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Encyclopedia > Michigan State Spartans
Michigan State Spartans
University Michigan State University
Conference Big Ten
NCAA Division I
Athletics director Ron Mason
Location East Lansing, MI
Varsity teams
Football stadium Spartan Stadium, East Lansing
Basketball arena Breslin Student Events Center
Other arenas Munn Ice Arena
Mascot Sparty
Nickname Spartans
Fight song MSU Fight Song
Colors Green and White

              Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... Big Ten can refer to: Big Ten Conference, a college athletics conference Big Ten (movie studios), the largest movie studios in Hollywood This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... East Lansing is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... The MSU Fight Song is the official fight song of Michigan State University. ... Green is a color seen commonly in nature. ... Alternate meanings: White (disambiguation) White is a color (more accurately it contains all the colors of the spectrum and is sometimes described as an achromatic color—black is the absence of color) that has high brightness but zero hue. ...

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The Michigan State Spartans are the athletic teams that represent Michigan State University. The school's athletic program includes 22 varsity sports teams. Their mascot is a Spartan warrior named Sparty. The school colors are green and white. The university participates in the NCAA's Division I-A and in the Big Ten Conference in all Varsity sports except ice hockey, which competes in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. Michigan State offers 14 varsity sports for men and 15 for women. “Military history of Sparta” redirects here. ... Sport from childhood. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... In the United States and Canada, varsity sports teams are the principal athletic teams representing a college, university, or high school or other secondary school. ... Sparty, MSUs mascot, at The Spartan statue, which is nicknamed the Sparty statue. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in Michigan and Ohio, although it also has members in Alaska, Indiana, and Nebraska. ...


The university's current Athletic Director is Ron Mason, who served as head hockey coach from 1979 to 2002, retiring with a 608-261-64 record at MSU.[1] MSU's marching band plays the fight song at every university event, and both students and alumni sing along. Michigan State University is the only NCAA Division I Athletic program to have multiple National Championships in football, basketball, and hockey. Michigan State University was the first program to win multiple National Championships in both football and basketball. Ron Mason (born January 14, 1940, in Blyth, Ontario, Canada) is a former collegiate ice hockey player and head coach. ... The Spartan Marching Band march The Series from Spartan Stadium on September 10, 2005 The Spartan Marching Band (or SMB) is Michigan State Universitys Marching Band. ... The MSU Fight Song is the official fight song of Michigan State University. ...


MSU's football team has won or shared 6 national championships 1951,1952,1955,1957,1965 & 1966 (some listing organizations only recognize 1952,1965 & 1966 as there is much controversey over determining pre 1960 champions) and has won the Rose Bowl in 1954, 1956, and 1988. Its men's basketball team won the NCAA National Championship in 1979 and 2000. The MSU men's ice hockey has won national titles in 1966, 1986, and 2007. MSU's golf team won the Big Ten Championship in 1969 and again in 2005. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... // Final four redirects here. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... NCAA sponsors a championship tournament in ice hockey. ...

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History

As an agricultural college, the school's origin mascot was the Aggies. However, in 1925, the institution changed its names to Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science. Looking to move beyond its agricultural roots, Michigan State held a contest to find a new nickname. They decided to call the teams the "Michigan Staters". Local sports writers for the Lansing State Journal and the Capital News went through the losing entries to find a shorter and more heroic name. They decided on the "Spartans". By coincidence, Justin Morrill had once compared the Land Grant colleges to the schools of ancient Sparta.[2] With a heroic name and a historic precedent, the "Spartans" quickly caught on as the teams' new nickname. Within a few years, the College changed the lyrics of the Fight Song to reflect the name change of the College and its sports teams. Aggie may mean: Aggie (software), a news aggregator Aggie (marble), a type of marble made from or resembling agate Aggie, a slang term for a person that works in agriculture Aggie, a student or sports team at certain US universities, typically those with agricultural curricula, and usually qualified with the... The Lansing State Journal is a daily newspaper published in Lansing, Michigan owned by Gannett. ... “Military history of Sparta” redirects here. ... The MSU Fight Song is the official fight song of Michigan State University. ...

