The state of Michigan is obsessed with college football and for good reason: winning tradition. The Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans combine for 17 claimed national titles and 52 conference titles, with the Wolverines carrying most of the weight. Michigan has the most all-time wins of any college football program, and the second highest winning percentage behind only Notre Dame. The Wolverines sport one of college football’s most iconic helmets and play in one of the country’s grandest stadiums – the Big House. They also annually take part in what some believe to be one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports, when they take on Ohio State to close out each season. They bleed college football tradition.
While maybe not a rich as Michigan’s, Michigan State’s history has plenty for fans to be proud of, too. The Spartans took part in “The Game of the Century” in 1966 against Notre Dame, in which the teams tied 10-10 and both went on to record national championships. Spartan Stadium has ranked in the Top 25 in attendance for 59 consecutive seasons, from 1953 to 2014, and will continue to extend that streak. The Spartans have always been representative of their name – tough, and fans take pride in that sentiment. There’s a lot of college football history in the state of Michigan, and it’s evident as soon as you cross state lines.