Michigan State Spartans

SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 29:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates defeating the Louisville Cardinals 76 to 70 in overtime of the East Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Carrier Dome on March 29, 2015 in Syracuse, New York.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Izzo Says This Michigan State Team Has ‘Something You Die For In Sports’

Of all the Final Four runs the Michigan State Spartans have made with head coach Tom Izzo, this one might be the most improbable.

CBS Detroit–6 hours ago

SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 29:  Matt Costello #10 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrate with the trophy after defeating the Louisville Cardinals 76 to 70 in overtime of the East Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Carrier Dome on March 29, 2015 in Syracuse, New York.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

A Year Later Than Expected, The Spartans Are Back In The Final Four

Michigan State’s run to the Final Four came one season later than expected, and that’s part of the reason coach Tom Izzo is enjoying it so much.

97.1 The Ticket–03/30/2015

On the campus of Michigan State University. (credit: Marisa Fusinski/WWJ)

13 MSU Students Charged For Throwing Bagels Into Crowd During Street Celebrations

Lt. Steve Gonzales said that some were charged for being too close to a fire and others for tossing objects — mainly bagels — into the crowd.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/30/2015

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Travis Trice Provides Senior Leadership Down The Stretch

Travis Trice took over as the top player for the Michigan State Spartans down the stretch.

03/30/2015

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Izzo Blames Slow Start Vs. Oklahoma On Team Watching New Kevin Hart Movie Instead Of Game Film

It may not have been the start that the Spartans wanted, but the sluggish first few minutes of their Sweet 16 game against Oklahoma could be blamed on a couple of funny men.

97.1 The Ticket–03/28/2015

Tom Izzo (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) and Rick Pitino (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

It’s Izzo Versus Pitino In Showdown To Settle East Region

The two coaches have four national championships, 15 Final Four appearances and 98 tournament wins between them.

97.1 The Ticket–03/28/2015

SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 27: Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates with teammate Travis Trice #20 after defeating the Oklahoma Sooners 62 to 58 during the East Regional Semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Carrier Dome on March 27, 2015 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Spartans Knock Off Sooners, 62-58, To Reach Elite Eight

Counted out for nearly done in February, the Tom Izzo-coached Spartans are instead headed to the Elite Eight for the second straight year and fourth time since 2009.

97.1 The Ticket–03/28/2015

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25:  Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio watches the action from the sidelines during the fourth quarter of the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium on October 25, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Spartans 35-11.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

ESPN Writer Lists Dantonio Among Top 10 Overpaid College Football Coaches

Michigan State has won at least 11 games in four of the last five seasons and has ended each of the last four seasons with bowl game wins.

CBS Detroit–03/26/2015

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 20:  Teammates Denzel Valentine #45 and Travis Trice #20 of the Michigan State Spartans react against the Georgia Bulldogs during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 20, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Michigan State Holds Off Georgia, 70-63, In NCAA East Region

Michigan State did enough to hang on, showing at least glimpses of the experience from playing in 18 straight NCAA Tournaments.

97.1 The Ticket–03/20/2015

LINCOLN, NE - JANUARY 24: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans talks to his team during their game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Pinnacle Bank Arena January 24, 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Izzo Feeling Better About Michigan State’s Free Throw Shooting

“I don’t think it’s going to be the detriment that cost us for sure four to five games this year,” Izzo said of the team’s foul shooting.

CBS Detroit–03/18/2015

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