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GO GREEN! Spirit of Detroit wears MSU jersey


As a Michigan State alumna all I can say is “GO GREEN!”

That’s what the “Spirit of Detroit” is doing as the Spartans get ready to make their first appears in the College Football Playoff. Starting Monday morning, Dec. 21, you’ll see an oversized Michigan State football jersey on the iconic monument located at the Coleman A. Young Center on Woodward Avenue.

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Big 10 Champion and third-seeded MSU (12-1, 7-1 Big Ten) will take on SEC Champion and second-seeded Alabama (12-1, 7-1) in the semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Arlington, Texas, at AT&T Stadium. The game, which is slated to begin at 8:10 p.m. EST, will be televised on ESPN.

“It’s truly exciting to know the Spartan jersey will be worn by the ‘Spirit of Detroit’ statue,” MSU Athletics Director Mark Hollis said. “It’s a public symbol of support for our football program as it prepares for the College Football Playoff Semifinal against Alabama, and I’m positive many MSU alums will stop by the statue to pose for photos. The sustained success of our football program has energized the entire university and our fan base.”

The “Spirit of Detroit” has worn the jerseys of Detroit’s professional teams during the playoffs. This is the first time it’s worn a Spartan jersey. We sure hope there will be many more.

If you’re an MSU alum or fan now is the time to get in the spirit and have your picture taken with the statute. Check out some of the great things going on downtown while you’re there.


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