• MSU Debate Qualifies Two Teams to the 2020 NDT
    Eva Farver, Jack Scullion, Ezra Serrins and Lauren Pepper qualified to the 2020 National Debate Tourament at the district tournament hosted by Northwestern.

  • Carly Watson Named ADA Coach of the Year
    Carly Watson, MSU Debate Team Program and Events Coordinator, was named American Debate Association (ADA) coach of the year for 2019 in recognition of her service to the team and debate community.

  • $1.5M gift will support debate team’s longevity
    An alumni couple’s $1.5 million gift to Michigan State University’s debate team – the team’s largest gift ever received – ensures the nationally competitive program will enjoy ongoing scholarship and funding support for years to come.

Oct
19
2020
Dr. James Roper, MSU Debate's first and longest-serving Director of Debate, passed away on October 16, 2020. His son, Dan Roper, and MSU Debate's Head Coach, Will Repko, reflect on his service to MSU and MSU Debate.
Sep
25
2020
As a trailblazing leader in online debate instruction, Michigan State University Debate is excited to announce an innovative new partnership with the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL).
Sep
25
2020
Michigan State University Debate had two teams reach elimination debates at the Northwestern Season Opener this week. Both MSU Debate Teams reached the top 32 at the tournament with over 125 teams competing.
Sep
17
2020
Michigan State University Debate has set their competition schedule for the 2020-21 intercollegiate debate season.
Oct
07
2020
One of the primary advantages of online debate is reducing participation costs to increase access. How can we crater the costs of hosting a tournament? Use. Zoom.
Oct
06
2020
On Monday, we learned of the passing of Father John “Jake” Foglio. Whether you knew him as “Assistant Professor”, “Chaplain”, or simply “Jake,” Father Foglio was a selfless and warm presence that served our campus community in many capacities for more than 50 years.