Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press

Chris Solari

Detroit Free Press

East Lansing, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Chris:

Donations pour in for mid-Michigan flood victims at Meridian school

Volunteers at Meridian elementary handed out everything from bleach to pet food to PPE to aid flood victims. → Read More

Peters, Stabenow blast private ownership of major infrastructure in wake of Midland flood

Peters: "We had a dam here that .... was able to continue to fail for a number of years without substantive action. That can't happen again.” → Read More

Spartan Speak: Joshua Langford shoots for MSU basketball return, NCAA allows voluntary workouts

Graham and Chris discuss the potential return of college sports, Joshua Langford, NBA draft, Curtis Blackwell, recruiting and more. → Read More

Opinion: Examining the hurdles before college football can return in fall

Everyone wants a college football season this fall. But a number of issues beyond simply restricting fans will factor into the decision. → Read More

As shock of season fades, Michigan State's Cassius Winston waits for chance in NBA

Cassius Winston's senior season at Michigan State basketball came to a sudden end. The Detroit native is now preparing for a hopeful NBA future. → Read More

Michigan State basketball's Mady Sissoko's journey from Mali heads to East Lansing soon

Mady Sissoko left West Afrida for Utah to play basketball. He arrives at Michigan State in a week to take the next step in his basketball journey. → Read More

Ex-Michigan State football captain Darien Harris helping sell Mel Tucker's Spartan vision

Ex-Michigan State football LB and captain Darien Harris is back as director of player engagement, selling Mel Tucker's vision of his new program. → Read More

Michigan State football gets 10th commit for 2021 class in Florida CB Chuck Brantley

Michigan State Spartans football landed a 2021 commitment from three-star cornerback Chuck Brantley out of Venice, Florida. → Read More

Michigan State football lands 2021 TE/WR Kameron Allen from Texas

Michigan State football landed a commitment from three-star Texas tight end/wide receiver Kameron Allen on Wednesday, the Spartans' ninth for 2021. → Read More

Michigan State commit Pierre Brooks II the latest to come from Detroit's royal court

Pierre Brooks II hopes to be the next player to take his talent from Detroit's St. Cecilia Gym to Michigan State basketball → Read More

Michigan State football lands commitment from 2021 New Jersey OL Kevin Wigenton II

Michigan State football coach Mel Tucker landed a 2021 commitment from three-star offensive lineman Kevin Wigenton II from New Jersey on Monday. → Read More

Michigan State football's top 2021 NFL draft prospects: An early look

Here is a peek at which Michigan State football players could be prospects for the 2021 NFL draft. → Read More

Michigan State football lands 3-star 2021 QB prospect Hamp Fay from Texas

Michigan State football coach Mel Tucker has his first quarterback commitment for 2021 in Hamp Fay from Fort Worth, Texas. → Read More

Kenny Willekes goes from viking haircut to a Minnesota Vikings teammate of Kirk Cousins

Defensive end Kenny Willekes will join another former Michigan State football great Kirk Cousins as teammates with the Minnesota VIkings. → Read More

Minnesota Vikings take Michigan State DE Kenny Willekes in Round 7 of 2020 NFL draft

The Minnesota Vikings selected the Michigan State's Kenny Willekes with the 225th pick of the seventh round in the 2020 NFL draft on Saturday. → Read More

Jacksonville Jaguars take Michigan State CB Josiah Scott in Round 4 of 2020 NFL draft

The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Michigan State football's Josiah Scott with the No. 137 overall pick in the fourth round in the 2020 NFL draft → Read More

Michigan State football's defensive line makeover led by Naquan Jones, Drew Beesley

Losing three starters, Michigan State football defensive line coach Ron Burton feels DE Drew Beesley and DTs Naquan Jones and Jacob Slade are up next. → Read More

NFL draft: Michigan State football's Kenny Willekes out to prove doubters wrong again

Kenny Willekes was not 100% in his last year at Michigan State. The defensive end from Rockford believes he is now physically ready to tackle the NFL. → Read More

Why Michigan State football is drawing on past 'brotherhood' in coaching staff hires

Holdover Michigan State football assistant coaches Mike Tressel and Ron Burton are excited to be a part of Mel Tucker's new staff with the Spartans. → Read More

NFL draft analyst: Michigan State's Josiah Scott a Day 1 starter; doesn't love Kenny Willekes

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah believes in Michigan State football CB Josiah Scott but not as much in DE Kenny Willekes. → Read More