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INSIDE THIS ISSUE Tonight’s Game................................................................................... 5 MSU-Iowa Matchup............................................................................ 7 Joel Nitchman Feature........................................................................ 8 Rocco Cironi Feature.......................................................................... 10 2009 MSU Football Team................................................................... 12 Football Support Staff........................................................................ 16 Michigan State University Board of Trustees....................................... 18 University President Lou Anna K. Simon............................................. 22 Athletics Director Mark Hollis............................................................. 24 MSU Spartan Head Coach Mark Dantonio.......................................... 27 Spartan Football Assistant Coaches.................................................... 32 Spartan Football Staff........................................................................ 42 Michigan State University Profile........................................................ 46 Duffy Daugherty Building/Skandalaris Football Center........................ 52 Student-Athlete Development Program.............................................. 54 Student-Athlete Support Services...................................................... 56 Academic All-Americans.................................................................... 58 Spartan Bowl History......................................................................... 60 Spartan Tradition................................................................................ 63 MSU Football Academic All-Americans............................................... 64 University Spotlight............................................................................ 65 Dr. Kasavana Column......................................................................... 66 Brendon Moss Feature....................................................................... 68 Meet the Iowa Hawkeyes................................................................... 70 MSU-Iowa Depth Charts..................................................................... 72 Michigan State Spartans Numerical Roster........................................ 74 Iowa Hawkeyes 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.......................................................... 87 Spartan Football Record Book............................................................ 91 Spartans in the NFL........................................................................... 99 MSU Athletics Head Coaches............................................................ 102 Spartan Marching Band.................................................................... 105 Cheer Team ...................................................................................... 108 Dance Team...................................................................................... 110 Spartan Athletics Hall of Fame.......................................................... 112 Spartan Fund.................................................................................... 122 Michigan State Athletics Staff........................................................... 126 Compliance Information.................................................................... 138 Spartan Stadium............................................................................... 140 Athletics Director Assoc. AD/Communications Assoc. AD/External Relations Spartan Gameday Magazine Editor Photos by Layout & Design

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OCT. 24, 2009 • spartan stadium • east lansing, mich. Eric Gordon recorded a career-high 14 tackles against Northwestern, including two for losses.

Welcome to Spartan Stadium for this evening’s game between Michigan State and No. 7/8 Iowa. Tonight marks the 41st meeting between the two schools, with Iowa holding a slight edge in the series, 20-18-2. The Spartans (4-3, 3-1 Big Ten) are riding a three-game winning streak following a 24-14 win over Northwestern last weekend on Homecoming, while the Hawkeyes are 7-0 for the first time since 1985 after defeating Wisconsin, 20-10.

FIRST-AND-10 • Michigan State owns a four-game winning streak against Iowa in Spartan Stadium, including a 16-13 victory last season. The Spartans also claimed victories in 1999 (49-3), 2001 (31-28) and 2003 (20-10). Iowa hasn’t won in East Lansing since a 21-7 victory in 1995.

and Keith Nichol ranks third (138.8 rating). Cousins, who recorded his third career 200-yard passing game with 281 yards against Northwestern, also ranks eighth in the Big Ten in passing yards (183.3 ypg) and total offense (191.6 ypg). • Greg Jones, who leads the nation with 85 tackles, has been named a Midseason First-Team All-American by Phil Steele and one of 16 semifinalists for the Butkus Award. Jones also ranks tied for fourth in the Big Ten with his team-high five sacks. He needs just 10 stops to become only the 16th Spartan to record 300 career tackles.

• The Spartans have won 11 of their last 14 Big Ten games, the best 14-game stretch for the program since the 1989 and 1990 seasons. MSU won its last two Big Ten games in 2007, went 6-2 for a third-place finish last season, and is off to a 3-1 start in 2009. • The Spartan defense has recorded 14 sacks and 24 tackles for loss the last three games. Overall, MSU leads the conference with 22 sacks. • MSU’s last win over a Top 10 team was at No. 10 Notre Dame in 2005; its last win against a Top 10 team at home arrived in 2004 vs. No. 4 Wisconsin. • Michigan State’s passing attack leads the Big Ten and ranks No. 17 in the NCAA, averaging 280.4 yards per game. The Spartans feature two of the league’s top three quarterbacks in passing efficiency, as Kirk Cousins ranks first (146.6 rating)

During the three-game winning streak, the Spartan defense has compiled 14 sacks and 24 tackles for loss.




oct. 24, 2009 • spartan stadium • east lansing, mich. • With his next field goal, Brett Swenson will become MSU’s all-time leader in that category; he tied Dave Rayner’s mark of 62 in last week’s win. Swenson also needs just seven points to break Rayner’s record for total points scored, which currently stands at 334. • MSU has allowed the fewest sacks (6) this season in the Big Ten. • Larry Caper scored his team-leading sixth rushing touchdown of the season with a 22-yard score against Northwestern in the fourth quarter. Caper leads the team and ranks eighth in the Big Ten in rushing, averaging 48.3 ypg. • In last season’s thrilling 16-13 victory over the Hawkeyes, Adam Decker made one of the plays of the year for Michigan State, stopping Iowa’s Shonn Greene for a 3-yard loss on a fourth-and-inches play late in the fourth quarter. With the ball on the Spartan 21-yard line, Iowa elected to go for the first down rather than attempt a game-tying field goal. Decker promptly busted through the Iowa line on the fourth-down play and tripped up Greene in the backfield, preserving the win for the Spartans.

BLAIR WHITE NAMED BIG TEN CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Blair White was named the Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week following his career game vs. Northwestern. White set career highs for receptions (12) and receiving yards (186) and matched his career best with two touchdown receptions in the Spartans’ 24-14 victory over the Wildcats. His 12 catches (fourth) and 186 receiving yards (10th) rank among the top single-game totals in Spartan history. In addition, his 186 receiving yards are the highest single-game figure in the Big Ten and the ninth-best single-game total in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision this season. White scored on TD grabs of 22 and 47 yards from Kirk Cousins in the third quarter against the Wildcats. It marked White’s third 100-yard receiving game of the season and the fifth of his career. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound White leads the Spartans in receptions (45), receiving yards (635) and touchdown catches (6). He ranks among the Big Ten leaders in TD receptions (second), receiving yards (fourth at 90.7 per game) and receptions (fifth at 6.4 per game). White also is listed among the NCAA leaders in both receiving yards (No. 25) and receptions (tied for No. 27). Twenty-nine of his 45 catches (64 percent) have produced either a first down or a score, including 11 gains of 20 or more yards. He has caught at least one pass in 18 consecutive Blair White was named the National Wide Receiver of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards following his career game games. against Northwestern.


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Jerel Worthy leads all Spartan defensive linemen with 4.5 sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss.

NOTES FROM THE NORTHWESTERN GAME • Michigan State held Northwestern to 79 yards rushing, marking the fourth time this season MSU has held its opponent to under 100 yards on the ground. The Spartans rank third in the Big Ten and 19th in the nation in rushing defense, allowing just 99.0 ypg. • Eric Gordon compiled a career-high 14 tackles, including 2.0 for losses. Gordon is second on the team in tackles (48) and tackles for loss (7.0). • In his first action since the season opener, true freshman Edwin Baker rushed for 45 yards on 12 carries (3.8 avg.). • Brandon Denson and Jeremy Ware each recorded a career-high 10 tackles.

UNDER THE LIGHTS Tonight’s game under the lights marks just the eighth night game in the 86year history of Spartan Stadium. The Spartans are 4-3 in their previous seven night games in Spartan Stadium, including two wins over ranked opponents. Here’s a look at the seven previous night games played in Spartan Stadium: • Sept. 7, 1987: Michigan State 27, No. 19 USC 13 • Sept. 9, 1998: Michigan State 45, No. 10 Notre Dame 23 • Sept. 2, 1999: Michigan State 27, Oregon 20 • Oct. 26, 2002: Wisconsin 42, Michigan State 24 • Sept. 18, 2004: Notre Dame 31, Michigan State 24 • Sept. 23, 2006: No. 12 Notre Dame 40, Michigan State 37 • Oct. 13, 2007: Michigan State 52, Indiana 27

SCOUTING IOWA Iowa, ranked No. 7 in The Associated Press Poll and No. 8 in the USA TODAY/ Coaches’ Poll, is off to a 7-0 start for the first time since 1985. The Hawkeyes are also atop the Big Ten standings at 3-0 with wins over Penn State, Michigan and Wisconsin. Iowa owns the nation’s second-longest current winning streak at 11 games, trailing only Florida (16 straight). The last loss for the Hawkeyes came at Illinois on Nov. 1, 2008.



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Michigan State (4-3, 3-1 Big Ten)

Head Coach: Mark Dantonio (South Carolina, 1978) MSU Record: 20-13 (.606), third year Overall Record: 38-30 (.559), sixth year Sept. 6 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

MONTANA STATE .................... W, 44-3 CENTRAL MICHIGAN . ..............L, 27-29 at Notre Dame . ....................... L, 30-33 at Wisconsin . .......................... L, 30-38 MICHIGAN ......................W, 26-20 (OT) at Illinois . ................................W, 24-14 NORTHWESTERN . ..................W, 24-14 IOWA .......................................... 7 p.m. at MINNESOTA ............................ 8 p.m. WESTERN MICHIGAN . .............. 12 p.m. at Purdue ........................................TBA PENN STATE ...................................TBA

One of the biggest reasons for Iowa’s success is creating turnovers. The Hawkeyes lead the nation with 15 interceptions, and lead the Big Ten and rank fourth nationally in turnover margin (+11). The defense as a whole has been a strength, as the unit ranks among the national leaders in pass efficiency defense (No. 5; 88.69 rating), scoring defense (No. 16; 15.0 ppg), pass defense (No. 16; 167.0 ypg), and total defense (No. 22; 294.6 ypg). Sophomore strong safety Tyler Sash is first in the Big Ten and fifth in the nation with five interceptions. Junior quarterback Ricky Stanzi has thrown for 11 touchdown passes this season, good for third best in the league, and ranks fifth in passing, averaging 225.3 ypg. His favorite target is fifthyear senior Tony Moeaki, who has caught 20 passes for 247 yards and four touchdowns in just four games. After missing three games with an ankle injury, Moeaki had six receptions for 105 yards and two TDs in the win over Michigan. Like Michigan State, the Hawkeyes also feature a young backfield, as the top rushers are red-shirt freshman Adam Robinson (520 yards) and true freshman Brandon Wegher (291 yards).

Team Statistics MSU OPP Scoring 205 151 Points per game 29.3 21.6 Rushing Yardage 955 693 Average per rush 3.9 3.0 Average per game 136.4 99.0 TDs rushing 9 3 Passing Yardage 1963 1651 Comp.-Att-.Int. 139-232-7 150-245-4 Average per game 280.4 235.9 TDs Passing 15 15 Total Offense 2918 2344 Average per game 416.9 334.9 Fumbles-Lost 9-5 8-4 Third Down Conversions 39/93 44/104 Sacks By-Yards 22-136 6-30

Avg. TD 4.4 6 3.4 2

Passing Yards Comp. Att. Kirk Cousins 99 156 Keith Nichol 39 75

Yds. TD 1283 9 650 5

Receiving No. Yds. Blair White 45 635 B.J. Cunningham 30 373

Avg. TD 14.1 6 12.4 3

Tackles Greg Jones Eric Gordon Brandon Denson

Solo 36 22 13

Asst. Total 49 85 27 49 24 37

TFL 8.5 7.5 1.0

Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

NORTHERN IOWA .................... W, 17-16 at Iowa State . .......................... W, 35-3 ARIZONA ................................. W, 27-17 at Penn State .......................... W, 21-10 ARKANSAS STATE ..................W, 24-21 MICHIGAN .............................. W, 30-28 at Wisconsin . ..........................W, 20-10 at Michigan State ........................ 7 p.m. INDIANA .................................... 12 p.m. NORTHWESTERN . ..........................TBA at Ohio State ...................................TBA MINNESOTA ....................................TBA

Team Statistics UI OPP Scoring 174 105 Points per game 24.9 15.0 Rushing Yardage 846 893 Average per rush 3.4 3.9 Average per game 120.9 127.6 TDs rushing 8 4 Passing Yardage 1615 1169 Comp.-Att.-Int. 128-217-8 106-215-15 Average per game 230.7 167.0 TDs Passing 11 5 Total Offense 2461 2062 Average per game 351.6 294.6 Fumbles-Lost 4-3 13-7 Third Down Conversions 45/105 36/100 Sacks By-Yards 13-72 15-133 Chris L. Rucker changed the course of the game in the third quarter last week vs. Northwestern, forcing a fumble that eventually led to MSU’s first touchdown. Rucker also had five tackles.

Michigan State Leaders Rushing Att. Yds. Larry Caper 76 338 Glenn Winston 60 204

Iowa (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten)

Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz (Connecticut, 1978) UI Record: 77-53 (.592), 11th year Overall Record: 89-74 (.546), 14th year

A GLANCE AHEAD Michigan State travels to Minnesota (4-3, 2-2) next Saturday, Oct. 31 to take on the Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium. The game, which begins at 8 p.m. ET, will be televised on the Big Ten Network. For all of the latest information on the Spartan football team, including videos, podcasts, notes and features, check out www., the official Michigan State Athletics website, and, the official website of MSU head coach Mark Dantonio. Fans can also follow Spartan Football on Twitter at and Facebook at www.facebook. com/msuathletics.

Iowa Leaders Rushing Att. Yds. Adam Robinson 108 520 Brandon Wegher 81 291

Avg. TD 4.8 5 3.6 3

Passing Yards Comp. Att. Ricky Stanzi 126 213

Yds. TD 1577 11

Receiving No. Yds. Tony Moeaki 20 247 D. Johnson-Koulianos 19 314 Trey Stross 19 282 Tackles Pat Angerer Jeremiha Hunter Tyler Sash

Solo 24 20 29

Avg. 12.4 16.5 14.8

TD 4 1 1

Asst. Total 44 68 38 58 23 52

TFL 2.0 2.5 5.0



JOEL NITCHMAN Favorite place on campus: Beaumont Tower Favorite class: CJ 491 with Professor Pizarro Pregame song: I don’t have one. Favorite TV show: The Office Favorite movie: Transformers 2 Favorite sport other than football: Baseball


AT THE CENTER OF THE OFFENSE By Matt Haas, MSU Athletic Communications Student Assistant

He always greets you with a smile and a hardy handshake. He’ll talk to you about his favorite TV show “The Office” or how he wants to pursue a career in law enforcement. And he glows when he speaks about his engagement. At 6-4, 296 pounds, fifth-year senior and three-year starting center Joel Nitchman certainly fits the physical mold of a stereotypical offensive lineman. But the anger and aggression that he plays with on the field turns into smiles and laughs off of it. Nitchman came to East Lansing in 2005 as one of the highest-rated prospects in Michigan after a three-year high school career at Hackett Catholic Central High School in Kalamazoo. Despite being a top-level recruit, Nitchman followed the path that most offensive linemen take in college, redshirting his first season. “Being redshirted ended up being a blessing for me,” said Nitchman. “I was able to be on the scout team and go up against guys like Clifton Ryan, Brandon McKinney and Domata Peko (all of whom are now playing in the NFL). All those guys would crush me at first but then I got better. It was because of them that I eventually became the best player I could be.” Nitchman remained on the scout team for a majority of his red-shirt freshman season but when he did see the field he made his presence felt, grading out at a perfect 100 percent against Eastern Michigan. Despite the strong play against the Eagles, Nitchman didn’t see the field for the rest of the season. However, Nitchman continued to show his potential on the scout team where he garnered several accolades including being named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Purdue. Heading into fall camp as a sophomore, Nitchman was listed as the back-up center. But after starter John Masters suffered an injury during preseason practice, Nitchman entered the lineup. Due to the demands of the position, sophomores rarely start on the offensive line – let alone center. Nitchman did not disappoint. Under new head coach Mark Dantonio, Nitchman seemed to thrive. He earned his first collegiate start in the season opener vs. UAB, where MSU amassed an impressive 593 total yards. He worked well with a veteran offensive line and went on to start the first five games of 2007 before he was sidelined with a knee injury in the Northwestern game. Although he was out three weeks, Nitchman bounced back and rotated time with Masters in the final games of the season, helping the Spartan offense 8

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Favorite NFL team: Detroit Lions rank third in the Big Ten in rushing with nearly 200 yards per game on the ground. “The hardest part about being injured is watching from the sidelines when you know you could be playing,” Nitchman said, who also had to sit out two games this season with an injury. “But at the same time everything happens for a reason. I think God has helped me through that and now I’m back.” Nitchman was back in a big way for the Spartans during the 2008 season. As a junior, Nitchman started all 13 games at center and anchored an offensive line that helped produce the NCAA’s fourth-leading rusher in Javon Ringer, who averaged an impressive 125.9 yards per game. Nitchman also allowed only 1.5 sacks in nearly 350 passing plays during the regular season and was selected Lineman of the Week by the coaching staff on three occasions (vs. Florida Atlantic, Notre Dame and Iowa). For his efforts, Nitchman was named MSU’s Outstanding Underclass Lineman and was named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the league’s media. “The individual awards are nice,” Nitchman said. “But I’m always looking for team success, so going to a bowl game for the second straight season was definitely the highlight of my season.” In addition to preparing for his final season as a Spartan with the usual conditioning and weight training this past summer, Nitchman, a criminal justice major, completed an internship with the Ingham County Sheriff’s Department. “It blew away all my expectations,” Nitchman of his internship. “I thought they would put me in the squad car and tell me to sit down and shut up. But the guys were so cool – I felt like one of them; I felt like a deputy. I got to do some swat training and I had a blast. There are so many different scenarios where you need to be aware. You need to be sharp and understand what’s going on around you.” It’s no surprise Nitchman would feel comfortable as a leader. And now as one of three fifth-year seniors who start on the offense line, it’s a role he doesn’t take lightly. “It’s a tribute to everybody hanging in there,” Nitchman said. “We’re all one unit so we always make sure everyone is on their keys. With the young guys it’s helping them through the tough times, because there are going to be some during your freshman and sophomore years. We’re all just there for each other which is great.” Nitchman has started five games this fall, and even showed his versatility by playing left guard at Wisconsin in place of injured starter Joel Foreman. He has kept up the play that made him a preseason candidate for the Rimington Trophy, which is awarded to the nation’s best center. But Nitchman won’t be happy unless the team is succeeding. “Going to two bowl games has been the highlight of my career, bar none,” Nitchman said. “We’re looking to make it three and I believe that we can get that done.” Making three straight bowl games for the first time in more than 10 years – now that’s something that would bring a smile to any Spartan fan’s face.



