Spartan Family Picnic

Game Watch, MSU vs OSU

November 18, 2015 by Justin Bugajski

SPARTANS, how about that win over Kansas last night?! Now let’s be sure to take care of Ohio State this weekend. We are now #9 in the College Football Playoff and have to beat Ohio State. College Gameday will be in Columbus and kick-off will be at 12:30pm PST. Let’s pack The Brick Yard this Saturday and cheer on our beloved Spartans. Tables must be reserved in advance, you can email “” with the password “Dantonio”. $20 Beer buckets and $10 MSU Mules.


Fall Community Service Event

October 19, 2015 by Justin Bugajski

What better way is there to kick off your Halloween than to help out our community during our Football bye week?! Many other Michigan State University Alumni Clubs from around the country are also having service events on the same day in a coordinated effort to give back. Thank you in advance for joining us on Halloween morning and generously donating a few hours of your time.

Meeting spot: Buena Vista Park Children’s Playground
(at the intersection of Waller and Buena Vista Avenue West)

What we will be doing: Park Beautification weeding, mulching, light pruning, path maintenance etc.

Make sure to wear closed toed shoes and bring some extra layers because you never know if Karl the Fog will decide to role in. Also, since it is Halloween we encourage you to wear something festive – maybe even a costume!

To register go to

Any questions, please contact the SF Spartans Community Service Director, Victoria Vandegrift, at

Go Green! #SpartansWill


Game Watch, MSU vs UM

October 13, 2015 by Justin Bugajski

Your #7 Spartans take on the #12 Wolverines in Ann Arbor on Saturday! Kick off is 12:30 pm PT and you know where to be – at The Brick Yard in SF! We are also going to have a second game watch location on the Peninsula at The Patio in Palo Alto!

For the Brick Yard, when you email in your reservations to use the password “Dantonio” so that the team knows you are with the SF Spartans Alumni Club.

If you will attend the watch in Palo Alto, shoot an email with RSVP to Ed ( or Bev ( the game watch hosts, so they know to expect you.

Go Green!


Broad College Networking Event in SF

October 5, 2015 by Justin Bugajski

The School of Hospitality Business within the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University and the San Francisco Spartans invite you to participate in the premier forum on Hospitality Industry Disruptive Innovation: Action-Reaction.

The program is designed to be an adventure and intellectual journey to open your minds to the ever changing landscape of hospitality business and engage with thought leaders on understanding new business models and strategies to adapt and position your enterprise for success. We look forward to your support, engaging with students, and networking with alumni and industry leaders.

For tickets and further details, visit our Eventbrite page:

MSU vs Oregon Game Watch

September 10, 2015 by Justin Bugajski

Bay Area Spartans! Everyone get ready for the most anticipated match up this season. We are expecting a huge crowd at The Brick Yard this Saturday, so everyone needs to call ahead for table reservations. You must use the password “Dantonio” to get a table within our group. Please call ASAP to lock in your spot, 415-400-4712. Reservations will be taken until 5pm this Friday, the 11th. After 5pm on Friday, reservations will be open to people outside of our alumni organization. The Brick Yard will still be taking reservations until Noon on game day, but no guarantees for our group.

Come out and watch with your fellow alumni, I would recommend getting there before 5pm! We will have our $10 MSU Mules and $18 Coors Light buckets on special. GO GREEN, BEAT OREGON!


MSU Football is Back!

September 3, 2015 by Justin Bugajski

Thanks to all those that attended our 2nd Annual Spartan Family Picnic! We had nearly 100 people attend, including several of our newly admitted students and their families. We wish our new Bay Area Spartans well and hope they have a fantastic first year on campus! Special thanks to our hosts and super planners The Dennis Family for all their help with the event, we couldn’t have done it without you!


Hard to believe it’s already time for MSU Football! This season we will again be gathering the Spartan faithful at our home bar, The Brick Yard in San Francisco! The owner and management at The Brick Yard have been a great partner of ours, donating substantially to our scholarship fund at the end of last season. If you bought a club t-shirt or attended a paid event, you also helped us towards our scholarship fundraising goal. We are at almost 65% of our $30K goal. Thank you!