Rose Bowls[3]
1954   Michigan State   28     UCLA   20
1956   Michigan State   17     UCLA   14
1966   UCLA   14     Michigan State   12
1988   Michigan State   20     Southern California   17

As the college grew in size, it looked to join a major collegiate conference. When the University of Chicago eliminated varsity football and withdrew from the Western Conference (now the Big Ten) in 1946, Michigan State president John A. Hannah lobbied hard to take its place. The Big Ten finally admitted M.S.C. in 1949. After joining the conference, head football coach Clarence L. "Biggie" Munn led the Spartan football team to the Rose Bowl in the 1953-54 season, beating UCLA 28-20.[4] Successor coach Hugh "Duffy" Daugherty lead the football team to a second Rose Bowl where it again defeated UCLA, 17-14.[5] The University of Chicago is a private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... Headline text John A. Hannah is a former President of Michigan State University. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Clarence L. Biggie Munn (September 11, 1908 — May 11, 1975) was the football coach for Michigan State University (MSU) from 1947-1953 and has the most successful Spartan football coaching record ever with a winning percentage of . ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Duffy Daugherty on the cover of Time from October 8, 1956 Hugh Duffy Daugherty (born September 8, 1915 in Emeigh, Pennsylvania; died September 25, 1987 in Santa Barbara, California) was the head coach of the Michigan State University Spartans football team from 1954 to 1972, where he compiled a career...

Spartan Stadium hosts varsity football games and other events.
Spartan Stadium hosts varsity football games and other events.

In more recent years, Michigan State's successes and failures in the Final Four have led to clashes involving the police in 1997,[6] 1998,[7] and 1999.[8] Local and national news referred to the disturbances as riots. After several years without any major incidents, another disturbance broke out on April 2, 2005 after the North Carolina's men's basketball team defeated MSU in the 2005 NCAA Final Four.[9] Officially called a "civil disturbance," the ensuing violence sparked accusations of police brutality in East Lansing. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2500x1667, 823 KB) Summary A photograph of the facade of Spartan Stadium, which itself is located on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Michigan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2500x1667, 823 KB) Summary A photograph of the facade of Spartan Stadium, which itself is located on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Michigan. ... Spartan Stadium was opened in 1923 in East Lansing, Michigan. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... See also April 1, 2005 - April 2005 - April 3, 2005 Pope John Paul II passes away at 9:37 PM Vatican time (CEST) at the age of 84, thus beginning the period of Sede vacante. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... David Kirkwood on the ground after being struck by police batons Police brutality is a term used to describe the excessive use of physical force, assault, verbal attacks, and threats by police officers and other law enforcement officers. ...


Varsity Sports

Michigan State has 22 NCAA Division I-A varsity teams: 14 varsity sports for men and 15 for women. They participate in the Big Ten Conference in all Varsity sports except ice hockey, which competes in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... In the United States and Canada, varsity sports teams are the principal athletic teams representing a college, university, or high school or other secondary school. ... The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in Michigan and Ohio, although it also has members in Alaska, Indiana, and Nebraska. ...


Golf has had a long tradition at MSU. Hall of Fame Coach Bruce Fossum led MSU to its first Big Ten title in 1969. The Big Ten title would elude the Spartans until 2005, when arguably, the best team ever assembled, took home the rings in stellar fashion. Not only did the Spartans win the Big Ten Championship in 2005, but they captured two other titles along the way and rose all the way to #5 in the U.S. This article is about the sport. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Former Michigan State players who formerly played or currently play in Major League Baseball include Kirk Gibson, Steve Garvey, Robin Roberts, and Mark Mulder. Olympic gold medalists include Allan Kwartler, Sevatheda Fynes, and Frederick Alderman. MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Kirk Harold Gibson (born May 28, 1957) is a former American two-sport athletic star, best known as a Major League Baseball player noted for his competitiveness and clutch hitting. ... Steven Patrick Garvey (born December 22, 1948) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, and current Southern California businessman. ... Robin Roberts can refer to at least two different people: Robin Roberts, the Hall of Fame baseball player. ... Mark Alan Mulder (born August 5, 1977 in South Holland, Illinois) is a left-handed starting pitcher for the St. ... Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games Medal count Winter Olympic Games Medal count Olympic sports Medal counts Participating NOCs Olympic symbols Olympics WikiProject Olympics Portal Athens 2004 • Beijing 2008 Torino 2006 • Vancouver 2010 ... Gold Medal is an album by American band The Donnas, released in 2004. ... Allan S. Kwartler (September 10, 1917 - November 11, 1998) was a Pan-American sabre champion, three-time Olympian, and twice a member of sabre teams that earned 4th-place in Olympic Games (1952, 1960). ... Sevatheda Fynes (born October 17, 1974) is a Track and Field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Bahamas. ... Frederick Pitt Fred Alderman (June 24, 1905 - September 15, 1998) was an American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x400 m relay at the 1928 Summer Olympics. ...


