After getting routed 88-74 at Northwestern, in a game that was more lopsided than the box score would indicate, Tom Izzo began his postgame press conference by saying he's embarrassed to be a Michigan State Spartan. "They kicked our butt in every physical way they could," he told the media assembled at Welsh-Ryan Arena. "They deserved to win, and we deserved to get our ass … [Read more...] about Tom Izzo Gives Epic Rant Against Analytics, Personal Accountability
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As has been well documented, NFL Network analyst Steve Mariucci is a big time Michigan State guy and close personal friend of Tom Izzo. So when I caught up to Mariucci at NFL Network Media Day, I couldn't help but talk some Sparty. After we discussed some NFL of course, Mariucci used to coach the San Francisco 49ers, and they play in the league's toughest division, the NFC … [Read more...] about 2014 Michigan St. season preview with Steve Mariucci
I guess MSU Coach Tom Izzo finally got his Michigan State Spartans to realize that March is here? In their 74-56 rout over the #6 Purdue Boilermakers, State finally played like a preseason #2 team in national college basketball. And of course they did it in March, a month in which they're known to be at their best. It took all the way to the Big Ten Tournament … [Read more...] about Michigan State Blows Out #9 Purdue, Secures NCAA Tournament Bid
In our latest, most up-to-date NCAA Tournament bracket projection, (or college basketball "bracketology" if you will, we have the Michigan State Spartans as a #11 seed. Although the chances of them falling into that final #12 seed line (and perhaps playing within that "First Four") are still high, even with their 66-61 narrow escape over the Iowa Hawkeyes in the first round … [Read more...] about Michigan State Stays on NCAA Bubble with Narrow Victory over Iowa Hawkeyes
Only one team from last year’s Final Four looks to be in serious danger of missing this year’s NCAA Tournament. That college basketball team was also the national runner-up in 2009, and ranked #2 in preseason polls this year. They are the Big ten and the nation’s biggest let-down, the Michigan State Spartans (17-13, 9-9). North Carolina and Kansas State also had massive … [Read more...] about Is Michigan State Going to be Left out of the NCAA Dance?
Last March, Michigan State Spartans star Durrell Summers saw a breakout NCAA Tournament propel his NBA Draft stock. A probable second round pick, Summers instead came back to school, and now sees his stock falling. The primary questions that surround his potential -defense and heart- are now flaring up again. And Summers isn't getting any help from his own Head Coach Tom … [Read more...] about Relationship Between Michigan State’s Leading Scorer and Head Coach Getting Frosty?
Many college basketball experts believe the Big Ten will be the best conference in the nation this year. And on paper, it certainly looks that way, as they have a first team all conference squad of players who have ruled the Big Ten since they were sophomores. Now they have reached their prime. And when it comes to coaches, the Big Ten has a fine a pedigree as any. … [Read more...] about Coaches Rock Upon the Mic Right at Big 10 Media Day
This happens every summer. NBA teams court Michigan State supercoach Tom Izzo, and NBA teams get turned down. But this time, the lure was much stronger. This time, the offer was $30 million to tutor LeBron James, the best player in the game. And again the offer was turned down. Like I said a couple weeks ago, I knew "H to the Izzo" was staying, unless he had a guarantee that … [Read more...] about Tom Izzo staying at Mich St! They Should Riot in East Lansing