This year your MSU FPA Board has made arrangements with Kellogg Center to serve as a host hotel for our members seeking a place to stay while in East Lansing for the Spring Football Game and the MSU FPA Golf outing. The following is a promotional from the hotel.
April 19th, 2013 is set for our 11th Annual MSUFPA Tony Conti Golf and Social Outing. Attached to this article is your reservation document that needs to be completed and sent back in no later than April 12th, 2013.
Please attend if you are able, your support is valued! The event will take place at The Brookshire Inn & Country Club in Williamston, Michigan. Our event this year will be on Friday and starts at 9:00 AM with registration and a continental breakfast. We will commence with a shotgun start at 10:00 AM. Lunch will be served at 12 noon for non-golfers and those wishing just to come and meet old acquaintances and socialize. Finally, after golf we will have Dinner around 5:00 PM. You will get a chance to meet with all our coaches.
The Golf Outing this year will precede the Spring Football Game set for Saturday, the 20th of April. Game time is set for a 2:30 PM start time.
PLEASE NOTE THIS GOLF OUTING IS FOR FORMER SPARTAN FOOTBALL PLAYERS, COACHES & MANAGERS ONLY!
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Attendees at the “First Pitch Dinner” will enjoy:
-Door prizes and silent auction items featuring Michigan State Baseball sports memorabilia
-2013 MSU Season Ticket Card
-2013 Spartan Baseball Poster
-Head Coach Jake Boss, Jr. presenting your 2013 Spartans
-Special Tribute to the Annual “CrossTown Showdown” vs. the Lansing Lugnuts
Tom Yewcic (a past MSU football player and an All-American) is the 2012 Baseball Alumnus of the Year Honoree.
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A 1961 graduate of Brother Rice, Walsh was co-captain, MVP player, and played football at Michigan State University. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Walsh was president and chief executive officer of La Marche Manufacturing Company in Des Plaines, and president and chief operating officer of Basler Electric Company in Highland, Ill. Walsh is a 40-year resident of Western Springs.
Walsh provides management consulting and executive coaching as president of For Leadership Growth, Inc. He regularly speaks on such topics as leadership, teamwork, customer focus and business growth.
We wanted to share a special book with you. Jack Ebling, a three-time Michigan Sportswriter of the Year and 2006 inductee into the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame has written his 7th book and 5th on MSU (Which have included Spartan Champions, JUD: A Magical Journey, Magic Moments, and Green Glory )
This time, he captures our Football program with in depth profiles of former and current players, a historical narrative and the last two seasons in week by week writings as they happened.
Coach Izzo wrote the foreword and Matt Mitchell (MSU's Athletic Communications photographer) provided all the photos from the last two incredible seasons.
Heart of a Spartan is an oversized coffee table book (10.75" x 10.75") that captures the winningest back-to-back seasons in MSU football history. Read a historical narrative that weaves through the ups and downs since the beginning of Spartan Football and relive the glory of the great victories and greatest moments of 2010-12. See how – and why – a team transformed from tribulations to trophies. Meet the players and coaches who've taken the program to a new level, and see vignettes of 33 of the most important Spartans that have led the program since the 40's.
The publisher has agreed to donate $10 of every purchase made in the online store only to the Michigan State University Football Players Association.
To see more on the book and to purchase. Order one for yourself, or gift as many as you want. They will ship directly to your recipients.
To order, visit www.SportLansing.com/heartofaspartan & use Promo Code: MSUFPA
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$10.00 per book will benefit the Michigan State University Football Players Association.
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Get out your calendar and mark this year’s homecoming game vs. IOWA on October 13 at 12:00 noon. Our tailgate party will start three hours prior to the game. ** This is a premium game and ticket price is $80.00.
Your Football Player’s Association will be honoring Biggie Munn (1947-1953) & Duffy Daugherty (1954-1972) – former Coaches of the Year (4 times). We have just been informed that both Biggie and Duffy will be honored and enshrined into the Spartan “Ring of Fame” in Spartan Stadium.
This year’s reunion will be our 9th since the start of our organization. The MSUFPA is growing and we need your support starting with Friday night’s dinner at the Kellogg Center. We need you to contact any teammates and also, please send me a list of any teammates that you may have information on (phone number, address, email, etc.). It is very important that we have your email address also even if you cannot be here!
