The latest news from East Lansing, MI.
I’d like to introduce you to a new and exciting Television feature that will be airing this coming week. It’s called the Spartan Nation Television Network and the Executive Producer is our own MSU FPA member, Marc Curtis.
The following is an executive Summary of the Show. What is new and exciting, is that we will from time to time be highlighting our members of the MSU FPA as well as having the opportunity to promote our organization and the projects we are undergoing. Starting with the first edition we will have Bill Burke doing a promotion of our Football Book, The Tradition Continues-Spartan Football. This will give us State wide coverage and will help to stimulate sales of our remaining books.
I look forward as you do to an exciting season of Spartan Football and with this added promotion of our association it will make it better than ever.
Spartan Nation TV
Spartan Nation TV is an independently produced 30 minute weekly sports magazine show featuring MSU football and basketball. Examples of content include:
• Recap of the previous week
• Preview of upcoming opponents
• Feature interviews
• Roundtable discussions with various guests (media, celebrities, athletes)
Spartan Nation Television Network
The show will be distributed across the state of Michigan by local broadcast affiliates in each television market. The reach of the show will also include adjoining markets in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio.
The broadcast will debut on August 28th of 2010 and continue every Saturday through March of 2011. Dates may be added to accommodate Bowl participation and the NCAA Tournament.
The show will air Saturday morning. Start times will vary depending on the individual affiliates programming commitments.
Other Spartan Television Coverage
Michigan State University produces weekly television shows including Spartan Football All-Access with Mark Dantonio; Spartan Basketball All-Access with Tom Izzo and Spartan Sports Zone preview, wrap-up and special edition shows. These programs are distributed on Fox Sports Detroit and the Big Ten Network.
Spartan Nation TV offers a variety of advertising/sponsorship packages to accommodate each advertisers needs. Payment terms are flexible.
Markets Station Network Time
Detroit WJBK FOX 6:30-7am
Grand Rapids/K-Zoo/ WXSP My 8-8:30am
Flint/Saginaw/Bay City WEYI NBC 9:30-10am
Lansing WHTV My 9:30-10am
Traverse City/Cadillac WGTU/WGTQ ABC 7:30-8am
Marquette WLUC Fox 9:30-10am
Alpena WBKB Fox 9:30-10am
On July 24, 2010 ,Two Spartans are being inducted into the Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame of Michigan. Both Walt Kowalczyk and Lynn Chandnois will be inducted along with:
· Joe Schmidt
· Lem Barney
· Pat Summerall
· Lloyd Carr
· Mike Ditka
· Lynn Chandnois
· Mike Lucci
· John Greene
· Dave Brandon
· Walt Kowalczyk
· Lomas Brown
· Tom Matte
· Bob Chappuis
· Tom Nowatzke
All inductees have committed to attend with the exception of Lynn Chandnois who is currently convalescing after a stroke. Accepting for Lynn will be his good friend George Guerre. This event is open to the public and would be nice to see some Spartans there watching as our men are inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The event will take place at the Rock Financial Showplace at 46100 Grand River, Novi, MI. 48374 ph 248 348 5600:
Cost to attend:
$1100 table of ten ($1000 each until April 1st)
This is purely a non-profit event and a portion may be deducted on your taxes.
Dinner (Prime Rib, Chicken or Fish)
Open Premium Bar
Contact us for ticket and sponsorship opportunities at:
Grid Iron Greats of Michigan
Att’n: Mark Lewis
28151 Galien Drive
South Lyon, MI 48178
(248) 444-2241 (Mark) or
This web site does not play politics, but it does look at where members of the MSU FPA can do well for our organization as well as help our University. This year we have another MSU FPA member running for the Board of Trustees. He is Bobby Popp, running on the Democratic Ticket. Doesn’t matter, he is one of us and has our interests at heart. He has walked in our shoes and is aware of the issues at hand.
is a great honor for the last “Big Ten Championship Team”.
Now, we need your help. We are trying to locate your teammates,caches and managers. We need a list of their emails, addresses and phone numbers. Please get this information to me as soon as possible. We need an all out effort on this project. Please send information to Henry Bullough, M.S.U., 135 Duffy Daugherty Bldg.,East Lansing, MI 48824.
Looking forward to your help.
Get out your calendar and mark this year’s homecoming game vs. Illinois on October 16 at 12 noon. Our tailgate party will start three hours prior to the game.
Your Football Player’s Association will be honoring the 1990 Big Ten Champion Team coached by George Perles.
This year’s reunion will be our 8th since the start of our organization. The MSUFPA is growing and we need your support starting with Friday night’s dinner at the Kellogg Hotel and
The Athletic department, under the direction of Athletic Director Mark Hollis, is having us as their guests during the game. Each player, manager or coach will receive two tickets to the game. In order to qualify, you must attend the Friday dinner or Saturday tailgate (plus pay the $20. fee). 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
Please find attached below your application to fill out and return along with the proposed itinirary. Also enclosed is a listing of hotels in the area to make your reservations.
Take care, & GO SPARTANS!