Michigan State Basketball: 6 best NBA Draft picks of the Tom Izzo era

There have been many Michigan State basketball players drafted into the NBA over the years, but here are the best of the Tom Izzo era. With the 2017 NBA Draft taking place Thursday night, Michigan State basketball fans don’t have to hold their breaths for another potential slide such as Deyonta Davis’ last year. In […] Michigan State Basketball: 6 best NBA Draft picks of the...
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3 days ago

Michigan State Basketball: Izzo’s right, NBA should nix one-and-done rule

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo is not a fan of the NBA’s one-and-done rule, and he’s got the right idea. Michigan State basketball will be in a rare situation next season. Fab freshman Miles Bridges has decided to return to MSU to play another season for the Spartans, putting a multi-million dollar contract and NBA […] Michigan State Basketball: Izzo’s right, NBA...
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4 days ago

Michigan State Basketball: Tom Izzo’s contract extended through 2024

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo had his contract extended on Wednesday afternoon through 2024. More Tom Izzo, please. Michigan State basketball fans can rest easy knowing that the Hall of Fame head coach was given a slight contract extension by the MSU Board of Trustees on Wednesday. Must Read: MSU Basketball: All-time Tom Izzo era […] Michigan State Basketball: Tom Izzo’s...
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4 days ago

Tom Izzo is in favor of a 20-game Big Ten schedule if other Power 5 conferences do the same

With a 14-team conference, the urge to expand the conference basketball schedule has been in constant motion for the Big Ten. Now, it looks as though the conference is heading in the direction of expanding the conference schedule to 20 games from the current 18-game format. “I personally see us going to a 20-game schedule,” Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo told ESPN on Monday...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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April 12, 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...
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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...
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January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

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