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Sparty, the mascot for the Michigan State Spartans. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Giant-Headed Sparty From 1966 [PHOTO]

In fact, with that giant head atop a disproportionately puny body, he reminds us of someone …

97.1 The Ticket–05/19/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - FEBRUARY 13: Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans and head coach Tom Izzo talk late in the second half of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Breslin Center on February 13, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wildcats 85-70. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Report: Pistons Offered Izzo Same Deal As Van Gundy

If the reports are true then Michigan State fans rejoice. It appears that Tom Izzo will be a lifer with the Spartans.

97.1 The Ticket–05/19/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans gestures from the bench against the Virginia Cavaliers during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Beachfront Owned By Tom Izzo Part Of Seagull Study

Michigan State University head basketball coach Tom Izzo is allowing researchers to use property he owns in western Michigan to study seagulls to find ways to keep the Lake Michigan shoreline cleaner.

97.1 The Ticket–05/15/2014

SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 21: Proince Shembo #55 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rushes Connor Cook #18 of the Michigan State Spartans at Notre Dame Stadium on September 21, 2013 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Michigan State 17-13. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Michigan State AD Mark Hollis On Series With Notre Dame: ‘It’s Gone’

Notre Dame and Michigan State, which have met 77 times, will play each other in 2016 and 2017, but nothing is set in stone beyond that.

CBS Detroit–05/14/2014

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans hugs head coach Tom Izzo while holding Lacey Holsworth, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Vitale Honors Lacey’s Memory

There was nothing Dick Vitale could do to console the parents of Lacey Holsworth, the little girl whose relationship with Michigan State’s Adreian Payne became a story that touched the country.

97.1 The Ticket–05/13/2014

SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 29: Wide receiver Davante Adams #15 of the Fresno State Bulldogs nearly pulls in a Hail Mary pass against safety Jimmy Pruitt #8 of the San Jose Spartans to end the second quarter quarter on November 29, 2013 at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, California. The Spartans upset the Bulldogs 62-52 to drop them to 10-1. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Recruit Gary Haynes Throws Hail Mary — And Catches It [VIDEO]

Is this the craziest show of athleticism you have witnessed?

97.1 The Ticket–05/05/2014

PASADENA, CA - APRIL 23: Jim Delany, Commissioner, Big Ten Conference attends the 100th Rose Bowl Game press conference at Rose Bowl on April 23, 2013 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Big Ten, Big East Reach Agreement To Start Seasons Against Each Other

The Big Ten and Big East will hold a press conference in New York on Monday, and a source told CBSSports.com the two leagues will formally announce an agreement to open each men’s basketball season with what amounts to a Big Ten/Big East Challenge.

97.1 The Ticket–05/05/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 16: Tom Izzo and Branden Dawson #22 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates after the 69-55 win over the Michigan Wolverines during the finals of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Michigan State Student Convicted In Disturbance

A Michigan State University student has been convicted for his role in a disturbance that took place after the school’s football team beat Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game.

97.1 The Ticket–05/02/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 15: Michigan State Spartans head basketball coach Tom Izzo argues a call with the referee during the first half of the game against the Columbia Lions at Breslin Center on November 15, 2013 in East Lansing, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Izzo Makes Video For Nebraska Basketball: ‘You Kicked Our Butt’

Izzo began with a greeting quickly followed by a social media zinger.

97.1 The Ticket–04/30/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 9:  Head Coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans walks off the court after the Ohio State Buckeyes defeated Michigan State 69-67 on March 9, 2014 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Izzo Says (Again) He Plans To Stay At Michigan State

“First of all I’m going to be at Michigan State,” Izzo said Wednesday, according to ESPN.

CBS Detroit–04/30/2014

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Spartans Defeat Wolverines To Capture Big Ten Title

The Michigan State Spartans hold the winner’s trophy after the 69-55 win over the Michigan Wolverines during the finals of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament,

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