Guarding 'The Rock' against the blue and orange

Credit: Eric Turner / KTVB

Guarding 'The Rock' against the blue and orange

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by Carolyn Holly & Eric Turner

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Posted on August 30, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 31 at 11:16 AM

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- There is a special campus landmark where Michigan State students show their pride in layers of green and white.

It's called 'The Rock.'

KTVB's Carolyn Holly found it with the help of a couple of MSU frat boys.

"The rock is like a third smaller than it actually is because it has so many layers of paint on it," said Mike Mowzena, MSU student.

They call it the rock, and they paint it over and over for special events like the BSU - MSU match-up. It's been around since it was a donation by a class in the 1800's. Eventually, the rock became a statement of MSU.

"Most student groups will come and paint it before game day," said Mowzena. "Maybe a little trash talking to the incoming team. I promise you there will be student groups who will be camping out to make sure no Bronco fans get any wise ideas and try to paint it that bridge??t blue and orange for themselves."

So while there wasn't any orange or blue paint on the rock just yet.

The guys told Carolyn to check back, because she'll likely find some not-so-nice messsages for the Broncos come game time.

Click the play button above to view Carolyn's full report. On the KTVB and Bronco Roundup apps, go to the video tab.

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