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  • Campus Den - Holiday Deals 2017

    Campus Den 2017 Holiday Deals: December 7th through December 23rd

    Didn't get any of our Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals? Well, here is your chance to rectify that situation. Campus Den has nine deals set to begin on December 7, 2017, and continue every day through December 23, 2017, with an extra and very special deal for January. The specifics for each deal are listed below, with links to the individual categories. Any exclusions or rules are also defined below. These discounted items are in high demand, so don’t miss your chance to snag one or more before the holiday season comes to an end. All deals are available online and in store. Click one of the links below, or head to your local Campus Den to finish, or start, your Christmas shopping.

    10% Off Nike: Entire Selection

    If you are looking for Nike items, Campus Den has them, and you can get them at discounted prices. Our ENTIRE SELECTION of Nike is discounted 10% for the rest of the Christmas shopping season.  Don’t miss the chance to save on the hottest Nike jerseys, hoodies, and sideline apparel. We also have a special section for Nike items with a deeper discount, 25% off.

    10% Off Columbia: Entire Selection

    Columbia is the perfect brand for winter. Columbia will keep you warm and dry, while Campus Den keeps the savings coming. Everything Columbia is 10% off until December 23rd. We carry three teams in the Columbia brand (Michigan, Michigan State, and Oakland) and every one of them is on sale. This is your chance to add those Columbia gloves or knit hat to your loved one’s stocking or get that jacket you’ve been considering for yourself.

    Buy One, Get One Half Off Details

    BOBO Half Off Details

    Campus Den will have 4 categories of items available at a Buy One, Get One Half Off discount. These four categories are socks, glassware, hats, and fashion scarves. The discount will be applied once you have two BOGO items in the cart. You can mix and match between categories as well. So, get hats and scarves, or socks and glassware. Whatever you want to mix or match, the BOGO discount will still apply. The discount will be 50% off your least expensive item within the categories. This is the perfect chance to top off your Christmas shopping for those that are a little harder to buy for or seem to have everything.

    BOGO ½ Off Socks (All Teams & All Styles)

    BOGO ½ Off Glassware (All Teams & All Styles)

    BOGO ½ Off Hats (All Teams & All Styles, Includes knit hats)

    BOGO ½ Off Fashion Scarves (All Teams included, excludes winter/knit scarves)

    50% Off Zoozats Apparel

    This category is strictly for the ladies and strictly includes apparel, not accessories. Zoozats offers apparel to lounge or workout in while still sporting all your Michigan or Michigan State pride.  50% off is the best deal we have offered all season for Zoozats. The sale will run from December 7th until December 23rd, just like the rest of our deals, but you don’t want to miss this amazing discount, so shop early.

    25% Off Blue 84 Brand Apparel

    Blue 84 is a premier brand of Michigan and Michigan State apparel. Campus Den is discounting all Blue 84 brand items to 25% off, for the rest of the holiday season.  Pick up a Blue 84 hoodie or jacket from Campus Den before Christmas arrives.

    $10 off Select Colosseum Apparel

    We have select Michigan Wolverines and select Michigan State Spartans items, all from Colosseum brand, priced at $10 off, for the next 17 days. Hoodies and jackets from Colosseum brand will be discounted to allow you to pick up the cold weather layers you need and want.

    Note: None of the above discounts will require a coupon code. The pricing for each sale will be displayed on the product or in the cart, depending on the deal. For example, Nike items will reflect a 10% off sale price on the category and product pages, but BOGO socks or Columbia items will not be discounted until you have the items in your cart.

    January Special: $10 Off $50* Purchase

    January 2018 Coupon

    This coupon code will be available starting in January. Use it for any purchase of 50* or more to receive $10 off from January 1st through January 31st. There are a few rules to follow: Limit one per transaction, may not be combined with other offers, cannot be used to purchase gift cards.

    For in-store use: You must have a physical copy of the coupon from the in-store holiday sales pamphlet. Stop by your local Campus Den to get the coupon while supplies last.

    For online use: Use coupon code Holiday10 to discount your $50 cart before checkout.

  • Campus Den - Stay Tuned

    They're Coming!

    Keep checking your email. Campus Den has "11" amazing deals lined up for Cyber Monday and they "will" be coming your way shortly. Free shipping all weekend (Black Friday through Cyber Monday) means you don't have to worry about ordering multiple times. Buy anything that catches your eye without paying to ship each time. This is your chance to buy gifts for the whole family. Stay tuned all holiday season to Campus Den email and blogs for great sales and gift ideas.

  • Campus Den - Oddest Products

    Campus Den - Our Oddest Products

    These are just a few of the hundreds of products that Campus Den has to offer. Whether you call them unique, strange, peculiar, or odd, there is one thing we want to say. We bet your "fan that has everything" doesn't have all of these.

