Michigan State Football: They are Spartans (Images of Sports Series)

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Michigan State University's football history is overflowing with famous, interesting, and colorful figures. From Gideon "Charlie" Smith, who in 1913 became one of the nation's first black collegiate players, to George Webster, the "Greatest Spartan of All Time," to Morton Andersen, who still holds the Big Ten record for longest field goal-they are all Spartans. Earl Morrall, Bubba Smith, Lorenzo White... the list goes on. Added to this list of tremendous players are legendary coaches like the "Biggie" Munn and ...
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Overview


Michigan State University's football history is overflowing with famous, interesting, and colorful figures. From Gideon "Charlie" Smith, who in 1913 became one of the nation's first black collegiate players, to George Webster, the "Greatest Spartan of All Time," to Morton Andersen, who still holds the Big Ten record for longest field goal-they are all Spartans. Earl Morrall, Bubba Smith, Lorenzo White... the list goes on. Added to this list of tremendous players are legendary coaches like the "Biggie" Munn and Duffy Dougherty. And who could forget the famous 10-10 tie with Notre Dame in 1966 or the Rose Bowl victory over Southern Cal in 1987?

Spartan tradition is more than the coaches and players on the field, however, and Michigan State Football: They Are Spartans offers many rare images and long-forgotten anecdotes about how the program became a player on the national stage. The early days as a farm college team, the development into a football power as an independent, the successful struggle to join the Big Ten conference, and of course, the historic rivalry with a certain team from Ann Arbor are all recounted in the pages of this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738532141
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/15/2003
  • Series: Images of Sports Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,395,222
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 9.78 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Steve Grinczel is a sportswriter for Booth Newspapers who has been on the MSU beat since 1986. The amazing collection of images in They are Spartans was provided by the MSU Sports Information archives.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
Introduction 7
1. The Early Years 9
2. From Rockne to Crowley to Rockne 21
3. The Next Big Thing 41
4. When Irish Eyes Smiled 65
5. Great Players, Great Performances, Great Games 99
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    To:Ahhhhh(sarah)

    Sarah if you want to talk football or anything else reply to jim. Im gong to BC when i graduate would love to get to know you

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    Beat Ohio

    BEAT BUCKEYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    A good guide for spartan fans.

    This book is a good introduction to MSU and their football program. However, it does not cover everything a fan would want to know.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Yeah

    Lets go msu. There football team won the buffulo wildwings bowl this year. Ps i know of some well known msu football players that are now in the nfl. These players follow with there names as well as the team they know play for and there position. Kirk Cousins-washigton redskins qb B.j Cunningham-philidalthea eagles wr Keshawn Martin- houstan texans wr/kr. Go spartans!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    Ahhhhhhhh

    I love michigan state it rocks im a huge fan of michigan state i grow up im going to msu collage when graduate im only 15 right know but this is sarah

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 2, 2013

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