• 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

The Michigan State University debate team has finished in the top 16 at its second competitive tournament
The Michigan State University debate team kicked off its first competition of the 2017-18 season at the Georgia State National College Debate Tournament, finishing in the top 16 out of 110 teams.
MSU Debate hosted a public debate on surveillance to discuss the issue of bulk data collection
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.
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.