Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press

Chris Solari

Detroit Free Press

East Lansing, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Chris:

Michigan football, Michigan State football record predictions: Both will be mediocre

Our Free Press college football writers break down the Big Ten schedule and give predictions on how both Michigan and Michigan State will fare: → Read More

Michigan State football's new schedule: Mel Tucker's debut season gets tough real quick

Things are expected to get harder immediately for Mel Tucker, with Michigan State football scheduled to travel to Michigan on Oct. 31. → Read More

Spartan Speak: Big Ten football season pushes full-steam ahead and what it means for MSU

The B1G football season, once destined for the spring, now starts in a month. Graham and Chris tell you why, and answer your MSU football questions. → Read More

Michigan State AD confused by rumors of opt-out, says COVID-19 disruption of play 'inevitable'

Michigan State football would not have opted out of Big Ten's return, athletic Bill Beekman said. But he feels a COVID-19 disruption is 'inevitable.' → Read More

Michigan State AD Bill Beekman: Playing football will allow us to break even financially

Bill Beekman believes bringing back Big Ten football will be the difference between a massive budget hole and MSU’s athletic department breaking even. → Read More

Big Ten football reinstated: Here's what we know about when they'll play, daily testing

There remains plenty of details to finalize, but Big Ten football will attempt a comeback this fall. → Read More

Sources: Big Ten football is back, plans to return Oct. 24

The Big Ten Conference will begin the football season Oct. 24, meaning the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans will be in action this fall → Read More

Big Ten football remains in limbo after another day of stalling

The Big Ten did not vote on whether to resume football on Tuesday, dragging on the conference's soap opera at least one more day. → Read More

Is Big Ten football coming back? Hot mic adds another wrinkle to twisted saga

Ted Carter, University of Nebraska's president, was caught on a hot microphone saying the Big Ten will make an announcement on football Tuesday night. → Read More

Michigan State's Alan Haller finalist for Central Michigan athletic director

Michigan State deputy AD Alan Haller is one of three finalists who will interview this week for Central Michigan's athletic director job. → Read More

Michigan State football adds three-star RB Audric Estime to 2021 class

Michigan State football landed a commitment from three-star New Jersey running back Audric Estime on Sunday, the Spartans' 15th for their 2021 class. → Read More

Sources: Optimism for Big Ten football restart is growing; no vote on Sunday

Big Ten presidents and chancellors met Sunday and there appears to be optimism behind a fall restart of football, sources told the Free Press. → Read More

Michigan State basketball's Tom Izzo likes how his team sacrificed in unprecedented summer

Tom Izzo felt Michigan State basketball players improved their games this summer under odd circumstances. How much? That is hard to say. → Read More

Michigan State football gets 2021 three-star DB from Louisiana as Mel Tucker extends reach

Michigan State football landed a 2021 commitment from three-star DB Jah'von Grigsby from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. → Read More

Latest Michigan State athletics COVID numbers: 12 more athletes tested positive last week

Michigan State had 12 athletes test positive for COVID-19 out of 168 administered last week, with all 29 staff members' tests coming back negative. → Read More

Michigan legislators, other lawmakers push Big Ten to play football this fall

Michigan lawmakers joined fellow Republicans from five other states with a letter sent to Big Ten leaders to reconsider a decision to delay football. → Read More

Michigan State football's Dominique Long stays fluid, waits for his chance at CB

Michigan State football senior Dominique Long has been a special teams star waiting his turn on defense for three years. So what's a few more months? → Read More

Spartan Speak: Donald Trump talks to Kevin Warren, and Big Ten football's future

Is the Big Ten football season really on the 'one-yard line'? Graham and Chris analyze the ever-shifting goalline on the league's 2020/2021 season. → Read More

Two more Michigan State athletes test positive for COVID-19

Michigan State had two athletes register positive results for COVID-19 and no staff members among more than 200 tests administered last week. → Read More

Why Michigan State football's Matt Allen wants to play despite brother's COVID-19 case

Michigan State football senior Matt Allen was set at center this fall, even though his brother Brian was the first NFL player to get COVID-19. → Read More