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Football team tries to learn from Michigan State scandal

Aug. 12, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Every now and then, when the Michigan State football team won't be together for a little while, it's a good time for another reminder. Safety Khari Willis explained the message: "It's me, Joe (Bachie), Brian (Lewerke), Grayson (Miller), Matt Morrissey reiterating: Make good...

New AD Bill Beekman gets 5-year deal at Michigan State

Jul. 18, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman's contract with the school runs through July 2023 and pays him a base salary of $750,000 a year. The school released Beekman's employment agreement Wednesday, two days after announcing he would be Michigan State's athletic director...

Michigan State board approves school's athletic director

Jul. 17, 2018 11:13 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to appoint interim Athletic Director Bill Beekman to his job on a permanent basis. Tuesday's vote came at a special meeting to consider Beekman for the job he's held on an interim basis since early February. It...

New AD taking charge at Michigan St: 'We must do better'

Jul. 16, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The new athletic director at Michigan State faces issues beyond just trying to win games and compete for championships. That much is obvious, and Bill Beekman acknowledged it. "The last several years have been among the darkest in our history," Beekman said. "Among the over 300...

AP source: Michigan State set to hire Bill Beekman as AD

Jul. 14, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

Michigan State is set to hire Bill Beekman as athletic director, a person with knowledge of the decision said Saturday. Beekman has been the interim head of the troubled athletic department since early February. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. Beekman took over on...