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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Tom Izzo is entering his 20th season as head coach at Michigan State. This will move him past the mark of his mentor, Jud Heathcote, who manned the sideline for 19 years in East Lansing. Izzo is already MSU’s all-time leader in coaching wins (439) and has taken the program to new heights during his tenure.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Every Big Ten basketball team currently has a 0-0 record in conference play. But according to Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, the conference's outcome may have already been determined to a certain extent due to the new conference schedule. "I don't like when the schedule can sometimes determine the outcome more than the performance on the court," Izzo said Tuesday at his team's media day. "That's the way it is in a lot of leagues right now." Discuss »
Men's Basketball spartanpodcast.com —  Spartans head basketball coach Tom Izzo tells Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis that he considers himself to be an educator as much as a coach. “Ninety percent of the kids you coach graduate and never play another day of basketball,” says Izzo. “The process I try to stick with is to make them all better players, people and students.”
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Graham Couch preview MSU basketball with 20th-year MSU head basketball coach, Tom Izzo, at the Breslin Center at MSU hoops media day.


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Men's Basketball freep.com —  TV crews from ESPN and CBS were at the Breslin Center last Thursday, filming the Michigan State Spartans. But two players were missing. What the heck? Where were they? Some didn't know. But they had excused absences. They were with a tutor. MSU coach Tom Izzo set it up. "Wanna know why?" Izzo said. "Because they skipped a class."
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  "I said it before, I'm going to say it again, pretty soon I'm going to vote to play everybody twice," Izzo said. "This year I'm not sure what everybody else got, but of those top-six teams that everybody has ranked in the Top 25, we play three of those teams once on the road only. I think we're the only school that plays three of those top-six teams, all three of them on the road."
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Men's Basketball bleacherreport.com —  Tom Izzo embraced his true rock 'n' roll personality and went full Kiss. Bleacher Report was there to see all of the preparation, including his makeup and his costume.
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Men's Basketball sportingnews.com —  Tom Izzo hosted Michigan State's annual Media Day conference on Tuesday and, naturally, given the spotlight on the academic scandal investigation at UNC, was asked his thoughts on the subject. He started out by expressing his concern about the overall state of college athletics.


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Men's Basketball sportingnews.com —  If you want to know what part of the game of basketball Michigan State star Branden Dawson struggles to master, you are searching in the wrong place if you begin by examining his jumpshot or his ballhandling or even his obviously-deficient free throw shooting. “None of us are very good self-evaluators. That’s a hard thing to do,” Spartans coach Tom Izzo said. “It’s hard to look in the mirror and say what you suck at. He really struggles with that.”
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo took the podium today for media day to preview his 20th season as Michigan State's basketball coach, forced to start right off with a familiar conversation from last season: injuries.
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Men's Basketball spartanpodcast.com —  “We’re young with 6 or 7 new guys, which is unusual for us, but I love our passion and the emerging leadership of Valentine, Trice and Dawson,” Spartans basketball coach Tom Izzo tells Steve Courtney on the October 25 WJR MSU Auto Owner’s Insurance Tailgate Show. “Last year we had good chemistry, but no leaders. This year we have two great leaders in Valentine and Trice and Dawson is starting to move his game up."


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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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