Tuesday’s MSU Game Was Sold Out But There Were 8 Empty Seats
The Michigan State versus Indiana game was sold out at the Breslin Center but there were eight seats that stayed empty.
Michigan State University Has First Home Game After Shooting
The Breslin Center in East Lansing showed unity on Tuesday evening as the Spartans hosted their first home game since the shooting occurred on campus just over a week ago.
MSU students wearing Spartan Stong shirts passed out stickers to incoming fans. Both MSU and Indiana players were wearing the Spartan Stong shirts as well.
The Spartans went on to defeat the Hoosiers 80-65 but the evening was more than just a basketball game. It was a display of sportsmanship, integrity, sympathy, and honor for the eight students and their families that were directly affected by the shooting.
8 Seats Were Left Unfilled at the Breslin Center for the MSU vs Indiana Game
Eight seats were left open that are normally filled with fans to pay tribute and honor the three students that were killed and the other five that were critically injured in the shooting that took place just eight days before on the Michigan States campus. The Spartan players, students, and fans showed true unity.
According to WOOD, a moment of silence was held in honor of the victims. MSU football player Jaden Mangham said,
The whole community coming together to show love and support in these tough times, it's definitely much needed. Schools have been reaching out, a lot of people have been reaching out, and that's something we definitely need.
One Michigan State fan by the name of Braeden Vrane said,
Tomorrow is not guaranteed, so you have to really think about life in a different perspective like that and I think it opened my eyes, and I'm sure it opened everybody else's here.