1. Tom Izzo of Michigan State Spartans Plans Season Around Winning in NCAA

    A guy walks into the Michigan State basketball office with his dog ... The punch line? He got to see the head coach...

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  2. Branden Dawson Is Michigan State's Mystery Man

    To his Michigan State teammates, Branden Dawson is Superman. It's the way he swoops in to save the day that has earned him the nickname. It's the way he deflects constant bullets of critique from the coaching staff...

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  3. Man Has $1M Riding on Michigan State Spartans Bet

    Almost every day, Derek Stevens likes to stop at the sportsbook at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, located between the two properties he owns, to plunk down a bet...

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  4. Nairn Jr. Gives Michigan State Energy

    Lourawls Nairn Jr. has always been a team player. In fact, that's part of the reason the Michigan State freshman took up basketball in the first place...

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  5. Former MSU Star Andre Hutson Offers Sage Advice for Beating Duke in Final 4

    Former Michigan State basketball national champion Andre Hutson understands the pressures the current Spartans are facing as they head to Indianapolis to experience their first Final Four...

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  6. Poor Health Will Keep Former MSU Coach Jud Heathcote from Attending Final 4

    Two years ago, former Michigan State basketball coach Jud Heathcote was prepared to fly to Atlanta to support the Spartans in the Final Four, but the team got dumped by Duke in the Sweet 16...

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  7. Spartans Sold on Team Concept, from Defense to Development

    Whether Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo agrees with the distinction or not, the seven-seed Spartans enter Saturday's Final Four matchup as the underdog against one-seed Duke...

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  8. MSU's Izzo Thanks UConn Coach for 'Showing Us the Way'

    There's a hot tweet going around that points out all the similarities between Michigan State this year and Connecticut last year...

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  9. Michigan State Basketball: Spartans' Blueprint to Slowing Down Jahlil Okafor

    Most of the time, teams don’t beat Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor. They survive him—just ask Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, whose Spartans face the Blue Devils superstar on Saturday in the Final Four in Indianapolis...

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  10. Michigan Fan Could Win $1M on Michigan State Bet

    Michael Smith talks to Jemele Hill about her not being OK with a Michigan fan making a $20,000 bet on Michigan State that could pay him $1 million if the Spartans win it all.....

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  11. Dickie V. Stumps for Izzo Getting in Hall of Fame

    Tom Izzo fans are everywhere this time of year. But Dick Vitale has been a member of the club for a long time...

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  12. Tom Izzo Focused on Title No. 2

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  13. Draymond Green Is Very Excited for This MSU Team

    Draymond Green played on two Michigan State teams that made runs to the Final Four. As a freshman in 2009, Green was a role player on the team that lost to North Carolina in the National Championship...

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  14. Watch: MSU's Final Four Celebration at Breslin

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  15. Video: Izzo Asks Fans Not to Burn Couches

    Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is no fan of tomfoolery – and that apparently doesn't just go for anything social media-related...

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  16. Dawson Shakes off Trash Talk, Makes Statement on Court

    Yes, Branden Dawson heard all about the Montrezl Harrell quote, on Twitter and courtesy of his Michigan State assistant coaches...

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  17. Tom Izzo Has the Most Final Four Appearances This Century

    Even Tom Izzo couldn't have believed a Final Four was in the cards this year with his 2014-2015 Michigan State squad, a team devoid of stars and one with losses to powerhouses Texas Southern (No...

    David Scipione Written by David Scipione about 4 months ago 355 reads 0 comments

  18. Time to Believe: Surprising Michigan State Streaks into 2015 Final Four

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Amid the celebration after Michigan State's win over Louisville in the East's regional final Sunday, the Spartans players sought the one man who hadn't yet taken a piece of net...

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  19. Magic Johnson: 'Tom Izzo Just Delivers His Magic'

    When it was over, Magic Johnson was all smiles. Standing in front of the Michigan State bench, the Spartans legend was shaking hands, patting backs and offering encouraging words ...

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  20. MSU Students Are Lighting Things on Fire, Throwing Bagels to Celebrate

    The Michigan State Spartans are back in the Final Four, despite being a 7-seed in this year's NCAA Tournament. Tom Izzo's squad took down Louisville in overtime Sunday, 76-70, to set up a date with either Duke or Gonzaga next Saturday...

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  21. Elite Eight: Spartans Advance to Final Four in OT

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  22. Izzo on Another Final Four Berth: 'I Love Working This Time of Year'

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  23. NCAA March Madness Live

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  24. Long-Shot Trice, Like Izzo, Wins Big for Michigan St

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Tom Izzo is, in his mind, still just a kid who grew up in a blue-collar community in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He still considers himself a "long shot" to have landed the head coaching job at the program he's now synonymous with...

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  25. Rick Pitino: Michigan State 'Misrepresented'

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Michigan State has often been miscast as "smash-mouth,'' with a grinding style and bodies colliding in the lane...

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