Skandalaris Will Wow Recruits

"The Skandalaris Center connects the past with the present," Dantonio said at the dedication ceremony. "One of the important things that I wanted to do when I came here was to connect all of the past Spartans with the present and also have a vision for the future."

EAST LANSING – Recruits will have yet another reason to choose the Green and White.

Yesterday, Michigan State unveiled the Skandalaris Football Center, its $15.5 football facility upgrade that combines state-of-the-art technology with a dedication to Spartan legends of yesteryear.

Captain Justin Kershaw called it "a building of excellence" and the coaching staff says it should do (and already has done) wonders for recruiting.

"We are surrounded by excellence everywhere I look," Spartan head coach Mark Dantonio said at the dedication ceremony. "The recruiting that this building will allow us to do, it has already started, and you can see that. We already have 15 commitments for next year's class. They are outstanding football players, outstanding young people and outstanding students. And it makes a difference when they walk in and see the environment that they are going to work in."

Some highlights of the project include:

25,000-square-foot addition to the Duffy Daugherty Football Building.

14 months to complete the renovations and construction.

Meeting rooms decked out with Creston touch-panel displays which allow for convenient central control of audio/visual equipment.

Flat-panel displays replace projectors, allowing players and coaches to study and refer to playbooks in the light while watching film.

Demmer Hall of History, which includes tributes to:

76 Spartan first-team All-Americans

MSU's six National Championship teams (1951, 1952, 1955, 1957, 1965 and 1966)

Two exhibits memorializing legendary Spartan coach Hugh "Duffy" Daugherty, who won 4 National Championships and led the Spartans to a 109-69-5 record in 19 seasons at MSU.

For a video tour, click through to the MSU Web site: Link

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