Michigan State capped off its 11-2 season with a dramatic comeback win over No. 5 Baylor in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic and ranked fifth in the final Associated Press and USA TODAY/Amway Coaches Polls. The Spartans finish ranked among the nation's Top 10 for the second year in a row (No. 3 in both polls in 2013) - a program first since 1965-66.
His voice can be heard everywhere the Golden State Warriors go. During games, he antagonizes opponents and challenges teammates. In the huddle, he shouts at coaches one moment and shares a laugh with them the next. And in practice, he barks at individuals not hustling and respects only those who earn it.
“There aren’t many people like Day-Day,” Izzo said. “The white-collar people, the blue-collar people, the yoopers. Everybody loves Day-Day because he’s real, he’s regular. He’s tough and he plays hard and he is gonna be the poster child for play the right way, play hard and good things are gonna happen.”