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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo's annual Midnight Madness entrance is one of Michigan State's closest-guarded secrets every year. But Spartans associate athletic director Paul Schager dropped a hint this week as to the plans for Izzo's entrance at this Friday's event at the Breslin Center. "We're getting a little help from Tom's friend Steve Mariucci this year to introduce him," Schager said Wednesday on Inside MSU Athletics. "So we'll have a lot of fun this year."
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Men's Basketball detroitsports1051.com —  Tom Izzo joined Ryan and Rico to talk UM/MSU. Izzo talks about how difficult it can be to be the favorite and it is fun to be the underdog.


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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo already had an affection for Iowa coach Fran McCaffery — "I have great respect for anyone who will throw chairs and get mad at officials," Izzo joked last week — but it's more than that now. The news is good these days for the McCaffery family, with no signs of cancer in the body of 14-year-old Patrick. On Thursday at Big Ten basketball media day, McCaffery said his son is doing well, months after having a thyroid tumor removed as the NCAA tournament began.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  More than 550 tents covered Munn Field filled with campers hoping to get lower bowl seating for this year’s Izzone at the annual Izzone Campout. Students were kept busy all night with an open men's basketball practice, free entrance into hockey's season-opening win over Massachusetts, pep talks from men’s basketball head coach Tom Izzo and players, and food from Subway, Insomnia Cookies and s’mores from Residence Education and Housing Services.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  "They all tell me I've got to get to the Palestra," Izzo said Thursday at Big Ten media day of the legendary arena in Philadelphia. "So I've got (Villanova coach) Jay (Wright), I've got my buddy at St. Joe's (Phil Martelli). One of these years, I'm gonna be dumb enough to do it."
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The Izzone has officially made its loud voices heard to players around the Big Ten. A sampling of Big Ten players voted Michigan State's student section the loudest in the Big Ten, according to a player poll released Thursday by Big Ten Network.
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Dawson talks about his "What's your Why?" Wristband at Big Ten media day.


Izzo on how the early knee injury impacted forward Branden Dawson


Trice talks about the new Spartans going into 2014-15 at Big Ten media day

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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State is losing three of its best players from last year to the pros in Adreian Payne, Gary Harris and Keith Appling. But as he took the podium to start the season at Thursday's Big Ten basketball media day, coach Tom Izzo was ready to anoint a new "big three" for 2014-15: guards Denzel Valentine and Travis Trice and forward Branden Dawson.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Asked about a "muddled" Big Ten race behind consensus favorite Wisconsin, Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo agreed. "With who you play once and where you play them, 'muddled up' is a good word," said Izzo, whose team was picked second by Big Ten media today. "I've got a couple other words that mean the same thing. Not as many letters, but I think you spoke well about what you're saying."
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo is pinning his team's hopes on a different "big three," and it's not exactly like the trio that carried the Spartans to the Elite Eight last season. With Gary Harris, Adreian Payne and Keith Appling off to the NBA, Michigan State will turn to seniors Branden Dawson and Travis Trice and junior Denzel Valentine.
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Men's Basketball deadlinedetroit.com —  Kalamazoo native and Yankee legend Derek Jeter and Michigan State University head basketball coach Tom Izzo are among 31 nominees for the 2015 Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Induction Class.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo underwent surgery Wednesday morning for a hernia and is expected to be back in the basketball office later this week, according to a statement from MSU.
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Men's Basketball sbnation.com —  Dawson is a senior now, and his career up to this point has been marked by ups-and-downs. He been injured often, tearing his ACL in 2012 and missing time with a broken hand last year. When he's on the court, he gives Izzo a versatile combo forward who is a monster on the offensive glass (posting the No. 68 offensive rebounding rate in the country last year, per KenPom) and a tireless worker when he has the ball in close. Dawson led a team that included two first round picks in offensive rating last season (per KenPom) and could be set for a huge final year in East Lansing if he can finally squash the injury bug.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  Men's basketball coach Tom Izzo was optimistic at practice last Friday, citing strong leadership and chemistry as reasons why he believes this season will turn out better than expected.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State coach understands why the Spartans are ranked all over the preseason-magazine map
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State men's basketball team held its first official practice of the 2014-15 season on Friday, Oct. 3, six weeks prior to the season opener on Nov. 14 at Navy. Prior to Friday's practice, Coach Izzo met with members of local media to offer a few thoughts on the start of practice.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  The Michigan State women's swimming and diving team dropped a 182-118 decision to Notre Dame on Friday night. The Spartans finished the night coming away victorious in four events.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  There's all kinds of time to figure out what Tom Izzo's 20th team will look like and how good it can be – the Spartans had their first practice of the 2014-15 season today, six weeks before their opener Nov. 14 at Navy.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The 15 members of the Michigan State basketball team took to the practice courts Friday afternoon on the first time this fall. And when the whistle blew at 3 p.m. to start practice, none were standing on the sideline. After a season devastated by injuries to key players throughout the year, the Spartans had a rare offseason void of significant ailments in 2014. Coach Tom Izzo thinks that puts his team ahead of where it is most seasons.
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