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INSIDE THIS ISSUE Today’s Game..................................................................................... 5 MSU-Montana State Matchup............................................................. 7 Lifelong Spartan - Adam Decker Feature............................................. 8 2009 Spartan 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............................................................................ 66 Meet the Montana State Bobcats....................................................... 70 MSU-Montana State Depth Charts..................................................... 72 Montana State Bobcats Numerical Roster.......................................... 74 Michigan State Spartans 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.................................................................... 104 Cheer Team ...................................................................................... 108 Dance Team...................................................................................... 110 Spartan Athletics Hall of Fame.......................................................... 112 Spartan Fund.................................................................................... 124 Michigan State Athletics Staff........................................................... 128 Compliance Information.................................................................... 138 Spartan Stadium............................................................................... 140

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sept. 5, 2009 • spartan stadium • east lansing, mich. Welcome to Spartan Stadium for the 2009 home opener as Michigan State plays host to Montana State in the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Last season, the Spartans won nine regular-season games for the first time since 1999, made its first New Year’s Day bowl appearance in nine years and finished No. 24 in the final Associated Press and USA Today Polls. The Spartans finished third in the Big Ten standings at 6-2 – their highest finish in the league standings since tying for second place in 1999 (6-2). This season, the Spartans welcome back 18 starters from last year’s 9-4 team, including seven on offense, eight on defense and three specialists.

Greg Jones, who has led MSU in tackles the past two seasons, is the first Spartan to be named Big Ten Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.

FIRST-AND-10 • Today’s game is the first for Michigan State against an FCS (Football Championship Subdivision, formerly Division I-AA) opponent. Montana State, a member of the Big Sky Conference, went 7-5 last season with a 5-3 conference record. • In its 112-year football history, Michigan State is 73-36-3 (.665) in season openers, including an 8-2 record (.800) in its last 10 games. • Michigan State has compiled a 30-10 record (.750) in games played against nonconference opponents since 1999. The Spartans have won 13 of their last 17 nonleague games. • Third-year Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio has compiled a 3-2 record (.600) in season openers during his five-year career. Dantonio is 1-1 in season openers at MSU, defeating UAB in his Spartan debut, 55-18, while falling at California last year, 38-31. • The Spartans are 91-21 (.813) all-time in home openers, including a 10-game winning streak that began in 1999. • Senior cornerback Ross Weaver, senior wide receiver Blair White, junior linebacker Greg Jones and sophomore quarterback Kirk Cousins were named team captains for the 2009 season following a team and coaches vote on Thursday, Aug. 27. Cousins is only the second sophomore in Michigan State football history to be named captain. Robert McCurry is the only other sophomore to be named captain, in 1946. In addition, McCurry is Michigan State’s only three-time captain (1946-47-48). • Coach Dantonio has won 16 games in his first two seasons, securing the highest total by a Spartan coach in his first two years, while also leading MSU to its first back-toback bowl appearances since 1996-97 and its first consecutive winning seasons since 1989-90. • With placekicker Brett Swenson and punter Aaron Bates returning this season, the Spartans feature the No. 1 special teams unit in the Big Ten, according to Swenson tied an MSU single-season record with 22 field goals last season and enters his senior year ranked third all-time in Spartan history with 52 field goals made. Bates, a second-team All-Big Ten selection by the media last season, ranked fourth in the Big Ten and No. 30 in the nation with his 42.0-yard average in 2008. 5



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Michigan State welcomes back its top three receivers from last season, including Blair White, who led the team in catches (43) and receiving yards (659).

• Preseason All-Big Ten selection by Lindy’s (second team), Phil Steele (third team) and Athlon Sports (third team).

JOEL FOREMAN (So., Left Guard) • Preseason All-Big Ten selection by Sporting News (first team), Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (first team), Lindy’s (second team) and Athlon Sports (second team).

ERIC GORDON (Jr., Linebacker) • Ranked No. 23 inside linebacker and second-team preseason All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview.

GREG JONES (Jr., Linebacker) • Big Ten Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. • Named to watch lists for three major national awards: Nagurski Trophy (defensive player of the year), Butkus Award (top collegiate linebacker) and Lombardi Award (college lineman of the year). • Named Big Ten’s hardest hitter by the Sporting News. • Ranked among the nation’s top players by (No. 28) and (No. 39). • Ranked among the Big Ten’s top players by Sports Illustrated (No. 3) and ESPN. com (No. 11). JOEL NITCHMAN (Sr., Center) • Named to watch list for the Rimington Trophy, awarded annually to the nation’s top center. • Preseason All-Big Ten selection by Lindy’s (second team) and Athlon Sports (second team). • Jones is the first Spartan to be named Big Ten Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. A first-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches in 2008, he has led the Spartans in tackles the past two seasons. • Michigan State was picked third in the Big Ten Preseason Poll, behind Ohio State and Penn State. The Spartans do not play Ohio State this season and host the Nittany Lions Nov. 21 in Spartan Stadium.

PRESEASON HONORS Several Spartans earned preseason honors over the summer heading into the 2009 season. Here’s a look at the players who garnered preseason recognition:

TREVOR ANDERSON (Sr., Defensive End) • Named to watch list for the Hendricks Award (defensive end of the year). • Ranked among the Big Ten’s Top 30 players by (No. 30). • Preseason All-Big Ten selection by Lindy’s (second team), Athlon Sports (second team) and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (third team). AARON BATES (Jr., Punter) • Featured on All-America checklist compiled by the Football Writers Association of America. • Preseason All-Big Ten selection by Athlon Sports (second team). CHARLIE GANTT (Jr., Tight End) • Named to watch list for the Mackey Award, given annually to the nation’s top tight end. • Preseason All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (second team) and Athlon Sports (third team). • Ranked No. 3 tight end in Big Ten by and No. 11 in the nation by Phil Steele.

MARK DELL (Jr., Wide Receiver) • Ranked No. 4 wide receiver in the Big Ten by and No. 19 in the nation by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview. 6

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CHRIS L. RUCKER (Jr., Cornerback) • Ranked among nation’s top 50 cornerbacks by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview. • Preseason All-Big Ten selection by Athlon Sports (second team). BRETT SWENSON (Sr., Kicker) • Ranked among nation’s top kickers by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview and one of the top 15 favorites for the College Football Performance Awards’ Placekicker Trophy. • Listed on the preseason All-America checklist by the FWAA. • First-team preseason All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview and Athlon Sports. Brett Swenson, an All-America candidate in 2009, hit a school-record 15 consecutive field goals last season.



