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2014 Football-Related Events & Activities


The MSU College of Human Medicine is hosting an alumni tailgate beginning two hours prior to the start of the football game. Their tent is located just across from the visitors’ parking lot on Red Cedar Rd. More information available online.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 (Homecoming)

Green & White Brunch
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and the buffet is open from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Join President Lou Anna K. Simon, MSU Athletics Director Mark Hollis, Head Football Coach Mark Dantonio, MSU Director of Admissions Jim Cotter (emcee), the Spartan Dischords (entertainment), the Spartan Marching Band, the MSU Cheerleaders, the MSU Dance Team and Sparty!
Event details and registration available online.


MSU Families @Homecoming Tailgate
Hosted by the Association of Future Alumni & the MSU Alumni Association.
9:00 a.m.
Pricing varies by package.
Located on the banks of the Red Cedar, tailgate includes photographs with Sparty, tailgate lunch, exclusive performance by the MSU Dance Team, cheerleaders and Drumline, traditional tailgate games, activities and much more.
More information is available online.


MSU College of Education 2014 Homecoming Tailgate
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Dem Hall Field
It’s that time of year again! We invite you and your family to join Dean Heller, the MSU College of Education Alumni Association Board, faculty and staff for food, live music and FUN at the college’s complimentary annual homecoming tailgate. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Pre-registration is encouraged and greatly appreciated. More information is available online.



Indy Spartans/Chicago Spartans Tailgate @ Purdue
Time: TBD (approximately 3 hours prior to kickoff which has not yet been announced)
Location: Between 3rd Street Dr and W. Stadium Ave just east of McCormick Rd in the IM Gold/Black Lot (exact location sent out on game day)
MSU Cheerleaders will make an appearance. Enjoy family-friendly activities such as Frisbee, corn hole and football. There will also be raffle prizes and giveaway items.

Two options:
(1) bring your own food and drink
(2) pay in advance $30/adult, $15/kids - Two hours before the game, you will get Creole Breakfast Bread Pudding, pastries, salads, oysters on the half shell, shrimp cocktail and more; for an hour after the game you will get burgers, brats, Italian sausage, pasta,etc; beer, wine, Bloody Mary's and screwdrivers available all day. (Menu may change if not a noon start.)  Food and drink provided by Higgins Tavern in Chicago.
If you are choosing option 1, please email with your name, Purdue Tailgate in the subject line, and total attendees.  
If choosing option two, please email with your name, put Purdue Tailgate in subject line, total attendees, and method of payment. Checks should be made out to Paul Quirke and sent to Paul Quirke at 85 9th St NW, Carmel, IN 46032. Credit card payments should be handled via Paypal by selecting “Send Money to a Friend” and entering and the amount of payment. Wristbands will be distributed at the tailgate.



Indy Spartans/St. Louis Spartans Tailgate @ Indiana
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (kickoff: 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time)
Location: 17th Street between Indiana Ave and Fess Ave (exact location sent on on game day)
Sparty and the MSU Cheerleaders will make appearances. Enjoy family-friendly activities such as Frisbee, corn hole and football. There will also be raffle prizes and giveaway items. Pitch in and BYOB.

If you are planning to attend please email with your name, Indiana Tailgate in the subject line, and total attendees.



The MSU College of Agriculture & Natural Resources will be hosting its 39th Annual AutumnFest tailgate before the MSU vs. Ohio State Game at the MSU Pavilion. AutumnFest begins at 4:30 p.m. Can’t get football tickets? The game will be shown in high definition in the Pavilion’s Auditorium. Stay after AutumnFest and watch the game with us in a warm dry location with 360 of your closest friends. Food included. More information is available online.



Maryland Pregame Tailgate
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (kickoff: 8:00 p.m.)
Location: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (across the street from Byrd Stadium on the west side).
3800 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD 20742
Price: $35 per person for adults; $15 per person for children 12 and under.

Join us as we support Coach Mark Dantonio and the MSU Spartan Football Team with special guests Provost June Youatt, MSU Athletics Director Mark Hollis and Sparty. Don't miss out on an excellent place to meet friends and socialize before the game! Join us for good food, music, contests and prizes. A cash bar will be available.


Looking for transportation to the game? Travel with Dean Trailways of Michigan! For more information on motor coach tours from East Lansing to the away games, call 800/282-3326 or visit their website.

Club Events - November 14 & 15, 2014
The Stalking Horse and Capital Lounge will roll out the green carpet for Spartans all weekend! The DC Spartans and Baltimore Spartans will host game watch events for the MSU vs. Navy basketball game and MSU vs. Maryland football game at the following locations.

Stalking Horse
26 E. Cross St., Baltimore, MD 21230

Washington DC:
Capitol Lounge
229 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. 20003


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