Michigan State coach Tom Izzo hopes he has not changed much since succeeding Jud Heathcote nearly 20 years ago.
Izzo, who has led the Spartans for nearly 20 years and is an eight-time National Coach of the Year, has flirted with the NBA before.
At long last, though, after a long regular season full of injuries and illness, the Spartans may be ready.
Is it even possible to misspell the word Ohio?
U of M will take on the Volunteers of Tennessee on Friday night in Indianapolis, while Michigan State will clash with Virgina in New York City.
The 12th-seeded Crimson (27-5) trailed by 16 early in the second half but took a 62-60 lead when Laurent Rivard hit a 3-pointer with 7:12 remaining.
The sweetest tale emerging from this year’s NCAA tournament already included big-hearted Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne and an 8-year-old fan battling cancer known as “Princess Lacey” to her Twitter followers – and now ESPN analyst Jay Bilas is aboard.
Where does this game and finish rank in NCAA tourney lore for you?
At least in the athletic realm, Ohio State is often introduced by its graduates as “The Ohio State University,” with a pretentious-sounding emphasis on “the.”
Lewan told reporters at the NFL combine that he was just breaking up a fight. Buckeyes fans say he assaulted them.