Sparty hopes for Michigan to lose no matter the context.
Hoke does not (the following quote is in regards to the MSU-ND game this weekend).
(The rest of this freep article discusses EMU and ND in general terms. Not much more to read, so try to not click unless you feel a deep curiosity about info you can likely find at other sources . http://www.freep.com/article/20110915/SPORTS06/110915016/Brady-Hoke-will-root-Big-Ten-Michigan-State-Notre-Dame-game )
"I think you always root for the Big Ten," Hoke said this morning on his weekly appearance on WXYT-FM (97.1). "We're a great conference. I'll probably look at it a little more critically because of that test we have down the road with them. They're two good football teams there, we've got two good football teams playing at 12:01 (p.m) here Saturday."