1948 : Spartans Celebrate State’s Admission to Big 10

December 11, 2021 all-day

A crowd estimated at 6,000 students jammed areas around the Union on December 11, 1948 to celebrate State’s admission to the Big 10.

Source : “A Century of Athletics at State”, Michigan State University Magazine, September 1960, p.7.

Also see David A. Thomas, “How MSU Became A Member of the Big Ten Conference“, MSU Alumni Association Magazine, Fall 2007.

David J. Young, “Arrogance and Scheming in the Big Ten: Michigan State’s Quest for Membership and Michigan’s Powerful Opposition“, DJY Pub., [2011]

Note:  Also take a look at the December 11, 1998 issue of State News on microfilm which reprints articles from the lost December 12, 1948 issue.

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