BRAD VANand PELT JOHN PINGEL
All-America linebacker returns home to Cincinnati to visit his former Boys and Girls Club.
College Football Hall of Famers added to “Ring of Fame”
MICHIGAN STATE vs. NOTRE DAME
SEPT. 18, 2010 • SPARTAN STADIUM • EAST LANSING, MICH.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE Today’s Game.................................................................................... 5-6 MSU-Notre Dame Matchup................................................................... 6 Greg Jones Feature.......................................................................... 8-11 2010 MSU Football Team............................................................... 12-15 Football Coaching/Training Staff.......................................................... 17 Michigan State University Board of Trustees................................... 18-19 University President Lou Anna K. Simon.............................................. 22 Athletics Director Mark Hollis.............................................................. 24 MSU Spartan Head Coach Mark Dantonio...................................... 27-30 Spartan Football Assistant Coaches................................................ 32-40 Spartan Football Support Staff.......................................................42, 44 Michigan State University Profile.................................................... 46-51 Duffy Daugherty Building/Skandalaris Football Center.................... 52-53 Student-Athlete Development Program............................................... 54 Student-Athlete Support Services....................................................... 56 Spartan Football Academic All-Americans........................................... 58 Spartan Bowl History.......................................................................... 60 Spartan Tradition................................................................................. 63 Dr. Kasavana Column.......................................................................... 65 Brad Van Pelt & John Pingel Feature.............................................. 66-68 Meet the Notre Dame Fighting Irish..................................................... 70 MSU-UND Depth Charts...................................................................... 72 Michigan State Spartans Numerical Roster......................................... 74 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Numerical Roster........................................ 75 Big Ten Composite Schedule............................................................... 76 University Spotlight............................................................................. 78 Halftime Entertainment....................................................................... 80 MSU Football All-Time Coaching Ledger.............................................. 82 Spartan Football National Champions.................................................. 84 Spartan Football All-Americans...................................................... 86-87 Spartan Football Record Book........................................................ 91-94 Spartans in the NFL..................................................................... 99-100 MSU Athletics Head Coaches............................................................ 102 Spartan Marching Band.................................................................... 105 Cheer/Dance Team........................................................................... 108 Spartan Athletics Hall of Fame................................................... 112-120 Spartan Fund............................................................................. 124-127 Michigan State Athletics Staff........................................................... 128 Compliance Information.................................................................... 138 Spartan Stadium........................................................................ 140-141
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MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS
NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH
sEPT. 18, 2010 • spartan stadium • east lansing, mich. Welcome to Spartan Stadium for tonight’s game between Michigan State and Notre Dame. The Spartans enter the contest 2-0 after defeating Western Michigan, 38-14, in East Lansing, and Florida Atlantic, 30-17, in Detroit. The Fighting Irish (1-1) defeated Purdue in the season opener, 23-12, before falling to Michigan last week, 28-24.
FIRST-AND-TEN • Saturday’s game marks the 74th meeting between Michigan State and Notre Dame. The Irish lead the all-time series 4527-1, including an 18-14-1 record in games playing in East Lansing, Mich., and a 16-12-1 mark in games played in Spartan Stadium. The Spartans have won nine of the last 13 meetings in the series; however, the visiting team has won seven of the last nine games. • MSU head coach Mark Dantonio is 9-1 in non-conference games in Spartan Stadium, including a 23-7 victory over the Irish in 2008. • Michigan State ranks second among opponents in all-time victories (27) over Notre Dame. Only Southern Cal (34) has posted more wins over the Irish than the Spartans. • Since 1949, the winner of the Michigan State-Notre Dame Edwin Baker is second in the Big Ten and fifth in the nation in Dan Conroy, who made three field goals against Florida game has been presented the Megaphone Trophy, sponsored rushing with his 150.0-yard average through two games. Atlantic, was named the Big Ten Special Teams Co-Player of jointly by the Detroit alumni clubs of both schools. Although the Week. Notre Dame leads the overall series 45-27-1, the margin is Baker compiled a then-career high 117 yards and two touchdowns in decidedly closer since the inception of the Megaphone Trophy, with the the season opener, only to top that effort with a 183-yard performance Irish holding a 31-25-1 advantage. against Florida Atlantic, including a career-long 80-yard touchdown run. • The Michigan State-Notre Dame series began 113 years ago in 1897, making it one of the 27 oldest rivalries in college football. It also ranks as • Sophomore placekicker Dan Conroy earned Big Ten Special Teams CoPlayer of the Week honors after going 3-for-3 in field goals last Saturday one of only three rivalries - joining Army-Navy and Auburn-Georgia Tech in the 30-17 victory over Florida Atlantic. He was also named one of the - that does not involve either intrastate or current conference rivals. Lou Groza Award’s Top Three Stars of the Week. Conroy connected on • Tonight’s matchup marks just the ninth night game in the 87-year history attempts from 41, 44 and 50 yards out against the Owls. of Spartan Stadium. The Spartans are 4-4 in their eight previous primetime TV appearances in Spartan Stadium, including two wins over ranked • College Football Hall of Famers Brad Van Pelt (No. 10) and John Pingel (No. 37) will have their names added to the Spartan Stadium “Ring of opponents (No. 19 Southern Cal in 1987 and No. 10 Notre Dame in 1998). Fame” prior to tonight’s game, joining Don Coleman (No. 78), John MSU is 1-2 against Notre Dame in night games at Spartan Stadium. Hannah (No. 46), George Webster (No. 90) and Charles “Bubba” Smith • Sophomore running back Edwin Baker ranks second in the Big Ten and (No. 95). For a complete look at Van Pelt and Pingel’s storied careers, fifth in the nation with his 150.0-yard rushing average through two games. please refer to page 66 in the program. www.msuspartans.com
MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS
NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH
SEPT. 18, 2010 • spartan stadium • east lansing, mich.
Michigan State (2-0)
Head Coach: Mark Dantonio (South Carolina, 1978) MSU Record: 24-17 (.585), fourth year Overall Record: 42-34 (.553), seventh year Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 20 Nov. 27
WESTERN MICHIGAN...............W, 38-14 vs. Florida Atlantic (1)...............W, 30-17 NOTRE DAME............................... 8 p.m. NORTHERN COLORADO............. 12 p.m. WISCONSIN......................................TBA at Michigan......................................TBA ILLINOIS..................................... 12 p.m. at Northwestern......................... 12 p.m. at Iowa.............................................TBA MINNESOTA.....................................TBA PURDUE...........................................TBA at Penn State....................................TBA
(1) Detroit, Mich. – Ford Field
Team Statistics MSU Scoring 68 Points per game 34.0 Rushing Yardage 522 Average per rush 7.8 Average per game 261.0 TDs rushing 6 Passing Yardage 328 Compt.-Att.-Int. 22-39-1 Average per game 164.0 TDs Passing 2 Total Offense 850 Average per game 425.0 Fumbles-Lost 3-3 Third Down Conversions 4/18 Sacks By-Yards 3-20 Michigan State Leaders Rushing Att. Yds. Edwin Baker 32 300 Le’Veon Bell 20 190
Avg. 9.4 9.5
TD 3 3
Passing Yards Comp. Att. Kirk Cousins 22 38
Receiving No. Mark Dell 7 B.J. Cunningham 3
Avg. 14.3 15.3
TD 0 1
Tackles Greg Jones Eric Gordon Chris Norman Trenton Robinson
OPP 31 15.5 130 2.0 65.0 1 494 54-90-1 247.0 3 624 312.0 5-3 15/39 3-26
Yds. 100 46
Solo Asst. Total TFL 7 13 20 1.0 7 12 19 1.5 5 13 18 5 8 13 -
• Former Spartan quarterback Eddie Smith, who directed the Spartans to the 1978 Big Ten Championship, has been named an honorary captain for tonight’s game. Smith led the Big Ten in conference play in passing (188.9 ypg.) and total offense (226.0 ypg.) during MSU’s title run. Overall, the 1978 Spartans featured the top passing offense in the league while compiling an 8-3 overall record (7-1 Big Ten).
THIS ONE’S FOR ROUSE Josh Rouse wasn’t able to make the trip Detroit for last Saturday’s game against Florida Atlantic, but his presence was everywhere. The fifth-year senior fullback, who had emerged as one of the team’s leaders in the offseason, underwent successful surgery Sept. 7 after he injured his neck early in the season opener. He was at the Skandalaris Football Center with his father Jim to send the team off to the Motor City. But the team didn’t forget about Rouse in his absence. A prominent “44” decal was placed on the back of MSU’s helmet for the Florida Atlantic game and will remain there throughout the season. Following a tackle on special teams against the Owls, newly converted fullback TyQuan Hammock - moved from linebacker due to Rouse’s injury - jumped from the pile and held up a four on both hands. “Josh has been an extraordinary leader for our football team and will continue to do so,” said Dantonio at his weekly press conference, just after Rouse got out of surgery. “We’re looking for a full recovery for him.” “Josh Rouse is a tremendous leader for our football team,” said captain Kirk Cousins. “It really hurt to see him go down, but at the same time, the theme on the sidelines against Florida Atlantic was `let’s do this for Josh, let’s do this for 44.’ We sort of carried him with us to Detroit, and he’ll be with us on the sidelines against Notre Dame. We’ll draw strength from him not only this Saturday, but all season. With the way he leads and his presence, he’ll be a great help for us, even though he’s not going to help us on the field, his inspiration will go a long ways for us.” Although the bigger picture looks good for Rouse after a potentially life-altering injury, he will unfortunately have to miss the rest of the 2010 season - this on the heels of sitting out of all 2009 with a toe injury. The emotional impact of his loss will keep him on the minds of his teammates throughout the fall. But tonight, he will be with the team every step of the way – he has been named a game captain against the Irish. This season, No. 44 will take on a whole new meaning for the Spartans. For complete coverage of the Michigan State football team, visit msuspartans.com.
Notre Dame (1-1)
Head Coach: Brian Kelly (Assumption, 1983) UND Record: 1-1 (.500), first year Overall Record: 172-58-2 (.744), 20th year Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 13 Nov. 20 Nov. 27
PURDUE...................................W, 23-12 MICHIGAN.................................L, 28-24 at Michigan State......................... 8 p.m. STANFORD..............................3:30 p.m. at Boston College.............................TBA PITTSBURGH...........................3:30 p.m. WESTERN MICHIGAN..............2:30 p.m. vs. Navy (1)................................ 12 p.m. TULSA.....................................2:30 p.m. UTAH.......................................2:30 p.m. vs. Army (2).................................. 7 p.m. at USC.......................................... 8 p.m.
(1) New Meadowlands – New Jersey (2) Yankee Stadium – New York City
Team Statistics UND Scoring 47 Points per game 23.5 Rushing Yardage 307 Average per rush 4.5 Average per game 153.5 TDs rushing 2 Passing Yardage 586 Comp.-Att.-Int. 40-70-3 Average per game 293.0 TDs Passing 3 Total Offense 893 Average per game 446.5 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 Third Down Conversions 10/26 Sacks By-Yards 4-34
OPP 40 20.0 390 5.3 195.0 4 464 55-82-2 232.0 1 854 427.0 2-0 8/33 4-21
Notre Dame Leaders Rushing Att. Yds. Armando Allen 33 182 Cierre Wood 13 68
Avg. 5.5 5.2
TD 1 0
Passing Yards Comp. Att. Dayne Crist 32 51
Receiving No. Kyle Rudolph 13 Michael Floyd 10
Avg. 15.9 14.8
TD 1 0
Yds. 207 148
Tackles Solo Asst. Total TFL Manti Te’o 12 10 22 1.0 Carlo Calabrese 10 9 19 Darrin Walls 12 3 15 Gary Gray 13 1 14 1.0
HOMETOWN DAY 8
By Ben Phlegar, MSU Athletic Communications
Spartan All-America linebacker Greg Jones visited his hometown of Cincinnati in the summer to speak at the Boys and Girls Club in the Avondale neighborhood. He also took time to catch up with friends and family before the start of the football season and gave a tour of his most memorable places in his hometown. The complete three-part feature on Greg Jones’ return to Cincinnati can be found on the football page at www.msuspartans.com; in this segment, Greg stops by his old Boys and Girls Club.
he story of Greg Jones’ football career began at the corner of Rockdale and Harvey Avenues in the Avondale neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. After bringing home a flyer to his mother, Beverly, promoting tryouts for the neighborhood team, the Avondale Warriors and ultimately convincing her - he learned the game of football on this modest playground field starting at 8 years old. “At first I didn’t want him to play, but I thought, if this is what he wanted to do, it must be right,” Beverly said. Jones made sure of his opportunity. In his first-ever game, he was an instant star, Greg Jones with his parents Beverly and Greg outside of the U.S. Bank Avondale Boys and Girls Club. recording seven sacks. “I’ll never forget that game for as long as I “It’s the place where I grew up,” Greg said. live,” said Jones’ father, Greg, laughing. And he has never forgotten. But although he found instant success playing Despite all his success as an All-American football, Beverly and Greg Sr. didn’t want that linebacker at Michigan State on the football field, to define their son. They wanted that to be his Jones is grounded, and he knows where those character. Along the lengthy road of learning roots were born - in his hometown of Cincinnati, values, friendship, and the importance of with the love of his parents, family, friends and education, Greg found a place early in his life that coaches. It’s why he took a break from his provided him lessons and guidance throughout intensely busy summer workout schedule and his childhood. came back home on a late, muggy July afternoon Across the street from the football field, just a before preseason camp started to speak at the block away, is the U.S. Bank Boys and Girls Club club. of Avondale, a center that truly made an impact “I had been thinking about it for a long time, on Greg. He spent countless hours on the dusty probably going back all the way to my sophomore fields and basketball courts on the outside, and year,” said Jones. “I just wanted to kick it with even more inside the walls playing games with the kids for a little bit and have fun. I just felt like his friends. Beverly and Greg Sr. credit the Boys it was important to go back and let people know and Girls Club for providing the vehicle for Greg I didn’t forget where I came from.” to showcase his multiple talents. www.msuspartans.com
Greg Jones: HOMETOWN DAY On the drive to Avondale from Jones’ house on the northwest side of town, the excitement grew in his voice. With each passing block drawing him closer to the U.S. Bank Boys and Girls Club, the memories seemed to grow vivid and more poignant. The look on his face wore a simple, universal expression - had it really been this long since I was here? Does time go by that fast? “It’s been a long time,” Jones said, repeatedly, surprising himself with each utterance of the phrase on how many years it had been - or how many it had seemed, anyway. Suddenly, the corner of Rockdale and Harvey arrived, and the field on the corner came into view. Taking a left down Rockdale, Jones looked out his window, glancing where it all started. “I remember it being a lot bigger,” he said. Walking along the field in his Michigan State football t-shirt, he started telling his memories of this very place. From the hard, dried-out ground of a neighborhood field in Cincinnati to the pristine grass of Spartan Stadium is quite a journey. All told, he practiced for five years on the field. “First play, first day ever, right here. My dad bought me baseball pants. I put my pads in, and I would run down the field, and all my pads would fall out,” he recalled, laughing. Just down the street from the field awaited the Boys and Girls Club. Walking up to the front door, he uttered, “This is exactly how I remember it.” It didn’t take long for someone to recognize him. He was home. “Greg, hey, what’s up man, good to see you!” Jones looked up and saw one of his good
childhood friends, a former Avondale Warrior himself, who now worked at the Boys and Girls Club. They shook hands, hugged, and started to catch up. It was that kind of day. As he made his way into the center, a few of the kids recognized him, but most didn’t. No matter. He wasn’t here to boast about his accomplishments and have people shower him with praise. He was here to interact, share his story, and possibly make a difference in the lives of his fellow youth in Cincinnati. With an hour to burn before the presentation, Jones bounced around from room to room. He joked around with kids, signed autographs and played games. He was one of them again. During a stop to say hi to the younger children before talking with the teenagers, a confident boy challenged him to a pushup contest. Even here, Jones had to prove his worth. He then popped in the gym to play basketball, one of his true passions growing up. Already a vibrant place, the presence of Jones seemed to electrify the atmosphere of the center to an even higher degree. One teenager found an image on the internet of him making a tackle and instantly made it the desktop background for one of the computers. His impact was already being felt. As Jones found his way back to the “Teen Center” of the club, the room began filling with family friends and his former coaches, all here to represent him and tell stories of why he is a role model for the students in the room. The event was not about him - it was for the community,
If you see my jersey being worn, there are a lot of people behind that jersey. It’s not just me...I didn’t do it by myself.
Greg Jones stands on the field where he first played football beginning at the age of 8.
to provide an example of what opportunities existed outside of their neighborhood by taking advantage of the ones already within it. All phases of Jones’ life were on hand, from his youth football coaches, to his high school assistant coach, to one of his current coaches, and of course, his parents. “Today’s an affair of the heart,” said Kenneth Robinson, who helped coach the Avondale Warriors during Greg’s first years as a football player. “I know it does his heart good, even though he’s a man of few words. He’s very modest. To come back here, it must speak volumes, to not only himself and his family, but the community, to have one of their own come back here. I’m not surprised Greg took the time to come back we’re proud of him.” Many of the kids appeared to grasp the main concepts of character, family, hard work and responsibility being presented. But Greg Jones is a football player too, and visuals always help get a point across. Following the presenters, a highlight video was shown, full of high-energy music set to his punishing hits and tackles, with clips of TV announcers referencing the All-America linebacker. Throughout the video, oohs and aahs were heard in the room. Almost collectively, the teenagers seemed to sense, “Whoa, this is that guy? The same guy right in front of us?” When the lights came back on, the sense of perspective - and respect - started to take shape. Suddenly, it was apparent a star college football player was in their room. Finally, it was Jones’ turn to speak. And he delivered in the only way he knew how - honest, straightforward, genuine. “As far as staying humble, I think the best thing to think about is that everyday you’re not working on what you want to do, and what you want to be, there’s somebody else that has the same idea as you do, that wakes up and works harder,” he said. “He’s out there, pushing weights around, catching footballs, shooting every day. There’s somebody out there working harder than you. That’s what I keep in my mind - that’s what keeps driving me.” He spoke on the importance of education and his classes in media arts, and how he’s learning to use a camera and eventually wants to be a director for music videos. “You guys can do it,” he stressed. “A lot of people think it’s a far-fetched idea, but I believe I can do it. I believe I will do it.” His final message was about teamwork. “As far as football, it’s about working together,”
Greg Jones speaks in the “Teen Center” of the Boys and Girls Club.
he said. “If you see my jersey being worn, there are a lot of people behind that jersey. It’s not just me...I didn’t do it by myself. I want to thank everyone for being here today and thank you for inviting me. You could have been anywhere else. I appreciate you for coming out.” Jones was in no hurry to leave, and stayed to answer questions and take pictures with everyone in the room before playing more games on his way out. He might have stayed the rest of the afternoon if his parents didn’t ask him to come outside and take a few photos. Posing with friends, family - and really, anyone who wanted a picture - he smiled for the camera every time. A couple of more people came up to him on the street, noticing he was back in the neighborhood, and stopped to say hello. “I thank God he had the opportunity to come back to Cincinnati to speak to young people and let them know that if you continue to work hard, you can accomplish anything,” said an emotional Beverly, outside of the Boys and Girls Club, as her son continued to swap stories and laughs with his former Avondale coaches. “Just keep pushing, no matter what goes on around you, just continue to do the right thing.”
state championships, including five under Coach Gerry Faust, who went on to become Notre Dame’s head coach from 1981-85. It was a perfect fit for Jones to develop his football skills. But it wasn’t the easiest path to success. The car ride across town along State Highway 126 on this summer afternoon was much like the ones he took countless times with his father in the early hours of the morning of every school
Although Jones enjoyed his middle school years at God’s Bible School and College, he also knew he wanted to pursue his promising athletic career during high school, something he couldn’t do fully in the intramural programs offered by his existing school. He ultimately chose to attend Archbishop Moeller, a Catholic school of nearly 1,000 students on the opposite side of town from his house. Known as a football powerhouse, the Crusader program has won five national titles and seven
day. Although his father worked multiple jobs all hours of the day - and still does - he made sure to have his morning free to drive his son to school. “We wanted the best for Greg, and we felt like going to Moeller would give him the best education,” said Greg Sr. “It was tough. Being a parent to your kid, you always have to be behind them. His mother was behind him, I was behind him, and that’s important, because we all worked together and all stuck together as a team and did the right thing. It wasn’t easy, but nothing comes
easy in life if you want to get where you need to be.” “It was hard, seeing him work all the time,” said Greg, a thankful son. “After dropping me off in the morning, we wouldn’t talk until real late at night when he got back, and then he would have to go to bed to get up the next day. Getting up in the morning is real easy for me now because he was always telling me we have to go do this and do that. I feel like I’m an early riser because of him.” Upon driving into Moeller’s campus toward the athletic complex in the back, Jones took a slow walk up the stairs from the parking lot to the new football practice field. He strolled over to say hello to the coaches on the field, many of them who were there during his high school career. He then spoke to the freshmen team that was undergoing conditioning tests before giving a tour of his high school. Following his tour of Moeller, he ran into a former teammate in the hallway on the way out. After finishing up his conversation with a longlost friend, Jones smiled as if to say, “Wow, what a day. But that’s about it. It’s time to go and move on.” Greg Jones knows there’s more to his life on the road in front of him than in the rearview
Greg Jones talks to the freshmen football team at Moeller High School before a conditioning session over the summer.
mirror. But he also knows the path ahead can be navigated more easily with the help of people along life’s journey. He has never forgotten his friends and family in his hometown upon becoming an All-America linebacker at Michigan State with a promising future in the NFL. His positive and faithful demeanor, which permeates into all facets of his interaction with others, continues to be a source of inspiration, especially for those who had the fortune of running into him that one summer day in Cincinnati. www.msuspartans.com
2010 MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS
5 Johnny Adams CB • So. Akron, Ohio
28 Denicos Allen LB • R-Fr. Hamilton, Ohio
87 Todd Anderson DE • Jr. Jackson, Mich.
4 Edwin Baker RB • So. Highland Park, Mich.
79 David Barrent OT • R-Fr. Clive, Iowa
18 Aaron Bates P • Sr. New Concord, Ohio
24 Le’Veon Bell RB • Fr. Reynoldsburg, Ohio
42 Nick Bendzuck FB • Sr.-5 Strongsville, Ohio
22 Josh Bodell CB • Sr.-5 Frankfort, Mich.
6 Joe Boisture QB • Fr. Goodrich, Mich.
34 Andre Buford RB • So. Waterford, Mich.
40 Max Bullough LB • Fr. Traverse City, Mich.
94 Taylor Calero DE • Fr. Beverly Hills, Mich.
22 Larry Caper RB • So. Battle Creek, Mich.
85 Garrett Celek TE • Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio
87 Milton Colbert WR • Jr. Villa Park, Ill.
4 Dan Conroy K • So. Wheaton, Ill.
73 Henry Conway OT • R-Fr. Shaker Heights, Ohio
8 Kirk Cousins QB • Jr. Holland, Mich.
3 B.J. Cunningham WR • Jr. Westerville, Ohio
65 Doug Curtis DT • So. Weston, Conn.
77 J’Michael Deane OT • Sr.-5 Toronto, Ontario
2 Mark Dell WR • Sr. Farmington Hills, Mich.
31 Darqueze Dennard DB • Fr. Dry Branch, Ga.
65 Michael Dennis OL • Fr. Carey, Ohio
71 John Deyo OT • So. Battle Creek, Mich.
12 Dana Dixon CB • R-Fr. Detroit, Mich.
52 Denzel Drone DE • R-Fr. Plant City, Fla.
27 Kurtis Drummond S • Fr. Masury, Ohio
41 Kyler Elsworth LB • So. Goodrich, Mich.
2010 MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS
19 Danny Folino S • R-Fr. Okemos, Mich.
67 Joel Foreman OG • Jr. Highland, Mich.
83 Charlie Gantt TE • Sr.-5 Farmington Hills, Mich.
13 Bennie Fowler WR • R-Fr. Bloomfield, Mich.
97 Dan France DT • R-Fr. North Royalton, Ohio
2 William Gholston LB • Fr. Detroit, Mich.
50 Steve Gardiner LB • So. Dublin, Ohio
55 Corey Freeman DE • So. Cleveland Heights, Ohio
92 Andrew Gleichert TE • Fr. Ann Arbor, Mich.
47 Jeremy Gainer LB • R-Fr. Detroit, Mich.
43 Eric Gordon LB • Sr.-5 Traverse City, Mich.
49 TyQuan Hammock LB • R-Fr. Fort Wayne, Ind.
2 Mylan Hicks DB • Fr. Detroit, Mich.
20 Nick Hill RB • Fr. Chelsea, Mich.
84 Derek Hoebing TE • So. Vermilion, Ohio
91 Tyler Hoover DE • So. Novi, Mich.
74 Zach Hueter OG • So. Columbiaville, Mich.
11 Marcus Hyde S • Sr.-5 Fostoria, Ohio
63 Travis Jackson OL • Fr. New Albany, Ohio
61 Antonio Jeremiah OG • Jr. Hilliard, Ohio
26 Jesse Johnson S • Sr.-5 Durand, Mich.
53 Greg Jones LB • Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio
23 Jairus Jones S • So. Tampa, Fla.
69 Shawn Kamm OL • Fr. Saginaw, Mich.
83 R.J. Kelly DE • So. East Lansing, Mich.
72 Nate Klatt C • R-Fr. Clinton, Ohio
54 Connor Kruse OL • Fr. Lowell, Mich.
33 Jeremy Langford RB/WR • Fr. Wayne, Mich.
9 Isaiah Lewis S • Fr. Indianapolis, Ind.
2010 MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS
88 Brian Linthicum TE • Jr. Charlottesville, Va.
14 Tony Lippett WR • Fr. Detroit, Mich.
89 Cam Martin WR • Jr. Tampa, Fla.
82 Keshawn Martin WR • Jr. Inkster, Mich.
10 Andrew Maxwell QB • R-Fr. Midland, Mich.
62 Chris McDonald OG • So. Sterling Heights, Mich.
75 Jared McGaha OT • Jr. Powell, Tenn.
36 Jon Misch LB • Sr.-5 Waterford, Mich.
51 Steve Moore SN • So. Pinconning, Mich.
17 Kevin Muma K • So. Troy, Mich.
25 Keith Mumphery WR • Fr. Vienna, Ga.
89 Colin Neely DE • Sr.-5 Bethlehem, Pa.
7 Keith Nichol WR • Jr. Lowell, Mich.
17 Kyle Nichol WR • R-Fr. Lowell, Mich.
10 Chris Norman LB • So. Detroit, Mich.
69 Blake Pacheco DL • Jr. Salinas, Calif.
38 Niko Palazeti FB • Fr. Northville, Mich.
14 Chase Parker CB • Jr. Mason, Mich.
96 Kevin Pickelman NT • Sr. Marshall, Mich.
73 Arthur Ray Jr. OL • Jr. Chicago, Ill.
60 Micajah Reynolds OL • R-Fr. Lansing, Mich.
39 Trenton Robinson S • Jr. Bay City, Mich.
44 Josh Rouse FB • Sr.-5 Newtown, Conn.
16 Chris D. Rucker CB • Jr. Detroit, Mich.
29 Chris L. Rucker CB • Sr. Warren, Ohio
68 Ethan Ruhland OG • So. Lake Orion, Mich.
45 Marcus Rush DE • Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio
3 Mike Sadler P • Fr. Grand Rapids, Mich.
58 Jordan Sanders DL • Fr. Rochester, Mich.
70 Skyler Schofner OL • Fr. Sunbury, Ohio
2010 MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS
20 Kyle Selden P • Jr. Waterford, Mich.
47 Adam Setterbo FB • Jr. Spring Lake, Mich.
56 Alex Shackleton SN • Sr.-5 Breckenridge, Colo.
80 Dion Sims TE • So. Detroit, Mich.
86 Fred Smith FB • So. Detroit, Mich.
81 Brad Sonntag WR • Jr. Saginaw, Mich.
26 David Spears RB • So. Muskegon, Mich.
15 Donald Spencer WR • R-Fr. Ypsilanti, Mich.
58 Hugh Stangeland OL • R-Fr. Ridgefield, Conn.
48 Drew Stevens FB • So. Delaware, Ohio
66 John Stipek C • Sr.-5 Macomb Township, Mich.
57 Johnathan Strayhorn DE • Jr. Detroit, Mich.
93 Blake Treadwell NT • So. East Lansing, Mich.
98 Anthony Rashad White DT • So. Battle Creek, Mich.
32 Mitchell White CB • So. Livonia, Mich.
99 Jerel Worthy DT • So. Huber Heights, Ohio
59 D.J. Young OT • Sr.-5 Lansing, Mich.
Front Row (L-R): Tim Allen, Dan Roushar, Don Treadwell, Mark Dantonio, Pat Narduzzi, Harlon Barnett, Dino Folino. Back Row (L-R): Tommy Hoke, Brad Salem, Dave Warner, Mark Staten, Mike Tressel, Ted Gill, Ken Mannie, Brad Lunsford.
