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.
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). But did you know he can play the accordion, too? It’s true. The legendary Michigan State coach showed off his musical ability, while fan and players sang holiday songs, during his annual holiday radio show Monday night. Don’t believe me? Watch these two videos, courtesy of @KevinPauga. Michigan State hosts Easter Michigan at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday on BTN (watch live on BTN2Go). From Monday night: Tom Izzo plays Jingle Bells
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. [ MORE: Sportingnews.com ranks Meyer, Dantonio Big Ten’s best ] No. 6 Urban Meyer, Ohio State football “Urban Meyer wins, and he wins big. He reached BCS bowls with three different schools
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. [ MORE: View Big Ten basketball stats | See final Big Ten standings ] 3. Tom Izzo, Michigan State 7. Bo Ryan, Wisconsin 9. John Beilein, Michigan 20. Thad Matta, Ohio State
It was big news yesterday when Tom Izzo reaffirmed that he would remain at Michigan State, shooting down rumors that connected him to NBA openings. Izzo is a true Big Ten coaching icon, having just completed his 19th season in East Lansing. Izzo has won 468 games, seven Big Ten titles and been to six Final Fours with one national title and one other appearance in the national title game. With the 59-year-old Izzo looking like he might finish his career with the Spartans, he could coach another 10 or so years, right? And, if he keeps winning like he
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. [ MORE: Video: Tom Izzo films congratulatory video for Tim Miles ] Izzo appeared as a guest on today’s edition of ESPNU College Basketball Podcast. “First of all, I’m going to be at Michigan State,” Izzo said. “Put it this way, I got a big time recruit coming in here in about an hour, so if I was leaving,
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. [ MORE: Like this story? Visit our Gone Viral section for more like it ] “I don’t even know why in the hell I’m doing this congratulatory video, because I really don’t like you,” Izzo joked. “You cost me a lot this year, probably cost us a chance to win the
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. [ MORE: Big Ten roster updates: Who’s on the move? ] “I was always pretty sure that I wanted to return for my senior season, but Coach Izzo said he would do what he does for all his players and gather some information,” Dawson said. “As he started making calls, my mom came up and we met with Coach. The three of us decided that as far as my basketball career, both present
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo attended a vigil for the late Lacey Holsworth on the Michigan State campus and signed the rock before speaking to the many students there. Holding back tears at times, he thanked the students and gave them quite the speech. “When you face some tough times, make sure that you just keep fighting through it,” Izzo told the students. Watch the speech in the YouTube clip in this post. It’s a fine piece of teaching from a man who makes a living doing it. Izzo recounts for the students gathered there how Lacey’s father described Lacey’s