Watch Party, MSU vs Wisconsin

Where: Pete’s Tavern, 128 King St, San Francisco
When: Saturday, October 2, 2010, 12:30 p.m.

Happy Football Season Bay Area Spartans!

Thanks to all the Spartans that came out to cheer us to victory against Notre Dame, what an exiting game! The coach is feeling better and will be calling the plays from the press box for the game coming up.

With the Badgers heading to our home turf this Saturday it is sure to be an exciting game! We hope to get a great turnout of Spartans to provide some great cheers. Be sure to get there a little early to secure a seat. See you there!

Our East Bay Director, Katrina Hammer, will also be hosting a watch party in Walnut Creek at Stadium Pub. So if that is closer to where you, please make your way there!

Dantonio to Coach from the Press Box

“It’s good to be back,” Dantonio said. “I want to thank everybody for all of their thoughts and prayers this past week and a half.”

Dantonio said he wanted to conduct this week’s news conference because of the importance of Saturday’s game between No. 24 MSU (4-0) and No. 11 Wisconsin (4-0). He will be at Spartan Stadium for the game but will coach from the press box.

“I’m going to ease back into this, much like anybody would after an injury,” Dantonio said. “We don’t discuss injuries, so why discuss mine? It’s a personnel issue as far as when I come back and when I’m full-go. I’m gonna listen to our doctors, ease back into this and do something daily with our football team.” < ...more>

Dantonio Hospitalized Following Heart Attack

Michigan State head football coach is expected to make a full recovery following a cardiac catheterization procedure early Sunday morning.

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Shortly after Michigan State’s 34-31 overtime victory over Notre Dame, Spartan head coach Mark Dantonio was admitted to the Sparrow Hospital Emergency Room early Sunday morning, with symptoms consistent with a heart attack.

Dr. Chris D’Haem, DO, an interventional cardiologist with Thoracic and Cardiovascular Institute (TCI) and Sparrow, performed a cardiac catheterization procedure on Dantonio. This “relatively common” procedure used a small, metallic stent to open a blocked blood vessel leading to the heart.

“The procedure was successful and blood flow to the heart muscle was restored,” Dr. D’Haem said. “I’m very pleased with the outcome of the procedure. Coach Dantonio is resting comfortably following his procedure and is expected to make a full recovery.

“He is young, in excellent shape, and the damage to his heart was minimal. Coach Dantonio made the right decision to come in and get checked out immediately.”
Dantonio will remain at Sparrow Hospital for a few days for monitoring. His return to the sidelines will be determined at a later date.

During Dantonio’s recovery, offensive coordinator Don Treadwell will manage the day-to-day responsibilities of the head coach.

“Mark Dantonio is our head coach,” MSU Athletics Director Mark Hollis said. “Throughout his recovery process, offensive coordinator Don Treadwell will assume the day-to-day responsibilities of the head coach. This is a time for Spartan Nation to rally around Coach D and the football program. We all look forward to his return to the sidelines. The thoughts of the entire Spartan family are with Coach D, his wife Becky and his daughters Kristen and Lauren.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Coach D and his family,” Treadwell said. “We wish him a full and speedy recovery, so he can rejoin us on the sidelines. In the interim, the vast majority of this coaching staff has been together for seven years, so we won’t miss a beat as we move forward and build upon the momentum of last night’s thrilling victory.”

Watch Party: MSU vs Notre Dame

Where: Pete’s Tavern, 128 King St, San Francisco
When: Saturday, Sept 18, 2010, 5 p.m.

Happy Football Season Bay Area Spartans!

Our rivals, Notre Dame, head to our home turf this Saturday and it is sure to be an exciting game! Pete’s is also a regular bar for Notre Dame’s Alums, so we hope to get a great turnout of Spartans to provide some competitive cheers. There will be t-shirts, Pom-Poms and other paraphernalia being handed out to our great fans to start out the football season! Be sure to get there a little early to secure a seat. See you there!

Volunteers Needed: College Fairs

Have you ever wanted to play the role a college recruiter, and have an impact on young person’s life? Well, now is your chance! We need your help to staff some upcoming college fair events around the Bay Area. At the event, you will help pass out materials and converse with local high school students and their families towards the goal of convincing the students to attend MSU.

College Fair Locations:

San Jose
Sep 27 6:30p – 9p

San Mateo Private Schools
Oct 26 7p.- 9p

Pinole Valley
Oct 09 10a – 2p

San Francisco
Oct 15 10a – 2p

Palo Alto
Oct 12 7p – 9p

Alameda UHSD
Oct 13 7p – 9p

N. Pen. @ Serramonte Mall
Oct 14 7p – 9p

If you have time to help with any of these important events, please contact:

Dan Seidman
Michigan State University
California Outreach Admissions Representative
seidman@msu.edu
(909) 380-4876