ATHLETIC TRAINING STAFF:
Front Row (L-R): Drew Parkhurst, Sharon Frank, Krisjon Vargas, Brandon Hall, Casey Madden, Josh Bates, Jenn Moeller. Back Row (L-R): Jeff Monroe, Dr. Lisa Falotico, Paige Lehmann, Nick Anthony, Dr. Randy Pearson, Dr. Michael Shingles, Dave Redman, Dr. Jason McHugh, Dr. Doug Dietzel, Sally Nogle.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES As members of the Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, we welcome you to our beautiful campus and to Spartan Stadium. While we eight trustees came to the board by different paths, from different backgrounds, and representing different political parties, we are, first and foremost, advocates for and proud members of Team MSU. When we arrived on the board, any partisanship was replaced by a full commitment to MSU. As the university’s policy-making body, the board works closely with President Simon and her team to provide MSU’s students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other supporters with the resources and advocacy they need and deserve. Our unified belief in the history and the future of MSU called us to serve. We are proud to have been elected by the people of Michigan to be part of a university that has set a standard for advancing knowledge and transforming lives around the globe. Joel Ferguson, Chairman Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Joel I. Ferguson
Chairman • Lansing
Vice Chairperson • East Lansing
Joel I. Ferguson was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1986 and re-elected twice. He is the co-founder of F & S Development Company, the developer of 14 multi-family residential complexes throughout Michigan. He is the cofounder of Lansing television station WFSL-TV (Channel 47) and the founder of Lansing’s WLAJ-TV (Channel 53) television station. He is also owner and developer of many major office buildings in the Lansing area. Ferguson was one of the original organizers of Capitol National Bank, which has expanded to CNB Corp and is vice chair of the Blue Cross Foundation. A member of the Democratic National Committee from 1988-2009, he was appointed by President Clinton to the board of directors of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac). Ferguson, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, graduated from MSU in 1965 with a degree in elementary education.
Colleen M. McNamara
Dianne Byrum’s eight-year term on the Board of Trustees began on Jan. 1, 2009. She is a partner with Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, an East Lansing-based public relations firm that she founded in 2006. Prior to this enterprise, Byrum served as a member of the Ingham County Board of Commissioners from 1983 to 1990. She was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 1991 and to the Michigan Senate in 1995. She returned to the House in 2002 as the first woman elected House Democratic Leader. Byrum served as co-director of the Michigan Public Leadership Program, an MSU program that trains future public policy leaders. She has received the Champion of Hope award from the Children’s Trust Fund and the Public Official of the Year award from Habitat for Humanity. 18
Melanie Foster was elected to the board in 2004, and previously served on the MSU Board of Trustees from 1991 to 1992. In 1997 she was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Central Michigan University and served until 2004. Upon graduating from MSU with a degree in ornamental horticulture, Foster returned home to Flat Rock to become CEO of a family landscape company that grew into a nationally recognized landscape contracting firm with offices in four states. Foster spent six years on the Wharton Center Advisory Council and is currently on the Board of the Capitol Area United Way. She resides in East Lansing with her husband and three school-age children and currently manages a personal real estate portfolio.
Colleen M. McNamara is Executive Director of the Michigan Cable Telecommunications Association, which represents cable television companies throughout Michigan. She was elected to the MSU Board of Trustees to serve beginning Jan. 1, 1995, and was reelected in 2002. She is chair of the board’s Policy Committee. She received a bachelor of arts degree in social science from MSU in 1974. Born in Detroit, and raised in Livonia, McNamara and her daughter, Marissa, live in Okemos.
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Donald W. Nugent
Donald W. Nugent of Frankfort has served on the Board of Trustees since January 1995. He was re-elected in 2002 for a second eight-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2003. He and his wife, Gail, own and operate Nugent Farms, producing cherries in Benzie County. Nugent is president and CEO of Graceland Fruit Inc., president of Spartan Land Enterprises L.L.C., and chairman of the board of West Michigan Bank and Trust. He serves on the board of directors of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. He graduated from MSU in 1965 with his bachelor’s degree in agriculture.
Faylene Owen’s term on the MSU Board of Trustees, where she serves as chair of the Finance Committee, began in 2007. Prior to her election, she founded her own business, Mica Corporation, which specializes in market research and communications. A community leader, Owen has served as chair of Child Abuse Prevention Services and the Sparrow Hospital Foundation. She has been a board member for MSU Safe Place, the MSU Hillel Student Center, and the MSU Kaleidoscope program. Nationally, Owen served as a managing trustee of the Democratic National Committee and as the chair of the Clinton–Gore fundraising campaigns in Michigan in 1992 and 1996. Owen’s work was recognized by President Bill Clinton, who appointed her to the White House Fellows Commission.
George Perles was elected to the board of his alma mater in 2007. An Army veteran, he received his bachelor’s degree in 1960, and a master’s degree in educational administration in 1961. Perles returned to MSU as head football coach in 1982. His career as football coach was highlighted by four Super Bowl victories, two Big Ten titles and a Rose Bowl victory. From 1990-1992, he served as director of athletics at MSU. Cited often for his entrepreneurial leadership in public service activities, he is especially known for his long-time association with the Special Olympics. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.
Diann Woodard was elected to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees in 2008. She is currently the International President of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA, AFL-CIO), the same organization from which she received the Administrator of the Year award in 2003. Woodard’s professional affiliations include serving as a national vice president of the national AFL-CIO and trustee of the Michigan State AFL–CIO. She is the former president of the Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors. Additionally, Woodard is a former member of the board of directors of School of the 21st Century. Woodard graduated from Michigan State in 1973 with a bachelor’s in education and received a master’s degree in 1979 from Wayne State University, which awarded her the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003. www.msuspartans.com
UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT lou anna k. simon, Phd Lou Anna K. Simon is the 20th president of Michigan State University, leading the university in advancing the common global good. Her commitment to applying knowledge to benefit society is reflected in her key initiatives and detailed in Embracing the World Grant Ideal: Affirming the Morrill Act for a Twenty-first-century Global Society, a monograph available online at worldgrantideal.msu.edu. Simon has a distinguished history with Michigan State University, from earning her doctorate in administration and higher education from MSU in 1974 to her appointment as president by the MSU Board of Trustees in January 2005. Simon’s dedication to advancing Michigan’s economic future has been a hallmark of her presidency. She is a member of the Michigan Strategic Economic Investment and Commercialization Board and serves on the board of directors for Business Leaders for Michigan and for Prima Civitas, mid-Michigan’s economic development foundation. She also has led MSU’s participation in the University Research Corridor, a partnership with the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, to improve Michigan’s economy through innovation, technology transfer, and education. Under Simon’s leadership, in 2009, MSU opened its Detroit Center, a 22,000-square-foot facility to foster and to enhance 21st-century learning and partnerships that will serve as catalysts for future prosperity. To address the state’s physician shortage, MSU’s Colleges of Human Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine have expanded to Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Macomb County, which has doubled MSU’s medical student enrollment. For her support of medical advancement, the Michigan Health Information Technology Commission awarded Simon its 2010 Leadership Award. Simon also has helped extend MSU’s reach in the nation and around the world. She is a member of the Council on Competitiveness, a nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization working to ensure U.S. prosperity; the board of directors for the American Council on Education; and the executive committee of the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa. Under Simon’s tenure, MSU received more than $400 million in externally sponsored research in 2008–09. In the past two years, MSU was chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy as the site for the approximately $600-million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams and selected by IBM to host a global application development center. The university opened the Energy and Automotive Research Laboratories and was named one of the nation’s top five campuses for sustainability by the National Wildlife Federation. MSU leads U.S. public universities in study abroad participation, ranks among the nation’s top 10 public universities for international student enrollment, and is the sixth largest all-time producer of Peace Corps volunteers.
AT H L E T I C S D I R E C T O R MARK HOLLIS This is the vision Mark Hollis has for the Michigan State Athletics Department. A Michigan State graduate and veteran Spartan athletics administrator, Hollis assumed the role of MSU’s 18th athletics director on Jan. 1, 2008, succeeding Ron Mason. Hollis was named athletics directordesignate on Sept. 12, 2007, and teamed with Mason in the transition throughout the fall of 2007. Hollis has more than 20 years of athletics administration experience, either at the school or conference level. His well-rounded background has led to his knowledge of all areas within an athletics department, including marketing, financial administration, television negotiations, fund-raising, game operations, facility management, personnel policy, corporate interaction, sports management and public relations. In addition, Hollis currently serves on the NCAA Amateurism Cabinet and Men’s Basketball Issues Committee. Hollis, a 1985 MSU graduate, returned to his alma mater in 1995. Since then, he has been a critical component of the athletic department executive management staff, helping guide the department through short- and long-range plans. On the playing field, Michigan State proved again in 2009-10 to be one of the most consistent athletic departments in the country, finishing 39th in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, marking the 11th time in the past 12 years the department has placed in the top 40. Highlights included the men’s basketball team advancing to the Final Four for the sixth time in the last 12 years and winning its second straight Big Ten regular-season title, field hockey capturing both the Big Ten regular-season and tournament championships, and the football team appearing in its third-straight bowl game. Overall, 11 sports participated in their respective team NCAA Championships, while individuals competed in four more NCAA Championships. One of Hollis’ major goals upon becoming athletics director was accomplished this past spring when he unveiled the new brand and identity program for the athletics department. All of Michigan State’s uniforms now incorporate consistent use of colors, logos, lettering and numerals along with standardization for logos. Throughout the project, equal attention was devoted to maintaining an appreciation for the traditions of the past, while positioning the athletics program for the future. The brand and identity program for Michigan State Athletics was a result of nearly a two-year collaborative effort between the athletics department and Nike that included input from university and athletic administration, coaches and studentathletes. During Hollis’ tenure, Michigan State student-athletes have excelled not only in competition, but in the classroom as well. In 2009-10, Spartan student-athletes posted 3.0 or higher semester GPAs in record numbers, as a school-record 365 student-athletes achieved that mark in the spring semester, breaking the previous record of 356 which was set just the previous semester in the fall. In 2008-09, the department posted the highest cumulative GPA in program history at 3.0052 for the second consecutive year; it also marked the first time the department has ever had back-toback years with a cumulative GPA of over a 3.0. In Hollis’ first full season as athletics director in 2008-09, Michigan State enjoyed one of its most successful years of the decade with a 27th-place finish in the Directors’ Cup, the best showing for the department since 2003 and the third highest in the department’s history. Ten teams earned bids to their respective NCAA Championships, led by the men’s basketball team, which reached the national title game against North Carolina while also winning the Big Ten regular-season championship. Prior to his official appointment as athletics director, Hollis played a lead role in two significant head coaching searches during the 2006-07 year. He spearheaded the effort to hire Mark Dantonio as football coach, which has resulted in three consecutive bowl appearances for the program, including a bid to the 2009 Capital One Bowl. He also provided major assistance in the hiring of women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant in the spring of 2007, who led the Spartans to the Sweet 16 in 2009. Hollis’ first hire as athletics director arrived on July 2, 2008, when he tabbed Jake Boss Jr. to direct the Spartan baseball program. Spartan athletic facilities have been upgraded at an unprecedented rate the past decade, and will only continue to improve under Hollis. In August 22
We gather and engage our community to teach, support and celebrate our student-athletes in their quest for excellence. 2008, the Spartans moved into one of the nation’s finest football facilities, as a $15 million expansion and renovation project for the Duffy Daugherty Football Building was completed. MSU alumni Robert and Julie Skandalaris of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., donated $5 million as the lead gift for the facility expansion and upgrade. The Skandalaris Football Center includes new team, staff and position meeting rooms, coaches’ offices and a hall of history. In addition, an expanded weight room was finished in September 2008 that increased the facility in size from 9,000 to 16,500-square feet. Also in 2008, the men’s and women’s soccer programs opened DeMartin Stadium, a state-of-the-art 2,500-seat facility that enables MSU to host conference and national tournaments. In spring 2009, the baseball program played its inaugural season in McLane Baseball Stadium following a $4 million donation to the 2,500-seat ballpark by Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane Jr., and a new softball stadium is scheduled to be completed in December 2010. One of Hollis’ greatest strengths is his ability to “dream big” in an effort to create greater exposure, not just for the Michigan State Athletics Department but for Michigan State University as a whole. He conceptualized “The BasketBowl,” establishing a then-world record attendance of 78,129 for a basketball game between Michigan State and Kentucky at Detroit’s Ford Field. Similarly, he executed the “Cold War” ice hockey game between Michigan State and Michigan, drawing a then-world record crowd of 74,554 to an outdoor hockey game in Spartan Stadium. On Oct. 13, 2005, Michigan State University and WJR - 760 AM announced a five-year agreement to carry Spartan football and men’s basketball games, along with coaches’ radio shows. The successful partnership led to the announcement on Jan. 19, 2010, of a 10-year extension through 2020. Hollis played a leading role in finding MSU athletics a home on the 50,000watt Detroit radio station, known as the “Great Voice of the Great Lakes.” The agreement has benefited more than just athletics as WJR regularly promotes the academic accomplishments of the university in addition to broadcasting sporting events. Hollis earned his bachelor of arts degree in communication from Michigan State in 1985, where he served as a basketball team manager under Jud Heathcote. In 1992, he earned his MBA in business administration from the University of Colorado. He and his wife Nancy, have a daughter, Katy, and two sons, T.R. and Michael.
In just three seasons, Mark Dantonio has restored the pride and tradition of Michigan State football. A Zanesville, Ohio, native with Midwest ties, Dantonio has 27 years of collegiate coaching experience and coached in his 14th bowl game as the Spartans faced Texas Tech in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl. He has led Michigan State to three-straight bowl appearances â€“ a first for the program since 1995-97 â€“ and has already won 22 games, the second most by any Spartan head coach in his first three seasons. 24
antonio, who served as head coach at Cincinnati for three seasons prior to his return to East Lansing, became Michigan State University’s 24th head football coach on Nov. 27, 2006. He previously spent six years as an assistant coach at Michigan State from 1995-2000. During his career, Dantonio has worked for some of the top coaches in the game, including Nick Saban, Jim Tressel and Earle Bruce. Riding the momentum generated by his first three seasons, Dantonio and his coaching staff have put together back-to-back recruiting classes in 2009-10 that analysts rank among the nation’s Top 25. Led by All-America linebacker Greg Jones and one of the most explosive offenses in the Big Ten, the Spartans earned their third consecutive bowl bid in 2009. A consensus firstteam All-American, Jones became the first Spartan to win Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year accolades after recording 154 tackles, finishing first in the conference and third nationally. He also led the team and ranked among the national leaders in tackles for loss (14 for 69 yards) and sacks (9 for 53 yards). Jones was rated the No. 1 linebacker in the nation by CollegeFootballNews.com and earned the Linebacker Trophy (Linebacker of the Year) by the College Football Performance Awards. In addition, defensive tackle Jerel Worthy was named a Freshman All-American, marking the third straight year a Spartan has landed on a Freshman All-America Team, and cornerback Jeremy Ware was chosen by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Offensively, Michigan State featured the No. 2 passing attack in the Big Ten, averaging nearly 270 yards per game. The Spartans also finished second in the league in scoring (29.7 points per game) and third in total offense (406.2 ypg.). MSU established a school record with 28 touchdown passes in 2009, and the 3,502 passing yards ranked second in the school record book. Sophomore quarterback Kirk Cousins, an honorable mention All-Big Ten pick by the media, finished the regular season ranked among the Top 10 Spartan single-season leaders in passing yards (2,680 – fourth), pass completions (198 – sixth) and touchdown passes (19 – tied for seventh). The Spartan passing game was built around wide receiver Blair White, who A degree is going to have the greatest was a first-team All-Big Ten selection impact in their lives. That is why they come by the coaches while recording career highs in receptions (70), TD catches (9) to college. All of the academic resources and receiving yards (990), all of which rank among MSU’s Top 10 single-season are here, so we expect our student-athletes leaders. Fifth-year center Joel Nitchman to invest the time and effort to succeed earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches and five other Spartans in the classroom. If they’re willing to make received All-Big Ten honorable mention. MSU’s special teams featured the that committment in the academic arena, all school’s all-time leading kicker in Brett of the hard work will pay off in the end. Swenson, who scored 377 career points. A first-team All-Big Ten selection and Lou Groza Award semifinalist, Swenson also became MSU’s career leader in field goals (71 made) and extra points (164 made) during the 2009 season. He closed out his career ranked among the www.msuspartans.com
Big Ten’s all-time leaders in kick scoring (second), field goals (tied for third), total points (fourth) and extra points (sixth). One of 15 semifinalists for the George Munger Coach of the Year Award, Dantonio had his most successful season as a head coach in 2008. Under his leadership, the Spartans went 9-3 in the regular season and compiled a 6-2 record in the Big Ten, the best league mark for the program since 1999. It also marked just the third time since 1966 and 10th overall that Michigan State has won at least nine games in a season. Michigan State defeated five bowl-bound teams, with victories over Florida Atlantic, Notre Dame, Iowa, Northwestern and Wisconsin. The Spartans, who made their eighth New Year’s Day Bowl appearance and their first in nine seasons, finished the season ranked No. 24 in both the Associated Press and USA Today Polls. Three Michigan State players were named first-team All-Big Ten by the league’s head coaches: senior running back Javon Ringer, senior safety Otis Wiley and sophomore linebacker Greg Jones. The three first-team allconference selections were the most for the Spartans since five players received first-team honors in 1999. A total of 15 Spartans received All-Big Ten recognition on the first team, second team or honorable mention. Ringer became MSU’s first consensus All-American since 2004, earning first-team accolades from Walter Camp and the Associated Press. The Doak Walker Award finalist had one of the finest seasons in Spartan history, scoring a school-record 22 touchdowns and rushing for 1,637 yards, which ranked second in the school record books. Ringer was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. In his first season as head coach at Michigan State, Dantonio sparked a three-game turnaround as the Spartans finished the 2007 regular season with a 7-5 record, securing the program’s first bowl bid in four years with a berth against Boston College in the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Dantonio became just the third first-year coach in Michigan State history to earn a postseason bowl bid, joining Saban (1995 Independence Bowl vs. LSU) and John L. Smith (2003 Alamo Bowl vs. Nebraska). Michigan State (7-6 overall) produced seven victories despite playing one of the nation’s most demanding schedules, as the Spartans’ 2007 oppo-
nents had a combined record of 75-57 (.568) during the regular season. The Spartans went 4-3 in games played against bowl-bound teams in 2007. Michigan State lost six games by a combined total of 31 points, including two in overtime (Northwestern and Iowa). All six games were decided by seven points or less. Michigan State finished the year strong, winning its final two games of the regular season for the first time since 1999 with victories at Purdue and over Penn State, both bowl-bound teams. Dantonio became the first coach in Spartan history to begin his initial season 4-0, as Michigan State opened the 2007 campaign with wins over UAB, Bowling Green, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame. With the 31-14 victory over the Irish, the Spartans became the first opponent to win six straight games in the 77-year history of Notre Dame Stadium. Three Spartans from the 2007 team were selected in the 2008 NFL Draft: wide receiver Devin Thomas (Washington Redskins, second round), tight end Kellen Davis (Chicago Bears, fifth round) and defensive end Ervin Baldwin (Chicago Bears, seventh round). From his first day on the job, Dantonio has pledged to support studentathletes as they pursue excellence, both in the classroom and on the playing field. In his first three seasons, 30 Spartans have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, including 2009 Academic All-American Blair White. In addition, 47 Michigan State football student-athletes have earned their undergraduate degrees, including 75 percent of his players who have completed their eligibility. The 54-year old Dantonio established himself as one of the nation’s upand-coming coaches during his three-year tenure at Cincinnati, where he compiled an 18-17 overall record and led the program in its transition from Conference USA to the BIG EAST Conference. In 2006, Dantonio led the Bearcats to a 7-5 overall record and a 4-3 BIG EAST mark, making Cincinnati bowl eligible for the second time in three years. Dantonio accomplished the feat against the second-toughest schedule in the country, as UC’s opponents compiled a 69-42 record. His Bearcats
upset then-No. 7 Rutgers, 30-11, on Nov. 18, handing the Scarlet Knights their first loss of the season and marking the highest-ranked opponent ever defeated by UC. Highly respected as one of the top defensive coaches in the country, Dantonio’s Bearcats finished the 2006 regular season ranked among the NCAA leaders in six statistical categories. Six Bearcats earned All-BIG EAST honors in 2006, including three first-team selections: defensive tackle Terrill Byrd, linebacker Kevin McCullough and free safety Dominic Ross. In 2004, he became the first head coach in 23 years to direct a team to a winning season in his first year at UC. Dantonio also became only the second head coach in Cincinnati history (along with Sid Gillman) to take the Bearcats to a bowl game in his first season. The Bearcats’ went 7-5 in 2004, including a 5-3 mark in Conference USA to finish second in the league standings, and defeated Marshall (32-14) in the Fort Worth Bowl. Three players were chosen in the 2005 NFL Draft (defensive end Trent Cole, linebacker Tyjuan Hagler and cornerback Daven Holly). In his three seasons at Cincinnati, 21 of Dantonio’s players earned All-BIG EAST honors and 40 received academic all-conference recognition. In backto-back years (2006-07), Cincinnati’s program was presented the American Football Coaches Association Academic Achievement Award for attaining a graduation rate of at least 70 percent for its student-athletes. Prior to his appointment at Cincinnati, Dantonio served as the defensive coordinator at Ohio State for three seasons, where his defensive unit helped the Buckeyes to a combined record of 32-6. Dantonio assembled the defense which led Ohio State to the 2002 National Championship, as the Buckeyes ranked second in the NCAA in scoring defense (13.1 ppg) and third in rushing defense (77.7 ypg.). Six Buckeye defenders were named first-team All-Big Ten during his tenure and 13 were drafted by the pros, including a pair of first-round selections in 2004 (defensive end Will Smith and cornerback Chris Gamble). Dantonio is quite familiar with East Lansing, as he spent six years (19952000) as Michigan State’s secondary coach, including five seasons under Saban and one under Bobby Williams. He was promoted to associate head coach in 2000. During his six-year tenure as an assistant, the Spartans compiled a 39-30-1 record. Under his supervision, the Spartan secondary ranked among the NCAA leaders in pass efficiency defense in three of his last four years, finishing No. 10 (101.6) in 1998, No. 16 (103.9) in 1997 and No. 22 (104.5) in 2000. Dantonio contributed to Michigan State’s successful 1999 season, during which the Spartans went 10-2, won the Florida Citrus Bowl, led the Big Ten in total defense and ranked No. 7 in the final polls. He tutored cornerback Amp Campbell, who earned third-team All-America honors from the Associated Press. Dantonio came to Michigan State following four seasons under Glen Mason at Kansas (1991-94) where he coached the defensive secondary. In 1992, the Jayhawks produced an 8-4 record and defeated BYU, 23-20, in the Aloha Bowl. Dantonio previously spent five years at Youngstown State under Tressel, helping the Penguins to three trips to the NCAA I-AA playoffs. While serving as defensive coordinator in 1990, Youngstown State posted a perfect 11-0 regular-season record and ranked second nationally. Dantonio earned three letters as a defensive back for Coach Jim Carlen at South Carolina (1976-78). He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from South Carolina in 1979. Dantonio later earned a master’s degree in education from Ohio U. in 1980. In their first two years as honorary co-chairs, Dantonio and his wife Becky have helped raise $1.52 million for the Children’s Miracle Network at Sparrow Children’s Center. Born March 9, 1956, in El Paso, Texas, Mark and his wife Becky have two daughters, Kristen (17) and Lauren (15). 30
PERSONAL DATA: Born Mark Dantonio in El Paso, Texas, on March 9, 1956. Family: wife Becky and two daughters, Kristen (17) and Lauren (15). PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - Graduate assistant at Ohio U. (1980); graduate assistant at Purdue (1981); defensive coordinator at Butler (Kan.) Junior College (1982); graduate assistant at Ohio State (1983-84); defensive secondary coach at Akron (1985); defensive secondary coach and defensive coordinator at Youngstown State (1986-90); defensive secondary coach at Kansas (1991-94); defensive secondary coach (1995-2000) and associate head coach (2000) at Michigan State; defensive coordinator at Ohio State (2001-03); head coach at Cincinnati (2004-06). COACHING RECORD: 40-34 (.541) in six years as a college head coach; 18-17 in three years at Cincinnati (2004-06); 22-17 (.564) in three seasons at Michigan State (2007-). EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in education from South Carolina in 1979; master’s degree in education from Ohio U. in 1980. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Three-year letterman as a defensive back at South Carolina (197678). BOWL/POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach - 1987 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 1989 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 1990 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 1983 Fiesta Bowl, 1984 Rose Bowl, 1992 Aloha Bowl, 1995 Independence Bowl, 1996 Sun Bowl, 1997 Aloha Bowl, 2000 Florida Citrus Bowl, 2002 Outback Bowl, 2003 Fiesta Bowl, 2004 Fiesta Bowl, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl.
