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The Spartans were founded in 1888 as a part of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. In their inaugural season, they brought home the conference championship title and would do so again five more times.
Originally dubbed the Aggies, the college rebranded from Michigan Agricultural College to its current name of Michigan State University. Due to the name change, a mascot was in order. After a vote on campus in 1926, the nickname Staters won out and would become the official nickname of the team.
This lasted no longer than a month, however, when Sparta native Stephen Scofes suggested a better name: The Spartans. The name stuck, and the influence of a little Greek family who owned a coffee shop and a restaurant in town soon left an impact on MSU that has lasted for nearly a century and counting.
Since their transition to the Big Ten, they have won four conference titles and one College World Series. Celebrate the victory of the Spartans with this cap fashioned after the ones worn by that World Series championship team.