Tom Izzo

Michigan State's Adreian Payne holding Lacey Holsworth. (Getty Images)

Watch: Tom Izzo Gives Heartfelt Speech On ‘Princess Lacey’

Lacey Holsworth passed away earlier this week after a battle with cancer.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2014

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo. (Getty Images)

View: Tom Izzo Likes Clark The Cub

One of sports’ good guys posed with Clark the Cub.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2014

Andrew Harrison #5 of the Kentucky Wildcats poses with the trophy after defeating the Michigan Wolverines 75 to 72. (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Five Things: Miller Brothers Bounced And Florida Is Still The Favorite

Kentucky, the preseason No. 1 that entered the Big Dance unranked, has reached the Final Four as an eight seed. The Wildcats will face Wisconsin, which upset top seed Arizona in a thriller.

03/31/2014

Joe Harris #12 and London Perrantes #23 of the Virginia Cavaliers. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Madison Square Garden Still The Mecca For Young Ballers

Wilt had some unbelievable games here. Ali and Frazier fought here. The players who will take the court at Madison Square Garden this weekend, though, don’t remember any of that. And yet they still regard the Garden as the World’s Most Famous Arena.

03/28/2014

Doug McDermott. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: My Terrible Bracket Will Help You Win Your Office Pool

Let these picks “un-guide” you in your quest to win your NCAA Tournament.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2014

Jon Ekey, left, and Rayvonte Rice. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Until They Don’t, Illini Still Control Tourney Destiny

It’s crazy to think about, but a late-season hot streak could still put Illinois in the Big Dance.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2014

Gary Harris #14 of the Michigan State Spartans (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Michigan State Guard Gary Harris

The Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year last season is averaging 17.9 points per game (second in the conference), 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and two steals for the 22-6 Spartans.

02/25/2014

Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Wisch: Picking ‘Naming Rights’ For Big Ten Coaches

To show I’m not just blowing smoke, here are some other suggested sponsors for a few of the Big Ten basketball and football coaches:

670 The Score–10/08/2013

Michigan celebrates its regional title. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Wisch: Big Ten Pride Has Me Rooting For… Michigan?

In a fascinating twist of fandom, this year’s NCAA Basketball Tournament has turned the rooting interests for many Midwestern hoops followers on its head as Big Ten pride has outweighed school pride.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2013

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Michigan, Michigan St Both Staying Close To Home

Two years ago, Jordan Morgan and Michigan had to play a road game in the NCAA tournament — or so it seemed at first.

03/20/2013

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Rothstein: 68 Reasons To Be Excited For The NCAA Tournament

Louisville’s pressure. Jim Boeheim’s postgame press conferences. HAVOC. Coach K’s drive for five. Get pumped, people — it’s tourney time!

03/19/2013

Loyola Loses To Michigan State 73-61

Gary Harris scored 20 points and No. 19 Michigan State broke away in the second half to beat Loyola.

12/08/2012

Tom Izzo. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Izzo Needs To Mind His Own Business, Not Illinois’

Instead of making a brief statement in support of his friend, Izzo opted on Friday to instead unspool an inappropriate – and inaccurate – rant against Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

Tom Izzo during the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Tom Izzo Goes Off On Illinois For Firing Bruce Weber

After addressing the game, Izzo set aside time to specifically address Illinois’ decision to fire Bruce Weber. And wow, he had a lot to say.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Hoosiers shoots the ball during the Big Ten Conference game against the Michigan State Spartans  at Assembly hall on February 28, 2012 in Bloomington, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Hoosiers Top Spartans For 3rd Win Vs. Top 5 Team

Cody Zeller scored 18 points and Victor Oladipo added 13, leading No. 18 Indiana past No. 5 Michigan State 70-55 on Tuesday night, its third victory over a top five team this season.

02/28/2012

Michigan State Spartans forward Draymond Green (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

No. 9 Michigan State Beats No. 23 Michigan 64-54

Draymond Green had 14 points and 16 rebounds to lead No. 9 Michigan State to a 64-54 win over No. 23 Michigan on Sunday, backing up his guarantee of a victory.

02/05/2012

Derrick Nix #25 of the Michigan State Spartans goes up for a shot during first half action against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Assembly Hall on January 31, 2012 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Illini Upset No. 9 Michigan State, 42-41

Brandon Paul shook off a poor-shooting game to score 18 points, including two free throws with 45 seconds left that gave Illinois the lead in a 42-41 victory over No. 9 Michigan State on Tuesday night.

01/31/2012

Tim Hardaway Jr. #10 of the Michigan Wolverines. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

No. 20 Michigan Edges No. 9 Michigan State 60-59

Stu Douglass made a layup with 36.5 seconds remaining, and No. 20 Michigan held on through a wild final sequence to edge No. 9 Michigan State 60-59 on Tuesday night.

01/17/2012

Lebron in Play

Tom Izzo did not receive assurances that Lebron James would remain in Cleveland, and no amount of money should be enough for him to risk having to coach the Cavaliers without him. So it appears […]

06/16/2010