MSU FOOTBALL NOTES AND OTHER STUFF

     Michigan State's football team votes on team captains Wednesday night.  The Spartans, now with one practice per day, are now concentrating fully on preparation for the opening game a week from Saturday at California.  The Spartans' newly renovated football building will be unveiled to the media and donors tomorrow afternoon.  I saw the entrance to the Perles Plaza with all of the signage which is now in place and it will be quite glittering with the landscaping completed.

     Olivet College unveiled its $5.1 million Cutler Events Center Wednesday.  The proud school now has 44,500 square feet in a two story building to host numerous athletic competitions.  Dave Cutler donated $4.3 million of the funds-- he played on the 1961 Olivet team that fashioned an 8-1 record.

     Both Chicago and Minnesota won day baseball games on Wednesday.  So even if the Tigers complete a 3-game sweep of Texas Wednesday night they'll still be 10 1/2 games out of first place.  The first two wins in the series left Detroit with a 62-64 record and 36 games remaining-- 20 home and 16 on the road.  After Texas, the Tigers head to Kansas City for the week end.

     Try driving around the MSU campus these days.  The students are moving back in and with all of the detours and road construction, getting around is difficult to say the least.  And there will be new commuter routes for fans at MSU football games because of the railroad track work on the campus' south end.  The peaceful summer is now gone and more than just athletes can be seen moving about.

     Eight days to the start of high school football season.  Sexton at Holt and East Lansing at Haslett look like terrific opening night match ups and Okemos vs. Mason is also a traditional game.  The first Sports Blitz will be seen on channel ten at 11:15pm next Thursday with more prep highlights than you can ever imagine.

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