Clarence "Biggie" Munn came to MSC after one season as head coach at Syracuse in 1947. He would lead the Spartans to 54-9-2 record in seven seasons that included the 1952 undefeated championship season and a Big Ten and Rose Bowl title in the teams first eligible season as a full conference member in 1953. Biggie stepped down to become athletic director in 1954 and turn over the team to his assistant, Duffy Daugherty. Duffy compiled a 109-69-5 record over 19 seasons with the Spartans. Big Ten, National Championship and Rose Bowl titles were all won by Duffy during his tenure
In 1950, MSC shifted away from the syndicated cover art work seen all over the country, to the whimsical cartoon designs of Art Department Faculty Member Barbara Cahoon Brown. Cover design ideas were solicited and credited in some of the early issues. Brown created the cover art for the programs at Michigan State for 22 seasons from 1950-1967 and 1970-1973. These wonderfully unique programs are a delight to Michigan State collectors.