It often takes a good reminder of how much more important than sports life truly is. If there is one thing that is entirely representative of this fact, it is this video.
This MSU student, Jacob Schemmel, made this video and yesterday posted it to YouTube and since then, it has taken off and views have approached 50,000 rapidly.
It is a challenge we all can use: Everybody Love Everybody.
Cousins in New York
Kirk Cousins was a one of 16 National Football Foundation National Scholarship Athletes and a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy -- recognizing the best scholar-athlete in the nation.
Cousins was rewarded with an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship. The NFF Awards Dinner was in New York on Tuesday night.
While spending the past few years becoming the winningest quarterback in MSU history, he compiled a 3.68 grade-point average in kinesiology.
Thirteen Spartans named Academic All-Big Ten
Along with Cousins, twelve other members of the Michigan State football team were named Academic All-Big Ten today. To qualify, players must be in at least their second academic year of college and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Mike Sadler, a redshirt freshman punter from Grand Rapids, was one of 14 athletes -- four football players -- in the Big Ten to carry a 4.0 GPA.
The other Spartans named Academic All-Big Ten: Max Bullough, finance sophomore; Larry Caper, advertising junior; John Deyo, agribusiness management senior; Joel Foreman, criminal justice senior; Jeremy Gainer, hospitality business junior; Travis Jackson, no preference sophomore; Nate Klatt, accounting junior; Andrew Maxwell, supply chain management junior; Keith Nichol, supply chain management senior; Ethan Ruhland, human biology senior; Brad Sonntag, hospitality business senior.
In total, 90 Spartan athletes earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. To see the full list, click here.
Spartans inspired by Okemos girls battle with cancer
This is a very special story by the LSJ's Joe Rexrode from a couple of weeks ago, and it is worth revisiting. The level of our players involvement in this girl's battle makes you proud to cheer this guys on when they are on the field, because they are doing great things in the community.
Tribute to our seniors
Lastly, this video surfaced last night and highlights the play and dedication of the senior class -- the winningest in MSU's history. Best momen, if you ask me, is at 1:41 when Cousins is getting the team pumped before a game. We are thankful for these players and their contributions to this program. Couldn't ask for a better group to represent our university.