View Full Version : Why exactly are Michigan State and Penn State rivals?

10-27-2017, 06:02 PM
What the phugg is a "Land-Grant trophy" anyways? It literally makes no sense for these schools to be rivals. PSU's rivals are Pitt, Maryland, OSU and eventually Rutgers. MSU's rivals are UM, ND, Indiana, eventually Wisconsin and maybe OSU (depending on who you talk to from both fanbases). I don't consider MSU/PSU to be a rivalry, i'm sorry.

10-27-2017, 07:02 PM
Because they got nothing else to do in the midwest.

10-27-2017, 07:15 PM
You don't like prescribed rivalries?

10-27-2017, 07:16 PM
Curious to hear a PSU and or MSU fan weigh in...

...just doing a quick scan of their history, they've only played 30 games head to head. I'm guessing a couple were classics ?!

10-27-2017, 09:05 PM
I grew up in PA and didn't go to PSU but many of my HS friends went there and I visited them a decent amount. I am a bit surprised hearing MSU and PSU are considered rivals. They never mentioned anything about MSU. It was always UMich and Ohio St.

Now that I look it up their record is 15-15-1. So I guess there is historical parity.

10-28-2017, 11:38 AM
I'm gonna imagine it's because a lot of people from Western PA go to both schools.

10-28-2017, 11:54 AM
Yeah, I'm from PA. Penn st doesn't consider msu a rival or vice versa. As mentioned above osu and Michigan really.

10-28-2017, 12:33 PM
I’m from PA and nobody cares about MSU