9:30 p.m.: It was a good night here in Spartan country. Many students and Spartan fans came out to see the Stagg-Paterno trophy on its first day in East Lansing. The second stop on the tour was at the women's basketball game. The defending Big Ten Champs kicked off their season with a dominating 94-31 exhibition win over Lake Superior State.
Another item on our list of reasons of what it means to be a Spartan is the amount of support that surrounds our athletic teams. Whether it's our hockey coach attending a football game or our baseball coach attending a hockey game, there is a strong bond between our athletic teams, coaches and fans that help build what us in East Lansing like to call 'Spartan Pride'. Some members of the men's basketball team and their coach Tom Izzo came out to support the women's team tonight. The men's basketball team is back in action tomorrow when it competes in an exhibition game against Hillsdale at 7 p.m. The trophy will be making a stop at this game from 6:15- 8:30 p.m. You can come take your picture with the trophy outside of section 129.
Some MSU student-athletes took the time out of their busy practice schedules to share with us what it means to them to be a Spartan. Check out senior quarterback Kirk Cousins, sophomore linebacker Max Bullough, senior wide receiver B.J. Cunningham, senior field hockey back Holly Sherman and junior ice hockey captain Torey Krug all had to say about what it means to have Spartan pride in the video posted below.
Hope you all are having as much fun as I am on the Michigan State stop of the tour so far! Make sure to tweet at @B1gMobileTour what it means to be a Spartan. The Stagg-Paterno trophy will be up early tomorrow, making a stop at the WLNS-TV parking lot for their morning show. It then heads on over to the Brody cafeteria from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for some lunch. Have a great night Big Ten country and GO GREEN!
1:00 p.m.: It's finally here! The Stagg-Paterno trophy has arrived on the campus of MSU and swung by the MSU Union to make its first stop. The Union is a place where students can come to study, grab coffee, some ice cream from the Dairy Store (my favorite part) or even go bowling! The Diary Store features flavors that represent every school in the Big Ten and its most recent addition is Huskers Sweet Corn ice cream. The Union is a building that has reserved its place on the lengthy list of reasons of what it means to be a Spartan.
Many students visited the trophy on their way to and from class. They were eager to learn about the leaders and legends divisions as well as get a glimpse of the trophy that all Spartans are hoping will return to our campus in December.
Stay tuned in for a video to see how some Spartan student-athletes answer the question 'what does it mean to be a Spartan?' You'll hear from MSU football captain Kirk Cousins and ice hockey captain Torey Krug as well as many others! We'll see you at the women's basketball exhibition game later.