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Mark Hollis among best athletic directors in college sports

Some strong praise for the Spartans’ AD.

NCAA Football: Furman at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State's Mark Hollis voted among country's top athletic directors |
When Sports Illustrated asked a group of media members and athletic directors to rate the best ADs in the country, Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis graded out very well.

Michigan State Hosting 2018 Big Ten Wrestling Championships - Michigan State Athletics
Michigan State will host the 2018 Big Ten Conference Wrestling Championships at the Breslin Student Events Center on Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4. Michigan State hosts its regular-season matches at Jenison Field House, but will host the B1G Championships at the Breslin Center.

See what's new in August update of state's top 50 football recruits |
Here is a look into MLive's top 50 high school football recruits, who Michigan State got three of commits from recently.

Candidate for MSU's most improved player impressing at corner - 247
In his third year in the program, sophomore corner Josh Butler has made major strides since the spring, according to his coaches.

Ithaca star Kayla Belles commits to Michigan State night before knee surgery -
In her junior season, Belles averaged 19 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots a game and was named the MLive Saginaw News Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

Michigan State has three leaders in hotly-contested competition for punt returner |
Brandon Sowards handled Michigan State punt returns last season but the Spartans want more production.

Now splitting time at LB and DE, Michigan State's Brandon Randle ready to make plays off edge |
Randle, a redshirt freshman, could improve Michigan State's pass rush.

Tony Dungy, Tampa sports teams help pay to move Confederate statue - ESPN
Tony Dungy helped lead a charge to pay to move a Confederate statue from in front of a Tampa, Florida, courthouse.

Spartans PF commit Thomas Kithier transferring, will play with future MSU teammate Foster Loyer -
Kither, a 6-foot-8 talent, committed to Michigan State last August and will now play alongside fellow Spartans commit Foster Loyer, the top-rated point guard in the state's 2018 class.

Tripleheader on Saturday, August 19 Highlights NFL Network's Live Week 2 Preseason Schedule
On Saturday, August 19, NFL Network offers a tripleheader of live Week 2 preseason games beginning at 3:00 PM ET when rookie running back Christian McCaffrey and the Panthers travel to face quarterback Marcus Mariota and the Titans. At 7:00 PM ET, the Cowboys host the Colts, followed by the Broncos at the 49ers at 10:00 PM ET.

Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Elliott Preparing for Long Battle with NFL
The odds are against Ezekiel Elliott beating Roger Goodell. Joe Mixon looks good, but he can't outrun his past. And Odell Beckham opens eyes yet again. All that and more in this week's 10-Point Stance.

Doctor Football: All-American, NFL, Brain Surgeon. Next Stop: White House?
He has the ultimate resume—and he's only 30. Walk along the career path of Myron Rolle, who's setting a new standard for overachievers every day.

Rewriting the NFL’s Positional Lexicon
Positional distinctions are disappearing. Rushing yards are losing meaning. And offensive and defensive schemes are shifting from game to game — if not drive to drive.

Rating preseason job security of all 32 NFL head coaches 2017 - Who's on hot seat
Jets coach Todd Bowles has one of the worst rosters in the league. Bowles isn't alone on the hot seat, however. NFL Nation reporters evaluate all 32 spots.

CBS Sports has added play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins to the 2017 NFL lineup. Mowins will become the first woman to ever call play-by-play for the Network’s NFL games when she teams with new game analyst Jay Feely to call Cleveland-Indianapolis on Sept. 24.

NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith: 2021 strike or lockout very likely - ESPN
A work stoppage in 2021 is "almost a virtual certainty," NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith told Sports Illustrated in a video interview posted Thursday.