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Michigan State (0-0)

In August 2009, the Michigan State football program opened the Henry and Lou Ann Bullough – Football Players Association Players Lounge, located in the Duffy Daugherty Building. The spacious 1,800-square-foot lounge features a 10x6-foot LED television, a high-definition video wall, one 72-inch high-

Head Coach: Mark Dantonio (South Carolina, 1978) MSU Record: 16-10 (.615), third year Overall Record: 34-27 (.557), sixth year 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....................... 12 p.m. CENTRAL MICHIGAN.................. 12 p.m. at Notre Dame.........................3:30 p.m. at Wisconsin.....................................TBA MICHIGAN........................................TBA at Illinois..................................... 12 p.m. NORTHWESTERN....................... 12 p.m. IOWA............................................ 7 p.m. at MINNESOTA............................. 8 p.m. WESTERN MICHIGAN.......................TBA at Purdue..........................................TBA PENN STATE.....................................TBA

Team Statistics MSU OPP Scoring 326 287 Points per game 25.1 22.1 Rushing Yardage 1692 1852 Average per rush 3.3 4.1 Average per game 130.2 142.5 TDs rushing 24 16 Passing Yardage 2773 2774 Att.-Comp.-Int. 399-214-10 422-224-14 Average per game 213.3 213.4 TDs Passing 11 18 Total Offense 4465 4626 Average per game 343.5 355.8 Fumbles-Lost 22-12 18-10 Third Down Conversions 56/191 78/190 Sacks By-Yards 26-191 24-196 2008 Michigan State Leaders Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD Javon Ringer 390 1637 4.2 22 Andre Anderson 26 97 3.7 0 Passing Yards Att. Comp. Yds. TD Brian Hoyer 353 180 2404 9 Receiving No. Yds. Blair White 43 659 B.J. Cunningham 41 528 Tackles Solo Greg Jones 80 Eric Gordon 41 Otis Wiley 44 Danny Fortener 42

Avg. TD 15.3 1 12.9 0

Asst. Total TFL 47 127 14.0 44 85 7.5 34 78 2.0 27 69 1.0

Montana State (0-0)

Head Coach: Rob Ash (Montana State, 1965) MSU Record: 13-10 (.565), third year Overall Record: 189-109-5 (.632), 30th year

definition television, and two 52-inch high-definition televisions with full video game components, including Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation, and Xbox. The room also has full surround-sound capabilities, a kitchenette area, and a custom 8-foot pool table. In addition, a 700-squarefoot outdoor patio with permanent seating is available for use. The total cost of the project was $925,000.

SCOUTING MONTANA STATE Montana State is led by third-year head coach Rob Ash, who has led the Bobcats to a 13-10 record his first two seasons. Ash owns a 189-109-5 all-time record in 29 years as a head coach, including successful stints at Division III Juniata (Pa.) and Drake. Last year, the Bobcats closed the season on a five-game winning streak to finish at 7-5 overall and 5-3 in the Big Sky Conference. The Bobcats played two FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) opponents in 2008, falling to Kansas State, 69-10, and Minnesota, 35-23. Forty-one letterwinners return for Montana State in 2009, including 15 starters, led by preseason All-America candidates Dane Fletcher and Jeff Hansen. Fletcher, who anchors the Bobcat defensive line, produced 6.5 sacks (48 yards) and 14.5 tackles for loss (65 yards) in just nine games last season. At right guard, Hansen leads the offensive line that helped Montana State average more than 175 yards a game on the ground in 2008. Starting quarterback Cody Kempt also returns after throwing for 1,316 yards and nine touchdowns in nine games as a sophomore. The Bobcats lost their top two rushers but do welcome back leading receiver DeSean Thomas, who had 24 receptions for 407 yards and four touchdowns last year.

A GLANCE AHEAD Michigan State hosts Central Michigan next Saturday, Sept. 12 in Spartan Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon. 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.

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

at Michigan State....................... 12 p.m. DIXIE STATE................................. 3 p.m. at Northern Colorado...............3:30 p.m. at Weber State............................. 3 p.m. NORTHERN ARIZONA..............3:30 p.m. SOUTH DAKOTA........................... 3 p.m. Eastern Washington..................... 4 p.m. IDAHO STATE..........................3:30 p.m. at Portland State.......................... 4 p.m. SACRAMENTO STATE.................. 2 p.m. MONTANA.................................... 2 p.m.

Team Statistics MSU OPP Scoring 319 332 Points per game 26.6 27.7 Rushing Yardage 2103 1066 Average per rush 4.2 2.6 Average per game 175.2 88.8 TDs rushing 20 21 Passing Yardage 1934 2703 Att.-Comp.-Int. 323-161-19 395-239-17 Average per game 161.2 225.2 TDs Passing 14 17 Total Offense 4037 3769 Average per game 336.4 314.1 Fumbles-Lost 24-16 13-8 Third Down Conversions 60/170 57/174 Sacks By-Yards 36-204 17-130 2008 Montana State Leaders Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD Demetrius Crawford 251 1314 5.2 8 C.J. Palmer 63 312 5.0 7 Passing Yards Att. Comp. Yds. TD Cody Kempt 215 110 1316 9 Receiving No. Yds. DeSean Thomas 24 407 Tyler Lulay 23 252 Tackles Solo Bobby Daly 36 Jeff Price 37 Chase Gazzerro 43 Kevin Retoriano 31

Avg. TD 17.0 4 11.0 0

Asst. Total 46 82 30 67 19 62 27 58

TFL 8.0 6.0 11.0 2.5


Adam Decker:

Lifelong Spartan By Jeff Barnes, MSU Athletic Communications Intern

Adam Decker grew up a Spartan. From grade school on, Decker always knew he wanted to wear the Green and White. For some, it’s a dream and that’s it. For others it’s something that with hard work – and a little pedigree – can become a reality. Decker, now in his last season, is like most seniors – wondering where time has gone. “When you are younger, everyone says college is going to go by really fast but at the time you really don’t believe it,” Decker said. “To be here now, knowing I’ve been here for about four-and-half years – it just doesn’t seem like it at all.” While his career has seen the ups and downs of that of a typical college football player, Decker has always maintained a team-first, blue-collar attitude. It’s this workman-like mentality that Decker inherited from his father, Michael, a three-time letterwinner at linebacker for the Spartans from 1977-79. “It’s a bond that we have,” said Decker. “We both love Michigan State. 8

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As a kid, I always looked up to him and as I got older and into high school, I realized how special it was and how much of a challenge it is to make it to this level.” The Rochester Hills native’s first year at MSU was 2005. After redshirting his first season, he saw action in all 12 games in 2006 and looked to be in line for an increased role the next season. However, an injury limited him to just two games as a sophomore in 2007. Last season, Decker saw all of his hard work over the previous three seasons pay off. He started eight games and was a force in the middle of the Spartans’ linebacking corps. He finished the season with 56 tackles (fifth most on the team) and proved to be an invaluable piece of MSU’s rush defense. Oh yeah, and there was that one huge play he made last season that will be talked about and shown in highlight reels for years to come. But since the humble Decker doesn’t really like to talk about “the play”… (Pssst, if you don’t remember – and how could you not – Decker hit

Iowa All-American running back Shonn Green for a 3-yard loss on a fourth-and-inches play in the final minutes of the fourth quarter that preserved the Spartans’ 16-13 victory over the Hawkeyes.)

