In 1925, Michigan Agricultural College became Michigan State College and sponsored a contest to replace their "Aggies" nickname. Not liking the winning name of "The Michigan Staters", the sports editor of the Lansing State Journal chose "The Spartans" instead.
Gruff Sparty first appeared in the 1950s, although an exact timeline is uncertain.
They advanced to the tournament, where a legendary showdown took place between two future NBA rivals. And the Spartans came out on top.
4.5 x 4 inch vinyl sticker. Designed in Michigan by The Mitten State Made in USA. Officially licensed by Michigan State University.
All TMS apparel is designed with vintage blends and run a bit slimmer than traditional cuts. For more information please refer to the sizing charts below: