mark hollis en MSU Athletic Department cuts ties with booster club <p>The Michigan State University Athletic Department has cut ties with a booster club under investigation by the state lottery commission. <a href="">WILX </a>reported last night that state lottery officials have been investigating the Downtown Coaches Club. The Lansing TV station says questions have been raised by 50/50 raffles run by the club and how the money was distributed.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The <a href="|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">Lansing State Journal</a> says MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis says it is cutting ties with the club.&nbsp;<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p><blockquote><p>For several weeks, we have been aware that the Downtown Coaches Club had some financial reporting issues as well the review being conducted by the Michigan State Lottery Commission....At that time, the Michigan State Athletics Department immediately suspended all activities with the organization.</p></blockquote><p>The Michigan Lottery Commission is not commenting on its investigation. Fri, 25 Mar 2011 18:14:27 +0000 Steve Carmody 1794 at MSU Athletic Department cuts ties with booster club