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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  Anyone who spends a significant amount of time around the athletic staff at MSU knows they are a tight-knit group, always eager to support one another. With the men’s basketball team making their seventh Final Four appearance under head coach Tom Izzo, a few of the other head coaches at MSU weighed in on the man Izzo is, the basketball team’s success and Izzo’s ability to keep producing quality teams that make long post-season runs.
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Football detroitnews.com —  As Michigan State punched its return ticket to the Final Four for the first time in five years, Spartans fans found themselves celebrating yet another significant sports achievement. It's becoming more than an annual rite during basketball season — and football has joined the parade.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo said adjusting the goal from Final Four to national championship was the first thing he addressed when the team returned home.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State's Tom Izzo is 1-8 against Duke's Mike Krzyzewski? Forget about it, said Grant Hill, when those two square off again Saturday in an NCAA tournament semifinal at Indianapolis. "I really don't believe their records matter," said Hill, the former Blue Devils and Detroit Pistons star. "The teams that have played in the past — I actually was fortunate enough to compete against Michigan State, Tom Izzo was the coach, I think Jud Heathcote was the coach — but that's all in the past. It's about these current teams, the personalities, the talent on these teams, and not about what happened 10, 15 years ago."
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  This almost happened a decade ago and, at that point, Tom Izzo and Bo Ryan probably wouldn't have been calling each other to share in the achievement. The last time two Big Ten teams played in the Final Four together, MSU and Illinois made it to St. Louis in 2005, and Ryan's Wisconsin Badgers fell just short with an Elite Eight loss to North Carolina – which went on to beat MSU in the semifinals and Illinois in the title game.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State men's basketball head coach Tom Izzo held his weekly press conference on Tuesday afternoon at the Izzo Family Media Center at Spartan Stadium to preview the Final Four in Indianapolis, Ind. No. 7 seed MSU will face No. 1 seed Duke on Saturday.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Now that Michigan State has reached the Final Four, the next task is re-focusing on winning two more games and bringing a third national title back home. Seventh-seeded Michigan State will take on No. 1 Duke at 6:09 p.m. Saturday in the first of two national semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Kentucky and Wisconsin, two more top seeds, play in the late game with the winners meeting Monday night.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State football and basketball are on a one-of-a-kind roll together as the first and only Division I athletics combination of their kind to go to four straight Sweet 16s and win four bowl games in simultaneous years. Tom Izzo has dreamed of the Spartans' programs accomplishing even more together, and he suggested at his Tuesday press conference that dual national championships are a possibility.
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Men's Basketball campusinsiders.com —  Once the band had wrapped up a raucous rendition of the fight song, once the thousands of fans had stopped their joyous shows of praise, and once the man himself had been given the microphone to address this special crowd that had gathered late on a Sunday night to welcome home their basketball program from its latest conquest, Izzo – like Bono, just a single moniker is necessary – asked his football counterpart to join him at center court.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State is the No. 7 seed this weekend at the Final Four, with three No. 1 seeds that have lost a combined seven games this season. Michigan State has lost 11. But the Spartans are also going to the Final Four for the seventh time in 18 years under Tom Izzo, and because of that the head coach said he won't be harnessing any underdog mentality going into a Saturday night national semifinal matchup against Duke (6:09 p.m., TBS).
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo isn't embracing the "underdog" label but, when he talked through the Final Four at his news conference today, he couldn't quite discard it. Duke is favored over Michigan State in their national semifinal Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis (6:09 p.m., TBS). Unbeaten Kentucky is the favorite over Wisconsin, and either of those teams would be a clear favorite over MSU in the national title game Monday.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State coach Tom Izzo will soon be nominated for the College Basketball Hall of Fame if ESPN analyst Dick Vitale has anything to do with it. "I'm on a mission,'' Vitale told MLive.com on Tuesday morning. "I want to make sure Tom should be nominated for the hall of fame in 2016. Bo Ryan and (John) Calipari have been nominated for this year, and Tom deserves it.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  It's been called a "Mount Rushmore" of college basketball coaches convening this weekend in Indianapolis at the Final Four, and told that term Michigan State's Tom Izzo doesn't hesitate in saying how honored he is to be included in the group.
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Men's Basketball clickondetroit.com —  Through all the controversy and turmoil that makes up any given college basketball season, Izzo has always been reliable in the month of March. The often-emphatic 60-year-old is leading MSU into its seventh Final Four during his tenure, and this season's journey is clearly one of his finest pieces of work. Here's a look back at all seven of Michigan State's Final Four runs since Izzo was hired in 1995.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo has already banked $175,000 in performance bonuses for leading the Spartans, and could nearly double that total within the next week. Izzo's contract with the school calls for him to be paid $25,000 for reaching the NCAA tournament, $25,000 for playing in the Sweet 16 and $100,000 for making the Final Four. He's done all that this month, including making his seventh Final Four by beating Louisville on Sunday. Izzo's Nike contract also calls for a $25,000 bonus for making the Final Four.
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Men's Basketball tikiandtierney.radio.cbssports.com —  First Virginia, then Louisville, now Duke. At this point, Tom Izzo probably feels like he’s coaching in the ACC. “I think you’re right,” Izzo said on CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki and Tierney. “It seems like they keep getting harder, too.”



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Men's Basketball fivethirtyeight.com —  Last Tuesday, I crunched some numbers on which NCAA men’s tournament coaches exceeded expectations the most since the tourney expanded to 64 teams in 1985, based on their teams’ seeds at the start of the tournament. Perhaps not surprisingly, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo ruled all, with his Spartans winning 14.6 more games than would be expected based on the way they were seeded. And after Izzo won two more games over the weekend to secure the Spartans’ seventh Final Four bid under his watch, we thought we’d update the numbers1 to reflect the latest results.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State cherished the victory over Louisville, but trust me, if it were to beat Duke on Saturday night, it would be much more than a pleasant little bonus. And let's not act like it's impossible. The Blue Devils are only five-point favorites, and gradually pulled away in the second half of an 81-71 victory over the Spartans on Nov. 18 in Indianapolis.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  This is a giddy, glorious time for Spartan Nation — MSU fans, students and alumni — because of these coaches, the success they have built and how they have done it with so much class. The football team has finished in the top five in the country two years in a row, and now the basketball team is in the Final Four for the seventh time under Izzo.
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