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Misc. freep.com —  After back-to-back top-five finishes in football — the best stretch at the school since the championships of the 1950s and '60s — Spartan faithful often find themselves attempting to solve a dilemma that most schools dream of having: Which head coach — Tom Izzo or Mark Dantonio — is more dominant?
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Zach Ebling talk with legendary Michigan State basketball coach, Tom Izzo, about Branden Dawson and Travis Trice and the NBA Draft, as well as the impact that Magic Johnson and Draymond Green continue to have on the legacy of Spartan basketball.


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Men's Basketball freep.com —  He's excited about his two most recent NBA hopefuls -- Branden Dawson (L.A. Clippers) and Travis Trice (Miami Heat) -- and he has had a chance in recent weeks to get a look at the three freshmen who will join his Michigan State team for the 2015-16 season. But the guy who may be impressing Tom Izzo the most right now is senior guard Bryn Forbes. Izzo said today on "The Drive with Jack Ebling" on 92.1-FM in Lansing that Forbes may be the most improved player on the roster this summer.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  The News got a chance to catch up with Izzo during a quick break as the Spartans approach a summer that will include a 10-day trip to Italy in August and will welcome three new players — Deyonta Davis, Matt McQuaid and Kyle Ahrens.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The people have spoken: Tom Izzo is the greatest coach in (the state of) Michigan history. The longtime head man of Michigan State basketball beat his buddy Mark Dantonio in the final round of voting, accumulating more than three-quarters of the 2,000-plus votes cast.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  When the Cleveland Cavaliers courted Michigan State coach Tom Izzo in 2010, the Cavs were far from making it to the NBA Finals. But with the return of LeBron James, the Cavs are back vying for a title and Izzo is planning to be there to see it — as a spectator. Izzo won't be rooting for the Cavs, either — though they are owned by MSU alum Dan Gilbert — as former Spartan All-American Draymond Green plays for the Cavs' foe, the Golden State Warriors.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo is joining the chorus of voices applauding the new proposed rule changes slated to take effect next season. That's because he sees a common denominator to those changes. "I think if we're going to prepare our guys for the NBA, we might as well go to NBA rules," the Michigan State coach said this week.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  If you're looking for Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo in the next couple of weeks, start with a courtside search -- he has plans to attend at least one NBA Finals game at Golden State and one at Cleveland. Golden State features one of Izzo's favorite former players, Draymond Green. Cleveland is owned by MSU alumnus Dan Gilbert, who tried to hire Izzo in 2010. One of those two will be speaking indirectly to MSU recruiting targets as the Cavaliers and Warriors battle for the title.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  It starts at center for Tom Izzo, and he'll get a better idea of how things are progressing there late this week, when his Michigan State basketball players return for some off-season workouts. "I think we've got a chance to be maybe real good -- if (Gavin) Schilling and (Matt) Costello get better, I think our guard play is gonna be really good," Izzo said Monday of the centers who will be a junior and senior, respectively, next season. "And we'll see which one of the young guys can play."
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Kampe's Coaches Beat Cancer event was to raise money for cancer research. More than $160,000 was committed as of Monday.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo is back in what's become a familiar summer dilemma. He hates the number of players transferring within college basketball. But to fill his roster and stay competitive, he must once look to add one of those transfers to his Michigan State program.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo had fun talking about recruiting today with his arm around Kentucky coach John Calipari, joking in front of cameras at Oakland Hills Country Club. Calipari said, at an event to fight cancer put together by Oakland coach Greg Kampe, that Izzo has beaten him "way more than I've beaten him" for recruits. Izzo said he only got Adreian Payne and Gary Harris because Calipari was late in getting to them.
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Misc. theonlycolors.com —  With an era, of unparalleled success for both the Spartan Basketball and Football program, it's time to say, we are living in the golden age of Spartan sports.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has for years been among those publicly advocating for a 30-second shot clock in college basketball. But now that the change seems imminent, he doesn't see the switch having a large impact on the game.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  None of Michigan's once-fertile basketball grounds are close to producing the players they used to. The reasons can be debated, though some are in plain sight. The data isn't debatable.
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Men's Basketball wlns.com —  He told 6 Sports anchor Kevin Gehl the change is no big deal to him. “We have the slowest game in the world when you think about European, NBA, women’s game. They all have 30 second or less shot clocks and ours is 35. It’s not a monstrous deal to me but I think any time you can speed up the game, more excitement, all those things, I think it benefits.”
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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  Randolph and Green played for Izzo at Michigan State a decade apart, and their matchup this postseason embodies the evolution of the power forward position in the NBA over that span of time.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Webber, the former Michigan basketball star, called Michigan State coach Tom Izzo "one of the best men that I know" during Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show. The two have a strong relationship more than 20 years after Webber turned Izzo and Michigan State down in his recruiting process, Webber said.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The highlights right after the game led with Izzo hanging out with Randolph and then Green before the game. "Tom Izzo is one of the coolest people you're ever gonna meet," Charles Barkley said, as Shaquille O'Neal yelled in the background: "Tom Izzo!"
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Draymond Green and Zach Randolph faced off in the game, with Tom Izzo in the stands, Shawn Respert as an assistant coach and Steve Smith on the television broadcast.
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