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  1. A special time for Michigan State

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- It's that time again in college basketball. Izzo Time. Time for the Michigan State Spartans to shed their worries, to play at a dramatically different level, to become the most stubborn out in the postseason. Time for big shots ...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  2. Spartans' Summers warms up at right time

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Tom Izzo sent in a sub for Durrell Summers with 15 minutes, 21 seconds left in the game Thursday. When Summers reached the Michigan State sideline, he looked longingly for a chair at the end of the bench. No vacancy. He was going t...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  3. Final: Michigan State 70, Tennessee 69

    Pat Forde

    ST. LOUIS -- Quick thoughts from Michigan State 70, Tennessee 69. Brilliant basketball game. Splendid offense in the first half, relentless defense in the second half. Just an incredible battle waged at a very high level all 40 minutes. I don't...

    Blog | March 28, 2010
  4. NCAA tournament: Perfectly flawed Spartans find a way back to the...

    Pat Forde

    It's hard to explain how a Michigan State team that seemed dysfunctional early in the season and is currently riddled by injuries made its way back to the Final Four. But Tom Izzo's teams seem to defy explanation this time of year. They just find a way to win.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2010
  5. As always, Izzo a master in March

    Pat Forde

    ST. LOUIS -- In the latest installment of that long-running hit series, "Tom Izzo, Lord of the Dance," the climactic scene went like this: Korie Lucious driving, spinning, fading back and springing up on one foot to splash the game-breaking shot o...

    Blog | March 27, 2010
  6. NCAA tournament: Tennessee hopes to interrupt Michigan State's ri...

    Pat Forde

    It's become an annual rite of spring, seeing Michigan State playing for a Final Four berth. While the Spartans aim for familiar territory, Tennessee aims for history.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2010
  7. Final: Michigan State 59, Northern Iowa 52

    Pat Forde

    ST. LOUIS -- Quick thoughts from Michigan State 59, Northern Iowa 52. Tom Izzo does it again. Finds a way without leading scorer Kalin Lucas. Crashes another regional final. Amazing. And with that, the Panthers' run is done. But they gave ev...

    Blog | March 27, 2010
  8. Final Four: Former Tom Izzo assistant Tom Crean's key to game

    Pat Forde

    DETROIT -- A sleek black limo crawled alongside Ford Field about 7 p.m. ET. Out popped Indiana coach Tom Crean, a former Tom Izzo assistant at Michigan State, and his wife, Joani. Crean stopped long enough to pass along his key to the game: the Spa...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  9. Final Four: Michigan State Spartans staff supports Tom Izzo Time

    Pat Forde

    Thanks to a dedicated and hardworking staff, Tom Izzo is at his best during the tournament when preparation time is condensed to a maximum of 48 hours.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2009
  10. Final Four: First-half thoughts

    Pat Forde

    DETROIT -- Tom Izzo played 11 guys in the first eight minutes. Jim Calhoun played six. We'll see whether the Spartans can wear down the Huskies with numbers, but so far quality is beating quantity by three, 26-23. Michigan State has gotten a huge e...

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2009
  11. Final Four: Tom Izzo at ease during pregam

    Pat Forde

    DETROIT -- The game officials for Michigan State-Connecticut are John Cahill, Leslie Jones and Michael Stuart. They'll be reffing what could be one of the most physical games of the tournament so far. If Tom Izzo is at all nervous, it isn't showin...

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2009
  12. Final Four: Pat Forde: A Final Four with four legacies at stake

    Pat Forde

    Tyler Hansbrough, Jay Wright, Tom Izzo and Jim Calhoun all have more on the line in Detroit than simply winning a 2009 NCAA championship.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2009
  13. NCAA tournament: Michigan State Spartans heading to a home-cooked...

    Pat Forde

    Tom Izzo has already accomplished plenty in his career, but Michigan State's win over Louisville might be his best work.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  14. NCAA tournament: Rick Pitino, Tom Izzo meet for the first time

    Pat Forde

    At long last, two of the pre-eminent coaches in the game -- Rick Pitino and Tom Izzo -- will match wits, wardrobes and signature playing styles.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2009
  15. Threesome makes Spartans hard to contain

    Pat Forde

    Michigan State could be headed to the Final Four behind its potent upperclass threesome, Pat Forde writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2006