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#ThinkB1G In-Foe-Graphic Series: Michigan State
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 06/11/2014

In conjunction with Maryland's historic move to the Big Ten Conference on July 1, Maryland athletics will be taking an in-depth look at its future Big Ten foes. Today we continue the series by profiling Michigan State University.

June 2: Illinois; June 4: Indiana; June 6: Iowa; June 9: Michigan; June 11: Michigan State; June 13: Minnesota; June 16: Nebraska; June 18: Northwestern; June 20: Ohio State; June 23: Penn State; June 25: Purdue; June 27: Rutgers; June 30: Wisconsin


About Michigan State

Location: East Lansing, Michigan

Founded: 1855

Enrollment: 49,300

President: Lou Anna K. Simon

Athletic Director: Mark Hollis


Michigan Athletics

School Colors: Green and White

Nickname: Spartans

Joined Big Ten Conference: 1950

Football Stadium (capacity): Spartan Stadium (75,005)

Basketball Arena (capacity): Breslin Center (14,797)

Varsity Teams: 25

Most Successful Sport: Men's cross country - 8 national titles

First B1G event at Maryland: September 19, 2014 - Men's Soccer


History

Basketball

• All-time basketball record: 1536-1039 (.601)

• Conference/National Championships: 13/2

• Head Coach: Tom Izzo

Football

• All-time football record: 659-437-44 (.597)

• Conference/National Championships: 10/4

• Head Coach: Mark Dantonio


Notable Former Athletes

Basketball: Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Scott Skiles, Steve Smith, Jason Richardson, Drew Neitzel, Draymond Green, Shannon Brown

Football: Le’Veon Bell, Plaxico Burress, Andre Rison, Derrick Mason, T.J. Duckett


Notable Alumni

Chris Hansen: television journalist

Dan Gilbert: owner of Cleveland Cavaliers

James Caan: actor

Magic Johnson: former NBA player, studio analyst


Fun Fact: "Spartans! What is your profession?"

Since 1999, the MSU Spartan football team has entered the field to AC/DC's "Thunderstruck." In 2007, clips from the movie "300" were added to accompany "Thunderstruck."

Whenever the opponent has a third down situation, a clip from "300" of King Leonidas shouting "Spartans! What is your profession?" is played. A rousing response from the crowd always follows: "Haroo! Haroo! Haroo!" while thrusting their fists in the air.




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