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Get Ready to 'Meet the Spartans'

Coach Mark Dantonio signing autographs at the 'Meet the Spartans' event in 2011.

Get Ready to 'Meet the Spartans'

By Stefanie Pohl. CREATED Aug 6, 2012 - UPDATED: Aug 14, 2012

A week into the month of August, it already seems like we should be getting sad about the dwindling days of summer.

But that sadness is lifted with the thoughts of Football Saturdays and the chants of "Go Green!" and "Go White!" filling the air.

Michigan State will play its first game on August 31st, but if you can't wait that long for some football action, it's all about the annual "Meet the Spartans" event in downtown East Lansing.

This year, the event will be held on Tuesday, August 14th from 5:00-7:30PM at 230 Albert Avenue in Lot #1.

Get the chance to meet and receive autographs from the 2012 season players as well as Coach Mark Dantonio.

The MSU cheerleaders and dance team will also be on hand to help fans get in the Spartan spirit.