BOISE, ID - NOVEMBER 26: Brett Smith #16 of the Wyoming Cowboys passes against the Boise State Broncos at Bronco Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)
*Update: MSU has confirmed the game*
While the media guide was released at Big Ten Media Days this weekend, it appears nobody noticed the future schedules page.
There, it lists Wyoming playing at Spartan Stadium on Sept. 20, 2014. MSU previously listed Jacksonville State, Oregon and Eastern Michigan as nonconference opponents. FBSchedules.com noticed the schedule change in the media guide.
MSU also is scheduled to play Eastern Michigan on that date, but one would figure one of those games would be moved back to Sept. 27, 2014. It is strange that this would be in the media guide before the schools announced anything. A request for comment from MSU has yet to be returned. A Wyoming athletics official did confirm recently that the schools have been working on a deal, but that it wasn't done, yet.
SB Nation's Wyoming Blog, Cowboy Altitude, alerted us to the scheduling and brought up the possibility of a return trip. MSU needs another nonconference game in 2015 and 2016, although a road game is already scheduled for both years. The Spartans certainly wouldn't be the first big school to visit the Cowboys.
Back in 1976 and 77 the Pokes (made) back to back trips to East Lansing; losing both contests. There was no indications of this being a 1-1 series or a even a 2-1. Wyoming has done a great job of working deals with larger school that involve them playing in Laramie once. Texas and Nebraska have both played in War Memorial in recent years. Oregon is scheduled to come in 2017 and Missouri in 2018.
Hosting Michigan State may not have quite the same effect as hosting Nebraska or Texas but it would certainly be a sellout and bring some more attention to the Wyoming program.