Former MSU basketball star Branden Dawson reflects on career

From 2011 to 2015, Branden Dawson was one of the key players for the Michigan State University men’s basketball team. A native of Gary, Indiana, Dawson came from little, but he was blessed with the ability to play basketball. He is MSU’s career blocks leader with 142, fifth in career starts, sixth in career steals and seventh in career rebounds. Dawson is also one of just three players in MSU history with 1,000 career points and 100 career blocks, joining Draymond Green and Adreian Payne. Dawson took some time to answer questions about his basketball journey, his motivation and his future goals.

Tommy John surgery is risk for baseball players, but ‘part of the game,’ pitching coach says

Mike Steele was a three-time minor league all-star before Tommy John surgery put his pitching career on hold. A growing number of pitchers face the surgery — which repairs ligament damage in the elbow — as a result of overuse and poor technique, according to Major League Baseball’s Pitch Smart program. The program aims to reduce pitcher injuries, particularly among youth players. “A lot of my past teammates and former players had the Tommy John surgery,” said Steele, a Michigan State University assistant coach for the 2006 and 2007 seasons, who had the surgery in February 2002 while playing for the Detroit Tigers. “Especially nowadays when you get a lot of kids who haven’t trained a lot.

MSU students do not expect free tuition anytime soon

College tuition these days is through the roof and students are stacking up thousands of dollars of debt.  With the presidential election coming up, students are wondering if they’ll ever see free tuition become a reality. Students at the Oct. 6 Bernie Sanders rally at Michigan State University had a lot to say about free tuition. Clara Wilson, a sophomore studying social relations and policy, said “I probably won’t see free tuition while I am a student.