The first game watch of the season is tomorrow night, 4pm PT kickoff for the game versus Western Michigan. This is the first time that the football team has travelled on the road to WMU’s campus. For us West Coasters, it’s a great happy hour kickoff time. Our signature cocktail, The MSU Mule, made with real Detroit Vernor’s, will be back on special, as well as $2 off buckets of Coors Light. Kick off your holiday weekend with us tomorrow night!

You also don’t want to miss the second game of the season, because it’s going to be a big game nationally: MSU vs Oregon! That’s a Saturday game with a 5pm kickoff on Sept 12th. We’ll see you at The Brick Yard!


2nd Annual Spartan Family Picnic

June 9, 2015 by Justin Bugajski

Save the Date!

Saturday, August 1 · 11:30AM – 2:00PM
Fountain Springs Ridge at Ridgeland Circle, Danville, CA

Calling all Spartans in the Bay Area: we are hosting another fabulous #SpartyPicnic on Saturday, August 1 in sunny Danville. We had a fantastic 125-person turnout last year and everyone enjoyed the delicious food, family fun and Spartan camaraderie. Let’s send our Bay Area MSU students off to the Banks of the Red Cedar in style again!

More details + get your tickets here!

Tigers vs A’s on Memorial Day!

April 26, 2015 by Justin Bugajski

If you want to catch a Detroit Tigers game this summer, they are only in town for one series during the regular season! Don’t miss your chance cheer the Tigers to victory as they face the Oakland A’s on Monday, May 25th at 1:05pm. This is a joint event with the University of Michigan Club of Greater San Francisco, so you can count on a lot of Detroit Tiger fans to cheer with!

Ticket Info

We have an early bird special offer! Save 10% if you buy your tickets by May 3rd – just $55 each! From May 4 to May 10, tickets will be $60 so get your order in today.

Our tickets are on the visitors side in section 109. After May 10th, tickets may not be available in our group section.

Once all ticket sales have concluded, Alicia Faustyn will assign seating for the group (which is why we ask you for your alumni affiliation in the order form). She will then package the tickets, label them with your name and leave them at the WILL CALL window at O.Co Coliseum for pick-up on game day. The WILL CALL window is right near Gate C. Your tickets will be available to pick up 2 hours before the game starts. ID required!

Tailgate Info

Your ticket price includes access to our group tailgate before the game starting at 11am. We will be providing pop, water, snacks, and hot dogs from the grill! However, BYOB for this event.

We will tailgate as close to Gate C as possible, which is near Parking Lot B. Check out this parking lot map for reference. The Will Call window is conveniently located right near our tailgate as well. To find us, just look for the Tigers flag flying above our tailgate!

If you can bring anything to help make our tailgate better, such as chairs, tables, tailgate games, or a grill to help us make hot dogs – you can indicate any of these in the ticket order form, we left a place for that. Thanks for helping make it a great event out at the park!

Go Tigers!

Order tickets today!

I ‘Spartan’ SF t-shirts are back!

April 20, 2015 by Justin Bugajski

These fabulous t-shirts represent our club brand – the spirit of Spartans in the San Francisco Bay Area – and also support our Scholarship Fund. Get yours while supplies last!


Final Four Watch Party

March 30, 2015 by Justin Bugajski

Calling all San Francisco Bay Area Spartans! The Final Four is just around the corner!
We are all gathering at our home bar The Brick Yard for the 3:09PM tipoff.

Since this such a big event for our alumni club, here are a few quick reminders about our game watch:

  • Table reservations MUST be made by 3PM this Thursday
  • Call ahead to The Brick Yard, (415) 400-4712 to secure your seats by using the password “IZZO”
  • Food and beverage purchase per person is required at a table
  • All members of your party must arrive 20 minutes before tip-off (2:45PM) to be seated

See you there Saturday! Go Green! Go White!