You are always going to experience setbacks but you need to keep pushing and know that things will get better if you just work hard. Decker admits he was “just doing his job” on the game-saving play and nothing more. While it may have increased his confidence as a player going forward, he insists it did more for a team that was seeking to play in its first January bowl game since 1999. “It helped our team confidence more than anything,” Decker said. “We were in a position where it was still pretty early in the season and we had won the games early on that we were expected to win. The Iowa game was really our first challenge of the year and after coming out on top I think we all kind of realized that we had the chance to do great things and beat a lot of good teams.” Decker sees last year’s success as a major catalyst for this season. “I think we realize that last year was a stepping stone to getting to where we want to be,” he added. “If we all can get our jobs done individually, we will be able to look back at the end of the season and say we were Big Ten Champions and we achieved our goals.” It’s leadership like that and strong team-first values that makes Decker not only such a valuable piece to the Spartans’ success this season, but critical in the development and mindset of the team’s younger players. As a fifth-year senior, he embraces the role of mentor to his younger teammates. “Seniors are expected to be leaders – Coach Dantonio makes a big point of that and says he expects the seniors to have their best years on and off the field in their GETTING TO KNOW final year,” Decker said. “Being in the position where we’ve been through it all, you are able to relate to the underclassmen because we have been through all those situations. We can use Hometown: Rochester Hills, Mich. what we’ve learned to try and encourage them and help them through the tough times.” High School: Brother Rice As he prepares for his final season on the Number: 55 field, Decker is hoping to savor the moments he has left as a player. All of his experiences as a Major: Finance Spartan football player will surely help him in the years to come, as the finance major and two-time Fast Facts : Earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Academic All-Big Ten selection is preparing to Award for having over a 3.7 GPA last year … Named attend law school next year. to the CoSIDA Academic All-District second team in If he follows the simple advice he gives the underclassmen, the success Decker has 2008 … Participated in the July 2009 Heroes for experienced on and off the field will continue for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw youth recreation years to come. programs … His father, Michael, was on the 1978 “There are always going to be ups and downs,” Spartan team that won the Big Ten Championship. said Decker. “You are always going to experience setbacks but you need to keep pushing and know that things will get better if you just work hard.”




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

40 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.

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

59 D.J. Young OT • Sr. 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).




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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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DEFENSIVE coordinator

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.




Orphanage opens doors thanks to former MSU football players’ bike ride to Mexico By Rachael Zylstra, University Relations

For 18 days three former Michigan State University football players pedaled their bicycles 2,000 miles to raise funds for an orphanage south of the border.

“The ride had its challenges, but it’s that kind of Caribbean that raises orphans, have teamed up with thing that you want to pay the price for,” Shinsky said. Shinsky to operate the orphanage in Matamoros. “When you’re doing something to raise money for The partnership is based on an initial three-year something you love, you have to pay the price – this isn’t simple stuff.” The group ended its trip May 14 at the site of Ciudad De Los Niños De Matamoros, or City of the Children, an orphanage in Matamoros, Mexico, founded by Shinsky and his wife, Cindy. Shinsky, who himself was an orphan at Parmadale Orphanage in Parma, Ohio, will fulfill his longtime commitment of helping other orphans at the grand opening of the Matamoros facility Sept. 5. “I’ve always said, ‘I’m going to build a home for kids.’ I didn’t know when I was going to build it; I didn’t know where, but I was going to do it.” Shinsky met with individuals in Matamoros in 2005. Instead of being asked to help supply food and other essentials, he was asked to build a new facility Children, ages six through 17 years, began living at Ciudad De Los Niños De on 17 acres of donated land. When all buildings are John Shinsky, co-founder of Ciudad De Los Niños in Matamoros, Mexico, rides Matamoros, or City of the Children, on Aug. 19. Please visit www.orphanagehis bike down Forest Road in East Lansing, Mich., just days before leaving for an or to find out how you can help completed, the orphanage will house up to 140 18-day trek to Mexico by bicycle. Photo by G.L. Kohuth. “Shinsky’s kids.” Photo courtesy of John Shinsky. abandoned and neglected children. “We want to equip these young people so John Shinsky, Grand Valley State University they can ultimately give back to those children associate professor; Joe DeLamielleure, NFL veteran in need in the community,” said Shinsky, who and Hall of Fame member; and Eljay Bowron, former has worked as an educator for 35 years. Secret Service director, left at halftime from the 50- “This is more about empowering them than yard line during the annual MSU Green and White enabling them.” football game at Spartan Stadium on April 25. To help raise awareness and funds for With the support of countless sponsors, the three, the orphanage, Shinsky organized the who were MSU football teammates in the early ‘70s, charity bike ride in hopes of collecting the biked about 120 miles each day. Former MSU football remaining $500,000 necessary to complete coach Dick Comar provided mechanical assistance the 33,000-square-foot complex. All of the Six of 12 total buildings have been constructed in Matamoros, Mexico, and will house 40 and coaching throughout the ride. donations go directly to the orphanage. Shinsky and his team of children. The remaining buildings will be constructed as funds become available. Photo courtesy bicyclists fell short of their of John Shinsky. $500,000 goal, raising about $153,000 agreement which is expected to become a permanent to support the orphanage. During the relationship. next three years, Shinsky must raise Still, the orphanage is in need of donations. $700,000 to keep his dream alive. Those interested in contributing to the orphanage “You can’t always look at a situation can go to or www. from a monetary perspective,” Shinsky said. “We aren’t a failure. There are A true Spartan, Shinsky’s ultimate dream is to some things much bigger than money. someday see some of the orphans attend and graduate “This isn’t my orphanage or my from MSU. wife’s orphanage – it’s everyone’s “This is what Michigan State is all about,” Shinsky orphanage,” he said. “We never could said. “We’re a land-grant university that reaches out have done this without the help from to our communities; and this happens to be a project everyone.” that reaches out to our global community. It represents Friends of the Orphans and Nuestro what we stand for.” Pequeños Hermanos, a network of Sponsored by Giant Bicycles, former MSU football players Joe DeLamielleure, John Shinsky and Eljay nine homes in Latin America and the For MSU news on the Web, go to Bowron left for Matamoros, Mexico, on April 25 and arrived May 14. Photo courtesy of John Shinsky.


