In Michigan
6:20 pm
Fri February 5, 2010

Michigan St. to keep current Spartan helmet logo

EAST LANSING, MI –

Michigan State Athletic Director Mark Hollis says the school plans to keep its current Spartan logo design.

A redesign of the Spartan helmet emblem used on Michigan State uniforms had been contemplated as part of an overall branding update the university plans to roll out in April. But the revised logo sparked an Internet protest among the university's fans who liked the current version better.

Hollis said Friday that after careful consideration the university will use the same logo that was first used in the late 1970s and is now featured on Michigan State football helmets and other items.

Michigan State has been working with Nike on the branding, including uniforms and apparel.