The MSU Sports History website celebrates the uniquely rich history of Spartan athletics, from the early competitions in 1880s student-run field days and the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, to the rise of Michigan State University as a football national powerhouse in the mid-Twentieth century, the Big Ten era and the ultimate consolidation of MSU athletics as a world class program.

This website features invaluable historical images from MSU athletes and their contributions to the history of college sports in the United States, along with historical information and research on the origins, development and achievements of Spartan athletics.

The MSU Sports History website is made possible by the contributions of MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online including Alicia Sheill (project management), Dan Jaquint (web design), and Meghan McNeil (programming), the Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections, the MSU Department of History, and several students of Sports History classes taught by Professor Juan Javier Pescador.

Many of the images within this site belong to the MSU University Archives & Historical Collections. Rights and permissions to said images are subject to University Archives guidelines.