Promo video from Michigan State below, full review to follow.
This past summer, my wife and I welcomed our first child into the world. Just like many new parents do, we hired a photographer to take our baby pictures. Living in Charlotte, NC we searched for a Charlotte newborn photographer and hired Staci Noel Photography.
Staci asked us to bring props that we would like our son pictured with. I chose my 2008 Michigan State football helmet that has Dantonio’s signature, along with Javon Ringers #23 jersey. As you can see, the picture turned out great, exceeding our expectations.
We plan on using Staci again for our Charlotte newborn photography of kid #2, and am already thinking of my next props. Hint: my game used chrome helmet from the 2013 Nebraska game.
Head coach Tom Anastos unveiled the new 2012-2013 hockey jerseys today. More importantly, he unveiled the new alternate “vintage” jerseys, which resurrects the “hockey script,” a fan-favorite logo that was scrapped in the 2010 rebranding.
From the press release: Michigan State hockey program will have four new jersey designs for the 2012-13 season, which includes new standard home and away jerseys as well as a set of vintage Michigan State sweaters that will debut in the Great Lakes Invitational.
“In developing this new design, we gathered a lot of feedback from our players about the jersey’s fit, feel, performance and look,” said head coach Tom Anastos. “We feel that the design that Nike has developed has a cutting-edge look and embraces the values of the Spartan brand.”
The press release also gives a history lesson about the hockey script: “The script `Michigan State’ logo was introduced in my freshman season [1980-81] and over the course of time, became one of the iconic jerseys in college hockey,” said Anastos
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Today, the Michigan State Athletic department released an image of a repainted Breslin Center floor. The floor was last repainted two basketball seasons ago with the design aligning to the new athletic branding.
Differences in the new design include a significantly larger Michigan State Helmet Logo at center court, new Big Ten logos in the lane and the removal of the two-tone coloring inside the three-point line.
For those eagle eyes out there, the picture looks like it was taken with a cell phone misrepresenting the green coloring. MSU did not change the green again.
Our friends at Complex have counted down The 20 Greatest Sneakers in Michigan State Basketball History.
Representatives from the Outback Bowl have informed me that Michigan State is the away team, meaning they will wear their away uniforms against Georgia on January 2nd in Tampa, Florida.
I expect the team to wear their normal away uniforms from the 2010-2011 style, with an Outback Bowl patch sewn on their shoulder and an Outback Bowl decal added to the rear of the helmet.
For the players, the helmet commemorates the dominating fashion in which the fourth straight victory over arch rival Michigan came. “It doesn’t happen every year, where you play in a game like that,” said sophomore linebacker Max Bullough. “For me, it’s exciting. That’s something you can hold onto forever, especially having the year we had.”
The university put the value of the helmets at $200, which is half of the bowl gift allotment by the NCAA. The remaining $200 will mostly be gift cards, which will be appreciated, but can’t be compared to the helmet. “That’s probably the most exciting gift,” said senior tight end Brian Linthicum. “Gift cards are gift cards. We get them every year. The helmet we thought we were getting right after the game. We got the gloves, jersey, everything but the helmet.”
Wide Receiver B.J. Cunningham said, “You’re going to put it up in a case, let your kids look at it. It’s an once-in-a-lifetime thing for MSU. It’s exciting to be a part of that, especially the senior class, beating (Michigan) for the fourth time.”
As a tribute to the armed forces, the Michigan State football team will wear a large star logo on the back of their helmets Saturday against Iowa.