For the Michigan State vs. Middle Tennessee State game on March 18, 2016 (81 – 90), Michigan State wore 2014 National Championship Throwback jerseys, with a patch on their right shoulder commemorating the NCAA tournament, which was a blue circle with the NCAA logo in white – all 65 teams invited to the tournament wore the same patch on either their right or left for the NCAA tournament
2016 - 2017 Season Changes
The Michigan State Helmet Logo on the belt buckle is now surrounded by a bronze rectangle
On the green away shorts, the color of the waistband was changed from white to green to match the rest of the shorts
For the Michigan State vs. Miami game on March 17, 2017 (78 – 58 Win) and also for the next game against Kansas (70 – 90 Loss), Michigan State wore a patch on their left shoulder commemorating the NCAA tournament, which was a blue circle with the NCAA logo in white – all 65 teams invited to the tournament wore the same patch on either their right or left shoulder
2017 - 2018 Season Changes
Black rectangular “JUD” patch with white letters was added to the jersey, honoring the late Jud Heathcote, who coached the Spartans from 1976-1995. Jud died on August 28, 2017 at the age of 90.
Trademark: “Mean Green” is trademarked by the University of North Texas
Photography Credits: Masthead image is courtesy of Al Goldis | AP Photo. Image of 2015 – present jersey, M.A.C. throwbacks and 2017 green jerseys at home are courtesy of Mike Carter / USA Today Sports. Image of 2015 – 2016 shorts is courtesy of Matthew Mitchell / MSU Athletic Communications. Image of national championship throwback jerseys and mean green alternate jerseys are courtesy of Mike Mulholland | MLive.com. Image of 2016 – 2017 shorts is courtesy of Derik Hamilton / USA Today Sports. Image of JUD patch is courtesy of Spartan Sports Network. Spartan Jerseys claims no ownership to these images.
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