Favorite food: Lasagna Favorite actor: Robert DeNiro Favorite musical artist: Dierks Bentley Favorite movie: Goodfellas Favorite activity other than football: Golf Travel to anywhere, where would it be: Rome, Italy Favorite NFL team: Cleveland Browns Dream job: Own my own sports franchise.


Solid Presence on the Offensive Line By Jessica Taylor, MSU Athletic Communications Student Assistant

There’s only one word Rocco Cironi can think of when it comes to describing his favorite thing about playing for Michigan State. “Home games are just…electric,” described Cironi. “When we are standing in the tunnel, looking up at the big screen and see the Sparty animations go on, it really gives you chills because you know the whole crowd is watching the same thing we are. Then when you run out of that tunnel…the only word I can think of is electric. The atmosphere is absolutely unbelievable.” The Warren, Ohio, native has been a starter on the offensive line for the Green and White for the past two years, and enters tonight’s game against Iowa with 20 consecutive starts at left tackle. But he wasn’t always this comfortable on the field. After red-shirting during the 2005 season, Cironi made his first collegiate start three years ago. “Yeah, I was super nervous,” Cironi said of his first start at Northwestern, a game in which Michigan State rallied back to defeat the Wildcats in the biggest comeback in NCAA history. “But you just have to play football and you can’t worry about the people in the stands.” Cironi proved that those nerves would not stand in his way. He quickly shook them off and managed to get into a rhythm that made for a great start to his football career at MSU, grading at 90 percent or higher in six of his seven games in 2006. To top off his freshman season, he was named to the Sporting News Big Ten All-Freshman Team along with Brett Swenson. 10

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“I was very surprised,” Cironi said upon the discovery of his Big Ten accolades. “I still don’t know if I deserved it, but I got it and I am very thankful for it.” Topping the list among the different things Cironi is thankful for is his father, Dale. Rocco credits his drive and love of the game, in great part, to him. “He has always pushed me to be better than I can be,” Cironi said of his dad. “He taught me at a very young age. He introduced me to the sport and I really look up to him. He was a great athlete in high school and I appreciate all the time he spent with me.” Perhaps his drive comes from what his father told him at a young age that pushed him to do his very best. “My dad told me once, and I will always remember this: ‘There will always be someone out there better than you.’ That has always stuck with me.” During the 2008 season, Cironi became the full-time starter at left tackle and went on to lead the team with 32 pancake blocks. Although he may be a leader and one of the top offensive linemen on the MSU football team, he admits some of his teammates might give him a run for his money when it comes to his second favorite activity: golf. “I’m a really good golfer,” Cironi boasted. “I just love playing it. If I’m not doing football or working, I’m golfing. Danny Fortener and Adam Decker are also pretty good.” In the hypothetical situation that all of the above would play together, the winner is clear cut to Cironi. “Me, of course,” he said laughing, but quickly rethinking his statement. “Well…maybe Fortener. I did hear he is pretty good.” Cironi certainly doesn’t have a golfer’s physique. The 6-6, 310-pound lineman has obviously spent a lot of time in the weight room working on his stature. In doing this, he has gotten to know strength and conditioning coach, Ken Mannie, quite well. “I like messing with Coach Mannie, but I have a lot of respect for the man,” Cironi said of the coach is closest with. Respect certainly goes a long way and if there is one thing to respect Cironi for, he wants it to be his dedication to academics and the game. “Doing football and school at the same time is tough and I don’t think people always realize how tough it really is,” said Cironi of his academic and athletic responsibilities. “You have to go to school all day, practice at night, then do homework and get up and do the same thing the next morning every single day. It gets to be a wear and I’m almost done, but looking back, it has gone really fast and it was definitely worth it. “Coach was just saying the other day, for us seniors, we only have a few more games to play in. All I could do was think, ‘What am I going to do when football is over?’ It’s coming to an end really fast, but I plan to make the best of it.”


5 Johnny Adams CB • So. Akron, Ohio

28 Denicos Allen S • Fr. Hamilton, Ohio

27 Andre Anderson RB • Jr. Barrington, Ill.

87 Todd Anderson DE • So. Jackson, Mich.

58 Trevor Anderson DE • Sr.-5 Detroit, Mich.

4 Edwin Baker RB • Fr. Highland Park, Mich.

79 David Barrent OT • Fr. Clive, Iowa

18 Aaron Bates P • Jr. New Concord, Ohio

49 Nick Bendzuck FB • Jr. Strongsville, Ohio

18 Jordan Benton WR • Fr. Los Angeles, Calif.

25 Casey Blackport QB • Fr. Hudsonville, Mich.

34 Andre Buford RB • R-Fr. Waterford, Mich.

22 Larry Caper RB • Fr. Battle Creek, Mich.

85 Garrett Celek TE • So. Cincinnati, Ohio

57 Rocco Cironi OT • Sr.-5 Warren, Ohio

4 Dan Conroy K • R-Fr. Wheaton, Ill.

73 Henry Conway OT • Fr. Shaker Heights, Ohio

87 Milton Colbert WR • R-Fr. Villa Park, Ill.

8 Kirk Cousins QB • So. Holland, Mich.

3 B.J. Cunningham WR • So. Westerville, Ohio

38 Kendell Davis-Clark S • Sr.-5 Alliance, Ohio

77 J’Michael Deane OT • Jr. Toronto, Ontario

55 Adam Decker LB • Sr.-5 Rochester Hills, Mich.

2 Mark Dell WR • Jr. Farmington Hills, Mich.

34 Brandon Denson LB • Sr.-5 Willow Run, Mich.

71 John Deyo OT • R-Fr. Battle Creek, Mich.

12 Dana Dixon CB • Fr. Detroit, Mich.

52 Denzel Drone DE • Fr. Plant City, Fla.

43 Kyler Elsworth FB • Fr. Goodrich, Mich.

19 Danny Folino S • Fr. Okemos, Mich.


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67 Joel Foreman OG • So. Highland, Mich.

33 Danny Fortener S • Sr.-5 Kettering, Ohio

13 Bennie Fowler WR • Fr. Bloomfield, Mich.

97 Dan France DT • Fr. North Royalton, Ohio

47 Jeremy Gainer LB • Fr. Detroit, Mich.

83 Charlie Gantt TE • Jr. Farmington Hills, Mich.

50 Steve Gardiner LB • R-Fr. Dublin, Ohio

43 Eric Gordon LB • Jr. Traverse City, Mich.

49 TyQuan Hammock LB • Fr. Fort Wayne, Ind.

45 Andrew Hawken FB • Sr.-5 Grandville, Mich.

31 Ashton Henderson S • Sr. Tallahassee, Fla.

84 Derek Hoebing TE • Fr. Vermilion, Ohio

91 Tyler Hoover DE • R-Fr. Novi, Mich.

74 Zach Hueter OT • R-Fr. Columbiaville, Mich.

11 Marcus Hyde S • Jr. Fostoria, Ohio

40 Roderick Jenrette S • Jr. Tampa, Fla.

61 Antonio Jeremiah NT • Jr. Hilliard, Ohio

20 A.J. Jimmerson RB • Sr.-5 St. Louis, Mo.

92 Ishmyl Johnson NT • Jr. Rahway, N.J.

26 Jesse Johnson S • Jr. Durand, Mich.

53 Greg Jones LB • Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio

23 Jairus Jones S • Fr. Tampa, Fla.

98 Michael Jordan NT • Sr. Lansing, Mich.

94 Cameron Jude DT • R-Fr. Chesterfield, Va.

72 Nate Klatt C • Fr. Clinton, Ohio

32 Ashton Leggett RB • Jr. Muskegon, Mich.

88 Brian Linthicum TE • So. Charlottesville, Va.

89 Cam Martin WR • So. Tampa, Fla.

82 Keshawn Martin WR • So. Inkster, Mich.

10 Andrew Maxwell QB • Fr. Midland, Mich.



62 Chris McDonald OG • R-Fr. Sterling Heights, Mich.

75 Jared McGaha OG • So. Powell, Tenn.

36 Jon Misch LB • Jr. Waterford, Mich.

64 Brendon Moss OT • Sr.-5 Bay Village, Ohio

17 Kevin Muma K • Fr. Troy, Mich.

89 Colin Neely DE • Jr. Bethlehem, Pa.

7 Keith Nichol QB • So. Lowell, Mich.

17 Kyle Nichol QB • Fr. Lowell, Mich.

65 Joel Nitchman C • Sr.-5 Kalamazoo, Mich.

10 Chris Norman LB • Fr. Detroit, Mich.

69 Blake Pacheco NT • So. Salinas, Calif.

14 Chase Parker CB • So. Mason, Mich.

42 Andrew Pendy FB • Sr.-5 Shelby Township, Mich.

96 Kevin Pickelman DT • So. Marshall, Mich.

73 Arthur Ray Jr. OL • So. Chicago, Ill.

24 Caulton Ray RB • So. Southfield, Mich.

60 Micajah Reynolds OG • Fr. Lansing, Mich.

39 Trenton Robinson S • So. Bay City, Mich.

54 David Rolf DE • So. Piqua, Ohio

44 Josh Rouse FB • Sr. Newtown, Conn.

16 Chris D. Rucker WR • So. Detroit, Mich.

29 Chris L. Rucker CB • Jr. Warren, Ohio

68 Ethan Ruhland OG • R-Fr. Lake Orion, Mich.

76 Mike Schmeding OT • Sr.-5 Rutherford, N.J.

20 Kyle Selden P • So. Waterford, Mich.

47 Adam Setterbo FB • So. Spring Lake, Mich.

56 Alex Shackleton SN • Jr. Breckenridge, Colo.

80 Dion Sims TE • Fr. Detroit, Mich.

6 Fred Smith WR • So. Detroit, Mich.

81 Brad Sonntag WR • So. Saginaw, Mich.


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26 David Spears RB • R-Fr. Muskegon, Mich.

15 Donald Spencer WR • Fr. Ypsilanti, Mich.

58 Hugh Stangeland OG • Fr. Ridgefield, Conn.

48 Drew Stevens LB • R-Fr. Delaware, Ohio

66 John Stipek C • Sr.-5 Macomb Township, Mich.

57 Johnathan Strayhorn DE • So. Detroit, Mich.

14 Brett Swenson K • Sr. Pompano Beach, Fla.

30 Brynden Trawick LB • So. Marietta, Ga.

93 Blake Treadwell DT • Fr. East Lansing, Mich.

9 Jeremy Ware CB • Sr.-5 Fort Myers, Fla.

37 Ross Weaver CB • Sr.-5 Southfield, Mich.

35 Marcus Webb LB • Sr.-5 Pontiac, Mich.

25 Blair White WR • Sr.-5 Saginaw, Mich.

32 Mitchell White CB • R-Fr. Livonia, Mich.

86 Myles White WR • R-Fr. Livonia, Mich.

21 Patrick White WR • Fr. Pickerington, Ohio

51 Jamiihr Williams DE • So. Lima, Ohio

70 Oren Wilson NT • Jr. Teaneck, N.J.

41 Glenn Winston RB • So. Detroit, Mich.

99 Jerel Worthy DT • R-Fr. Huber Heights, Ohio

59 D.J. Young OT • Jr. Lansing, Mich.





COACHING STAFF: Front Row (L-R): Brad Lunsford, Dave Warner, Mark Staten, Dan Roushar, Dan Enos, Don Treadwell, Mark Dantonio, Pat Narduzzi, Mike Tressel, Ted Gill, Harlon Barnett, Tim Allen. Second Row (L-R): Dylan Marinez, Nick Siatras, Ferris Eways, Kort Shankweiler, Norman Burns, Tommy Hoke, Dino Folino, Ken Mannie, Matt Harper. Third Row (L-R): Bob Knickerbocker, Zak Willis, Nick Ruffing, Reed Schuitema, Tom Shepard, Randy Gillon.

ATHLETIC TRAINING STAFF: Front Row (L-R): Mike Chapman, Ken Bergin, Brooke Largay, Jennifer Seid, Candy Anderson ATC, Clarissa Hall, Jerin Guindon, Dave Whisenant. Back Row (L-R): Sally Nogle PhD ATC, Brett Penning ATC, Jeremy Metzler MD, Mike Shingles DO, Andy Schorfhaar DO, Doug Dietzel DO, Jit  Mookergee DO, Brooke Lemmen DO, Jeff Monroe MS ATC. Not pictured: Randy Pearson MD.


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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

Melanie Foster

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 multifamily residential complexes throughout Michigan. He is the co-founder 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 organizers of Capitol National Bank, which has expanded to CNB Corp. A member of the Democratic National Committee since 1988, he was appointed by President Bill 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.

Dianne Byrum ONONDAGA 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. Since 2007, Byrum has 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.


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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 Michigan Dyslexia Institute. She resides in East Lansing with her husband and three school-age children and currently manages a personal real estate portfolio.

Colleen M. McNamara Lansing 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 re-elected in 2002.  She is chair of the board’s Policy Committee. She sits on the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority and the Governors’ Residence Foundation. 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.


Faylene Owen


East Lansing

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 and Leelanau counties.  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 American Frozen Food Institute. 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

Diann Woodard

East Lansing


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 to 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 longtime association with the Special Olympics. He is currently the chief executive officer of the Motor City Bowl.

Diann Woodard was elected to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees in 2008. Woodard’s professional affiliations include international president of the American Federation of School Administrators, for which she received the Administrator of the Year award in 2003, and trustee of the Michigan State AFL–CIO. She has been the president of the Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors since 2000. Additionally, Woodard is a former member of the board of directors of School of the 21st Century and currently serves as a board member of Youth Connection, an organization that encourages after-school programs for urban youth. 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.





lou anna k. simon Lou Anna K. Simon is the 20th president of Michigan State University, leading the university in advancing knowledge and transforming lives in Michigan and around the world as part of MSU’s pioneer land-grant tradition and its vital role in advancing the common global good. She served as provost and vice president for academic affairs from 1993 through 2004—acting as interim president in 2003—and was appointed president by the MSU Board of Trustees in January 2005. Simon has a long and distinguished history with Michigan State University. After earning her doctorate in administration and higher education from MSU in 1974, she became a member of the Michigan State faculty and assistant director of the Office of Institutional Research (now Office of Planning and Budgets). From there, she moved into a variety of administrative roles, including assistant provost for general academic administration during the 1980s and associate provost in the early 1990s. Simon’s commitment to the land-grant approach of applying knowledge and resources to benefit society locally and globally is reflected in her personal involvement in key initiatives, particularly in the areas of economic development and international engagement. Simon is a member of the Council on Competitiveness, a nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization working to ensure U.S. prosperity, and serves on the board of directors for the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Association of American Colleges and Universities. In addition, she serves on the National Higher Education Security Advisory Board, a group of presidents and chancellors of several prominent U.S. universities that consults regularly with national agencies responsible for security, intelligence, and law enforcement. Simon has served the state of Michigan on the Governor’s Emergency Financial Advisory Panel and on the Lt. Governor’s Commission on Higher Education and Economic Growth (Cherry Commission). She is a member of the Michigan Strategic Economic Investment and Commercialization Board, the board of directors of Detroit Renaissance, and the board of mid-Michigan’s economic development foundation, Prima Civitas. In the area of international engagement, Simon is a member of the ACE Commission on International Initiatives and the executive committee of the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa. Under Simon’s leadership, MSU was chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy as the site for the $550 million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams; IBM selected the university to host a global application development center on campus; MSU opened the Energy and Automotive Research Laboratories; and MSU expanded its role in the University Research Corridor, a partnership with the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, to improve Michigan’s economy.


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ATHLETICS DIRECTOR effort to hire Mark Dantonio as football coach, which has resulted in back-to-back 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 this decade, and will only continue to improve under Hollis. In August 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. The men’s and women’s soccer programs opened DeMartin Stadium last fall, a state-of-the-art 2,500seat facility that enables MSU to host conference and national tournaments. This past spring, 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. Hollis has been recognized by his peers as one of the best in the business. In 2002, he was named recipient of the National Marketer of the Year Award as selected by the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA). Under his direction, Michigan State has enjoyed increases in ticket revenues, including eight years of sold-out football seasons and nearly 180 consecutive sellouts in men’s basketball. 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 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 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 fiveyear agreement to carry Spartan football and men’s basketball games, along with coaches’ radio shows. Hollis played a leading role in finding MSU athletics a home on the 50,000-watt Detroit radio station, known as the “Great Voice of the Great Lakes.” It was an agreement that benefited more than just athletics as WJR regularly promotes the academic accomplishments of the university in addition to broadcasting sporting events. Prior to returning to Michigan State, Hollis spent two years at the University of Pittsburgh as assistant and associate athletic director and also worked for the Western Athletic Conference. 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.

We gather and engage our community to teach, support and celebrate our student-athletes in their quest for excellence. 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 director-designate 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. 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. 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 Learfield Sports 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 after advancing to its fifth Final Four in the last 11 years while also winning the Big Ten regular-season championship. In addition, the football team won nine games for the first time since 1999 and played on New Year’s Day in the 2009 Capital One Bowl, the men’s soccer team won the Big Ten regular season and tournament championships, and the crew team won its second straight Big Ten title. Individually, wrestler Franklin Gomez claimed the 133-pound national title. Michigan State student-athletes excelled not only on the playing field, but in the classroom as well. For the second consecutive year, the department posted the highest cumulative GPA in program history at 3.0052; it also marked the first time the department has ever had back-to-back years with a cumulative GPA of over a 3.0, as last year’s 3.0038 set the previous record. The department also set another record as 13 teams achieved a 3.0 or higher term GPA during the spring semester. In the spring semester alone, 333 student-athletes achieved a 3.0 or higher GPA, while 38 student-athletes had a 4.0 term. In addition, 214 student-athletes earned Academic All-Big Ten honors throughout the year. During the spring semester of Hollis’ first year as athletics director in 2008, six winter and spring sports garnered team berths to the NCAA Championships, while individuals saw action in four more NCAA Championships. The men’s golf and women’s rowing teams claimed Big Ten Championships and the men’s basketball program reached the Sweet 16 for the seventh time in the last 11 years. This success propelled Michigan State to 29th in the Directors’ Cup standings. 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


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THE DANTONIO FILE PERSONAL DATA: Born Mark Dantonio in El Paso, Texas, on March 9, 1956. Family: wife Becky and two daughters, Kristen (16) and Lauren (14). 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: 34-27 (.557) in five years as a college head coach; 18-17 in three years at Cincinnati (2004-06); 16-10 (.615) in two 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 (1976-78). 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.


