PRESS RELEASE October 1, 2008
From: Michigan State University Football Players Association
Item: The MSU FPA publishes a historical illustrated book on the traditions of Spartan Football.
The Book titled “The Tradition Continues - Spartan Football”
is scheduled for release on Homecoming Weekend 2008. The Tradition Continues - Spartan Football
, with “Foreword” written by George Blaha and comments by Tom Izzo, is a Limited Edition Classic Illustrated Spartan football history book. It covers the three Eras of Aggie/Spartan Football; M.A.C., MSC, and MSU. Over 124 years of football highlights are documented with1970 illustrations. Spartan Fans have never seen many of the items revealed in this book. The book can be previewed at www.msufpatraditionsbook.com
This 624 page fully colored documentary of our football history from 1884 to the present has never been done. This is a one of a kind book which is bound in a Spartan Green Leather like cover with stamped foil letters and comes with a colorful dust jacket. It is a limited edition so we encourage you to purchase yours early before the supply runs out.
Also included are photo’s never published by others, as well as the new addition to the Duffy Daugherty building, The Skandalaris Football Center. Many former players have recollected their experiences while taking the historical and Traditional “Walk” from Kellogg Center to Spartan Stadium. The book shows the transformation from the old to the new items that have made up the Spartan Traditions as well. Included is a history of our marching band and how they have become such a significant part of the Tradition at Michigan State University. You will see many of the past game programs dating back to 1908 along with highlights of our greatest rivalries.
Every bowl team, championship team and individual recognitions are represented in this book and includes every team photo available and roster from 1884 to the present. The final chapter is dedicated to the Spartan Fans who, over the years, help make up the Spartan Traditions. “The Tradition Continues – Spartan Football” is a must for any Spartan fan, as well as others.
The book can be purchased over the Internet at www.msufpatraditionsbook.com
or by calling 800-541-3789. Copies are also available at bookstores in Muskegon, Grand Rapids, Lansing and East Lansing.
All the proceeds from the sale of the book are being donated by Constantine “Con” and Steven Demos to the University for the Football Program.
For further information please contact Constantine Demos at 281-731-5383 or email him at