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  1. Q&A: Gen. Dempsey on basketball, service

    Eamonn Brennan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Wednesday, ESPN's Jay Bilas moderated a USA Basketball panel in the Pentagon auditorium. The panel, which featured Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, Texas Tech coach Tubby ...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  2. One night in, the kids are all right

    Eamonn Brennan

    Before the whole thing devolved into a hilarious game of expectations limbo, Tom Izzo kind of had a point. "[Kentucky coach John Calipari's] lucky," Izzo said last week. "Everybody says, 'Have you studied Kentucky?' What the hell are you going to ...

    Blog | November 09, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Donovan 'replayed' Magic audible

    Eamonn Brennan

    This year's big college-to-NBA coaching possibilities have centered on John Calipari and then, much more seriously, Tom Izzo. Calipari's connection to the Chicago Bulls (or anywhere LeBron James was going) was always just a rumor, while Izzo's potent...

    Blog | June 18, 2010
  5. Tom Izzo, Spartan for 'life'

    Eamonn Brennan

    And so every Michigan State fan's long regional nightmare is over. The Izzo abides. The Spartans' public relations team announced Tom Izzo's decision to stay in East Lansing Tuesday night, scheduling a press conference and including a statement fr...

    Blog | June 15, 2010
  6. 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
  7. Tom Izzo inches closer, but why?

    Eamonn Brennan

    You already know the latest news: Tom Izzo is leaning more toward leaving Michigan State and taking the Cleveland Cavaliers job than ever before. That's what a source told our own Andy Katz today: That source discussed Izzo's future with a close con...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  8. Tom Izzo never says never

    Eamonn Brennan

    Tom Izzo's name gets mentioned in a lot of rumors. In fact, people might casually mention Tom Izzo as a candidate for more coaching jobs than anyone else in the country. Think about it: Mike Krzyzewski and John Calipari are perennial NBA rumor can...

    Blog | June 04, 2010
  9. Yep, Michigan State will be good

    Eamonn Brennan

    There was never a question whether Michigan State guard Kalin Lucas would be returning to East Lansing, Mich., for his senior season. Even if Lucas had been healthy all season, he was probably, at best, an outside second-round pick in the upcoming dr...

    Blog | April 19, 2010