Minnesota Golden Gophers

Latest charges leave Spartans trying to repair reputation

On the day three Michigan State football players were charged with criminal sexual conduct, coach Mark Dantonio and athletic director Mark Hollis held a somber news conference, befitting a program that has a lot of work to do to repair its reputation.

"I would say last year, if you came up here to talk, we probably were on the cusp of being exactly what you want in major college football," Dantonio said. "But one year has changed some of that — a lot of that. So now we have to deal with that aspect of our program, and we have to change it back."

Josh King, Demetric Vance and Donnie Corley Jr. were the three players charged Tuesday , and all three were...

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