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  1. Tom Izzo says he'll coach Michigan State Spartans next season

    Andy Katz

    Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said he'll remain with the Spartans next season despite rumors that he is a candidate for NBA openings in Minnesota and Detroit.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2014
  2. Scary summer of change awaits Spartans

    Jeff Goodman

    This was the year for Tom Izzo and Michigan State. Izzo knew it. Just about everyone in East Lansing was cognizant. This was a veteran team with talent, built to cut down the nets in Dallas. When Adreian Payne decided to return to school, the Sp...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  3. Which other coaches will get the HOF call?

    Jason King

    Following his induction this weekend, Louisville's Rick Pitino will become the fourth active men's college basketball coach to join the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. The number could soon grow. Here are four other college coaches who have an exc...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  4. State of college sports perturbs Tom Izzo

    Diamond Leung

    No, Tom Izzo isn't going to the NBA. But one year after the Michigan State coach turned down an opportunity to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers, he is a bit troubled by the current state of college sports. In an interview with WOOD-TV, Izzo was as...

    Blog | July 12, 2011
  5. Kelvin Sampson, NBA head coach?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Talking about falling upward. When Kelvin Sampson resigned his prestigious coaching position at Indiana amid a phone call scandal that crippled the Hoosiers and earned him a five year show-cause penalty -- just about the harshest individual penalt...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  6. Tom Izzo helps motorist stuck in the snow

    Diamond Leung

    Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has seen his team go from a national title hopeful to a 15--11 squad still trying to make its case to go to the NCAA tournament. But even as things have been difficult this season, Izzo still took the time this mornin...

    Blog | February 21, 2011
  7. MSU's Derrick Nix: 'I felt stupid'

    Eamonn Brennan

    This summer, as Michigan State coach Tom Izzo weighed a potentially career-defining move to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Spartans fans held a vigil outside the Breslin Center. Few players were in attendance, but at least one was there. That player was De...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  8. Tom Izzo: I should have been more open

    Eamonn Brennan

    After Tom Izzo's two-week dalliance with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a euphoric Michigan State administration held a news conference to welcome Izzo back to the school with open arms. They also had their wagging fingers ready. MSU president Lou Anna K. ...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  9. Terrelle Pryor: Don't boo LeBron

    Adam Rittenberg

    How much pull does Terrelle Pryor have with Ohio State fans? We might find out Saturday afternoon. There are rumors that LeBron James will attend the Ohio State-Miami game (ESPN, 3:40 p.m. ET) at Ohio Stadium. James last showed up at The Shoe f...

    Blog | September 09, 2010
  10. Vitale: Roundball Chatter

    Dick Vitale

    Dick Vitale has the latest on news around the college basketball world.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2010
  11. Tom Izzo made the right call

    Eamonn Brennan

    Hey, remember Tom Izzo? Who almost left his hero-for-life gig at Michigan State for a potential opportunity to coach LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers? Izzo's decision already looked like the smart one. After all, he never received any assu...

    Blog | July 09, 2010
  12. MSU's grassroots campaign to keep Izzo

    Diamond Leung

    During the Cleveland Cavaliers' courtship of Tom Izzo, the Michigan State community certainly didn't sit by idly. It came together and sent the coach a message that could be seen from local sidewalks to cyberspace. Ryan Corazza has a look at how t...

    Blog | June 18, 2010
  13. Media spat dominates Izzo presser

    Eamonn Brennan

    It was a big enough story on its own: Tom Izzo returning to Michigan State, pledging his services for life, making his triumphant return after a too-close-to-call dalliance with his NBA dream. All in all, that's a pretty great story, right? But of...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  14. Podcast: MSU coach Tom Izzo

    ESPN.com staff

    Michigan State coach Tom Izzo explains why he decided not to accept the Cleveland Cavaliers' offer. Izzo also dishes on how much LeBron James factored into his choice and if he got any sense of what James will do in free agency....

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  15. Massive change doesn't come after all

    Dana O'Neil

    When the puff of smoke came out of the chimneys in East Lansing and Tom Izzo ended his tap dance with NBA riches, telling the Cleveland Cavaliers that LeBron James or no LeBron James, he was staying with Michigan State, it was another reason for coll...

    Blog | June 15, 2010
  16. All quiet on the Izzo front

    Eamonn Brennan

    Tom Izzo news has lived side-by-side with conference realignment -- at least in this blogger's brain -- for the past two weeks. But as conference realignment skids to a halt with minimal damage done to the hoops landscape, the news out of East Lansin...

    Blog | June 15, 2010