|The Michigan State Spartans are one of only sixteen
universities to have won multiple national titles in football, and were the
first university to win a national championship in both football and basketball.
Football began as a club sport at Michigan State in the late
1800's, and by 1896 had gained varsity status. Over the course of its history,
MSU has won three recognized national championships and eight conference titles.
Among the Spartans' football rivals are the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the
The Michigan State Spartans basketball program has also been
very successful. Its two national titles were won in 1979 and 2000. The 1979
team was led by Magic Johnson to a 75-64 victory over Larry Bird and the Indiana
State Sycamores. In 2000, Morris Peterson led the Spartans to an 89-76 victory
over the Florida Gators. In addition, the Spartans have won 10 Big Ten
Michigan State's Final Fours:
1957, 1959, 1967, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000,
In ice hockey, the Spartans have established themselves as
one of the foremost programs. MSU won national titles in 1966, 1986 and 2007.
The design of the Michigan State Spartans Fleece: Squares
consists of the University's logos, the Spart the Spartan mascot and football
helmets over a green and white squared background.
The Michigan State Spartans Fleece: Squares is not suitable
for children's sleepwear. All patterns have been licensed by Michigan State
University and are for individual consumption only. Any other use of the
Michigan State Spartans Fleece: Squares is prohibited and illegal.