How to Prepare for Your First MSU Football Game

The leaves are changing color, the Red Cedar is cooling down and Sparty is getting ready to wear his fall coat…that’s right it’s football season! If you’re excited about Spartan Football then bring your green and white and get ready to cheer. Below are some helpful tips toward achieving great fan status!

Courtesy of the Sparty Facebook Page.

Courtesy of the Sparty Facebook Page.

  1. Find out where you are watching the game

Whether you have student section tickets or you just want to watch the game on TV with a group of friends, make sure you have a place with a good view of the game! If you live on-campus and you don’t know where and who to ask, simply ask your front desk in the dorm: “Can I watch the game in the dorm, if so, where?”

  1. Know who the other team is /who are MSU playing against with?

Our team will be decked out in green and white…the other colors are the opposing team who we are playing against. Know their mascot and make sure you aren’t caught cheering for our rivals!

This Saturday, MSU Spartans will be playing against the Oregon Ducks. See the photo below from the games of previous years. Remember we are bleeding green and white so that’s our team!

Courtesy of: portland.suntimes.com

Courtesy of portland.suntimes.com.

  1. Wear Green and White

The more the better! Paint your face, wear Spartan stickers, put green and white streamers in your hair, whatever you prefer. When it gets cold out, MSU coats, hats and gloves are also the most fashionable! Places to purchase gear:

Spartan Bookstore in the basement of International Center

Union Spartan Spirit Shop

SBS Bookstore on Grand River Ave

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 8: Michigan State Spartans fans get ready for the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Spartan Stadium on November 8, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

EAST LANSING, MI – NOVEMBER 8: Michigan State Spartans fans get ready for the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Spartan Stadium on November 8, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images).

 

  1. Plan your tailgate

Grab friends, food and some seating and you are all set! Tailgating is a great American Football tradition; bring some games (such as cornhole) for the complete experience. Or you can just ask your friends: “Where do you tailgate? Can I join?”

  1. Be aware of MSU traditions

Learn the MSU Fight Song. The fight song is played numerous times at every game so it would benefit any Spartan football fan to know these lyrics! Check out the video below to refresh it! MSU’s Alma Mater would also be a good one to brush up on. MSU Fight Song Sing-along Video

If you are in the student section, pay attention to the different motions and chants the students do as well! Watching the Spartan Marching Band enter the stadium is also a favorite pastime.

Courtesty of the Spartan Marching Band.

Courtesty of the Spartan Marching Band.

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