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offensive coordinator Wide receivers coach
YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Seventh overall. Rejoined staff on Nov. 30, 2006, from Cincinnati.
YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fourth. Joined staff on Dec. 6, 2006, from Cincinnati.
YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fourth. Joined staff on Dec. 1, 2006, from Cincinnati.
PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - Quarterbacks, receivers, running backs coach and offensive coordinator at Youngstown State (1986-91); running backs and receivers coach at Miami-Ohio (1992-93); receivers coach at Cincinnati (1994); running backs coach at Stanford (1995-96); co-offensive coordinator, quarterbacks and receivers coach at Boston College (1997-98); running backs coach at North Carolina State (1999); receivers coach at Michigan State (2000-02); receivers coach and offensive coordinator at Ball State (2003); offensive coordinator at Cincinnati (2004-06).
PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - Graduate assistant coach (1990-91) and receivers coach (1992) at Miami-Ohio; linebackers (1993-97) and defensive coordinator (1998-99) at Rhode Island; linebackers coach at Northern Illinois (2000-02); defensive coordinator at Miami-Ohio (2003); defensive coordinator at Cincinnati (2004-06).
PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - Graduate assistant coach at LSU (2003); secondary coach at Cincinnati (2004-06).
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in physical education from Miami-Ohio in 1982.
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Three-year starter at linebacker at Rhode Island (1987-89); one year at linebacker at Youngstown State (1985).
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Four-year starter as a wide receiver at Miami-Ohio (1978-81) and named captain as a senior. POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach - 1987 NCAA I-AA Playoffs, 1989 NCAA I-AA Playoffs, 1990 NCAA I-AA Playoffs, 1991 NCAA I-AA National Champions, 1995 Liberty Bowl, 1996 Sun Bowl, 2000 Florida Citrus Bowl, 2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in physical education from Rhode Island in 1990; master’s degree in sports psychology from Miami-Ohio in 1992.
POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach - 2003 GMAC Bowl, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in communication from Michigan State in 1990. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Four-year letterwinner as a defensive back at Michigan State (1986-89) and named captain as a senior. Professional - Spent seven seasons in the National Football League, including stints with the Cleveland Browns (1990-92), New England Patriots (1993-94) and Minnesota Vikings (1995-96). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Player - 1985 All-American Bowl, 1988 Rose Bowl, 1989 Gator Bowl, 1989 Aloha Bowl, 1994 NFL Playoffs, 1996 NFL Playoffs. Coach - 2004 Sugar Bowl, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl.
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defensive line coach
Offensive Line Coach
Running Backs Coach
YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fourth. Joined staff on Nov. 30, 2006, from Cincinnati.
YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fourth. Joined staff on Nov. 30, 2006, from Cincinnati.
YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: First. Joined staff on Feb. 19, 2010, from Augustana (S.D.) College.
PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - Graduate assistant coach at Idaho State (1971-73); offensive line coach at Utah (1974-76); defensive line coach at New Mexico State (1977); defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at Ball State (1978-81); defensive coordinator at Cornell (1982); defensive line and linebackers coach at Army (1983); defensive line and linebackers coach at North Carolina (198487); defensive line coach at Rice (1988-89); defensive line and linebackers coach at Iowa (1990-94); defensive coordinator at Oklahoma State (1995); defensive line coach at Cincinnati (2003-06). Professional - Defensive line coach at NFL’s Carolina Panthers (1996-98); defensive line coach at XFL’s Los Angeles Extreme (2001); defensive coordinator at CFL’s Montreal Alouettes (2002).
PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - Offensive backfield coach (1986-88) and offensive coordinator/offensive line coach (1989-92) at Butler; offensive line coach at Rhode Island (1993); offensive coordinator/ quarterbacks coach at Ball State (1994); quarterbacks coach (1995) and offensive tackle/tight ends coach (1996) at Illinois; offensive line coach (1997) and offensive coordinator/offensive line coach (1998-2002) at Northern Illinois; running backs coach (2003) and offensive coordinator/ running backs coach (2004) at Illinois; offensive line coach at Cincinnati (2005-06).
PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - Graduate assistant coach at Michigan State (1994-95); offensive and recruiting coordinator at Luther (Iowa) College (1997-98); passing game and recruiting coordinator at South Dakota (1999-2001); quarterbacks coach at Augustana College (2003); offensive coordinator at Augustana College (2004); head coach at Augustana College (2005-09).
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in education from Idaho State in 1973.
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Two-year letterwinner as a quarterback at Northern Illinois (1981-82).
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Two-year letterwinner as a linebacker and nose tackle at Idaho State (1968-69).
POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach - 1988 NCAA Division II Playoffs, 1991 NCAA Division II Playoffs, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl.
POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach - 1986 Aloha Bowl, 1991 Rose Bowl, 1991 Holiday Bowl, 1993 Alamo Bowl, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in physical education from Northern Illinois in 1984.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Augustana College in 1992; master’s degree in athletic administration from South Dakota in 1996. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Quarterback at Northern Arizona (1988-89); quarterback and wide receiver at Augustana (1990-92). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 1995 Independence Bowl, 2008 Mineral Water Bowl, 2009 Mineral Water Bowl.
F O O T B A L L S TA F F
Tight Ends Recruiting Coordinator
Linebackers Special Teams Coach
YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fourth. Joined staff on Nov. 30, 2006, from Cincinnati.
YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fourth. Joined staff on Dec. 1, 2006, from Cincinnati.
YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fourth. Joined the staff on Dec. 1, 2006, from Cincinnati.
PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - Graduate assistant coach at MiamiOhio (2001); graduate assistant coach at Ohio State (2002-03); tight ends/tackles and recruiting coordinator at Cincinnati (2004-06).
PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - Graduate assistant coach at South Dakota (1996-97); offensive line coach (19982000) and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach (2001) at Wartburg (Iowa) College; graduate assistant linebackers coach at Ohio State (2002-03); linebackers and special teams coach at Cincinnati (2004-06).
PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - Graduate assistant at Syracuse (1982-83); running backs coach (1984-85) and quarterbacks coach (1986-87) at Kent State; quarterbacks coach at Kansas (1988-96); quarterbacks coach at Bucknell (1997); passing game coordinator at Wyoming (1998); offensive coordinator at Connecticut (1999-2000); passing game coordinator at Houston (2001-02); wide receivers coach at Southern Miss (2003-04); quarterbacks coach at Cincinnati (2006).
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Miami-Ohio in 2001. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Four-year starter as a defensive tackle at Miami-Ohio (1989-92). Professional - Spent parts of two seasons in the National Football League, with the Cincinnati Bengals (1993) and New England Patriots (1993-94). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach - 2003 Fiesta, 2004 Fiesta, 2004 Fort Worth, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cornell (Iowa) College in 1996; master’s degree in sports administration at South Dakota in 1998. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Four-year starter in the secondary at Cornell (Iowa) College (1992-95). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach - 1999 NCAA Division III Playoffs, 2003 Fiesta Bowl, 2004 Fiesta Bowl, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Syracuse in 1982; master’s degree in physical education from Syracuse in 1984. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Three-year letterwinner as a quarterback at Syracuse (1979-81). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Player - 1979 Independence Bowl. Coach - 1992 Aloha Bowl, 1995 Aloha Bowl, 2003 Liberty Bowl, 2004 New Orleans Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl.
F O O T B A L L S TA F F
Director of Football Operations
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Associate Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Third. Joined staff on June 13, 2008, from Minnesota.
YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: 16th. Joined staff on Dec. 8, 1994, from Toledo.
YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Seventh. Joined staff on April 26, 2004, from Appalachian State.
COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - Wide receivers coach (1982-83) and defensive backs coach/special teams coordinator (1984-85) at Bethel College; defensive graduate assistant (1986), administrative assistant for football operations (1987) and director of football operations (1988-96) at Kansas; assistant athletics director for football operations at Minnesota (1997-2006). EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in health, physical education and recreation from Bethel College in 1986. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Two-year letterman as a wide receiver at Bethel College. POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach - 1984 NAIA Division II playoffs, 1992 Aloha Bowl, 1995 Aloha Bowl, 1999 Sun Bowl, 2000 MicronPC.com Bowl, 2002 Music City Bowl, 2003 Sun Bowl, 2004 Music City Bowl, 2005 Music City Bowl, 2006 Insight Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl.
COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - Graduate assistant at Ohio State (1984); head strength and conditioning coach at Toledo (1985-94). Also coached and taught at the high school level for 10 years. EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Akron in 1974; master’s degree in health and physical education with an emphasis in exercise science from Ohio State in 1985. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Three-year letterman and two-year starter at offensive guard at Akron (1971-73). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach - 1985 Rose Bowl, 1995 Independence Bowl, 1996 Sun Bowl, 1997 Aloha Bowl, 2000 Florida Citrus Bowl, 2001 Silicon Valley Football Classic, 2003 Alamo Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl.
COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - assistant track and field coach at UNC Wilmington (1991); assistant strength and conditioning coach at Appalachian State (1992-95); assistant strength and conditioning coach at Texas Tech (1995-96); assistant strength and conditioning coach at Appalachian State (19961998); head strength and conditioning coach at Appalachian State (1999-2003). EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in physical education from UNC Wilmington in 1990; master’s degree in exercise science from Appalachian State in 1993. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Lettered in track and field at UNC Wilmington (1990). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach - 1998 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 1999 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 2000 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 2001 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 2002 NCAA I-AA playoffs, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl.
F O O T B A L L S TA F F
Director of Personnel/Player Development & Relations
Director of Executive Football Operations
YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: 16th overall. Rejoined staff in 2002.
YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fourth on full-time staff as director of executive football operations.
COACHING EXPERIENCE: College – Graduate assistant at Ohio State (197475); defensive backs coach at New Hampshire (1976); defensive backs coach at Cincinnati (1977-80); defensive backs coach at Pittsburgh (1981-84); defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach at Pennsylvania (1985-86); defensive backs coach at Rice (1986-87); defensive backs coach at Michigan State (1988-94); defensive backs coach at Albion College (1995-96); defensive coordinator at Alma College (1997); defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator at Vanderbilt (1998-2001). EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in education from Villanova in 1971; master’s degree in educational administration from Ohio State in 1975. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Three-year starter at free safety for Villanova. POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 1975 Rose Bowl, 1976 Rose Bowl, 1976 NCAA Division II Playoffs, 1982 Sugar Bowl, 1983 Cotton Bowl, 1984 Fiesta Bowl, 1989 Gator Bowl, 1989 Aloha Bowl, 1990 Sun Bowl, 1993 Liberty Bowl, 1996 NC AA Division III Playoffs, 2003 Alamo Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl., 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl.
OFFENSIVE GR. ASST.
Defensive Gr. Asst.
EXPERIENCE: College – Assistant to the recruiting coordinator at Michigan State (2000-2003); assistant director of football operations at Michigan State (2004-05); assistant athletics director/director of football operations at Delaware State (2006). EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in public policy from Michigan State in 2004; master’s degree in sports administration from Michigan State in 2005.
STR./COND. GR. ASST.
STR./COND. GR. ASST.
POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl.
ASST. COACHES SECRETARY
SIMONE L AVOIE
FOOTBALL OPS. GR. ASST.
SPORTS OPS. ASST.
S UPP O R T S TA F F EQUIPMENT STAFF: Front Row (L-R): Joel Kuntzman, Eric Swanson, A.J. Yunker, Kam Bouchard, Rikin Shah, Will Slanger-Grant, and Blake Wilmore. Back Row (L-R): Bob Knickerbocker, David Lawrence, Johnny Kent, Peter Gaglio, Eric Hendrickson, Justin Sucher, Landon Ginsberg, Nate Ruffing, Nick White, Brian Japinga, and Dylan Marinez.
VIDEO STAFF: Front Row (L-R): Eric Opiela, Blake Mortellaro, Alex Gabriel, Cody Cox, Tom Stacy, Eric Ferrigan. Back Row (L-R): Tom Shepard, Travis Brauker, Justin Martin, Jake Evans, Ben Mathers, Matt Harper.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING STAFF: (L-R): Freddie Walker, Bill Burghardt, Randy Gillon, Nick Ruffing, Tommy Hoke, Ken Mannie, Mike Vorkapich, Tim Wakeham, Brian Whiting, Mike Bucata, Aaron McLaurin, Molly Munz.
Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways. Together, with tireless determination, we tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges to find solutions that make life better—from a lifesaving cancer drug to better breeds of crops to alternative energy and more efficient engines.
We teach. We explore and discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs. We’re good at it, and we’ve been at it for more than
The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, Michigan State University began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept soon became a model for the nation. It changed lives and began to change the world. Today, MSU is one of the top greenest campuses in the country.
research universities in the world—on one of the biggest,
It’s a powerful force that brings together a vast array of facilities and resources with some of the world’s brightest minds and best programs—from nuclear physics, elementary education, and jazz to study abroad and service-learning. And it’s home to a diverse community of dedicated and resourceful students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders. Crossing disciplines, cultures, and continents, we work side by side with individuals and fellow universities and with corporations, communities, and countries in partnerships
that produce enduring
commitments and awe-inspiring results. In ways both practical and profound, we work to create and to nurture a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all. That’s who we are and what we do. It’s an attitude and a spirit. It’s our history. And it’s our destiny.
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fIghT poverTy and CLIMatE CHanGE?
IN A NUTSheLL trEES. MSU researchers who set out to study the world’s carbon cycle discovered that making smarter crop choices could mean raising the standard of living for some of the world’s poorest farmers and reducing greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. By working with farmers, researchers, and government agencies in 10 Asian and African countries, the MSU Carbon2Markets project team is helping integrate high-value perennial tree crops that naturally sequester carbon into
the mix of traditional annual crops currently grown using sustainable methods. Keeping more carbon in the vegetation and soil means less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and farmers can earn money from carbon offset credits in global carbon markets as well as from products produced by the crops—like nuts, fruit, and oil. Boosting farmers’ incomes, in turn, boosts rural economies and national exports. And the environmental benefits are priceless.
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MUSIC LeSSoNS tUrn Into
LIfe LeSSoNS. has guided hundreds of disadvantaged youths to discover a love of America’s greatest music through partnerships with schools that bring students to campus for jazz camps and workshops.
Music has that rare ability to bring people together despite their differences. For Rodney Whitaker, director of jazz studies at MSU, his gift for collaboration has made him one of the world’s leading double bass jazz performers—playing with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the likes of Wynton Marsalis and Chick Corea and teaching master classes. In addition to helping make MSU’s jazz program one of the strongest in the country, Whitaker
Studies show youths who play instruments have greater success in their studies and demonstrate enhanced critical thinking skills. And music lessons turn into life lessons as young people learn not only how to play music but how to work together in harmony—a critical step in creating solutions of all kinds.
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16 years at No. 1 Nation’s top-ranked graduate programs in elementary and Among the secondary TOP 100 education
universities in the world
national titles in athletics
One of the nation’s
TOP FIVE most sustainable campuses
420,000 ALUMNI WORLDWIDE
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ASK A fISh. data. The fish will carry sensors that record temperature and oxygen levels and detect pollutants to provide a more consistent level of data collection than has previously been possible.
We look to our doctors for early detection of health problems. But to whom should we turn when it comes to monitoring the health of our water supplies? One answer: robotic fish being created and tested by a dynamic duo of MSU researchers.
The fish could play an important role in Great Lakes restoration efforts—a high-priority component of MSU’s comprehensive commitment to understanding, protecting, and restoring water resources and their sustainable use—and promise to bring environmental monitoring to a whole new level.
Engineering assistant professor Xiaobo Tan and zoology assistant professor Elena Litchman are working to develop schools of robotic fish that communicate wirelessly to provide researchers and resource managers with a steady flow of water quality
No. 14 Top places to work in academia Selected by
U.S. Department of Energy for the
FACILITY FOR RARE ISOTOPE BEAMS
spanning 5,000 years in the university’s art museum
National leader in
STUDY ABROAD among public universities for ﬁve straight years
in the nation
SPARTAN How much of a difference can nearly 500,000 people make? Especially if they’re at work on every continent and rise to practically every challenge imaginable?
BeTTer WorLd? BegIN WITh BeTTer drAINS. William Wenk Alumnus BS, landscape architecture, 1969 Founder, Wenk Associates Inc. Denver, Colorado I wanted to redesign the storm drain, which is that thing in the street that everyone ignores except when it doesn’t work. And that sort of lowly element that is literally everywhere in the city, that is so ubiquitous, is really a metaphor for rethinking how we treat urban water so that it’s no longer a waste.
Michigan State University is collecting the stories of the Spartansâ€”alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Whether far or near, famous or known only to family and friends, one thing is clear: every day, Spartans contribute to the common good in ways both big and small, proving again and again that SPARTANS WILL.
ShAre yoUr SAgA Visit the Spartan Sagas Web site to see the newest Sagas, to nominate Spartans to be featured, or to tell your own Saga. spartansagas.msu.edu
TAKINg edUCATIoN To heArT. Jasmine Gary Alumna BA, social relations, 2006 Program monitoring specialist, West Bay Collaborative and Rhode Island Department of Education Providence, Rhode Island I applied for Teach for America, which is a teaching corps of recent college graduates, and when I entered the corps my placement was New York. One key reason why I even really decided to teach was that I know I want to make a difference in policy in the system of education, but I refuse to be a policy maker who has no clue what happens in the classroom.
Demmer Family Hall of History
Entrance to Team Meeting Room
The Pentecost Team Meeting Room
Duffy Daugherty Building & Skandalaris FOOTBALL Center The Michigan State football team moved into the $15.5 million Skandalaris Football Center in 2008, giving the Spartans one of the nation’s finest college football facilities. The 25,000-square-foot addition to the Duffy Daugherty Football Building took 14 months to complete. The addition was made possible through the generous donation of MSU alumni Robert and Julie Skandalaris of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., who donated $5 million as the lead gift for this $12.5 million phase of the project. The structure features new team, staff and position meeting rooms, coaches’ offices and The Demmer Family Hall of History. Former Spartan head coach George Perles and his wife Sally contributed $500,000 for the construction of a $1 million plaza outside the Duffy Daugherty Football Building. Another renovation to the Duffy Daugherty Building was completed in 2009 as the program opened the spacious 1,800-square foot Henry and Lou Ann Bullough – Football Players Association Player Lounge. The Henry and Lou Ann Bullough – Football Players Association Players Lounge
Outdoor Practice Fields www.msuspartans.com
STUDENT-ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM The mission of the Student-Athlete Development Program is to provide a systematic personal development program designed to reach each studentathlete based on his or her individual needs. The focus of the program is on the individual as a whole person — academically, athletically, and emotionally — and on the changing needs of that individual during college and in the years after graduation. MSU implements and expands on the vision of the NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs Program by using university and community resources to provide student-athletes with the best possible resources in the following areas: COMMUNITY SERVICE & OUTREACH The PACT (Putting Athletes & Communities Together) program is designed to give student-athletes more opportunities to interact with the Greater Lansing community. • Telethon for Children’s Miracle Network • Relay for Life • Shoot for a Cure • March is Reading Month • Speaking Engagements/Special Requests • D.A.R.E. Graduations • Spartan Buddies • Teams for Toys
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT • Programming in the areas of: - Drug and Alcohol Awareness - Anti-Hazing -“Branded a Leader” - Mentors in Violence Prevention - Responsible Computing • Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) – representatives from each team work together to provide a voice to the Athletics Department and university administration as well as the NCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS & RECOGNITION • Annual Academic Excellence Gala • Student-Athlete of the Month • Champions in the Classroom • 4.0 Club • Academic All-Big Ten • Academic All-American • NCAA Woman of the Year • Great 8 Award • NCAA Post-graduate scholarships • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
CAREER DEVELOPMENT • Partner with MSU Career Center - Resumes - Cover Letters - Internships - Interviewing - Career Fairs • Spartan Career Network - network of contacts for student-athletes looking for job shadowing, internship, or job placement 54
• Career Courses • Partnerships with Career Placement Companies - Game Theory Group - Career Athletes
MULTICULTURAL PROGRAMS Our mission is to provide student-athletes with inclusive cultural and diversity experiences that enhance their professional growth and develop their leadership skills; collaborate with campus resources that elevate the academic success and campus involvement of student-athletes; and create a positive partnership with the community, facilitate learning and provide comprehensive programming.
STUDENT-ATHLETE SUPPORT SERVICES Academic, personal, and professional support is essential to college success. At MSU, Student-Athlete Support Services helps student-athletes reach their full potential. Our philosophy is to offer an academic support program that will assist all student-athletes with the transition to college and integrate with the total university. This all-encompassing support continues throughout the studentathlete’s collegiate career, until the day he or she receives a diploma, lands a job, or enters graduate school and beyond. Academic counseling, career exploration, planning and placement, and academic assistance through tutorial programs are just some of the ways we encourage student success. Being proactive rather than reactive, our staff does not wait for an academic crisis to occur. We gather important background information and build an academic profile on each student-athlete, assessing his or her needs in advance. We also stay informed on the daily progress of each student-athlete. Freshmen and transfer student-athletes encounter a major transition when making the switch from high school or community college to a university. These students, while adjusting to their new routines, receive extra attention and support. College is not easy. But with hard work and dedication from both the student-athlete and the support staff, the student-athlete can have a successful college experience. There are a total of 13 staff members to assist in and work with the following: • Priority registration • Track academic progress • Monitor grades • Provide an individualized program for each student-athlete • Conduct eligibility meetings • Provide Learning Specialists Services
Academic All-American Blair White was the 2009-10 male recipient of the MSU President’s Award, which is given to a graduating senior with the highest grade-point average.
ACADEMIC SUCCESS From his first day on the job, Coach Dantonio has pledged to support student-athletes as they pursue excellence, both in the classroom and on the playing field. In his first two seasons, 47 Spartans have earned their undergraduate degrees while 30 players have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
academic all-americans 1952 John Wilson, B (1st) *
1953 Donald Dohoney, E (1st) Carl Diener, E (2nd) 1954 Donald Kauth, E (2nd) 1955 Carl Nystrom, G (1st) 1957 Blanche Martin, B (1st) Robert Jewett, E (2nd) 1958 Richard Barker, E (2nd) Ellison Kelly, G (2nd) Blanche Martin, B (honorary) 1960 Edward Ryan, ROV (2nd)
1964 Eugene Washington, E (2nd) Richard Gordon, B (2nd) 1965 Donald Japinga, B (1st) Donald Bierowicz, T (1st) 1966 Patrick Gallinagh, T (1st) Allen Brenner, E (2nd) 1968 Allen Brenner, E/S (1st) 1969 Ronald Saul, G (1st) Richard Saul, E (1st) 1973 John Shinsky, T (1st) Richard Pawlak, T (2nd) 1974 Richard Baes, B (2nd)
1975 Thomas Standal, MG (2nd)
1992 Steve Wasylk, SS (1st)
1976 David Duda, DB (2nd)
1993 Steve Wasylk, SS (1st)
1977 James Sciarini, G (2nd) Craig Fedore, LB (2nd)
1996 Matt Beard, C (2nd)
1979 Alan Davis, DB (1st) 1985 Dean Altobelli, DB (1st) Shane Bullough, LB (2nd) 1986 Dean Altobelli, SS (1st) Shane Bullough, LB (1st) 1989 Chris Willertz, DE (2nd)
2000 Josh Thornhill, LB (2nd) 2001 Josh Thornhill, LB (2nd) 2005 Chris Morris, C (2nd) Drew Stanton, QB (2nd) 2009 Blair White, WR (1st)
1988 ROSE BOWL
2010 VALERO ALAMO BOWL
Spartan bowl history
2009 CAPITAL ONE BOWL
• Michigan State football teams have appeared in 20 postseason bowl games, including eight New Year’s Day games after earning a bid to the 2009 Capital One Bowl against No. 16 Georgia. The Spartans are 7-13 in bowl games. • MSU has earned a bid to three straight bowl games (2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl, 2010 Alamo Bowl), a first for the program since 1995-97. • Mark Dantonio, who led the Spartans to the 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, became just the third first-year coach in MSU history to earn a postseason bowl bid, joining Nick Saban (1995 Independence Bowl vs. LSU) and John L. Smith (2003 Alamo Bowl vs. Nebraska). • Michigan State’s 37-34 win over No. 10 Florida in the 2000 Florida Citrus Bowl marked its first New Year’s Day bowl victory since the 1988 Rose Bowl. • Michigan State has made four appearances in the Rose Bowl, posting a 3-1 record. The Spartans defeated UCLA in 1954 and 1956, and USC in 1988. • During his 12-year tenure (1983-94), George Perles took Michigan State to seven bowl games, including four straight trips from 1987-90 (1988 Rose, 1989 Gator, 1989 Aloha and 1990 Sun). 60
Year 1938 1954 1956 1966 1984 1985 1988 1989 1989 1990 1993 1995 1996 1997 2000 2001 2003 2007 2009 2010
Date Bowl Opponent Result Score Jan. 1 Orange Auburn L 0-6 Jan. 1 Rose UCLA W 28-20 Jan. 2 Rose UCLA W 17-14 Jan. 1 Rose UCLA L 12-14 Dec. 22 Cherry Army L 6-10 Dec. 31 All-American Georgia Tech L 14-17 Jan. 1 Rose Southern Cal W 20-17 Jan. 1 Gator Georgia L 27-34 Dec. 25 Aloha Hawai’i W 33-13 Dec. 31 Sun Southern Cal W 17-16 Dec. 28 Liberty Louisville L 7-18 Dec. 29 Independence Louisiana State L 26-45 Dec. 31 Sun Stanford L 0-38 Dec. 25 Aloha Washington L 23-51 Jan. 1 Citrus Florida W 37-34 Dec. 31 Silicon Valley Fresno State W 44-35 Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl Nebraska L 3-17 Dec. 28 Champs Sports Bowl Boston College L 21-24 Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl Georgia L 12-24 Jan. 2 Alamo Bowl Texas Tech L 31-41
Spartan TRADITION THE NICKNAME - SPARTANS
In 1926, Michigan State’s first southern baseball training tour provided the setting for the birth of the “Spartan” nickname. It all came about when a Lansing sportswriter imposed the silent treatment on a contestwinning nickname and substituted his own choice, the name that has lasted through the years. In 1925, Michigan State College replaced the name Michigan Agricultural College. The college sponsored a contest to select a nickname to replace “Aggies” and picked “The Michigan Staters.” George S. Alderton, then sports editor of the Lansing State Journal, decided the name was too cumbersome for newspaper writing and vowed to find a better one. Alderton contacted Jim Hasselman of Information Services to see if entries still remained from the contest. When informed that they still existed, Alderton ran across the entry name of “Spartans” and then decided that was the choice. Unfortunately, Alderton forgot to write down who submitted that particular entry, so that part of the story remains a mystery. Rewriting game accounts supplied by Perry Fremont, a catcher on the squad, Alderton first used the name sparingly and then ventured into the headlines with it. (Incidentally, after two days of spelling the name incorrectly with an “o”, Mr. Alderton changed it to Spartan on a tip from a close friend.) Dale Stafford, a sports writer for the Lansing Capitol News, a rival of the State Journal, picked up the name for his paper after a couple of days. Alderton called Stafford and suggested that he might want to join the Spartan parade and he did. As Mr. Alderton explains: “No student, alumnus or college official had called up the editor to complain about our audacity in giving the old school a new name, so we ventured into headlines with it. Happily for the experiment, the name took. It began appearing in other newspapers and when the student publication used it, that clinched it.”
