Very interesting write up on the historical source and origin of MSU hatred and resentment of the Wolverines.
Henry Tappan may have been a royal bastard back in the day. Maybe there were a lot of powerful oligarchs hell bent on choking the life out of any rival institutions in the state. But in the end it does read like the perspective of one with a massive, untreatable inferiority complex.
Oh well. If anything I'm sort of glad they got their shit together and called it "Michigan State University". The Michigan A&M Spartans would have sucked.