April 20, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State's football players will wear special helmet decals for Saturday's Green-White spring game in honor of the three dead and more than 170 injured in the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings along with the MIT police officer killed April 19. The primary "B" logo of the Boston Red Sox will be displayed on the back left side of the helmet.
Prior to Saturday's spring game, the teams and fans will join in observing a moment of silence to remember the victims of this week's tragic events in both Boston and West, Texas, where at least 14 died in a fertilizer plant explosion.
"We felt strongly about remembering the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings along with the MIT police officer in an appropriate manner," Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio. "This week's tragic events in both Boston and West, Texas, remind us all just how precious and fragile life is. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those impacted by these tragedies. We also want to thank all of the first responders in both Boston and West, Texas."
Michigan State's Green-White spring game will be televised by the Big Ten Network and streamed live on BTN2Go.com, with Kevin Kugler and Kirk Cousins calling the action and Lisa Byington reporting from the sideline. Coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. ET.