Fans donate to fix car damaged by unruly crowds

A Michigan State University student has raised more than $3,000 to help pay for damage done to a stranger's car by rowdy Spartan fans after the school's football team stunned Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship game.
AP Wire
Dec 10, 2013

Senior Karen Wood started a fundraising page after a Facebook feed showed the car flipped on its roof in East Lansing. More than 300 people helped Wood exceed her goal.

The money will be used to help replace the car, which was totaled.

Police said a dozen MSU students were among at least 15 people arrested following Saturday night's game. At least 57 fires were set.

Police are offering up to $20,000 for tips that lead to convictions.



Typical MSU fans over reacting to a rare big win.


Sounds a bit like a whining cellar dweller. Are you feeling blue??? Cause I'm feeling GREEN!!!! Spartans rule!!!


Just saying its a rare win and state fans tend to over react. Its because you guys rarely see big games.
Last Rose Bowl appearance was in '88 and this is MSU's first ever BCS game appearance. So yeah it is a rare win enjoy it.


Spartans everywhere think the overreaction was in the the preseason ranking for Michigan vs. where they ended up. BOOM! GO GREEN!


Aw, maaaaan. You're right. MSU hasn't had too many wins the last few years (ahem...winningest senior class in MSU history). Bowl wins against Georgia and TCU, not to mention beating OSU for the title. How many big wins does umich have against vs MSU or "Ohio" recently. MSU holds it's own with less "certified" talent, and fewer pleather jackets, all while beating umich like a drum. And the MSU basketball program doesn't have anything going regarding big wins either, nothing like- 7 Conf titles, 6 final fours a National Title and runner up. All while not needing Ed Martin to fund the Felon Five. Where is umich's ranking right now in football and basketball? What ever dood. Go State! ;). Doesn't pleather get brittle when it gets cold?


This has nothing to do with one team against another. This has to do with a no bunch of people acting like a bunch of neanderthals. Every single person should be locked up and be made to pay for the damage to the vehicle. If they are students, they should expelled from school forever. Never to be allowed to go back to MSU, and not get credit transferred of they try and go to another school.

Time to make an example of a few people to get this childish activity to stop. I would be embarrassed if I were associated with MSU in any way.


Hey, ease up. My degree was in Neanderthal Relations-top of my class, '80. Did my best work when "Magic" ruled the land. Never looked back. GO GREEN!!!!


Was that you? March, 1979. Magic Johnson/Larry Bird. The crowd went wild, the streets were alive. I'll never forget it....


The crowd had some bad apples for sure, but over all was a lot of happy kids. Some kids stepped up to right a wrong. I'm proud to be a Spartan. Some Michigan fans just love to rain on the parade. When it happens in Ann arbor, its a "celebration". But in East Lansing, its a riot.


Going to MSU IS a riot! Toss another couch on the fire!

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