Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Spartans

Head Coach: Mark Dantonio

Team Mascot: Sparty

Year Opened: 1923

Capacity: 75005

City / State: East Lansing / Michigan

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Megaphone Trophy Game

Rival Team: Notre Dame Fighting Irish

The Megaphone Trophy is awarded to the winner of the Michigan State - Notre Dame game. The rivalry contains arguably one of the greatest (and most controversial) games ever played in college football. In 1966, the two met each other with the National Championship on the line as both teams had perfect seasons - MSU at 9 and 0 ranked #2 and ND at 8 and 0 ranked #1. During the last series of the game, Notre Dame opted out of going for the end zone, resulting in a 10-10 tie and both schools eventually being named national champions. The rivalry has remained intact ever since.

Michigan State vs Michigan

Rival Team: Michigan Wolverines

The in-state rivalry game between Michigan state and Michigan is one of the best to go to regarding tailgating. Because of the schools’ proximity, tons of students and fans from each school attend the game, making it one of the liveliest (and potentially rowdiest) game of the year. The winner is also awarded the Paul Bunyan-Governor of Michigan Trophy putting extra bragging rights on the line.

Land Grant Trophy

Rival Team: Penn State Nittany Lions

Michigan State and Penn State play each year for the Land Grant Trophy. The rivalry took a brief hiatus from 2011-2013, but was rekindled in the 2014 season and makes for a great game to watch as it is one of the bigger matchups in the Big Ten East.

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Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Spartans

Head Coach: Mark Dantonio

Team Mascot: Sparty

Year Opened: 1923

Capacity: 75005

City / State: East Lansing / Michigan