“The Spartan” statue, designed and produced by MSU assistant art professor Leonard D. Jungwirth, has a permanent home inside the atrium of the Spartan Stadium tower. The 9-foot-7 ceramic figure weighs approximately 6,600 pounds, including its base. In 2005, the sculpture was relocated to protect it from the elements. “The Spartan” was dedicated on June 9, 1945, at the intersection of Red Cedar Road, Kalamazoo Street and Chestnut Road. Popularly known as “Sparty,” the statue remains one of the favorite photo subjects of campus visitors. In 2005, an exact replica of the original terra cotta sculpture – now cast in bronze – took up residency on the plaza located at the north end of Demonstration Hall Field. The molds for the bronze statue were made from the original sculpture. The new statue was cast in bronze at the Artworks Foundry in Berkeley, Calif. As part of MSU’s sesquicentennial celebration, the bronze “Sparty” was dedicated on Oct. 8, 2005. Donors contributed approximately $500,000 to pay for all work related to the new sculpture, including the plaza.
SPARTY MASCOT Michigan State’s beloved Sparty has won three national championships in the last seven years at the Universal Cheer Association’s mascot competition at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. In January 2004, Sparty became the first Big Ten mascot to claim the UCA national title, and in 2005, he defended his national championship, beating Goldy the Gopher and Bucky the Badger in the finals. After finishing third in the 2006 competition, Sparty reclaimed the national championship in 2007. In March 2008, Sparty was selected to appear on the cover of NCAA Football 09 for the Nintendo Wii. EA Sports conducted an on-line poll, asking college football fans to vote and determine which college mascot would have the honor of being depicted on the game’s cover. Fans went online and cast more than 700,000 votes and Sparty won the tight contest race, beating out mascots from Central Florida, Washington State, Auburn, LSU, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa State, Alabama and Penn State. Made of hi-tech materials, including a vinyl chest plate and fiberglass molds like the ones used for making Muppets, the seven-foot costume weighs a total of 40 pounds, allowing enough flexibility for playful gestures and animation. Sparty is a far cry from the many paper-mache heads that have popped up since the 1950’s, mostly from fraternity efforts. The first official paper-mache Sparty head apparently debuted in 1955 courtesy of Theta Xi. Other versions were introduced from time to time. In 1984, Sigma Phi Epsilon introduced the first “gruff” Sparty head-sporting the unshaven look that still adorns many sweatshirts and jackets. By contrast, the current Sparty costume is a state-of-the art, full-bodied uniform that costs $12,000. Today, Sparty aspirants must be between 5-10 and 6-2 in height. Candidates who fit the physical needs are chosen after a hands-on process that includes tryouts and interviews. The Sparty Mascot Program is run and funded by the Student Alumni Foundation (SAF). Those interested in having Sparty at their event can submit a request online at www. saf.msu.edu by clicking the Request Sparty link or contact the SAF office at 517-3554458. Those who wish to donate to the Sparty mascot fund can contact University Development at 517-355-8257. www.msuspartans.com
2010 MSU Athletic Award Recipients by Michael L. Kasavana, Ph.D., CHTP NAMA Professor in Hospitality Business Faculty Athletics Representative, Michigan State University
Each academic year Michigan State University salutes several of its best male and female studentathletes by recognizing their accomplishments through presentation of prestigious awards in four categories. BREWER LEADERSHIP AWARD The Chester L. Brewer Award is presented to a graduating senior in his/her last year of eligibility for distinguished performance in athletics and scholarship, and possessing a high degree of character, personality, competitive spirit, and other leadership qualities that forecast a successful future. The criteria for this award are weighted 50 percent for leadership qualities and skills, 25 percent for athletic accomplishment, and 25 percent for academic achievement. There is only one award recipient and male and female athletes compete for this coveted award. This award is differentiated from other awards by its emphasis on character, personality, competitive spirit, and leadership skills. The selection committee considers informed evaluations on the strengths of each candidate against leadership, athletic, and academic successes. This award was named in honor of the late Chester Brewer, an MSU teacher, coach and athletic director. Brewer was MSU’s first full-time athletic director and was one of the Spartans’ most successful coaches, compiling impressive records in football, baseball and basketball. In 1951, MSU established the Chester L. Brewer Award. The winner of the 2010 Brewer Leadership Award was Kelly Moffitt, a member of the gymnastics team who graduated from MSU in spring 2010 with a degree in supply chain management. She was named to the Dean’s List every semester while at Michigan State, and is a four-time NACGC/W Academic All-America recipient and three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. Prior to her senior year, Moffitt traveled to the 2009 National Student-Athlete Development Conference to serve as MSU’s representative at the event, which welcomed nearly 600 of the nation’s top student-athlete leaders. Following her trip to Orlando, Fla., for the convention, Moffitt chaired the Big Ten Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) meetings at the Big Ten headquarters. Her senior year saw her serve as the MSU SAAC President, an Athletics Council member and MSU’s Big Ten SAAC Representative. FEURIG SERVICE AND ACHIEVEMENT AWARD The Feurig Achievement and Service Award is named for Dr. James Feurig who served as a dedicated team physician and Director of the MSU Health Center from 1953-1975. The award goes to the male
or female graduating senior involved in intercollegiate athletics as a competitor or supportive role. The award recipient should clearly exemplify the qualities and lofty ideals representative of the late Dr. Feurig. The criteria for this award are weighted 25 percent each for athletic achievement, academic achievement, school/campus activities, and community service activities. The specific attributes sought in each award winner are honesty, dedication, volunteerism, perseverance, modesty, humility, maturity, public service, and active participation in extra-curricular activities. In addition, the recipient should have a minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.0. Dr. Feurig is also a member of the prestigious MSU Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2010 Dr. James Feurig Achievement and Service Award winner was Ross Weaver of the football team. Not only a four-year letterwinner on the football field, Weaver also excelled in the classroom, earning his degree in mechanical engineering at Michigan State University’s spring commencement in 2010. He was equally active in the community, as he was named the recipient of the Multicultural Award at MSU’s Student-Athlete Support Service’s Academic Gala.
landed Jones on the consensus All-America first team and made him the first Spartan to be named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. The 2010 Female George Alderton Award winner was Floor Rijpma of the field hockey team. Rijpma, who was also a first-team All-America honoree, was named the West Region Player of the Year and was a unanimous selection for Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. She ranked first in the conference with 24 goals and led the Spartans to Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles. CONFERENCE MEDAL OF HONOR This award is presented annually to the senior male and female athlete demonstrating the greatest proficiency in scholarship and athletics. The award is based equally on athletic and academic achievements. Nominee support documentation must include statistical information, honors and awards, academic credentials, and exceptional accomplishments. This is the highest overall student-athlete award. The 2010 Male Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor was Blair White of the football team. A first-team AllBig Ten selection by the coaches in 2009, White’s 70 catches (second), nine TD receptions (fourth) and 990 receiving yards (seventh) all rank among the Top 10 single-season totals in Michigan State history. A fourtime Academic All-Big Ten selection, White graduated in May 2009 with a 3.89 grade-point average in human biology. He was named to the 2009 Academic All-America First Team. The 2010 Female Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor winner was Allyssa DeHaan of the women’s basketball team. DeHaan led the Spartans in points (10.6 ppg) and blocks (3.1 bpg) in 2009-10 to earn honorable mention All-America honors and secondteam All-Big Ten accolades. For her career, DeHaan ranks fourth all-time at MSU with 1,649 points and 919 rebounds. During her senior season, DeHaan broke the NCAA Division I blocked shots record and ended her career second all-time with 503.
ALDERTON ATHLETES OF THE YEAR The George Alderton Athlete of the Year Award is presented annually to the male and female athlete who has distinguished him/herself through athletic performance. The award criteria focus is athletic achievement only (Big Ten, regional, and national honors) and these winners are placed in a nominee pool at the Big Ten Conference office as candidates for selection as Big Ten Athlete of the Year. MSU coaches and administrators are asked to nominate qualified candidates and to include background and statistical information (scoring, highlights, records, etc.) and to comment on the nominee’s athletic performances in comparison to prior athletes in the same sport. This award was named in honor of George Alderton who named the MSU ‘Spartans’. The 2010 Male George Alderton Award winner was Greg Jones of the football team. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native led the Big Ten and ranked third in the FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) with 154 tackles, which ranked seventh most in an MSU season. He also ranked fifth in the league with nine sacks (53 yards) and 10th with 14 tackles for loss (69 yards). Those remarkable numbers
BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS Each year the Big Ten Conference identifies 22 students as winners of the 2010 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award for the prior academic year. Each conference institution has a male and female winner. MSU’s selections were Franklin Gomez (wrestling) and Lauren Aitch (women’s basketball). www.msuspartans.com
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Brad Van Pelt, John Pingel Added To Spartan Stadium’s Ring of Fame Tonight, former Michigan State All-Americans and College Football Hall of Famers Brad Van Pelt and John Pingel will have their names added to Spartan Stadium’s “Ring of Fame.” Van Pelt and Pingel join Spartan legends Don Coleman, George Webster, former MSU President John Hannah and Charles “Bubba” Smith on the “Ring of Fame.” “During their respective playing careers, both Brad Van Pelt and John Pingel were bigger than life sports figures, and it is only fitting to honor them by adding their names to the `Ring of Fame,’” MSU Athletics Director Mark Hollis said. “Van Pelt has been labeled the modern day Jim Thorpe by his teammate Joe DeLamielleure, while Pingel has been described as the Doak Walker of his era. As members of the College Football Hall of Fame, they truly rank among the greatest players in Spartan history.” 66
“Brad Van Pelt and John Pingel are two players that didn’t simply compete at the collegiate level - they excelled,” MSU head football coach Mark Dantonio said. “Brad certainly ranks as one of the greatest multi-sport athletes in MSU history. The fact that he became the first defensive back ever to win the Maxwell Award as the nation’s best player speaks volumes. I had the great fortune of getting to know Brad and whenever we had a chance to visit, I could sense his Spartan pride. He was a genuinely nice guy, who certainly impacted a lot of lives during his college and pro careers. “In the late 1930s, Pingel was one of the nation’s best all-purpose players, who could impact the outcome of a game with his ability as a runner, passer and punter.
“We’re excited about adding the names Van Pelt and Pingel to the `Ring of Fame’ and paying tribute to these College Football Hall of Famers.” Born April 5, 1951, in Owosso, Mich., Van Pelt became a three-year starter for Coach Duffy Daugherty and earned first-team All-America honors as both a junior and senior. As a sophomore in 1970, he had 80 tackles (42 solos, 38 assists) and a career-high six interceptions. As a junior, Van Pelt recorded 92 stops (51-41) and picked off four passes. He returned two interceptions for touchdowns against Oregon State in 1971, with returns covering 40 and 47 yards.
As a senior, the 6-foot-5, 221-pound safety produced 84 tackles (42-42) and four interceptions. In 1972, he became the first defensive back ever to receive the Maxwell Award as the nation’s top collegiate player. Van Pelt finished his collegiate career with 256 tackles and 14 interceptions. A second-round draft pick by the New York Giants in 1973, he spent 14 years in the National Football League and earned All-Pro honors five times (1976-80). His pro career totals include 20 interceptions, 14 fumble recoveries and 10 sacks.
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Van Pelt earned seven varsity letters at Michigan State while participating in football (1970-72), baseball (1971-72) and basketball (1971-72). He was named to the Lansing State Journalâ€™s MSU Centennial Super Squad in 1996 and inducted into the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2000, College Football Hall of Fame in 2001 and Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. Van Pelt died on Feb. 17, 2009, in Harrison, Mich. He was 57. Born Nov. 6, 1916, in Mount Clemens, Mich., Pingel appeared in 28 consecutive games from 1936-38 for Coach Charlie Bachman and helped the Spartans to a combined record of 20-6-2 (.750), including the schoolâ€™s firstever postseason bowl appearance. His likeness is preserved in one of the sandstone panels above the main entrance to Jenison Field House. As a junior, Pingel accounted for 1,146 total yards and 12 TDs while leading the Spartans to an 8-1 regular-season record and a trip to the 1938 Orange Bowl against Auburn. The 6-foot, 178-pound halfback led the team in rushing in 1937, with 117 carries for 665 yards (5.7 avg.) and five TDs. Pingel completed 30-of-68 passes (.441) for 481 yards and seven scores, and he also led the nation in punting with his 42.6-yard average. He was named second-team All-American by The Associated Press and selected third-team All-American by the International News Service. In a 19-14 come-from-behind victory in Week 2 at Michigan in 1937, Pingel hooked up with Ole Nelson for scoring plays of 30 and 42 yards. As a senior in 1938, he played 451 out of a possible 540 minutes while accounting for 1,127 yards and 12 TDs. Pingel rushed 110 times for 556 yards (5.1 avg.) and five scores and connected on 54-of-101 throws (.535) for 571 yards and seven TDs. He also averaged 41.8 yards on 99 punts,
and his 4,138 punting yards still rank as the NCAA single-season record. Pingel earned first-team All-America honors from the AP, INS, Central Press, Newspapers Enterprise Association and Liberty Magazine. Pingel became the seventh pick in the first round of the 1939 NFL Draft (held on Dec. 9, 1938) by the Detroit Lions. In his only season in the NFL, he started eight of nine games and produced 644 total yards and four TDs. He ranked third in the NFL in punting with his 42.8-yard average (32 punts for 1,368 yards). Pingel was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1968 and the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1973. He died on Aug. 14, 1999, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He was 82.
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2 Darrin Walls CB • Sr. Pittsburgh, PA
3 Michael Floyd WR • Jr. St. Paul, MN
7 TJ Jones WR • Fr. Gainesville, GA
5 Armando Allen RB • Sr. Opa Locka, FL
6 Theo Riddick WR • So. Manville, NJ
9 Kyle Rudolph TE • Jr. Cincinnati, OH
10 Dayne Crist QB • Jr. Canoga Park, CA
12 Robert Blanton CB • Jr. Matthews, NC
17 Zeke Motta S • So. Vero Beach, FL
22 Harrison Smith S • Sr. Knoxville, TN
44 Carlo Calabrese ILB • So. Verona, NJ
45 Darius Fleming OLB • Jr. Chicago, IL
52 Braxston Cave C • Jr. Mishawaka, IN
56 Kerry Neal OLB • Sr. Bunn, NC
58 Brian Smith OLB • Sr. Overland Park, KS
59 Chris Stewart OG • Sr. Spring, TX
70 Zack Martin OT • So. Indianapolis, IN
75 Taylor Dever OT • Sr. Nevada City, CA
90 Ethan Johnson DE • Jr. Portland, OR
95 Ian Williams NG • Sr. Altamonte Springs, FL
4 Gary Gray CB • Sr. Columbia, SC
5 Manti Te’o ILB • So. Laie, HI
Brian kelly - HEAD COACH
78 Trevor Robinson OG • Jr. Elkhorn, NE
89 Kapron Lewis-Moore DE • Jr. Weatherford, TX
U N IVE R S IT Y O F N OTR E DAM E 2010 NOTRE DAME QUICK FACTS Location:.........................................Notre Dame, Ind. Enrollment: ......................................................8,383 Nickname: ............................................Fighting Irish Colors: . .............................................. Blue and Gold Conference: ...........................................Independent Home Field: ..............................Notre Dame Stadium Capacity: .......................................................80,795 Head Coach: ............................................ Brian Kelly Alma Mater: ................................Assumption (1983) Record at UND: . .................................1-1 (first year) Overall Record (Years): ............ 172-58-2 (20th year) 2009 Overall Record: . ........................................ 6-6
Junior Wide Receiver
M I CH I GAN STATE U N IVE R S IT Y T WO - D E E P OFFENSE X 2 7 LT 59 79 LG 67 68 C 66 72 RG 62 60 RT 77 75 TE 83 88 Z 82 3 QB 8 10 FB 42 49 RB: 4 24
MARK DELL (6-2, 199, Sr.) OR KEITH NICHOL (6-2, 222, Jr.) D.J. YOUNG (6-5, 298, Sr.-5) David Barrent (6-8, 308, R-Fr.) JOEL FOREMAN (6-4, 310, Jr.) Ethan Ruhland (6-5, 288, So.) JOHN STIPEK (6-5, 285, Sr.-5) Nate Klatt (6-4, 292, R-Fr.) CHRIS MCDONALD (6-5, 295, So.) Micajah Reynolds (6-5, 295, R-Fr.) J’MICHAEL DEANE (6-5, 312, Sr.-5) Jared McGaha (6-6, 300, Jr.) CHARLIE GANTT (6-5, 260, Sr.-5) Brian Linthicum (6-5, 238, Jr.) KESHAWN MARTIN (5-11, 185, Jr.) OR B.J. CUNNINGHAM (6-2, 220, Jr.) KIRK COUSINS (6-3, 202, Jr.) Andrew Maxwell (6-3, 200, R-Fr.) NICK BENDZUCK (6-2, 240, Sr.-5) TyQuan Hammock (6-0, 255, R-Fr.) EDWIN BAKER (5-9, 208, So.) OR LE’VEON BELL (6-2, 230, Fr.)
DEFENSE RUSH 91 2 DT 99 98 NT 96 93 DE 89 87 SAM 43 36 MIKE 53 50 STAR 10 28 FC 5 31 FS 39 9 SS 11 23 BC 29 32
TYLER HOOVER (6-7, 260, So.) William Gholston (6-7, 250, Fr.) JEREL WORTHY (6-3, 305, So.) Anthony Rashad White (6-2, 320, So.) KEVIN PICKELMAN (6-4, 285, Jr.) OR BLAKE TREADWELL (6-3, 277, So.) COLIN NEELY (6-1, 258, Sr.-5) Todd Anderson (6-2, 242, Jr.) ERIC GORDON (6-0, 232, Sr.-5) Jon Misch (6-3, 207, Sr.-5) GREG JONES (6-1, 240, Sr.) Steve Gardiner (6-1, 222, So.) CHRIS NORMAN (6-1, 220, So.) Denicos Allen (5-10, 212, R-Fr.) JOHNNY ADAMS (5-11, 170, R-So.) Darqueze Dennard (5-11, 175, Fr.) TRENTON ROBINSON (5-10, 195, Jr.) Isaiah Lewis (5-11, 191, Fr.) MARCUS HYDE (6-0, 200, Sr.-5) Jairus Jones (6-1, 208, R-Fr.) CHRIS L. RUCKER (6-2, 200, Sr.) Mitchell White (6-1, 170, So.)
SPECIAL TEAMS KO 17 KEVIN MUMA (6-0, 186, R-Fr.) 4 Dan Conroy (5-10, 185, So.) PK 4 DAN CONROY (5-10, 185, So.) 17 Kevin Muma (6-0, 186, R-Fr.) P 18 AARON BATES (6-0, 198, Sr.) 20 Kyle Selden (6-5, 200, Jr.) SN 56 ALEX SHACKLETON (6-2, 240, Sr.-5) 66 John Stipek (6-5, 285, Sr.-5) HLD 18 AARON BATES (6-0, 198, Sr.) 8 Kirk Cousins (6-3, 202, Jr.) KR 82 KESHAWN MARTIN (5-11, 185, Jr.) 24 LE’VEON BELL (6-2, 230, Fr.) PR 82 KESHAWN MARTIN (5-11, 185, Jr.) 2 Mark Dell (6-2, 199, Sr.)
U N IVE R S IT Y O F N OTR E DAM E T WO - D E E P OFFENSE WR 7 18 WR 6 19 LT 70 77 LG 59 66 C 52 57 RG 78 57 RT 75 76 TE 9 80 WR 3 81 QB 10 16 RB 5 20
TJ JONES (5-11, 187, Fr.) Duval Kamara (6-4, 225, Sr.) THEO RIDDICK (5-11, 198, So.) Robby Toma (5-9, 175, So.) ZACK MARTIN (6-4, 290, So.) Matt Romine (6-5, 292, Sr.) CHRIS STEWART (6-5, 351, Sr.) Chris Watt (6-3, 310, So.) BRAXSTON CAVE (6-3, 301, Jr.) Mike Golic Jr. (6-3, 290, Jr.) TREVOR ROBINSON (6-5, 295, Jr.) Mike Golic Jr. (6-3, 290, Jr.) TAYLOR DEVER (6-5, 297, Sr.) Andrew Nuss (6-5, 297, Sr.) KYLE RUDOLPH (6-6, 265, Jr.) Tyler Eifert (6-6, 242, So.) MICHAEL FLOYD (6-3, 227, Jr.) John Goodman (6-3, 207, Jr.) DAYNE CRIST (6-4, 235, Jr.) Nate Montana (6-4, 215, Jr.) ARMANDO ALLEN JR. (5-10, 205, Sr.) Cierre Wood (6-0, 210, So.)
X-Wide Receiver Z-Wide Receiver LT-Left Tackle LG-Left Guard C-Center RG-Right Guard
RT-Right Tackle TE-Tight End QB-Quarterback FB-Fullback RB-Running Back DE-Defensive End
DEFENSE DE 90 94 NG 95 98 DE 89 91 OLB 45 55 ILB 44 54 ILB 5 13 OLB 56 58 CB 2 23 S 22 15 S 26 17 CB 4 12
ETHAN JOHNSON (6-4, 285, Jr.) Hafis Williams (6-1, 285, Jr.) IAN WILLIAMS (6-2, 305, Sr.) Sean Cwynar (6-4, 280, Jr.) KAPRON LEWIS-MOORE (6-4, 283, Jr.) Emeka Nwankwo (6-4, 290, Sr.) DARIUS FLEMING (6-2, 247, Jr.) Prince Shembo (6-2, 243, Fr.) CARLO CALABRESE (6-1, 240, So.) Anthony McDonald (6-2, 238, Jr.) MANTI TE’O (6-2, 245, So.) Danny Spond (6-2, 225, Fr.) KERRY NEAL (6-2, 245, Sr.) Brian Smith (6-3, 243, Sr.) DARRIN WALLS (6-0, 190, Sr.) Lo Wood (5-10, 178, Fr.) HARRISON SMITH (6-2, 214, Sr.) Dan McCarthy (6-2, 205, Jr.) JAMORIS SLAUGHTER (6-0, 195, Jr.) Zeke Motta (6-2, 210, So.) GARY GRAY (5-11, 190, Sr.) Robert Blanton (6-1, 192, Jr.)
DT-Defensive Tackle NT-Nose Tackle SAM- Strong Side Linebacker MIKE-Middle Linebacker WILL-Weak Side Linebacker
BC-Boundary Corner FC-Field Corner FS-Free Safety SS-Strong Safety KO-Kickoffs PK-Place Kicker
SPECIAL TEAMS K 97 DAVID RUFFER (6-1, 176, Sr.) 40 Nick Tausch (6-0, 190, So.) P 35 BEN TURK (5-11, 196, So.) 96 Brandon Walker (6-3, 210, Sr.) LS 60 JORDAN COWART (6-2, 215, So.) 50 Ryan Kavanagh (6-3, 210, Sr.) HLD 50 RYAN KAVANAGH (6-3, 210, Sr.) 35 Ben Turk (5-11, 196, So.) PR 5 ARMANDO ALLEN JR. (5-10, 205, Sr.) 81 John Goodman (6-3, 207, Jr.) KR 20 CIERRE WOOD (6-0, 210, So.) 6 Theo Riddick (5-11, 198, So.) 5 Armando Allen Jr. (5-10, 205, Sr.)
P-Punter SN-Snapper HLD-Holder KR-Kick Returner PR-Punt Returner
M I CH I GAN STATE U N IVE R S IT Y NUMERICAL ROSTER No. Name Pos. Ht. 2 Mark Dell WR 6-2 2 William Gholston LB 6-7 2 Mylan Hicks DB 5-11 3 B.J. Cunningham WR 6-2 4 Edwin Baker RB 5-9 4 Dan Conroy K 5-10 5 Johnny Adams CB 5-11 6 Joe Boisture QB 6-5 7 Keith Nichol WR 6-2 8 Kirk Cousins QB 6-3 9 Isaiah Lewis S 5-11 10 Andrew Maxwell QB 6-3 10 Chris Norman LB 6-1 11 Marcus Hyde S 6-0 12 Dana Dixon CB 6-2 13 Bennie Fowler WR 6-1 14 Tony Lippett WR 6-3 14 Chase Parker CB 5-9 15 Donald Spencer WR 6-2 16 Chris D. Rucker WR 5-10 17 Kevin Muma K 6-0 QB 5-9 17 Kyle Nichol 18 Aaron Bates P 6-0 19 Danny Folino S 5-9 20 Nick Hill RB 5-6 20 Kyle Selden P 6-5 22 Larry Caper RB 5-11 22 Josh Bodell CB 6-1 23 Jairus Jones S 6-1 24 Le’Veon Bell RB 6-2 25 Keith Mumphery WR 6-1 26 Jesse Johnson S 5-10 26 David Spears RB 5-10 27 Kurtis Drummond S 6-2 28 Denicos Allen LB 5-10 29 Chris L. Rucker CB 6-2 30 Mike Sadler P 6-1 31 Darqueze Dennard DB 5-11 32 Mitchell White CB 6-1 33 Jeremy Langford RB/WR 6-0 34 Andre Buford RB 5-8 36 Jon Misch LB 6-3 38 Niko Palazeti FB 6-2 39 Trenton Robinson S 5-10 40 Max Bullough LB 6-3 41 Kyler Elsworth LB 6-1 42 Nick Bendzuck FB 6-2 43 Eric Gordon LB 6-0 44 Josh Rouse FB 6-3 45 Marcus Rush DE 6-3 47 Jeremy Gainer LB 6-1 47 Adam Setterbo FB 6-3 48 Drew Stevens FB 6-4 49 TyQuan Hammock LB 6-0
Wt. 199 250 175 220 208 185 170 212 222 202 191 200 220 200 173 206 185 176 200 175 186 185 198 190 182 200 220 192 208 230 200 186 200 198 212 200 185 175 170 185 184 207 250 195 235 207 240 232 240 240 225 232 230 255
Elig. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. So. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr.
