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Michigan State University: MSU Athletics

A guide to locating information about MSU and its history

General MSU Athletic Histories

Invisible seasons : Title IX and the fight for equity in college sports / by Kelly Belanger. 

MSU Sports Resources LibGuide, created by Sheila Bryant.

Spartan sports encyclopedia: A history of the Michigan State men's athletic program / by Jack Seibold with Richard Kincaide and Andrea Nelson. Also available online

Spartan Saga: A history of Michigan State Athletics / by Lyman L. Frimodig and Fred W. Stabley.


The Greatest stories of Michigan State basketball: / Producer, Lauren Himel; Director, Writers, Peter Rudman, Lauren Himel; Produced by Giant Productions and Tupelo-Honey Productions in association with the Big Ten Network.

Green Glory: Champions of the hardwood, 1998-2001 / by Jack Ebling and John Lewandowski

Jud: A magical journey / Jed Heathcote; with Jack Ebling.

Magic moments : a century of Spartan basketball / by Jack Ebling and John Farina.  Chelsea, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, c1998.

Michigan State Spartans men's basketball coaches.

Tales of the magical Spartans / Fred Stabley Jr., Tim Staudt.

Victory for MSU: a 120-year history of Spartan men's basketball / Bethany Bradsher; foreword by Gregory Kelser; introduction by Lou Anna K. Simon.


Awe inspiring : the storied history of Spartan hockey / by Mike Prisuta ; foreword by Amo Bessone and Ron Mason.  East Lansing, Mich. : Visions Sports Management Group, c1997. 

The Michigan State hockey encyclopedia / compiled by Jim Constandt; [forewords by Amo Bessone and Ron Mason].


Arrogance and scheming in the Big Ten: Michigan State's quest for membership and Michigan's powerful opposition / by David Young.

Backyard brawl: the storied rivalry of Michigan-Michigan State football / edited by Francis J. Fitzgerald.

Duffy: an autobiography / [by] Duffy Daugherty with Dave Diles.

Duffy Daugherty: a man ahead of his time / David Claerbaut.

Heart of a Spartan: the story of a Michigan State football renaissance / by Jack Ebling; photography by Matthew Mitchell.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football, and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans / by Tom Shanahan; foreword by Tony Dungy

Reaching higher: Mark Dantonio and the rise of the Michigan State football.

Spartan champions / Jack Ebling; J. Bruce McCristal, text and photographic editor.

Spartan football : 100 seasons of gridiron glory / Ken Hoffman with Larry Bielat. Champaign, IL : Sagamore Publishing, c1996. 

The Spartans : a story of Michigan State football / by Fred W. Stabley.  Huntsville, Ala. : Strode Publishers, 1975.

Stadium stories. Michigan State Spartans / by Joe Rexrode.

The student and his professor: John Hannah, Ralph Aigler and the origin of the Michigan State-Michigan rivalry / David J. Young.

The tradition continues: Spartan football / Constantine S. Demos, Steven S. Demos; presented by Michigan State University Football Players Association.