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BREAKING: MSU officially fires Mel Tucker

Jack Moreland
Mel Tucker on the sidelines during MSU’s game against Richmond on September 9, 2023. The Spartans defeated Richmond, 45-14. Photo Credit: Jack Moreland/WDBM

EAST LANSING – Michigan State University has officially fired head football coach Mel Tucker, the school announced on Wednesday. 

Tucker, who has been under Title IX investigation by the university for sexual harassment, was let go after starting his fourth season as MSU head coach. 

“I write on behalf of the University to terminate the Amended Employment Agreement, dated November 24, 2021,” Michigan State athletic director Alan Haller said in a press release. 

Due to Tucker’s firing, the NCAA transfer portal will open up for 30 days, allowing MSU football players to leave the program if they choose.

Michigan State does not plan to pay the remaining $80 million left on Mel Tucker’s contract. 

In his tenure, Tucker amassed a 20-14 record in a four-year period at MSU, including an 11-2 record and a Peach Bowl victory in 2021. 

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Jay DeCoster, Sports Editorial Assistant
Jay is a senior studying Mediated Communications at Michigan State. He joined Impact in September of 2021 as a volunteer. Jay is the Michigan State Football & women's soccer beat reporter for the Impact sports department. His interests include supporting his favorite Chicago sports teams, and golfing in the summer. "If you got a dream, chase it, 'cause a dream won't chase you back" - Cody Johnson
Jack is a sports photographer for Impact. He grew up just outside of East Lansing and has been a lifelong Spartan. He has a primary interest in basketball and contributes to Impact’s NBA podcast, Courtside Convo.

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