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Tom Izzo Will Be An Honorary Captain For Michigan State’s Game Against Oregon

Michigan State has a secret weapon for its showdown with Oregon in Eugene today. It’s not a little-known player, nor is it a special play or formation that nobody has ever seen before. Instead, the team’s secret weapon is legendary Spartans basketball coach Tom Izzo, who will act as an honorary captain for team today. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Izzo will stand on the...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State basketball: 2014-15 schedule released

The 2014-15 Michigan State basketball schedule was released on Thursday. And as usual, true to Tom Izzo form, the non conference part of the schedule is a tough one, one which includes the first six of eight games being played away from East Lansing, as well a games against Duke, Notre Dame and likely match ups with Marquette and Kansas. The schedule even includes an exhibition match...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Kenny Kaminski fallout

Kenny Kaminski is no longer a member of the Michigan State basketball team. Kaminski initially broke the news himself over the weekend in a tweet. I am no longer going to play at Michigan State, I will be transferring to another school but have not decided where yet — Kenny Kaminski (@KennyKaminski) August 2, 2014 On Monday it was clarified that Kaminski was dismissed from the...
Via isportsweb.com
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Basketball: Predicting Lourawls “Tum-Tum” Nairn’s 2014 impact

Point guard Lourawls “Tum-Tum” Nairn is the headliner of Tom Izzo’s second consecutive recruiting class that saw him whiff on several big name recruits. Although Nairn doesn’t have the same number of recruiting stars as Tyus Jones or Tyler Ulis (both class of 2014 point guards who spurned MSU) he does have some valuable intangibles. The most valuable asset that Tum-Tum brings...
Via isportsweb.com
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Izzo turned down offer Stan Van Gundy accepted

Tom Izzo reportedly turned down the same offer that Jeff Van Gundy accepted to become head coach and president of basketball operations, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Izzo has stated multiple times in past years that Michigan State is his home and this once again proved true.  According to the report, $35 million over five years was not enough to head an hour and change...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo called final timeout so UConn fans could savor moment

Tom izzo called timeout at the end of the Michigan State-UConn Elite 8 game so Huskies fans could enjoy the moment.
Via Gamedayr
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tom Izzo tears up while honoring retiring Big Ten referee

With two minutes left in Wednesday’s 78-48 win over North Florida, Tom Izzo grabbed the PA announcer’s microphone and gave a small tribute to retiring referee Ed Hightower.  Wednesday marked the last game Hightower will call at Michigan State. Hightower has been the cause of Spartans fans’ ire and countless Izzo red faces over his 32 years refereeing Big Ten basketball. ...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
TIME ON YOUR HANDS

Izzo wants reduced shot clock

Tom Izzo is among the proponents of a reduced shot clock in college basketball. The Michigan State coach lays out his argument.

Via Guyism
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss
TAKE THAT, DAD!

Izzo: Son picked Duke over Mich. St.

Michigan State Spartans head basketball coach Tom Izzo recently admitted that his son actually picked Duke over his old man's team in Friday's game.

Via Larry Brown Sports
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss
DIRTY BUSINESS

Tom Izzo: Recruiting involves cheating

Michigan State Spartans head basketball coach Tom Izzo estimates that as far as the extent of the role of cheating in recruiting is concerned, "it’s probably 20 percent."

Via Larry Brown Sports
August 02, 2012  |  5 Comments
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