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MSU Athletes as Students: All-Big Ten Performers by Michael L. Kasavana, Ph.D., CHTP NAMA Professor in Hospitality Business Faculty Athletics Representative Michigan State University

During the 2008-09 academic year, the Big Ten Conference recognized a record number of its studentathletes with Academic All-Big Ten honors. Overall, 2,252 student-athletes earned the award, the highest total in the past 14 seasons, eclipsing the previous best of 2,019 set last year. Ohio State topped the Big Ten for the sixth straight year with 306 honorees, followed closely by Minnesota with 254, and Penn State with 252 Academic All-Big Ten honorees. Michigan State placed fifth with its largest contingent in history; 214 student-athletes earned Academic All-Big Ten honors from among its twenty-five varsity sports teams.

Academic Overall School All Big Ten 2008-09 Rank Illinois 139 11 Indiana 190 6 Iowa 166 10 Michigan 220 4 MSU 214 5 Minnesota 254 2 Northwestern 184 7 Ohio State 306 1 Penn State 252 3 Purdue 150 8 Wisconsin 177 9 Eligibility To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, a student-athlete must be a letterwinner in at least their second academic year (no freshman are considered) and achieve a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 grading scale. Conference academic recognition awards are issued three times per year for fall sports (men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball), winter sports (men’s and women’s basketball, gymnastics, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, and wrestling), and spring sports (baseball, men’s and women’s golf, ice hockey, rowing, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field). Season Summaries Fall 2008 – Sixty-six Michigan State student-athletes in seven sports were named Academic All-Big Ten for the fall athletic season.


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Women’s soccer led the way with 15 honorees, while football and women’s cross country each had 11 players honored. Field hockey had a team-record 10 honorees, men’s cross country and men’s soccer both had seven, and volleyball rounded out the fall lineup with five honorees. Nine Big Ten student-athletes maintained an unblemished GPA of 4.00, including Michigan State’s women’s soccer standout Megan Brown, who is majoring in human biology. In addition, men’s soccer player Doug DeMartin (finance) was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and a CoSIDA Academic All-American. The Big Ten recognized a total of 680 fall sports athletes who distinguished themselves by being named Academic All-Big Ten. Winter 2009 – Forty-six Michigan State student-athletes in six sports were named Academic All-Big Ten for the winter athletic season. Women’s swimming and diving led the way with 12 honorees, while women’s gymnastics and men’s swimming and diving each had nine student-athletes honored. Wrestling (seven honorees), women’s basketball (five) and men’s basketball (four) also placed student-athletes on the Academic All-Big Ten team. In all, the Big Ten recognized 519 student-athletes for their success in the classroom. MSU Football Academic All-Big Ten Student Year Major Ryan Allison Senior Hospitality Business Aaron Bates Sophomore Business Admin. Todd Boleski Senior Social Science Kirk Cousins Sophomore Kinesiology Adam Decker Senior Finance Joel Foreman Sophomore Criminal Justice Andrew Hawken Senior Supply Chain Mngmnt Kevin Pickelman Sophomore Major to be declared Chris Rucker Sophomore General Management Kyle Smith Senior Supply Chain Mngmnt Blair White Senior Human Biology Spring 2009 – For spring 2009 the conference welcomed 1,053 spring and at-large sports student-athletes to the Academic All-Big Ten team. Twelve Big Ten student-athletes from five different schools maintained unblemished GPAs including Michigan State rower Joan Hayner, a sophomore majoring in history. The women’s track & field team was first for MSU with 26 selections, followed by women’s rowing with 22 and men’s

Aaron Bates, Punter track & field with 15. In all, 102 MSU student-athletes earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition. Distinguished Scholar Award The conference office also presented the newly created Distinguished Scholar Award this past summer. Studentathletes eligible for the Distinguished Scholar Award must be letterwinners in at least their second year in residence at their institution. Qualifying student-athletes must have earned a GPA of 3.7 or higher for the current academic year, excluding summer school. The 3.7 GPA benchmark was designed to include the top 10 percent of all eligible student-athletes. The Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award was established by conference faculty representatives as an addition to the conference’s Academic All-Big Ten program. In its inaugural year, the conference recognized 498 student-athletes that earned the Distinguished Scholar Award. Included in the list were 51 Michigan State studentathletes, the fourth highest total among the Big Ten schools. In all, 69 Big Ten student-athletes accomplished a perfect 4.0 GPA, including six Spartans - Aaron Bates (football), Jordan Jackson (women’s swimming and diving), Maddi Massa (women’s golf), Brian Rockwell (men’s swimming and diving), Katyln Roggensack (gymnastics) and Amanda Ruhno (rowing).


2 Elvis Akpla WR • So. Portland, Ore.

24 James Andrews DB • So. Rockwall, Texas

42 Clay Bignell LB • So. Helena, Mont.

68 Conrad Burbank OL • So. Reno, Nev.

15 Jason Cunningham K • So. Amarillo, Texas

45 Jason D’Alba DL • So. Glencoe, Ill.

50 Leo Davis OL • So. Billings, Mont.

11 Mark Desin WR • Jr. Billings, Mont.

47 Dane Fletcher DE • Sr. Bozeman, Mont.

31 Chase Gazzerro LB • Sr. Great Falls, Mont.

1 Derek Green WR • Sr. Billings, Mont.

76 Jeff Hansen OL • Sr. Great Falls, Mont.

16 Mark Iddins QB • Sr Mukilteo, WA

12 Cody Kempt QB • Jr. Beaverton, Ore.

3 Aaron Mason RB • Sr. Imperial Beach, Calif.

28 Cory Nicol CB • Sr. Woodinville, Wash.

20 C.J. Palmer RB • So. Spring, Texas

72 Mike Person OL • Jr. Glendive, Mont.

34 Jeff Price LB • Sr. Billings, Mont.

27 Kevin Retoriano SS • Sr. San Diego, Calif.

22 Michael Rider FS • Jr. Billings, Mont.

91 Joe Schreibeis TE • Sr. Billings, Mont.

61 Alex Terrien C • So. Auburn, Wash.

4 DeSean Thomas WR • So. Cleburne, Texas


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Senior defensive lineman

Dane Fletcher

Location................................................ Bozeman, Mont. Enrollment.......................................................... 12,250 Nickname..........................................................Bobcats Colors..........................................................Blue & Gold Conference........................................................ Big Sky Home Field............................................Bobcat Stadium Capacity............................................................. 13,500 Head Coach...................................................... Rob Ash Alma Mater..................................... Cornell, Iowa (1969) Record at Montana State...................13-10 (Third year) Overall Record (Years)................. 189-109-5 (30th year) 2008 Overall Record........................... 7-5 (5-3 Big Sky)