Cl. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. So. Sr.-5 So. So. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. So. So. Sr. So. Fr. Sr. So. Sr.-5 So. Fr. Fr. Sr.-5 Jr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr.-5 Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Sr.-5 Sr.-5 Sr.-5 Fr. So. Sr. Jr. So.
Exp. Hometown (Previous School) 3L Farmington Hills, Mich. (Harrison) HS Detroit, Mich. (Southeastern) HS Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance) 2L Westerville, Ohio (Westerville South) 1L Highland Park, Mich. (Oak Park) SQ Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton Warrenville South) 1L Akron, Ohio (Buchtel) HS Goodrich, Mich. (Saline) 1L Lowell, Mich. (Oklahoma) 2L Holland, Mich. (Holland Christian) HS Indianapolis, Ind. (Ben Davis) RS Midland, Mich. (Midland) 1L Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance) 3L Fostoria, Ohio (Fostoria) RS Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance) RS Bloomfield, Mich. (Detroit Country Day) HS Detroit, Mich. (Crockett) SQ Mason, Mich. (Mason) RS Ypsilanti, Mich. (Ypsilanti) 2L Detroit, Mich. (Detroit Country Day) RS Troy, Mich. (Troy) RS Lowell, Mich. (Lowell) 3L New Concord, Ohio (John Glenn) RS Okemos, Mich. (East Lansing) HS Chelsea, Mich. (Chelsea) SQ Waterford, Mich. (Our Lady of the Lakes) 1L Battle Creek, Mich. (Battle Creek Central) SQ Frankfort, Mich. (Frankfort) RS Tampa, Fla. (Wharton) HS Reynoldsburg, Ohio (Groveport Madison) HS Vienna, Ga. (Dooly County) 3L Durand, Mich. (Durand Area) SQ Muskegon, Mich. (Muskegon) HS Masury, Ohio (Hubbard) RS Hamilton, Ohio (Hamilton) 3L Warren, Ohio (Warren G. Harding) HS Grand Rapids, Mich. (Forest Hills Northern) HS Dry Branch, Ga. (Twiggs County) 1L Livonia, Mich. (Stevenson) HS Wayne, Mich. (John Glenn) SQ Waterford, Mich. (Detroit Country Day) 3L Waterford, Mich. (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s) HS Northville, Mich. (Detroit Catholic Central) 2L Bay City, Mich. (Bay City Central) HS Traverse City, Mich. (St. Francis) RS Goodrich, Mich. (Goodrich) 1L Strongsville, Ohio (Mercyhurst College) 3L Traverse City, Mich. (Traverse City West) 3L Newtown, Conn. (Valley Forge Military Acad.) HS Cincinnati, Ohio (Archbishop Moeller) RS Detroit, Mich. (Clarenceville) SQ Spring Lake, Mich. (Spring Lake Senior) 1L Delaware, Ohio (Olentangy) RS Fort Wayne, Ind. (Bishop Luers)
No. Name Pos. 50 Steve Gardiner LB 51 Steve Moore SN 52 Denzel Drone DE 53 Greg Jones LB 54 Connor Kruse OL 55 Corey Freeman DE 56 Alex Shackleton SN 57 Johnathan Strayhorn DE 58 Hugh Stangeland OL 58 Jordan Sanders DL 59 D.J. Young OT 59 Ty Hamilton LB 60 Micajah Reynolds DT 61 Antonio Jeremiah OG 62 Chris McDonald OG 63 Travis Jackson OL 64 Cameron Jude DL 65 Michael Dennis OL 65 Doug Curtis DT 66 John Stipek C 67 Joel Foreman OG OG 68 Ethan Ruhland 69 Blake Pacheco DL 69 Shawn Kamm OL 70 Skyler Schofner OL 71 John Deyo OT 72 Nate Klatt C 73 Henry Conway OT 73 Arthur Ray Jr. OL 74 Zach Hueter OG 75 Jared McGaha OT 77 J’Michael Deane OT 79 David Barrent OT 80 Dion Sims TE 81 Brad Sonntag WR 82 Keshawn Martin WR 83 Charlie Gantt TE 86 Derek Hoebing TE 85 Garrett Celek TE 86 Fred Smith FB 87 Todd Anderson DE 87 Milton Colbert WR 88 Brian Linthicum TE 89 Colin Neely DE 89 Cam Martin WR 91 Tyler Hoover DE 92 Andrew Gleichert TE 93 Blake Treadwell NT 94 Taylor Calero DE 96 Kevin Pickelman NT 97 Dan France DT 98 Anthony Rashad White DT 99 Jerel Worthy DT
Ht. 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-6 6-2 6-5 6-1 6-5 6-5 6-5 6-4 6-3 6-7 6-2 6-5 6-4 6-5 6-1 6-7 6-7 6-6 6-4 6-6 6-3 6-6 6-6 6-5 6-8 6-5 5-8 5-11 6-5 6-7 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-1 6-4 6-7 6-5 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-6 6-2 6-3
Wt. 222 221 250 240 300 240 240 275 280 275 298 220 295 360 295 265 253 295 257 285 310 288 272 293 315 294 292 304 314 315 300 312 308 285 175 185 260 258 245 240 242 203 238 258 188 260 235 277 230 285 296 320 305
Elig. So. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. So. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. So.
Cl. Jr. So. So. Sr. Fr. So. Sr.-5 Sr. So. Fr. Sr.-5 Fr. So. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Sr.-5 Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr.-5 So. So. Sr. Jr. Sr.-5 So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr.-5 Sr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. So. So. Jr.
Exp. Hometown (Previous School) 1L Dublin, Ohio (Coffman) HS Pinconning, Mich. (Pinconning Area) RS Plant City, Fla. (Plant City) 3L Cincinnati, Ohio (Archbishop Moeller) HS Lowell, Mich. (Lowell) HS Cleveland Heights, Ohio (Cleveland Heights) 3L Breckenridge, Colo. (Summit) 2L Detroit, Mich. (Oak Park) RS Ridgefield, Conn. (Milford Academy) HS Rochester, Mich. (Adams) 1L Lansing, Mich. (Bowling Green) HS Fenton, Mich. (Fenton) RS Lansing, Mich. (Sexton) 2L Hilliard, Ohio (Hilliard Darby) 1L Sterling Heights, Mich. (Henry Ford II) HS New Albany, Ohio (St. Francis DeSales) SQ Chesterfield, Va. (Manchester) HS Carey, Ohio (Carey) HS Weston, Conn. (Weston) 2L Macomb Township, Mich. (Dakota) 2L Highland, Mich. (Milford) 1L Lake Orion, Mich. (Lake Orion) SQ Salinas, Calif. (Monterey Peninsula College) HS Saginaw, Mich. (Nouvel Catholic Central) HS Sunbury, Ohio (Big Walnut) 1L Battle Creek, Mich. (Gull Lake) RS Clinton, Ohio (Northwest) RS Shaker Heights, Ohio (Shaker Heights) HS Chicago, Ill. (Mount Carmel) SQ Columbiaville, Mich. (North Branch) 1L Powell, Tenn. (Powell) 1L Toronto, Ontario (Newtonbrook Seco. School) RS Clive, Iowa (Valley) 1L Detroit, Mich. (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s) SQ Saginaw, Mich. (Nouvel Catholic Central) 2L Inkster, Mich. (John Glenn) 3L Farmington Hills, Mich. (Brother Rice) RS Vermilion, Ohio (Vermilion) 2L Cincinnati, Ohio (LaSalle 1L Detroit, Mich. (Southeastern) SQ Jackson, Mich. (Napoleon) SQ Villa Park, Ill. (Willowbrook) 1L Charlottesville, Va. (Clemson) 2L Bethlehem, Pa. (Freedom) SQ Tampa, Fla. (H.B. Plant) 1L Novi, Mich. (Novi) HS Ann Arbor, Mich. (Huron) 1L East Lansing, Mich. (East Lansing) HS Beverly Hills, Mich. (Southfield Christian) 2L Marshall, Mich. (Marshall) RS North Royalton, Ohio (North Royalton) JC Battle Creek, Mich. (Fort Scott CC) 1L Huber Heights, Ohio (Wayne)
EXP. KEY – HS: High School; RS: Red-shirted; JC: Junior College; TR: Transfer; SQ: Squad Member; L: Letters Earned
U N IVE R S IT Y O F N OTR E DAM E NUMERICAL ROSTER No. Name 1 Deion Walker 2 Darrin Walls 3 Michael Floyd 4 Gary Gray 5 Armando Allen 5 Manti Te’o 6 Theo Riddick 7 TJ Jones 8 Kendall Moore 9 Kyle Rudolph 10 Dayne Crist 12 Andrew Hendrix 12 Robert Blanton 13 Tommy Rees 13 Danny Spond 14 Luke Massa 15 Dan McCarthy 15 Brian Castello 16 Nate Montana 17 Zeke Motta 17 Matthew Mulvey 18 Duval Kamara 19 Robby Toma 20 Cierre Wood 21 Barry Gallup Jr. 22 Harrison Smith 23 Lo Wood 25 Jonas Gray 26 Jamoris Slaughter 27 Derry Herlihy 28 Austin Collinsworth 29 Patrick Coughlin 29 Michael Garcia 30 Steve Paskorz 30 James Redshaw 31 Cameron Roberson 33 Chris Salvi 33 Robert Hughes 35 Andrew Plaska 35 Ben Turk 36 David Posluszny 37 Nick Fitzpatrick 37 Mike Grieco 38 Christopher Gurries 39 Ryan Sheehan 40 Thomas Smith 40 Nick Tausch 41 Bobby Burger 42 Dan Franco 42 Nick Lezynski 43 Joe Romano 44 Carlo Calabrese 45 Darius Fleming
Pos. WR CB WR CB TB ILB WR WR ILB TE QB QB CB QB OLB QB S QB QB S QB WR WR TB WR S CB TB S TB WR TB S ILB CB TB S TB/FB CB P ILB WR P WR CB S K FB/TE WR CB DB ILB OLB
Ht. 6-3 6-0 6-3 5-11 5-10 6-2 5-11 5-11 6-1 6-6 6-4 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-4 5-9 6-0 5-11 6-2 5-10 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-1 5-9 6-0 5-10 5-11 5-11 5-11 6-0 5-8 6-1 5-10 5-10 6-1 6-0 6-2 5-10 5-9 5-9 6-1 6-2
Wt. Class^ 198 Jr. 190 Sr. 227 Jr. 190 Sr. 205 Sr. 245 So. 198 So. 187 Fr. 239 Fr. 265 Jr. 235 Jr. 218 Fr. 192 Jr. 210 Fr. 225 Fr. 215 Fr. 205 Jr. 210 Sr. 215 Jr. 210 So. 191 Jr. 225 Sr. 175 So. 210 So. 190 Sr. 214 Sr. 178 Fr. 230 Jr. 195 Jr. 198 Sr. 195 Fr. 195 Sr. 198 Sr. 246 Sr. 186 Sr. 218 Fr. 185 Jr. 245 Sr. 185 Jr. 196 So. 235 Jr. 160 So. 185 Jr. 186 Sr. 177 Sr. 215 Sr. 190 So. 248 Sr. 188 Sr. 180 Sr. 165 Fr. 240 So. 247 Jr.
Hometown/High School Christchurch, VA/Christchurch Pittsburgh, PA/Woodland Hills St. Paul, MN/Cretin-Derham Hall Columbia, SC/Richland Northeast) Opa Locka, FL/Hialeah-Miami Lakes Laie, HI/Punahou Manville, NJ/Immaculata Gainesville, GA/Gainesville Raleigh, NC/Southeast Raleigh Cincinnati, OH/Elder Canoga Park, CA/Notre Dame Cincinnati, OH/Moeller Matthews, NC/Butler Lake Forest, IL/Lake Forest Littleton, CO/Columbine Cincinnati, OH/St. Xavier Youngstown, OH/Cardinal Mooney Pittsburgh, PA/Chartiers Valley Concord, CA/De La Salle Vero Beach, FL/Vero Beach Del Mar, CA/LaJolla Jersey City, NJ/Hoboken Laie, HI/Punahou Oxnard, CA/Santa Clara Wellesley, MA/Belmont Hill Knoxville, TN/Knoxville Catholic Apopka, FL/Apopka Pontiac, MI/Detroit Country Day Stone Mountain, GA/Tucker Houston, TX/St. John’s Fort Thomas, KY/Highlands Oak Lawn, IL/Brother Rice Colorado Springs, Co/St. Mary’s Allison Park, PA/Hampton North Huntingdon, PA/Norwin Newbury Park, CA/Newbury Park Lake Forest, IL/Carmel Catholic Chicago, IL/Hubbard Zeeland, MI/Zeeland West Davie, FL/St. Thomas Aquinas Aliquippa, PA/Hopewell Mishawaka, IN/Marian Glen Ellyn, IL/St. Ignatius Reno, NV/Bishop Manoque Purcellville, VA/Loudown Valley Manchester, CT/East Catholic Plano, TX/Jesuit Cincinnati, OH/LaSalle Granger, IN/Clay Newton, PA/Notre Dame High School River Forest, IL/Fenwick Verona, NJ/Verona Chicago, IL/St. Rita
No. Name Pos. Ht. 46 Steve Filer OLB 6-3 47 Jonathan Frantz LB 6-2 48 David Ruffer K 6-1 48 Dan Fox OLB 6-3 50 Ryan Kavanagh LS 6-3 50 Sean Oxley ILB 6-2 51 Dan Wenger C 6-4 52 Braxston Cave C 6-3 53 Justin Utupo OLB 6-1 54 Anthony McDonald ILB 6-2 55 Prince Shembo ILB 6-2 56 Kerry Neal OLB 6-2 57 Mike Golic Jr. C 6-3 58 Brian Smith OLB 6-3 59 Chris Stewart OG 6-5 60 Jordan Cowart LS 6-2 61 Martin Quintana DE 6-0 62 Christopher Skubis DE 6-2 62 Bill Flavin OC/LS 6-3 63 Steve Botsford OLB 6-2 64 Tate Nichols OT 6-8 66 Chris Watt OG 6-3 67 Louis Nix III NG 6-3 68 John Belcher LS/DL 5-11 69 Joe Marek DE 6-2 70 Zack Martin OT 6-4 71 Dennis Mahoney OT 6-7 72 Alex Bullard OG 6-3 73 Lane Clelland OT 6-5 74 Christian Lombard OT 6-5 75 Taylor Dever OT 6-5 76 Andrew Nuss OG 6-5 OT 6-5 77 Matt Romine 78 Trevor Robinson OG 6-5 79 Matt Tansey OL 6-6 80 Tyler Eifert TE 6-6 81 John Goodman WR 6-3 82 Alex Welch TE 6-4 83 Mike Ragone TE 6-4 86 Bennett Jackson WR 6-0 87 Daniel Smith WR 6-4 88 Jake Golic TE 6-4 89 Kapron Lewis-Moore DE 6-4 90 Ethan Johnson DE 6-4 91 Emeka Nwankwo DE 6-4 92 Tyler Stockton NG 6-0 93 Bruce Heggie DE 6-5 94 Hafis Williams NG 6-1 95 Ian Williams NG 6-2 96 Kona Schwenke DE 6-4 96 Brandon Walker K 6-3 98 Sean Cwynar DE 6-4 99 Brandon Newman NG 6-0
Wt. Class^ 235 Jr. 211 Jr. 176 Sr. 230 So. 200 Jr. 227 Jr. 298 Sr. 301 Jr. 251 Fr. 238 Jr. 243 Fr. 245 Sr. 290 Jr. 243 Sr. 351 Sr. 215 So. 232 Sr. 232 Sr. 260 Sr. 225 Sr. 303 Fr. 310 So. 350 Fr. 235 Sr. 225 So. 290 So. 289 Jr. 295 So. 297 Jr. 290 Fr. 297 Sr. 297 Sr. 292 Sr. 295 Jr. 236 So. 242 So. 207 Jr. 240 Fr. 245 Sr. 172 Fr. 208 Fr. 235 So. 283 Jr. 285 Jr. 290 Sr. 290 So. 250 Fr. 285 Jr. 305 Sr. 245 Fr. 210 Sr. 280 Jr. 300 Jr.
Hometown/High School Chicago, IL/Mount Carmel Avon Lake, OH/St. Ignatius Oakton, VA/Gonzaga Rocky River, OH/St. Ignatius West Chester, PA/Salesianum (Del.) Avon Lake, OH/Avon Lake Coral Springs, FL/Saint Thomas Aquinas Mishawaka, IN/Penn Lakewood, CA/Lakewood Burbank, CA/Notre Dame Charlotte, NC/Ardrey Kell Bunn, NC/Bunn West Hartford, CT/Northwest Catholic Overland Park, KS/Saint Thomas Aquinas Spring, TX/Klein Plantation, FL/St. Thomas Aquinas Berwyn, IL/St. Joseph Clarence, NY/Clarence Darien, IL/Benet Academy Arlington Heights, IL/St. Viator Walton, KY/Ryle Glen Ellyn, IL/Glenbard West Jacksonville, FL/Raines Cheyenne, WY/Cheyenne Central St. Paul, MN/Cretin-Derham Hall Indianapolis, IN/Bishop Chatard Baltimore, MD/Boys Latin High School Franklin, TN/Brentwood Academy Owings Mills, MD/McDonogh School Inverness, IL/Fremd Nevada City, CA/Nevada Union Ashburn, VA/Stone Bridge Tulsa, OK/Union Elkhorn, NE/Elkhorn Berkeley Heights, NJ/Governor Livingston Fort Wayne, IN/Bishop Dwenger Fort Wayne, IN/Bishop Dwenger Cincinnati, OH/Elder Cherry Hill, NJ/Camden Catholic Hazlet, NJ (Raritan) South Bend, IN/Clay West Hartford, CT/Northwest Catholic Weatherford, TX/Weatherford Portland, OR/Lincoln N. Miami Beach, FL/Chaminade-Madonna Prep Linwood, NJ/Hun School Sorrento, FL/Mount Dora Elizabeth, NJ/Elizabeth Altamonte Springs, FL/Lyman Hauula, HI/Kahuku Findlay, OH/Findlay McHenry, IL/Marian Central Catholic Louisville, KY/Pleasure Ridge Park
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ILLINOIS Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 6 Nov 13 Nov 20 Dec 3
L,12-23 W,35-3 12:00 pm TBA 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 12:00 pm TBA TBA TBA 3:30 pm 10:15 pm
Connecticut at Notre Dame Massachusetts Bowling Green at Indiana Michigan State Iowa at Penn State Illinois at Purdue Wisconsin at Ohio State
W,51-17 5:00 pm 7:00 pm TBA TBA 12:00 pm 12:00 pm TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
Eastern Illinois Iowa State at Arizona Ball State Penn State at Michigan Wisconsin Michigan State at Indiana at Northwestern Ohio State at Minnesota
W,37-7 W,35-7 10:30 pm 12:00 pm 8:05 pm 3:30 pm TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 6 Nov 20 Nov 27
Western Michigan Florida Atlantic Notre Dame Northern Colorado Wisconsin at Michigan Illinois at Northwestern at Iowa Minnesota Purdue at Penn State
at Middle Tennessee South Dakota USC Northern Illinois Northwestern at Wisconsin at Purdue Penn State Ohio State at Michigan State at Illinois Iowa
at Vanderbilt Illinois State at Rice Central Michigan at Minnesota Purdue Michigan State at Indiana at Penn State Iowa Illinois at Wisconsin
W,23-21 W,37-3 7:00 pm 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 7:30 pm 12:00 pm TBA TBA TBA 3:30 pm TBA
Marshall Miami (FL) Ohio Eastern Michigan at Illinois Indiana at Wisconsin Purdue at Minnesota Penn State at Iowa Michigan
W,45-7 W,36-24 12:00 pm 3:30 pm TBA TBA 7:00 pm 12:00 pm 8:00 pm TBA TBA TBA
PENN STATE W,30-10 W,28-24 12:00 pm 12:00 pm TBA TBA 3:30 pm 8:00 pm TBA TBA TBA TBA
Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 6 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27
Youngstown State at Alabama Kent State Temple at Iowa Illinois at Minnesota Michigan Northwestern at Ohio State at Indiana Michigan State
W,44-14 L,3-24 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 8:05 pm 12:00 pm TBA 8:00 pm TBA TBA TBA TBA
at Notre Dame Western Illinois Ball State Toledo at Northwestern Minnesota at Ohio State at Illinois Wisconsin Michigan at Michigan State Indiana
L,12-23 W,31-21 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 7:30 pm 12:00 pm 12:00 pm TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
PURDUE W,38-14 W,30-17 8:00 pm 12:00 pm TBA TBA 12:00 pm 12:00 pm TBA TBA TBA TBA
Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 6 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27
MINNESOTA Sep 2 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 6 Nov 13 Nov 27
Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 6 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27 Sep 2 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27
Towson at Western Kentucky Akron Michigan at Ohio State Arkansas State at Illinois Northwestern Iowa at Wisconsin Penn State at Purdue
IOWA Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 6 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27
Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 30 Nov 6 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27
MICHIGAN Missouri Southern Illinois Northern Illinois Ohio State at Penn State at Michigan State Indiana Purdue at Michigan Minnesota at Northwestern at Fresno State
INDIANA Sep 2 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Nov 6 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27
W,24-17 L,38-41 3:30 pm 8:30 pm 12:00 pm 12:00 pm 12:00 pm TBA 8:00 pm TBA TBA TBA
Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Nov 6 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27
at UNLV San Jose State Arizona State Austin Peay at Michigan State Minnesota Ohio State at Iowa at Purdue Indiana at Michigan Northwestern
W,41-21 W,27-14 3:30 pm 12:00 pm TBA 12:00 pm 7:00 pm TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
MSU News Briefs College of Human mediCine transforms mediCal eduCation witH new seCCHia Center o Leaders
from Michigan State University, the College of Human Medicine and its partners across Grand Rapids gathered Sept. 10 for a ribbon-cutting and dedication of the college’s $90 million, privately funded medical education facility named after MSU alumni Peter and Joan Secchia. “The opening of this state-of-the-art facility represents the hard work of all our partners,” MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon said. “The impact of this unique collaboration – from health care delivery to new research endeavors to economic stimulus – will be felt both in Grand Rapids and across the state.” The college’s partners include Spectrum Health, Van Andel Institute, Saint Mary’s Health Care, Grand Valley State University, Grand Action and The Right Place. In August, 100 first-year medical students and another 150 students in the second through fourth years of medical school began studying at the sevenstory, 180,000-square-foot facility that includes clinical examination rooms, simulation suites, classrooms, offices and student areas. It is located in downtown Grand Rapids at Michigan Street and Division Avenue. The college’s new headquarters, completed on time and on budget, is entirely financed without public funding. Sources include $55 million in committed funding from Spectrum Health, which includes interest and principal payments over 25 years. Private donations cover remaining costs. The opening of the Secchia Center is only part of the college’s growing footprint in communities across the state: New regional campuses have been opened in Traverse City and Midland, administrators are working in Flint to develop a research and education model built specifically around that region’s needs, and early admission programs have been signed with several universities across the state. Founded in 1964 as one of the nation’s first community-based medical schools, the College of Human Medicine has since graduated more than 3,700 medical doctors.
msu Habitat for Humanity House build underway o Opening ceremonies for
Michigan State University’s Habitat for Humanity house build took place last Saturday, Sept. 11, with Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm among the dignitaries taking part in the festivities. Construction of the house is taking place at the MSU commuter parking lot, located south of campus. Work on the house will continue at the MSU site until Sept. 19. On Sept. 20 the partially completed structure will be moved to its permanent location in Lansing. The Sept. 11 start coincided with the National Service Day, a day set aside to honor those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The build will end Oct. 15. A presentation of the keys to the new homeowner will take place during the Oct. 16 Homecoming football game against the University of Illinois. The build is part of the 2010 Whirlpool Building Blocks initiative, Whirlpool Corporation’s signature program with Habitat for Humanity. The build is a crosscampus event, with several units participating: the School of Planning, Design and Construction; College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; the MSU student chapter of Habitat for Humanity; MSU Police; and more. In addition, the MSU Federal Credit Union will donate vans to shuttle students and supplies.
msu frib project achieves major milestone o Michigan State University’s
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams project passed an important milestone recently when it earned what’s known as CD-1, or critical decision 1, approval. This approval from the U.S. Department of Energy means that work can continue on the preliminary design of the project in fiscal year 2011-2012 at an anticipated cost of $55 million. FRIB will be a DOE National User Facility within the department’s Office of Nuclear Physics portfolio and will be a new research tool for probing into the heart of atoms. The centerpiece of the new user facility will be a superconducting linear accelerator that will dramatically increase the reach of rare isotope
research in the United States. The accelerator will produce isotopes that normally exist only in the most extreme environments in the universe and will greatly expand the usefulness of isotopes in a broad range of applications from modeling stars to understanding the workings of nanoscale electronic devices. Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2013. The project is expected to bring $1 billion in economic development to the region and is expected to be completed by 2020. More information about the project can be found at frib.msu.edu and greaterlansinglife.com/frib/.
freezing, preserving sperm vital to saving ‘snot otter’ salamanders o The hellbender salamander
– known affectionately as a snot otter or devil dog – is one of America’s unique giant salamander species. For unexplained reasons, most hellbender populations have rapidly declined as very little reproduction has occurred in recent decades. Working with researchers from the Nashville Zoo and Antwerp Zoo in Belgium, veterinarians from Michigan State University are helping develop conservation techniques to sample and freeze the sperm from some of the last surviving salamanders. The international consortium’s work aims to enable future re-stocking of genetically viable hellbenders back to their streams and rivers, ensuring the survival of the species. Dalen Agnew and Carla Carleton from MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine are focusing specifically on evaluating the freezing techniques, known as cryopreservation, developed to keep the hellbender sperm viable. The largest salamander found in North America, the hellbender can grow to up to 30 inches long and live 30 years or more. For more news go to news.msu.edu
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Spartan Marching Band
FRONTIER By Mary Platt Space: the final frontier. Hollywood’s music composers turned their eyes skyward throughout much of the last half of the 20th century, and some of the greatest movie and TV music of all time has been composed for stories set in space – or tales of spacelings who visit earth – or stories of futuristic Earths. Today’s Spartan Marching Band halftime show recalls some of the best-loved space movies and television series of all time. The show opens with a “Space Fanfare” composed by Spartan Marching Band Director John T. Madden, which segues into the theme from the classic “Star Trek” (the original TV show music by Alexander Courage, arranged by Madden. Next, it’s “danger, Will Robinson!” as the marching Spartans get “Lost in Space,” arranged by Cormac Cannon. A Spartan Band favorite, the theme from “The Jetsons,” follows, arranged by Doug Cheney. The show concludes with one of the grandest of John Williams’ movie themes, “Adventures on Earth” from “E.T.,” arranged by J.R. Trimpe. Today’s drill was designed by John T. Madden, with color guard design by Orlando Suttles and percussion arranged by Jon Weber. For more information about the MSU Spartan Marching Band, including news, photos, video, history and much more, go to http://spartanband.net/. For information on joining the Spartan Band Fan Club, visit www.SpartanBand. net/giving.html. Mary Platt, a Spartan Band trumpet alumna, is a publicist and entertainment writer in Los Angeles.
