U-M to honor MSU during rivalry basketball game Saturday

Mourners gather around the Sparty Statue after MSU shooting
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Some things are bigger than a sports rivalry. You'll see proof of that Saturday night, as the University of Michigan pays tribute to the victims and survivors of Monday's mass shooting at Michigan State during a basketball game between the two schools.

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Among the plans, U-M players will be wearing specially designed warm-up shirts. We don't yet know what the design will be, but Thursday night the U-M Women's basketball team wore white shirts with a green heart encompassing the Spartan mascot.

Fans will also be showing their support. 2,000 specially designed t-shirts will be available to student ticket holders and those sitting in the Maize Rage, UM’s student cheering section. A 12-foot by 8-foot “Spartan Strong” flag will also be on display in that section.

All fans will be given LED wristbands that will light up the arena in green and whie during the moment of silence that will be held before the game. The U-M Prep Band will also perform MSU's alma mater song. The game is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, February 18th.

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