Dantonio keynote speaker at Spartan Winter Tailgate

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan State University on Thursday hosted its sixth annual Spartan Winter Tailgate at the J.W. Marriott hotel in Grand Rapids, with head football coach Mark Dantonio serving as the keynote speaker.

Dantonio addressed the media before speaking with former MSU head coach George Perles in front of a large group of Spartan alumni.

A silent auction was also included in the festivities, with the proceeds from the event going to several West Michigan and MSU charities.

The Spartans are back on the field April 23 for the Green-White Spring game at Spartan Stadium.

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