The Michigan State Spartans open up the home slate of the team’s 2021 season today at noon against the Youngstown State Penguins. The game is just the third all-time meeting between the two teams.
On the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, fans make the return to Spartan Stadium for a game for the first time in 651 days. A number of changes await fans who will have to follow an indoor mask policy; will finally see in person Mel Tucker as head coach along the sideline; will find a return of Melting Moments ice cream sandwiches; will be listening to a new entry song playing while the team takes the field for the first time since 1999; and will also find reduced capacity after field level club seating was expanded.
The important thing, though, is Spartan football is back in East Lansing!
TOC Football Content Review:
- How to watch: Youngstown State at Michigan State
- Game Preview: Youngstown State at Michigan State
- Projecting the Depth Chart versus YSU
- TOC Staff Picks: Youngstown State
- The 3-2-1 Preview: 3 things we want to see, 2 key stats and 1 best bet vs. Youngstown St
- Get to Know the Opponent: Youngstown State
- Welcome Home: The Long Wait for a Return
- Spartan Football Playback: Michigan State vs. Youngstown (2013)
- MSU Football Names Game Captains vs. Youngstown
- Bad Betting Advice, Week Two: Dessert Course