Originally posted on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 10/10/11
Tom Izzo has given the world and then some to the Michigan State basketball program. Monday afternoon, it was announced that Izzo and his wife Lupe wanted to give something to the football program as well. The university disclosed that it had received a $1 million gift from the Izzo family which is to be split among several projects, with the majority of the gift going towards the football program.The gift is one of the largest ever by an active coach. It comes just two days after it was announced that head football coach Mark Dantonio, athletic director Mark Hollis and Izzo all received contract extensions through 2016.  Izzo commented on the reasoning behind his gift:  "Supporting the football team was an easy decision. Coach Dantonio is a man of character, building a championship program. But what makes football special is that it truly benefits everyone across the university. Spearheaded by football's success, there is great momentum throughout all programs."In addition to suppo...
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