Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo and women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant both made entertianment-themed entrances to the basketball teams’ Midnight Madness event Friday night. Izzo arrived as part of a “Mission Impossible” act while Merchant drew cheers when she had some fun at the expense of fans of Michigan State’s top rival.
Basketball season is almost here and this weekend BTN offers two basketball events streamed live.
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The only thing deeper than the Big Ten in the 2015-16 basketball season might be the conference’s collection of coaches.
Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo has seen more than his share of clutch performances and high-pressure situations. But even in his biggest games, there have been breaks in the action.
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We pulled the best photos from the Michigan State-DukeFinal Four semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday. Have a look at some really great photography.
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National championships, multiple Final Four appearances, impressive won-loss records year after year. Whatever your criteria for deciding the best of the coaches, this year’s Final Four group has it.
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A former Michigan State star explains Tom Izzo’s success. A Wisconsin writer explains how the Badgers hit it big with Bo Ryan. Could Ohio State’s top Heisman Trophy candidate be a running back? And let’s look at how transfer quarterbacks actually do. All of this and more in Friday’s Big Ten headlines.
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Who has the best shot to get to the title game: Wisconsin or Michigan State? How do you defend Duke big man Jalil Okafor? Thoughts on Iowa QB Jake Rudock going to Michigan? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart takes on those reader questions and more in this week’s mailbag. Read on.
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Tom Izzo and Michigan State are off to the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive season and the seventh time in the last eight years. But, could this be Izzo’s best coaching job?
It’s been a struggle for Michigan State at the free-throw line this year.
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Kentucky is 29-0, with a road game at Georgia and a home game vs. Florida remaining before the SEC tournament.
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Each Monday morning during the Big Ten men’s basketball season, the 14 Big Ten men’s basketball coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Monday afternoon.
Like most involved in college basketball, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo finds it easy to compliment Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky.
At 9:30 p.m. ET Sunday on the next episode of “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2015,” we take a look at a few more ongoing stories from this basketball season.
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Following Michigan State’s easy win in its non-conferene finale Monday night, Tom Izzo had a few messages for the fans. Hear what he told them inside.
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You know Tom Izzo can coach basketball. You know Tom Izzo is a big football fan (here and here). And you know Tom Izzo can act. (here and here).
What did Tom Izzo have in store for Michigan State’s Midnight Madness event this year? Find out inside!
SportingNews.com accepted the impossible task of ranking the top 25 active coaches. Two Big Ten coaches made the list, as Ohio State’s Urban Meyer came in at No. 6 and Michigan State’s Tom Izzo finished No. 11. The top five looked this: 1. Greg Popovich; 2. Nick Saban; 3. Bill Belichick; 4. Mike Krzyzewski; 5. Pete Carroll. See what SN said about Meyer and Izzo in this post.
It was only a matter of time before ESPN.com’s countdown of the top 50 men’s basketball coaches reached Michigan State’s Tom Izzo. It did on Wednesday, with Izzo earning the No. 3 spot. Barring a huge surprise – don’t hold your breath – Izzo is the seventh and final Big Ten coach on the list. See all the Big Ten coaches who made the cut in this post.
Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo told ESPN’s Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg that he will remain with the Spartans next season, despite rumors that he is a candidate for openings in the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons.
It’s no secret that Tom Izzo isn’t a big proponent of Twitter. So, instead of sending Nebraska coach Tim Miles a congratulatory tweet on a great season, Izzo got in front of the camera and delivered a personal, tongue-in-cheek message to Miles that aired at the Huskers team banquet.
Michigan State forward Branden Dawson will put the NBA on hold and return for his senior season. The 6-6 Dawson made the announcement official on Tuesday afternoon.
Upset. Frustrated. Disappointed. Those are some tough words to describe a 22-year-old kid.