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mark Dantonio Mark Dantonio, who served as head coach at Cincinnati for three seasons and as an assistant coach at Michigan State for six years, became Michigan State University’s 24th head football coach on Nov. 27, 2006. A Zanesville, Ohio, native with Midwest ties, Dantonio has 26 years of collegiate coaching experience, and coached in his 13th bowl game in the 2009 Capital One Bowl as the Spartans faced Georgia. He has worked for some of the top coaches in the game, including Nick Saban, Jim Tressel and Earle Bruce. In just two seasons, Dantonio has restored the pride and tradition of Spartan football. He is 16-10 (.615) since taking over the program, securing the most wins by a Spartan head coach in his first two years while leading MSU to its first back-to-back bowl appearances since 1996-97 and its first consecutive winning seasons since 1989-90. Riding the momentum generated by his first two seasons, Dantonio and his coaching staff put together a 2009 recruiting class that analysts rank among the nation’s Top 25 (MaxPreps/Tom Lemming No. 12, PrepStar No. 15, No. 17 and Scouts, Inc. No. 21). 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’s also 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. In 2008, 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 all-conference 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). 27



HEAD COACH • MARK DANTONIO Michigan State (7-6 overall) produced seven victories despite playing one of the nation’s most demanding schedules, as the Spartans’ 2007 opponents 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. In 2007, Michigan State featured one of the Big Ten’s most prolific offensive attacks. The Spartans ranked second in the conference in scoring offense (33.1 points per game), third in rushing offense (198.2 yards per game) and fourth in total offense (416.8 ypg.). Michigan State also was listed among the NCAA’s top 30 in rushing offense (No. 25) and scoring offense (No. 29). The Spartans scored a school single-season record 430 points and produced top 10 singleseason totals in six other offensive categories, including total yards (No. 3: 5,418), first downs (No. 4: 266), passing yards (No. 5: 2,842), total yards per game (No. 6: 416.8) and scoring average (No. 6: 33.1 ppg.). Michigan State also displayed dramatic improvement on the defensive side of the football in 2007. The Spartans ranked fourth in the Big Ten and No. 30 nationally in rushing defense, allowing just 125.9 ypg. Michigan State held four opponents under 50 yards rushing (UAB, Bowling Green, Indiana and Boston College). After finishing eighth in the Big Ten and No. 88 nationally in total de-


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fense in 2006, the Spartans improved to fourth in the league and No. 32 in the NCAA, allowing 345.5 ypg. After finishing near the bottom of the conference in tackles for loss (ninth) and sacks (10th) in 2006, Michigan State vaulted to third in the Big Ten in tackles for loss (7.69 per game) and fourth in sacks (3.08). 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 student-athletes as they pursue excellence, both in the classroom and on the playing field. In his first two seasons, 27 Spartans have earned their undergraduate degrees while 19 players have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. In addition, both fullback Andrew Hawken and wide receiver Blair White were selected to the Academic All-District IV First Team in 2008 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The 53-year old Dantonio established himself as one of the nation’s up-andcoming 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 (1995-2000) as Michigan State’s secondary coach, including five seasons under Saban and 30

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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 April 2009, Dantonio was named honorary chairman of the Children’s Miracle Network at Sparrow Children’s Center. In his first year in that capacity, the Sparrow CMN Telethon exceeded its goal and raised $852,064. Born March 9, 1956, in El Paso, Texas, Mark and his wife Becky have two daughters, Kristen (16) and Lauren (14).




don treadwell


harlon barnett

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Sixth overall. Rejoined staff on Nov. 30, 2006, from Cincinnati.

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Third. Joined staff on Dec. 6, 2006, from Cincinnati.

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Third. 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 (199798); running backs coach at North Carolina State (1999); receivers coach at Michigan State (200002); 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 (199397) 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 (200406).

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).

offensive coordinator | Wide receivers coach

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.


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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.

secondary coach

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 (199394) 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.




Running Backs Coach

Dan Enos

Defensive Line Coach

Ted Gill

Dan Roushar

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Fourth. Joined staff on Feb. 9, 2006, from Cincinnati.

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Third. Joined staff on Nov. 30, 2006, from Cincinnati.

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Third. Joined staff on Nov. 30, 2006, from Cincinnati.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College Graduate assistant at Michigan State (1991-93); offensive coordinator, quarterbacks and wide receivers coach at Lakeland College (1994-95); offensive coordinator and backfield coach at Northern Michigan (1996); quarterbacks and wide receivers coach at Southern Illinois (1997-98); offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Southwest Missouri State (1999); quarterbacks coach at Western Michigan (2000-02); offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at North Dakota State (2003); quarterbacks coach at Cincinnati (2004-05); quarterbacks coach at Michigan State (2006).

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 (1984-87); 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 (198992) 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 (200506).

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Michigan State in 1991; master’s degree in sports administration from Michigan State in 2006. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Four-year letterman (1987-90) and two-year starter at quarterback at Michigan State (1989-90). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Player - 1988 Rose Bowl, 1989 Gator Bowl, 1989 Aloha Bowl, 1990 John Hancock Bowl. Coach - 1993 Liberty Bowl, 2000 MAC Championship Game, 2004 Fort Worth Bowl, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl.


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EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in education from Idaho State in 1973. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Two-year letterwinner as a linebacker and nose tackle at Idaho State (1968-69). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach - 1986 Aloha, 1991 Rose, 1991 Holiday, 1993 Alamo, 2004 Fort Worth, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl.

Offensive Line Coach

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in physical education from Northern Illinois in 1984. PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College - Two-year letterwinner as a quarterback at Northern Illinois (1981-82). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach - 1988 NCAA Division II Playoffs, 1991 NCAA Division II Playoffs, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl.




Tight Ends/Tackles Coach | Recruiting Coordinator

Mark Staten

Linebackers/Special Teams Coach

Mike Tressel

Dave Warner

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Third. Joined staff on Nov. 30, 2006, from Cincinnati.

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Third. Joined staff on Dec. 1, 2006, from Cincinnati.

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Third. Joined the staff on Dec. 1, 2006, from Cincinnati.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College Graduate assistant coach at Miami-Ohio (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 (1998-2000) 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 (198992). Professional - Spent parts of two seasons in the National Football League, with the Cincinnati Bengals (1993) and New England Patriots (199394). POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach - 2003 Fiesta, 2004 Fiesta, 2004 Fort Worth, 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl.


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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.

Quarterbacks Coach

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 (197981). 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.




Tim Allen

Ken Mannie

Tommy Hoke

Director of Football Operations

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Associate Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Second. Joined staff on June 13, 2008, from Minnesota.

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: 15th. Joined staff on Dec. 8, 1994, from Toledo.

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Sixth. Joined staff on April 26, 2004, from Appalachian State.

PREVIOUS 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).

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College - Graduate assistant at Ohio State (1984); head strength and conditioning coach at Toledo (198594). Also coached and taught at the high school level for 10 years.

PREVIOUS 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 (199596); assistant strength and conditioning coach at Appalachian State (1996-1998); head strength and conditioning coach at Appalachian State (19992003).

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 Bowl, 2002 Music City Bowl, 2003 Sun Bowl, 2004 Music City Bowl, 2005 Music City Bowl, 2006 Insight Bowl.


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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). BOWL 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.

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.




Randy Gillon Speed Coach

Kort Shankweiler

Offensive Graduate Assistant

Dino Folino

Director of Personnel/Player Development & Relations

Norman Burns

Video Intern/Offense

Brad Lunsford Director of Executive Football Operations

Ferris Eways

Defensive Graduate Assistant YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: 15th overall. Rejoined staff in 2002.

YEARS AT MICHIGAN STATE: Third on full-time staff as director of executive football operations.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: College – Graduate assistant at Ohio State (1974-75); 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).

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: College – Assistant to the recruiting coordinator at Michigan State (20002003); 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 education from Villanova in 1971; master’s degree in educational administration from Ohio State in 1975.

Nick Siatras

Video Intern/Defense

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in public policy from Michigan State in 2004; master’s degree in sports administration from Michigan State in 2005.

Aaron McLaurin

Zak Willis

Graduate Assistant

Nick Ruffing

Strength & Conditioning Assistant

Strength & Conditioning Assistant

Pam Henning

Cindy Mejorado

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, 2009 Capital One Bowl.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: College – Three-year starter at free safety for Villanova.

Assistant Coaches Secretary

Office Assistant

POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE: Coach – 1975 Rose Bowl, 1976 Rose Bowl, 1976 NC AA 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.

Joe Carlson

Director, Spartan Nutrition & Performance Program


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Reed Schuitema

Football Operations Graduate Assistant

Simone Lavoie

Sport Operations Assistant



SUPPORT STAFF EQUIPMENT STAFF: Front Row (L-R): Mike Simbol, Darwin Beacham, Kameron Bouchard, Eric Swanson, AJ Yunker, Will Slanger-Grant, Blake Wilmore. Back Row (L-R): Bob Knickerbocker, Joel Kuntzman, James Debartolo, Peter Gaglio, Brandon Kelenske, (Head Manager) Vince Herzog, Eric Hendricson, Landon Ginsberg, Brian Japinga, Rikin Shah, Dylan Marinez.

VIDEO STAFF: (L-R): Tom Shepard, Berj Alexanian, Steve Kilchenman, Ben Mathers, Matt Harper. Not pictured: Justin Martin.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING STAFF: (L-R): Bill Burghardt, Mike Lerchen, Randy Gillon, Nick Ruffing, Tommy Hoke, Ken Mannie, Mike Vorkapich, Tim Wakeham, Aaron McLaurin, Adam Ringler, Molli Munz.


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the big pictUre

Michigan State UniverSity iS one of the largeSt UniverSitieS in the nation, offering StUdentS endleSS opportUnitieS to Set theMSelveS apart.

Big means more of everything. More majors to choose from, more study abroad programs, more

MSU iS rECognizEd aS onE oF ThE Top 100 UnivErSiTiES in ThE world.

ways to personalize programs of study, more people to meet, and more chances to have fun. Big means that students can be confident knowing a degree from MSU is recognized around the world.

academic ranking of world Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

QUICK FACTS Freshman class profile


Entering class: 7,200 High school GPA: 3.42–3.86* Composite ACT: 23–27* Combined SAT: 1030–1240*

Total: 46,648 Undergraduates: 36,337 Women: 25,129 Men: 21,519 States represented: 50 International: 4,602 Countries represented:136

(projected fall 2009)

*middle 50 percent of class

(fall 2008)

Campus Founded:1855 Size: 5,200 acres Living alumni: 420,800 worldwide Academic programs: more than 200 fields of study in 17 degree-granting colleges

MSU is one of the 10 largest universities in the United States. U.S. Department of Education

think big

there iS no SUbStitUte for experiencing SoMething firSthand.

Students at MSU take ownership of their college experience, with unparalleled study abroad opportunities, access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, and countless other ways to learn outside the walls of a classroom.

Service-learning Service-learning opportunities let students contribute their skills to community projects while gaining experience that relates to their academics.

MSU dubai In 2008, Michigan State University opened in the United Arab Emirates, providing students in the region an opportunity to receive an American education and expanding MSU’s global outreach.

MSU students work with children at a school in honduras during a student-led alternative Spring Break program. The university was honored with a 2008 presidential award for general Community Service, becoming one of 18 colleges and universities to win a presidential award since it was launched in 2006.

international study


among all public universities in the United States. Students choose from more than 250 programs on all continents, in more than 60 countries, and in a variety of formats. Students can get a taste of an international career by doing an internship in another country, and freshmen can participate in study abroad seminars before setting foot on campus. a student shows her Spartan pride at the Colosseum in rome during a summer study abroad program in italy. during the visual arts program in Florence, students took excursions to venice, Bologna, and Siena to observe the diverse artistic and cultural differences among cities.

Undergraduate research Michigan State is one of only a few universities in the country with an online searchable database that matches faculty and students on research projects. The Web site—Venture—lets students browse all the posted by faculty,

a student tends plants in a growth chamber in a campus lab. Students who conduct undergraduate research operate state-of-the-art equipment and often work alongside faculty on funded research projects.


EaCh yEar, MSU holdS onE oF ThE largEST STUdEnT rESEarCh SyMpoSiUMS in ThE CoUnTry. at the

honors College Students in the Honors College have

2009 research and arts forum, 600 undergraduate students showcased research and creative projects.

UnPArALLELEd FrEEdoM To dESIGn THEIr oWn ProGrAM of study and are exempt

In MSU’s living-learning communities, students learn in a highly personalized and focused environment while having all the

Academic programs are more rigorous, so students have priority enrollment in classes after the first year and access to special academic opportunities.

part of a network of students pursuing similar goals.

from prerequisites and many other requirements.

MiChigan STaTE iS ThE only UnivErSiTy in ThE UniTEd STaTES wiTh ThrEE on-CaMpUS MEdiCal SChoolS, graduating allopathic (Md) and

osteopathic (do) physicians, as well as veterinarians (dvMs).

living-learning opportunities advantages that come with being part of a top research university. In the same place they live, they also take many of their classes, meet one-on-one with professors, and become

U.S. News & World Report calls MSU’s residential colleges


Since the 1960s, MSU has had more Rhodes Scholars than any other Big Ten school.

the next big thing no matter what path they pursue,

MSU gradUateS have what it takeS to SUcceed in the global Marketplace. Whether beginning a career or pursuing graduate study, Michigan State graduates are prepared to

after graduation, alumni still have access to the network of career services at Michigan State.

make an impact in their chosen fields. Being part of the Spartan family—including more than 420,800 alumni worldwide—provides an instant link for making career connections and lasting friendships.

pEaCE CorpS As of 2009, MSU is the No. 6 producer of Peace Corps volunteers since the program’s inception in 1961.

Each year, more than 1,000 employers recruit on campus and more than 15,000 interviews are conducted.

MiChigan STaTE iS advanCing knowlEdgE and TranSForMing livES in MiChigan and aroUnd ThE world ThroUgh world-ClaSS aCadEMiC prograMS, rESEarCh, and oUTrEaCh.

in addition to its two main career fairs, MSU hosts numerous smaller, specialized fairs throughout the year for students.

learn more about MSU distinctions:

Sampling of MSU graduate program rankings *From the 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s america’s Best graduate Schools


Elementary and secondary education, 15th straight year


Industrial and organizational psychology


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African history

Nuclear physics


Osteopathic medicine, primary care category

Veterinary medicine

The Spartan network Michigan State students are connected to alumni all over the world.


Alumni have strong ties to the university, and many frequently return to campus to network with students.

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.


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STUDENT-ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM The mission of the Student-Athlete Development Program is to provide a systematic personal development program designed to reach each student-athlete 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 CHAMPS/Life Skills Program by using university and community resources to provide student-athletes with the best possible resources in the following areas: LEAP The goal of the Learning Enhancement & Academic Program (LEAP) is to provide comprehensive services for Michigan State University student-athletes. LEAP houses the entire tutorial program while providing a wide range of learning services, including learning strategy interventions, mentor programming, contentbased tutorials, assistive technology and structured study experiences. COMMUNITY SERVICE & OUTREACH The PACT (Putting Athletes & Communities Together) program is designed to give studentathletes more opportunities to interact with the Greater Lansing community. • Telethon for Children’s Miracle Network • Pen Pals • Posters for Patients • March is Reading Month • Speaking Engagements/Special Requests • D.A.R.E. Graduations • Spartan Buddies • Teams for Toys CAREER DEVELOPMENT • Partner with MSU Career Center - Resumes - Cover Letters - Internships - Interviewing - Career Fairs - Career Development

• Spartan Career Network – network of contacts for student-athletes looking for job shadowing, internship, or job placement • KIN 171 – Orientation class for freshmen • Online resume book

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT • Partnership with Athletics Department Training Staff • Programs on: - Drug and Alcohol Awareness - Nutrition - Authority - Leadership • 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 • Champions in the Classroom • Academic All-Big Ten • NCAA Woman of the Year • NCAA Post-graduate scholarships

• Student-Athlete of the Month • 4.0 Club • Academic All-American • Great 8 Award

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.


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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, 28 Spartans have earned their undergraduate degrees while 19 players have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.

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 studentathlete 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 The Clara Bell Smith Center is named after the mother of Steve Smith, • Conduct eligibility meetings a former MSU basketball All-American who played 14 seasons in the • Provide Learning Specialists Services NBA. Smith donated $2.5 million to the $7.5 million facility. 56

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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)

Drew Stanton 2005

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)

Josh Thornhill 2000-01

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) 1976 David Duda, DB (2nd) 1977 James Sciarini, G (2nd) Craig Fedore, LB (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) 1992 Steve Wasylk, SS (1st) 1993 Steve Wasylk, SS (1st) 1996 Matt Beard, C (2nd) 2000 Josh Thornhill, LB (2nd) 2001 Josh Thornhill, LB (2nd) 2005 Chris Morris, C (2nd) Drew Stanton, QB (2nd)


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2009 Capital One Bowl

1987 Rose Bowl

Spartan bowl history • Michigan State football teams have appeared in 19 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 7-12 in bowl games. • 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). • Coach Charles Bachman’s 1937 team earned Michigan State’s first bowl invitation, losing to Auburn, 6-0, in the 1938 Orange Bowl. 60

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2000 Citrus Bowl Year 1938 1954 1956 1966 1984 1985 1988 1989 1989 1990 1993 1995 1996 1997 2000 2001 2003 2007 2009

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 24-12

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 contest-winning 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.”

SPARTY “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 six years at the Universal Cheer Association’s mascot competition at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. 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 tightly contest race, beating out mascots from Central Florida, Washington State, Auburn, LSU, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa State, Alabama and Penn State. In January 2004, Sparty became the first Big Ten mascot to claim the national title, and in 2005, he defended his national championship, beating Goldy Gopher and Bucky Badger in the finals. After finishing third in the 2006 competition, Sparty reclaimed the national championship in 2007. 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 in at 40 pounds, allowing enough flexibility for playful gestures and animation. Sparty is a far cry from the many papier-mache heads that have popped up since the 1950’s, mostly from fraternity efforts. The first official one 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” head-sporting the unshaven look that still adorns many sweatshirts and jackets. By contrast, the current Sparty costume is a state-of-theart, full-bodied uniform that costs $12,000. Today students – their identities kept private – take turns being Sparty. Because of the costume size, 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. Those interested in hiring Sparty can submit a request online at and click on the mascot program or contact the SAF office at 517-355-4458. Those who wish to donate to the Sparty mascot fund can contact University Development at 517-355-8257.





