Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Graham Couch talk with Tom Izzo, 21-year Michigan State head basketball coach, 2016 inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and developer of players and people, on and off the court, on NBA Draft 2016 and his players



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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "I think the system's broke," Izzo said on Friday. "I think we've got to fix it and yet it's not a bad deal for the NBA. I think it's really hurting our college guys." The NBA's rules allow teams to "draft and stash" international players: retain their draft rights while the players continue to develop in overseas leagues. College players, meanwhile, are ineligible to return to college once they declare for the draft, meaning teams must bring them into the NBA or the D-League after drafting them.
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Men's Basketball todaysu.com —  Izzo should be excited about his 2016 NBA Draft/free agent class. This year’s four-man group of Denzel Valentine, Deyonta Davis, Bryn Forbes (UDFA) and Matt Costello (UDFA) happens to be his largest single-year offering to the NBA — and that’s saying something, considering that he’s had seven Final Four teams and a national champion during the past 22 years.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Westerville (Ohio) South safety Dominique Long didn't take long to commit to Michigan State. Long was offered June 20 after camping two days beforehand and jumped in the boat Saturday.
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Football shanahan.report —  A key debate point among Pro Football Hall of Fame voters basically applies to any athletics hall. “Can you write the history of pro football without him?” With that frame-of-reference, I bring up Michigan State’s Athletics Hall of Fame.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  As Kirk Cousins went through his career at Michigan State, he found he had Drew Stanton to reach out to at any time. At that point, it was just Stanton as a Michigan State quarterback in the NFL. He soon would be joined by Brian Hoyer and then Cousins, giving the Spartans a lot of representation at the next level. But after seeing the way he had the resource of Stanton at his hands, he now looks to be the same. “I’m always available and want to help in any way possible,” Cousins said. “I hope the coaches make sure those guys feel like can reach out. I want to be of any help to those guys that I can."
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Football highschoolsports.mlive.com —  When Trishton Jackson asked the Michigan State coaches if he could play in the East-West All-Star Football Game, they had one bit of advice. "They told me to have fun," Jackson said. "That was it. Play, enjoy yourself, have fun." The West Bloomfield graduate followed the Spartans' advice, leading all receivers with six catches and helping the East earn a 20-14 win Saturday over the West in the 34th annual Michigan High School Football Coaches All-Star Football Game at Saginaw Valley State University.
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Men's Golf freep.com —  Sam Weatherhead just won the oldest and most revered amateur golf championship in the state – so how did he plan to celebrate? “Sleep; get lots of sleep and drink a lot of water and sleep some more,” he said after claiming the 105th Michigan Amateur Championship, late Saturday afternoon at Eagle Eye Golf Club in Bath.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  On a crowded New York street, Denzel Valentine caused heads to turn. Some people stopped and stared. Others approached him. Sometimes he approached them. “What do you think of Denzel Valentine?” he asked one woman. “Valentine is pretty cool, that’s what I hear,” he continued, baiting her. It was his very first professional endorsement deal — a promotional video shoot for Macy’s in Manhattan. His mother, in the meantime, went shopping so he’d have enough underwear.
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