From burgers to brats to beers, Spartan fans arrived early and they came prepared.
Brent Rellinger woke up the morning of the Michigan State University versus Notre Dame game and decided he would wear a skirt, a green hula skirt, paired with a green and white Spartans shirt and beads around his neck.
Bellinger was one of thousands out tailgating hours before the 7 p.m. kickoff at Spartan Stadium.
A group of about 20 people from Battle Creek showed up in the Breslin Center parking lot around 10 a.m. complete with food, booze and their 1978 Chevy Trans Van. Eddie Stanton, Battle Creek resident, says it's been to every Big Ten stadium at least once.
Across campus, near the tennis courts, students staked out their usual spots. That's where David Kieffer, MSU Alum, was. Kieffer came back for the first time since he graduated from MSU eight years ago.
Kieffer says he and his friends decided to come back for a game and they picked the Michigan State and Notre Dame match up because it is the biggest game of the season.