MSU doing free admission to UM vs MSU Men's Soccer tonight 8pm

Submitted by Arb lover on October 23rd, 2018 at 1:53 PM

No. 13 MSU is hosting No. 18 Michigan for Men's soccer tonight, with the Big Bear trophy on the line (it's a real thing). They have made it free admission in order to flood the gates and try to win against the good guys, and per a co-worker sent out a mass email last night trying to get anyone and everyone to show up. 

My guess is they are desperate for a win vs Michigan, being 0-6 or whatever on the year. Just putting this out there in case there are any local Lansing types or current Michigan students who want to keep the tidal wave vs MSU going. It should be a good game: last year MSU won by a goal in overtime, though they are not ranked as highly this year.

If you don't go, it will be on BTN. If you do go, the game is at DeMartin Soccer Stadium, just North of Jennison Field House and East of the Kellog Center. Dress warm, and prepare to stand. Go Blue!




October 23rd, 2018 at 3:50 PM ^

While I didn't graduate from Ross or anything, that looks like 38-4 to me, not 41-4 (it appears the 3-0 football/basketball record may have been counted twice). Just wanted to point that out to make sure anyone who wants to (rightfully) taunt sparty with this stat does so using the correct numbers. 

Blue and Joe

October 23rd, 2018 at 2:02 PM ^

I got one of those emails. Really confused as to how they got my address. As a Lansing res I would totally go to this had I not already froze my butt off watching the rugby match last Friday. Also, it's not fun watching games at MSU. I'd rather drive the 90 minutes to Ann Arbor.

Blue and Joe

October 23rd, 2018 at 2:36 PM ^

I've never gotten too much shit or anything like that. I just prefer to be with my fellow Wolverines and not get dirty looks from everyone the whole game.

If that's not something you care about, more power to you. I just don't feel comfortable letting myself be a fanatic behind enemy lines.


October 23rd, 2018 at 2:43 PM ^

Good deal.  Thanks for the insight.  I figured that our family loves soccer and loves UM, so why not put the two together.  We've been here for a bit now, and so we're used to getting the sideways looks.  Most of the time, having the little kids around us helps to deflect most of it.


October 23rd, 2018 at 2:10 PM ^

 I don't follow Big 10 soccer that well, but the Barone family is a big name in the club soccer here on the west side of the state. One of the older brothers (Domenic?) Is a coach for Midwest United and I have seen him verbally abuse a a ref in this 10 or 11 yr old youth game. These refs are usually about 15-17 yr olds. They have had 4 or 5 kids in the MSU soccer program over the years, and they fit the culture to a T


October 23rd, 2018 at 2:53 PM ^

Man, do I wish that ref abuse was limited to msu a-holes, but I’m afraid it’s probably more persuasive than that. When I was reffing from age 12 to 21, in retrospect, it’s straight up nutso the way parents would behave.  There was a team of 12 year olds who’s coaches pulled their team off the field during the middle of the game because they didn’t like the calls. That was bad, but could’ve been worse. The week prior, those same parents parked their cars to block the previous ref from leaving so they could berate him in his car in the parking lot after the game.


October 23rd, 2018 at 6:09 PM ^

Thats actually kind of cool. I wish pistons or red wings would do this from time to time. The stadium is half empty anyways. I wish they would just say hey our team sucks but come have fun buy some overpriced food and beer