Senior right guard

Jeff Hansen


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) OR 59 D.J. Young (6-5, 310, Jr.) 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 75 Jared McGaha (6-6, 298, So.) 77 J’Michael Deane (6-5, 312, Jr.) RT 64 Brendon Moss (6-7, 284, Sr.-5) 76 Mike Schmeding (6-9, 330, Sr.-5) 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) 44 Josh Rouse (6-3, 235, Sr.) RB 24 CAULTON RAY (5-9, 195, R-Fr.) 4 Edwin Baker (5-9, 200, Fr.) or 22 Larry Caper (5-11, 215, Fr.)

DEFENSE DE 58 TREVOR ANDERSON (6-2, 260, Sr.-5) 91 Tyler Hoover (6-7, 260, R-Fr.) DT 96 Kevin Pickelman (6-4, 268, So.) 99 Jerel Worthy (6-3, 292, R-Fr.) NT 70 OREN WILSON (6-3, 294, Jr.) 92 Ishmyl Johnson (6-4, 280, R-So.) DE 89 Colin Neely (6-1, 248, Jr.) 54 David Rolf (6-4, 228, So.) SAM 43 Eric Gordon (6-0, 228, Jo.) 10 Chris Norman (6-1, 215, Fr.) 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) 36 Jon Misch (6-3, 207, Jr.) FC 9 Jeremy Ware (5-11, 188, Sr.-5) OR 37 Ross Weaver (6-1, 203, Sr.-5) FS 33 Danny Fortener (6-1, 205, Sr.-5) 39 Trenton Robinson (5-10, 190, So.) SS 11 Marcus Hyde (6-0, 206, Jr.) 38 Kendell Davis-Clark (6-0, 216, Sr.-5) BC 29 CHRIS L. RUCKER (6-2, 195, Jr.) 5 Johnny Adams (5-11, 172, So.)

SPECIAL TEAMS KO 14 BRETT SWENSON (5-8, 185, Sr.) 4 Dan Conroy (5-10, 185, R-Fr.) OR 17 Kevin Muma (6-0, 172, 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 20 A.J. JIMMERSON (5-10, 205, Sr.-5) 82 Keshawn Martin (6-0, 185, So.) OR 41 Glenn Winston (6-1, 224, So.) PR 82 Keshawn Martin (5-11, 185, So.) 2 Mark Dell (6-2, 197, Jr.) OR 25 Blair White (6-2, 200, Sr.-5)

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY T W O - D E E P OFFENSE Z 82 JULIUS LLOYD (6-0, 180, Jr.) OR 4 DESEAN THOMAS (6-1, 180, So.) WR 11 MARK DESIN (5-11, 189, Jr.) 14 Everett Gilbert (5-9, 177, Fr.) LT 50 LEO DAVIS (6-4, 283, So.) 73 Killian Fitzpatrick (6-8, 270, Fr.) LG 68 CONRAD BURBANK (6-4, 290, So.) 71 Jesse Hoffman (6-4, 280, Jr.) C 61 ALEX TERRIEN (6-4, 291, So.) 57 Casey Dennehy (6-1, 273, So.) RG 76 JEFF HANSEN (6-4, 287, Sr.) 62 Ben Tauanuu (6-4, 308, R-Fr.) RT 72 MIKE PERSON (6-5, 290, Jr.) 73 Killian Fitzpatrick (6-8, 270, Fr.) TE 91 JOE SCHREIBEIS (6-4, 235, Sr.) 81 Kyle Begger (6-2, 245, Jr.) X 2 ELVIS AKPLA (6-1, 185, So.) 1 Derek Green (6-3, 185, Sr.) QB 16 MARK IDDINS (6-2, 200, Sr.) 12 Cody Kempt (6-2, 220, Jr.) RB 3 AARON MASON (5-10, 195, Sr.) 20 CJ Palmer (6-0, 235, So.) X-Wide Receiver Z-Wide Receiver LT-Left Tackle LG-Left Guard C-Center RG-Right Guard


RT-Right Tackle TE-Tight End QB-Quarterback FB-Fullback RB-Running Back DE-Defensive End

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DEFENSE BANDIT 47 DANE FLETCHER (6-2, 245, Sr.) 48 Dustin O’Connell (6-2, 239, Jr.) DT 90 DAN OGDEN (6-0, 261, Jr.) 96 Zach Minter (6-1, 250, Fr.) DT 45 JASON D’ALBA (6-2, 280, So.) 58 Ryan Cerise (6-3, 265, Sr.) DE 92 BRAD SMITH (6-5, 237, So.) 9 John Laidet (6-5, 240, So.) WILL 34 JEFF PRICE (6-0, 222, Jr.) 59 Tanner Ripley (5-10, 216, Jr.) MLB 42 CLAY BINGELL (6-2, 236, So.) 44 Matt Harris (6-0, 224, Sr.) SLB 31 CHASE GAZZERRO (5-10, 215, Sr.) 23 Jody Owens (6-1, 213, R-Fr.) LC 28 CORY NICOL (5-9, 172, Sr.) 13 Darius Jones (5-10, 167, Fr.) SS 7 JORDAN CRANEY (6-1, 202, Jr.) 32 Anthony Cosme-Peko (5-11, 215, Jr.) FS 22 MICHAEL RIDER (5-11, 196, Jr.) 5 Joel Fuller (6-0, 185, Fr.) RC 24 JAMES ANDREWS (6-1, 184, So.) 8 Zach Coleman (5-10, 175, 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 39 ERIC FISHER (6-1, 200, Sr.) PK 15 JASON CUNNINGHAM (6-1, 182, So.) LS 65 TIM GARCIA (6-3, 227, Jr.)

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 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 40 Nick Bendzuck FB 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 FB 6-2 45 Andrew Hawken 47 Jeremy Gainer LB 6-1


Wt. 197 212 200 185 172 228 215 202 188 190 215 206 170 205 185 170 205 174 172 174 192 177 172 205 187 180 215 212 195 200 187 188 200 190 210 195 225 189 230 167 205 230 180 223 207 203 216 190 205 242 240 228 205 235 248 215

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. 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. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr.-5 Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr.-5 Fr. Fr.

