Washington looked big-time in 41-7 pasting at Michigan State
Even on the road in front of 70,000, Michael Penix Jr. did whatever he wanted.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Walk past the 6,470-seat ice arena and, before you arrive at the shared field-hockey and track stadium, you survey what appears to be Michigan State’s football practice field. It is shaped like a football field, after all, and painted like one, complete with yard lines and a Spartans logo at midfield. It’s made of synthetic turf. It’s outside Spartan Stadium. It has bleacher seating for 500.
It’s a practice field, all right, but not for the football team.
It’s for the marching band.
Intramurals, too. And kinesiology students, and summer camps.
You can’t help but marvel at this sprawling campus and its amenities, even if the football stadium is showing its age. They’re in the process of finishing a $78 million football operations facility, funded in part by Phoenix Suns owner Mat Ishbia. They’re paying their head football coach $9.5 million per year. The school has plans for a new rowing practice facility, too.