The view from the inside
An inside look at a full-scholarship athlete versus the typical student
Kirk Cousins is conflicted.
As arguably the highest-profile athlete on the Michigan State campus -- the official BMOC as the Spartans' starting quarterback -- Cousins sees the throngs of the MSU faithful crammed in to Spartan Stadium on fall Saturdays. They rejoice in his touchdown passes as though he has just delivered salvation to their souls, screaming and yelling while high-fiving their peers, plenty of whom are wearing his jersey.
And somewhere in the bowels of ...
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