Men's basketball

Retired Basketball Jerseys
Number Player Years

4 Scott Skiles 1982-1986
12 Mateen Cleaves 1996-2000
21 Steve Smith 1987-1991
24 Johnny Green 1955-1958
24 Shawn Respert 1991-1995
31 Jay Vincent 1978-1981
32 Greg Kelser 1976-1979
33 Earvin "Magic" Johnson 1977-1979
Coach Jud Heathcote 1976-1995

The team currently plays at the Breslin Student Events Center. MSU's men's basketball team has won the National Championship in both the 1979 tournament and 2000 tournament. The 1979 National Championship story line was highly touted as Magic vs. Bird and was achieved by MVP Magic Johnson and Greg Kelser helping defeat the then undefeated Indiana State Sycamores, led by future NBA hall of famer Larry Bird. The 2000 National Championship was achieved by Morris Peterson, Charlie Bell, and MVP Mateen Cleaves leading the team in a victory over the University of Florida. The Michigan State Spartans mens basketball team represents Michigan State University (MSU) and competes in the Big 10 Conference of NCAA Division I. The team currently plays at the Breslin Student Events Center. ... Scott Allen Skiles (born March 5, 1964 in LaPorte, Indiana) is a former professional basketball player and current head coach of the Chicago Bulls. ... Mateen Cleaves (born September 7, 1977 in Flint, Michigan) is a professional basketball player most recently playing for the Seattle SuperSonics of the NBA. Cleaves led the Michigan State basketball team to a national championship in 2000 and won the Most Outstanding Player award. ... Steven (Steve) Delano Smith (born March 31, 1969, in Highland Park, Michigan) is a retired American National Basketball Association player. ... For the basketball player see Johnny Green (basketball) Johnny Green (10 October 1908, New York, New York – 15 May 1989 Los Angeles) was an American songwriter, composer, musical arranger, and conductor. ... Shawn Christopher Respert (born February 6, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Jay Fletcher Vincent (born June 10, 1959 in Kalamazoo, Michigan) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Gregory (Greg) Kelser (born September 17, 1957, in Panama City, Florida) is an African-American broadcaster for the National Basketball Associations Detroit Pistons. ... Magic Johnson Earvin Magic Johnson, Jr. ... George Melvin Jud Heathcote is a former college basketball coach. ... It has been suggested that Izzone be merged into this article or section. ... // Final four redirects here. ... The 1979 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 40 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The 2000 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... “Earvin Johnson” redirects here. ... Gregory (Greg) Kelser (born September 17, 1957, in Panama City, Florida) is an African-American broadcaster for the National Basketball Associations Detroit Pistons. ... Indiana State University Indiana State University located in Terre Haute, Indiana, was created by an Indiana statute on December 20,1865. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956)) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... Morris Peterson (born August 26, 1977 in Flint, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New Orleans Hornets of the NBA. // Peterson played collegiate basketball at Michigan State University, and helped lead them to the 2000 NCAA title. ... Charlie Will Bell III (born March 12, 1979 in Flint, Michigan) is an NBA basketball player who currently plays point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks. ... Mateen Cleaves (born September 7, 1977 in Flint, Michigan) is a professional basketball player most recently playing for the Seattle SuperSonics of the NBA. Cleaves led the Michigan State basketball team to a national championship in 2000 and won the Most Outstanding Player award. ...


