More drivers have Spartan plates than University of Michigan ones
When it comes to drivers in the state, Michigan State University fans are either more plentiful or showing more pride than their University of Michigan counterparts, the Lansing State Journal reports.
Since September 2000 the Michigan Secretary of State has sold 501,725 Spartan license plates, bringing in $6.2 million in revenue split between the state and the school, the newspaper reported. Meanwhile during that time, the state has sold 361,909 University of Michigan plates, generating $4.5 million in revenue.
The Journal reported that MSU plates are the most popular specialty license plates in Michigan, followed by a patriotic plate that debuted Sept. 11, 2001, and then by U-M plates.
“We pride ourselves on being the university for the state, so it’s definitely refreshing to hear we have the most popular one,” MSU spokesman Jason Cody told the newspaper.