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College Basketball Coaches with Sneaky Good Records in the NCAA Tournament

When it’s time for the NCAA tournament, all the familiar faces tend to steal the show late. What you may not realize is once you get past the Jim Boeheims, the Tom Izzos, the Mike Krzyzewskis and the Rick Pitinos, there’s a wealth of...Show More Summary

Michigan vs. Michigan State: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Michigan and Michigan State both need a victory in order to keep their tournament hopes afloat. But as the game goes, only one can win. Will it be John Beilein's Wolverines (13-8, 6-3 Big Ten) or Tom Izzo's Spartans (14-7, 5-3)? Neither...Show More Summary

Tom Izzo Said "The Twitter" May Be Affecting Michigan State's Team

last monthSports : The Big Lead

Michigan State broke out of an offensive funk against Rutgers, shooting.509 from the field in a 71-51 win. Explaining, with (...)

Tom Izzo cost Michigan State a win with 3 poor coaching decisions against Maryland

Maryland beat Michigan State in double OT thanks to some strange coaching decisions by Tom Izzo. Michigan State was in prime position to begin Big Ten play with a huge victory over No. 12 Maryland with under a minute to go in regulation on Tuesday night. Show More Summary

Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo Plays 'Jingle Bells' on Accordion

Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo is one of the more well-known coaches in college basketball, taking his team to the Final Four six times while winning the national championship in 2000. Apparently, he can also play a mean...Show More Summary

Tom Izzo playing 'Jingle Bells' on accordion is college basketball's greatest Christmas tradition

All Tom Izzo does is win Big Ten championships and play accordion. Tom Izzo records a weekly radio show, as do many college hoops coaches, and tonight Tom Izzo did something special on his because it's almost Christmas: He played "Jingle Bells" on the accordion: He's no Weird Al, but you can tell he knows his way around the accordion. Show More Summary

Notre Dame's Jerian Grant is making his case as the best guard in the country

The 22-year-old has returned for the Irish, and he's off to an incredible start in his senior season. Michigan State tried everything it could to stop Jerian Grant, but nothing was working. Tom Izzo tried to match Grant's quickness with point guard Travis Trice, but Grant simply muscled his way to the basket for a layup. Show More Summary

Michigan State Basketball: Travis Trice Proving Capable of Being MSU's Leader

Travis Trice is doing what he’s supposed to be doing, but he’s also doing a little more. As a senior point guard at Michigan State, not to mention one who belongs to Tom Izzo, he’s expected to be the go-to facilitator and create scoring...Show More Summary

10 College Basketball Coaches Currently on the Hot Seat

If you follow college sports, you already know that coaching jobs are one of the least stable professions for an individual to take. As seen in the cases of Billy Donovan, John Calipari, Tom Izzo, Mike Krzyzewski, Rick Pitino and Bill...Show More Summary

Is Michigan State's Lack of Elite Talent a Problem Tom Izzo Will Solve?

Considering the circumstances, Michigan State held its own Tuesday night versus Duke. However, as usual, coach Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils—who are 9-1 in the series—came out on top, taking down Tom Izzo's Spartans 81-71 at the Champions...Show More Summary

Q&A With Jeff Goodman, Part I: On His Path to ESPN, Tom Izzo and Tom Crean, and the Trey Burke Story

4 months agoSports : The Big Lead

“Not everyone is going to love me in this business. If everybody loves you, you’re just not doing your job well.”

Michigan State Basketball: 5 Reasons for Fans to Be Optimistic in 2014-15

Michigan State officially will kick off its college basketball season in just two days against Navy. Fans have plenty to be optimistic about in Tom Izzo's 20th year coaching on the sidelines in East Lansing. This offseason has actually witnessed much more activity than most. Show More Summary

St. Cloud State lost to Michigan State by 55, then got criticized by Spartans Coach Tom Izzo

4 months agoSports : The Early Lead

As far as preseason college basketball exhibitions go, Michigan State’s 101-46 blowout of St. Cloud State was wholly unsurprising. The Spartans, who have been to 17 straight NCAA Division I tournaments and seven Final Fours under Coach Tom Izzo, outscored the Division II Huskies 60-18 in the paint and 34-7 in fast-break points, and St. […]

Michigan State Basketball: Complete Roster, Season Preview for 2014-15 Spartans

Another year, another opportunity to compete for a Big Ten championship and another year to make a mad dash through March and April—that’s always the mode of operation for coach Tom Izzo, who’s been to six Final Fours and won a national...Show More Summary

Tom Izzo rips into Division-II team after Michigan State beats them 101-46

Michigan State destroyed St. Cloud State, then Tom Izzo went to their film session to call them out for their bad performance. Pretty much every Division I team plays a lower-level opponent as a tune-up for the regular season. Pretty...Show More Summary

Michigan State Basketball: Spartans' Best Fits in Early 2015 Signing Period

It'll probably take a year or two, or maybe even three, before head coach Tom Izzo realizes which one of his 2015 commits best fits his Michigan State program. Granted, the veteran Spartans coach knows what he's doing, which is why he...Show More Summary

Watch Tom Izzo Transform into a Member of Kiss for Midnight Madness

Tom Izzo celebrates Midnight Madness better than any other college basketball coach. In years past, he has been shot out of a cannon, dressed up like Iron Man and arrived by fighter jet. But this year, he went all out. Tom Izzo embraced his true rock 'n' roll personality and went full Kiss. Show More Summary

Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo dresses as member of KISS

The Michigan State men's basketball coach wanted to rock and roll all night on Friday, with Tom Izzo dressed head to toe in KISS getup during Midnight Madness.

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