Tom Izzo

EAST LANSING, MI - JANUARY 21:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts during the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at the Breslin Center on January 21, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Coaches No One Wants To Face Finally Face Each Other

If your teams are already back in class, you could do worse than adopt Izzo and the seventh-seeded Michigan State Spartans.

97.1 The Ticket–03/29/2015

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 22:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts on the sidelines against the Virginia Cavaliers during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 22, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Bob Leverone/Getty Images)

Frustration Wanes Amid Another March Run For Izzo, Spartans

It’s times like this when all the frustration seems worth it to Tom Izzo.

97.1 The Ticket–03/27/2015

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 20:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts 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)

Watch Tom Izzo’s Epic Speech Before Virginia Game [VIDEO]

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo is a top 5 college coach in the nation.

97.1 The Ticket–03/26/2015

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 22:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts on the sidelines against the Virginia Cavaliers during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 22, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Bob Leverone/Getty Images)

Spartans Show Their Grit By Advancing To Sweet 16

When Tom Izzo walked into the media room at the Breslin Center, the place was already full of reporters who had been listening to football coach Mark Dantonio’s briefing about the start of spring practice.

97.1 The Ticket–03/25/2015

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 22:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts against the Virginia Cavaliers during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 22, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Michigan Fans Should be Jealous of Tom Izzo [BLOG]

So when Michigan got decent and then fantastic for a bit it was officially on.

97.1 The Ticket–03/24/2015

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 22: Bryn Forbes #5 of the Michigan State Spartans reacts against the Virginia Cavaliers during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 22, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

MSU Athletics Makes History

Michigan State athletics have simply been dominating the state over the past half decade.

97.1 The Ticket–03/24/2015

EAST LANSING, MI - JANUARY 11: Bryn Forbes #5 and Branden Dawson #22 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrate during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at the Breslin Center on January 11, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Izzo Says Spartans Need Dawson, Trice, Valentine At Another Level In Tournament

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo needs the team’s trio of leaders – his “three amigos,” as he calls them – to step up their games.

CBS Detroit–03/20/2015

EAST LANSING, MI - JANUARY 5:  Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans gives instructions to his team during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at the Breslin Center on January 5, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Will Tournament Experience Be The Payoff For Spartans?

“It’s not just about March to me, it’s about the process to get to March,” Izzo said.

97.1 The Ticket–03/19/2015

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 15:  Andrew Harrison #5 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the championship game of the SEC Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 15, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Izzo Impressed By Kentucky But Says Purdue, Maryland Could Have Fighting Chance

Izzo, whose Spartans enter the tournament as a seven-seed after a relatively rocky season, did not label Kentucky as a sure bet to win it all.

CBS Detroit–03/19/2015

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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