Obama picks Michigan State to 'bring it home' in NCAA tourney

Obama picks Michigan State to 'bring it home' in NCAA tourney

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday pegged the Michigan State Spartans to beat defending champ Louisville Cardinals in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

FAA investigates use of Michigan's state-owned planes

LANSING, Mich., July 1 (UPI) -- The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed a probe is underway of Michigan's practice of leasing passenger planes to Michigan State University.
Davis, Kentucky win NCAA title

Davis, Kentucky win NCAA title

Consensus Player of the Year Anthony Davis, a freshman, paced the Kentucky Wildcats to a 38-2 record and the NCAA Tournament championship.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

COL BKB: Michigan State 68, Minnesota 52

EAST LANSING, Mich., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Draymond Green's 22 points and 14 rebounds Wednesday gave Tom Izzo his 400th win as No. 11 Michigan State coach in the Spartans' 68-52 victory over Minnesota.

Izzo donates $1 million to Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Michigan State men's basketball Coach Tom Izzo and his family said Monday they have donated $1 million to the university.

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Michigan State's Roe gives up basketball

EAST LANSING, Mich., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Delvon Roe, a member of the Michigan State basketball team the last three seasons, said Thursday he would not play during his senior year.

Korie Lucious transfers to Iowa State

AMES, Iowa, March 2 (UPI) -- Former Michigan State guard Korie Lucious, who was suspended from the Spartans, is transferring to Iowa State, Cyclones Coach Fred Hoiberg said Wednesday.
Izzo handed one-game suspension

Izzo handed one-game suspension

EAST LANSING, Mich., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Michigan State University announced Friday basketball Coach Tom Izzo would be suspended for one game due to a violation of NCAA rules.
Izzo rejects Cavaliers, will stay at MSU

Izzo rejects Cavaliers, will stay at MSU

CLEVELAND, June 15 (UPI) -- Men's basketball Coach Tom Izzo said Tuesday he will remain at Michigan State University, spurning an offer from the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers.

Izzo talks to Cavaliers

CLEVELAND, June 10 (UPI) -- Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo spent Thursday visiting with officials of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.

Report: Cavs offer rich contract to Izzo

CLEVELAND, June 7 (UPI) -- Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is wooing Michigan State men's basketball Coach Tom Izzo with a rich offer to lead the NBA team, sources say.

COL BKB: Mich. St. 91, Northwestern 70

EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Kalin Lucas had 21 points, six rebounds and four assists Saturday to lead 11th-ranked Michigan State in a 91-70 romp over Northwestern.

COL BKB: Florida 77, Michigan St. 74

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Chandler Parsons led the way with 14 points Friday and Florida survived two missed 3-point tries down the stretch to stun No. 2 Michigan State 77-74.

COL BKB: Michigan St. 66, Iowa 52

EAST LANSING, Mich., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Raymar Morgan scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half Saturday to lead No. 17 Michigan State past Iowa 66-52 for Coach Tom Izzo's 300th career victory.
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Tom Izzo
SLP990321907 - 19 MARCH 1999 - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Michigan State Spartan's coach Tom Izzo, (R) talks with an official, during a time out in the first half of the NCAA Midwest Regional's, as his team battles the Oklahoma Sooners', March 19. wy/bg/Scott Rovak UPI

Tom Izzo (pronounced /ˈɪzoʊ/; born January 30, 1955) is an American college basketball coach. Since 1995, he has been the head coach for the Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team, presiding over a prolonged period of success. One blogger called Izzo "the best coach in the state of Michigan's history" and one sports columnist opined that Izzo is "the best college basketball coach in America.".

Under Izzo, the Michigan State program has been one of the most successful in the country. Izzo has led the Spartans to the 2000 NCAA Division I National Championship, the 2009 NCAA Division I National Championship Game, six Final Fours, and six Big Ten Championships in his first 15 years at Michigan State. The winningest coach in school history, Izzo's teams have been invited to the past 13 consecutive NCAA tournaments, in addition to setting the Big Ten record for the longest home winning streak. These accomplishments led analyst Andy Katz at ESPN to deem Michigan State the top college basketball program for the decade from 1998 to 2007.

Currently the longest tenured coach in the Big Ten Conference, Izzo, whose teams are often recognized for their rebounding prowess and defensive tenacity, has won four national coach of the year awards and maintains a considerable coaching tree—several of his former assistants are currently head coaches at other Division I schools. He currently holds a record of 18–8 versus rival Michigan, although five U-M wins were vacated, making his official record against Michigan 18-3.

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