The obvious question facing the Michigan State Spartans is this: How far will they go in March? While there are certainly droves of other factors that will play into Tom Izzo's methodology in 2013-14, the focus is always on The Big Dance—and shuffling along long enough to see the Final Four. Show More Summary
Tom Izzo's Michigan State Spartans are already considered a heavyweight entering the upcoming 2013-14 season by just about anyone who's anyone in the world of college basketball analysts. ESPN's Dick Vitale likes what he sees when he...Show More Summary
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo argued that the shot clock in men's college basketball, which is at 35 seconds, should be shortened. “One of the guys I have great respect for — Johnny Dawkins, who is at Stanford — and we were in our...Show More Summary
As we lead up to an epic Final Four this weekend in Atlanta, several high profile coaches are in town making media appearances and doing television interviews, giving their spot on analysis and prognostications as to who will be playing for the 2013 National Title. Current and former NCAA coaches like Bob Knight, Tom Crean, [...]
Although Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo has been to six Final Fours, he hasn't won a national championship since 2000, the year that the Mateen Cleaves-led Flintstones took out the Florida Gators in Indianapolis. Strong guard play from Cleaves, a Flint Northern legend, was most definitely the catalyst for the Spartans' success. Show More Summary
Tom Izzo's suits, Rick Pitino's hair, and the tragedy of March Madness style.
The Duke Blue Devils punched their ticket to the Elite Eight with a clutch victory over the Michigan State Spartans, 71-61, Friday night in Indianapolis. As one would expect from the two teams coached by Mike Krzyzewski and Tom Izzo, both squads got off to a good start in the national spotlight. Show More Summary
The Duke Blue Devils (2) will take on the Michigan State Spartans (3) at Lucas Oil stadium in Indianapolis tonight, in what is being deemed a “clash of the titans." Two coaching legends in Mike Krzyzewski and Tom Izzo—who have been stalwarts at their respective programs—will face off for the right to advance to the Elite Eight. Show More Summary
Kids, man. You make 'em, feed 'em, clothe 'em, get 'em to and from basketball practice ? teach 'em about the world, where a man can and cannot take a piss, how to screen for an iso. But no, all of that, and no loyalty. Take Michigan State baske...
Michigan State and Duke square off in the late Midwest region game on Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. These two storied programs have appeared in 44 Sweet 16s and 23 Final Fours, along with sharing six NCAA championships. Show More Summary
Michigan State is no stranger to the Sweet 16 and beyond. Counting this year, the Spartans have reached this round of the NCAA tournament 17 times in school history, and Tom Izzo has led MSU this far in 11 of his 18 years in East Lansing. Show More Summary
Mike Krzyzewski and Tom Izzo take center stage Friday night when Duke and Michigan State meet in the Sweet 16. That matchup may be the most anticipated event of the round, but a battle of wits between Jim Boeheim and Tom Crean provides an excellent opening act. Show More Summary
Tom Izzo and Mike Krzyzewski have stolen some of the pre game headlines, but when Duke and Michigan State square off Friday, the outcome will be decided by the players on the court. Both coaches have a history of tournament success.Show More Summary
It doesn't get much better than Duke versus Michigan State in the Sweet 16. Mike Krzyzewski and Tom Izzo have a combined 19 Elite Eight career appearances between them and they will be coaching against each other on Friday for another trip to the Elite Eight. Show More Summary
Michigan State solidified its spot in yet another Sweet 16 Saturday afternoon. The Spartans surged past Memphis 70-48, comfortably dispatching the Tigers in Auburn Hills in Round of 32 action. The thrill of a Sweet 16 berth never gets old but it's almost become commonplace in East Lansing, where head coach Tom Izzo has reigned since 1995. Show More Summary
The Michigan State Spartans didn't run away from the Memphis Tigers on Saturday as some expected, but they did scratch out a 70-48 win to reach their 11th Sweet 16 under coach Tom Izzo. Spartans frosh sensation Gary Harris couldn't be...Show More Summary
Derrick Nix and Keith Appling got into an argument in the Michigan State huddle during a timeout that escalated into some towel-snapping. Coach Tom Izzo was a bit surprised. And agitated. Former Spartan Draymond Green says stuff like that is no big deal. Little do they know that's pretty light for a Tom Izzo huddle [...]
Memphis Coach Josh Pastner is an enthusiastic dude. And why not? On Thursday, he scored his first career NCAA tournament victory with the Tigers, and his No. 6-seeded team trails No. 3 Michigan State and Tom Izzo by just three … Continue reading ?
The Michigan State Spartans are a win away from reaching their 11th Sweet 16 under coach Tom Izzo, but they'll have to handle the Memphis Tigers at 2:45 p.m. Saturday at the Palace of Auburn Hills before moving on to the fourth round of the 2013 NCAA tournament. Show More Summary
When it comes the NCAA Tournament, there is not a coach or a team that has a better reputation than Tom Izzo and his Michigan State Spartans. They once again proved that reputation well-earned on Thursday, defeating the Crusaders 65 -54 in a game that was not as close as the score would indicate. Show More Summary