The Spartan Scholarship Challenge: Keeping Opportunity Accessible by Lois Furry, University Advancement

Spartans helping Spartans is part of Michigan State University’s DNA. Today, MSU’s alumni, donors and friends are stepping up to create scholarships in a new program designed to make the most of their gifts and dramatically increase the amount of aid available to MSU students. The Spartan Scholarship Challenge leverages a $7 million anonymous gift to Michigan State University that recently made national news, to generate $21 million in needs- and performance-based financial assistance for undergraduate students. The initiative, available only until December 31, 2010, maximizes donors’ gifts through a $1 match for every $2 in new endowed scholarships. “We’re excited about the opportunity provided by this anonymous gift,” said MSU Provost Kim Wilcox. “The donor’s generosity is inspiring. We hope it, in turn, inspires others to help the University expand support to deserving undergraduate students as they prepare for the future.”

Spartan Ilycia Shaw attends MSU thanks in large part to the scholarships she receives. She is a sophomore studying Hospitality Business and her hometown is Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Chris Schaffer.

WHY NOW? MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon recently announced the challenge which will significantly build MSU’s endowment—the key to providing scholarship funds for students both now and in the future. For every two dollars a donor gives to the Spartan Scholarship Challenge, one dollar will be designated from the anonymous gift. Donors who make a commitment of $20,000 or more will have the opportunity to create a permanent scholarship in their name or the name of someone they wish to honor. Typically, a minimum of $30,000 is needed to begin a named endowment. The match will apply to gifts of up to a total of $1 million per donor.

Commitments to the challenge can be paid over a period of five years or less. MSU Student Ilycia Shaw knows firsthand about the difference receiving a scholarship can make. During her freshman year of high school, an illness forced her mother into early retirement. “A scholarship was the only option,” Shaw said. “I found that MSU has some of the best scholarship programs available for hardworking and determined students such as me.” Ilycia is now a proud Spartan sophomore with a high grade point average, majoring in Hospitality Business. Unlike funds that are expendable, endowed funds have a lasting effect because the total amount of the gift is invested. Only a portion of the invested income earned is spent each year, preserving the principal. FUNDS FOR THE FUTURE Upon fulfillment of the Spartan Scholarship Challenge, MSU will be able to offer an estimated $1 million in new financial aid each year on a permanent basis, including aid for women and minority students. As many as 1,000 students would receive Spartan

Scholarships totaling at least $1,000 per student, per year and the aid would follow each recipient throughout his or her college career. The match opportunity expires when the $7 million made available through previous gifts has been exhausted or by Dec. 31, 2010, whichever comes first. “When it comes to financing a college education, many students and their families are facing very tough decisions in this economy,” said Bob Groves, vice president for University Advancement. “At the same time, the importance of a college education has never been greater. We’re very hopeful that many members of the Spartan community will take advantage of this unique opportunity to help many generations of future students.” For more information about the Spartan Scholarship Challenge, visit, contact Director of Development for University Scholarships and Fellowships Jennifer Bertram at (517) 432-7332, or speak with the development officer in your college or unit. 65



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The Impact of Title IX An athletics program can be considered gender equitable when the participants in both the men’s and women’s sports programs would accept as fair and equitable the overall program of the other gender. No individual should be discriminated against on the basis of gender, institutionally or nationally, in intercollegiate athletics. NCAA Gender-Equity Task Force by Michael L. Kasavana, Ph.D., CHTP NAMA Professor in Hospitality Business Faculty Athletics Representative, Michigan State University

Can you guess the names of the four sports the NCAA currently classifies as Emerging Sports for Women? Alphabetically, emerging women’s sports are Equestrian, Rugby, Sand Volleyball, and Squash. What does this mean? The NCAA defines an emerging sport as one intended to provide additional athletics opportunities to female student-athletes. Institutions are allowed to use emerging sports to help meet the NCAA minimum sportssponsorship requirements as well as minimum financial aid awards. For further clarification, the NCAA adds, the sport shall be defined as an institutional activity involving physical exertion with the purpose of competition versus other teams or individuals within a collegiate competition structure. Furthermore, an emerging sport involves regularly scheduled team and/or individual, head-to-head competition (at least five) within a defined competitive season(s); and standardized rules with rating/scoring systems ratified by official regulatory agencies and governing bodies. Previously, the women’s sports of Archery, Badminton, Synchronized Swimming, and Team Handball were considered emerging sports but were removed from consideration after failure to meet a legislative 10-year deadline for championship-level varsity sponsorship. Prior women’s sports that successfully evolved from emerging status to NCAA championship status include: Bowling, Ice Hockey, Rowing, and Water Polo. Title IX There are no sport exclusions or exceptions under Title IX legislation. The basic philosophy of Title IX is that there cannot be an economic justification for discrimination. An institution cannot maintain that there are revenue productions or other considerations that mandate that certain sports receive better treatment or participation opportunities than other sports. It is for these reasons that many campus sport administrators look to roster management to maintain compliance with gender equity goals. Title IX prohibits gender based discrimination in educational programs, including athletics. Title IX measures gender equity in athletics in three distinct areas: 1- participation, 2scholarships, and 3- other benefits (e.g. equipment, supplies, locker rooms, practice facilities, medical and training facilities, publicity, recruiting, and support services).


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Participation One of the fundamental requirements of Title IX is that equitable opportunities to participate in intercollegiate sports must be offered to members of each gender. This does not mean that schools must offer identical athletics teams for males and females, or identical numbers of athletics participation opportunities. Rather, Title IX provides several, separate ways to meet this mandate. In order to access compliance in this area, it is necessary to first determine whether a program or activity meets the Title IX definition of a sport, and if so, how to count team members as participants. Schools must also support the team in an equitable manner. The number of student-athletes participating in NCAA championship sports was 393,509 in the 2005-06 season, establishing a milestone for the association. According to recently released data 224,926 (57.2 percent) men and 168,583 (42.8 percent) women were on NCAA rosters – record highs for both genders. In fact, participation rates for student-athletes have increased annually in eight of the past 10 years. More than 65,000 additional student-athletes participate in NCAA championship sports now than did 10 years ago. Three Prong Test An institution’s athletics program is determined to offer non-discriminatory participation opportunities if it can demonstrate that: a) its intercollegiate level participation opportunities for male and female students are substantially proportionate to their respective full-time undergraduate enrollments b) it has a history and continuing practice of program expansion for the under-represented gender c) it is fully and effectively accommodating the interests and abilities of the under-represented gender In other words, if a school fails to satisfy the substantial proportionality prong, it could still satisfy the three-prong test if it maintains a history and continuing practice of program expansion for the under-represented gender, or it the interests and abilities of the members of the under-represented sex have been fully and effectively accommodated by the present program. Each of the three prongs is thus a valid, alternative way for schools to comply with Title IX.

Controversy In March 2005, the U.S. Department of Education, without notice or opportunity for public input, issued an additional clarification of the intercollegiate athletic three prong test. The controversial clarification allowed schools to gauge female students’ interest in athletics under the third prong (of the three part test) by conducting an email survey and allowed schools to treat a lack of response to the survey as a lack of interest in playing additional sports. Many constituencies argued that such a clarification provided the opportunity to evade the legal obligation to provide equal opportunity in sports and violated the Department’s earlier commitment to strongly enforce long-standing Title IX standards. Shortly thereafter the NCAA Executive Committee, on behalf of its members, urged the Department of Education to rescind the additional clarification and honor its original commitment to long-standing Title IX policies. MSU Sports Each year MSU conducts a Title IX review to ensure compliance. MSU offers 25 varsity sports divided into 12 men’s and 13 women’s teams. Sports sponsorship includes men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s indoor track, men’s and women’s outdoor track, baseball, field hockey, women’s gymnastics, football, ice hockey, rowing, softball, volleyball, and wrestling. Here’s how MSU’s sports offerings compare with other Big Ten programs. Big Ten Conference 2008-09 Sports Sponsorship Data Men’s Women’s Total School Teams Teams Sports (rank) Illinois 10 10 20 (9t) Indiana 11 13 24 (6t) Iowa 11 13 24 (6t) Michigan 13 14 27 (3) MSU 12 13 25 (5) Minnesota 12 12 24 (6t) Northwestern 8 11 19 (11) Ohio State 18 18 36 (1) Penn State 15 13 28 (2) Purdue 10 10 20 (9t) Wisconsin 13 13 26 (4) Totals 133 140 273


BRENDON MOSS Favorite movie: Snatch Favorite food: Steak Favorite professional sports team: Detroit Red Wings


A TRUE BELIEVER IN HARD WORK By Brittany McCormick, MSU Athletic Communications Student Assistant As the starting offensive guard, senior Brendon Moss is used to slamming the opposing team into the turf. What many don’t know is that Moss is more interested than the average player in the actual field than the tackling. Moss’ goal as a crop and soil science major is to work in grounds keeping for an athletic facility. Over the summer he had the opportunity to help take care of Big Ten facilities right here in East Lansing. For his internship, Moss got to see first hand the duties of Sports Turf Manager Amy Fouty and learned how to take care of the stadium grounds and the practice, indoor, and baseball fields. He had the chance to combine his love for sports and his major into an internship that gave him first-hand experience at what he wants to do in life. Out of all the different duties, Moss explained that mowing was his favorite part, providing a nice break after a long day of running and lifting. The opportunity he received to work on the fields he plays on every season served as a huge learning experience for him. “I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know,” he said. “I got a four-year degree in it and I still don’t know everything. What I learned the most about is the hours and the scheduling. It’s off the wall how much they work.” And Moss is no stranger to hard work. Heading into his final season at MSU, Moss had seen action in 13 career games, with most of those appearances arriving as a red-shirt freshman in 2006 as a tight end. He played in three games last year, but did not get a chance to start. By staying strong and focused, Moss’s hard work finally paid off just in time for his senior season. He now starts every game as the right offensive guard and attributes his success to having others believe in him. “I think that a lot of people cared about me, like Coach Dantonio, and a few other outside sources helped me focus,” said Moss. “There are a lot of things that I was okay at but they focused my talents and showed how I could help the team.” 68

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Favorite MSU class: Soil Resources Favorite spot on campus: “The locker room at the stadium.”

Moss waited for his chance to start and be an influential presence on the offensive line for five years. While attending Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia in 2004, he used to come up to East Lansing and attend games with his brother. Now as a starter, Moss still continues to know that he was meant to play for the Spartans. “When I went to Notre Dame, I thought, ‘this is the real deal’, and when we played Michigan, that’s when it really set in,” Moss said. “I was like, ‘I’m a starter. I’m supposed to be here.’” After overcoming all the obstacles to become a starter on the offensive line, Moss now faces new challenges. “The hardest thing is being consistent everyday,” he said. “There are a lot of people that come out here and do one good play but as a starter, you have to do it every play.” Moss says that so far this season, winning against Michigan has been his favorite game. Overall, his favorite memory of his career is from last season, when the Spartans defeated the Wolverines in Ann Arbor. Since he is from Ann Arbor, Moss said that winning in the Big House was unreal and provided him with a lot of bragging rights when he went back home. Through all of the wins and losses of his career, MSU football has provided Moss with a variety of challenges and accomplishments. Looking back on his time here, he believes the program has helped him grow. “Spartan Football means emotion,” he said. “You feel emotion in life and when you get to college and you play MSU football, you feel the emotion magnified. You feel success and failure – you feel everything.” Now that his time as an MSU football player is coming to a close, Moss has plans for after graduation. One possibility includes moving out west to work with grounds keeping in the Big Sky Conference, allowing Moss to pursue his other passion: skiing. If that opportunity to work with the Big Sky Conference doesn’t work out, Moss will try and work on a golf course. There is one thing that’s for certain – he wants to be able to have the chance to ski everyday. After his five years of hard work finally paying off, Moss will graduate with some very special memories. “I’ll leave with all the memories from the locker room and seeing all the people’s smiling faces and singing the fight song,” he said. When he graduates this year, Moss will be leaving a lasting impression with Spartan football – both on the actual turf and off.


43 Pat Angerer LB • Sr. Bettendorf, Iowa

46 Christian Ballard DL • Jr. Lawrence, Kan.

91 Broderick Binns DL • So. St. Paul, Minn.

79 Bryan Bulaga OL • Jr. Crystal Lake, Ill.

60 Kyle Calloway OL • Sr. Belleville, Ill.

94 Adrian Clayborn DL • Jr. St. Louis, Mo.

5 Ryan Donahue P • Jr. Evergreen Park, Ill.

49 A.J. Edds LB • Sr. Greenwood, Ind.

52 Rafael Eubanks OL • Sr. St. Paul, Minn.

30 Brett Greenwood DB • Jr. Bettendorf, Iowa

42 Jeremiha Hunter LB • Jr. York, Pa.

95 Karl Klug DL • Jr. Caledonia, Minn.

7 Marvin McNutt WR • So. St. Louis, Mo.

81 Tony Moeaki TE • Sr. Wheaton, Ill.

36 Brett Morse FB • Jr. Willowbrook, Ill.

1 Daniel Murray PK • Jr. Iowa City, Iowa

28 Shaun Prater DB • So. Omaha, Neb.

77 Riley Reiff OL • R-Fr. Parkston, S.D.

78 Dace Richardson OL • Sr. Wheaton, Ill.

32 Adam Robinson RB • R-Fr. Des Moines, Iowa

9 Tyler Sash DB • So. Oskaloosa, Iowa

19 Amari Spievey DB • Jr. Middletown, Conn.

12 Ricky Stanzi QB • Jr. Mentor, Ohio


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86 Trey Stross WR • Sr. Avon Lake, Ohio

kirk ferentz - HEAD COACH


2009 IOWA QUICK FACTS Location: .............................................. Iowa City, Iowa. Enrollment: ........................................................ 30,561 Nickname: .................................................... Hawkeyes Colors: ...................................................Gold and Black Conference: .......................................................Big Ten Home Field: .........................................Kinnick Stadium Capacity: ........................................................... 70,585 Head Coach: ...............................................Kirk Ferentz Alma Mater: . ...................................Connecticut (1978) Record at Northwestern: ....................77-53 (11th year) Overall Record (Years): . .....................89-74 (14th year) 2008 Overall Record: ..........................9-4 (5-3 Big Ten)

Senior Linebacker

Pat Angerer

Junior Quarterback

Ricky stanzi


MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY T W O - D E E P OFFENSE X 3 B.J. Cunningham (6-2, 212, So.) OR 2 Mark Dell (6-2, 197, Jr.) LT 57 ROCCO CIRONI (6-6, 309, Sr.-5) 71 John Deyo (6-6, 298, R-Fr.) LG 67 Joel Foreman (6-4, 306, So.) 68 Ethan Ruhland (6-5, 293, R-Fr.) C 65 Joel Nitchman (6-4, 296, Sr.-5) 66 John Stipek (6-5, 306, Jr.) RG 64 Brendon Moss (6-7, 284, Sr.-5) 75 Jared McGaha (6-6, 298, So.) RT 59 D.J. Young (6-5, 310, Jr.) 77 J’Michael Deane (6-5, 312, Jr.) TE 83 CHARLIE GANTT (6-5, 248, Jr.) 88 Brian Linthicum (6-5, 245, R-So.) Z 25 Blair White (6-2, 200, Sr.-5) 82 Keshawn Martin (5-11, 185, So.) QB 8 Kirk Cousins (6-3, 202, So.) OR 7 Keith Nichol (6-2, 215, R-So.) FB 45 Andrew Hawken (6-2, 248, Sr.-5) 42 Andrew Pendy (6-2, 240, Sr.-5) RB 22 Larry Caper (5-11, 215, Fr.) 4 Edwin Baker (5-9, 200, Fr.)

