From roses to the Red Box for MSU Football

You’ve probably heard of the Rose Bowl before. But have you ever heard of the Red Box Bowl? Michigan State found out that after their 7-5 season they’d be heading to Santa Clara to take on Oregon. The bowl game has had seven different names before, with the most recent name deriving from the DVD rental company. The MSU football team is remaining positive about the game, calling it a good opportunity for the program.

Watch Focal Point: Engler cancels Nassar survivor fund, Michigan new minimum wage and more

On the last show of the semester, Interim President John Engler has put a halt to a fund dedicated to help Larry Nassar survivors. Plus, a easy way to get money in Michigan could soon not be possible. Also, a student is trying to get more American flags installed on campus, but he’s being met with complications. In sports, the MSU football team is going west for their bowl game against Oregon. This week in entertainment, Kevin Hart gives up his Oscar-hosting gig after old homophobic slurs resurface.

Smartphone gambling–even on college sports–under review by state

By NICK KIPPER
Capital News Service

LANSING — A trio of bills that would legalize and regulate online gambling from a smartphone or computer is awaiting a vote in the Senate before year’s end.  

If the Senate approves, the state’s three commercial casinos and 24 tribal casinos could set up online platforms for players to gamble through. That includes sports betting, poker, blackjack and any online version of games offered at the casinos. Michiganders would be able to gamble on college and even high school sports, if a casino chooses. Supporters say it could boost state revenues.

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Stormy Daniels is coming to Lansing for one night only at a Night Club. Dunkin has had its DD rewards memberships get hacked and some information has been stolen. Spongebob Squarepants creator and animator Steven Hillenburg has passed away. Washington Redskins claim a new player but he comes with attached difficulties. General motors is closing down several factories in Michigan, Ohio, and Maryland.

Two decades later, this MSU fan hasn’t missed a single game

It started with two tickets to a volleyball game 19 years ago. Two decades later, they haven’t missed a single game. Stephanie Russell traded in barbie dolls for basketball and baby dolls for volleyballs a long time ago. “Love, love state,” said Russell. A love for State so big, everything in her room is sparty-filled.