During Tuesday's Michigan-Michigan State basketball game in East Lansing, Samantha Ponder (formerly Samantha Steele) was doing a courtside report when Michigan State mascot Sparty rolled in behind her and flexed in awesome Sparty fashion. Ponder seemed none the wiser to the mascot making an appearance behind her.

Once again, Sparty proves that he's the best mascot in college sports, as if we didn't know that already after this summer's "Call Me Maybe" parody that he starred in with the other Big Ten mascots.

For her part, Samantha Ponder had this reply on Twitter:

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