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Michigan State Getting Criticized For Hiding From The Media

Penn State takes on Michigan State in basketball.

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY 28: General view of the Breslin Center during the national anthem prior to the game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Michigan State Spartans on February 28, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Michigan State's athletic program has faced quite a bit of scrutiny over the past year-plus, from the Larry Nassar scandal to sexual assault allegations surrounding the Spartans' men's basketball program.

The Big Ten held this week spring meetings for its athletic directors. The media was expecting Michigan State's interim athletic director, Bill Beekman, to speak about everything that's going on within the program.

He did not, though. Neither did men's basketball coach Tom Izzo, who wasn't present at the meetings.

From the Detroit Free-Press:

Michigan State interim athletic director Bill Beekman was at Big Ten headquarters this week as part of the spring athletic director meetings.

Though, despite requests, he declined to speak with reporters either Monday or Tuesday.

The league's men's basketball coaches were also present at the AD meetings this year, though Michigan State's Tom Izzo was not in attendance. Attendance for these meetings is not required.

Michigan State has every right to remain quiet, but it's not a great look. There are clearly still questions that need to be answered.