- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Another former Michigan State University sports official says commemorative rings were stolen from his home.

Bob Knickerbocker retired this year after more than three decades as the East Lansing school’s head athletic equipment coordinator. WILX-TV reports more than two dozen rings from bowl games, Big Ten football championships, basketball championships and hockey championships were taken this summer.

He says “obviously, I’m emotionally a little down on it.”

Word of the theft comes after former Michigan State coach George Perles said commemorative rings were stolen from his house this month while he and his wife went to a Spartans football game Sept. 12.

In both cases, other valuables such as electronics were untouched.

Meridan Township police Lt. Greg Frenger tells the Lansing State Journal the department believes the thefts are connected.

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