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MSU buzzing with energy ahead of first Spartan home football game

Posted at 2:13 AM, Sep 01, 2023
  • Michigan State University plays Central Michigan University for their first home game of the season on Friday, Sept. 1, and the energy across campus ahead of the game was palpable.
  • Alcohol sales will not be happening inside the stadium during this first game, but will be coming for fans later in the year.
  • Video shows students sharing their game day plans, and what they are looking forward to most during the game.

(The following is a transcription of the full broadcast story)

LEAD IN: “WELL TONIGHT THESE GATES WILL BE LINED WITH EXCITED SPARTAN FANS READY TO KICK OFF THE FOOTBALL SEASON... AND WE GOT A CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH SOME STUDENTS ABOUT THE ENERGY SURROUNDING THE GAME.”

TRACK FROM THE SCREAMING FANS... TO …

SOT STUDENT ONE: “THE ATMOSPHERE”

TRACK: THE ENERGY SURROUNDING MSU’S FIRST HOME FOOTBALL GAME IS PALPABLE...

SOT STUDENT TWO: “OH... I’M SO EXCITED! I’M SO PUMPED!”

TRACK: ALONG WITH THE MARCHING BAND AND PRE-GAME FESTIVITIES... SPARTANS ARE NO STRANGER TO GAME DAY TRADITIONS LIKE...

SOT TWO STUDENTS: “TAILGATING OBVIOUSLY BEFORE THE GAME... AND TAILGATING IS REALLY JUST A WAY TO GET ALL OF THE ENERGY UP AND THEN EVERYONE USUALLY GOES IN BIG GROUPS AND WALKS TOGETHER TO THE GAMES.”

SOT STUDENT TWO: “WITH THE SKI CLUB FOR THE TAILGATE THIS GAME.”

TRACK: AND FOR THOSE SPARTANS THAT ARE NEW TO GAME DAYS THIS YEAR...

SOT STUDENT 4: “I’M JUST EXCITED TO SEE WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE’S TRADITIONS ARE!”

TRACK: WHILE THE STUDENT ENERGY WAS DEFINITELY AT AN ULTIMATE HIGH... I WAS ALSO ABLE TO SPEAK WITH A PROFESSOR WHO SHOWED TRUE SPARTAN SPIRIT...

SOT PROFESSOR: “IT WILL SELL OUT... IT WILL BE GOOD... FAVORED BY 13...STAY TUNED.”

TRACK: AND AT THE END OF THE DAY... EVERY SPARTAN HAD ONE THING IN COMMON WHEN IT CAME TO WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST...

SOT STUDENT: “SEEING MICHIGAN STATE WIN!”

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