1. Izzo on Failings of College Basketball and NBA: 'We've Got to Do a Better Job'

    It was a rough year for men's college basketball. Off-court drama at blue-blood programs such as Syracuse, North Carolina and Kansas commanded headlines for months...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 1 month ago 27,388 reads 66 comments

  2. Coach Izzo vs. Coach K: Two Titans Face Off for 1 Shot at Glory

    Two coaching legends. Two historic programs. One shot at a national championship. Mike Krzyzewski 's Duke and Tom Izzo's Michigan State square off in the NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis this Saturday...

    BR Studios Written by BR Studios about 2 months ago 3,169 reads 8 comments

  3. March Madness 2015: Updated Schedule, Bracket and Key Players for Final Four

    Kentucky, Wisconsin, Duke and Michigan State are four of the most storied programs in NCAA history. It’s fitting that they are the only teams left standing. UK and Duke rank first and fourth, respectively, in all-time wins ...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 2 months ago 3,935 reads 0 comments

  4. NBA Draft 2015: Top Prospects Who Can Improve Their Stock During Final Four

    And then there were four. Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Duke have all emerged from their respective regions bloodied and bruised, but victorious...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 2 months ago 2,827 reads 0 comments

  5. Tom Izzo vs. Rick Pitino: Contrasts Galore but Shared Magic in March

    Michigan State vs. Louisville is the most surprising Elite Eight matchup in this NCAA tournament, but it really shouldn’t be, considering the two coaches...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 2 months ago 5,770 reads 12 comments

  6. Michigan State Basketball: Why Tom Izzo Has Spartans Exactly Where He Wants Them

    On Selection Sunday, Michigan State was viewed as a slight underdog. Today, the No. 7-seeded Spartans are one of the favorites to win the East Region, according to the typically accurate FiveThirtyEight ...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 2 months ago 9,294 reads 8 comments

  7. Michigan State Basketball: What It Means to Be a Senior for Tom Izzo

    There are those who play college basketball at other schools for other coaches, and then there are those who play four years of college basketball at Michigan State for Tom Izzo ...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 2 months ago 25,207 reads 20 comments

  8. Michigan State vs. Maryland: Live Score, Highlights for Big Ten Tournament 2015

    Michigan State will have a chance to defend its conference championship. The Spartans came back from a 16-point first-half deficit to defeat Maryland 62-58 in the Big 10 tournament semifinal...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 3 months ago 2,868 reads 0 comments

  9. Michigan State vs. Michigan: What's on the Line in Rivalry Clash?

    Michigan and Michigan State will settle more than an in-state score Tuesday in Ann Arbor, they’ll settle their seasons. Riding high from a 59-56 victory over Ohio State on St...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 4 months ago 6,418 reads 20 comments

  10. Michigan State Basketball: Spartans Have a Budding B1G Rivalry with Maryland

    They’ ve only played twice as Big Ten foes, but Michigan State and Maryland have already laid the foundation for what could—and should—be one of the league’s most entertaining rivalries for years to come...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 4 months ago 4,788 reads 16 comments

  11. B/R Experts' Predictions for College Basketball's Conference Season

    The Maui Invitational and the Battle 4 Atlantis were entertaining. And we'll never forget the epic battles between Duke and Wisconsin and Gonzaga and Arizona—not to mention all those upsets...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 5 months ago 31,535 reads 55 comments

  12. 10 College Basketball Teams That Need to Make Big Adjustments in the New Year

    The first act of the college basketball is over. The cement isn’t set on what and who many of these teams are...

    Brendan O'Meara Written by Brendan O'Meara about 5 months ago 40,586 reads 33 comments

  13. 10 Things Every College Basketball Fan Wants for the Holidays

    This time of year tends to bring out the best and worst in people. Even Clark Griswold flew off the handle (and into a Wal-Mart parking lot )...

    Brendan O'Meara Written by Brendan O'Meara about 5 months ago 9,580 reads 11 comments

  14. Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo Plays 'Jingle Bells' on Accordion

    Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo is one of the more well-known coaches in college basketball, taking his team to six Final Fours and winning the national championship in 2000...

    Tyler Brooke Written by Tyler Brooke about 6 months ago 6,381 reads 3 comments

  15. College Basketball Rankings 2014-15: Bleacher Report's Week 4 Top 25

    You won't find any changes in the top five of Bleacher Report's latest Top 25 poll. A week from now, though, things could look different. The most exciting week of the college basketball season to date is upon us, with Wednesday's tilt between No...

    Jason King Written by Jason King about 6 months ago 75,216 reads 112 comments

  16. Ranking the NCAA Title-Winning Teams of the 2000s

    Now that the turkey has settled and you've no doubt been in a tryptophan-induced food coma for the past few days, why not add one more heaping plate full of college basketball? Fifteen ...

    Brendan O'Meara Written by Brendan O'Meara about 6 months ago 18,127 reads 52 comments

  17. Is Michigan State's Lack of Elite Talent a Problem Tom Izzo Will Solve?

    Considering the circumstances, Michigan State held its own Tuesday night versus Duke. However, as usual, coach Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils—who are 9-1 in the series—came ...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 6 months ago 3,244 reads 5 comments

  18. Michigan State Basketball: Most Memorable Moments of Tom Izzo's 20-Year Tenure

    Engaged in 1983, Tom Izzo and Michigan State University said "I do" in 1995, becoming one in basketball after the retirement of the legendary Jud Heathcote ...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 7 months ago 1,995 reads 0 comments

  19. Michigan State Basketball: Expectations for Spartans' Big 3 in 2014-15

    Simply making the NCAA tournament is never enough for Michigan State—the Spartans are all about making annual runs deep into March. With Denzel Valentine, Branden Dawson and Travis Trice at the helm, an extended dance this spring is possible...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 7 months ago 3,699 reads 3 comments

  20. Michigan State Basketball: Matt McQuaid Keeps MSU's Recruiting Hot Streak Going

    If even momentarily, Matt McQuaid ’s commitment to Michigan State’s 2015 class should quiet those doubting coach Tom Izzo ’s finesse on the recruiting trail...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 8 months ago 8,242 reads 4 comments

  21. Michigan State Basketball Recruiting: Breaking Down Spartans' 2016 Wish List

    Tom Izzo is still working on his 2015 class. But it wouldn't hurt to take a look at the guys he could have lined up for 2016...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 9 months ago 9,585 reads 11 comments

  22. Michigan State Basketball: Breaking Down Spartans' Top Targets in Class of 2015

    Extending offers is the easy part for Michigan State coach Tom Izzo . But getting prospects to sign—the ones he really wants—has been a challenge...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 9 months ago 5,518 reads 5 comments

  23. Michigan State Basketball: Why Alvin Ellis Will Be MSU's Unsung Hero in 2014-15

    Alvin Ellis III averaged all of 7.9 minutes and 1.9 points per game during his freshman year at Michigan State...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 9 months ago 2,283 reads 1 comments

  24. Illinois Basketball: Analyzing Recently Released Big Ten Slate

    On Thursday, August 21, the Big Ten Conference released the 2014-15 conference schedule for what is now a 14-team league...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 9 months ago 2,286 reads 3 comments

  25. Michigan State Basketball: Who Will Be Spartans' MVP in 2014-15?

    Taking ownership, both individually and as a team, will be the key for Michigan State in 2014-15. In order for the Spartans to thrive, they must come together and toe the company ...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 10 months ago 2,606 reads 7 comments