DEFENSE DE 58 TREVOR ANDERSON (6-2, 260, Sr.-5) 54 David Rolf (6-4, 228, So.) DT 99 Jerel Worthy (6-3, 292, R-Fr.) 96 Kevin Pickelman (6-4, 268, So.) NT 70 OREN WILSON (6-3, 294, Jr.) 93 Blake Treadwell (6-3, 272, Fr.) DE 89 Colin Neely (6-1, 248, Jr.) 91 Tyler Hoover (6-7, 260, R-Fr.) SAM 43 Eric Gordon (6-0, 228, Jr.) 36 Jon Misch (6-3, 207, Jr.) MIKE 53 Greg Jones (6-1, 228, Jr.) 55 Adam Decker (6-3, 238, Sr.-5) WILL 34 Brandon Denson (5-11, 230, Sr.-5) 10 Chris Norman (6-1, 215, Fr.) FC 9 Jeremy Ware (5-11, 188, Sr.-5) 37 Ross Weaver (6-1, 203, Sr.-5) FS 33 Danny Fortener (6-1, 205, Sr.-5) 31 Ashton Henderson (5-11, 189, Sr.) SS 11 Marcus Hyde (6-0, 206, Jr.) 39 Trenton Robinson (5-10, 190, So.) BC 29 Chris L. Rucker (6-2, 195, Jr.) 38 Kendell Davis-Clark (6-0, 215, Sr.-5)

SPECIAL TEAMS KO 14 BRETT SWENSON (5-8, 185, Sr.) 4 Dan Conroy (5-10, 185, R-Fr.) PK 14 BRETT SWENSON (5-8, 185, Sr.) 4 Dan Conroy (5-10, 185, R-Fr.) P 18 AARON BATES (6-0, 192, Jr.) 20 Kyle Selden (6-5, 187, So.) SN 56 ALEX SHACKLETON (6-2, 245, Jr.) 66 John Stipek (6-5, 306, Jr.) HLD 18 AARON BATES (6-0, 192, Jr.) 8 Kirk Cousins (6-3, 202, So.) KR 82 Keshawn Martin (6-0, 185, So.) 20 A.J. JIMMERSON (5-10, 205, Sr.-5) PR 82 Keshawn Martin (5-11, 185, So.) 25 Blair White (6-2, 200, Sr.-5)

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA T W O - D E E P OFFENSE WR 86 trey Stross (6-4, 200, Sr.) 6 Keenan Davis (6-3, 200, Fr.) FB 36 brett morse (6-3, 238, Jr.) 47 Wade Leppert (6-0, 245, So.) LT 79 BRYAN BULAGA (6-6, 315, Jr.) 77 Riley Reiff (6-6, 280, Fr.) LG 77 Riley Reiff (6-6, 280, Fr.) 73 Adam Gettis (6-4, 280, So.) C 52 Rafael eubanks (6-3, 280, Sr.) 67 Josh Koeppel (6-2, 267, Jr.) RG 78 DACE RICHARDSON (6-6, 305, Sr.) 63 Julian Vandervelde (6-3, 300, Jr.) RT 60 KYLE CALLOWAY (6-7, 315, Sr.) 56 Markus Zusevis (6-5, 278, So.) TE 81 TONY MOEAKI (6-4, 250, Sr.) 82 Allen Reisner (6-3, 235, Jr.) QB 12 RICKY STANZI (6-4, 218, Jr.) 16 James Vandenberg (6-3, 205, R-Fr.) RB 32 ADAM ROBINSON (5-9, 205, R-Fr.) 3 Brandon Wegher (5-11, 206, Fr.) SE 7 MARVIN MCNUTT (6-4, 215, So.) OR 15 Derrell Johnson-Koulianos (6-1, 200, Jr.) 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

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DEFENSE DE 94 ADRIAN CLAYBORN (6-3, 282, Jr.) 58 Lebron Daniel (6-2, 250, So.) DT 95 Karl KLUG (6-4, 258, Jr.) 61 Travis Meade (6-0, 285, Sr.) DT 46 CHRISTIAN BALLARD (6-5, 285, Jr.) 93 Mike Daniels (6-1, 267, So.) DE 91 Broderick binns (6-2, 255, So.) 64 Cody Hundertmark (6-4, 280, Jr.) OLB 49 A.J. EDDS (6-4, 244, Sr.) 45 Tyler Nielsen (6-4, 232, So.) MLB 43 PAT ANGERER (6-1, 235, Sr.) 48 Troy Johnson (6-2, 235, Jr.) WLB 42 Jeremiha hunter (6-2, 235, Jr.) 33 Jeff Tarpinian (6-3, 233, Jr.) LC 28 Shaun Prater (5-11, 175, So.) 10 William Lowe (5-10, 170, So.) SS 9 TYLER Sash (6-1, 210, So.) 31 David Cato (5-11, 205, So.) FS 30 Brett Greenwood (6-0, 200, Jr.) 20 Jeff Conklin (5-11,195, Sr.) RC 19 AMari Spievey (6-0, 190, Jr.) 2 Greg Castillo (5-11,180, R-Fr.) 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

SPECIAL TEAMS P 5 ryan donahue (6-3, 180, Jr.) 6 Eric Guthrie (6-6, 240, So.) PK 1 Daniel murray (5-10, 185, Jr.) 8 Trent Mossbrucker (6-0, 200 So.) PR 22 Colin Sandeman (6-1, 200, Jr.) SN 65 Andrew Schulze (6-6, 255, Jr.) 67 Josh Koeppel (6-2, 267, Jr.) HLD 5 Ryan Donahue (6-3, 180, Jr.) KR 3 Brandon Wegher (5-11, 206, Fr.) 32 Adam Robinson (5-9, 205, R-Fr.)

PK-Place Kicker P-Punter SN-Snapper HLD-Holder KR-Kick Returner PR-Punt Returner

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY N U ME R I C A L No. Name Pos. Ht. 2 Mark Dell WR 6-2 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 Fred Smith WR 6-2 7 Keith Nichol QB 6-2 8 Kirk Cousins QB 6-3 9 Jeremy Ware CB 5-10 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 Brett Swenson K 5-8 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 17 Kyle Nichol QB 5-9 18 Aaron Bates P 6-0 18 Jordan Benton WR 6-0 19 Danny Folino S 5-9 20 A.J. Jimmerson RB 5-10 20 Kyle Selden P 6-5 21 Patrick White WR 5-11 22 Larry Caper RB 5-11 22 Josh Bodell CB 6-0 23 Jairus Jones S 6-1 24 Caulton Ray RB 5-9 25 Blair White WR 6-2 25 Casey Blackport QB 6-4 26 Jesse Johnson S 5-10 26 David Spears RB 5-10 27 Andre Anderson RB 5-9 28 Denicos Allen+ S 5-10 29 Chris L. Rucker CB 6-2 30 Brynden Trawick LB 6-2 31 Ashton Henderson S 5-11 32 Ashton Leggett RB 5-11 32 Mitchell White CB 6-1 33 Danny Fortener S 6-2 34 Brandon Denson LB 5-11 34 Andre Buford RB 5-8 35 Marcus Webb LB 5-11 36 Jon Misch LB 6-3 37 Ross Weaver CB 6-1 38 Kendell Davis-Clark S 6-0 39 Trenton Robinson S 5-10 40 Roderick Jenrette S 6-1 41 Glenn Winston RB 6-2 42 Andrew Pendy FB 6-2 43 Eric Gordon LB 6-0 43 Kyler Elsworth FB 6-1 44 Josh Rouse FB 6-3 45 Andrew Hawken FB 6-2

Wt. 197 212 200 185 172 228 215 202 188 190 215 206 170 205 185 170 205 174 172 174 192 177 172 205 187 180 215 180 212 195 200 187 188 200 190 210 195 225 189 230 167 205 230 180 223 207 203 216 190 205 218 240 228 205 235 248

Elig. Cl. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. So. So. So. So. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr.-5 Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr.-5 So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Sr.-5 Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. Sr.-5 Sr. Sr.-5 Fr. So. Sr. Sr.-5 Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr.-5 Sr. Sr.-5 So. So. Jr. Sr. So. So. Sr. Sr.-5 Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr.-5

Exp. Hometown (Previous School) 2L Farmington Hills, Mich. (Harrison) 1L Westerville, Ohio (Westerville South) HS Highland Park, Mich. (Oak Park) RS Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton Warrenville S.) 1L Akron, Ohio (Buchtel) 1L Detroit, Mich. (Southeastern) RS Lowell, Mich. (Oklahoma) 1L Holland, Mich. (Holland Christian) 1L Fort Myers, Fla. (South Carolina) HS Midland, Mich. (Midland) HS Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance) 2L Fostoria, Ohio (Fostoria) HS Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance) HS Bloomfield, Mich. (Detroit Country Day) 3L Pompano Beach, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas) RS Mason, Mich. (Mason) HS Ypsilanti, Mich. (Ypsilanti) 1L Detroit, Mich. (Detroit Country Day) HS Troy, Mich. (Troy) HS Lowell, Mich. (Lowell) 2L New Concord, Ohio (John Glenn) HS Los Angeles, Calif. (Loyola) HS Okemos, Mich. (East Lansing) 3L St. Louis, Mo. (Hazelwood Central) SQ Waterford, Mich. (Our Lady of the Lakes) HS Pickerington, Ohio (Pickerington Central) HS Battle Creek, Mich. (Battle Creek Central) SQ Frankfort, Mich. (Frankfort) HS Tampa, Fla. (Wharton) RS Southfield, Mich. (Brother Rice) 3L Saginaw, Mich. (Nouvel Catholic Central) HS Hudsonville, Mich. (Hudsonville) 2L Durand, Mich. (Durand Area) RS Muskegon, Mich. (Muskegon) 1L Barrington, Ill. (Barrington) HS Hamilton, Ohio (Hamilton) 2L Warren, Ohio (Warren G. Harding) RS Marietta, Ga. (Sprayberry) 3L Tallahassee, Fla. (Lincoln) 1L Muskegon, Mich. (Muskegon) RS Livonia, Mich. (Stevenson) 3L Kettering, Ohio (Archbishop Alter) 3L Willow Run, Mich. (Willow Run) RS Waterford, Mich. (Detroit Country Day) SQ Pontiac, Mich. (Harper College) 2L Waterford, Mich. (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s) 3L Southfield, Mich. (Southfield) 3L Alliance, Ohio (Alliance) 1L Bay City, Mich. (Bay City Central) 2L Tampa, Fla. (Chamberlain) 1L Detroit, Mich. (Denby Tech) 1L Shelby Township, Mich. (Utica Eisenhower) 2L Traverse City, Mich. (Traverse City West) HS Goodrich, Mich. (Goodrich) 3L Newtown, Conn. (Valley Forge Mil Academy) 3L Grandville, Mich. (Grandville)

No. Name 4 7 Jeremy Gainer 47 Adam Setterbo 48 Drew Stevens 49 Nick Bendzuck 49 TyQuan Hammock 50 Steve Gardiner 51 Jamiihr Williams 52 Denzel Drone 53 Greg Jones 54 David Rolf 55 Adam Decker 56 Alex Shackleton 57 Rocco Cironi 57 Johnathan Strayhorn 58 Trevor Anderson 58 Hugh Stangeland 59 D.J. Young 60 Micajah Reynolds 61 Antonio Jeremiah 62 Chris McDonald 64 Brendon Moss 65 Joel Nitchman 66 John Stipek 67 Joel Foreman 68 Ethan Ruhland 69 Blake Pacheco 70 Oren Wilson 71 John Deyo 72 Nate Klatt 73 Arthur Ray Jr.+ 73 Henry Conway 74 Zach Hueter+ 75 Jared McGaha 76 Mike Schmeding 77 J’Michael Deane 79 David Barrent 80 Dion Sims 81 Brad Sonntag+ 82 Keshawn Martin 83 Charlie Gantt 84 Derek Hoebing 85 Garrett Celek 86 Myles White 87 Todd Anderson 87 Milton Colbert 88 Brian Linthicum 89 Colin Neely 89 Cam Martin 91 Tyler Hoover 92 Ishmyl Johnson 93 Blake Treadwell 94 Cameron Jude 96 Kevin Pickelman 97 Dan France 98 Michael Jordan 99 Jerel Worthy

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Ht. 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-2 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-6 6-0 6-2 6-6 6-5 6-5 6-5 6-5 6-7 6-4 6-5 6-4 6-5 6-1 6-3 6-6 6-4 6-3 6-6 6-6 6-6 6-9 6-5 6-8 6-5 5-8 5-11 6-5 6-7 6-5 6-1 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-1 6-4 6-7 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-6 6-6 6-3

Wt. 215 240 228 242 230 216 238 241 228 228 238 245 309 259 260 285 310 305 338 305 284 296 306 306 293 262 294 298 292 318 306 335 298 330 312 305 268 177 185 248 248 243 170 240 210 245 248 184 260 280 272 265 268 282 295 292

Elig. Cl. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. So. So. Sr. Sr.-5 Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr.-5 So. Jr. Sr. Sr.-5 Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. Sr.-5 Sr. Sr.-5 Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Sr. Sr.-5 Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. So. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. So.

Exp. Hometown (Previous School) HS Detroit, Mich. (Clarenceville) SQ Spring Lake, Mich. (Spring Lake Senior) RS Delaware, Ohio (Olentangy) SQ Strongsville, Ohio (Mercyhurst College) HS Fort Wayne, Ind. (Bishop Luers) RS Dublin, Ohio (Coffman) RS Lima, Ohio (Trotwood-Madison) HS Plant City, Fla. (Plant City) 2L Cincinnati, Ohio (Archbishop Moeller) 1L Piqua, Ohio (Piqua) 2L Rochester Hills, Mich. (Brother Rice) 2L Breckenridge, Colo. (Summit) 2L Warren, Ohio (Warren G. Harding) 1L Detroit, Mich. (Oak Park) 1L Detroit, Mich. (Cincinnati) HS Ridgefield, Conn. (Milford Academy) TR Lansing, Mich. (Bowling Green) HS Lansing, Mich. (Sexton) 2L Hilliard, Ohio (Hilliard Darby) RS Sterling Heights, Mich. (Henry Ford II) 1L Bay Village, Ohio (Fork Union Mil Academy) 2L Kalamazoo, Mich. (Hackett Catholic Central) 1L Macomb Township, Mich. (Dakota) 1L Highland, Mich. (Milford) RS Lake Orion, Mich. (Lake Orion) JC Salinas, Calif. (Monterey Peninsula College) 2L Teaneck, N.J. (Harmony Community) RS Battle Creek, Mich. (Gull Lake) HS Clinton, Ohio (Northwest) HS Chicago, Ill. (Mount Carmel) HS Shaker Heights, Ohio (Shaker Heights) RS Columbiaville, Mich. (North Branch) SQ Powell, Tenn. (Powell) SQ Rutherford, N.J. (St. Mary’s) SQ Toronto, Ontario (Newtonbrook Sec. School) HS Clive, Iowa (Valley) HS Detroit, Mich. (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s) SQ Saginaw, Mich. (Nouvel Catholic Central) 1L Inkster, Mich. (John Glenn) 2L Farmington Hills, Mich. (Brother Rice) HS Vermilion, Ohio (Vermilion) 1L Cincinnati, Ohio (LaSalle) RS Livonia, Mich. (Stevenson) SQ Jackson, Mich. (Napoleon) RS Villa Park, Ill. (Willowbrook) RS Charlottesville, Va. (Clemson) 1L Bethlehem, Pa. (Freedom) SQ Tampa, Fla. (H.B. Plant) RS Novi, Mich. (Novi) RS Rahway, N.J. (Milford Academy) HS East Lansing, Mich. (East Lansing) RS Chesterfield, Va. (Manchester) 1L Marshall, Mich. (Marshall) HS North Royalton, Ohio (North Royalton) 2L Lansing, Mich. (Eastern Arizona College) RS Huber Heights, Ohio (Wayne)

EXP. KEY – HS: High School; RS: Red-shirted; JC: Junior College; TR: Transfer; SQ: Squad Member; L: Letters Earned


Previous School

1 Daniel Murray

No. Name

Pos. Ht.

PK 5-10 185 Jr. Iowa City, IA


1 Justin Greiner

DB 5-10 185 Jr. Washington, IA

2 Greg Castillo


No. Name

Pos. Ht.

Wt. Yr. Hometown

Previous School

46 Christian Ballard


6-5 285 Jr. Lawrence, KS

Lawrence Free State


47 Wade Leppert


6-0 245 So. Wauconda, IL


DB 5-11 180 #Fr. Mount Laurel, NJ

St. Joseph’s Prep (PA)

48 Troy Johnson


6-2 235 Jr. Lakeland, FL


3 Brandon Wegher

RB 5-11 206 Fr. Dakota Dunes, SD

SC Bishop Heelan

49 A.J. Edds


6-4 244 Sr. Greenwood, IN

4 Jason White

DB 5-10 205 #Fr. Daveport, IA

5 Ryan Donahue


6 Keenan Davis

WR 6-3 200 Fr. Cedar Rapids, IA

6 Eric Guthrie


7 Marvin McNutt

WR 6-4 215 So. St. Louis, MO

6-3 180 Jr. Evergreen Park, IL


52 Rafael Eubanks


6-3 280 Sr. St. Paul, MN

Cretin-Derham Hall

St. Rita

53 James Ferentz


6-2 265 #Fr. Iowa City, IA

City High

54 Steve Bigach


6-3 270 #Fr. Cleveland, OH

56 Markus Zusevics


6-5 278 So. Arlington Heights, IL


57 Bruce Davis


6-0 232 So. Cleveland, OH

Glenville Glenville


6-6 240 So. Nevada, IA

Greenwood Community

Nevada Hazelwood Central

St. Ignatius

8 Trent Mossbrucker


6-0 200 So. Mooresville, IN


58 Lebron Daniel


6-2 250 So. Cleveland, OH

9 Tyler Sash


6-1 210 So. Oskaloosa, IA


60 Kyle Calloway


6-7 315 Sr. Belleville, IL


10 William Lowe

DB 5-10 170 So. Cleveland, OH

Glenville Academic Campus

61 Travis Meade


6-0 285 Sr. Iowa City, IA


11 Don Nordmann

WR 6-6 211 Jr. Hopkinton, IA

Maquoketa Valley

63 Julian Vandervelde


6-3 300 Jr. Davenport, IA


12 Ricky Stanzi


6-4 218 Jr. Mentor, OH

Lake Catholic

64 Cody Hundertmark


6-4 280 So. Humboldt, IA


14 John Wienke


6-5 220 #Fr. Tuscola, IL


65 Andrew Schulze


6-5 255 Jr. Woodridge, IL

Downers Grove South

67 Josh Koeppel


6-2 267 Jr. Iowa City, IA

16 James Vandenberg

15 Derrell Johnson-Koulianos WR 6-1 200 Jr. Campbell, OH QB

6-3 205 #Fr. Keokuk, IA


69 Kyle Haganman


6-5 285 Jr. Osage, IA

17 Taylor Herbst


6-2 205 Sr. Dubuque, IA


69 Charlie Knipper


6-4 220 Fr. Whitefish Bay, WI

18 Micah Hyde


6-1 170 Fr. Fostoria, OH


72 Matt Murphy


6-4 238 Fr. Clinton, IA

19 Amari Spievey


6-0 190 Jr. Middletown, CT


73 Adam Gettis


6-4 280 So. Frankfort, IL

20 Joe Conklin

DB 5-11 195 Sr. Davenport, IA

21 Nick Kuchel

WR 5-11 195 Jr. Kingsley, IA

22 Colin Sandeman

WR 6-1 200 Jr. Bettendorf, IA

25 Paki O’Meara

RB 5-11 211 Jr. Cedar Rapids, IA

26 Paul Chaney, Jr.

WR 5-9 167 Jr. St. Louis, MO

Cardinal Mooney


City High Osage Whitefish Bay Clinton Lincoln Way East

74 Dan Doering


6-6 300 Sr. Barrington, IL


77 Riley Reiff


6-6 280 #Fr. Parkston, SD


78 Dace Richardson


6-6 305 Sr. Wheaton, IL

Warrenville South


79 Bryan Bulaga


6-6 312 Jr. Crystal Lake, IL


81 Tony Moeaki


6-4 250 Sr. Wheaton, IL 6-3 235 Jr. Marion, IA

Kingsley-Pierson Bettendorf

Warrenville South

28 Shaun Prater

DB 5-11 175 So. Omaha, NE

82 Allen Reisner


29 Nick Nielsen


6-3 205 #Fr. Humboldt, IA


84 Ben Evans

WR 6-0 178 Jr. Iowa City, IA

30 Brett Greenwood


6-0 200 Jr. Bettendorf, IA

Pleasant Valley

86 Trey Stross

WR 6-4 200 Sr. Avon Lake, OH

Avon Lake

30 Kyle Spading


6-5 250 Sr. Belle Plaine, IA

Belle Plaine

88 J.D. Griggs


6-5 255 #Fr. Piscataway, NJ


31 David Cato

DB 5-11 205 So. Arlington, TX


90 Andy Kuempel


6-7 300 Sr. Cedar Rapids, IA

32 Adam Robinson



91 Broderick Binns


6-2 255 So. St. Paul, MN

5-9 205 #Fr. Des Moines, IA


Marian Central Catholic

33 Jeff Tarpinian


6-3 233 Jr. Omaha, NE

Millard North

92 Jonathan Gimm


6-3 235 #Fr. Houston, TX

34 Chris Rowell


6-0 195 Sr. Warrensville Hts., OH


93 Mike Daniels


6-1 267 So. Blackwood, NJ

36 Brett Morse


6-3 238 Jr. Willowbrook, IL

94 Adrian Clayborn


6-3 282 Jr. St. Louis, MO

39 Brad Herman


6-5 242 So. Metamora, IL

95 Karl Klug


6-4 258 Jr. Caledonia, MN

40 Jack Swanson

DB 5-11 195 #Fr. Naples, FL

96 Tyler Harrell


6-3 230 Fr. Dublin, OH

41 Jacob Reisen


6-2 233 Fr. Iowa City, IA

42 Jeremiha Hunter


6-2 235 Jr. York, PA

43 Pat Angerer


6-1 235 Sr. Bettendorf, IA

44 Jeff Brinson

RB 5-11 215 #Fr. St. Petersburg, FL

45 Tyler Nielsen


6-4 232 So. Humboldt, IA

Hinsdale Central Metamora Naples Regina

97 Ross Petersen


6-3 236 Jr. Durant, IA

97 Joe Forgy


6-4 250 Jr. Iowa Falls, IA


98 Chad Geary


6-3 262 Sr. Tipton, IA


99 Joe Gaglione


6-5 242 #Fr. Novelty, OH

Harrisburg Science & Tech

Marion City High

Linn-Mar Cretin-Derham Hall Westfield Highland Regional Webster Groves Caledonia Dublin Scioto Durant Ellsworth CC Tipton Lake Catholic





























































