On Tuesday, Michigan State University announced that the school's basketball teams will be playing games at the Jenison Field House as part of an event that is being called the "Jenison Jubilee," which will honor the 50-year anniversary of "The Game of Change" between Loyola and Mississippi State.
This will be the first time since 1989 that the Spartans have played at Jenison Field House.
On Dec. 14, MSU will host a reunion game, while the men's team will host Tuskegee University on Dec. 15 and the women's team will wrap up the event on Dec. 16 when they take-on IPFW.
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"Since Jenison Field House first opened in 1940, it has been the site of memories for nearly every Spartan," said Michigan State Athletics Director Mark Hollis. "For me, and many others, the most vivid memories are the games when Earvin Johnson led the Spartans to the 1979 NCAA Championship. But before that, 50 years ago this season, it was the site of a historic NCAA Tournament game between Loyola and Mississippi State. It was called "The Game of Change" and many are unaware that the game was played in East Lansing at Jenison Field House. Since Spartan basketball left Jenison, many have dreamed of seeing it return for a game. The celebration of one of the great historical events in Field House history generated the desire to make these dreams come true during the 2012-2013 season.