Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general says her communications director was “inadvertently misleading” when she said her office has suspended a nearly two-year-long criminal investigation into Michigan State University’s handling of complaints against serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar. Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a statement Wednesday that the investigation is ongoing. Nessel says she remains “deeply committed to finding the truth about who knew what about … Nassar at MSU.” Communications Director Kelly Rossman-McKinney told The Associated Press Wednesday that she was mistaken to use the word “suspended.” She says it was ”a humbling but an important lesson that words really do matter.”

UNDATED (AP) — Almost a year to the day after breaking his leg, Kenny Willekes is ready for his Michigan State swan song. Willekes was injured in last year’s Redbox Bowl but recovered in time for the 2019 season, when the senior defensive end was productive again for the Spartans. He’s finishing up his college career in Friday’s Pinstripe Bowl against Wake Forest. Willekes was the 2019 winner of the Burlsworth Trophy. That goes to the nation’s most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on. He has nine sacks this season.

DETROIT (AP) — Pittsburgh and Eastern Michigan will meet in the Quick Lane Bowl hoping to end postseason droughts. The Panthers are 0-4 in bowls under coach Pat Narduzzi. The Eagles have lost all three of their bowls as a Division I football program. One bowl skid will end Thursday night in Detroit. Pitt had higher hopes for the postseason after surging to a 5-2 record with four straight victories. Losing three of four games pushed it to the lower-tier bowl in the Motor City. Eastern Michigan is not so picky, earning a bowl bid in consecutive years for the first time in school history.