On December 13, 2003, Michigan State and Kentucky played at the most-attended basketball game in history, when they held a match in front of 78,130 at Ford Field, a stadium in Detroit. Kentucky won 79-74.[10] Since 1995, the team has been coached by Tom Izzo, who has a 278-120 record.[11] Izzo's coaching helped the team make four of nine NCAA Final Fours from 1999-2007, winning the title in 2000. Michigan State basketball has been selected for ten consecutive NCAA tournament bids from 1998-2007, making four final fours during that span. Overall, Michigan State has made it to the final four six times and has made 23 NCAA Tournament appearances. is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Ford Field is an indoor football stadium located in Detroit, Michigan that is the home of the Detroit Lions of the NFL. It is across the street from Comerica Park. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Tom Izzo (born January 30, 1955 in Iron Mountain, Michigan) is the mens basketball coach for Michigan State University. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ...


Spartans formerly or currently in the NBA include Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Greg Kelser, Johnny Green, Jay Vincent, Steve Smith, Scott Skiles, Sam Vincent, Shawn Respert, Eric Snow, Jason Richardson, Mateen Cleaves, Alan Anderson, Maurice Ager, Paul Davis, Shannon Brown, Zach Randolph, Morris Peterson, and Charlie Bell. “NBA” redirects here. ... Magic Johnson Earvin Magic Johnson, Jr. ... Steven (Steve) Delano Smith (born March 31, 1969, in Highland Park, Michigan) is a retired American National Basketball Association player. ... Scott Allen Skiles (born March 5, 1964 in LaPorte, Indiana) is a former professional basketball player and current head coach of the Chicago Bulls. ... Jason Anthonney J-Rich Richardson (born January 20, 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan) is a professional basketball player, currently playing shooting guard for the National Basketball Associations Charlotte Bobcats. ... Mateen Cleaves (born September 7, 1977 in Flint, Michigan) is a professional basketball player most recently playing for the Seattle SuperSonics of the NBA. Cleaves led the Michigan State basketball team to a national championship in 2000 and won the Most Outstanding Player award. ... Alan Jeffery Anderson (born on October 16, 1982 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a professional basketball player in the NBA for the Charlotte Bobcats. ... Zach Randolph (born July 16, 1981 in Marion, Indiana) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. Randolph grew up in Marion, Indiana and attended Marion High School. ... Morris Peterson (born August 26, 1977 in Flint, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New Orleans Hornets of the NBA. // Peterson played collegiate basketball at Michigan State University, and helped lead them to the 2000 NCAA title. ... Charles Hamilton Bell (November 7, 1960 - January 17, 2005) was an Australian business executive. ...


Football

Football has a long tradition at Michigan State. Starting as a club sport in 1884, football gained varsity status in 1896.[12] In the 1950's, MSU led the nation in desegregation, allowing black athletes in all sports. Head Coach Mark Dantonio 1st Year, 3–0 Home Stadium Spartan Stadium (East Lansing) Capacity 75,005 - Grass Conference Big Ten First Year 1896 Athletic Director Ron Mason Website MSUSpartans. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


During the 1950s when Detroit was known as the world's leading automobile manufacturer, Michigan State was often referred to as the nation's "football factory." It was then that the Spartans churned out such impressive models as Lynn Chandnois, Dorne Dibble, Don McAulliffe, Tom Yewcic, Sonny Grandelius, Earl Morrall and Dean Look. In 1951, the Spartans finished undefeated and untied to claim a share of the national championship with Tennessee. The following year the team was again unbeaten and untied. They ended the 1952 season with the nation's longest winning streak (24 games) and were named the undisputed national champions by every official poll.


After waiting for several years, the team was finally admitted into the Big 10 as a regular member in 1953. They promptly went on to capture the league championship (losing only one game during the season) and beating UCLA in their first Rose Bowl game. After the 1953 season Biggie Munn, the legendary Spartan coach, turned the team over to his protégé and future legend Duffy Daugherty. He won the Rose Bowl in 1954 and 1956. George Perles was the head coach when the Spartans defeated USC in the Rose Bowl in January of 1988. Clarence L. Biggie Munn (September 11, 1908 — May 11, 1975) was the football coach for Michigan State University (MSU) from 1947-1953 and has the most successful Spartan football coaching record ever with a winning percentage of . ... Duffy Daugherty on the cover of Time from October 8, 1956 Hugh Duffy Daugherty (born September 8, 1915 in Emeigh, Pennsylvania; died September 25, 1987 in Santa Barbara, California) was the head coach of the Michigan State University Spartans football team from 1954 to 1972, where he compiled a career... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ...