MSU SPARTAN MARCHING BAND 2010 MSU Spartan Marching Band Director: John T. Madden MSU Director of Bands: Dr. Kevin Sedatole MSU Assistant Director of Bands: Cormac Cannon Visual and Field Coordinator: Glen Brough Percussion Coordinator: Dr. Jon Weber Percussion Assistant: Steve Wulfe Devon Koning Graduate Assistants: Jamal Duncan Paul Crockett Richard Frey Colin McKenzie Armond Hall Color Guard Coordinator: Orlando Suttles Visual Assistant: John Schwarz Drum Major: Rachel Linsmeier Simon Holowieko Feature Twirler: Lacey Sekar-Anderson Sarah Bennett Kristen Scali Band Manager: Dani Payne “The Voice of the Spartan Band”: Peter Clay Recording Engineer – Dean Bredwell
HISTORY: COACHES Coach (Alma Mater)
No established coach Henry Keep Charles O. Bemies (West Theo. Sem.) George E. Denman (West Theo. Sem.) Chester L. Brewer (Wisconsin) John F. Macklin (Pennsylvania) Frank Sommers (Pennsylvania) Chester L. Brewer (Wisconsin) George E. Gauthier (Michigan State) Chester L. Brewer (Wisconsin) George “Potsy” Clark (Illinois) Albert M. Barron (Penn State) Ralph H. Young (Chicago-W&J) Harry G. Kipke (Michigan 1925) James H. Crowley (Notre Dame 1925) Charles W. Bachman (Notre Dame 1917) Clarence “Biggie” Munn (Minnesota 1932) Hugh Duffy Daugherty (Syracuse 1940) Dennis E. Stolz (Alma 1955) Darryl D. Rogers (Fresno State 1957) Frank “Muddy” Waters (Michigan State 1950) George J. Perles (Michigan State 1960) Nick Saban (Kent 1973) Bobby Williams (Purdue 1982) Morris Watts (Tulsa 1981) John L. Smith (Weber State 1971) Mark Dantonio (South Carolina 1979)
1896 1897-98 1899-1900 1901-02 1903-10 1911-15 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921-22 1923-27 1928 1929-32 1933-46 1947-53 1954-72 1973-75 1976-79 1980-82 1983-94 1995-99 2000-02 2002 2003-06 2007-
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4 14 11 17 70 34 7 9 7 9 10 18 41 8 33 114 65 183 33 44 33 139 59 33 3 48 39
1-2-1 8-5-1 3-7-1 7-9-1 54-10-6 29-5 4-2-1 0-9 4-3 4-4-1 4-6 6-10-2 18-22-1 3-4-1 22-8-3 70-34-10 54-9-2 109-69-5 19-13-1 24-18-2 10-23 68-67-4 34-24-1 16-17 1-2 22-26 22-17
.375 .609 .318 .441 .814 .853 .642 .000 .571 .500 .400 .389 .451 .437 .712 .658 .857 .609 .591 .568 .303 .503 .585 .485 .333 .458 .564
Henry Keep 1897-98
Charles O. Bemies 1899-1900
George Denman 1901-02
Chester Brewer 1903-10, 1917, 1919
John F. Macklin 1911-15
Albert M. Barron 1921-22
Ralph Young 1923-27
Harry Kipke 1928
Jim Crowley 1929-32
Charles Bachman 1933-46
Darryl Rogers 1976-79
Frank “Muddy” Waters 1980-82
George Perles 1983-94
Nick Saban 1995-99
Bobby Williams 2000-02
* Served as interim head coach for the final three games of the 2002 season
Frank Sommers 1916
Clarence “Biggie” Munn 1947-53
Morris Watts 2002
George E. Gauthier 1918
George “Potsy” Clark 1920
Hugh Duffy Daugherty 1954-72
Dennis Stolz 1973-75
John L. Smith 2003-06
Mark Dantonio 2007-
HISTORY: NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS
National Champions (9-0-0)
Selectors: Billingsley, Helms, Poling.
National Champions (9-1-0)
National Champions (10-1-0)
Selectors: Consensus – UPI, NFF, FWAA, Berryman, Billingsley, DeVold, Dunkel, FB News, Helms, Litkenhous, Poling, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess).
National Champions (9-0-0)
Selectors: Consensus – AP, UPI, Boand, DeVold, Dunkel, Football Research, Helms, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, Sagarin, Williamson.
National Champions (8-1-0)
National Champions (9-0-1)
Selectors: Consensus – NFF, Football Research, Helms, Poling.
Spartan all-americans Don Coleman - 1951 #78, T, 5-10, 185 Flint, Mich.
Bob Kula - 1989 #63, OT, 6-4, 282 West Bloomfield, Mich.
Eric Allen - 1971 #24, TB, 5-9, 161 Georgetown, S.C.
Ron Curl - 1971 #94, DT, 6-1, 250 Chicago, Ill.
Frank Kush - 1952 #60, G, 5-9, 180 Windber, Pa.
Morten Andersen - 1981 #8, PK, 6-2, 195 Struer, Denmark
Dan Currie - 1957 #55, C, 6-3, 225 Detroit, Mich.
Earl Lattimer - 1963 #76, G, 5-11, 218 Dallas, Texas
Bob Apisa - 1965, 66 #45, FB, 6-1, 212 Honolulu, Hawaii
Jerry DaPrato - 1915 FB, 170 Iron Mountain, Mich.
Sherm Lewis - 1963 #20, HB, 5-9, 154 Louisville, Ky.
Ed Bagdon - 1949 #65, G, 5-10, 200 Dearborn, Mich.
Joe DeLamielleure - 1972 #59, OG, 6-3, 242 Center Line, Mich.
Dean Look - 1959 #24, QB, 5-10, 175 Lansing, Mich.
Don Dohoney - 1953 #80, E, 6-1, 193 Ann Arbor, Mich.
Harold Lucas - 1965 #51, MG, 6-2, 257 Detroit, Mich.
Charles Rogers - 2002 #1, WR, 6-4, 205 Saginaw, Mich.
Al Dorrow - 1951 #47, QB, 6-0, 175 Imlay City, Mich.
Tony Mandarich - 1987, 88 #79, OT, 6-6, 315 Oakville, Ontario
George Saimes - 1962 #40, FB, 5-10, 186 Canton, Ohio
Dorne Dibble - 1950 #82, E, 6-2, 198 Adrian, Mich.
Don Mason - 1949 #60, G, 5-10, 195 Wayne, Mich.
Ron Saul - 1969 #70, OG, 6-2, 239 Butler, Pa.
Ellis Duckett - 1952 #32, E, 5-10, 176 Flint, Mich.
Norm Masters - 1955 #57, T, 6-2, 225 Detroit, Mich.
Scott Shaw - 1997 #73, OG, 6-4, 297 Sterling Heights, Mich.
Billy Joe DuPree - 1972 #89, TE, 6-4, 216 West Monroe, La.
Don McAuliffe - 1952 #40, HB, 6-1, 190 Chicago, Ill.
Bill Simpson - 1973 #29, DB, 6-1, 185 Royal Oak, Mich.
Paul Edinger - 1998 #1, PK, 5-10, 175 Lakeland, Fla.
Blake Miller - 1915 E, 160 Tonawanda, N.Y.
Charles “Bubba” Smith - 1965, 66 #95, DE, 6-7, 268 Beaumont, Texas
Carl Banks - 1983 #54, OLB, 6-6, 235 Flint, Mich.
James Ellis - 1951, 52 #11, DB, 5-11, 175 Saginaw, Mich.
Ralf Mojsiejenko - 1983 #2, P, 6-3, 198 Bridgman, Mich.
Robaire Smith - 1998 #91, DE, 6-5, 268 Flint, Mich.
Harlon Barnett - 1989 #36, CB, 6-0, 192 Cincinnati, Ohio
Brandon Fields - 2004 #8, P, 6-6, 234 Toledo, Ohio
Greg Montgomery - 1986, 87 #23, P, 6-4, 210 Shrewsbury, N.J.
Percy Snow - 1988, 89 #48, MLB, 6-3, 240 Canton, Ohio
Dave Behrman - 1961, 62 #51, OT, 6-4, 247 Dowagiac, Mich.
Larry Fowler - 1953 #70, T, 6-1, 200 Lansing, Mich.
Earl Morrall - 1955 #21, QB, 6-1, 180 Muskegon, Mich.
Ray Stachowicz - 1979, 80 #19, P, 6-0, 190 Broadview Heights, Ohio
LeRoy Bolden - 1953 #39, HB, 5-7 1/2, 163 Flint, Mich.
Kirk Gibson - 1978 #23, WR, 6-2, 210 Waterford, Mich.
Carl Nystrom - 1955 #68, G, 5-10, 194 Marquette, Mich.
Dick Tamburo - 1952 #52, C, 6-1, 200 New Kensington, Pa.
Mark Brammer - 1978 #91, TE, 6-4, 225 Traverse City, Mich.
Ron Goovert - 1965 #61, LB, 5-10, 205 Ferndale, Mich.
Julian Peterson - 1999 #98, LB, 6-4, 235 Hillcrest Heights, Md.
Brad Van Pelt - 1971, 72 #10, S, 6-5, 221 Owosso, Mich.
Art Brandstatter - 1936 #31, FB, 5-11, 175 Ecorse, Mich.
Sonny Grandelius - 1950 #24, FB, 6-0, 195 Muskegon Heights, Mich.
John Pingel - 1938 #37, HB, 6-0, 178 Mt. Clemens, Mich.
Sidney Wagner - 1935 #17, G, 5-11, 186 Lansing, Mich.
Allen Brenner - 1968 #86, DB, 6-1, 194 Niles, Mich.
Roger Grove - 1930 QB, 6-1, 185 Sturgis, Mich.
Gerald Planutis - 1955 #45, FB, 5-11, 175 West Hazelton, Pa.
Gene Washington - 1965, 66 #84, WR, 6-3, 218 LaPorte, Texas
Ed Budde - 1962 #79, OT, 6-4, 243 Detroit, Mich.
Herb Haygood - 2001 #2, KR, 6-0, 190 Sarasota, Fla.
JAVON RINGER - 2008 #23, RB, 5-9, 202 Dayton, Ohio
George Webster - 1965, 66 #90, ROV, 6-4, 218 Anderson, S.C.
James Burroughs - 1981 #28, CB, 6-1, 190 Pahokee, Fla.
Clint Jones - 1965, 66 #26, HB, 6-0, 206 Cleveland, Ohio
Robert Carey - 1951 #88, E, 6-5, 215 Charlevoix, Mich.
Greg Jones - 2009 #53, LB, 6-1, 228 Cincinnati, Ohio
Lynn Chandnois - 1949 #14, HB, 6-2, 195 Flint, Mich.
Steve Juday - 1965 #23, QB, 6-0, 178 Northville, Mich.
DeAndra Cobb - 2003 #21, KR, 5-10, 186 Las Vegas, Nev.
Walt Kowalczyk - 1957 #14, HB, 6-0, 205 Westfield, Mass.
Flozell Adams - 1997 #76, OT, 6-7, 330 Bellwood, Ill.
VAN PELT Andre Rison - 1988 #1, WR, 5-11, 195 Flint, Mich.
Jerry West - 1966 #77, OT, 5-11, 218 Durand, Mich. Lorenzo White - 1985, 87 #34, TB, 5-11, 204 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Sam Williams - 1958 #88, E, 6-5, 225 Dansville, Mich. Tom Yewcic - 1952 #41, QB, 5-11, 180 Conemaugh, Pa. www.msuspartans.com
6,159 CAREER PASSING YARDS 2005-2008
PASSING • CAREER
PASSING • SEASON
Pass Attempts 1. Jeff Smoker 2000-03 2. Brian Hoyer 2005-08 3. Drew Stanton 2003-06 4. Ed Smith 1976-78 5. Dave Yarema 1982-86 Pass Completions 1. Jeff Smoker 2000-03 2. Drew Stanton 2003-06 3. Brian Hoyer 2005-08 4. Jim Miller 1990-93 5. Dave Yarema 1982-86 Interceptions Thrown 1. Jeff Smoker 2000-03 2. John Leister 1979-82 3. Todd Schultz 1994-97 Dave Yarema 1982-86 5. Ed Smith 1976-78 Pass Completion Percentage (Min. 100 Atts.) 1. Drew Stanton (543-846) 2003-06 2. Jim Miller (467-746) 1990-93 3. Dan Enos (297-478) 1987-90 4. Kirk Cousins (230-371) 2008- 5. Todd Schultz (360-593) 1994-97 Passing Yards 1. Jeff Smoker 2000-03 2. Drew Stanton 2003-06 3. Brian Hoyer 2005-08 4. Dave Yarema 1982-86 5. Ed Smith 1976-78 Touchdown Passes 1. Jeff Smoker 2000-03 2. Bill Burke 1996-99 3. Dave Yarema 1982-86 Ed Smith 1976-78 5. Drew Stanton 2003-06 PassING EFFICIENCY (Min. 100 Atts.) 1. Kirk Cousins 2008- 2. Gene Glick 1946-49 3. Earl Morrall 1953-55 4. Drew Stanton 2003-06 5. Jim Ninowski 1955-57
Pass Attempts 1. Jeff Smoker 2003 2. Brian Hoyer 2007 3. Bill Burke 1998 4. Drew Stanton 2005 5. Brian Hoyer 2008 Pass Completions 1. Jeff Smoker 2003 2. Drew Stanton 2005 3. Brian Hoyer 2007 4. Jim Miller 1993 5. Dave Yarema 1986 Interceptions Thrown 1. Bill Burke 1999 2. Todd Schultz 1997 3. Tony Banks 1995 Dave Yarema 1984 5. Jeff Smoker 2003 John Leister 1980 Ed Smith 1977 Pass Completion Percentage (Min. 75 Atts.) 1. Dave Yarema (200-297) 1986 2. Drew Stanton (236-354) 2005 3. Drew Stanton (141-220) 2004 4. Jim Miller (215-336) 1993 5. Jim Miller (122-191) 1992 Passing Yards 1. Jeff Smoker 2003 2. Drew Stanton 2005 3. Brian Hoyer 2007 4. Kirk Cousins 2009 5. Bill Burke 1998 Touchdown Passes 1. Drew Stanton 2005 2003 2. Jeff Smoker Jeff Smoker 2001 4. Brian Hoyer 2007 Bill Burke 1999 Ed Smith 1978 PassING EFFICIENCY (Min. 100 Atts.) 1. Jeff Smoker 2001 2. Dave Yarema 1986 3. Drew Stanton 2005 4. Jim Ninowski 1957 5. Tom Yewcic 1952
1,150 896 846 789 767 685 543 500 467 464 39 35 33 33 32 .642 .626 .621 .620 .607 8,932 6,524 6,159 5,809 5,706 61 46 43 43 42 143.0 142.3 140.5 138.7 136.0
PASSING • SINGLE GAME 488 376 358 354 353 302 236 223 215 200 18 17 15 15 14 14 14 .673 .667 .641 .640 .639 3,395 3,077 2,725 2,680 2,595
Pass Attempts 1. Brian Hoyer (30 comp.) 2. Jeff Smoker (35) 3. Drew Stanton (29) John Leister (18) 5. Brian Hoyer (26) Jeff Smoker (29) Pass Completions 1. Jeff Smoker (55 att.) 2. Jeff Smoker (40) John Leister (46) 4. Jim Miller (42) 5. Brian Hoyer (61) Jeff Smoker (46) Jim Miller (39) Dave Yarema (45) Passing Yards 1. Bill Burke (21-36) 2. Jeff Smoker (22-32) 3. Ed Smith (20-30) 4. Jim Miller (31-42) 5. Jeff Smoker (29-50) Touchdown Passes 1. Drew Stanton 2. Brian Hoyer Brian Hoyer Jeff Smoker Damon Dowdell Bill Burke Bill Burke Ed Smith Mike Rasmussen Gene Glick
Penn State 2006 Ohio State 2003 Iowa 2004 Purdue 1980 Minnesota 2006 Penn State 2003
61 55 54 54 50 50
Ohio State 2003 Indiana 2003 Michigan 1982 Ohio State 1993 Penn State 2006 Minnesota 2003 Michigan 1991 Northwestern 1986
35 32 32 31 30 30 30 30
Michigan 1999 Fresno State 2001 Indiana 1978 Ohio State 1993 Penn State 2003
400 376 369 360 357
Illinois 2005 Penn State 2007 Notre Dame 2007 Penn State 2003 Indiana 2002 Iowa 1999 C. Michigan 1998 Wisconsin 1978 Indiana 1970 Iowa State 1948
5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
22 21 21 20 20 20 166.4 154.1 153.4 150.8 150.6
RINGER 22 TOUCHDOWNS - 2008
RUSHING • CAREER
RUSHING • SEASON
Rushing Attempts 1. Lorenzo White 2. Javon Ringer 3. Tico Duckett 4. Blake Ezor 5. Sedrick Irvin Rushing Yards 1. Lorenzo White 2. Javon Ringer 3. Tico Duckett 4. Blake Ezor 5. Sedrick Irvin Rushing Average (Min. 150 atts.) 1. George Guerre 2. Lynn Chandnois 3. Sherman Lewis 4. Sonny Grandelius 5. Derek Hughes Rushing Touchdowns 1. Lorenzo White 2. Jehuu Caulcrick 3. Sedrick Irvin 4. Javon Ringer Blake Ezor
Rushing Attempts 1. Lorenzo White 2. Javon Ringer 3. Lorenzo White 4. Blake Ezor 5. Marc Renaud Rushing Yards 1. Lorenzo White 2. Javon Ringer 3. Lorenzo White 4. Blake Ezor 5. Eric Allen Rushing Average (Min.150 Atts.) 1. DeAndra Cobb 2. Lynn Chandnois 3. Drew Stanton 4. George Guerre 5. Lynn Chandnois Rushing Touchdowns 1. Javon Ringer 2. Jehuu Caulcrick 3. Blake Ezor 4. Eric Allen 5. Scott Greene Lorenzo White
1984-87 2005-08 1989-92 1986-89 1996-98
1,082 843 836 800 755
1984-87 2005-08 1989-92 1986-89 1996-98
4,887 4,398 4,212 3,749 3,504
1946-48 1946-49 1961-63 1948-50 1978-81
6.75 6.52 6.21 6.09 6.04
1984-87 2004-07 1996-98 2005-08 1986-89
43 39 35 34 34
RUSHING • GAME
1985 2008 1987 1988 1995
419 390 357 322 312
1985 2008 1987 1988 1971
2,066 1,637 1,572 1,496 1,494
2004 1948 2004 1946 1949
7.58 7.48 7.16 7.03 6.86
2008 2007 1989 1971 1995 1985
22 21 19 18 17 17
Rushing Attempts 1. Lorenzo White (292 yards) 2. Lorenzo White (244) 3. Lorenzo White (172) 4. Javon Ringer (198) Blake Ezor (250) Rushing Yards 1. Eric Allen (29 attempts) 2. Lorenzo White (56) 3. Lorenzo White (25) 4. Javon Ringer (43) 5. Clinton Jones (21) Rushing Touchdowns 1. Blake Ezor 2. Javon Ringer 3. Ashton Leggett Jehuu Caulcrick T.J. Duckett Sedrick Irvin Scott Greene Craig Thomas Craig Thomas Tico Duckett Blake Ezor Steve Smith Derek Hughes Eric Allen Eric Allen Clinton Jones
Indiana 1987 Purdue 1985 Minnesota 1985 Indiana 2008 Indiana 1988 Purdue 1971 Indiana 1987 Indiana 1985 Florida Atlantic 2008 lowa 1966
56 53 49 44 44 350 292 286 282 268
Northwestern 1989 Eastern Michigan 2008 Western Michigan 2009 UAB 2007 Penn State 1999 Indiana 1996 Illinois 1995 Central Michigan 1993 Indiana 1992 Purdue 1990 Indiana 1989 Northwestern 1980 Minnesota 1979 Purdue 1971 Minnesota 1971 lowa 1965
6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
THOMAS 79 RECEPTIONS IN A SEASON 2007
RECEIVING • CAREER
RECEIVING • SEASON
Receptions 1. Matt Trannon 2003-06 2. Andre Rison 1985-88 3. Courtney Hawkins 1988-91 4. Charles Rogers 2001-02 5. Gari Scott 1996-99 Receiving Yards 1. Andre Rison 1985-88 2. Charles Rogers 2001-02 3. Kirk Gibson 1975-78 4. Courtney Hawkins 1988-91 5. Plaxico Burress 1998-99 Yards Per Catch (min. 30 receptions) 1. Kirk Gibson 1975-78 2. Charles Rogers 2001-02 3. Andre Rison 1985-88 4. Mark Ingram 1983-86 5. Daryl Turner 1980-83 Touchdown Receptions 1. Charles Rogers 2001-02 2. Kirk Gibson 1975-78 3. Plaxico Burress 1998-99 Andre Rison 1985-88 5. Gari Scott 1996-99
Receptions 1. Devin Thomas 2007 2. Blair White 2009 3. Charles Rogers 2002 4. Charles Rogers 2001 5. Plaxico Burress 1999 Receiving Yards 1. Charles Rogers 2001 2. Charles Rogers 2002 3. Devin Thomas 2007 4. Plaxico Burress 1999 5. Courtney Hawkins 1989 Yards Per Catch (min. 20 receptions) 1. Gene Washington 1966 2. Andre Rison 1988 3. Frank Foreman 1969 4. Kirk Gibson 1977 5. Octavis Long 1996 Touchdown Receptions 1. Charles Rogers 2001 2. Charles Rogers 2002 3. Plaxico Burress 1999 4. Blair White 2009 5. Devin Thomas 2007 Plaxico Burress 1998 Andre Rison 1988 Bob Carey 1949
148 146 138 135 134 2,992 2,821 2,347 2,210 2,155 21.0 20.9 20.5 20.5 20.2 27 24 20 20 18
RECEIVING • GAME 79 70 68 67 66 1,470 1,351 1,260 1,142 1,080 25.1 24.6 24.4 24.1 23.4 14 13 12 9 8 8 8 8
Receptions 1. Matt Trannon 2. Devin Thomas Plaxico Burress 4. Blair White Mitch Lyons Receiving Yards 1. Charles Rogers 2. Plaxico Burress 3. Andre Rison 4. Charles Rogers 5. Mark Dell Touchdown Receptions 1. Devin Thomas Plaxico Burress Plaxico Burress Plaxico Burress Andre Rison Mark Ingram Gene Washington
Eastern Michigan 2006 Indiana 2007 Florida 2000 Northwestern 2009 Michigan 1992 Fresno State 2001 Michigan 1999 Georgia 1989 Wisconsin 2001 California 2008
14 13 13 12 12 270 255 252 206 202
Penn State, 2007 Florida 2000 Northwestern 1999 Iowa 1999 Georgia 1989 lowa 1986 Indiana 1965
3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Northwestern 1989 Eastern Michigan 2008 Western Michigan 2009 UAB 2007 Penn State 1999 Penn State 1997 Indiana 1996 Purdue 1996 Illinois 1995 C. Michigan 1993 Indiana 1992 Purdue 1990 Indiana 1989 Northwestern 1980 Minnesota 1979 Purdue 1971 Minnesota 1971 lowa 1965 Hawaii 1947
6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
SWENSON 377 CAREER POINTS SCORED 2006-09
SCORING • CAREER
SCORING • SEASON
SCORING • GAME
Points Scored 1. Brett Swenson (164 PAT, 71 FG) 2006-09 377 2. Dave Rayner (148 PAT, 62 FG) 2001-04 334 3. John Langeloh (137 PAT, 57 FG) 1987-90 308 4. Chris Gardner (125 PAT, 52 FG) 1994-97 281 5. Morten Andersen (126 PAT, 45 FG) 1978-81 261 All-Purpose Yards (Includes rushing, receiving and all returns) 1. Javon Ringer 2005-08 5,426 2. Lorenzo White 1984-87 5,152 3. Derrick Mason 1993-96 5,114 4. Sedrick Irvin 1996-98 4,833 5. Tico Duckett 1989-92 4,511 Total Touchdowns 1. Lorenzo White 1984-87 43 2. Sedrick Irvin 1996-98 42 3. Jehuu Caulcrick 2004-07 40 4. Javon Ringer 2005-08 35 5. Blake Ezor 1986-89 34 Total Offense Attempts (Includes rushing and passing attempts) 1. Jeff Smoker 2000-03 1,405 2. Drew Stanton 2003-06 1,178 3. Lorenzo White 1984-87 1,083 4. Brian Hoyer 2004-08 1,001 5. Dave Yarema 1982-86 960 Total Offense Yards 1. Jeff Smoker 2000-03 8,714 2. Drew Stanton 2003-06 8,036 3. Brian Hoyer 2004-08 5,930 4. Ed Smith 1976-78 5,556 5. Dave Yarema 1982-86 5,269 Total Offense Yards Per Attempt (min. 200 attempts) 1. Kirk Cousins 2008- 7.50 2. Earl Morrall 1953-55 7.41 3. Drew Stanton 2003-06 6.82 4. Tom Yewcic 1951-53 6.64 5. George Guerre 1946-48 6.57
Points Scored 1. Javon Ringer 2008 132 2. Jehuu Caulcrick 2007 126 3. Blake Ezor 1989 114 4. Scott Greene 1995 112 5. Eric Allen 1971 110 All-Purpose Yards 1. Devin Thomas 2007 2,590 2. Lorenzo White 1985 2,094 3. Javon Ringer 2008 2,051 4. Derrick Mason 1995 1,994 5. Eric Allen 1971 1,962 Total Touchdowns 1. Javon Ringer 2008 22 2. Jehuu Caulcrick 2007 21 3. Blake Ezor 1989 19 4. Sedrick Irvin 1996 18 Scott Greene 1995 18 Eric Allen 1971 18 Total Offense Attempts 1. Jeff Smoker 2003 551 2. Drew Stanton 2005 475 3. Brian Hoyer 2007 423 Bill Burke 1998 423 5. Lorenzo White 1985 420 Total Offense Yards 1. Drew Stanton 2005 3,415 2. Jeff Smoker 2003 3,279 3. Kirk Cousins 2009 2,740 4. Brian Hoyer 2007 2,620 5. Jeff Smoker 2001 2,521 Total Offense Yards Per Attempt (min. 200 attempts) 1. Keith Nichol 2009 7.89 2. Kirk Cousins 2009 7.63 3. Jeff Smoker 2001 7.35 4. Drew Stanton 2004 7.24 5. Drew Stanton 2005 7.19
Total Touchdowns 1. Blake Ezor 2. Javon Ringer 3. Ashton Leggett Jehuu Caulcrick T.J. Duckett Sedrick Irvin Sedrick Irvin Sedrick Irvin Scott Greene Craig Thomas Craig Thomas Tico Duckett Blake Ezor Steve Smith Derek Hughes Eric Allen Eric Allen Clinton Jones Bud Crane
(The above are modern-day records. George E. “Carp” Julian, scored seven TDs in a 75-6 win over Akron in 1914.)
