1928 Michigan State Spartans football team

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1928 Michigan State Spartans football
Conference Independent
1928 record 3–4–1
Head coach Harry Kipke (1st season)
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The 1928 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State College (MAC) in the 1928 college football season. In their first and only year under head coach Harry Kipke, the Spartans compiled a 3–4–1 record and outscored their opponents 153 to 66;[1][2] in June 1929, Kipke was hired as the University of Michigan's new head coach.[3] Kipke had been an All-American halfback at Michigan in 1924. Upon being hired by Michigan, Kipke said, "Coaching Michigan is the greatest football job in America. I would be foolish to turn down such an offer, it has been one of my greatest ambitions in life."[4]


  1. ^ "2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. pp. 146, 152. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  2. ^ "1928 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Kipke Given Wieman's Job". The Daily Journal-Gazette and Commercial Star (Mattoon, Illinois). June 12, 1929. p. 5. 
  4. ^ "'Greatest Ambition in Life Came True,' Says Harry Kipke". The News-Palladium. June 13, 1929. p. 12.