Elite Michigan athletes hit by Olympics postponement

Where does postponement of the summer Olympics until 2021 leave the elite athletes who’ve been training hard for Tokyo? A Team USA softball player from Allen Park and a Team USA BMX racer from Southwest Michigan share their thoughts. For news and sports sections. By Katrianna Ray.

Fate of senior season rests on day-to-day decisions

High school seniors around the state have most likely played their last games in their high school careers including Okemos seniors Mitchell Sambaer and Rio Tomlinson; Sambaer waits to close another noteworthy basketball season while Tomlinson’s final season had yet to start.

Williamston boys basketball fights for first in the CAAC Red

The Williamston Hornets are fighting for their eighth straight league title as they face off against Mason on Feb. 28. As they look forward to Districts, they will have a chance to redeem themselves from one of the two losses on the season, when they play Lansing Eastern in the first round.

Presidents of state universities to talk pay for athletes

Presidents of Michigan’s 15 public universities are discussing a proposal to comply with an NCAA mandate to compensate student athletes for commercial use of their name, likeness and image. Concerns include possible impacts on regulations and recruitment. We hear from the Michigan Association of State Universities, Saginaw Valley State and the Michigan High School Athletics Association. For sports and news sections.

WATCH: Nancy Pelosi’s Response to President Trumps Budget Proposal, Michigan State Gymnastic Trial, and a History Making Film

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have responded to President Donald Trump’s budget proposal. Former Michigan State Gymnastic Coach Kathie Klages is on trial for two counts of lying to authorities in connection with Larry Nassar. The film Parasite made history at the Oscars on Sunday Night. Parasite was the first non-English speaking film to ever win best motion picture.

Michigan State guard Taryn McCutcheon surveys the court as she dribbles

‘He was the biggest advocate’ to female athletes

The death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant on Jan. 26 shook the hoops community to its core. Even though the five-time NBA champion is best known for his feats in men’s basketball, his loss also t devastated the women’s sports world, a community for which he was a lifelong advocate. 

On the campus of Michigan State university, the women’s basketball team, a group comprised of many lifelong Bryant fans, is saddened. 

“It’s very sad, it’s almost surreal, especially as a parent of two daughters,” assistant coach Maria Fantanarosa said. “He was the most high profile supporter of the women’s game. And I don’t think that’s because he had four daughters, I think that was because he was a very visionary guy.