Nike celebrated the Spartans’ 3rd place standing in its March Madness Fuel Points Competition Friday night at the Breslin Center. The competition kept track of students’ activity through various Nike Fuel equipment. The students would then upload their activity to Nike’s website to gain Fuel Points for their own schools. Nike sent two trainers and a box full of goodies to East Lansing for their efforts. The trainers led a 40 minute workout session.
The Eli Broad art museum is open to guests and guests from all around the world came for the occasion. Citizens can drive in peace now that the I-96 shooter has been caught and charged with 60 counts including assault with intent to murder in Oakland County. And we take a look at how Sparty gets from place to place. Reporters: Lauren Gentile, Chloe Hill, Josh Sidorowicz and Edith Zhou
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Ty Richards has a campus job unlike any other. That’s because he’s responsible for one of the most important figures on MSU’s campus. The kinesiology senior–who is now co-director of the Sparty Mascot Program–has been one of Sparty’s student escorts since he was a freshman. “It’s just so cool because it’s such a different approach you can take to being involved on campus,” Richards said. “A lot of kids just see Sparty on the football fields or basketball arena and they’re like wow that’s awesome, but being able to have the opportunity to take Sparty to events…to just lighten people’s moods is amazing.”
And Richards says it’s a job and responsibility he and the rest of the escorts hold with great pride. “Without the 15 or 20 very determined and responsible individuals that we have…the process wouldn’t be able to run, because they need to be there…they’re Sparty’s eyes and ears,” he said.
We might be in the midst of football season, but for one night at least, it was all about Spartan basketball. And fans, students and alumni poured into the Breslin to see what surprises were in store for this year’s Midnight Madness
From the band, to the cheerleaders, and of course, there was Sparty. There was no denying the energy and excitement building up to the team and Coach Tom Izzo’s big entrance. And boy, what an entrance it was. “Oh it was awesome,” said Mackenzie Sims, an MSU junior.