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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  Sometimes, when a story connects with someone, they just feel the need to reach out. That was the case with Michigan State head basketball coach Tom Izzo about how the wife of Matt Kuchar's caddie, Lance Bennett, unexpectedly passed away earlier this week. According to multiple PGA Tour caddies working at the Deutsche Bank Championship outside Boston, Izzo learned that Lance Bennett was a huge Spartan basketball fan and went on a mission to contact him.
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Men's Basketball sbnation.com —  The Spartans lost a lot of talent from a 29-win team a year ago, but with tons of shooting and a star forward in Branden Dawson, the rebuilding year shouldn't be too painful.
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Men's Basketball bleacherreport.com —  This has been said in prior years, but the upcoming season could shape up to be one of Tom Izzo’s most challenging, frustrating and rewarding since he took over the reins of Michigan State basketball in 1995. The veteran Spartans head coach just sent Keith Appling, Adreian Payne and Gary Harris to the NBA, Russell Byrd transferred, fatherhood took precedence for Alex Gauna and Kenny Kaminski was asked to leave because he couldn’t keep his ducks in a row.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  “Despite multiple opportunities, Kenny Kaminski could not live up to the obligations necessary to be a part of our program,” Izzo said. "Being a Spartan is a special opportunity, and at Michigan State we do everything we can to provide an amazing experience for our student-athletes. With that privilege also comes a responsibility to conduct oneself in a certain manner. After he repeatedly failed to meet the necessary obligations, it became apparent that it was time to dismiss Kenny from the program."
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Men's Basketball lakersnation.com —  The Los Angeles Lakers roster is more or less finalized with guaranteed deals, but there is still plenty of room for young players to make a mark in training camp. With that, the Lakers have signed point guard Keith Appling to a non-guaranteed deal according to Real GM’s Shams Charania.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Izzo has been telling anyone who would listen the past three years that all Trice needed was a run of time without any injuries, and that would enable Trice to develop into a tremendous player. Last Tuesday in a Moneyball league game at the Aim High facility in Dimondale, Trice stole the ball and exploded off the floor to dunk with ease, and Izzo's vision was there for all to see.
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Men's Basketball db.lsj.com —  Summer league play in the NBA wraps up Monday with the championship game in Las Vegas. Here’s a look at how former Michigan State and Lansing-area players performed in the summer league sessions in both Orlando and Las Vegas.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "I"m a little more optimistic with not only how good we can be,'' Izzo said, "but also, our ability to compete for a championship.'' The way the Spartans' returning players and newcomers have been working have everything to do with Izzo's optimism.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The state of Michigan landed two coaches in the Sporting News' top 25 active coaches among the six major sports (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, college football, college hoops). Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo ranks No. 11.

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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Former Michigan State point guard Keith Appling saw his first playing time in the NBA summer league after signing with Portland as a free agent in a game against the Atlanta Hawks and former teammate Adreian Payne. Meanwhile, former Spartans' 2013-14 team MVP Gary Harris led the Denver Nuggets in scoring for the second time in three summer games in the Las Vegas league, albeit, on an off-shooting night.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Gary Harris, Adreian Payne and Keith Appling all finished their college careers two months ago in New York. Now, all three are beginning their professional ones across the country in Las Vegas. The Spartan trio is expected to be in action for the first time Saturday on the second day of the Las Vegas Summer League.
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Misc. cbssports.com —  Ask anyone in East Lansing, an alumnus of the university or someone who knows college sports well: Michigan State is a football school. Yet Tom Izzo remains the face of Spartans athletics. And now Sparty has arguably the most innovative athletic director, Mark Hollis, running the ship. That's why it's no surprise MSU was near the top -- finishing second, in fact -- in the annual CBSSports.com Best in College Sports Award. The school has grown into an athletic power beyond the two revenue-driving sports.
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Men's Basketball tbd.radio.cbssports.com —  “Not being there on a daily basis, you do worry about distractions,” Michigan State coaching legend Tom Izzo said on The Morning Show. “If there’s one thing that changed my job in college, it’s distractions – and distractions can eat anybody alive, especially if you’re in the public eye. I think the more distractions you have, the harder it is to do your job. Some people deal with them better than others, and yet, the guy’s 21 years old, and you got to have a life, too.”
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Men's Basketball detroit.cbslocal.com —  Tom Izzo spoke with The Karsch and Anderson show this morning about MSU hoops, recruiting, and a new project he’s working on to help sports fans get organized. He also spent some time talking about LeBron James and his decision 2.0.
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Men's Basketball coachingsearch.247sports.com —  The issue of balancing athletics and academics has long been an issue for college sports, but Tom Izzo says it all comes down to relationships. As North Carolina goes through an investigation regarding athletes and classes, a group of college basketball coaches joined a panel on ESPN’s Outside The Lines to talk about the big picture Most universities discourage coaches from having direct communication with professors about a player's academic issues. Izzo says that hurts the ability to form relationships and makes it difficult for everyone involved.
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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  Tom Izzo has amassed 468 wins, 17 consecutive NCAA tournament bids, six Final Fours and one national championship in his time in East Lansing, Michigan, a career that numerically more than speaks for itself. But what makes Izzo tick? How did he achieve that success? There are the obvious answers -- a smart basketball mind, savvy recruiting and maybe a little luck -- but to get the real answers, you have to dig a little deeper. So we asked some people who know Izzo well just that.
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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  Expecting Final Fours is silly, because getting to the Final Four is insanely hard. Here's the most impressive thing you can say about Izzo, then: In his 19 seasons in East Lansing, Izzo has made the whole thing look so rote that it's more surprising when his teams don't get to the Final Four than when they do. That is just one of many impressive things about Izzo, obviously.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Watching the NBA draft last week in Dallas, Keith Appling admitted he was disappointed not to see his name among the 60 called. But when the NBA summer league opportunities started rolling in soon after, the former Michigan State point guard changed his tune. “I feel like this is a second opportunity to accomplish my goals,” Appling said this week on The Drive with Jack on Lansing’s The Game 730 AM.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  It appears that ESPN will rank Michigan State’s Tom Izzo among the top three coaches in college basketball. The countdown, revealed daily on ESPN.com, had Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski ranked at No. 4 on Tuesday, leaving Izzo as a notable omission on the top 50 list.
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