In 7 of the 8 years Tom Izzo's Spartans won in Ann Arbor, they reached the Final Four that March
I remember about fifteen years ago I was watching an interview with legendary Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo about whether he ever felt pressure on his job, even though he was pretty much personally responsible for turning Michigan State into a perennial powerhouse. Show More Summary
Tom Izzo has the Spartans right where they want to be after a brief stumble. If Michigan State is truly back after a three-game slide earlier this month, if the Spartans are primed to go on the type of March run the rest of the college...Show More Summary
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- The 15 turnovers bothered Michigan State coach Tom Izzo very much. Same for the Spartans' disparity at the line against Northwestern, and a few issues with the shot clock.The shooting was very impressive.Denzel...Show More Summary
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and Flint have history, and now he’s asking for action.
No. 11 Michigan State broke a three-game losing streak last night with a win over No. 7 Maryland in East Lansing, and nobody appeared more excited than center Matt Costello. After checking out of the game with a minute remaining, Costello...Show More Summary
No. 11 Michigan State beat No. 7 Maryland 74-65 tonight, snapping a three-game losing streak. Senior forward Matt Costello was instrumental in the victory, recording 15 points and 12 rebounds. In the final minute of the contest, Costello checked out of the game. Show More Summary
The Michigan State Spartans are riding high. With a seven-point lead heading into the final moments of their Saturday matchup against the No. 7 Maryland Terrapins, the No. 11 Spartans were already (figuratively) popping the champagne. Show More Summary
Michigan State beat Maryland, 74-65.
The Michigan State Spartans defeated Maryland 74-65 Saturday night, despite wearing atrocious neon uniforms. The squad was beaming after the win. Senior Matt Costello was so happy that as he went to the bench, he immediately grabbed head coach Tom Izzo and gave him the biggest bear hug imaginable. The hug made Izzo look like Costello's plush teddy bear. WE LOVE YOU TOM IZZO.
Michigan State beat Maryland, 74-65.
The joy of sport.
Tom Izzo caused some concern in East Lansing after Michigan State’s loss to Wisconsin on Sunday when he said that he had no idea how long starting point guard Tum Tum Nairn will be out of the lineup. He just so happened to mention off-hand that the injury could be (gasp!) season-ending. “I have no […]
Figuring out how to defend without fouling has been the issue.
Michigan State’s men’s basketball team is out for revenge tonight. The Spartans are facing Iowa, the team that handed Tom Izzo’s squad its lone loss of the season. MSU is off to a bit of a slow start, but Eron Harris might’ve just woken his team up. The 6-foot-3 junior guard just threw down this sick dunk. Guards aren’t supposed to be able to dunk like that.
The No. 4 Michigan State Spartans figured to have revenge on their minds Thursday night against the No. 16 Iowa Hawkeyes after the Hawkeyes downed the previously top-ranked Spartans on Dec. 29, but head coach Tom Izzo's squad fell, 76-59,...Show More Summary
Before Tom Izzo flew home to Iron Mountain, Mich. on Saturday night to attend his father Carl’s funeral, his top-ranked Spartans presented him with the game ball from their 69-61 win over Minnesota as a small but meaningful gesture. “He’s been going through a rough week,” said star senior guard Denzel Valentine, who presented Izzo with […]
Michigan State’s players honored Tom Izzo’s father, who passed away earlier this week, following the Spartans’ win against Minnesota this evening. After MSU’s 69-61 win against the Golden Gophers, Denzel Valentine presented the game...Show More Summary
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo lost his father today. Carl Izzo passed away at the age of 90, Michigan State confirmed tonight. MSU confirms Tom Izzo’s father, Carl, passed away today at age 90. — Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) December...Show More Summary
APPLETON, Wis.Carl Izzo, father of Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo, has died. He was 90.Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Homes of Iron Mountain, Michigan, confirmed Izzo died on Monday, adding that funeral arrangements are pending.Carl...Show More Summary