    SOCK MONKEY

    UM 16OZ BIG SIP WATER BOTTLE

    MSU CLEATUS THE ROBOT V2.0 ACTION FIGURE

    UM MASCOT HEADCOVER

    MSU PING PONG BALLS

    UM SHOE BOTTLE STOPPER

    MSU SPARTAN HEAD 3-WAY DIZTRACTO SPINNERZ

    UM SHOE ORNAMENT

    MSU 7" PLUSH GNOME

    UM PLAYER DESK LAMP

    MSU S'MORE ORNAMENT

  • Campus Den Partners with Toys for Tots

     

    Campus Den News

    We are getting into the giving spirit once more this year. Campus Den will once again be collecting toys for this year’s Toys for Tots campaign. Campus Den has connected with Toys for Tots for a few years in a row, to collect toys for children in need during the holiday season. Over the last several years, Campus Den has been able to collect many toys for those that might otherwise go without.

    As stated on toysfortots.org, the mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. Campus Den Retail General Manager, Katie Economy is excited to have the opportunity to support the program in local communities near Campus Den stores. “This has been a great opportunity in the past few years for us to partner with our customers to help a great organization,” Economy stated to her employees.

    Toys for Tots drop off boxes can be found inside all Campus Den locations across Michigan, by November 18, 2017. Campus Den will also have a variety of toys available at the register for purchase, to enable those that did not come into the store intending to donate, the opportunity to do so. Campus Den hopes to surpass previous years donation amounts with the help of our loyal customers.

    Please join us at any Campus Den Store to donate and help children in need.

  • Michigan State Spartan Football News

    Michigan State sits atop the Big Ten and is poised for tie-breaker games



    Michigan State is off to a satisfying start this season, 6-1 as of this article. They face Northwestern on Saturday, after winning 4 games straight against Big Ten opponents. The Spartans have won six of their first seven games, with the only loss coming on a night of turnovers against Notre Dame. Michigan State has attained two non-conference wins, then a solid home win over Iowa trailed by a road upset of Michigan, a close call in Minnesota, and a relatively decisive win over Indiana last weekend in East Lansing.

    Michigan State's 3-9 campaign last year led to sufficient off-season doubt about whether this squad could return to the apex of the Big Ten. The Big Ten season is about halfway over, and Michigan State finds itself in a three-way tie atop the East division, along with Ohio State and Penn State. That tie will be narrowed down a bit when Penn State and Ohio State face-off this weekend. Michigan State hopes to continue their Big Ten streak against Northwestern, before facing fellow top-tier teams Penn State in week 10 and then Ohio State in week 11. Those games will decide who is truly top dog in the Big Ten, and Michigan State can put the matter rest, by winning both games. The weather in Michigan is taking a turn towards frosty, just in time for the competition to heat up in the Big Ten.

    Get ready for a chilly winter with green and white layers, and gear up for all the Michigan State football left this season. Go Green! Go White! Find Michigan State T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and outerwear at every Campus Den store and online.

  • Mitten State Showdown

    Eight college teams from across Michigan face-off in four gridiron battles this Saturday. The GLIAC has three conference match-ups, while the MAC has one in-state game. The important information is listed below. It’s the perfect chance to make great use of this unseasonably warm weather. Catch a game in Ypsilanti, Big Rapids, Marquette, or Houghton this weekend.

    Western Michigan @ Eastern Michigan

    The Broncos take on the Eagles, Saturday with a 4-3 record, and are 2-1 in the MAC, this year. Not the perfect season Western Michigan was hoping to repeat, but a winning season nonetheless. Eastern is 2-4 on the season and is hoping for another win to even that record out a bit, and to earn their first seasonal conference win.
    Date: October 21, 2017
    Time: 2:00 PM ET
    Location: Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI
    Watch: ESPN3

    Saginaw Valley @ Northern Michigan

    The Cardinals are heading north to Marquette to take on the Wildcats in a GLIAC clash. Northern is struggling with only 1 win out of 6 games, with that one win coming in a conference game. Saginaw Valley is managing a little better on the season at 3-4, but like the NMU Wildcats, the Cardinals are 1-4 in the GLIAC.
    Date: October 21, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM ET
    Location: Superior Dome, Marquette, MI

    Wayne State @ Michigan Tech

    The Warriors are trooping up to the U.P. to take on the Michigan Tech Huskies. Wayne State, like many of our Michigan GLIAC teams, is struggling. The Warriors are carrying a losing record of 1-4 in the conference and 2-5 for the season. Michigan Tech is also fraught coming into this conference matchup. The Huskies need a win to even out their 2-3 conference and 3-4 season standings and hope to do so on home territory.
    Date: October 21, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM ET
    Location: Sherman Field, Houghton, MI

