With the football season not going so well, it was a relief at Michigan State this week to know basketball practice has begun.
“Hard to believe that it’s September 25th and we’re having these,” said long-time Spartans basketball coach Tom Izzo. "We used to be religious and have these on October 15th forever, and the 25th seems early, but at the same time, I'm excited to get started.”
Izzo is one of the icons of the college basketball world, putting together teams known for their defensive tenacity and emotion. With four starters back, and a Top 10 recruiting class, Izzo has a team that looks like it can contend for a Big 10 title and possibly more according to American online sportsbooks.
The Final Four this season is at State Farm Stadium in Phoenix April 5-8.