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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) 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) SQ Strongsville, Ohio (Mercyhurst College) 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) HS Detroit, Mich. (Clarenceville)


No. Name Pos. Ht. 4 7 Adam Setterbo FB 6-3 48 Drew Stevens LB 6-4 49 TyQuan Hammock LB 6-0 50 Steve Gardiner LB 6-1 51 Jamiihr Williams DE 6-2 52 Denzel Drone DE 6-2 53 Greg Jones LB 6-1 54 David Rolf DE 6-4 55 Adam Decker LB 6-3 56 Alex Shackleton SN 6-2 57 Rocco Cironi OT 6-6 57 Johnathan Strayhorn DE 6-0 58 Trevor Anderson DE 6-2 58 Hugh Stangeland OG 6-6 59 D.J. Young OT 6-5 60 Micajah Reynolds OG 6-5 61 Antonio Jeremiah NT 6-5 62 Chris McDonald OG 6-5 64 Brendon Moss OT 6-7 65 Joel Nitchman C 6-4 66 John Stipek C 6-5 67 Joel Foreman OG 6-4 68 Ethan Ruhland OG 6-5 69 Blake Pacheco DL 6-1 70 Oren Wilson NT 6-3 71 John Deyo OT 6-6 72 Nate Klatt C 6-4 73 Arthur Ray Jr.+ OL 6-3 73 Henry Conway OT 6-6 74 Zach Hueter+ OT 6-6 75 Jared McGaha OG 6-6 76 Mike Schmeding OT 6-9 77 J’Michael Deane OT 6-5 79 David Barrent OT 6-8 80 Dion Sims TE 6-5 81 Brad Sonntag+ WR 5-8 82 Keshawn Martin WR 5-11 83 Charlie Gantt TE 6-5 84 Derek Hoebing TE 6-7 85 Garrett Celek TE 6-5 86 Myles White WR 6-1 87 Todd Anderson DE 6-2 87 Milton Colbert WR 6-4 88 Brian Linthicum TE 6-5 89 Colin Neely DE 6-1 89 Cam Martin WR 6-4 91 Tyler Hoover DE 6-7 92 Ishmyl Johnson NT 6-4 93 Blake Treadwell DT 6-3 94 Cameron Jude DE 6-3 96 Kevin Pickelman DT 6-4 97 Dan France DT 6-6 98 Michael Jordan NT 6-6 99 Jerel Worthy DT 6-3

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

Elig. Cl. So. Jr. Fr. So. 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 Sr. Sr.-5 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) SQ Spring Lake, Mich. (Spring Lake Senior) RS Delaware, Ohio (Olentangy) 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)

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


Wt Cl



Hometown (JC/HS)

1 Derek Green

WR 6-3 185 Sr


Billings, MT (Senior)

44 Matt Harris

No. Name Position Ht

LB 6-0 220 Sr

Wt Cl


2 Elvis Akpla

WR 6-1 185 So Tr

Portland, OR (Oregon/Lincoln)

45 Jason D’Alba

DL 6-2 282 So RS/Tr


Hometown (JC/HS) Mission Viejo, CA (Orange Coast/Edison) Glencoe, IL (Drake/New Trier)

3 Aaron Mason

RB 5-10 195 Sr


Imperial Beach, CA (Mar Vista)

46 Ryan D’Agostino

LB 6-1 227 Fr


Bozeman, MT (Bozeman)

3 Kazz Siewing

CB 5-11 180 Fr


Saco, MT (Saco)

47 Dane Fletcher

DE 6-2 245 Sr


Bozeman, MT (Bozeman)

4 DeSean Thomas

WR 6-1 180 So 1V

Cleburne, TX (Cleburne)

48 Dustin O’Connell

DE 6-2 245 Jr


Helena, MT (Capital)

5 Joel Fuller

DB 6-0 185 Fr


Libby, MT (Libby)

49 Caleb Schreibeis

DE 6-3 237 Fr


Billings, MT (West)

6 Heath Howard

DB 5-10 180 Fr


Plentywood, MT (Plentywood)

50 Leo Davis

OL 6-4 283 So 1V

Billings, MT (Skyview)

6 Gianni Carter

WR 6-2 200 Fr


Eugene, OR (Marist)

51 Josiah Lusby

LB 6-0 220 Jr


Newberg, OR (Newberg) Gig Harbor, WA (Gig Harbor)

7 Jordan Craney

SS 6-1 202 Jr


Pocatello, ID (Century)

53 Matt Bernard

OL 6-3 302 Fr


8 Zach Coleman

DB 5-10 175 Fr


Cedar Hill, TX (Bishop Dunne)

54 Aleksei Grosulak

LB 5-10 210 Fr


Billings, MT (Central)

9 John Laidet

DL 6-5 248 So 1V

Bonanza, OR (Bonanza/Oregon)

55 Shonquille Dorsey

DL 6-0 237 Fr


San Antonio, TX (Cole)


Helena, MT (Capital)

9 Denarius McGhee

QB 6-0 197 Fr


Euless, TX (Trinity)

56 Shaun Sampson

OL 6-0 230 Fr

10 Kruiz Siewing

WR 5-11 180 Fr


Saco, MT (Saco)

57 Casey Dennehy

OL 6-1 273 So Sq

10 Jase Muri

WR 5-11 172 Fr


Billings, MT (West)

58 Ryan Cerise

DT 6-3 266 Sr


Colo. Springs, CO (Cheyenne Mtn)


Highwood, MT (Highwood)

Butte, MT (Butte)

11 Mark Desin

WR 5-11 189 Jr


Billings, MT (Senior)

59 Tanner Ripley

LB 5-10 214 Jr

12 Cody Kempt

QB 6-2 220 Jr


Beaverton, OR (Oregon/Westview)

61 Alex Terrien


13 Darius Jones

DB 5-10 167 Fr


Rockwall, TX (Rockwall-Heath)

62 Ben Tauanu

OL 6-4 308 Fr


Santa Ana, CA (Mater Dei)

14 Everett Gilbert

WR 5-9 177 Fr


Rockwall, TX (Rockwall-Heath)

64 Andy Austin

OL 6-3 263 Fr


Billings, MT (West)

6-1 182 So 1V

6-4 291 So 1V

Auburn, WA (Riverside)

15 Jason Cunningham


Amarillo, TX (Tascosa)

65 Tim Garcia

LS 6-3 226 Jr 2V

Kamuela, HI (Hawaii Prep)