    Grand Valley @ Ferris State

    Last, but certainly not least, Grand Valley is traveling to Big Rapids to take on the Ferris State Bulldogs in the annual Anchor Bone Classic. Both teams are now ranked among the top 15 teams in the country for all national Division 2 polls. Ferris is 5-1 (4-1 GLIAC) on the season, while Grand Valley, who has played one extra non-conference game, is 6-1 (5-0). The Bulldogs and the Lakers are arch-rivals, with a long history of competition. This should be an outstanding game to watch either from home or in Big Rapids if you can make it.
    Date: October 21, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM ET
    Location: Top Taggart Field, Big Rapids, MI
    Watch: ESPN3 (Game of the Week)

    NOTE: The Michigan Wolverines are on the road at Penn State, but Michigan State is at home in East Lansing tomorrow, taking on our "other" southern neighbor, Indiana.

    Indiana @ Michigan State

    Date: October 21, 2017
    Time: 3:00 PM ET
    Location: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI
    Watch: ABC

  • Red Cross Hurricane Relief T-shirt

    Together We Are Stronger Than Storms

    Campus Den and A-Game Apparel are donating 100% of proceeds from our Red Cross Hurricane Relief T-shirts, straight to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Shirts can be purchased online or in store. Join in on the giving, by buying one or more of our $10 Stronger than Storms T-shirts. The only money that isn’t going to Red Cross relief efforts is the tax and shipping, if it applies to your order. Those dollars and cents will go to directly to Uncle Sam and shipping costs. Every shirt you purchase benefits the American Red Cross, to support the relief and recovery of our families, friends, and many people affected by disasters big and small.

    Our employees have already purchased their shirts, and we hope you will too because Together We are Stronger Than Storms.

    Campus Den Employees in Red Cross Hurricane Relief T-shirts

    **This T-shirt is officially sanctioned by the American Red Cross**

  • Guess the Score: Michigan vs. Michigan State

    Guess the Score with Campus Den

    It's the most wonderful time of the year. No, it's not Christmas, yet. It's time to "Guess the Score" for the best rivalry game in the Mitten. Michigan State takes on the University of Michigan, October 7, 2017, at the Big House. I'm here to break down the rivalry and to help you "Guess the Score," with a fun, and less than qualified, look at team and game statistics. "Guess the Score" is now available. Be sure to read the rules before submitting your guess. Predict perfectly and you could score a $100 gift certificate from Campus Den.

    Current Stats

    We are two weeks away from game time, and the Wolverines are currently 3-0. Having already beaten Florida, Cincinnati, and Air Force, they play Purdue tomorrow, September 23rd. This will be the last game for Michigan before facing the Spartans, as September 30th is a bye week.

    Michigan State is 2-0 coming up to their game with Notre Dame tomorrow. They will have one last game against Iowa on the 30th, and then face the Wolverines on October 7th. Notre Dame and Iowa will be real tests for the Spartans, who are coming off a less than stellar last season. Is their 2-0 start evidence of a turn around this year, or a testament to the quality of teams they've faced thus far? We will see in these next two games for sure.

    Michigan is currently averaging close to 33 points per game, while Michigan State is only slightly behind that at approximately 32. The Spartans have kept their duo of opponents to an average of 12 points, while Michigan has been allowing slightly more at almost 15 points per game. These numbers could mean a lot for the respective seasons, but previous rivalry numbers are more in line with what to expect during this game.

    Below is an entertaining and maybe helpful breakdown of the Michigan and Michigan State rivalry results for the last 15 years.

    Rivalry: By the Numbers

    The numbers below are breakdowns of the scores and wins/losses over the last 15 years for the rivalry. Note that Michigan State has basically dominated wins for the last 10 years, so we had to go back a little farther to make things as close to even as possible. These are a few fun numbers to keep in mind when you make your guess, but also remember that Michigan's program appears to be on an upswing, and Michigan State has suffered lately, so that could also factor into your prediction. Michigan State almost never makes it easy for the Wolverines, so be prepared for a great game either way.

    Average Score

    • Average Michigan Score: 25 (24.66666667 rounded for sanity's sake!)
    • Average Michigan State Score: 25 (Seriously, I did the math, but what are the chances? This is a good rivalry, after all)

    What could this mean:

    Your best guess could have a winning score near 25 for one team, and then + or - points for the other team, depending on who you want to win. Also, here's a word you thought you'd never hear outside of math class. The median score for Michigan is 23 points, Michigan State comes in with a median score of 27.