Points Scored 1. Blake Ezor Northwestern 1989 36 2. Javon Ringer Eastern Michigan 2008 30 3. Scott Greene Illinois 1995 26 4. Ashton Leggett Western Michigan 2009 24 15 other times 24 Total Offense Yards 1. Drew Stanton Minnesota 2004 410 2. Drew Stanton Hawaii 2004 406 3. Jeff Smoker Fresno State 2001 393 4. Bill Burke Michigan 1999 383 5. Drew Stanton Notre Dame 2005 375
RECORDS PETERSON 30 TACKLES FOR LOSS IN A SEASON 1999
DEFENSE • CAREER Tackles 1. Dan Bass 2. Percy Snow 3. Ike Reese 4. Josh Thornhill 5. Chuck Bullough Tackles For Losses 1. Julian Peterson (215 yards) 2. Larry Bethea (230) 3. Travis Davis (248) 4. Robaire Smith (169) 5. Greg Jones (169)
DEFENSE • GAME
DEFENSE • SEASON
1976-79 1986-89 1994-97 1998-2001 1988-91
541 473 420 395 391
1998-99 1975-77 1986-89 1997-99 2007-
48 43 39 38 36.5
Tackles 1. Chuck Bullough 2. Percy Snow 3. Chuck Bullough Percy Snow 5. Dan Bass Tackles for Losses 1. Julian Peterson (140 yards) 2. Ervin Baldwin (89) 3. Julian Peterson (75) Larry Bethea (93) 5. Mike Labinjo (64)
1991 1989 1990 1988 1979
175 172 164 164 160
1999 2007 1998 1977 2001
30 18.5 18 18 17
473 TACKLES IN A CAREER 1986-89
Quarterback Sacks 1. Larry Bethea (208 yards) 1975-77 2. Julian Peterson (161) 1998-99 3. Travis Davis (217) 1986-89 Kelly Quinn (183) 1982-85 5. Robaire Smith (140) 1997-99 Interceptions 1. Lynn Chandnois 1946-49 2. Todd Krumm 1984-87 3. Phil Parker 1982-85 4. Kurt Larson 1985-88 John Miller 1985-88 Brad Van Pelt 1970-72 Interception Return Yards 1. Lynn Chandnois 1946-49 2. Brad Van Pelt 1970-72 3. Phil Parker 1982-85 4. Jesse Thomas 1948-50 5. Todd Krumm 1984-87 Fumble Recoveries 1. Dan Bass 1976-79 2. Larry Savage 1976-79 3. Carlos Jenkins 1987-90 Smiley Creswell 1980-82 John McCormick 1977-80 Mel Land 1975-78 George Chatlos 1966-67 Passes Defended 1. Amp Campbell 1996-99 2. Cedric Henry 1998-2000, 2002 3. Broderick Nelson 1998, 2000-02 4. Renaldo Hill 1998-2000 5. Otis Wiley 2005-08
33 25 24 24 22 20 18 16 14 14 14 410 268 267 212 198 12 8 7 7 7 7 7 56 42 37 36 31
Quarterback Sacks 1. Larry Bethea (90 yards) 1977 2. Julian Peterson (104) 1999 3. Robaire Smith (58) 1997 Travis Davis (105) 1987 Kelly Quinn (84) 1984 Interceptions 1. Todd Krumm 1987 2. Kurt Larson 1988 John Miller 1987 Jesse Thomas 1950 5. Demetrice Martin 1994 Phil Parker 1983 Lynn Chandnois 1949 Interception Return Yards 1. Phil Parker (7 interceptions) 1983 2. Lynn Chandnois (7) 1949 3. Todd Krumm (9) 1987 Brad Van Pelt (4) 1971 5. Cedric Henry (5) 2000 Fumble Recoveries 1. George Chatlos 1966 2. Tom Kronner 1973 Tom Standal 1975 Matt Vanderbeek 1989 5. Myron Bell 1993 Four other players Passes defended 1. Amp Campbell 1999 2. Cedric Henry 2000 3. Broderick Nelson 2001 4. Broderick Nelson 2002 5. Roderick Maples 2004 Lemar Marshall 1998 Ray Hill 1997
Tackles 1. Dan Bass Ohio State 1979 2. Don Law Ohio State 1969 3. Dan Bass Notre Dame 1979 4. Percy Snow Illinois 1989 5. Ty Hallock Minnesota 1992 Shane Bullough Indiana 1985 Brad Van Pelt Notre Dame 1971 Doug Barr Ohio State 1969 Don Law Indiana 1967 Tackles For Losses 1. Julian Peterson (42 yards) Ohio State 1998 2. Julian Peterson (7) Oregon 1999 3. Josh Shaw (14) Wisconsin 2000 Julian Peterson (32) Florida 2000 Travis Davis (37) Ohio State 1987 Rich Saul (14) Iowa 1968 Quarterback Sacks 1. Travis Davis (37 yards) Ohio State 1987 2. Matthias Askew (28) Western Michigan Julian Peterson (30) Ohio State 1998 Kelly Quinn (26) Northwestern 1984 Rich Saul (13) Iowa 1969 Interceptions 1. John Miller Michigan 1987 2. Mark Anderson Notre Dame 1977 Five other players Fumble Recoveries 1. Matt Vanderbeek Hawaii 1989 Phil Hoag Illinois 1966 Ernie Clark Illinois 1961 4. Several players Passes defended 1. Jeremy Ware Northwestern 2008 Indiana 2002 Broderick Nelson Broderick Nelson Wisconsin 2001 Cedric Henry Marshall 2000 Amp Campbell Northwestern 1999 Renaldo Hill Minnesota 1998
32 28 24 23 21 21 21 21 21 7 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 5 5 5 5 5 5
16 15 12 12 12 9 8 8 8 7 7 7 203 183 129 129 118 7 5 5 5 4 4 26 24 20 17 16 16 16
5 QUARTERBACK SACKS VS. OHIO STATE 1987
SPARTANS IN THE (Players on NFL rosters as of Aug. 26)
JULIAN PETERSON DETROIT LIONS
Name, Pos. Flozell Adams, OT Trevor Anderson, DE Chris Baker, TE Ervin Baldwin, DE Jehuu Caulcrick, FB Kyle Cook, C Kellen Davis, TE Brandon Fields, P David Herron, LB Renaldo Hill, S Brian Hoyer, QB Brandon Long, LB Derrick Mason, WR Brandon McKinney, DT Chris Morris, C Ogemdi Nwagbuo, DT Domata Peko, DT Julian Peterson, LB Dave Rayner, K Javon Ringer, RB Clifton Ryan, DT Eric Smith, S Robaire Smith, DE Drew Stanton, QB Devin Thomas, WR Kevin Vickerson, DT Ross Weaver, CB Jeremy Ware, CB Blair White, WR
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SPARTAN HEAD COACHES
Jake Boss Jr. Baseball
Cathy George Volleyball
Matt Gianiodis Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving
Suzy Merchant Women’s Basketball
Damon Rensing Men’s Soccer
Rick Comley Ice Hockey
Tom Izzo Men’s Basketball
Tom Minkel Wrestling
Tom Saxton Women’s Soccer
Mark Dantonio Football
Jacquie Joseph Softball
GENE ORLANDO Men’s Tennis
Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll Women’s Golf
Walt Drenth Director: Men’s & Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Kathie Klages Women’s Gymnastics
Sam Puryear Men’s Golf
Rolf van de Kerkhof Field Hockey
Matt Weise Crew
The 300-member Spartan Marching Band, which enters its 140th season in 2010, is one of the oldest and most recognized university marching bands in the country. The Director of the Spartan Marching Band is John T. Madden, who is in his 22nd season leading the group. The Spartan Marching Band was founded in 1870 as a 10-member student group. All of the original members were Civil War veterans. The Spartan Marching Band was a military unit connected with the college ROTC for most of its existence. Until 1952, the band members wore military khaki uniforms. When Michigan State began playing Big Ten football in 1953, the band received its first green and white uniforms. Most of the strict military uniform codes are still adhered to today with squad leaders holding routing inspections before every performance. No flutes or clarinets are used in the Spartan Marching Band, as these instruments are difficult to hear in the large Big Ten stadiums. Instead, tiny 104
E-flat cornets play the high “woodwind-like” parts. The Spartan Marching Band has entertained five U.S. Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt (1907), Herbert Hoover (1930), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1936), Lyndon Johnson (1965) and Bill Clinton (1996 and 2001). The Spartan Marching Band has performed at 16 bowl games, including four Rose Bowls (1954, ’56, ’66 and ’88). In addition, the band has made appearances at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, ’84 New Orleans World’s Fair, ’84 World Series in Detroit and ’93 Coca-Cola Bowl in Tokyo, Japan. The Spartan Marching Band was the 1988 recipient of the Louis Sudler Trophy for collegiate marching bands, administered by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. In 1995, ABC Sports selected the Spartan Marching Band to record its theme music for college football.
MSU Fight Song On the banks of the Red Cedar, There’s a school that’s known to all; Its specialty is winning, And those Spartans play good ball; Spartan teams are never beaten, All through the game they’ll fight; Fight for the only colors, Green and White. Go right through for MSU, Watch the points keep growing. Spartan teams are bound to win, They’re fighting with a vim. Rah! Rah! Rah! See their team is weakening, We’re going to win this game. Fight! Fight! Rah! Team, Fight! Victory for MSU.
(Original Lyrics) On the banks of the Red Cedar, There’s a school that’s known to all; Its specialty is farming, And those farmers play football; Aggie teams are never beaten, All through the game they’ll fight; Fight for the only colors, Green and White. Smash right through that line of blue, Watch the points keep growing. Aggie teams are bound to win, They’re fighting with a vim. Rah! Rah! Rah! See their team is weakening, We’re going to win this game. Fight! Fight! Rah! Team Fight! Victory for MAC.
History of the MSU Fight Song Yellmaster Francis Irving Lankey, a civil engineering major at Michigan Agricultural College, composed the school’s Fight Song in the spring of 1915. His friend Arthur L. Sayles, also a MAC student, wrote most of the words to the Fight Song. The football team’s back-to-back road wins over national powers Michigan and Wisconsin in 1913 inspired Lankey to compose the MAC Fight Song because he felt those two schools had great fight songs. “Lank”, as his friends called him, was a very popular and talented piano player. Following graduation, he worked for the highway department and later became an instructor for the Army Air Corps. In a volunteer air demonstration in 1919, he crashed while attempting to land. Months after his untimely death, a girlfriend published his song. Members of the football team sold 770 copies of the song for 50 cents at the 1919 Homecoming pep assembly. When it sold out in less than 30 minutes, everyone knew the Fight Song was a winner. In 1920, the Military Band played the MAC Fight Song at home football games. With slight variations to the original words, like changing Aggie to Spartan and MAC to MSU, it has been played ever since.
MSU, we love thy shadows When twilight silence falls, Flushing deep and softly paling O’er ivy covered halls; Beneath the pines we’ll gather To give our faith so true, Sing our love for Alma Mater And thy praises MSU. When from these scenes we wander And twilight shadows fade, Our memory still will linger Where light and shadows played; In the evening oft we’ll gather And pledge our faith anew, Sing our love for Alma Mater And thy praises MSU.
SPARTAN CHEER & DANCE TEAM
Back row (Cheer) left to right: Tyler Jones, Avi Kotte, Courtney Alexander, Ben Lees, Brent Money, Nick Moritz, Erik VanTongeren, RonJon Casanova-Smith, Jarriel Keys, James Kauserud, Chad Osier, Ryan Schoen, Dan Roush, Jon Evans, Andrew Tetloff, Andy Wang Middle Row (Dance Team) left to right: Hayley Laird, Lindsey Little, Lauren Blaine, Christen Coleman, Sarah Sorensen, Sarah Mullen, Paige Pennycook, Leah Shipley, Amy Kwiatkowski, Jamie Capodieci, Lindsay Bacigalupo, Jill Szymczak, Mackenzie Moffatt, Kara Otto, Monica Moorman, Emma Cole, Janelle Fox, Melanie Brown Bottom Row (Cheer) from left to right: Callie Marcinkowski, Kayla Rigdon, Kailey Forbes, Sam Sarracco, Kalee Vannest, Storm Garfield, Torri Mills, Taylor Young, Crystal Bruns, Daniela Schroeck, Stephanie Lewis, Lauryn Przeslawski, Nicole DeMarco, Preeya Dalian, Katelynn Andreen
On Oct. 1, 1999, Michigan State University unveiled its new Athletics Hall of Fame. Located in the Clara Bell Smith StudentAthlete Academic Center, the $250,000 Hall of Fame displays key moments in Spartan athletic history as well as plaques of the inductees. The charter class of 30 former Spartan athletes, coaches and administrators was inducted in 1992 and included former football players and coaches Jack Breslin, Bob Carey, Don Coleman, Duffy Daugherty, Lyman Frimodig, Earl Morrall, Bubba Smith, Gene Washington, George Webster and Ralph Young.
CLASS OF 2010
Jim Bibbs Men’s Track & Field Coach 1968-98 Hometown – Ecorse, MI • First African-American head coach at Michigan State • During his tenure, Spartans earned two world records, 52 Big Ten titles and All-America honors 26 times • Tutored Judi Brown to the 1984 Olympic silver medal in the 400meter hurdles
Ed Budde Football 1960-62 Hometown – Detroit, MI • 1962 All-American • First-round draft pick of both the AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs (then Dallas Stars) and the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles • Appeared in both the Senior Bowl and College All-Star Game following his senior season • Seven-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time first-team All-Pro
Steve Garvey Baseball/Football 1966-68 Hometown – Tampa, FL • 1968 All-American in baseball • Four-time Gold Glove winner and 1974 National League MVP • Appeared in 10 Major League All-Star games and five World Series • 1,207 consecutive games played ranks fourth all time in Major League Baseball history
Dr. Nell Jackson
Assistant Director of Athletics for Women 1973-81 Women’s Track & Field Coach 1973-77, 1978-81 Hometown – Athens, GA • Coached 13 athletes to All-America honors • Member of the Black Athletes Hall of Fame, Women’s Sports Foundation Hall of Fame and National Track & Field Hall of Fame • During her tenure as an administrator, Jackson pioneered quality and successful women’s athletic programs in nine sports • First African-American woman to coach Olympic track team and to serve on the U.S. Olympic Committee’s board of directors
Julius McCoy Basketball 1953-56 Hometown – Farrell, PA • 1956 All-American • Second player in program history to surpass the 1,000-point total • Appeared in the 1956 College All-Star game • Drafted by the NBA’s St. Louis Hawks in 1956
Linda Gustavson Swimming 1969-72 Hometown – Santa Cruz, CA • 1968 Olympic gold medalist in the 400-meter relay • 1970 AIAW National Champion in the 50-meter freestyle • Earned a silver medal in the 400meter individual freestyle and bronze medal in 100-meter individual freestyle at 1968 Olympics
Hockey Coach 1979-2002 Director of Athletics 2002-2007 Hometown – Blyth, Ontario • Winningest college hockey coach in history (924 victories) • Coached MSU’s two Hobey Baker Award winners – Kip Miller and Ryan Miller • Led MSU to an NCAA Championship, 17 CCHA regular-season and playoff titles, and guided an all-time record 23 teams overall to the NCAA Tournament. • Coached 35 All-Americans and 50 former Spartans who went on to establish careers in the National Hockey League
Percy Snow Football 1986-1989 Hometown – Canton, OH • Two-time First-Team All-American (1988-89) • First player to win both the Butkus and Lombardi Awards in the same year (1989) • Three-time First-Team All-Big Ten Selection (1987-1989) • Selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 1990 NFL Draft
Ken Walsh Swimming 1965-67 Hometown – Ponte Vedra, FL • 12-time All-American • 1967 NCAA Champion in the 100meter freestyle • Big Ten Champion: 1965 & 1967 100-meter freestyle, 1967 200-meter freestyle and 400-meter freestyle relay • Gold medalist at the 1968 Olympics in the 400-meter relay and 400-meter freestyle relay; silver medalist in the 100-meter freestyle
Lorenzo White Football 1984-87 Hometown – Fort Lauderdale, FL • Two-time First-Team All-American (1985, 1987) • Finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy balloting in both 1985 and 1987 • MSU’s all-time leading rusher with 4,887 yards, including 23 100-yard games • Selected by the Houston Oilers in the first round of the 1988 NFL Draft
SPARTAN ATHLETICS dAUGHERTY
of Fred Alderman
Track and Field 1925-27 Hometown - East Lansing, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • First Spartan to win Olympic gold 1927 • NCAA Champion in 100 and 220 • 1927 IC4A individual champion in 440
Sports Editor 1923-62 Hometown - Saginaw, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1993 • Covered Spartans for 39 years • Nicknamed “The Spartans” in 1926 • First Michigan Sportswriter and Sportscaster Hall of Fame inductee
Basketball 1939-40, 42 Hometown - Gary, IN Hall of Fame Class - 1996 • Called the “Houdini of the Hardwood” • Spartans’ first basketball All-American
Football 1946-49 Hometown - Dearborn, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1996 • 1949 All-American • 1949 Outland Trophy winner • Half of top guard tandem with Don Mason
Softball 1975-76; Softball Coach 1981-93 Hometown - Holland, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • Pitched MSU to 1976 College World Series title • First female athlete with number retired • 1986 Big Ten Coach of the Year
Fencing 1952-53 Hometown - Highland Park, MI Hall of Fame Class - 2000 • 1952 All-American • 1952 NCAA runner-up in individual epee • Two-time Big Ten Champion (1952 Epee /1953 Foil) • 1959 Pan American Games
Art Brandstatter, Sr.
Hockey Coach 1951-79 Hometown - Sagamore, MA Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • 1966 National Coach of the Year • Five Big Ten Championships • U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductee • Led Spartans to first national title in 1966
Football 1934-36 Hometown - East Lansing, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1994 • 1936 All-American • 1961 Selection to Sports Illustrated’s Silver Anniversary All-America Team • 1990 Jack Breslin Lifetime Achievement Award winner
Track 1979-82 Hometown - Waterford, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1993 • 1982 Rhodes Scholar • 1981-82 All-American sprinter • 1982 Sportswoman of the Year
Football/Basketball/Baseball 1944-46 Hometown - Battle Creek, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • 1944 “Governor’s Award” football MVP • 30-year MSU administrator • Duffy Daugherty Award winner • MSU’s basketball arena named in his honor
Athletics Director/Coach 1903-10, 1917, 1919-22 Hometown - Owosso, MI Hall of Fame Class - 2000 • MAC’s first full-time athletics director • Coached football, basketball, baseball and track teams • Football team went undefeated in 43-straight home games (1903-10)
Track 1980-83 Hometown - East Lansing, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1995 • 1983 NCAA Champion in 400-meter hurdles • Three-time All-American • 12-time Big Ten Champion • Member of world record-setting sprint medley relay
Cross Country/Track 1928-31 Hometown - Detroit, MI Hall of Fame Class - 2003 • 1928 cross country All-American • Won the Central Collegiate Conference Championships in 1927 and 1929 • Set school records in the steeplechase and 2-mile
Baseball/Track 1889-92 Hometown - Harbor Springs, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1995 • Three-time all-around MIAA track champion • Won 37 individual events at MIAA field days • Earned nine varsity letters in baseball and track
Football/Basketball/Track 1949-52 Hometown - Charlevoix, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • 1951 shot put All-American • 1951 football All-American • Three-year basketball starter
Football 1946-49 Hometown - Flint, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • 1948 “Governor’s Award” football MVP • 1950 Michigan Outstanding Amateur Athlete of the Year • 1949 All-American halfback • Three-time NFL All-Pro as Pittsburgh Steeler
Football 1949-51 Hometown - Flint, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • First Spartan to have his number retired • MSU’s first unanimous All-American • 1975 College Football Hall of Fame inductee
Wrestling Coach 1930-62 Hometown - Headrick, OK Hall of Fame Class - 1996 • 1961 Big Ten Championship • Coached individuals to 13 NCAA titles • Coached individuals to 14 Big Ten titles • NCAA runner-up three times (1941, ‘43, ‘48)
Field Hockey/Basketball/Track and Field 1955-58 Hometown – Port Hope, MI Hall of Fame Class - 2007 • One of MSU’s pioneer female student-athletes • Founder of Women’s Varsity Alumni Club • Created an endowment in her name to promote women’s athletics
Football 1912-15 Hometown – Iron Mountain, MI Hall of Fame Class – 2001 • First Football All-American (1915) • Led nation in scoring (1915), running for 15 touchdowns, booting 28 extra points and converting two field goals for 124 points. • Set single-game and season scoring records
Football Coach 1954-72 Hometown - Barnesboro, PA Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • 1956 and 1965 National Coach of the Year • Coached 33 first-team All Americans • College Football Hall of Fame inductee
Boxing 1943, 1947-49 Hometown - Dearborn, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • Only four-time NCAA boxing champion • Undefeated collegiate record • Member of 1948 U.S. Olympic team
Football 1970-72 Hometown - Center Line, MI Hall of Fame Class - 2003 • 1972 Football All-American • 1971 and 1972 All-Big Ten First Team • 2003 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee • Six-time NFL All-Pro
Track and Field 1972-75 Hometown – Detroit, MI Hall of Fame Class - 2007 • 11-time Big Ten Champion; 1972 and 1973 All-American • 1973 NCAA outdoor champion in 220-yard dash • Won four-consecutive Big Ten titles in the outdoor 220yard dash and two straight in the outdoor 100-yard dash • Won three-straight Big Ten titles in the indoor 300-yard dash www.msuspartans.com
SPARTAN ATHLETICS gibson Inducted 1994
of Gary Dilley
Swimming 1965-67 Hometown - Huntington, IN Hall of Fame Class - 1995 • 1965-66 NCAA Champion in 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke • Eight-time Big Ten champion • 12-time All-American
Football 1951-53 Hometown – Saginaw, MI Hall of Fame Class - 2007 • First Spartan to receive All-America honors in consecutive years (1951-52) • Named to All-Western first team in 1952 • Captain of the 1953 Big Ten and 1954 Rose Bowl Championship team
Julie Farrell-Ovenhouse Swimming & Diving 1988-91 Hometown – Holt, MI Hall of Fame Class - 2005 • 1990 NCAA champion on the one-meter board • 1991 NCAA champion on the three-meter board • Six-time All-American • Three-time Big Ten Diver of the Year (1989-91)
Richard Frey Cross Country/Track 1936-40 Hometown – Buffalo, NY Hall of Fame Class - 2007 • Captain of 1939 cross country NCAA Championship team, the first NCAA title won by a Spartan team • Four-time All-American (two-time cross country and two-time track) • Member of IC4A Championship team in 1937 • Won freshman IC4A title in 1936
Kirk Gibson Football/Baseball 1975-78 Hometown - Waterford, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1994 • 1978 baseball and football All-American • No. 1 draft pick of Detroit Tigers in 1978 • Key MLB veteran on two World Series Championship teams
Johnny Green Basketball 1957-59 Hometown - Dayton, OH Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • Three-time All-American • 1959 Big Ten MVP • Three-time All-Big Ten
John Hannah MSU President 1941-69 Hometown - Grand Rapids, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • Led MSU into the Big Ten Conference • Football jersey number retired for 46 years of service • Awarded USA Medal of Freedom for his civil rights work
John Horne Boxing 1958-60 Hometown - Washington, D.C. Hall of Fame Class: 1996 • Three-time NCAA Champion in 178-pound class • Competed without regular coach, program or sparring partner • Two-time All-American
Fred Johnson Track 1947-50 Hometown - Grandville, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1993 • 1949 NCAA Champion in broad jump • 1949 All-American in the broad jump and low hurdles • Shared world record in 65-yard low hurdles
Sue Ertl Golf 1977-80 Hometown – Ionia, MI Hall of Fame Class – 2001 • 1979 All-American • 1977 and 1978 Big Ten Medalist • 1978 Runner-up Midwest AIAW Championships • 1988 National Collegiate Golf Hall of Fame
Dr. James Feurig
Team Physician 1953-75 Hometown - Seymour, WI Hall of Fame Class - 2000 • MSU team physician for 22 years • Key researcher on the dangers of the crossbody block in football • 1968 Michigan State Medical Society Distinguished Service Award
Golf Coach 1973-97 Hometown - Green Bay, WI Hall of Fame Class - 2003 • Led the Spartans to five straight Big Ten titles from 1974-78 plus 1982 crown • Guided team to six-consecutive AIAW National Championship appearances from 1973-78
Basketball/Baseball/Football 1914-17 Hometown - Calumet, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • MSU’s only 10-time letterwinner • 41-year career as assistant athletic director and business manager • Co-author of Spartan Saga: A History of Michigan State Athletics
Faculty Athletics Representative 1959-79 Hometown – Crewe, VA Hall of Fame Class - 2005 • Served as MSU’s Faculty Representative for 20 years (1959-79) • Twice served as chairman for the Big Ten Faculty Representatives • MSU’s Vice President of Student Affairs from 1961-66 • NCAA President (1975-76)
Cheryl Gilliam Track 1978-81 Hometown - Detroit, MI Hall of Fame Class - 2003 • 1981 indoor All-American in 60-meter dash • Won four-straight Big Ten titles in the outdoor 200meter dash • Set six individual and nine relay records
Everett “Sonny” Grandelius Football 1948-50 Hometown - Muskegon Heights, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1995 • 1950 All-American • 1950 “Governor’s Award” football MVP • 1951 Hula Bowl MVP
Football 1946-48 Hometown - Flint, MI Hall of Fame Class - 2007 • Led the Spartans in rushing for three-straight seasons from 1946-48 • Averaged 6.75 yards per carry, the best career rushing average in school history • 1946 team MVP
Football/Basketball 1928-31 Hometown - Sturgis, MI Hall of Fame Class - 2000 • 1930 Football All-American • 1930 Basketball All-American • Led basketball team in scoring in 1929-30 and 1930-31 • MSU freshman pole vault record in 1928
George M. “Jud” Heathcote Basketball Coach 1976-95 Hometown – Spokane, WA Hall of Fame Class – 2001 • 1979 NCAA Championship • Won three Big Ten titles (1978, 1979, 1990) • 2001 National Association of Basketball Coaches Golden Anniversary Award
Burl Jennings Wrestling 1941-43 Hometown - Tulsa, OK Hall of Fame Class - 1995 • Two-time NCAA Champion • 1943 co-captain with twin brother
Earvin “Magic” Johnson Basketball 1978-79 Hometown - Lansing, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • 1979 All-American • 1979 Big Ten MVP • MVP of 1979 NCAA Tournament • Five NBA Championships
Jack Heppinstall Athletic Trainer 1914-59 Hometown - Durham County, England Hall of Fame Class - 1994 • MSU’s first athletic trainer • Served under five athletics directors and 12 head football coaches • National Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame inductee
Merle Jennings Wrestling 1941-43 Hometown - Tulsa, OK Hall of Fame Class - 1995 • Two-time NCAA Champion • 1943 co-captain with twin brother • 1943 National AAU Champion
Joyce Kazmierski Golf 1964-67 Hometown - Detroit, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1994 • 1966 National Collegiate Golf Champion • Formed Women’s Golf Club at MSU • Played on LPGA tour from 1968 to 1985 • 1986 inductee into National Golf Coaches Hall of Fame
SPARTAN ATHLETICS munn Inducted 1992
of Greg Kelser
Crawford “Forddy” Kennedy
Basketball 1976-79 Hometown - Detroit, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1996 • 1979 All-American • Three-time team MVP • 1979 First-team Academic All-American • Holds honorary doctorate from MSU
Cross Country/Track 1957-59 Hometown - Glasgow, Scotland Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • Three-time cross country All-American • 1958 NCAA cross country champion • 1959 Big Ten cross country and two-mile champion
Cross Country/Track 1955-58 Hometown - Glasgow, Scotland Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • Six-time letterwinner in cross country and track • 1955 Big Ten cross country champion • 1955-56 IC4A Champion
Gene Kenney Soccer Coach 1956-69 Hometown – Urbana, IL Hall of Fame Class - 2005 • Led MSU to back-to-back National Championships in 1967-68 • Teams made eight-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament from 1962-69 • His .866 winning pct. is second in the NCAA
Baseball Coach 1925-63 Hometown - Cavalier, ND Hall of Fame Class - 1993 • 576-377-16 record over 39 years • MSU’s baseball field named in his honor • Michigan Sports Hall of Fame inductee
Football 1950-52 Hometown - Windber, PA Hall of Fame Class - 2000 • 1952 All-American • Anchored defensive line for 1952 Ntn’l Champions • MSU Centennial Super Squad • 1995 National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame inductee
Golf 1970-73 Hometown - Walled Lake, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • 1973 AIAW National Champion • First female athlete voted “Spartan of the Week” by the State News • 1976 LPGA Rookie of the Year
Football/Track 1961-64 Hometown – Louisville, KY Hall of Fame Class – 2001 • 1963 All-American • 1963 Football Co-captain • Finished third in Heisman Trophy balloting in 1963 • 1963-64 Track Captain
Baseball Coach 1964-82 Hometown - Ringtown, PA Hall of Fame Class - 1994 • Two Big Ten Championship teams • Coached 13 future MLB players • 1942 All-Star with Philadelphia • Developed radar speed gun to time pitches
Football/Baseball 1957-59 Hometown - Lansing, MI Hall of Fame Class - 2007 • 1959 football All-American • 1958 baseball team MVP and first-team All-Big Ten selection led the Spartans in runs, RBI, total bases, stolen bases, doubles and home runs • Spent 29 years as an official in the NFL
Cross Country/Track 1948-50 Hometown - Palos Park, IL Hall of Fame Class - 1996 • 1950 All-American in mile run • Four-time cross country All-American (two at MSU) • Member of world record two-mile relay team
Swimming/Diving 1972-74, 1976 Hometown - Pompano Beach, FL Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • Three-time All-American • 1973-74 AIAW National Champion • 1973-74 Big Ten Champion
Robert “Buck” McCurry Football 1946-48 Hometown - Lewiston, PA Hall of Fame Class - 1993 • Three-time team captain • Duffy Daugherty Award winner • All-American center • MSU Assistant Football Coach 1949-50
Gale Mikles Wrestling 1945-48 Hometown - Tulsa, OK Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • 1947 NCAA Champion at 155 pounds • 1945 AAU National Champion in 145-pound class • Long-time MSU coach and administrator
Blake Miller Football/Baseball/Basketball 1912-15 Hometown – Tonawanda, NY Hall of Fame Class - 2005 • Named to MSU’s all-time Old-Timers Football Team (pre-1940) in 1970 • 1915 football All-American • Earned All-Western honors in football (1913-14) • Won nine varsity letters at MSU: four in football, three in baseball and two in basketball
Clarence “Biggie” Munn
Softball 1981-84 Hometown - Fenton, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1996 • 1983 All-American and GTE Academic All-American • 1984 All-Big Ten selection • 1984 Alderton Athlete of the Year
Football 1953-56 Hometown - Muskegon, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • 1955 All-American • 1955 All-Big Ten • 1968 NFL MVP • Quarterback for two Super Bowl Champions
Football Coach 1947-53 Athletic Director 1954-72 Hometown - Minneapolis, MN Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • Posted an .857 winning percentage over seven years • 1952 National Coach of the Year • College Football Hall of Fame inductee
Gwen Norrell Ph.D.
