The Lansing State Journal's Joe Rexrode kind of snuck this out over the weekend, in between coverage of Michigan State's NFL draftees. Here's a look at the Spartans' 2010 Big 10 championship rings:â†µ
Actually, MSU kind of snuck out this release too, giving photos to the media late Saturday. The players, however, received these rings after the Spartans' spring football game.â†µ
MSU won a share of the Big Ten title, finishing in a three-way tie with Ohio State and Wisconsin at 7-1. It was the first conference championship for the Spartans football program in 20 years. Overall, MSU finished 11-2, setting a school record for wins in a season.â†µ
Michigan State released photos of the rings Saturday night. Part of the design is seven stones used signify seven wins in the Big Ten (7-1) as part of the 11-1 regular season (11-2 overall). Michigan State shared the title with Ohio State and Wisconsin.â†µ
Personally, I think they could use some green somewhere in the ring. But the design looks pretty snazzy and not as gaudy as some championship rings tend to look. Aesthetics aside, I'm sure the players, coaches and athletic administration don't mind one bit and will wear the rings proudly.