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MnB B1G Preview: Know Your Foe - Michigan State Edition

Let's face it, Michigan State has killed every Michigan fan's favorite nickname. They are not the MSU of old, and that's a scary thought. The Spartans are an unknown for 2014 in football, and to an extent, basketball, but that doesn't mean we can't learn about the old MSU. Come know your foe on the banks of the red cedar.

Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

GREAT MOMENTS IN SPARTAN ATHLETIC HISTORY: A VIDEO ESSAY

THE ONE WITH THE EXTRA SECOND

NICK SABAN COACHED THERE AND SOMEHOW WON ZERO NATIONAL TITLES

One of college football's great mysteries is how Nick Saban morphed into a national title-winning coach. He won seven games or more just once in his five season tenure in East Lansing, had two bowl losses, and his final nine-win season yielded him an offer to be LSU's head coach. We all know how that turned out. Michigan State remembers, too.

THE ONE WITH THE DESMOND TRIP

JOHN L. SMITH ALSO COACHED THERE AND SOMEHOW WON ZERO BIG GAMES

THE ONE WITH THE IOWA COMEBACK

THAT TIME THEY TROLLED NOTRE DAME SO HARD

THE ONE WHERE HENNE AND MANNINGHAM TROLLED SPARTAN STADIUM SO HARD

AND THAT OTHER TIME PLAYERS BEAT UP PEOPLE

An MSU junior was attacked by members of the MSU hockey team (allegedly) in 2012. A Spartan does not merely fight as one, but as a group, even when punching and stabbing a fellow Spartan.

THE ONE WHERE CHARLES WOODSON MADE ME BE LIKE DANG

MANY COUCHES DIED TO BRING US THIS INFORMATION

Sparty On, as they say.