MSU Athletics Ranks 2nd Nationally In Learfield Sports Directors Cup Final Fall Standings
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Led by the Rose Bowl Champion and Big Ten Champion football team, Michigan State jumped to No. 2 in the final fall Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings. The Spartans collected 382.5 points after one of the best fall sports seasons in MSU history. Stanford is currently ranked No. 1 with 461.25 points.
The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA TODAY. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports -- 10 women's and 10 men's.
Michigan State has posted top-40 finishes in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup 13 out of the past 15 years, including a program-best 22nd finish in 1999-2000 after winning the men's basketball National Championship. Under the direction of MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis, the Spartans have finished in the top 40 of the Directors' Cup five times (29th in 2008; 27th in 2009; 39th in 2010; 34th in 2012; 30th in 2013).
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Jersey and Helmet History
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1956-1963 Note number on helmet