Jump back to one year ago today. The MSU football team was just a few weeks removed from an appearance in the second edition of the College Football Playoffs.
The most-played rivalry in college hockey was renewed as the MSU Spartans (4-15-1, 0-6-0 Big Ten) traveled to Yost Ice Arena to take on the Michigan Wolverines (8-11-1, 1-5 Big Ten).
After two McDonald's All-Americans last year in guard Joshua Langford and forward Miles Bridges, the MSU men's basketball team
It was a similar scene for the MSU hockey team heading into the third and final period in the third place game of the Great Lakes Invitational, or GLI.
Under the countless banners hanging from the rafts along with the 'Hockeytown' moniker etched into the ice, historic Joe Louis Arena was the site of the 52nd edition of the Great Lakes Invitational, or GLI.