Category Archives: Football

MSU vs Rutgers, MSU vs Penn State & All MSU Basketball Game Watches

Can you believe it’s already basketball season?! With two football games left in the regular season and several months of exciting hoops ahead, we are proud to announce that the Spartans have an official home in San Francisco. We’ve enjoyed watching the Spartan football team at The Brick Yard this fall and are very thankful for their partnership. They will televise all Spartan football and basketball games unless otherwise announced. We won’t be hosting official game watch parties for smaller and/early games (many are 4pm Pacific on weeknights), but you can always head to The Brick Yard if you’d like to watch a game at the Sparty bar.

Check out the MSU football schedule and basketball schedule for up-to-date game information.

#MSUOSU Game Watch Parties

MSU Football faces Ohio State in an epic Big Ten showdown this Saturday, November 8 at 5PM Pacific. ESPN College GameDay will be in East Lansing and the Bay Area Spartans will be cheering from The Brick Yard in San Francisco and The Patio in Palo Alto. The Patio is next to the Palo Alto Caltrain station. We will be sitting in the back outdoor area. Wear your finest green & white and bring your friends, as long as they are wearing the right colors!

Official SF Spartans t-shirts will be for sale at The Brick Yard watch party for $35 payable by cash, Venmo or PayPal.


Michigan State Spartans at Oregon Ducks

September 6 is looking like one of the greatest days in 2014 pre-conference game college football. I want to make sure we can pack the stadium with Spartans when MSU returns to the West Coast.

Ticket information:

I know this is one of the most important parts of the weekend – actually figuring out how to attend the game – so here is everything we know so far. Feel free to leave a comment or email if you find out any other updated information.

You can follow Spartan Central or more information or try Oregon’s ticket office. According to several people in our group who have tried to go through MSU Athletics, the MSU ticket allotment went to Spartan Fund donors first, so I don’t think any more tickets are available through MSU. You can always try StubHub. Best of luck – please let me know if you end up finding tickets!

Information on the big weekend from the MSU Alumni Club of Oregon & SW Washington:
We know game tickets are hard to come by, but if you’ve managed to secure yours, we have the best transportation package available. Travel there and back with other Spartans while avoiding the hassle of traffic and parking.

Friday Night (9/5) Pre-Game Party in Portland

Even if you don’t have tickets to the football game, that doesn’t mean you can’t party like you do! Join fellow Spartans and friends for a special event on Friday night. Have dinner, mingle with special guests and get our Sparty on before Saturday.

Date: Friday, September 5, 2014
Time: 7-11pm
Price: $40 per person
Location: The Gym at McMenamin’s Kennedy School

McMenamins Brewing / Kennedy School
5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. Portland, OR 97211

Details: buffet dinner, special guests, fight song and special highlights included, cash bar.
Registration instructions: PayPal

  • Either Log In or Sign Up, depending on if you already have an account
  • Click on the Send Money tab
  • Select “Send money to a friend”
  • Enter and the amount you wish to send and hit Next
  • Review the information on the final page and click on Send

For visitors coming from out of town, check out the accommodations at the Kennedy School. The former grade school has found new life as a brew pub and hotel.

Spartan Buses Saturday 9/6 (Game Day!)

Date: Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
Time: Leaving from downtown Portland (9:30am) and the Tualatin Park & Ride (off I-5, 10am)
Price: $35 per seat

  • Snacks and treats provided (BYO food if you’d like — NO GLASS allowed)
  • Bathroom on board
  • To register for this event, fill out this form
  • Game time is 3:30pm; it will be televised on FOX.
  • We will return to the Portland area (~2 hour bus) following the game.

Game Day Tailgate in Eugene

The Michigan State University Alumni Association and Spartan Fund are offering a tailgate on Essig Field, across Martin Luther King Blvd. from Autzen Stadium in Eugene.
Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Time: 1-2:30pm
Price: $35 per person
Details: Cash bar, buffet, entertainment, VIPs and giveaways. This event is open to all alumni, donors and Spartan fans. Registration information will be coming soon from the Alumni Association.



We’ve made it to the conference title game again and we are ready to smell the roses! There has never been a more important game in recent Michigan State football history.

Join the SF Spartan Nation at Rouge SF / Nick’s Crispy Tacos on Saturday to cheer our Spartans to victory against the Ohio State Buckeyes. We’ll have the booths on the Broadway street entrance reserved and lots and lots of Sparty swag.

As always, please treat fellow patrons and bar staff with respect and patience. It’s going to be busy day and Nick’s has been very accommodating to us.

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013

Time: 5:15 PM kickoff

Location: 1500 Broadway St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Host: Monica Fineis

RSVP to the Facebook event here.