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Police near Michigan State ready for Final Four

By: AP
By: AP

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Police are urging Michigan State fans
to show restraint when they celebrate the Spartans' Final Four
appearance Saturday night.

East Lansing police say they will have reinforcements ready in
case revelers in downtown or on campus turn rowdy after Michigan
State faces Connecticut in the national semifinal. Police say they
aren't expecting trouble but will be prepared.

The game will be at Detroit's Ford Field, about a 90-mile drive
from campus.

East Lansing had disturbances after Michigan State's Final Four
appearances in 1999 and to a lesser extent in 2005. But large
celebrations after Final Four appearances in 2000 and 2001 were
mostly peaceful.


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