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Sept. 15, 2021

Happy birthday, Sparty!

Celebrating the birth of the best mascot

There’s no denying Michigan State University has the fiercest and most endearing mascot in the Big Ten. Sparty’s legacy began when he arrived on the banks of the Red Cedar River. Since then, Sparty has become one of the most revered and widely recognized mascots in college sports. 

Sept. 16th marks another year around the sun for the big guy. Sparty, you are the picture of health and youth. Keep doing what you do best. Happy birthday and GO GREEN!

All images belong to MSU Archives and Historical Collections unless otherwise noted. Banner image by Nick Schrader.

By: Kelsie Lane and Beth Brauer

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