Who better to pump up the Michigan State football team the night before its Homecoming game against Illinois than the King of the Spartans?â†µ
We had to shrink the photo to fit on the blog, but you can view a full-sized version here. Michigan State also provided a picture of Butler and the team in a more regular pose, along with a photo of coach Mark Dantonio introducing Butler to his players.â†µ
According to MSU athletic director Mark Hollis, Butler will also be at Spartan Stadium Saturday for the Illinois game.â†µ
(So does Michigan try to answer this by getting Hugh Jackman to visit their team?)â†µ
UPDATE: Butler also visited the MSU basketball team, who held their Midnight Madness Friday night at the Breslin Center. Coach Tom Izzo introduced him, asking the crowd "What is your profession?"