All told, Michigan State has won or shared a total of 6 national championships (1951, 1952, 1955, 1957, 1965 and 1966) and nine Big Ten championships. The team is known for placing some of the most talented players in the NFL, where currently 20 former Spartans are playing.


Today, the football team competes in Spartan Stadium, a renovated 75,005 person football stadium in the center of campus. The current coach is Mark Dantonio, who was hired on November 27, 2006.[13] Dantonio had an 18-17 record in his three year tenure at the University of Cincinnati, including a 1-0 Bowl Game record.[14] Dantonio replaced John L. Smith, who finished with a 22-26 record as the Spartans' head man.[15] Spartan Stadium was opened in 1923 in East Lansing, Michigan. ... Mark Dantonio (born March 9, 1956) is the current head coach of Michigan State University football team. ... The University of Cincinnati is a coeducational public research university in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... This article refers to the football coach. ...


MSU's traditional archrival is the University of Michigan, against whom they compete for the Paul Bunyan Trophy. MSU is traditionally the underdog, with a 28-66-5 record in the annual game.[16] Michigan State is one of three Big Ten teams to have an annual non-conference football game against Notre Dame. MSU's record against the Fighting Irish is 25-44-1.[17] The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UM or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ... The Paul Bunyan-Governor of Michigan Trophy is a college rivalry trophy awarded to the winner of the annual American football game between the University of Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State University Spartans. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ...


Former Spartans in the National Football League include Joe DeLamielleure, Morten Andersen, Plaxico Burress, Andre Rison, Derrick Mason, Muhsin Muhammad, T.J. Duckett, Flozell Adams, Julian Peterson, Charles Rogers, Earl Morrall, Wayne Fontes and Bubba Smith. On the American Football League's All-Time Team are tight-end Fred Arbanas and safety George Saimes. NFL redirects here. ... Joseph Michael DeLamielleure (born March 16, 1951, Detroit, Michigan) is a former American football offensive lineman who was an All-American at Michigan State. ... Morten Andersen (born August 19, 1960, in Copenhagen, Denmark) is an American football placekicker who played for the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons and is currently a free agent. ... MARRIED MAN Plaxico Burress (born August 12, 1977 in Norfolk, Virginia) is an American football wide receiver for the NFLs New York Giants. ... Andre Previn Rison (born March 18, 1967 in Flint, Michigan) is a former American football wide receiver who played professionally for the National Football Leagues Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, and the Canadian Football Leagues Toronto Argonauts. ... Derrick James Mason (born January 17, 1974 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American football player. ... Muhsin Muhammad, II (born Melvin Campbell on May 5, 1973) is an American Football player who currently plays wide receiver for the Chicago Bears of the NFL. // Muhammad was born in Lansing, Michigan. ... TJ Duckett is an American football player who plays for the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL. His position is running back, and he has spent his whole career so far with Atlanta. ... Flozell Justin Adams (born May 18, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois) is an offensive tackle who currently plays football for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. In 2005 he began his 8th season. ... Julian Peterson (born July 28, 1978) is an American Football player who currently plays Linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. High School Career Julian Peterson attended Crossland High School in Temple Hills,Maryland. ... Charlie Rogers (born May 23, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan) is an American football wide receiver, currently a free agent in the NFL. He was originally selected by the Detroit Lions with the second overall pick of the 2003 NFL Draft out of Michigan State University. ... Earl Edwin Morrall (born May 17, 1934, in Muskegon, Michigan) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. ... Wayne Fontes (born February 2, 1940) is a former American football coach and college and professional football player who was the head coach of the NFLs Detroit Lions from 1988 to 1996. ... Charles Aaron Bubba Smith (born February 28, 1945 in Orange, Texas) is an American actor and former athlete. ... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when all of its teams were absorbed into the National Football League (NFL). ... The American Football League (AFL) All- Time Team was selected in 1970 by a panel of hall of fame selectors comprised of professional football writers from American Football League cities. ... Fred Arbanas was the first tight end to play for the Kansas City Chiefs and established the tight end position for the Chiefs as a strongpoint. ... George Saimes (born September 15, 1941), an All-American at defensive back and fullback for Michigan State, the Spartan MVP in 1961 and 1962 and a member of their all-time defensive team, joined the Buffalo Bills in 1963. ...


