Michigan State University

RIVALRY TRADITIONS

With the creation of two Big Ten Divisions, Legends and Leaders, some of the traditional rivalry games have unfortunately been diminished, given that the teams will no longer play each other every year. MSU (Legends) will keep its annual meeting with Michigan (Legends), but will lose its annual meeting with Indiana (Leaders) and PSU (Leaders). 

MICHIGAN STATE vs. MICHIGAN

PAUL BUNYAN TROPHY In 1953, former Michigan Governor G. Mennen Williams commissioned T... (more)

MICHIGAN STATE vs. INDIANA

OLD BRASS SPITTOON Believed to be over 100 years old and around MSU at the time when it was founded, the Old ... (more)

MICHIGAN STATE vs. PENN STATE

LAND GRANT TROPHY When PSU joined the Big Ten in 1993, their rival was “designated” as MSU. There was never any real reason for this rivalry, other than i... (more)