Michigan St. to keep current Spartan helmet logo

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.