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Men's Basketball timbograkos.wordpress.com —  Tim Bograkos sat down with his old coach to pick his brain about his leadership philosophies and try to still some of the knowledge he has gained over his many years of coaching.



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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's spring game is April 25, and for the second year in a row Mark Dantonio is campaigning to get 50,000 fans at the game. Last year, an estimated 35,000 people were in attendance. After getting his own sport's showcase to its attendance goal, Izzo is now lending his support to the effort to get football's spring game there. "If this is a goal of his, let's make the damn goal, let's encourage people," Izzo said.
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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will, Gus and Tom recap the teams run to The Final Four. Kelly Dean from Dean Transportation stopped by the show.

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Men's Basketball freep.com —  As Caleb Swanigan tells it, there was some surprise in the reaction of Tom Izzo on Friday when Swanigan gave him the news: Despite what had been rumored all week and reported earlier that day by ESPN and others, Swanigan had decided to play at Michigan State. "He was like 'Are you sure?'" Swanigan said today of Izzo's reaction to his verbal commitment. "It did seem like he was surprised."
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  This time last week, Michigan State already had put together a strong recruiting class for 2015. But Friday night saw it get even stronger when Caleb Swanigan (Fort Wayne Homestead) committed to the Spartans. Adding the 6-foot-8, 265-pound Swanigan to the mix shot Michigan State’s class up to No. 1 in the Big Ten and 10 spots nationally to No. 3 behind Kentucky and Arizona.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Izzo mentioned a yearly retreat that Michigan State coaches have done in recent years to learn from one another and get to know each other. He also said one of his favorite times during the fall is football Saturdays, when he and several other Michigan State coaches host recruits together at football games. "It's a constant learning thing, and it's one of the fun parts of the job, you get to be with your fellow coaches and at our place, again we keep talking about it," Izzo said.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Spurred by an inspired idea from longtime Oakland University coach Greg Kampe, the Michigan and Michigan State coaches are among 10 coaches nationwide partaking in a unique fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
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Men's Basketball spartanavenue.com —  If Swanigan and Davis are the “thunder” to Izzo’s team, expect the 2016 recruiting class to be the lightning. Izzo was not joking when he said “we’re going to build an empire” at MSU. There are two important recruits that Izzo is heavily recruiting for 2016: Josh Jackson and Cassius Winston.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  A statistical look back at MSU's amazing 10-game stretch to close the season--and a look ahead to what it could mean for next season.
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Men's Basketball cumulusdetroit.com — 

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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "Gavin has to fall in love with the game," Izzo said. "I think sometimes we assume that every player that plays football, basketball, hockey, baseball, is committed. There's a commitment, and there's a commitment, and to be great, there's got to be a commitment that's as consistent as breathing, and it's got to be every day."
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The sight of Tom Izzo's 20th team emotionally celebrating an overtime win over Louisville at Syracuse's Carrier Dome was surreal. The Final Four was a laughable idea Nov. 18 and would have gone beyond laughable at later points of the season.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  There seems to be little consensus on the prospects of forward Branden Dawson and guard Travis Trice, but Michigan State coach Tom Izzo thinks there's a spot for both in the NBA.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo has his reservations about the number of transfers taking place in college basketball. But asked on Thursday if he would be open to Michigan State taking one this summer, he didn't hesitate. "Definitely, we're going to be open to that," Izzo said.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Over the course of his tenure as Michigan State's head basketball coach, Tom Izzo has occasionally questioned whether today's players care as much as his generation, or even those who played for him 20 years ago, did. If he learned anything from this past season, which ended for the Spartans in the Final Four semifinals against Duke last Saturday in Indianapolis, it's that they do. What's more, he had a team full of players who cared so much they were able to change their destiny in midstream.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  After his 20th season as a head coach, Tom Izzo says he's planning a significant change to his defensive strategy. In light of the increasing number of fouls called in college basketball as officials enforce new freedom of movement rules, Izzo said he's planning on using a zone defense next year -- something he's stayed away from throughout his coaching career.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Having had a few days to reflect on Michigan State's season, including a trip to the Final Four, the seventh in the last 17 seasons, Spartan men's basketball coach Tom Izzo held his season wrap-up press conference on Thursday morning. The upbeat Izzo reflected on the all the individual and team accomplishments, and also discussed how the season reinvigorated him. He also discussed how this year's tournament run has built a great foundation for seasons to come.



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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Tom Izzo has coached a long time, but he said this most recent Michigan State season was "one of the more interesting" he's been a part of. What he saw reignited his belief in all the adages about hard work. "This team … you don't like this team," Izzo said, "you love this team."
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Saturday's 81-61 Final Four loss to Duke temporarily dampened what his team had accomplished, but that had long since faded for Tom Izzo by this morning. "I feel great about this season," the Michigan State basketball coach said at his news conference to wrap up the 2014-15 season, which ended with the Spartans going from an unranked No. 7 seed in the NCAA tournament to a stunning Final Four run and final ranking of No. 7 in the coaches' poll.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  For the second straight season, since referees started enforcing new freedom of movement rules that favor the offense, Michigan State's opponents shot more than 820 free throws. In the 10 seasons before 2013-14, opponents had averaged 680 free throw attempts per year. Michigan State, meanwhile, has taken more than 100 fewer free throw attempts compared to its opponent in each year of the new rules.
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