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Today the Big Ten Conference announced 788 different student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference Team.
Among them: Spartan punter, Mike Sadler.
But while it is an honor to make it onto that list of names, Sadler didn’t just blend in with the crowd.
A much smaller group was further honored as a group in which all members maintained perfect GPA’s throughout the fall season.
That’s right, not only did Sadler meet the required 3.0 GPA to make the Academic All-Big Ten team, but the punter managed a 4.0 GPA in applied engineering sciences for the season as well as averaging 39.6 yards per punt on the field.
Sadler is only one of 14 student-athletes to make the requirement of a flawless GPA in the Big Ten, and he is also only one of 14 freshmen (redshirt) presently punting in the FBS.
He is currently tied for 25th in the nation with 19 of his punts landing inside of the 20 yard line, and stands tied for eighth for the most punts pinned inside of the 10 (Sadler has nine).
The Grand Rapids native boasts a career-long of 55 yds, which came earlier this year against Notre Dame.
Sadler plays one of the most crucial roles, as punter, in what head coach Mark Dantonio constantly stresses as one of the keys to victory: special teams. Although not always given due credit, Sadler has been a big part of the Spartans winning the field position battle, and in turn, winning games this fall.
Look for Sadler and the rest of the Michigan State squad on Jan. 2, when they take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the Outback Bowl.
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Breslin Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Michigan State Spartans and the visiting Cent Conn State Blue Devils in college hoops action on Wednesday.
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NEW YORK - Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins was in the presence of some of college football's all-time greats on Tuesday at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel.
Michigan State hockey coach Tom Anastos has announced that three players signed National Letters of Intent in the fall signing period and will join the Spartans in the fall of 2012. Forward Ryan Keller, Defenseman John Draeger and goaltender Jake Hildebrand will join three previous signees - forward Matt DeBlouw and defensemen Rhett Holland and Travis Walsh on the Spartan roster for next season.
Follow along and comment as Michigan State hosts Central Connecticut at the Breslin Center tonight. The game is being televised on ESPNU.
A person in the athletics department told MLive.com Thursday that Corey Deshawn Gaston, who is wanted on child rape charges, was not on any of the Michigan State hockey rosters.
Spartan Stadium may soon have new scoreboards. Michigan State University administrators will ask the Board of Trustees Friday for approval to begin the planning process on an $8 million upgrade to the stadium's scoreboards and sound system, university spokesman Kent Cassella said in an e-mail to the Free Press.
Cousins was in New York on Tuesday night for the National Football Foundation Awards Dinner as one of 16 NFF National Scholarship Athletes.
Lykendra had her fourth double-double of the season and Kiana had eight assists.
The academic All-Big Ten team was announced Wednesday....
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How about the front end of a home-and-home between Michigan and Michigan State? They face off at Yost Arena at 7:30 p.m. (FSD). Then, if you're a Wolverines fan, stick around for "BLUE Ice -- The Story of Michigan Hockey" at 10, a university-produced documentary that covers the program from the very old days up to The Big Chill at the Big House.
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The U.S. Marshals have added a former Michigan State University hockey player suspected of raping a young girl to their 15 Most Wanted fugitive list.
In June 2007, Corey D. Gaston, 33, allegedly broke into a Detroit home and kidnapped a 10-year-old girl through her bedroom window, according to the U.S. Marshals office, which added Gaston to their fugitive list today.
Here are notes and quotes from Michigan State's 89-69 victory over Central Connecticut State Wednesday night in East Lansing: