The State – 03/21/22

Rachel Fulton

Renee Elsie’s Goldsberry’s homecoming to the Wharton Center

Renee Elise Goldsberry may go by names like Angelica Schuyler or Mimi on Broadway, but at the Wharton Center on March 26, she is finally able to perform under her own name and tell her unique and personal story.

Taking a break from starring in critically-acclaimed musicals and TV shows, Goldsberry will be singing through the biggest successes and inspirations in her career, finally tapping into herself instead of a character, something she was unfamiliar with when she started performing concerts.

When she acclimated to an audience focusing on her instead of a company of performers, she always strived for a personal connection with the crowd.

She described the feeling as spending two hours in her living room with her instead of perpetuating an audience and performer.

Despite not pursuing a career in the NFL, Luke Campbell performed at MSU’s Pro Day for a special cause

During Michigan State football’s Pro Day, where 15 former players all performed exercises to show off their skills to scouts in hopes of getting a chance to play professionally, Luke Campbell, a former offensive lineman, was there for a different reason.

In July of 2018, Ian Pomeroy passed away at the age of six from diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, which is a fast-growing and inoperable form of brain cancer.

Campbell chose to do bench press reps for Ian at the Pro Day, hence the name of his campaign “Reps for Ian.”

Although Campbell’s goal was 23-25 reps of 225 pounds, he was just shy of his mark with 21 reps. Although he was slightly disappointed with his results, his real goal is to raise as much money as he can.

‘He’ll have total respect:’ Michigan State eyes first-round reunion with Davidson’s Foster Loyer

On Selection Sunday, Michigan State Head Coach Tom Izzo got off the bus back from Indianapolis, held a quick meeting with his team, drove home, sat in the sauna for a little and found himself turning on his TV to watch the Atlantic 10 Tournament championship.

He watched not to scout Davidson, a team ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi projected as a likely opponent for the Spartans in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, and definitely not for Richmond, who broke an 11-year tournament appearance drought with a pair of free throws, pulling out the 64-62 bid-stealing win.

Rather, he turned on his TV just to watch Davidson senior guard Foster Loyer, the same one he’s been watching all year.

Loyer’s night against his former team was one to forget though, as the Wildcats fell to MSU by one in the opening round and Loyer failed to score double digits.

Based on original reporting by Liz Nass, Nick Lundberg and Sean Reider. Script by Shakyra Mabone.