Posts tagged "Michigan State Spartans"

Media Darling Tom Izzo praises Northwestern's Chris Collins (videos)

Media Darling Tom Izzo praises Northwestern's Chris Collins (videos)
Michigan State Head Coach Tom Izzo is the dean of Big Ten head coaches. As the longest tenured and most accomplished leader in the league he can get away with saying very interesting things during his press conferences. Most players and coaches cannot. They play it vanilla and stay safe most of the time. Tom Izzo has done so much for MSU that even if he decides to rock the boat a little, he'll be fine. Last night, Izzo's Spartans won 54-40 at Northwestern and after the game Tom Izzo praised NU's rookie head coach Chris Collins; who's very media savvy in his own way...

Michigan St. Coach Tom Izzo gets candid about Twitter

Michigan St. Coach Tom Izzo gets candid about Twitter
Editor’s note: this interview is being re-run from 11-1-11. In honor of the Big Ten Tournament hitting Chicago in just 8 days (the banners are already up downtown) and the explosive growth of Twitter since then, the issues this interview raises are more relevant than ever. Like last year’s Big Ten media day, the discussion of Twitter and various social media with Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is enlightening and informative. At 2010 conference college basketball media day, the discussion went on for so long (and all of it was enthralling and productive) that it would make for the greatest Spartans podcast ever. But before we get to Izzo’s Twitter opining this fall, I invited you check out what the Golden Gophers Tubby Smith had to say. Also, the HoosiersTom Crean had a great soundbite...