Michigan State Basketball: Tom Izzo’s all-time “what if” team

Michigan State basketball has had its fair share of recruiting misses under Tom Izzo’s watch over the past few years. Here’s the all-time Izzo “what if” team. Tom Izzo has had his share of recruiting misses over the years, as any great coach has. Michigan State basketball has still been one of the most successful […] Michigan State Basketball: Tom Izzo’s all-time “what...
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4 days ago

Michigan State Basketball poised to return to role as Big Ten bully

Last year’s Michigan State basketball team differed from typical Tom Izzo squads in a variety of ways. But there was no more stark difference between last year’s 15-loss team and most MSU hoops teams of the past two decades than size. It was one of, if not the biggest story of the Spartans’ season last year as injuries to big men Gavin Schilling and Ben Carter erased any type...
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Report: Miles Bridges leaning toward returning to Michigan State

A potential NBA lottery pick is reportedly passing on the draft to return to school.Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical reported Wednesday that Michigan State forward Miles Bridges is leaning toward returning for his sophomore season. This definitely comes as a surprise. Bridges was probably going to be a lottery pick, having averaged 16.9 points and 8.3 rebounds per game as the Big...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 12, 2017  |  Discuss

The 11 best March Madness performances since 2011

There are other contenders for Best Sports Weekend of the Year -- the first two days of the NBA Playoffs and the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs are both up there -- but, in my opinion, there's no better series of days on the sports calendar than the first week of the NCAA Tournament. For one thing, unlike other sports weekends, this extra-long one lasts four days, and it's...
Via Yardbarker
March 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo moves on from spat with Dan Dakich 'it's over'

Tom Izzo says that he is moving on from his spat with Dan Dakich.Prior to broadcasting Tuesday’s Michigan State-Ohio State game for ESPN, Dakich trolled Michigan State students by saying they weren’t good enough to get into Michigan. Spartans fans of course took offense and let Dakich hear it with some chants during the game.Izzo said he was upset with his students until he was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Dan Dakich draws Tom Izzo’s wrath after “ridiculous” remarks about Michigan State students

ESPN college basketball analyst Dan Dakich has been clashing with Michigan State fans in recent weeks on Twitter, and that tension came to a head Tuesday night in East Lansing during the Spartans’ 74-66 victory over Ohio State. What particularly set Spartans fans off was a tweet saying Michigan State students attend that school because they couldn’t get into the University of...
Via Awful Announcing
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo blasts Dan Dakich for anti-Michigan State comments

Tom Izzo took some time out of his postgame press conference on Tuesday night to blast Dan Dakich for some negative comments the ESPN analyst made on Twitter about Michigan State’s academics and students.Dakich was broadcasting the Michigan State-Ohio State game televised by ESPN on Tuesday and tweeted that Michigan State students only went there because they couldn’t get into...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Michigan State's Ward blatantly trips opponent, gets tech

Michigan State was assessed a technical foul late in the first half of their game Tuesday night against rival Michigan because of a trip by Nick Ward.Michigan missed a shot and there was a scramble for a loose ball, which resulted in a foul on the Spartans. The game was breaking for a timeout, leading Moritz Wagner to head to the Wolverines’ bench. As he took a few steps in that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo after MSU’s third straight loss: ‘I don’t care about fan base’

Tom Izzo had a testy exchange with a reporter after the Michigan State Spartans suffered its third straight Big Ten loss, losing at home Tuesday 84-73 to the 20th-ranked Purdue Boilermakers.Izzo’s lengthy retort stemmed from WXYZ’s Justin Rose leading with a question about the Spartans’ fan base. Izzo made it clear in a screed the feelings of the fan base are not among his...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo’s 90-year-old mom was the biggest winner of Michigan State’s upset over Minnesota

Behind every great man is a great woman, and sometimes that woman is a mother. We already knew Tom Izzo was one of the most lovable coaches in college basketball, and now we know where he gets that quality from. Check out how the entire Michigan State locker room reacts to his 90-year-old mother Dorothy’s entrance following the team’s 75-74 overtime win at Minnesota on Tuesday...
Via The Comeback
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

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