Tom Izzo, In Makeup, Plays Accordion With KISS At MSU Midnight Madness

Tom Izzo is smart enough not to get on a motorcycle, but he'll take some risks. Last night, those risks included wearing KISS makeup and playing accordion onstage with the glammed-out rockers. » 10/24/14 11:15pm 10/24/14 11:15pm

Was Tom Izzo Fired Out Of A Cannon? (No, No He Was Not.)

Tom Izzo kicked off Midnight Madness at Michigan State by entering the arena to a Phil Collins song while straddling an enormous cannon. He was then blasted out of that cannon into a safety net clear across the court. Except of course he wasn't fired out of a cannon. » 10/19/13 9:37am 10/19/13 9:37am

If you missed the weird towel-snapping fight between Derrick Nix and Keith Appling during Michigan State's win over Memphis, well, here you are. Izzo took a second-long break from drawing up his play. [SB Nation] » 3/23/13 5:15pm 3/23/13 5:15pm

Northwestern Has Fired Bill Carmody After 13 Years Of…

In 13 seasons as the head coach at Northwestern University, an alleged Big Ten basketball program, Bill Carmody’s signature moment might’ve been getting hired in the first place. And that, presumably, is why the school fired him today. Cracker-box facilities, lack of tradition, and academic pressures notwithstanding,… » 3/16/13 1:40pm 3/16/13 1:40pm

Have You Had Your Victor Oladipo Moment Yet?

Have you experienced your Victor Oladipo Conversion Moment yet? It's when you watch the play that makes you realize that no one in college basketball is more exciting than the junior Indiana guard from Maryland. Every year, there's one player in college hoops who inspires such a conversion—think Jimmer Fredette or … » 2/20/13 1:35pm 2/20/13 1:35pm

LeBron Watch, Day 26: Why Tom Izzo Isn't Man Enough To Coach The Cavs

Last week, the Cleveland Cavaliers offered Michigan State's Tom Izzo the chance to coach in the NBA. The deafening silence since proves Izzo ain't ready. » 6/15/10 1:15pm 6/15/10 1:15pm

Tom Izzo Might Be The New Cavs Coach

Tom Izzo might be telling his MSU players that he intends to take the Cavaliers position; Dick Vitale might be wrong; and any grad students in the 216 might hold off on getting a new cellphone. Your move, Tad Carper. [WFNY] » 6/09/10 4:55pm 6/09/10 4:55pm

Tom Izzo Wins The Weekend

In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like the new unanimous choice for greatest coach in the history of world history. Improbably, that guy works for Michigan State. » 3/29/10 11:00am 3/29/10 11:00am

Tom Izzo, Steve Mariucci: Young Lovers

These two handsome sonuvabitches knew they had something special: "Said Mariucci: "I swear to God, yes. People thought we were a little bit too close."[DetroitNews via Guyism] » 3/16/10 4:05pm 3/16/10 4:05pm

Tom Izzo To Make Musical Theater Fans Les Miserables

Look...I love Tom Izzo and I hate cancer, but if a Broadway-style musical extravaganza starring an undersized Yooper doesn't have Bad Idea Jeans written all over it, I'll eat my tap shoes. » 4/22/09 6:00pm 4/22/09 6:00pm

Angry Man In A Funny Shirt

We know it's almost holiday time because there's an inexplicable Monday afternoon college basketball game. We're going to try to tear ourselves away from CNN's monthly let's pretend we're not rooting for a live plane crash because it would be outstanding television to watch Michigan State play Chaminade on ESPN2 in… » 11/21/05 2:19pm 11/21/05 2:19pm