• 2016-2017 Debate Team
    MSU Debate Team students gather for the pre-season retreat to kick off the 2016-2017 season

  • MSU Debate Wins Kentucky Round Robin
    Honors College and international relations senior Tyler Thur and mathematics senior Margaret Strong went 7-1 in their debates, defeating teams from the University of Michigan, Harvard University, the University of Kentucky, the University of Kansas, Trinity University, Emory University and the University of Texas-Dallas. The Kentucky Round Robin is an elite event in which only nine of the top teams in the country compete.

  • MSU Debate Receives Two Top 16 Bids to the NDT
    MSU Debate was invited to the 2015 National Debate Tournament as two of the top 16 teams nationally. Quinn Zemel, Jack Caporal, Tyler Thur and Marge Strong were recognized for their season-long competitive success with First Round At-Large Bids to the NDT.

  • 2015 National Debate Tournament
    MSU Debate competed at the 69th National Debate Tournament at the University of Iowa. Both teams made it to the elimination rounds. Quinn Zemel and Jack Caporal finished in the Top 32. Tyler Thur and Marge Strong finished in the Top 8.

  • 2015-2016 Team Photo
    MSU Debate gathers to prepare for the 2015-2016 season at a pre-season retreat on campus

Feb
22
2017
Michigan State University Debate will have two pairs of teams debating in the National Debate Tournament – marking the 21st consecutive season that MSU has qualified at least one team to the tournament.
Feb
14
2017
The Michigan State University debate team will host and participate in the National Debate Tournament District 5 Qualifier Feb. 17-18 at Wells Hall.
Oct
03
2016
The Michigan State University Debate Team traveled to the University of Kentucky and Connor Munsinger and Luc Walkington made the Sweet Sixteen again with wins over Texas, Emory, Harvard, Wake and Michigan.
Sep
23
2016
The Michigan State University Debate Team recently kicked off its 2016-17 season, finishing in the top 16 out of 105 teams competing at the Georgia State National College Debate Tournament.
Apr
12
2015
This tournament offers 4 rounds of team debate and 2 rounds of performance events (Original Prose/Poetry, Oral Interp, Improvisation) to students in 4th-8th grades. We’ll do 5 min speech times unless the day starts late for weather or something like that.