ILLINOIS Sept 5 Sept 12 Sept 26 Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 27 Dec 5

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Eastern Kentucky Western Michigan at Akron at Michigan Ohio State at Virginia Illinois at Northwestern at Iowa Wisconsin at Penn State Purdue

W, 19-13 W, 23-19 W, 38-21 L, 33-36 L, 14-33 L, 7-47 W, 27-14 12:00 pm 12:00 pm TBA TBA TBA

Northern Iowa at Iowa State Arizona at Penn State Arkansas State Michigan at Wisconsin at Michigan State Indiana Northwestern at Ohio State Minnesota

W, 17-16 W, 35-3 W, 27-17 W, 21-10 W, 24-21 W, 30-28 W, 20-10 7:05 pm 12:00 pm TBA TBA TBA


Western Michigan Notre Dame Eastern Michigan Indiana at Michigan State at Iowa Delaware State Penn State at Illinois Purdue at Wisconsin Ohio State

Sept 5 Sept 12 Sept 19 Sept 26 Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 21

Montana State Central Michigan at Notre Dame at Wisconsin Michigan at Illinois Northwestern Iowa at Minnesota Western Michigan at Purdue Penn State

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at Syracuse Air Force California at Northwestern Wisconsin Purdue at Penn State at Ohio State Michigan State Illinois South Dakota State at Iowa

Towson Eastern Michigan at Syracuse Minnesota at Purdue Miami (OH) at Michigan State Indiana Penn State at Iowa at Illinois Wisconsin

W, 47-14 W, 27-24 L, 34-37 L, 24-35 W, 27-21 W, 16-6 L, 14-24 12:00 pm 4:30 pm TBA TBA TBA

Navy USC at Toledo Illinois at Indiana Wisconsin at Purdue Minnesota New Mexico State at Penn State Iowa at Michigan

W, 31-27 L, 15-18 W, 38-0 W, 30-0 W, 33-14 W, 31-13 L, 18-26 12:00 pm 12:00 pm TBA TBA TBA

PENN STATE W, 31-7 W, 38-34 W, 45-17 W, 36-33 L, 20-26 L, 28-30 W, 63-6 3:30 pm 3:30 pm TBA TBA TBA

Sept 5 Sept 12 Sept 19 Sept 26 Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 21

Akron Syracuse Temple Iowa at Illinois Eastern Illinois Minnesota at Michigan at Northwestern Ohio State Indiana at Michigan State

W, 31-7 W, 28-7 W, 31-6 L, 10-21 W, 35-17 W, 52-3 W, 20-0 3:30 pm 4:30 pm TBA TBA TBA

Toledo at Oregon Northern Illinois Notre Dame Northwestern at Minnesota Ohio State Illinois at Wisconsin at Michigan Michigan State at Indiana

W, 52-31 L, 36-38 L, 21-28 L, 21-24 L, 21-27 L, 20-35 W, 26-18 12:00 pm 12:00 pm TBA TBA TBA

PURDUE W, 44-3 L, 27-29 L, 30-33 L, 30-38 W, 26-20 W, 24-14 W, 24-14 7:05 pm 8:00 pm 12:00 pm TBA TBA

Sept 5 Sept 12 Sept 19 Sept 26 Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 21


MINNESOTA Sept 5 Sept 12 Sept 19 Sept 26 Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 21

Sept 5 Sept 12 Sept 19 Sept 26 Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 21 Sept 5 Sept 12 Sept 19 Sept 26 Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 21


IOWA Sept 5 Sept 12 Sept 19 Sept 26 Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 21

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MICHIGAN Missouri Illinois State at Ohio State Penn State Michigan State at Indiana at Purdue Michigan at Minnesota Northwestern at Cincinnati Fresno State

INDIANA Sept 3 Sept 12 Sept 19 Sept 26 Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 21


W, 23-20 W, 20-13 L, 21-35 W, 35-24 L, 28-31 W, 35-20 L, 0-20 12:00 pm 8:00 pm TBA TBA TBA

Sept 5 Sept 12 Sept 19 Sept 26 Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 31 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 21 Dec 5

Northern Illinois Fresno State Wofford Michigan State at Minnesota at Ohio State Iowa Purdue at Indiana Michigan at Northwestern at Hawaii

W, 28-20 W, 34-31 W, 44-14 W, 38-30 W, 31-28 L, 13-31 L, 10-20 12:00 pm TBA TBA TBA TBA




Mobile lab allows MSU researcher to study air quality, health effects By Jason Cody, University Relations

A new mobile air research laboratory will help a team of researchers led by a Michigan State University professor better understand the damaging health effects of air pollution and why certain airborne particles - emitted from plants and vehicles - induce disease and illness. Jack Harkema, a University Distinguished Professor of pathobiology and diagnostic investigation in the College of Veterinary Medicine, will deploy the new 53-foot, 36,000-pound center - dubbed “AirCARE 2” throughout southern Michigan, including metropolitan Detroit. “The mobile laboratory allows us to analyze ‘realworld’ pollution in communities that may be at risk,” he said. “We can study why certain ailments, such as asthma, cardiovascular disease and even obesity, may be more pronounced after exposure to particulate air pollution.” With about 450 square feet of indoor laboratory space, the $400,000 center helps researchers study fine and ultrafine particles in air pollution. These small particles have been found to increase mortality and

MSU professor Jack Harkema is seen atop AirCARE 2, his team’s second mobile lab to study air pollution and its damaging health effects. Courtesy photo.

Michigan on the projects. Research and Graduate Studies. The new fine particle “We know particles in the air can exacerbate concentrator in the AirCARE 2 received some funds pre-existing respiratory and cardiovascular disease from the Electric Power Research Institute and the in people,” Harkema said. “We need American Petroleum Institute. to understand why. There are many The first MSU Mobile Air Research Laboratory, different components to air pollution, AirCARE 1, currently spends six months of the year and we want to determine which of in metro Detroit conducting air pollution studies these are most harmful and where there and then six months in Los Angeles as part of a sixcome from.” university partnership known as the federal Southern The addition of the new mobile California Particle Center in California. The $8 million laboratory allows Harkema and partnership, funded by the EPA and led by UCLA, is U-M collaborators Robert Brook, a a five-year endeavor to investigate how exposure to cardiologist, and Gerald Keeler, an airborne particles affects health and how the impact atmospheric scientist, to conduct a varies with the source, chemical composition and new study funded by the Environmental physical size. Protection Agency. As part of the project, The new mobile air research laboratory dubbed AirCARE 2 will help MSU researchers analyze air polluHarkema, Brook and Keeler will deploy For MSU news on the Web, go to tion and its damaging health effects. Courtesy photo AirCARE 2 in morbidity among susceptible people with pre-existing rural southeastern Michigan health conditions such as heart disease. to study the cardiovascular Housed in a converted semitrailer, the mobile health effects of transported laboratory pulls air from the surrounding atmosphere air pollution originating from through an air-particle concentrator, allowing the distant emission sites in scientists to selectively collect the particles and analyze Michigan or adjacent states. for chemical components that may be responsible for AirCARE 2 was partly damaging health effects. funded through the MSU Researchers can study the subtle effects of strategic partnership grant, controlled particle exposure on both laboratory the Michigan Agricultural animals and human subjects, providing clues on why Experiment Station, the and how pollutant particles are so harmful to the heart College of Veterinary and lungs. Harkema works closely with environmental Medicine and the Office MSU professor Jack Harkema and Emily White, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, analyze data at the and biomedical researchers from the University of of the Vice President for new mobile air research laboratory dubbed AirCARE 2. Courtesy photo 78

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TECHNOLOGY By Mary Platt In the past year or so, we’ve gone from “smart phones” to “super-smart phones” – and what’s next? Super-duper smart phones? Phones smarter than we are? (Which may already be the case – my phone is a computer, GPS, camera, calendar, takes the place of my watch, holds my music collection and plays videos and TV shows. The only thing it’s not really so great at is being an actual phone…) Today we take for granted things that would have seemed wonders only a few decades ago – and this afternoon’s Spartan Marching Band performance salutes some of our favorite techno-devices, in song, dance and sound. To the music of U2’s “Vertigo,” the Spartan Band forms a giant iPod – keep an eye on its green screen for band members dancing like the silhouettes in the famous iPod commercial! And – you think your cell phone has a great library of ring tones? Listen to the Spartan Band’s ring tone collection – can trumpets, saxes and trombones sound like your Nokia or Verizon ringer? You might be surprised! Especially for the student section, the Spartan musicians close the show by dancing to a true Internet phenomenon. First recorded as the song “Dragostea din tei” by the Moldovan band O-zone, the tune topped European charts for weeks in 2004. Later that year, a New Jersey guy named Gary Brolsma filmed himself in front of his computer lip-synching to the lyrics and doing what quickly became known as the “Numa Numa Dance.” His quirky gyrations to the irresistible song made him an instant Internet superstar, with (according to some estimates) more than 700 million views. All together now: “Vrei sa pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei / Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei!” For more information, history, videos, sound clips and much more, visit For information about how to join the Spartan Band Fan Club, visit Mary Platt, a Spartan Band trumpet alumna, is a publicist and arts/ entertainment writer in Los Angeles.

MSU SPARTAN MARCHING BAND 2009 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 Graduate Assistants: Jamal Duncan Paul Crockett Richard Frey Colin McKenzie Color Guard Coordinator: Orlando Suttles Visual Assistant: John Schwarz Drum Major: Rachel Linsmeier Feature Twirler: Lacey Sekar-Anderson Band Manager: Dani Payne “The Voice of the Spartan Band”: Peter Clay 80

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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 26

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 16-10

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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

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* 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-




1951 National Champions (9-0-0)

1952 National Champions (9-0-0)

1955 National Champions (9-1-0)

1957 National Champions (8-1-0)

1965 National Champions (10-1-0)

1966National Champions (9-0-1)

Selectors: Billingsley, Helms, Poling.

Selector: Boand

Selectors: Consensus – UPI, NFF, FWAA, Berryman, Billingsley, DeVold, Dunkel, FB News, Helms, Litkenhous, Poling, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess).


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Selectors: Consensus – AP, UPI, Boand, DeVold, Dunkel, Football Research, Helms, Litkenhous, National Championship Foundation, Sagarin, Williamson.

Selectors: Dunkel

Selectors: Consensus – NFF, Football Research, Helms, Poling.

Spartan all-americans Flozell Adams - 1997 #76, OT, 6-7, 330 Bellwood, Ill.

Jerry DaPrato - 1915 FB, 170 Iron Mountain, Mich.

Eric Allen - 1971 #24, TB, 5-9, 161 Georgetown, S.C.

Joe DeLamielleure - 1972 #59, OG, 6-3, 242 Center Line, Mich.

Morten Andersen - 1981 #8, PK, 6-2, 195 Struer, Denmark

Don Dohoney - 1953 #80, E, 6-1, 193 Ann Arbor, Mich.

Bob Apisa - 1965, 66 #45, FB, 6-1, 212 Honolulu, Hawaii

Al Dorrow - 1951 #47, QB, 6-0, 175 Imlay City, Mich.

Ed Bagdon - 1949 #65, G, 5-10, 200 Dearborn, Mich.

Dorne Dibble - 1950 #82, E, 6-2, 198 Adrian, Mich.

Carl Banks - 1983 #54, OLB, 6-6, 235 Flint, Mich.

Ellis Duckett - 1952 #32, E, 5-10, 176 Flint, Mich.

Harlon Barnett - 1989 #36, CB, 6-0, 192 Cincinnati, Ohio

Billy Joe DuPree - 1972 #89, TE, 6-4, 216 West Monroe, La.

Dave Behrman - 1961, 62 #51, OT, 6-4, 247 Dowagiac, Mich.

Paul Edinger - 1998 #1, PK, 5-10, 175 Lakeland, Fla.

LeRoy Bolden - 1953 #39, HB, 5-7 1/2, 163 Flint, Mich.

James Ellis - 1951, 52 #11, DB, 5-11, 175 Saginaw, Mich.

Mark Brammer - 1978 #91, TE, 6-4, 225 Traverse City, Mich.

Brandon Fields - 2004 #8, P, 6-6, 234 Toledo, Ohio

Art Brandstatter - 1936 #31, FB, 5-11, 175 Ecorse, Mich.

Larry Fowler - 1953 #70, T, 6-1, 200 Lansing, Mich.

Allen Brenner - 1968 #86, DB, 6-1, 194 Niles, Mich.

Kirk Gibson - 1978 #23, WR, 6-2, 210 Waterford, Mich.

Ed Budde - 1962 #79, OT, 6-4, 243 Detroit, Mich.

Ron Goovert - 1965 #61, LB, 5-10, 205 Ferndale, Mich.

James Burroughs - 1981 #28, CB, 6-1, 190 Pahokee, Fla.

Sonny Grandelius - 1950 #24, FB, 6-0, 195 Muskegon Heights, Mich.

Robert Carey - 1951 #88, E, 6-5, 215 Charlevoix, Mich.

Roger Grove - 1930 QB, 6-1, 185 Sturgis, Mich.

Lynn Chandnois - 1949 #14, HB, 6-2, 195 Flint, Mich.

Herb Haygood - 2001 #2, KR, 6-0, 190 Sarasota, Fla.

DeAndra Cobb - 2003 #21, KR, 5-10, 186 Las Vegas, Nev.

Clint Jones - 1965, 66 #26, HB, 6-0, 206 Cleveland, Ohio

Don Coleman - 1951 #78, T, 5-10, 185 Flint, Mich.

Steve Juday - 1965 #23, QB, 6-0, 178 Northville, Mich.

Ron Curl - 1971 #94, DT, 6-1, 250 Chicago, Ill.

Walt Kowalczyk - 1957 #14, HB, 6-0, 205 Westfield, Mass.

Dan Currie - 1957 #55, C, 6-3, 225 Detroit, Mich.

Bob Kula - 1989 #63, OT, 6-4, 282 West Bloomfield, Mich.

clint jones - 1965-66

carl banks - 1983

BRAD VAN PELT - 1971-72 86

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Javon ringer - 2008 RB, 5-9, 202 Dayton, Ohio

Frank Kush - 1952 #60, G, 5-9, 180 Windber, Pa.

Blake Miller - 1915 E, 160 Tonawanda, N.Y.

Charles Rogers - 2002 #1, WR, 6-4, 205 Saginaw, Mich.

Dick Tamburo - 1952 #52, C, 6-1, 200 New Kensington, Pa.

Earl Lattimer - 1963 #76, G, 5-11, 218 Dallas, Texas

Ralf Mojsiejenko - 1983 #2, P, 6-3, 198 Bridgman, Mich.

George Saimes - 1962 #40, FB, 5-10, 186 Canton, Ohio

Brad Van Pelt - 1971, 72 #10, S, 6-5, 221 Owosso, Mich.

Sherm Lewis - 1963 #20, HB, 5-9, 154 Louisville, Ky.

Greg Montgomery - 1986, 87 #23, P, 6-4, 210 Shrewsbury, N.J.

Ron Saul - 1969 #70, OG, 6-2, 239 Butler, Pa.

Sidney Wagner - 1935 #17, G, 5-11, 186 Lansing, Mich.

Dean Look - 1959 #24, QB, 5-10, 175 Lansing, Mich.

Earl Morrall - 1955 #21, QB, 6-1, 180 Muskegon, Mich.

Scott Shaw - 1997 #73, OG, 6-4, 297 Sterling Heights, Mich.

Gene Washington - 1965, 66 #84, WR, 6-3, 218 LaPorte, Texas

Harold Lucas - 1965 #51, MG, 6-2, 257 Detroit, Mich.

Carl Nystrom - 1955 #68, G, 5-10, 194 Marquette, Mich.

Bill Simpson - 1973 #29, DB, 6-1, 185 Royal Oak, Mich.

George Webster - 1965, 66 #90, ROV, 6-4, 218 Anderson, S.C.

Tony Mandarich - 1987, 88 #79, OT, 6-6, 315 Oakville, Ontario

Julian Peterson - 1999 #98, LB, 6-4, 235 Hillcrest Heights, Md.

Charles “Bubba” Smith - 1965, 66 #95, DE, 6-7, 268 Beaumont, Texas

Jerry West - 1966 #77, OT, 5-11, 218 Durand, Mich.

Don Mason - 1949 #60, G, 5-10, 195 Wayne, Mich.

John Pingel - 1938 #37, HB, 6-0, 178 Mt. Clemens, Mich.

Robaire Smith - 1998 #91, DE, 6-5, 268 Flint, Mich.