    Game Wins by Number of Possessions

    • Decisions by 8 points or less (one "possible" possession): 7 out of 15
    • Decisions by 9 points or more (two possessions required): 8 out of 15

    What could this mean:

    Your best guess could have a gap of 9 or more points, as 53% of games end in a 2-possession decision. This isn't a very dividing factor, but it should be distinguished that when one of these teams win by more than two possessions, it's often by more than two touchdowns (14 points or more). This has happened 7 out of the 8 games mentioned above.

    Average Difference Between Winning and Losing Score

    • Average score differential - MSU win: 15 (14.5 rounded)
    • Average score differential - Michigan win: 12 (12.1)
    • Average score differential: 13 (13.3)

    What could this mean:

    Your best guess could have Michigan State beat Michigan by as much as 15 points, or Michigan might be victorious over Michigan State by 12 points, or you can average it out and have your winner triumph by 13. TOO MANY NUMBERS!

    Wins at The Big House

    • Michigan State road wins in Ann Arbor: 3 out of 7
    • Michigan home wins: 4 out of 7

    What could this mean:

    Your best guess could be affected by who you believe has a better chance to win at the Big House, even though this statistic is a close call.

    Pick Your Winning Team (If You Haven't Already)

    Now that you have the numbers, you need to pick your winning team. Most people already know which team is "their" team. So, for those of you straddling the great divide, see our previous blog for a few more stats on team wins overall and links to more information.

    Guess the Score

    Use the information above if you'd like, use your intuition, or ask a friend, but most importantly, make sure you submit a guess for the final score. You can't win if you don't play. (My personal guess is a Michigan win, score 27– 19. Unfortunately, I can't win the $100 gift certificate, but you can; so, get to guessing before kickoff.)

    Buy Gear in Time for Kickoff

    While you're thinking about the statistics, lucky numbers, and the complete randomness that is "Guess the Score," you can shop for game time gear at Campus Den. Check out our 2017 apparel and fan gear for Michigan and Michigan State. We also have half Michigan, half Michigan State shirts. These items are perfect for a house divided. Likewise, talk a little smack during the game, without saying a word, using one of our infamous Smack shirts or signs. Whatever you require to show love for your side of the great divide, Campus Den has Michigan and Michigan State merchandise to suit your needs. We have two codes available if you get your order in before Monday (by 11:59 PM, September 24, 2017). You choose the code that works best for you, but they cannot be combined.

    $5 off $50

    RIVALRY50

    or

    $10 off $100

    RIVALRY100

    Get your order in now to guarantee it arrives before game day, and don't forget to Guess the Score.

    **This article is by no means a sure-fire way or guarantee to win. It's one way to look at the teams and guess the outcome. For clarity, any rounding was done as follows: .4 or less was rounded down, .5 and up was rounded up.**

  • Michigan State and Western Michigan Face Off

    Western Michigan vs. Michigan State

     

    Game Time: Western Michigan vs. Michigan State

    Western Michigan visits East Lansing this Saturday, September 9th, to take on the Michigan State Spartans. From what we've seen, Michigan State should be worried. Western Michigan did a phenomenal job last Saturday against USC, giving the Trojans a good scare, to say the least.

    The Broncos entered the fourth quarter going toe to toe with fourth-ranked USC. The Trojans eventually finished the job, but Western held on until there was 7:54 left in the game. If Western Michigan gave the Trojans a scare, then Michigan State should be worried about having a heart attack, despite their winning record against WMU.

    Michigan State is hoping to bounce back from last season's lackluster performance. To do this, they need to view Western Michigan as a real threat to their season. Bowling Green last Saturday was an easy opener compared to what the Broncos are about to bring to Spartan Stadium.

    MSU needs to prepare for Western's running game most of all. If they CAN stop, or at least slow the Broncos ground game, the Spartans can force sophomore quarterback, Jon Wassink, to use his arm to defeat them. Wassink is inexperienced and is the weak link for Western Michigan. The Spartans must exploit that vulnerability to win. Barring a supremely stellar offensive performance from MSU, it will be on the defense to win this game.

    Catch Western Michigan vs. Michigan State on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET. Prepare for the rest of the season with Michigan State or Western Michigan gear from Campus Den.

  • College Travel Mugs and Tumblers

     

    Show Off Your Love for College, and Coffee, with Travel Mugs and Tumblers - Campus Den

    Whether you forgot to set the alarm, or hit snooze one too many times, being late is stressful. Make the commute to work, or class, a little less difficult with a college travel mug. Because even though you're late, coffee is a MUST! While you're here, check out the graphic below for a few java related facts.

    Coffee Facts

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