Michigan State Sparty's onto Tailgater Top 20

The Spartans make the list for the first time in a long time.

Michigan State

After a heady last season landing them third in the nation, the Spartans tailgating will run rampant this year. Expect Spartan Stadium to overflow its 75,000 capacity. And be ready to mimic the famous line from the movie 300 with a spear-thrusting motion and loud “Haroo! Haroo! Haroo!” when asked “Spartans! What is your profession?” If you’re young, tailgate at the tennis courts or by the green houses at Farm Lane. For families, Munn Field sets the stage for alcohol-free tailgating. The rest of the tailgaters set up anywhere there’s green on the 5,192-acre campus. Fill up on good, warm Midwestern fare, from corn chowder to shepherd’s pie. And if you’re lucky enough to make into the stadium, you’ll see Zeke the dog perform gravity-defying Frisbee tricks at halftime and the band do their signature spinning “S” drill move before the game even begins. Afterward, decompress by listening to “MSU Shadows” fight song at sunset on the Carillon.

Fast Facts:

  • Location: East Lancing, Michigan
  • Mascot: Spartans
  • Record Vs Michigan: 33-68-5
  • Record last 6 years: 5-1
  • Driving Distance to Ann Arbor: 66 miles
  • Trophy: The Old Brass Spittoon is presented to the winner of the Indiana-Michigan State game
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