Ice hockey

Main article: Michigan State Spartans Ice Hockey
"The Cold War"
"The Cold War"

The men's ice hockey team plays at the Munn Ice Arena. The current head coach is Rick Comley, who has a 116-73-19 record at MSU.[18] Since the Big Ten Conference does not cover Division I ice hockey, Michigan State competes in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. Along with the University of Michigan and the Ohio State University, it is one of three Big Ten schools in the CCHA. Head Coach Rick Comley 5th year, 117-73-19 (.605) Home Ice Munn Ice Arena Capacity: 6,470 Surface: 200 x 85 Conference Affiliation Independent (1922-1924) (1925-1931) (1949-1951) Midwest Collegiate Hockey League (1951 - 1953) Western Intercollegiate Hockey League (1953 - 1958) Big Ten (1958 - 1981) Western Collegiate Hockey... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 462 pixelsFull resolution (1046 × 604 pixel, file size: 77 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) 04/09/2007 http://forum. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 462 pixelsFull resolution (1046 × 604 pixel, file size: 77 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) 04/09/2007 http://forum. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Munn Ice Arena is named for former MSU football coach and athletic director Biggie Munn. ... In sports, a coach or manager is an individual involved in the direction and instruction of the on-field operations of an athletic team or of individual athletes. ... Rick Comley (born January 20, 1947) is an ice hockey head coach of Michigan State University in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. ... The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in Michigan and Ohio, although it also has members in Alaska, Indiana, and Nebraska. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UM or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... Big Ten can refer to: Big Ten Conference, a college athletics conference Big Ten (movie studios), the largest movie studios in Hollywood This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in Michigan and Ohio, although it also has members in Alaska, Indiana, and Nebraska. ...

Sparty with a Hockey Jersey after Hockey team won the 2007 NCAA Men's Division I Tournament

As with other sports, the hockey rivalry between MSU and U-M is a fierce one, though MSU's rivalry against Lake Superior State University has grown in recent years. On October 6, 2001, the team was involved in the most-attended hockey game in history: The Cold War. The Spartans set up a hockey rink in the middle of their football stadium, Spartan Stadium and played U-M before a crowd of 74,554. The game ended in a 3-3 tie.[19] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Sparty, MSUs mascot, at The Spartan statue, which is nicknamed the Sparty statue. ... Lake Superior State University is a small public university in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Spartan Stadium was opened in 1923 in East Lansing, Michigan. ...


The MSU ice hockey program has seven CCHA regular season championships and 11 CCHA Tournament titles. MSU has also won 11 Great Lakes Invitational titles. The Spartans have been in the NCAA tournament 23 times, with nine Frozen Four appearances and three national titles (1966, 1986, and 2007). On April 7, 2007 the Michigan State Spartans won their third Collegiate Championship by beating the Boston College Eagles 3-1. [20] The Central Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in Michigan and Ohio, although it also has members in Alaska, Indiana, and Nebraska. ... This is a list of CCHA Tournament Champions along with the dates, finalists, coaches, scores, tournament record and seeds. ... The Great Lakes Invitational is a four-team NCAA mens ice hockey tournament held annually at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit between Christmas and New Year as part of College Hockey at The Joe. ... The Frozen Four is the trademarked name of the final two rounds of the NCAA Division I championship of ice hockey in the USA. Schools advance in a single-elimination tournament from four regional sites to a single site, where the national semifinals and final game are played. ... The 1986 NCAA Mens Division I Ice Hockey Tournament involved 8 schools playing in a 2-game series followed by single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college ice hockey. ... The 2007 NCAA Mens Division I Ice Hockey Tournament will involve 16 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college ice hockey. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Two players for MSU have won the Hobey Baker Award: Kip Miller in 1990 and Ryan Miller in 2001. The Hobey Baker Award is an annual award given to the top college mens ice hockey player. ... Kip Charles Miller (born June 11, 1969 in Lansing, Michigan) is currently an American hockey player for the American Hockey League Chicago Wolves. ... Ryan Miller can refer to more than one person: Ryan Miller (cyclist), founder of Cutthroat Racing Ryan Miller (hockey player), a professional ice hockey player. ...


