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Feb. 22, 2023

Consumer alert: MSU provides information on avoiding post-tragedy scams

Following the establishment of merchandise supporting Michigan State University's Spartan Strong Fund, MSU Licensing has seen an uptick in the number of scams involving unlicensed Spartan Strong products.

Unscrupulous businesses and individuals have engaged in selling unlicensed apparel and other merchandise. The university cannot verify that proceeds from the sales of these unlicensed products will be donated to the Spartan Strong Fund.

MSU wants to remind the public and consumers that only officially licensed and approved merchandise from the following vendors support the Spartan Strong Fund through royalties and proceeds from all Spartan Strong merchandise:

  1. Nudge Printing
  2. Colosseum
  3. Underground Printing East Lansing
  4. Blue 84
  5. Color Shock
  6. A. Dean Watkins
  7. 4Imprint
  8. Sewing Concepts
  9. Zephyr
  10. Gametime Sidekicks
  11. Spartan Spirit Shop
  12. Custom Yard Signs
  13. Meijer
  14. Fanatics
  15. Rally House
  16. Alumni Hall
  17. Student Bookstore
  18. Amazon
  19. Fabricated Customs
  20. Fanatics

The Spartan Strong Fund was created to provide support for the evolving needs of the individuals most critically impacted.

Consumers who believe they have seen products or services that do not appear to be licensed by MSU can contact University Licensing Programs at or 517-355-3434.

Learn more about unauthorized use and MSU’s enforcement of trademark infringement at

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