Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Seth Greenberg traveled to East Lansing in the early 1980s as a young college basketball coach to interview for an assistant's job on Jud Heathcote's Michigan State staff. It was then he first met a fellow young assistant named Tom Izzo, then early in his tenure as a Spartans assistant. Three decades later, after rising to become head coaches at the highest levels of college basketball, the circumstances have changed dramatically for both.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Izzo's 20 seasons, 6 Final Fours, 17 NCAA Tournaments, 655 games coaches, 468 wins and 221 Big Ten wins put him among the nation's elite
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  He missed making the Final Four for the fourth straight year last season, the longest such drought of his career. But Michigan State’s Tom Izzo is still No. 1 in Athon Sports’ annual ranking of college basketball coaches for the third straight year.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  When Tom Izzo was asked a couple of weeks ago what he expects from Branden Dawson, he didn't mince words. "He's supposed to be a pro," Izzo said bluntly. "He's supposed to be a great player this year."
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  If playing Division 1 college basketball is fun, playing Division 1 basketball with your childhood friend is almost indescribable. Sports-lovers likely remember playing with their best friend as a kid, perhaps pretending they were playing together at a high level. There are very few that can actually say they are on the same team with their best friend playing for a storied men’s basketball program, but junior guard Denzel Valentine and junior guard Bryn Forbes are an exception.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State men's basketball team has received signed National Letters of Intent from guards Kyle Ahrens and Matt McQuaid.

Welcoming Michigan State's 2015 basketball class The Only Colors
With three signings taking place this week, we welcome and review the new players who will suit up for MSU next season.

Signing Day: Tom Izzo high on two recruits Detroit Free Press
Michigan State announced the signings of two basketball commitments today, the first day of the early signing period. Five-star power forward Deyonta Davis of Muskegon, a verbal commitment, is expected to sign at noon Thursday.

Matt McQuaid, Kyle Ahrens sign with Michigan State, Deyonta Davis expected to sign Thursday MLive
Michigan State has officially inked two of its Class of 2015 recruits and is expected to land the third within 24 hours. The school has received letters of intent from guards Matt McQuaid and Kyle Ahrens, according to a Wednesday afternoon press release, making their commitment to the Spartans official.

MSU lands hot-shooting guards Matt McQuaid, Kyle Ahrens Detroit News
Michigan State opens the season Friday at Navy, but on Wednesday the Spartans took a step toward the future by accepting two national letters of intent for the 2015-16 season. Four-star guard Matt McQuaid of Duncanville, Texas, and three-star guard Kyle Ahrens of Versailles, Ohio, both submitted their letters of intent and will join the Spartans next season.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo likes to tell his Michigan State players that they live in Disneyland, playing basketball games in front of thousands of fans and an enjoying the benefits of college life. This week, he'll once again take them out of that environment when the Spartans open their season Friday with a game at Navy (9 p.m., CBS Sports Network).
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  With the No. 18 Michigan State Spartans set to tip off their 2014-15 basketball season on Friday, Nov. 14 at Navy, some of the MSU isportsweb crew has put together a season preview and predictions.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Discipline in a military environment can mean the difference between living and dying. Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo will be grateful if a scintilla of that mentality rubs off on his players, with regard to winning and losing, when they open the season at the Naval Academy in the Veterans Classic in Alumni Hall on Friday night.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  No. 18 Michigan State opens Tom Izzo's 20th season as Spartan head coach at Navy in the Quicken Loans Veterans Classic. This is the third time in four years the Spartans will open the season away from home, with all three games being military appreciation events.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The 2014-15 college basketball season is just two days away, but before it gets here, Michigan State will be welcoming a new crop of recruits. Wednesday marks the first day of the early signing period for basketball, meaning high school seniors can sign their national letters of intent. The Spartans are expected to sign three players, and the program still has one more scholarship available in 2015.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  When Michigan State lost Gary Harris two years early to the NBA, Tom Izzo knew it would be a challenge to replace him. It's been an ongoing process throughout the offseason and into two exhibitions. Now, as Michigan State prepares to open the season at Navy at Friday, getting any closer to who might be the starting shooting guard is proving difficult.
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Men's Basketball cbssports.com —  Tom Izzo is Michigan State basketball. The veteran coach is entering his 20th season as the face of the Spartans' basketball program and is looking to begin a new chapter following the departures of Keith Appling, Gary Harris and Adreian Payne. CBS Sports Network and CBSSports.com's Jon Rothstein sat down with Izzo to discuss Michigan State's ending to last season, Denzel Valentine and the overall depth of the Big Ten.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State junior guard Bryn Forbes doesn't think the brace on his left hand will be a problem, but Tom Izzo is going to wait and see. It's possible Forbes' minutes could be limited when MSU opens its season Friday at Navy in the Veterans Classic.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  After a seven-month hiatus, we're just three days away from the start of the 2014-15 from Michigan State basketball's season opener. And if you haven't been keeping up, don't worry. Here's everything you need to know about what happened since last offseason and what this year looks like for the Spartans
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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Preview of the Navy game. Special guest, Navy Head Coach Ed DeChellis
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo's pause and smile said enough when he was asked whether his team is making defensive progress at shooting guard. "No," Izzo said simply after the pause, at his news conference after Friday's 101-46 exhibition win over St. Cloud State. Consider the defense of Alvin Ellis and Bryn Forbes to be priority No. 1 now that No. 18 MSU is in its first game week. The Spartans open Friday night at Navy in the Veterans Classic (9 p.m., CBS Sports Network).
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  In this marathon piece, I get my impressions from last week's exhibition games out of my system and offer thoughts on this coming season of MSU basketball.
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