Lorenzo White - 1985, 87 #34, TB, 5-11, 204 Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Norm Masters - 1955 #57, T, 6-2, 225 Detroit, Mich.

Gerald Planutis - 1955 #45, FB, 5-11, 175 West Hazelton, Pa.

Percy Snow - 1988, 89 #48, MLB, 6-3, 240 Canton, Ohio

Sam Williams - 1958 #88, E, 6-5, 225 Dansville, Mich.

Don McAuliffe - 1952 #40, HB, 6-1, 190 Chicago, Ill.

Andre Rison - 1988 #1, WR, 5-11, 195 Flint, Mich.

Ray Stachowicz - 1979, 80 #19, P, 6-0, 190 Broadview Heights, Ohio

Tom Yewcic - 1952 #41, QB, 5-11, 180 Conemaugh, Pa.







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. Todd Schultz (360-593) 1994-97 5. Tony Banks (301-496) 1994-95 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. Gene Glick 1946-49 2. Earl Morrall 1953-55 3. Drew Stanton 2003-06 4. Jim Ninowski 1955-57 5. Dave Yarema 1982-86

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 1998 4. Bill Burke 5. Dave Yarema 1986 Touchdown Passes 1. Drew Stanton 2005 2. Jeff Smoker 2003 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 .629 .621 .607 .607 8,932 6,524 6,159 5,809 5,706 61 46 43 43 42 142.3 140.5 138.7 136.0 135.7



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

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 2,595 2,581

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


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. 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 Northwestern 1989 Eastern Michigan 2008 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

56 53 49 44 44 350 292 286 282 268 6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4






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. Charles Rogers 2002 3. Charles Rogers 2001 4. Plaxico Burress 1999 5. Plaxico Burress 1998 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. 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 68 67 66 65 1,470 1,351 1,260 1,142 1,080 25.1 24.6 24.4 24.1 23.4 14 13 12 8 8 8 8

Receptions 1. Matt Trannon 2. Devin Thomas Plaxico Burress 4. Mitch Lyons 5. Kerry Reed Josh Keur Andre Rison 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

E. Michigan 2006 Indiana 2007 Florida 2000 Michigan 1992 Minnesota 2006 Northwestern 1997 Indiana 1986

14 13 13 12 11 11 11

Fresno State 2001 Michigan 1999 Georgia 1989 Wisconsin 2001 California 2008

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






Points Scored 1. Dave Rayner 2001-04 334 2. John Langeloh 1987-90 308 3. Chris Gardner 1994-97 281 4. Brett Swenson 2006-08 276 5. Morten Andersen 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. Earl Morrall 1953-55 7.41 2. Drew Stanton 2003-06 6.82 3. Tom Yewcic 1951-53 6.64 4. George Guerre 1946-48 6.57 5. Tony Banks 1994-95 6.46

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 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. Brian Hoyer 2007 2,620 4. Jeff Smoker 2001 2,521 5. Dave Yarema 1986 2,359 Total Offense Yards Per Attempt (min. 200 attempts) 1. Jeff Smoker 2001 7.35 2. Drew Stanton 2004 7.24 3. Drew Stanton 2005 7.19 4. Charlie Baggett 1974 7.08 5. Todd Schultz 1996 7.07

Total Touchdowns 1. Blake Ezor 2. Javon Ringer 3. 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

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Northwestern 1989 Eastern Michigan 2008 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

Northwestern 1989 Eastern Michigan 2008 Illinois 1995 UAB 2007 Penn State 1999 Penn State 1997 Indiana 1996 Purdue 1996 C. Michigan 1993 Indiana 1992 Purdue 1990 Indiana 1989 Northwestern 1980 Minnesota 1979 Purdue 1971 Minnesota 1971 Iowa 1965 Hawaii 1947

36 30 26 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24

(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 2. Javon Ringer 3. Scott Greene 4. Jehuu Caulcrick T.J. Duckett Sedrick Irvin Sedrick Irvin Sedrick Irvin Craig Thomas Craig Thomas Tico Duckett Blake Ezor Steve Smith Derek Hughes Eric Allen Eric Allen Clinton Jones Bud Crane Total Offense Yards 1. Drew Stanton 2. Drew Stanton 3. Jeff Smoker 4. Bill Burke 5. Drew Stanton

Minnesota 2004 Hawaii 2004 Fresno State 2001 Michigan 1999 Notre Dame 2005

410 406 393 383 375


RECORDS Julian peterson 48 TACKLES FOR LOSS IN A CAREER 1998-99

DEFENSE • CAREER Tackles 1. Dan Bass 1976-79 2. Percy Snow 1986-89 3. Ike Reese 1994-97 4. Josh Thornhill 1998-2001 5. Chuck Bullough 1988-91 Tackles For Losses 1. Julian Peterson (215 yards) 1998-99 2. Larry Bethea (230) 1975-77 3. Travis Davis (248) 1986-89 4. Robaire Smith (169) 1997-99 5. Mike Labinjo (144) 2000-03 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


DEFENSE • SEASON 541 473 420 395 391 48 43 39 38 33.5 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

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Tackles 1. Chuck Bullough 1991 2. Percy Snow 1989 3. Chuck Bullough 1990 Percy Snow 1988 5. Dan Bass 1979 Tackles for Losses 1. Julian Peterson (140 yards) 1999 2. Ervin Baldwin (89) 2007 3. Julian Peterson (75) 1998 Larry Bethea (93) 1977 5. Mike Labinjo (64) 2001 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

DEFENSE • GAME 175 172 164 164 160 30 18.5 18 18 17 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

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

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Brian Hoyer

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Devin Thomas

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Eric Smith

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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


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Rick Comley Ice Hockey

Tom Izzo Men’s Basketball

Tom Minkel Wrestling

Tom Saxton Women’s Soccer

Mark Dantonio Football

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Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll Women’s Golf

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The spartan

Marching band The 300-member Spartan Marching Band, which enters its 139th season in 2009, 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 21st 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 1952, 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 E-flat cornets play the high “woodwindlike” 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 15 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.


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Alma Mater:

MSU Shadows MSU, we love thy shadows

When from these scenes we wander

When twilight silence falls,

And twilight shadows fade,

Flushing deep and softly paling

Our memory still will linger

O’er ivy covered halls;

Where light and shadows played;

Beneath the pines we’ll gather

In the evening oft we’ll gather

To give our faith so true,

And pledge our faith anew,

Sing our love for Alma Mater

Sing our love for Alma Mater

And thy praises MSU.

And thy praises MSU.

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 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.




SPARTAN CHEER TEAM 2009-2010 Cheer Team line up Back Row (from left) - Eric Engle, Ronjon Casanova-Smith, Nick Ondovscik, Ryan Schoen, Andy Wang, Jon Evans, James Kauserud 2nd Row Down (from left) - Brett Kavulich, Nick Moritz, Dan Roush, Ben Moritz, Dan Housekeeper Middle Row (from left) - Jessica Keene, Sam Saracco, Stephanie Lewis, Audrey Dahlgren, Crystal Bruns, Nicole DeMarco 2nd Row Up (from left) - Kailey Forbes, Megan Cesarone, Lindsay Bauman, Casey Gunthorpe, Ashley Wright, Julianne Zelony Front Row (from left) - Katelynn Andreen, Andrea Decker, Lauryn Przeslawski, Taylor Young, Storm Garfield Not in picture: Avi Kotte, Brandon Davis, Jarriel Keys, Jason Horowitz, John Franklin, Nick VanOosten, Preeya Dalian



SPARTAN DANCE TEAM 2009-2010 Dance Team line up Top Row Leah Shipley, Anna Altadonna, Jamie Capodieci Middle Row Kendall Philip, Monica Moorman, Kim Bork, Lauren Blaine, Emily Wiggins, Janelle Fox, Lindsay Bacigalupo Bottom Row Jill Szymczak, Lindsey Little, Mackenzie Moffatt, Hayley Laird, Kara Otto, Chantal Lindsay Not pictured: Jessica Hersh


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On Oct. 1, 1999, Michigan State University unveiled its new Athletics Hall of Fame. Located in the Clara Bell Smith Student-Athlete 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.

Fred Alderman

George Alderton

Chet Aubuchon

Ed Bagdon

Gloria Becksford

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

Richard Berry

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

Amo Bessone

Art Brandstatter, Sr.

Molly Brennan

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

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

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



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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

Football 1934-36 Hometown - East Lansing, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1994 • 1936 All-American • 1961 Selection to Sports Illustrated’s Silver Anniversary AllAmerica Team • 1990 Jack Breslin Lifetime Achievement Award winner

Basketball 1939-40, 42 Hometown - Gary, IN Hall of Fame Class - 1996 • Called the “Houdini of the Hardwood” • Spartans’ first basketball All-American

Track 1979-82 Hometown - Waterford, MI Hall of Fame Class - 1993 • 1982 Rhodes Scholar • 1981-82 All-American sprinter • 1982 Sportswoman of the Year


Julie Farrell-Ovenhouse INDUCTED 2005


Jack Breslin

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

Chester Brewer

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)

Judi Brown

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

Lauren Brown

Leander Burnett

Bob Carey

Lynn Chandnois

Don Coleman

Fendley Collins

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

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

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 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

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

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)

Shirley Cook

Jerry DaPrato

Duffy Daugherty

Chuck Davey

Joe DeLamielleure

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

Marshall Dill

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

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

Gary Dilley

Jim Ellis

Sue Ertl

Julie Farrell-Ovenhouse

Dr. James Feurig

Mary Fossum

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

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

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)

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 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

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

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

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

Golf Coach 1973-97 Hometown - Green Bay, WI Hall of Fame Class - 2003 • Led the Spartans to five straight Big Ten titles from 197478 plus 1982 crown • Guided team to six-consecutive AIAW National Championships from 1973-78




Richard Frey

Lyman Frimodig

John Fuzak

Kirk Gibson

Cheryl Gilliam

Everett “Sonny” Grandelius

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

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

Johnny Green

George Guerre

Roger Grove

John Hannah

George M. “Jud” Heathcote

Jack Heppinstall

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

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

Burl Jennings

Merle Jennings

Wrestling 1941-43 Hometown - Tulsa, OK Hall of Fame Class - 1995 • Two-time NCAA Champion • 1943 co-captain with twin brother

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

Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Joyce Kazmierski

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

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

Crawford “Forddy” Kennedy

Henry Kennedy

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

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

Basketball 1957-59 Hometown - Dayton, OH Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • Three-time All-American • 1959 Big Ten MVP • Three-time All-Big Ten

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

Greg Kelser

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


Earvin “magic” johnson

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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

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

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

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)

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

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


Clarence “biggie” Munn



Gene Kenney

John Kobs

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

Frank Kush

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

Bonnie Lauer

Sherman Lewis

Danny Litwhiler

Dean Look

William Mack

Jane Manchester-Meyers

Robert “Buck” McCurry

Gale Mikles

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

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

Deanne Moore

Earl Morrall

Clarence “Biggie” Munn

Gwen Norrell Ph.D.

Herb Odom

Weldon Olson

Grady Peninger

George Perles

John Pingel

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/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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boxing 1952-55 Hometown – Flint, MI Hall of Fame Class - 2005 • Back-to-back NCAA Champion at 147 pounds (1954-55) • Led MSU to 1955 team National Championship • Two-time All-American (1954-55) • Compiled a 29-5-2 career record

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Steve Smith



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

Ernestine Russell-Weaver

Gymnastics 1957-60 Hometown - Windsor, Ontario, Canada Hall of Fame Class - 1992 • 1955 AAU National Champion • Competed without a team at MSU • Member of 1956 and 1960 Canadian Olympic teams

Clarke Scholes

Tom Ross

George Saimes

Karl Schlademan

Baseball/Basketball 1945-47 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

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

Hockey 1973-76 Hometown – Dearborn, MI Hall of Fame Class - 2007 • Holds MSU career records with 324 points, 138 goals and 186 assists • Second college player to reach 300-point mark • 1975 and 1976 All-American • NCAA record-holder with 72 power-play goals

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

Scott Skiles

Charles “Bubba” Smith

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

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

Gideon “Charlie” Smith

Steve Smith

Fred Stabley, Jr.

Valerie Sterk Kemper

Brad Van Pelt

Doug Volmar

Gene Washington

Herb Washington

George Webster

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Track and Field 1969-72 Hometown - Flint, MI Hall of Fame Class - 2000 • Four-time All-American • 1970 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

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

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

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

Invest In Champions The Spartan Fund is the principal fundraising arm of Michigan State Athletics and plays a vital role in providing student-athletes the opportunity to excel in the classroom and on the field. Fielding competitive athletic teams at the national level is a costly endeavor, and one that Michigan State Athletics must bear the burden of funding entirely through private support. As the scholarship costs incurred for our student-athletes continue to rise, it is imperative that we seek the philanthropic support of Spartan faithful from around the world. If you are not a member of the Spartan Fund, we encourage you to consider joining today. Help put each of our 800 student-athletes in a position to be at the top of their game on the field and in the classroom. For more information on the Spartan Fund, please call our office at (517) 432-4610 or visit our website at Have You Heard... About the New Spartan Fund Rep Program? Sign up 3-5 new Spartan Fund members and enjoy exclusive benefits along with the pride of growing the Spartan Nation. Become a Spartan Fund representative today! That there is Premium Seating Available? Enjoy the best seats in the house with premium seating in football, hockey and men’s/ women’s basketball. About the seat adjustment in men’s basketball for the 2010-2011 season? Priority is measured by overall investment to MSU Athletics. That all gifts to Spartan Athletics through the Spartan Fund are tax-deductible.

Spartan Planned Giving Society The Spartan Planned Giving Society is an athletic donor society that recognizes donors who have provided future or “planned” gifts to the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Planned gifts typically fund endowments upon their realization although the option to make the future gift expendable is available. Planned gifts are considered legacy gifts because of their perpetual benefits to the Athletic Department and the University. If you plan to name or have already named Michigan State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics as a beneficiary in your will(s) or estate/retirement plan, we encourage you to notify us so we may accurately record your intent and include you in the Landon Society, the Spartan Planned Giving Society and the appropriate MSU major donor society. Contact the Spartan Fund at (517)432-4610 if you are interested in finding out more about a planned gift.

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American Physicians Assurance Corporation APEX Spring & Stamping Corporation Howard and Vivian Ballein Alfred Berkowitz Foundation Bob and Val Bernecker Scott and Natalie Bernecker Dennis and Cheryl Bhaskaran Dan and Sherry Bowen Kirk and Patricia Brannock Craig and Vicki Brown Shane H. Bullough Norm and Rosemary Byrne Century Specialties, Inc. Continental ID/Spartan Graphics Kelly P. Coffey Honorable Dolores M. and Byron J. Cook Craig and Mary Helen Crooks Dan Henry Distributing Kellie and Marilyn Dean Delta Dental Plan of Michigan Doug and Valerie DeMartin Edward and Laura Demmer John Demmer Marguerite A. Demmer Mr. and Mrs. William A. Demmer Densmore Hart Family Fund Scott and Terri Devon Downtown Coaches Club John Dykema and Michele Maly Dykema Kris and Jennifer Elliott Fastbreak Club Dr. John B. Faust, II Fincor Solutions Mr. and Mrs. Morton M. Finkelstein Forest Health Services LLC Foster, Swift, Collins and Smith P.C. Edward C. Fox, Jr. and Patricia A. McKay Thomas S. and Mickie Fox Family Joe and Betty Gadaleto John and Sharon Garside Rick George Robert L. and Carol Gerbel Michael B. and Glenda Glenn Don and Phoebe Griffin Mr. and Mrs. William Guzy Tom and Carol Harding Philip and Reedy Hickey Jeffrey and Rhonda Hodgkins Jan Holcomb Mr. and Mrs. William G. Janis Richard and Tracy Johnson Spencer and Julianne Johnson David and Karen Jordan Mike and Lanae Kettlewell Terry and Cindy Lanzen Rick and Suzanne Lasch Michael J. and Patricia A. Lynd Barbara and Ben Maibach III Clark and Kathleen Manning Mark and Vicki Matthews Harry W. Maxwell Alec McAree John B. McKay Drayton and Elizabeth McLane MHA Service Corporation Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company Mr. Michael and Dr. Anna Miller Todd R. and Marcia K. Moss MSU Club of West Michigan Craig and Lisa Murray Jim Nelson Noble International, LTD.