Faculty Athletics Representative 1979-87 Hometown - Eudora, AR Hall of Fame Class - 2000 • First woman to serve as Faculty Representative in Big Ten history • NCAA Vice-President (1983-84 and 1984-85) • MSU Athletic Council (two terms) • 1973 MSU Distinguished Faculty Award
Boxing 1952-55 Hometown – Flint, MI Hall of Fame Class - 2005 • Back-to-back NCAA Champion at 147 pounds (195455) • Led MSU to 1955 team National Championship • Two-time All-American (1954-55) • Compiled a 29-5-2 career record
Hockey 1951-55 Hometown – Marquette, MI Hall of Fame Class – 2001 • 1953 Hockey MVP • 1960 Olympic Ice Hockey Gold Medalist • 1956 Olympic Ice Hockey Silver Medalist • Olympic Hall of Fame • 1993 Distinguished Hockey Alumnus Award
Grady Peninger Wrestling Coach 1963-1986 Hometown – Ponca City, OK Hall of Fame Class - 2007 • First Big Ten Coach to win seven consecutive conference titles (1966-72) • During his tenure, Spartan wrestlers earned 10 NCAA titles, 40 Big Ten titles and garnered All-American honors 54 times • 1987 U.S. Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee
George Perles Football Coach 1983-94 Hometown - Allen Park, MI Hall of Fame Class - 2007 • Led the Spartans to two Big Ten titles (1987 and 1990) and seven bowl appearances • Three of his teams finished among the nation’s Top 25, including the 1987 Big Ten championship team that ranked No. 8 in the final polls • Tutored nine first-team All-Americans
John Pingel Football 1936-38 Hometown - Mt. Clemens, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1993 • 1937-38 All-American punter • First round draft pick of Detroit Lions • National Football Foundation Hall of Fame inductee
SPARTAN ATHLETICS smith Inducted 1992
of Carlton Rintz Gymnastics 1952-55 Hometown - Quarryville, PA Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • Nine-time Big Ten Champion • 1954 NCAA Champion on pommel horse • 1955 NCAA Champion on parallel bars, horizontal bars and pommel horse
Tom Ross Hockey 1973-76 Hometown – Dearborn, MI Hall of Fame Class - 2007 • Holds MSU career records with 324 points, 138 goals and 186 assists • Scored at least one point in 79 consecutive games • Second college player to reach 300-point mark; ranks second all-time with 324 career points • NCAA record-holder with 72 power-play goals
Gymnastics 1957-60 Hometown - Windsor, Ontario Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • 1955 AAU National Champion • Competed without a team at MSU • Member of 1956 and 1960 Canadian Olympic teams
Football 1959-62 Hometown - Canton, OH Hall of Fame Class - 2000 • 1962 All-American • Finished seventh in the Heisman Trophy balloting in 1962 • Two-time All-Big Ten (consensus first team 1961-62) • NFL All-Pro from 1964-69
Clarke Scholes Swimming 1950-52 Hometown - Detroit, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • 1952 Olympic Gold Medal in 100m freestyle • Five-time NCAA Champion • International Swimming Hall of Fame inductee
Gideon “Charlie” Smith Football 1913-15 Hometown - Lansing, MI Hall of Fame Class: 1994 • MAC’s first African-American football player • All-Star tackle on the 1913-15 MAC teams • Played pro football with Canton Bulldogs and Jim Thorpe
Valerie Sterk Kemper Volleyball 1993-96 Hometown – Byron Center, MI Hall of Fame Class - 2007 • First female team sport athlete at MSU to earn FirstTeam All-America honors (1995 and 1996) • Led nation with .449 hitting percentage in 1996 • First Spartan volleyball player to earn First-Team AllBig Ten honors three times • 1996 Third-Team Academic All-American
Gene Washington Football/Track 1964-67 Hometown - LaPorte, TX Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • 1965-66 All-American • College Football Hall of Fame inductee • 1967 NFL first-round draft pick
John D. Wilson Football 1950-52 Hometown – Lapeer, MI Hall of Fame Class – 2001 • MSU’s first Rhodes Scholar • 1952 Academic All-American • 1952 North-South Football Game • 1989 GTE Academic All-America Hall of Fame
Robin Roberts Baseball/Basketball 1945-47 Hometown – Springfield, IL Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • Selected to 100th anniversary College All-Star team in 1959 • Recorded 286 wins in 10 Major League seasons • 1976 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee
Scott Skiles Basketball 1983-86 Hometown – Plymouth, IN Hall of Fame Class - 2007 • Led Big Ten in scoring in 1985-86 to earn All-America honors • 1986 Big Ten MVP • Became second Spartan to score more than 2,000 points
Karl Schlademan Track Coach 1941-59 Hometown - Seafield, IN Hall of Fame Class - 1995 • Turned Michigan State Relays into a major event • Led the Spartans to three IC4A titles • Coached four Olympians
Charles “Bubba” Smith Football 1964-66 Hometown - Beaumont, TX Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • 1966 All-American • 1966 UPI Lineman of the Year • 1967 NFL No. 1 draft pick • 1988 College Football Hall of Fame inductee
Fred Stabley, Jr.
Basketball 1988-91 Hometown – Detroit, MI Hall of Fame Class – 2001 • 1990 and 1991 All-American • 1990 Big Ten Player of the Year • No. 21 jersey retired in 1999 • 1991 NBA first-round draft pick (No. 5 overall) • 1994 Olympic Gold Medalist
Sports Information Director 1948-80 Hometown - Dallastown, PA Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • 1962 Arch Ward winner for his work as Sports Information Director • Press box at Spartan Stadium named in his honor • Charter member of CoSIDA Hall of Fame in 1969
Brad Van Pelt
Football/Baseball/Basketball 1969-72 Hometown - Owosso, MI Hall of Fame Class - 2000 • Three-sport athlete who won seven varsity letters • Two-time football All-American (1971-72) • First defensive back ever to receive Maxwell Award as nation’s top collegiate player (1972) • Played in five-straight NFL Pro Bowls from 1976-80
Hockey 1965-67 Hometown - Cleveland Heights, OH Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • 1966 All-American • 1966 WCHA All-Star • Member of 1968 U.S. Olympic hockey team
Herb Washington Track and Field 1969-72 Hometown - Flint, MI Hall of Fame Class - 2000 • Four-time All-American • 1970 and 1972 NCAA Indoor Champion in 60-yard dash • Won seven Big Ten titles • 1997 NCAA Silver Anniversary Award
Tom Yewcic Football/Baseball 1951-54 Hometown - Conemaugh, PA Hall of Fame Class - 2003 • 1952 Football All-American • 1954 Baseball All-American • 1954 College World Series MVP • Led MSU to share of Big Ten title in 1953 and a win in the 1954 Rose Bowl
George Webster Football 1964-66 Hometown - Anderson, SC Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • 1965-66 All-American • 1966 “Governor’s Award” football MVP • Nine-year NFL veteran with three teams
Ralph Young Football Coach 1923-27 Track and Field Coach 1924-40 Athletic Director 1923-54 Hometown - Crown Point, IN Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • Coached 27 track All-Americans and four Olympians • Michigan Sports Hall of Fame inductee • Served in Michigan Legislature from 1956 to 1962 • MSU’s track is named in his honor
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Fred Poston VP Finance/ Operations Treasurer
Mark Hollis Athletics Director
Greg Ianni Deputy Athletics Director
Shelley Appelbaum Sr. Associate AD/ Sr. Womenâ€™s Administrator
Jim Pignataro Associate AD/ SASS Dir.
Paul Schager Associate AD/ External Relations
Jennifer Smith Associate AD/ Compliance & Human Resources
Tim Stedman Associate AD/ Development
Peggy Brown Associate AD/ Business Operations
Alan Haller Associate AD/ Administration
Karen Langeland Associate AD/Sports Mngt. & Summer Sports Camps
Rick Atkinson Assistant AD/ Facility & Event Management
Richard Bader Assistant AD/ Sport Administration
Wendy Brown Assistant AD/ Ticket Manager
Mandy Chandler Academic Coordinator
Rick Church Director of Broadcast Technology
Nate Colon Asst. Dir. of Multicultural Student-Athlete Programming
Elliott Daniels Academic Coordinator/ Asst. Dir. of Football Academic Services
Dr. Doug Dietzel Team Orthopedic Surgeon
David Diffenderffer Video Producer/ Athletic Communications
Jeff Monroe Assistant AD/ Head Athletic Trainer
John Lewandowski Associate AD/ Communications
Scot Schlesinger Assistant AD/ Sales & Marketing
Bob Armstrong Video Producer/ Athletic Communications
Holly Baumgartner Compliance Coordinator
Jim Donatelli Assistant Director/ Athletic Communications
Todd Edwards Assistant Dir. of SASS/Dir. of Football Academic Services
Dave Ellis Video Producer/ Athletic Communications
Amy Fouty Sports Turf Manager
Jill Gainey Assistant Compliance Coordinator
Matt Harper Football Video Coordinator
Bryan Hoch Assistant Ticket Manager
Angela Howard Director/Student-Athlete Development
Jacob Huber Video Producer/ Athletic Communications
Seth Kesler Director/Events & Championships
Bob Knickerbocker Athletic Equipment Coordinator
Dr. Jeff Kovan Sports Medicine Director
Matt Larson Director of New Media/ Athletic Communications
Dylan Marinez Assistant Equipment Manager
Jill Mason Coordinator of Events & Spirit Teams
Dorn McGaw Director of Sales & Premium Seating
Dr. Sally Nogle Associate Athletic Trainer
Dean Olson Computer Network Services Coordinator
Dr. Randy Pearson Football Primary Care Physician
Ben Phlegar Assistant Director/Athletic Communications
Bill Ratliff Athletic Grounds Supervisor
Bernie Rosendahl Website Manager
Mark Schoenl Associate Director of Development, Director of Major Gifts
Tom Shepard Football Video Coordinator
Dr. Mike Shingles Team Orthopedic Surgeon
Jamie Weir-Baldwin Director Athletic Communications
Kasey Carter Event Coordinator/ Stadium Tower
Chuck Sleeper Sr. Associate AD/ Dir. of Development
Joe Rood Assistant Director/ Sales & Marketing,
COMPLIANCE INFORMATION Recruiting Do’s And Don’ts Only MSU coaches may be involved in the recruiting process. Boosters MAY NOT make any recruiting contacts with prospective studentathletes. Boosters are prohibited from the following: • DO NOT telephone, write or make in-person contact with a prospect for recruiting purposes. This includes contact via e-mail, Instant Message, text message, chat rooms, blogs and social networking websites. • DO NOT contact a prospect’s coach, principal or counselor in an attempt to evaluate the prospect. • DO NOT become involved in making arrangements for a prospect, the prospect’s relatives or friends to receive money or financial aid of any kind. • DO NOT visit a prospect’s school to acquire films or transcripts in an attempt to evaluate the prospect’s academic eligibility or athletics ability. • DO NOT have contact with a prospect, their relatives or friends during any of their visits to MSU’s campus. • DO NOT contact student-athletes enrolled in other four-year institutions regarding the possibility of transferring to MSU. Even though there are many rules prohibiting your involvement with prospects and the recruiting process, as a booster you are permitted to do the following: • Notify MSU coaching staff about noteworthy prospects in your area. • Attend a prospect’s athletics event on your own initiative, provided no contact with the prospect, the prospect’s parents or coach occurs. • Continue existing friendships, provided solicitation of a prospect’s enrollment does not occur. 138
The Michigan State University Office of Compliance Services is committed to a comprehensive compliance program that educates student-athletes, prospective student-athletes, institutional employees, community members and boosters about the importance of adhering to NCAA, Big Ten and institutional rules. The commitment to compliance ensures institutional control over the department of athletics. The existence of a successful compliance program depends on the willingness of coaches, administrators, staff, studentathletes and boosters to be cognizant of NCAA, Big Ten and institutional rules. What Is Compliance? At Michigan State University, the Office of Compliance Services works within the department of athletics and the University to ensure MSU’s compliance with all applicable NCAA, Big Ten and institutional rules. In doing so, the compliance office is charged with the following tasks: • Educating administrators, coaches, staff, prospective student-athletes, current student-athletes and boosters about NCAA, Big Ten and institutional rules; • Developing monitoring systems to ensure compliance with NCAA, Big Ten and institutional rules (e.g., recruiting, academic eligibility, financial aid, awards and benefits, amateurism and agents). • Investigating and reporting violations of NCAA, Big Ten and institutional rules. Are You A Booster? You are a booster if you are or ever have: • Been a member of a booster organization that supports MSU athletics (e.g., Downtown Coaches Club, Rebounders Club, Fastbreak Club); • Made any financial contributions to the athletics department (e.g., Spartan Fund); • Been involved in promoting MSU’s athletics program; • Been a season ticket holder; or • Provided benefits to enrolled student-athletes or their relatives or friends. You can become a booster if you provide benefits to prospects, student-athletes, their relatives or friends and any of the following statements are true: • The relationship between the athlete (or parents of the athlete) and the individual providing the benefits developed as a result of the athlete’s participation in athletics or their reputation as an athlete; • The relationship began only after the athlete become a prospect; • The relationship began only after the athlete had achieved notoriety due to his or her athletic ability or reputation; • The pattern of benefits increased after the athlete attained notoriety as a talented athlete.
Once A Booster Always A Booster. Once an individual is identified as a booster, the person retains that identity FOREVER! This is true even if the individual no longer contributes to, or is involved with MSU’s athletics program. Who Is A Prospective Student-Athlete? A prospective student-athlete (prospect) is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade. Studentathletes enrolled in preparatory schools and two-year colleges are also considered prospects. An individual remains a prospect even after he/she signs a National Letter of Intent. What Is An Extra Benefit? An extra benefit is any special arrangement by a MSU employee or booster to provide a prospect, studentathlete or their relatives or friends a benefit not expressly authorized by the NCAA. Examples of impermissible benefits include, but are not limited to, the following: • Gifts of cash, clothing, equipment or any other tangible item; • A special discount, payment arrangement or credit on any purchase or service; • Loan of money or cosigning of loans; • A vehicle, use of a vehicle, or any transportation expenses; • Free or reduced-cost services, purchases or rentals; • Entertainment on- or off-campus; or • Free or reduced-cost rent or housing. What Are The Consequences? MSU is responsible for the actions of its boosters. If a booster provides an impermissible benefit to a prospect, student-athlete, their relatives or friends, MSU may be subject to penalties from the NCAA and Big Ten Conference. When a violation occurs, regardless of intention, it can: • Jeopardize the eligibility of prospective and current student-athletes; • Result in the MSU athletics program being penalized by the NCAA and/or Big Ten Conference; and • Cause you to lose benefits or privileges associated with the athletics department (i.e., booster club membership, ticket privileges). Questions? The above information is a brief overview of compliance and rules pertaining to boosters and their interactions with prospective student-athletes. If you have any questions about any NCAA, Big Ten or institutional rules, please contact the Office of Compliance Services at (517) 4325510. For more information on compliance and boosters, please visit the Office of Compliance Services’ website at www.msu.edu/user/msuncaa/.
Welcome to Spartan Stadium Spartan Stadium will enter its 87th season as home to Michigan State football in 2010. Since its opening in 1923, Michigan State has won nearly 69 percent of its games played in Spartan Stadium. In 2005, the natural grass playing surface in Spartan Stadium earned Field of the Year honors from the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA). Spartan Stadium represents a tribute to Michigan State’s football past and a vote of confidence in its future. A $64 million expansion project completed prior to the start of the 2005 football season features the addition of nearly 3,000 seats, including 24 suites and a 193-seat press box, bringing the current stadium capacity to 75,005. “The Spartan” statue has been relocated to the atrium of the new structure. The 200,000-square-foot addition also houses the MSU Alumni Association, University Development and other units. The MSU Board of Trustees approved the major addition and expansion project of Spartan Stadium in September 2003. Prior to the 2002 season, ESPN.com’s Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Spartan Stadium No. 8 on his list of the nation’s most scenic venues. Natural grass returned to Spartan Stadium in 2002 after a 33-year absence, with the installation of a modular field. The new playing surface, planted in May of 2001 at MSU’s Hancock Turfgrass Research Center, is comprised of a blend of nine varieties of Kentucky bluegrass. The original switch from natural grass to artificial turf came in time for the
1969 season. Since 1957, capacity crowds have attended 152 games in Spartan Stadium, including the singlegame record 80,401 fans who witnessed MSU’s 20-19 loss to top-ranked Notre Dame on Sept. 22, 1990. The Spartans have ranked among the NCAA’s top 25 in attendance each of the last 54 seasons, including 18th in 2009, averaging 74,741 fans per game. Season-ticket sales have topped the 60,000 mark five times in Spartan football history, with an alltime record 61,479 season tickets purchased in 2000. A series of projects paralleling the Spartans’ rise to national football prominence enlarged the steeland-concrete facility from its original 14,000 seats in 1923 to its present size in 1957. The first came in 1935, the year in which the stadium was officially named Macklin Field, boosting the capacity to 26,000. The 1948 enlargement raised the total to 51,000. After 9,000 new seats upped the capacity to 60,000 in 1956, the upper decks were added to the east and west stands in 1957, bringing the capacity to 76,000. It also became Spartan Stadium that year. Renovations during the summer of 1994 improved sightlines and comfort for fans, while reducing the capacity to its current 75,005. On Oct. 6, 2001, Spartan Stadium added another chapter to its storied history as a then-world-record crowd of 74,554 attended the MSU-Michigan
outdoor hockey game. Prior to the 1998 season, a Mitsubishi Diamond Vision was installed in the south end zone and a new scoreboard and black and white message board were added to the north end zone. The CRT video display measures 21 feet x 27 feet and it is operated from a digital production control room in the Breslin Center. The video display board shows live game action, replays and special features. In addition, a concert-quality 50,000-watt sound system was installed. In 1998, Spartan Stadium celebrated its 75th anniversary plus it reached another milestone that season when it played host to its 400th game, a 29-5 MSU victory over Northwestern on Oct. 31. With its 49-14 victory over No. 4 Wisconsin in the 2004 home finale, Michigan State recorded its 300th win in Spartan Stadium. Michigan State has compiled a 320-142-13 record (.687) since taking up residency in Spartan Stadium (formerly Macklin Field) in 1923. The Spartans have gone undefeated at home 16 times since the stadium opened, including a perfect 6-0 mark in 1999. It marked MSU’s first undefeated home record since 1966 (5-0-1) and its first unbeaten and untied home slate since 1965 (5-00). In addition, Michigan State has suffered only one home loss during a season 28 times. Michigan State’s longest home winning streak is 19 games from Oct. 14, 1950, through Nov. 21, 1953.
Guest Services The Guest Services window, available for general information, is located in the west stadium concourse between Gates G & H, behind Section 26. Tickets All persons, including children of all ages, must have a ticket for admission to Spartan Stadium. Re-entry is prohibited at Spartan Stadium. Once you exit the stadium, you may not re-enter. Gates open 1 1/2 hours prior to the scheduled game time. The Tower, for access to the suites and the Spartan Club, will open two hours before the game. For tickets call the MSU athletic ticket office at (517) 355-1610 or 1-800-GO-STATE.
ProHIBITED ITEMS Alcoholic beverages; smoking in the seating area; large cameras; video cameras; radios; TV sets; bells, whistles, sirens and horns; banners and signs; umbrellas; seatbacks; strollers; binocular/camera cases; containers of any kind; bags larger than 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 2. The use of a ticket to an event authorizes an inspection at the point of entry to ensure the absence of prohibited materials. Admission will be denied to anyone carrying any of the prohibited items. Police Information Booth Located on the East concourse opposite section 8.
Will Call The Ticket Will Call is located on the west side of the stadium between Gates G & H, behind Section 26, and opens 1 1/2 hours before the scheduled game time. Proper identification is required before the release of tickets.
Lost and Found Articles Items should be reported to the Usher Room located inside Gate G no later than 45 minutes after the game. Later inquiries should be directed to the Lost and Found Department, Student Union Building (517-355-3497).
Concessions Concession stands are located on the stadium concourse and ramp levels.
Regulations For the safety and enjoyment of all fans, we ask that you observe the following regulations.
Rest Rooms Rest rooms are located beneath sections 6, 11, 21, 26, 105 and 112. Additional rest rooms are located on the Upper West concourse. First Aid Emergency Service In the case of illness or accident, contact the nearest police officer or usher. Nurses are on duty during the game at units in the East concourse (opposite section 8), West concourse (opposite section 20) and Upper West concourse (opposite section 123). Accessible Seating Accessible seating is available in the north end zone and is accessible from ramps through sections 1, 2 and 30. Additional seating is available on the west side of the stadium between sections 21 and 22 and is accessible from the ramp through section 21. Please go to the Ticket Will Call â€“ located on the west side of the stadium between Gates G & H, behind Section 26 â€“ for assistance. Programs Programs are sold inside and outside the stadium at various locations.
Personal Announcements Announcements are made over the public address system only in cases of grave emergency. Physicians anticipating emergency calls can arrange message services by contacting attendants at the information booth under section 8. This service cannot be extended to the general public. Field Level Exits and the Playing Field Field level exits are for the use of authorized personnel only. Spectators must remain off the field before and after the game. Please exit through the ramp and section exits only. Code of Conduct The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics promotes good sports-like conduct and encourages fans to exhibit the highest level of sportsmanship by supporting the participants in a positive manner. Any disruptive or intimidating behavior will not be tolerated. These actions are considered grounds for removal from the stadium and may preclude the offender from purchasing tickets to future Spartan Athletic events.