Sign up for Yardbarker's daily Top 10 newsletter, the Morning Bark! Customize to get news on your favorite sports and teams.


Has Michigan State basketball lost its mojo?

Tom Izzo is college basketball coaching royalty and his Michigan State basketball teams have been one of the best programs in the country for as long as most of us can remember. However, what we’ve witnessed this season could very well be a program in decline. No Draymond Green-like player, no Mateen Cleaves…basically, it’s a team with some nice parts but no stand out leader...
Via Talking 10
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should Tom Izzo be worried about his Spartans?

Michigan State lost at Nebraska on Saturday. You might not think that’s too big a deal. After all, Michigan State lost at home to the Huskers a season ago, and not only made the NCAA tournament, but gained a No. 4 seed and eventually progressed to the Elite Eight. This is a Tom Izzo team. The Spartans play in the Big Ten. They’re still a good bet to make the Big Dance, right...
Via The Student Section
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan and Michigan State Basketball will struggle

Fans of college basketball in the state of Michigan have been spoiled in recent years. John Beilein has transformed Michigan into a perennial power, with an appearance in the  national championship game and an elite eight appearance in the past two years. Under Tom Izzo, Michigan State, has continued it success in the Big Ten as well as in the NCAA Tournament.  The Michigan vs...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Three notes about Northwestern match-up

Opponent: Northwestern When: Sunday January 11th, 12:00 pm TV: Big Ten Network Michigan State returns home on Sunday to face Northwestern for their third game in seven days. The Spartans are 2-0 in this stretch and are coming off a big come-from-behind win against the Hawkeyes in Iowa on Thursday. Northwestern comes in at 10-5 overall and 1-1 in Big Ten play. The Wildcats do not...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Izzo criticizes coaches, players after embarrassing loss

If you’re a low-tier college basketball team hoping to beat an established, premier program, travel to Michigan for a game.  This afternoon, a couple weeks after NJIT defeated the then-No. 17 Wolverines, No. 25 Michigan State (8-4) fell to Texas Southern (2-8), 71-64. According to noted college basketball expert Ken Pomeroy, this was a bigger upset than NJIT’s victory against...
Via College Spun
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Michigan State’s Tom Izzo Play “Jingle Bells” On His Accordion

Tom Izzo has mostly mastered his current profession, coaching college basketball. It appears the Michigan State men’s basketball coach wants to become an expert in another field, too.  Music.  During his weekly radio show, “The Tom Izzo Radio Show,” the 59-year-old coach busted out his accordion and began to play some Christmas carols. Check it out:  Not bad, coach. Izzo...
Via College Spun
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tom Izzo plays 'Jingle Bells' on his accordian

Michigan State Spartans men's basketball coach Tom Izzo played "Jingle Bells" on the accordion while his players and some friends sang along during his radio show on Monday night. As the videos show, it turns out Izzo is a pretty good accordion player.H/T FTW. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
Via Holdout Sports
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo Calls Tonight’s Free Throw Discrepancy Between Michigan State and Notre Dame “A Joke”

Michigan State fell to Notre Dame as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge tonight, 79-78.  Following the contest, Spartans’ coach Tom Izzo expressed some frustration with the officiating; specifically, the free throw discrepancy between the two teams.  The Fighting Irish shot 25 free throws. Michigan State shot nine.  Izzo says free-throw discrepancy for #Michigan State at #Notre...
Via College Spun
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo rips into D-II team after 55-point loss to Spartans

The St. Cloud State (Minn.) Huskies, a Division II basketball team, paid a visit to East Lansing on Friday to play the role of patsy in an exhibition match-up with the Michigan State Spartans. The Huskies of course were expected to lose, which the team did in spectacularly ugly fashion, going down by the lopsided...Read More The post Michigan State’s Tom Izzo laid into Division...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 11, 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

College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Can Yanks not pay A-Rod his bonuses?

Petition started to remove Pats from SB

NFL approved Pats' under-inflated balls?

Six best Super Bowl coaches of all-time

Five key matchups for Super Bowl XLIX

Early Big Ten predictions for 2015

Remembering Ernie Banks

Pats employee took footballs into restroom?

Report: Kobe not retiring

More questions about Allenby's story

Yanks don't want to pay A-Rod bonuses

Looking back at Super Bowls 1-48

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.