[I'm quite sure this will not make any of us feel any better about anything today. But the research involved makes it bumpworthy. -KJ]
Now that MSU's football/basketball streak against UM has been snapped, we can officially enter it into the record books as the longest such streak either school has had against the other since MSU joined the Big 10 in 1953. Here are the 5 streaks that spanned 1,000 days (the school holding the streak is in parentheses):
(1) 1,181 Days: 11/3/07 to 1/27/11 (MSU)
(2) 1,127 Days: 1/11/75 to 2/11/78 (UM)
(3) 1,092 Days: 10/13/62 to 10/9/65 (UM)
(4) 1,090 Days: 3/4/57 to 2/27/60 (MSU)
(5) 1,043 Days: 3/4/72 to 1/11/75 (UM)
It may be hard to appreciate the historical significance right now, but it's still a very impressive accomplishment.