The December 12, 1948 Michigan State News headline "STATE MAKES BIG 10" fulfilled the dreams of President John Hannah. From the 1949 Record "Formal application for membership was first made by MSC in 1946, when the University of Chicago relinquished its place in the conference . . . More than 6,000 students rallied around the Memorial Union building a few hours after the acceptance news flashed from the Western Conference meeting in Chicago."
1954 ROSE BOWL ANNOUNCEMENT
1954 BIGGIE MUNN COACHING RETIREMENT
MSC BECOMES MSU
Signed by Robin Roberts
1956 ROSE BOWL ANNOUNCEMENT
1962 George Alderton Retirement Party Program
1963 ILLINOIS CONTROVERSY
Rose Bowl deciding game postponed following the Kennedy assassination.
1971 BIGGIE MUNN 25th ANNIVERSARY EVENT
April 15, 1971
1972 FOOTBALL BUST
1979 JENISON FIELD HOUSE CELEBRATION RALLY
These are my personal photos from the 1979 NCAA Championship team "welcome home" celebration rally at Jenison Fieldhouse.
Earvin Johnson & Greg Kelser
1981 Earvin "Magic" Johnson Roast
In 1981, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, was honored by the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital with their "Sportsman of the Year" award. A celebrity roast was held at Long's Convention Center in Lansing. I was fortunate enough to attend and these are my personal photos from the event.
Man of the Hour
Lakers Owner Dr. Jerry Buss
Mark Aguirre & Isiah Thomas
1992 Inaugural Hall of Fame Charter Induction
Walter Adams, former MSU President, presented Don Coleman at the Inaugural MSU Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Here is his induction speech, program and tickets. Given to me by Pauline Adams.