George and Marilyn Nugent Terrell R. Oetzel, MAI, CRE Oral Surgery Associates of Lansing Joe D. Pentecost Foundation Trustee George J. and Sally A. Perles James and Janice Petcoff Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Petty Dr. Gregory and Susan Piro Mr. and Mrs. Randall L. Pittman Roger and Kim Pitzer Poppa Leo’s Pizza David and Joan Porteous R S Engineering, LLC Randy and Marci Ralph Steve and Brenda Ramsby John and Mary Rayis Douglas and Carol Rearick Rebounders Club - MSU Darrel and Dawn Reece Peter and Joan Secchia Cristina M. and Peter F. Serra Wilfred G. and Carol Shedd Mary Ellen Sheets and Tom Amiss Drs. Lou Anna K. and Roy J. Simon Bob and Julie Skandalaris Ron E. and Josephine Smith Steve and Millie Smith George P. and Judith A. Spanske Jane and Gordon Spink Gerald L. and Stephanie Stanton Jeff and Trisha Stanton Mr. and Mrs. Gordon L. Stauffer Do Good Things Foundation Mr. and Mrs. David C. Stone Bret Story Bruce J. Shnider and Patricia L. Strandness Joni and John Sztykiel Dr. Thomas and Teresa Tarn Mary E. Tatter The Christman Company Joseph and Jamie Ann Thomas Mark W. and Anne Timmons Tom and Mary Jo Tuori Universal Forest Products, Inc. Gary and Margaret Valade Eldon and Carol VanSpybrook Ken and Marilyn Way Thomas J. Welch Jeffrey and Christine West Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. White Jill and Gary Witzenburg

Scholarship Donors of $10,000 up to $24,999

Mike and Lorene Abel Dr. Christopher Abood Dr. Beth Alexander Darryl and Sharon Allen American Collegiate Marketing, Inc. Michael Anderson Mike and Carol Anderson Tom and Ellen Antaya B & J Moving and Storage Merrill Bailey Nathaniel Lake Jr. and Patricia Ann Baines-Lake Bert and Lisa Baker Ernie and Leanne Balcueva & Family Dennis and Donna Banks John and Maureen Beadle

Scholarship Richard E. Beckman Dick and Marie J. Belding Philip and Susan Bickel John and Marie Black Patricia and David Brogan Scott R. and Lynne M. Burnett Business Machines Company Inc. John and Irene Cantlon James F. Carr, Jr. and Diane S. Carr Mark D. Castellani Dale and Patty Chiara Joseph and Jane Cissell Gary M. Ciampa Martin Louis Clemens Stanford and Cynthia Compton Andy and Sandy Conner Roger and Shelia Conrad Cynthia M. Conway J.F. Cordes, MD Mr. Jay A. Craig Mr. and Mrs. James A. Currie Alfred and Cynthia D’Amico Mark and Becky Dantonio Mr. and Mrs. Kellie P. Dean Mr. and Mrs. Milo R. DeVries Jane and Fred Dibbern John and Joan Dobben Walter and Cara Drenth Lynette and Tim Drumhiller DTN Management Co Thomas Duncan and Leslie DeVera-Duncan David S. Durant Mrs. Shirley Durr Mr. and Mrs. William Ebbert John S. and Beth A. Faber Susan M. and Jack P. Fedorchak The Honorable Joel Ferguson Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fisher Herbert and Christine Fluharty Harry and Ruth Ann Foiles Brunet Vincent D. Foster Dick and Janet Fullmer Ronald and Katie Gantner Carole Sorenson and Martin Gibbs Robert J. Gordon, D.O. and Lori S. Roberts-Gordon Alton and Jan Granger Gary and Pam Granger Dr. and Mrs. James M. Grannell Mrs. Susan L. Grant Andrew Greenlee Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Grimes The Growney Family Susanna E. Growney Gunthorpe Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Larry and Janet Gunthorpe Harlo Corporation David E. and Karen Bush Havrilla Dr. and Mrs. Greg Hazen HBC Contracting Jerry and Peggy Hodak John and Patricia Hollenbeck Fred Hubacker Duane and Nancy Huffine David and Cheryl Hughes J.C. and Aurie Huizenga Indian Trails, Inc. The Insurance Offices Irvin Automotive Tom and Lupe Izzo JCT Foundation Tom and Mary Johnston


ScholarshiP Paul D. Joliat Mr. and Mrs. William R. Kahl Ann Marantette Kauffman Michael and Peggy Kelley John and Cheryl Kiple Bob and Bonnie Knutson Kevin and Chris Kovanda John E. Kraeer, III David and Colleen Krause Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins & Borsos, P.C. Scott and Kristine Kuhnert Dr. and Mrs. Mark F. Kuligowski Jeff and Katy Lambert Eric and Linda Lannes Daryl A. and Brian F. Larsen Al and Charlene Lazette Edward K. Lee, D.O. and Gloria A. Wesley Lee Irv Lesher Kathryn E. Lindahl Paul and Rebecca Kennedy David and Sheryl Livingston J. William and Wanda J. Luurtsema Michael and Susan Maasberg Thomas and Cathy Mall Dan and Marilyn Marsh Betsy Barkwell Mathiesen Tom and Nina McCormick Bruce and Sheryl McCristal McKay Properties, LLC McLaren Health Plan Miller Tool & Die Co Charles and Kathleen Miller Mr. Tom Miller Monte Package Co. Sam and Connie Monte George and LaWayne Napoles Nick and Dana Nicolay Tom and Deni Nihra North Pacific Paul and Marge Olinzock Robert and Karen Olstein Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Otto Patrick J. and Nancy J. Paige Dr. Joseph and Linda Palazeti Lou and Cheryl Panciatici Ted and Vicki Parker Tim and Jill Parker Stephan and Moira Parks Robert Pawelski Mr. and Mrs. Bill Payne Jeffrey and Julie Persico Richard M. Pinke Sharon Wicker and Nick Popp Dr. E. James and Geri Potchen Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Powers Lori L. Purkey Douglas and Julie Raedy Roy and Mary Ann Ramsey Mark S. and Paula J. Reister Richmond Brothers Mgmt Specialists LLC David and Stephanie Richmond John M. “GB” Richmond Ramon Ricondo Pat and Trisha Riley William F. Roden Tawnya G. Rowden and James R. Weigand Mr. Jon E. Runquist Harold and Tina Rutila Dorothy Schaeff R. Judd and Jane T. Schnoor Tim and Barb Schowalter


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Directors club Donors of $5,000 up to $9,999 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Abel Accident Fund Insurance Company of America Dr. and Mrs. Steven C. Ajluni Stella and Dean Aldo Steven and Amy Almany Dr. Mark Alsager and Dr. Judi Fleischaker Ameriental Group, LLC Thomas A. Archipley II Sedric L. Audas and Nancy Mesko Audi of Naples Michael and Beverly Austin Ken and Mary Baldwin Ed Barant Jack W. and Betty J. Barnes COL Duane H. Bartrem United States Army Ret Baryames Cleaners, Inc. Art C. Baryames Lawrence and Laurie Bass John S. and Rosina M. Beadle

Michael and Sara Bell Robert A. Renton, D.V.M. and Susan R. Berg, D.V.M. Brian and Ann Bertsch Dr. and Mrs. Bez Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Biggs Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Ed Bobit Mark T. and Yvonne J. Bodley William A. and Julie A. Boettcher Mr. and Mrs. Lee A. Bowen James and Sharon Bradow Dennis and Alexis Branoff Greg and Marilyn Bria Jeffrey G. Buday Kathleen A. Buran M.D. LeAnn and Randy Burch Dr. John and Janice Burchfield Dr. Don Burkhardt Dr. and Mrs. William Athens, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Peter W. Campbell Pat and Julie Carey Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Carmichael David and Donna Carpenter John and Barbara Case Mr. and Mrs. James J. Casper Dennis and Grace Cherette Citizens Bank Jeffrey S. and Cathy Cole Comcast Spotlight Chuck and Lisa Conaway Anthony J. Conniff Pat Connor John and Collette Cook Robert and Mary Alice Cook Craig P. and Iris S. Cooley Shelly and Bob Corl Country Fresh, LLC Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Courtney Dennis and Sarah DaPra John and Maureen Darling Jack and Susan Davis Mark L. Davis, D.O. Dean Charters & Tour Inc. R. Jeff and Jill M. Dean Constantine S. Demos Robert J. Dery, Jr. and Deborah H. Dery Mr. William J. DiGiulio Dr. Luciano M. DiCarlo Bruce H. Dickey Dr. Douglas Dietzel Bradford W. and Nancy M. Dlouhy Gary and Peggy Doty T. Michael Doyle Cullen and Helena DuBose John and Becky Duffey Eaton Corporation Gregory Eaton Herbert and Carol Elfring Robert W. Erhard Mr. and Mrs. William Featherstone Doug and Bev Federau Mr. and Mrs. Randy Fedewa Community First Bank Jerome and Jill Fine Larry and Jackie Fleis Ford Motor Company Bill Yeoman and Terry Fossum Richard and Robin Gaines-Franks Bill and Sally Freeman Mr. and Mrs. Barbara J. Frey and Nicholas R. Thines Louis and Beverly Frey

Directors club Friedland Industries Tom Gaskin Connie K. Gaugier The Nailco Group Dr. Patricia A. Gerras Mr. Brad Ginsberg Walt and Eleanor Goff James Gordon Michael K. Grady and Merry Achors Greene Metal Products, Inc. GreenStone Farm Credit Services James and Myrna Greer Joyce Gu Traci L. and Robert P. Guerre Jerry and Joan Gunthorpe Dr. Gordon and The Late Norma Guyer Mrs. Phyllis G. Haas Ross and Sue Hansen Brian L. and Toni Harris Dr. and Mrs. Robert G. Harris Barrett J. and Sandra S. Harrison Jeff and Sally Harrold Kurt and Madelon Hassberger Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Hasselback Diana E. D’Angelo and Martin C. Hawley Thomas and Karen Healy Drs. Timothy and Christine Heilman Lewis and Carol Hellman James and Cassandra Heos John and Kwang Cha Heppen James and Susan Herman Wally and Laura Heuser Joseph and Pamela Hildebrand Aubrey Hilliard Kenneth A. Hoffman Honorable Louise Alderson and Thomas Hoisington Chris & Louise Holman Jack Holtzer Robert and Mary Hopkins Hubbard Law Firm, P.C. Mark and Linda Hubbard Larry and Connie Hudas Robert Hughes Huntington Banks Jeffery and Kristine Hynes Indiana Michigan Power Arthur L. and Mary J. Irish Dr. Thomas K. Jamieson Dennis A. Jewett Jim Winter Buick-GMC-Nissan, Inc. Mike and Judy Johns Johnson Controls Foundation Dave and Lynne Johnson James D. and Lynn M. Johnson Jerry and Rose Jonckheere Mike and Donna Jones Gregory J. and Holly S. Jozwiak Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Juday David M. Juliani Steven L. and Nancy E. Karas Dr. and Mrs. Michael Karkkainen Michael J. Kaye Kelly Automotive Group Russell and Beverly Kelly Jeffrey R. and Susan M. Kessner Rick and Kathy King David J. Kirkby John H. Kobs Craig Koenigsknecht Dr. Gerald Kolaja and Dr. Dawn Viveash Gregory M. Kopacz James E. Korroch VEC Engineering PLLC

Ron and Marty Kreinbrink Rick and Sarah Krugh Mary Jane Lacks Lambert, Edwards & Associates, Inc. Lansing State Journal Thomas and Lucy Larsen Richard L. Lawrence Mark and Kathy Lee Bruce Leech Ms. Suzanne Leech Curtis Leszczynski Mr. Bernard Levy Tim M. and Polly A. Lilleboe Roy Link Mr. and Mrs. Gary Long Miriam and James Longcore Mick and Aileen Lutz Mr. and Mrs. Calvin ‘Pete’ Lutz Christopher M. Lutz Mary and Kelly Lynch Lee and June Maccani John C. and Marilyn MacColl Joseph A. Machiorlatti Timothy Lee Main Will and Sarah Maldonado David and Mary Anne Marvin Marx Consulting Group, LLC Joe and Liz Marx McDonald Modular Solutions Inc. McDonald Modular Solutions Inc. D. Douglas and Beth M. McGaw Warren and Jan McIntyre Gene and Melissa McKay Alec & Karen McPherson Bill and Carol Mechanic Medical Weight Loss Clinic Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth A. Mehall David and Linda Mehney Michel and Rita Metzner Michigan Automobile Dealers Assn Michigan Education Special Services Assn Midwest Bridge Company Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Miller Terrence and Caren Miller Ron and Pat Millis Mr. and Mrs. Matthew W. Mills David S. and Jill P. Mittleman Paul and Carol Rose Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Monczka Tom and Sallie Monroe Moore Trosper Construction Company Randal A. Moore Electro-Matic Products Inc. Kristopher A. and Julie M. Moulds Michigan State University Alumni Club of Oakland County MSU Orange County Alumni Club MSU Blue Line Club, Inc. MSU Bull Pen Club MSU Federal Credit Union MSU SideOut Club John W. and Bobbi L. Muije First of America Bank Corporation Chip and Karen Nemesi Vinh D. and Heather H. Nguyen Karen and David Noe David and Marilyn Nussdorfer Daniel J. and Anna H. Oginsky Don Olson Sandra Olson Packaging Corporation Joan M. Palinski

Gus C. and Jennifer G. Panos Paramount Coffee Company Jim and Anne Parker Roy and Diane Parrott Ernie and Micki Pasteur Rodney Pennock Joe D and Shirley T Pentecost Trust Daniel Perillo Richard and Judith Peterson Thomas J. and Sandra E. Pierce Mark and Susan Piersma Mrs. Isabel J. Pingel Brian Posey Mr. and Mrs. Brian D. Potter Prime Time Awards Dave Prior Joyce and Jim Putnam Dr. and Mrs. W. Alan Racette Richard C. Raines Sandy Raines Gary and Susan M. Rakan Michael P. and Mary Ellen Ramsby Mr. and Mrs. George Rastelli James E. Ray and Rebecca Atwell Ray Request Foods Mildred E. Richardson Remus Rigg George and Marjorie Robertson Robert J. and Suzanne G. Robinson Armin “Doc” Roe Tony Rosenthal and Ruth Ganister Carolyn L. Ross John A. and Linda F. Roszak Mr. and Mrs. Steve J. Erika Rothwell Mr. and Mrs. Ron Sakowski Michelle S. Sanders Chuck and Kay Sargent Dr. John and Gayle Sauchak Schaeffler Group USA Inc. Glenn and Sue Schafer Dr, and Mrs. William Schimpke Kenneth C. Schultz Brian and Cristy Schulz Michael and Elaine Serling Kelly Sesti Barbara J. Seymour Harris and Mary Seymour Robert J. Shackelton Ron, Kathy and Nick Shaheen In Memory of Martin J. Sherman By Peggy Sherman Michael B. and Stacy Shingles Mr. Eric Simmons and Dr. Carol Miskell Simmons Roger S. and Randi G. Simon Dr. and Mrs. Trevor Singh Dr. and Mrs. Donald Siwek Dr. Duane M. Smith Marianne G. Smith Mary Smith Sharon M. and Richard C. Smith Mike and Mary Beth Smykowski Mr. and Mrs. David R. Snyder Dr. Robert L. and Shelley A. Snyder Courtney Sokoloski Mr. and Mrs. Louis R. Somers Steve and Teresa St. Andre Todd A. and Collette C. Stachnik Thomas E. Nadeau and Cynthia L. StankusNadeau Charles T. Stanley Scott and Julie Stevenson Mrs. Jean E. Stock Mr. Ralph V. Stoner, Jr.

Robin A. Storm Noel W. and Sandra Clarkson Stuckman Linda A. and Daniel R. Stuit James and Lawren Susan Sweda Family Charles and Joyce Taylor Steve and Carol Terry Ron Teuber Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Thiess, Jr. Michael L. Thomson Tire Factory Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Mark Traill Minh Van Tran Mrs. W. Lynne Tripp Michael and Darcie Uckele Patrick and Tammy Valade Grace V. Vanderbeek Kevin VanDyke Dr. and Mrs. Henry M. Vaupel Vinckier Foods, Inc. Helen and Dale Waldo Richard and Shari Walicki Mr. Tom Watson Beth and Matthew Watts Carol Welch Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Katie and John Welser Steven and Amy Wendt Howard and Kay Weyers Jim and Sue Whaley Bessie Wheeler Richard E. Whitmer John Wirtz L.A. Wisne Billie V. and Mary L. Wooley Mark A. Young John Zaworski Kenneth and Kirsten Zisholz Dr. James and Paula Zito Robert J. Zurek Lyn Zynda





Fred Poston VP Finance/ Operations Treasurer

Mark Hollis Athletics Director

Shelley Appelbaum Sr. Associate AD/ Senior Women’s Admin.

Greg Ianni Sr. Associate AD/ Facilities & Sports Management

Chuck Sleeper Sr. Associate AD/ Dir. of Development

Peggy Brown Associate AD/ Business Operations

Paul Schager Associate AD/External Relations

Jennifer Smith Associate AD/ Compliance Services

Tim Stedman Associate AD/ Development

Rick Atkinson Asst. AD/ Facility & Event Management

Wendy Brown Asst. AD/ Ticket Manager

Martin Jarmond Asst. AD/Dev. & Dir. of Annual Giving

Jeff Monroe Asst. AD Head Athletic Trainer

Holly Baumgartner Compliance Coordinator

Earlston Bean Event Coordinator

Mandy Chandler Academic Coordinator

Rick Church Director of Sports Broadcasting

Nate Colon Asst. Dir. of Multicultural Student-Athlete Programming

Jim Donatelli Assistant Director/Athletic Communications

Todd Edwards Asst. Dir. of SASS/Dir. of Football Academic Services

Dave Ellis Sports Broadcasting Producer

Amy Fouty Sports Turf Manager

Jill Gainey Asst. Compliance Coordinator

Seth Kesler Director/Events & Championships

Bob Knickerbocker Athletic Equipment Coordinator

Dr. Jeff Kovan Sports Medicine Director

Matt Larson Associate Director/Athletic Communications

Ben Phlegar Assistant Director/Athletic Communications

Bill Ratliff Athletic Grounds Supervisor

Bernie Rosendahl Website Manager

Scot Schlesinger Director/Sales and Marketing


Kasey Carter Event Coordinator/ Stadium Tower

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Karen Langeland Associate AD/Sports Mngt. & Summer Sports Camps

John Lewandowski Associate AD/ Communications

Jim Pignataro Associate AD/ SASS Dir.

Bob Armstrong Sports Broadcasting Producer

Richard Bader Director of Sport Operations

Elliott Daniels Academic Coordinator/ Asst. Dir. of Football Academic Services

Dr. Doug Dietzel Team Orthopedic Surgeon

Dave Diffenderffer Video Producer

Matt Harper Football Video Coordinator

Bryan Hoch Assistant Ticket Manager

Angela Howard Director/Student-Athlete Development

Jacob Huber Sports Broadcasting Producer

Dylan Marinez Asst. Equipment Manager

Jill Mason Director of Promotions

Dr. Sally Nogle Associate Athletic Trainer

Dean Olson Computer Network Services Coordinator

Dr. Randy Pearson Football Primary Care Physician

Mark Schoenl Director of Sales/ Premium Seating

Tom Shepard Football Video Coordinator

Dr. Mike Shingles Team Orthopedic Surgeon

Lisa Wilton Spartan Fund Events Specialist

Jamie Weir Director Athletic Communications

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.


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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

Welcome to Spartan Stadium


partan Stadium will enter its 86th season as home to Michigan State football in 2009. 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,’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 140

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from natural grass to artificial turf came in time for the 1969 season. Since 1957, capacity crowds have attended 150 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 53 seasons, including 20th in 2008, averaging 74,858 fans per game. Season-ticket sales have topped the 60,000 mark five times in Spartan football history, with an all-time 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 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 316-139-13 record (.689) 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 (50-1) and its first unbeaten and untied home slate since 1965 (5-0-0). 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 presented by Bank of America, will open two hours before the game. For tickets call the MSU athletic ticket office at (517) 355-1610 or 1-800-GOSTATE. 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. Concessions Concession stands are located on the stadium concourse and ramp levels. 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 – located on the west side of the stadium between Gates G & H, behind Section 26 – for assistance. Programs Programs are sold inside and outside the stadium at various locations. 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. Lost and Found Articles Items should be reported to the Police Information Booth 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). Regulations For the safety and enjoyment of all fans, we ask that you observe the following regulations. 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.


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