Prior to the 2017 season, Michigan State joined the majority of Big Ten programs featuring permanent lights in their home stadium. They were put to use in the Spartans’ nighttime loss to Notre Dame on Sept. 23.
Now, coach Mark Dantonio wants to utilize them for what would be the school’s first nighttime spring game. He’s thinking 5 p.m. would be a solid time for the annual event, which has a tentative date of April 7.
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“That’s the plan, but I’ve got to talk to the administration about that. But I don’t think that should be a problem at 5,” Dantonio said Friday at the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association’s annual clinic to Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press and others.
The Spartans are coming off a 10-3 season and a blowout bowl victory, and expectations are higher for next year.
Dantonio hopes to begin spring practices on Feb. 27.