season

Could Gabe Brown and Marcus Bingham Jr. return to Michigan State basketball next year for a fifth season? Both seniors are keeping the option open. → Read More

Michigan State basketball: Inside Tom Izzo's rare staff shakeup

Michigan State basketball also awarded a scholarship to legacy guard Davis Smith, son of Steve Smith. → Read More

Michigan State basketball needs more production from Marcus Bingham Jr. Here's the plan

Marcus Bingham Jr. came on strong late last season for Michigan State basketball. Coach Tom Izzo wants his senior 7-footer to do more this winter. → Read More

Michigan State football: What we learned vs. Indiana, what to watch vs. Michigan

Looking at what happened in No. 7 Michigan State’s 20-15 win at Indiana, and looking ahead to Spartans' bye week before hosting No. 6 Michigan. → Read More

Michigan State football's defenders come to rescue of stalled run, pass offense

A look at Michigan State football players who helped their stock and those who hurt it during the Spartans' 20-15 win Saturday at Indiana. → Read More

Michigan State football's Tyler Hunt shows off arm, hands on critical drive vs. Indiana

Michigan State football TE Tyler Hunt was a QB in high school. He showed off his arm during a crucial drive in the win over Indiana on Saturday. → Read More

Michigan State football weathers adversity, inconsistent play to avoid upset vs. Indiana

There were no big splash plays on offense, and Michigan State football wasn't particularly sharp, but found a way to win at Indiana on Saturday. → Read More

Defense comes up large, as Michigan State football holds off upset-minded Indiana, 20-15

Michigan State Spartans remain undefeated, thanks to three takeaways and a few clutch plays on offense and special teams, to beat Indiana → Read More

Michigan State football without Jalen Hunt, Drew Beesley; Penix out for Indiana

Michigan State football RB Kenneth Walker III is dressed vs. Indiana after tweaking his ankle in last week's 31-13 win at Rutgers. → Read More

Predicting if Michigan State football can stay unbeaten vs. Indiana Hoosiers

Free Press sports writers pick Saturday's game between Michigan State and Indiana. → Read More

Long-time friends A.J. Hoggard, Tyson Walker compete for Michigan State basketball PG job

A.J. Hoggard met Tyson Walker on the travel circuit in fourth grade. They are now competing to be Michigan State basketball's starting point guard. → Read More

Michigan State football preparing for two quarterbacks once again against Indiana

Michigan State football's defense is preparing for two quarterbacks as the No. 9 Spartans head to Indiana on Saturday. → Read More

Michigan State football has a good problem to have at wide receiver

A look at Michigan State football players who helped their stock and those who hurt it during the Spartans' 31-13 win Saturday at Rutgers. → Read More

Michigan State football fixing 'operational issues' entering pivotal game at Indiana

Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker talks to the media ahead of Saturday's matchup vs. Indiana. → Read More

Michigan State football wants to avoid falling in trap vs. Indiana, without hobbled QB

Looking at what happened in No. 9 Michigan State’s 31-13 win at Rutgers, and looking ahead to Saturday’s BIg Ten East game at Indiana. → Read More

Here's why Michigan State football's Cal Haladay may be the defensive MVP this year

Michigan State linebacker Cal Haladay, suspended for the first half of Saturday's game against Rutgers, made a big difference in the second half. → Read More

Michigan State football's big plays lead to 31-13 win over Rutgers

Jalen Nailor dominated the first half, then Kenneth Walker III and Michigan State Spartans' defense stole the show in 2nd half to beat Rutgers → Read More

Michigan State football thin at defensive end vs. Rutgers

Defensive ends Drew Beesley and Jack Camper remain out as the 11th-ranked Michigan State Spartans visit Rutgers football → Read More

Predicting whether Michigan State, Michigan football remain unbeaten in road showdowns

Free Press sports writers predict the winners of Michigan football's game against Rutgers and Michigan State football's game against Nebraska. → Read More

Why Michigan State's Kenneth Walker III, Jayden Reed are Heisman hopefuls

Michigan State football QB Payton Thorne thinks wide receiver Jayden Reed and running back Kenneth Walker III should be in the Heisman Trophy mix. → Read More