Former Michigan State players in the National Hockey League include Rod Brind'Amour, Anson Carter, Adam Hall, John-Michael Liles, Mike York brothers Kelly Miller and Kip Miller, as well as their cousins Ryan Miller and Drew Miller.
“NHL” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Anson Carter (born June 6, 1974 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger in the National Hockey League who is currently attending Edmonton Oilers training camp on a try-out. ... Adam Hall (Born August 14, 1980 in Kalamazoo, MI) is a professional ice hockey player. ... John-Michael Liles is one of the defensemen for the NHL team the Colorado Avalanche, along with Rob Blake, Patrice Brisebois, Kurt Sauer, Karlis Skrastins, Brett Clark, Bob Boughner, and Ossi Vaananen, as of the 2005-2006 season. ... Mike York (born January 3, 1978 in Waterford, Michigan) is an American professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for the Philadelphia Flyers. ... Kelly David Miller (born March 3, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan) is a retired American National Hockey League player. ... Kip Charles Miller (born June 11, 1969 in Lansing, Michigan) is currently an American hockey player for the American Hockey League Chicago Wolves. ... Ryan Miller (born July 17, 1980 in East Lansing, Michigan) is an American hockey player who is a goaltender for the Buffalo Sabres. ... Andrew Drew Miller (born February 17, 1984 in Dover, New Jersey, USA) is a professional ice hockey winger who is currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League. ...


Notes

  1. ^ "Player Bio: Ron Mason. MSU Spartans.com. Accessed April 13, 2007.
  2. ^ Kuhn 1955, p. 305.
  3. ^ "Rose Bowl Games". College Football Data Warehouse. Accessed April 14, 2007.
  4. ^ "Yearly Bowl Games, 1953". College Football Data Warehouse. Accessed April 14, 2007.
  5. ^ "Yearly Bowl Games, 1955". College Football Data Warehouse. Accessed April 14, 2007.
  6. ^ Terlep, Sharon. "E.L. turmoil angers city". The State News. September 9, 1997.
  7. ^ Mullin, Greg. "17 arrested in weekend riot". The State News. May 4, 1998.
  8. ^ Staff reports. "Thousands of revelers crowd streets in violent, fiery riot". The State News. March 28, 1999.
  9. ^ Phillips, Lauren. "Police, student actions disputed". The State News. April 4, 2005. Accessed April 12, 2007.
  10. ^ MSU Spartans.com Men's Basketball Falls To No. 8 Kentucky, 79-74.
  11. ^ MSU Spartans.com Player Bio: Tom Izzo.
  12. ^ Grinczel, Steve. (2003). They Are Spartans. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-3214-2.  p. 9.
  13. ^ "Michigan State Looks to Cincinnati for Coach". New York Times. November 27, 2006. Accessed April 13, 2007.
  14. ^ "Michigan State hires former Cincy coach Dantonio". ESPN.com. November 27, 2006. Accessed April 13, 2007.
  15. ^ "Michigan State Coaching Records. College Football Data Warehouse. Accessed April 14, 2007.
  16. ^ "Michigan State vs. Michigan". College Football Data Warehouse. Accessed April 13, 2007.
  17. ^ "Michigan State vs. Notre Dame". College Football Data Warehouse. Accessed April 13, 2007.
  18. ^ MSU Spartans.com Player Bio: Rick Comley.
  19. ^ MSU Spartans.com. Spartan Hockey Ties Wolverines In Front Of Record Crowd. October 6, 2001.
  20. ^ Last-Minute Tally Hands Spartans Third NCAA Title Michigan State scores three times in the final period to beat Boston College 3-1. April 7, 2007.

See also

Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... Head Coach Mark Dantonio 1st Year, 3–0 Home Stadium Spartan Stadium (East Lansing) Capacity 75,005 - Grass Conference Big Ten First Year 1896 Athletic Director Ron Mason Website MSUSpartans. ... MSUs Breslin Center hosts varsity basketball games and other events. ...

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