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Big 10 Championship Game - Ohio State v Michigan State

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Over the years, the “Spirit of Detroit” statue has been dressed in oversized jerseys of the Detroit Tigers, Pistons, Red Wings and Lions in honor of the teams’ championship bids.

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However, on Monday, a crew on put a big Michigan State Spartans jersey on the 26-foot-tall bronze statue outside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Building. This move is honor of the Spartans who will play Alabama in a national semifinal at the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 31st.

Michigan State says this marks the first time the “Spirit of Detroit” statue has worn a Spartans jersey. 

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