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Michigan Apples at MSU Press Box Makes Perfect Sense

By Holly Whetstone, MAC Marketing/Communications Specialist

Grand Rapids Press columnist David Mayo, while missing the mark on his overall assessment of the MSU football team, certainly made a fine observation when he recently said this about Michigan Apples:


“On his live blog in the Iowa City Press-Citizen, Andy Hamilton wrote Saturday that when he learned media are allotted one free hot dog and apple in the Spartan Stadium press box, along with concession sales, he opted for a ‘couple of turkey sandwiches’ instead. But here’s the real shame: The apples are Washington-grown. Isn’t this an agriculture-heavy university in an apple-growing state? Just wait until the Michigan Apple Committee gets hold of this issue. Controversy is brewing.”

(To read Mayo’s entire article, visit http://www.mlive.com/spartans/index.ssf/2008/10/dantonios_conservative_nature.html)

It seems only logical that Michigan schools and colleges, especially the state’s land grant university, would be loyal to Michigan Apples. Obviously, that’s not always the case.

MSU has increased the presence of Michigan Apples in campus cafeterias from 7 percent in 2004 to more than 50 percent. But it looks like apples haven’t penetrated the high-profile locations. Let’s hope the presence of Michigan Apples continues to improve, along with the record of this fantastic Spartan football team.

Voice your opinion: Do you think Michigan Apples should have a home-field advantage?