1. Championship Court
One of the coolest features of the Breslin Center is the fact that the court the Spartans play on is the one that they won their last national championship on. After their victory in 2000, the Spartans bought the court from the NCAA and installed it at the Breslin Center giving them a special court to play on.
The Izzone is named after Spartans head coach Tom Izzo and is one of the best student section in college basketball. The student section wraps around the lower bowl as well as the upper bowl and provides one of the most raucous atmospheres in college hoops. Enjoy the incredible atmosphere provided by the Michigan state students when attending a game at the Breslin Center.
The Spartans mascot, Sparty, is one of the most entertaining mascots in college sports. No matter what your age you’ll enjoy the antics of Sparty on game day, so keep your eyes peeled for him during the game.
4. Signature Cheer
The signature cheer for the Spartans comes in the form of the “Go Green! Go White!” chant. The chant works with one side of the stadium belting out “Go Green!”, calling for the other side of the stadium to respond with “Go White!”
5. Kissing the Floor
Senior players at MSU kiss the floor as part of the Senior Day festivities. The tradition dates back to 1995 when Shawn Respert kissed the court and is still going strong today. Don’t miss Senior Day and your chance to see your favorite Spartan kiss the floor.
6. Retired Numbers and Championship Banners
Hanging from the rafters of the Breslin Center are banners honoring the best in Spartans history. The banners honor the 1979 and 2000 national championship winning teams as well as Spartans legends such as Magic Johnson and Morris Peterson, so make sure to check them out.
7. YES! Chant
During games, Spartan fans perform WWE’s Daniel Bryan’s YES! Chant. Everyone in the Breslin Center chants, “Yes! Yes! Yes!” in unison, so join in on the chant and cheer on the Spartans.
8. Michigan-Michigan State Rivalry
Michigan State and Michigan have a fierce rivalry that transcends sports, so it should come as little surprise that there is no love lost between these two on the hardcourt. The two Big Ten Conference rivals first met in 1909 when the Spartans defeated the Wolverines 24-16, but Michigan holds an edge in the all-time series 90-80. The rivalry has heated up in the last decade with both teams being ranked in seven of their past 14 meetings.You’ll be in for a good game when the Spartans and Wolverines square off, so get your tickets today.