On the banks of the Red Cedar…

5 04 2009

Lately I’ve been a bit distracted — in a good way.  The Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball team has been tearing through the NCAA Tournament.  They’ve shocked all the experts and made it all the way to the National Championship game tomorrow night at Ford Field in Detroit.

I couldn’t be more happy for the players, the coaches and our university!  It’s always great to be a Spartan, but lately has been especially fun and exciting.  Great times.

I don’t have much to talk about musically, but I figured I could salute the guys in Green and White with a few different renditions of the MSU Fight Song.

This video was so awful, I had to use it.  Gotta love the enthusiasm.

The Alma Mater, “MSU Shadows,” and the Fight Song.

Here’s part of the the wiki entry on the Fight Song

The MSU Fight Song is the official fight song of Michigan State University. MSU’s fight song was created in early 1915 (and copyrighted in 1919), when MSU was known as Michigan Agricultural College (M.A.C.). An MSU cheerleader named Francis Irving Lankey, along with lyricist Arthur Sayles, created the song by combining original lyrics with the melody from an early-20th century hymn called “Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus”.[2] With several changes noted below, the school has used the same song ever since. The MSU Fight Song is played at all university sporting events and is frequently sung by students and alumni alike.

GO STATE!!

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