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Bo Ryan’s final season at UW puts Badgers basketball at crossroads

If you would’ve told anyone alive that paid attention to Big Ten basketball through the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s that the Wisconsin Badgers would be a college basketball power, they likely would’ve laughed at you. But, through 14 years of the Bo Ryan era the Wisconsin Badgers are exactly that. However, the 2015-16 season will be Ryan’s last at the Kohl Center as the head...
Via Talking 10
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spartans land 5-star guard Josh Langford

Less than a week after inking head coach Tom Izzo to an extension through 2020-21, the Spartans got more good news. According to ESPN’s Reggie Rankin, five-star prep guard Josh Langford out of Madison Academy in Madison, Alabama has chosen Michigan State over 247Sports’ Crystal Ball predictions of Kentucky, Michigan and Duke. [Read More at The Majors East Lansing]
Via The Majors Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

5-Star SG Josh Langford Commits To Michigan State

Five-star shooting guard Josh Langford, who is rated as the 13th-best player in the class of 2016 according to ESPN, had offers from virtually every big-time college basketball program. Monday, he made the decision to attend Michigan State and play for Tom Izzo. Both Reggie Rankin of ESPN and Evan Daniels of Scout announced the news to their followers just moments ago. Breaking...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State signs Tom Izzo to extension

Michigan State University has extended head men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo’s contract through at least the 2020-21 season. Kyle Feldscher and Brendan F. Quenn of reported the story. Contracts of Tom Izzo, Mark Hollis, Suzy Merchant and Tom Anastos extended — Kyle Feldscher (@Kyle_Feldscher) June 17, 2015 Tom Izzo's contract extended through...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Michigan State Extends Tom Izzo’s Contract Through 2020-2021 Season

How long will Tom Izzo coach Michigan State basketball? According to his contract, expect him to be at the helm of the Spartans through at least 2020-2021. MLive reports that Michigan State’s trustees unanimously voted to extend the legendary coach’s deal to June 30, 2021.  Tom Izzo’s contract extended through June 2021 at $3.8 million per year. ...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo Sounds Off On NCAA Transfers

This is the time of year when college coaches are in full recruiting mode because of transfer students and while some may view it as an exciting time, it certainly has its critics. It just so happens that one of those critics is Michigan State Spartans head men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo, and he was not shy about his feelings on the subject. Speaking to Joe Rexrode of the Detroit...
Via Campus Sports Net
28 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Tom Izzo shows support for Memphis Grizzlies

“Whoop That Trick” by Terrence Howard was one of the songs on the soundtrack of the 2005 movie Hustle & Flow. It’s edgy and pretty much self-explanatory. If you’re in the mindset to kick some butt, this is the song to listen to.  Howard’s character in the film, DJay, is a pimp and an aspiring rapper from Memphis. Starting back in the 2013 playoffs, “Whoop That Trick”...
Via College Spun
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

This isn’t Tom Izzo’s greatest March masterpiece

It is very easy to think that any particularly special achievement — enhanced by the adrenaline or excitement you feel in the present moment — is the best ever. Once in a great while, the euphoria and breathlessness surrounding a given sports moment are not out of step with a genuine analytical appraisal of what just happened. The 2008 Wimbledon gentlemen’s singles final...
Via The Student Section
March 31, 2015  |  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
January 25, 2015  |  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

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