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Tom Izzo: “Florida Gulf Coast is a Little Different than the Others”

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Tom Izzo is used to this. He's brought the Michigan State Spartans to the Sweet 16 11 times since 1998, but to get back to the Final Four for the first time since 2010, his guys will first have to upset Duke. Beyond that, they'd draw Oregon or Louisville but ...

Tom Izzo and Michigan State Prepare For a Date with Valparaiso on Thursday

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Michigan State is the No. 3 seed in the Midwest bracket and will take on No. 14 Valparaiso this Thursday. Tom Izzo is concerned that Valparaiso has five senior starters. The Spartans head coach also believes his team hasn't played its collective best basketball yet this season and is poised to ...

Bryce Drew Coaches Valparaiso Back Into the Big Dance

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

It's been 15 years since Bryce Drew hit his iconic shot that sent No. 13-seeded Valparaiso to an upset victory over Ole Miss in the NCAA tournament. Now the program's head coach, Drew and the Crusaders are back, this time as a No. 14 seed that will take on Michigan ...

Tom Izzo Doesn’t Mind That His Michigan State Team Was Picked Fourth In The Big Ten

Monday, October 29th, 2012

While the Big Ten football season continues to be a bit of a train wreck -- with highly performing teams ineligible for the postseason and underwhelming teams lining up to reap the benefits of that -- the looming basketball season is about as intriguing as they get. Michigan State coach Tom ...

Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins Hopes To Be Drafted In The First Two Rounds

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Most of the quarterback talk heading into the NFL Draft will be on focused on Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. As it should be -- they are the undisputed top two overall picks. But, as is the case most years, there are some other interesting options out there for ...

Tom Izzo Doesn’t Mind Being Sent Out West; Has Concerns About the Athleticism in the Region

Monday, March 12th, 2012

When you step back and think about everything that Michigan State accomplished this season, it is simply incredible. Not only did they lose Delvon Roe, who retired early because of chronic knee problems, but Kalin Lucas graduated, Korie Lucious moved on, and Durrell Summers moved on as well. Because of ...

Tom Crean’s Indiana Hoosiers Notch a Third Victory Over a Top-Five Team

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Parts of the Big Ten season certainly haven't been kind to the Indiana Hoosiers. They lost three straight at one point, a stretch that included games against Nebraska and Minnesota. On Tuesday, however, they once again proved that they can play with the best teams in the country, taking down ...

Draymond Green and Michigan State Don’t Want to Share the Big Ten Title with Anyone

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

March is right around the corner and that means Tom Izzo’s Spartans are hitting their stride. After a shaky start to the season, Michigan State has already clinched a share of the Big Ten title and is in a good spot to land a number one seed in the NCAA ...

Sugar Bowl Preview: Brady Hoke Leads Wolverines to a BCS Bowl Game in his First Season at Michigan

Friday, December 30th, 2011

It may not have been exactly how he envisioned things materializing, but at the end of the day, all that matters is that Brady Hoke has the Michigan Wolverines in a BCS bowl game in his first season as head coach of the storied program. Michigan didn't make the Big ...

Tom Izzo Proclaims Big Ten Basketball is as Good as it’s been in Years

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Indiana was unbeaten until Wednesday night when Michigan State took down the Hoosiers in East Lansing. Ohio State may be the top team in the country; and Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota each have just two losses as conference play gets underway. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo isn't saying that the ...