15 Allen McCarty

DB 5-11 183 Fr


Hamilton, MT (Hamilton)

66 Clint Mentzel

OL 6-5 283 Fr


Midlothian, TX (Midlothian)

16 Mark Iddins

QB 6-2 200 Sr


Mukilteo, WA (Santa Ana/Kamiak)

67 Todd Brandt

OL 6-4 265 Fr


Bozeman, MT (Bozeman)

17 Cody Davies

QB 6-1 180 Fr


Bozeman, MT (Bozeman)

68 Conrad Burbank

OL 6-4 290 So 1V

18 Chris Wilson

DB 6-1 175 Fr


Great Falls, MT (CM Russell)

69 David Abercrombie

OL 6-4 283 Fr


Rockwall, TX (Rockwall-Heath)

Reno, NV (Bishop Manogue)

19 Rick Haluszka

WR 6-4 205 Fr


Harlem, MT (Harlem)

71 Jesse Hoffmann

OL 6-4 280 Jr


Helena, MT (Capital)

20 C.J. Palmer

RB 6-0 235 So 1V

Spring, TX (Klein)

72 Mike Person

OL 6-5\ 290 Jr


Glendive, MT (Dawson Co.)

22 Michael Rider

FS 5-11 196 Jr


Billings, MT (West)

73 Killian Fitzpatrick

OL 6-8 270 Fr


Beaverton, OR (Beaverton)

23 Jody Owens

LB 6-0 210 Fr


Mesquite, TX (Horn)

74 Jeff Miller

OT 6-7 294 Jr


Pocatello, ID (Highland)

24 James Andrews

DB 6-1 184 So 1V

Rockwall, TX (Rockwall)

75 Andrew Verlanic

OL 6-4 275 Fr


Drummond, MT (Drummond)

25 Cody Kirk

RB 5-10 185 Fr


Frenchtown, MT (Frenchtown)

76 Jeff Hansen

OL 6-4 297 Sr


Great Falls, MT (CM Russell)

26 Arnold Briggs

CB 5-10 185 Jr


San Diego, CA (Mira Mesa)

79 Michael Erickson

OL 6-3 280 So Sq

Havre, MT (Havre)

27 Kevin Retoriano

SS 5-9 191 Sr


San Diego, CA (Clairemont)

80 Jordan Rohrich

WR 5-10 192 Fr


27 Mackenzie Nolan


6-0 196 Fr


Columbia Falls, MT (Columbia Falls)

81 Kyle Begger

TE 6-2 245 Jr


Miles City, MT (Custer Co.)

28 Cory Nicol

CB 5-9 172 Sr


Woodinville, WA (Orange Coast/Woodinville)

82 Julius Lloyd

WR 6-0 180 Jr


Kenmore, WA (W. Hills/Inglemoor)

29 Jimmy Ekumah

LB 5-11 220 Fr


Arlington, TX (Bowie)

83 Reil Cornelius

WR 6-3 187 Fr


Helena, MT (Helena)

St. Ignatius, MT (St. Ignatius)

30 Michael Wallner

DB 5-11 192 Fr


Bemidji, MN (Bemidji)

85 Michael Chopp

WR 6-0 182 So Sq

31 Chase Gazzerro

LB 5-10 210 Sr


Great Falls, MT (CM Russell)

86 Tanner Bleskin

WR 6-3 195 Fr


Great Falls, MT (CM Russell)

Gig Harbor, WA (Peninsula)

32 Anthony Cosme-Peko

S 5-11 215 Jr


Lakewood, CA (Fullerton/Lakewood)

88 Shane Robison

TE 6-5 245 So 1V

Billings, MT (West)

33 Blayde Becksted

RB 5-10 195 Jr


Wellington, CO (Poudre)

89 Steven Foster

TE 6-5 230 Fr


Helena, MT (Helena)

34 Jeff Price

LB 6-0 215 Sr


Billings, MT (Skyview)

90 Dan Ogden

DL 6-0 277 Jr


Kalispell, MT (Flathead)

35 Preston Gale

DE 6-2 245 Fr


Forney, TX (Forney)

91 Joe Schreibeis

TE 6-4 235 Sr


Billings, MT (West)

36 Ricky Evans

RB 6-1 177 Fr


Grand Prairie, TX (So. Grand Prairie)

91 Michael Balen

DE 6-2 200 Fr


Freeland, MI (Bay City John Glenn)

37 Jared Rohrback

LB 6-1 211 Fr


Great Falls, MT (CM Russell)

92 Brad Smith

DE 6-5 242 So 1V

Belgrade, MT (Belgrade)

38 Travis Bertelson

RB 5-10 175 Fr


Wibaux, MT (Wibaux)

95 Kevin Steiner

TE 6-4 227 Fr


Shelby, MT (Shelby)

39 Eric Fisher

PK 6-1 207 Sr


Billings, MT (West)

96 Zach Minter

DT 6-1 250 Fr


Glendale, AZ (Cactus)

40 Dalton Bright

DB 5-9 178 Fr


Missoula, MT (Sentinel)

97 Derek DeJong

DE 6-3 255 Fr


Manhattan, MT (Manhattan Christian)

41 Brad Daly

LB 6-1 198 Fr


Helena, MT (Capital)

98 Christian Keli’I

DL 6-1 270 Fr


Ewa Beach, HI (Campbell)

42 Clay Bignell

LB 6-2 236 So 1V

Helena, MT (Capital)

99 Brian Bignell

DL 6-2 255 Fr


Helena, MT (Capital)




























































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Researchers identify potential new avenue to attack cancer By Mark Fellows, University Relations

New insight into how human cells reproduce, published by cancer researchers at Michigan State University and the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, could help scientists move closer to finding an “off switch” for cancer. Cancer cells divide uncontrollably and can move from one part of the body to another. They undergo dramatic shifts in shape when they do so, said Aaron DeWard, an MSU cell and molecular biology doctoral candidate who published his research recently in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. He’s trying to figure out how certain proteins trigger cell movement and division and how cancer hijacks the system to create genomic instability. DeWard and his academic adviser, VARI senior scientific investigator Art Alberts, investigated proteins called formins that help determine the shape of a cell during division and movement. They identified a new mechanism for regulation of formins during cell division. “One of the cool things about these proteins is that they’re tightly regulated – they will only do their jobs when they’re told to do so,” DeWard said, describing formins as the workers that put together the pieces that shape a cell.

A cancer cell examined by MSU researcher Aaron DeWard completes division under a microscope. Photo courtesy of Aaron DeWard.

