Found October 12, 2011 on
As Michigan State Spartan fans prepare for a much anticipated meeting from the Michigan Wolverines, they can sleep easy knowing the Spartan Marching Band is protecting the sacred Spartan Statue from the dastardly Wolverines.
Michigan fans who try to harm Sparty by putting the putrid maize and blue colors on the statue will have a hard time getting by the marching band who have been camped put 24/7 during Michigan week, and take it from a reporter trying to get quotes, they are tough as nails.
This is not a job anybody participating in takes lightly. When asked for an interview or a little bit of insight on what they were doing, the men watching over the precious statue weren’t willing to talk, because the task they have at hand is a serious one. They would even move away when pictures were being taken. I even tried to crack a joke or two, but they kept straight faces as if they were made of stone; these guys meant business. I stayed persistent and I was told that it’s not only abo...
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Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio makes no secret of how he treats Michigan a lot different from other opponents.
The Spartans have had a countdown clock, ticking off time left before playing their rival, since Dantonio's first day in charge.
Dantonio lost to the Wolverines in 2007, when Michigan running back Mike Hart referred to Michigan State as a little brother. The first...
Well it is finally here— Michigan week.
Michigan State has been preparing for a week already and Michigan is riding the momentum from a huge win over Northwestern on Saturday. At this point, the Spartans three previous wins are merely a thing of the past, and both teams are focused on what the implications of this game are for the rest of 2011.
But before we dive headfirst into...
EAST LANSING, Mich. Former Michigan State coach George Perles lives by the philosophy youre either for me or against me.
Fifth-year senior quarterback Kirk Cousins takes the same approach when it comes to the rivalry with Michigan and Saturdays game at Spartan Stadium.
The biggest thing is how personal it is, Cousins said Tuesday during a news conference. You have so many people...
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio held his weekly press conference Tuesday at the Spartan Club in Spartan Stadium. Dantonio previewed this Saturday's matchup against No. 11/10 Michigan and talked about what this rivalry game means to the program. In addition, MSU captains Kirk Cousins, Joel Foreman and Trenton Robinson also answered questions from the media regarding the Michigan game.
Michigan State junior defensive tackle Jerel Worthy definitely was thinking about the rivalry with Michigan this summer. The Spartans often say they train daily to prepare for the game against Michigan. Worthy had U-M on his mind when he got a tattoo on his left arm featuring a Spartan warrior stepping on a wolverine wearing a helmet with a block M.
Senior Trenton Robinson said he is not concerned the Spartans will be too excited.