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SDI Webinars Return for 2021 Camp Preview

SDI Webinars Return for 2021 Camp Preview

January 9, 2021 - Carly Watson

In anticipation of the 2021 SDI being held online, the Spartan Debate Institute has resumed their popular webinars to preview the camp.

MSU Debate Awards 2020 Distinguished Debater Award to Mitchell Scott

MSU Debate Awards 2020 Distinguished Debater Award to Mitchell Scott

November 21, 2020 - Carly Watson

The MSU Debate Team has awarded the 2020 Distinguished Debater Award (DDA) to Mitchell Scott, computer science freshman, in recognition of his competitive success, commitment to the team, and academic merit.

MSU Debate Named Champions of Wayne State Tournament

MSU Debate Named Champions of Wayne State Tournament

October 26, 2020 - Carly Watson

Michigan State University Debate won the Wayne State George Ziegelmueller Invitational Tournament this past weekend after being undefeated in preliminary debate and besting a team from the University of Michigan in the final round.

Former MSU Director of Debate Dr. James Roper Passes Away

Former MSU Director of Debate Dr. James Roper Passes Away

October 20, 2020 - Will Repko

Dr. James Roper, MSU Debate's first and longest-serving Director of Debate, passed away on October 16, 2020. Dr. Roper was the director of MSU Debate from 1984 until 2000. MSU Debate's Head Coach, Will Repko, and Dr. Roper's son, Dan Roper, reflect on his service to MSU and MSU Debate.

MSU Debate Team Creates Innovative New Partnership in Online Instruction

MSU Debate Team Creates Innovative New Partnership in Online Instruction

September 26, 2020 - Carly Watson

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).

MSU Debate Team excels at online debate tournament hosted by Northwestern University

MSU Debate Team excels at online debate tournament hosted by Northwestern University

September 25, 2020 - Carly Watson

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.

MSU Debate Team Announces 2020 Fall Semester Competition Schedule

MSU Debate Team Announces 2020 Fall Semester Competition Schedule

September 18, 2020 - Carly Watson

Michigan State University Debate has set their competition schedule for the 2020-21 intercollegiate debate season.

MSU Debate Featured at CitizenDetroit Dinner and Dialogue

MSU Debate Featured at CitizenDetroit Dinner and Dialogue

March 2, 2020 - Carly Watson

Michigan State University Debate participated in a public debate at CitizenDetroit’s Dinner and Dialogue event last week.

MSU Debate Team Leads the Way, Inclusive Forum for Hearing Impaired Student

MSU Debate Team Leads the Way, Inclusive Forum for Hearing Impaired Student

February 7, 2020 - MSU Today

At the forefront of debate technology and inclusion stands the Michigan State debate team. 

MSU Debate Finishes as Finalists at Wayne State Tournament

MSU Debate Finishes as Finalists at Wayne State Tournament

October 29, 2019 - Carly Watson

Michigan State University Debate finished as finalists at the Wayne State Ziegelmueller Invitational this week.

MSU Debate finishes top 32 at season opener

MSU Debate finishes top 32 at season opener

September 23, 2019 - Carly Watson

Michigan State University Debate finished in the top 32 out of 122 teams competing at the Georgia State University Atlanta season open tournament last week.

MSU Debate team announces 2019 fall semester schedule

MSU Debate team announces 2019 fall semester schedule

September 18, 2019 - Carly Watson

Michigan State University Debate has set its travel schedule for the 2019-2020 competitive intercollegiate debate season. 

MSU Debate qualifies three teams for nationals

MSU Debate qualifies three teams for nationals

March 18, 2019 - By: Stephanie Cepak

Michigan State University Debate will compete with three student teams at the upcoming National Debate Tournament – a status only given a select group of colleges in the country.

MSU Debate team competitive season begins Friday

MSU Debate team competitive season begins Friday

September 10, 2018 - By: Stephanie Cepak

The Michigan State University Debate team will begin its 2018-19 competitive season Friday with a tournament in Atlanta, Georgia.

MSU Debate Advances to National Tournament

MSU Debate Advances to National Tournament

March 9, 2018

Two pairs of teams from Michigan State University Debate will compete in the National Debate Tournament, marking the 22nd consecutive season that the university has qualified for competition.

Two Teams in Top 16 at UK Tournament

Two Teams in Top 16 at UK Tournament

October 3, 2017

The Michigan State University debate team has finished in the top 16 at its second competitive tournament, following another top 16 finish at the Georgia State National Debate Tournament.

MSU Debate Team Finishes in Final 4 of National Tournament

MSU Debate Team Finishes in Final 4 of National Tournament

April 7, 2016

The Michigan State University Debate team finished in the top four out of 78 teams competing at the National Debate Tournament held at Binghamton University March 31-April 4.

MSU Debate Team Wins Elite Round Robin

MSU Debate Team Wins Elite Round Robin

October 7, 2015

The Michigan State University Debate Team won the Kentucky Round Robin – an elite event in which only nine of the top teams in the country compete.