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Michigan State grapples with 'heartbreaking' decision to postpone fall sports

It was late Tuesday morning in East Lansing, and Michigan State’s football team was busy on the practice fields, preparing for the upcoming season.

The Spartans have been spread out more than usual through the first few days of preseason camp, using the usual practice fields outside the Duffy Daugherty building as well as across the street on the field typically utilized by the marching band. It’s all been part of a new world, one dominated by COVID-19 that required the team to social distance as best it could.

But this day would turn out to be far different than simply spreading the team out and wearing masks.