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.
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.
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.
In this edition of Focal Point, the director of MSU Museums is suspended for keeping his sources under wraps. Vice President MIke Pence visits Lansing and things are heating up in the Democrats. Michigan’s primary is on March 10, and we speak with Lansing’s city clerk to learn about voting in the primary.
This week on Focal Point, a look at Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s new education budget. The verdict is in on former MSU gymnastics coach Kathie Klages. We go live to Munn Ice Arena for a look at this week in sports. All this and more on Focal Point,
This week on Focal Point, we’re live from a local flower shop to see how people are sharing the love on Valentine’s Day. Over the weekend, the Lansing Women’s Expo celebrated 20 years with more than 300 attendees. The Lansing Pup House celebrates Valentine’s Day with their pets during speed dating for dogs. In entertainment, the 92nd Oscar’s had a lot of firsts and Justin Bieber returns from a four-year hiatus with a new album.
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.
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.
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.
On this week’s edition of Focal Point, we’re live from Olin Health Center with an update on the coronavirus. Michigan State football’s head coach Mark Dantonio retires. A new break could start this fall for Michigan State students and staff.