“A lot of work has been done on how to get these proteins to work, but not when to stop working,” he said. “We identified the way in which these proteins get flagged for destruction. This mechanism is pretty common for a lot of proteins, but had never been shown for this family of proteins before, and no one really knew how to shut them off completely.” The family of proteins DeWard and Alberts are studying could lend themselves well to pharmaceutical treatment, he added. 78

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Researcher Art Alberts, left, with doctoral candidate Aaron DeWard at the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids. VAI photo by Dykehouse Photography.

“Aaron’s observation gives us a handle on the molecular machinery controlling cell division,” Alberts said. “Our goal now is to exploit this information in the development of strategies to specifically stop the process of uncontrolled cell division that characterizes cancer.” “I don’t think shutting them off will stop cancer, but by better understanding the mechanism of this we might find ways to manipulate the system,” DeWard said. The MSU-VARI connection constitutes a vibrant, research-oriented dimension to the university’s growing presence in the western Michigan health care complex. Michigan State opens its new College of Human Medicine building, the Secchia Center, in downtown Grand Rapids near VARI parent Van Andel Institute, Spectrum Health and other health care organizations in 2010. It signed a research collaboration agreement with the VAI in 2006. “Collaboration is essential to developing West Michigan as a center for life sciences,” said Steve Heacock, VAI chief administrative officer and general counsel. “A solid connection and interaction between students, scientists, medical professionals and the entire life science community is vital. We have a strong collaboration. MSU students work in VAI laboratories,

MSU and VAI researchers collaborate on studies and there will be a two-way connection between VAI and the new MSU College of Human Medicine.” A joint graduate school program allows graduate students in several medicine-related programs to take one of their laboratory “rotations” at VARI, and afterward to complete their thesis project there. Four VARI fellowships also are awarded to MSU first-year graduate students interested in cancer research or cell biology. Established by Jay and Betty Van Andel in 1996, VAI is an independent research and educational organization based in Grand Rapids, Mich., dedicated to preserving, enhancing and expanding the frontiers of medical science, and to achieving excellence in education by probing fundamental issues of education and the learning process. VARI, the research arm of VAI, is dedicated to probing the genetic, cellular and molecular origins of cancer, Parkinson and other diseases and working to translate those findings into effective therapies. This is accomplished through the work of over 200 researchers in 18 onsite laboratories, in laboratories in Singapore and Nanjing, and in collaborative partnerships that span the globe. For MSU news on the Web, go to

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Stars & Stripes Forever By Mary Platt The MSU Spartan Marching Band has its roots in military tradition. For much of its history, the band was a unit of the campus ROTC corps, wearing khaki uniforms and playing for the reserve officer trainees on the parade ground. (The band didn’t receive its first green-and-white uniforms until 1952!) For most of that long heritage, the Michigan State band played patriotic songs – the kind of music to lift the hearts of the soldiers and their audiences. Today’s halftime show will spotlight the patriotic music of yesteryear and today, as we welcome the Spartan Band’s new freshmen and celebrate the beginning of the 2009 football season! Reaching back to the 1940s – when the band was all in khaki and the boys were off to war – the Spartan Band steps off the line with the Andrews Sisters classic “Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy” (later memorably updated by Bette Midler). Next, we honor our troops with the “Armed Forces Salute,” featuring “God Bless America” and the anthems of all five major branches of the armed services: “The Army Song (The Army Goes Rolling Along),” “Anchors Aweigh” (U.S. Navy), “The U.S. Air Force (Wild Blue Yonder),” “The Marines Hymn (U.S. Marines)” and “Semper Paratus (U.S. Coast Guard).” The show closes with John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” – and if that doesn’t make you stand up and cheer, nothing will! Note that the Spartan Marching Band has no piccolos (the band is all-brass except for alto and tenor saxophones), so the famous piccolo part of this best-known of all American marches is played by the tiny E-flat trumpets. 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 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


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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-

(1) (2) (2) (2) (8) (5) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (2) (5) (1) (4) (13) (7) (19) (3) (4) (3) (12) (5) (3) * (4) (2)

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

.375 .609 .318 .441 .814 .853 .642 .000 .571 .500 .400 .389 .451 .437 .712 .658 .857 .609 .591 .568 .303 .503 .585 .485 .333 .458 .615







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

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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

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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

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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

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(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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Denver Broncos

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New England Patriots

T.J. Duckett

Cincinnati Bengals

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Brandon Fields Miami Dolphins

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Brian Hoyer

David Herron

Seattle Seahawks

Kellen Davis

New York Jets

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Derrick Mason Baltimore Ravens

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Chris Morris

Ogemdi Nwagbuo

Oakland Raiders

Muhsin Muhammad

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Domata Peko

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Devin Thomas

New York Jets

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Javon Ringer

Cincinnati Bengals

Eric Smith

Clifton Ryan


Dave Rayner

San Diego Chargers

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Kevin Vickerson Tennessee Titans




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

Jacquie Joseph Softball


Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll Women’s Golf

Walt Drenth Director: Men’s & Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country

Kathie Klages Women’s Gymnastics

Sam Puryear Men’s Golf

Rolf van de Kerkhof Field Hockey

Matt Weise Crew

The 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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Champions CIRCLE Donors of $25,000 or more

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 Dr. and Mrs. John S. Schuster Scofes & Associates Consulting, Inc. Timothy and Judyth Shank Steve and Laurie Shanker Roger Shepard Mrs. Arlene E. and Dr. Lawrence Sierra Mr. Clifford Simmons and Mrs. Christine West Ronald H. and Mary E. Simon Siwek Construction Rodney and Dawn Slobodian Gary A. Smith Scott and Cassie Smith William J. and Mary Lou Somerville Spartan Motors, Inc. Jim and Linda St. John Gary L. Stone Mr. and Mrs. B. Thomas Stover Craig and Jeanne Stover Mr. Michael W. Straus Sutton Advisors, PLC Jerry G. and Linda L. Sutton Dennis and Kathleen Swan Gregory S. Terrell Chuck and Nancy Theis Dr. Fred C. and Janet E. Tinning Ed and Jeanne Tiscornia Mark and Mitzi Toth Michael W. and LeAnn R. Turner Tom VanCamp Paul and Judy VanderVeen Judy and Duane Vernon Mr. and Mrs. James S. Ware John J. Welker Mr. and Mrs. Alton Wendzel Bruce L. Whetter Dr. John White Mark and Regina Wickard & Family Stephen M. Wickens Jim and Sue Williams Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey H. Wilner Karen Wilson Winston Global Mfg. Co. Don and Fran Young Mr. and Mrs. James Zawacki

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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