This panorama, taken by James Blakeway, captures the college ice hockey game between long-time rivals – the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. The match-up, known as "The Big Chill at the Big House," was held at Michigan Stadium on December 11, 2010. The event set a new world record for the largest crowd at an outdoor ice hockey game with attendance of 113,411. The past record set in May 2010, at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship game, was 77,803. This is the second outdoor ice hockey game to be played between the two storied programs. The first game, also a resounding success, occurred in 2001 and was referred to as the "Cold War."
This aerial panorama of Michigan State University, taken by James Blakeway, spotlights the university during a Michigan State Spartans football game. MSU, located in East Lansing, Michigan, is one of the top 10 largest universities in the United States with more than 46,000 students and offers more than 200 academic fields of study. Founded in 1855 as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, it was renamed several times prior to becoming Michigan State University in 1964. Spartan Stadium originally opened as College Field in 1923. The natural grass stadium seats 75,005 fans and has ranked among the top 20 in attendance each of the last 52 years. Spartan football has won six national titles.
This panorama, taken by James Blakeway, features the Michigan State football team battling their in-state and Big Ten Conference rival for the Paul Bunyan-Governor of Michigan Trophy at Spartan Stadium. The trophy is awarded to the winner of the annual football game between the Michigan State Spartans and the University of Michigan Wolverines and reflects the state's history as a major lumber-producing state. The Spartans gained varsity football status in 1896 and moved into Spartan Stadium when it opened in 1923. Spartan Stadium seats 75,005 fans, though frequently holds more than 80,000 spectators. Michigan State University, founded in 1855, is America's pioneer land-grant university.
This panorama of Michigan State University – Jack Breslin Student Events Center, photographed by James Blakeway, features the Michigan State University Spartan basketball team playing Big Ten opponent, the University of Nebraska. The Breslin Center opened in 1989 as one of the premier facilities in the country, serving as home to the Michigan State men's and women's basketball programs. It seating capacity is 15,085. This $43-million facility is named in honor of Jack Breslin, who was captain of the football team in 1945, senior class president in 1946 and earned varsity letters in both baseball and basketball. He worked for the university for more than 30 years.
This panorama, taken by James Blakeway, features the Michigan State Spartans football team playing for a win against their ranked opponent in the season opener. This game also marks the first meeting between Michigan State and Boise State, two of the winningest NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision programs over the past two seasons prior to this game. The Spartans gained varsity football status in 1896 and moved into Spartan Stadium when it opened in 1923. Prior to the 2012 season, new high-definition video screens and scoreboards, a new LED ribbon board and a new sound system were installed in the Stadium. Spartan Stadium seats 75,005 fans, though 78,709 fans were in attendance at this game.
This panorama, taken by James Blakeway, spotlights the on-field revelry as the Michigan State Spartans celebrate a victory over the Stanford Cardinal at the 100th edition of the legendary Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, California. Michigan State’s 24-20 win over Stanford broke a 26-year absence and re-asserted the Spartans as a national collegiate football power. After this event, Michigan State finished the season with ten straight wins and a best ever 13-1 record.
Michigan State University Spartans Panoramic Pictures
Panoramic pictures of the Michigan State University Spartans capture one of the most storied athletics programs in college history, particularly with the school's football and hockey teams. Spartans football has taken six national championships, in addition to three Rose Bowl victories; Spartans hockey have taken several national titles over the years as well.
Michigan State Spartans football panoramas capture the team playing at home turf in Spartan Stadium, capable of seating over 75,000 spectators. Dozens of Michigan State alumni have gone on to play for the NFL following college play, and is one of the three teams in the Big Ten Conference to hold annual football games against the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Exclusive, officially licensed imagery of the ice hockey game known as the Big Chill at the Big House captures more than 113,000 fans cheering on the ice hockey match between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. Held at Michigan Stadium, this historic match-up was a repeat of the "Cold War" outdoor hockey match held a decade earlier and sold over 40,000 more tickets than the original game.
These images capture all the glory of these teams in Michigan State Spartans panoramic images. These exclusive images bring all of the excitement of Michigan State sports to any fan, and can be enjoyed year-round in any setting dedicated to watching all of these teams' games.