The homecoming game this year is against Iowa, and it will be a sell-out. The athletic department, under the direction of Athletic Director Mark Hollis, is having us as their guests for the game. Each player, manager or coach will receive two tickets to the game. However, in order to qualify for tickets, you must attend the Friday dinner or Saturday tailgate, and pay the $20 administrative fee. Our tickets will be limited so get yours early…first come, first serve on the tickets. Remember: “Sign up early”!
This weekend is for all of our members, players, managers and coaches to honor Biggie Munn & Duffy Daugherty. Dinner tickets for MSUFPA members and their families will cost $40 each. Checks will be made out to Michigan State University. We would like to have 100% attendance at Friday night’s dinner. What a thrill to catch up and share stories with all of your teammates at the Kellogg Center!
Pam at the Football Office will continue to handle the reservations for the Friday night dinner at Kellogg Center, the tailgate party, and the request for game tickets. Remember, you must attend either the Friday night dinner, or the tailgate and pay a $20 processing fee to get two free tickets to the game. We look forward to seeing you for homecoming weekend and celebrating those great championship years. Don’t forget to bring your camera.
2012 Reunion Application
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Take care, & GO SPARTANS!
MSU FPA Board
Former legendary Michigan State head coaches and College Football Hall of Famers Clarence "Biggie" Munn and Hugh Duffy Daugherty will have their names added to Spartan Stadium's "Ring of Fame" prior to MSU's Oct. 13 Homecoming game against Iowa, according to an announcement made Monday by athletics director Mark Hollis.
Munn and Daugherty, who combined to win 163 games and six National Championships, become the first coaches to be added to the "Ring of Fame," joining former Spartan All-Americans and College Football Hall of Famers Don Coleman, George Webster, Charles "Bubba" Smith, Brad Van Pelt, John Pingel and Gene Washington, plus former MSU President John Hannah.
Munn and Daugherty will have their names added to the west upper deck of Spartan Stadium, alongside the signage that recognizes Michigan State's six National Championship seasons.
The names of the seven other "Ring of Fame" members appear on the east upper deck.
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120709/SPORTS0202/207090394#ixzz20o2wzDVl
Dennis ‘Skip’ Macholz was a man of many talents in George Blaha’s mind.
He was a talented athlete that possessed the same kind of skills as a broadcaster thanks to a good personality and sense of humor.
Macholz, a former Michigan State and professional football player, died earlier this week at age 60.
A Lansing resident, Macholz was an offensive lineman and tight end at MSU from 1970-72 before going on to play for the Detroit Wheels of the World Football League. After an injury cut short his professional career in 1974, Macholz got into broadcasting where he worked with Blaha, a current MSU football and Detroit Pistons announcer.
Macholz’s broadcasting career included working for PASS, WJIM and CKLW. He and Blaha worked with each other on and off from the late 1970s through most of the 1980s and broadcast MSU and Wayne State football games together. They also had a popular two-person talk show from 6-8 p.m. Monday-Friday on CKLW.
“In my opinion, he was the funniest guy in the world that wasn’t a paid comedian,” said Blaha, who first met Macholz when he was a student-athlete at MSU. “If you couldn’t have any fun with Skip, you couldn’t have any fun. He was a very loyal friend and a great guy.”
Macholz, a native Bethpage, N.Y., won the Thorp award (outstanding football player in Nassau County) in 1968 and was one of the top recruits in the nation as a high school senior. He was drawn to the Spartans by coach Duffy Daugherty and had a successful career at MSU that was capped by playing in the North-South college all-star game.
Blaha remembers Macholz and former All-American Joe DeLamielleure being largely responsible for helping MSU tailback Eric Allen then set the NCAA single-game rushing record with 350 yards against Purdue in 1971.
“He was a tremendous all-around athlete,” Blaha said. “He was like a Paul Hornung but he played in the late 60s when more guys were specialists. This guy was a punter, kicker, passer, defensive back, running back, receiver and could do everything much like Paul Hornung could back in his day. If he would have come out of high school in the 50s a lot more people would’ve known his name than did. He was a heck of an athlete and a great guy.”
There will be a service for Skip at St. John the Evangelist Church at 327 MAC Ave in E. Lansing on Tuesday July 24 at 2pm. Fr. Jake Folio will officiate and there will be a reception at the Kellogg Center following the service at 4pm.