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Tom Izzo calls Denzel Valentine's play during foreign tour 'unbelievable'

Michigan State wrapped up a 12-day tour of Italy on Monday.

The Spartans’ one-point loss to the senior national team from Georgia sent them back to East Lansing with three straight losses, but Tom Izzo is… 225 more words

Tom Izzo played the accordion in Italy and has never looked so happy

Tom Izzo takes a turn on the accordion at MSU's farewell dinner in Venice. pic.twitter.com/yft5m7AjiW

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Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans traveled to Italy and lost to the Georgian Senior National Team in an exhibition game, 71-70.

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Michigan State caps Italy trip with one-point loss to Georgian national team (VIDEO)

Michigan State played some tough competition in the final three games of its four-game trip to Italy, as they took part in a four-team tournament that included the national teams from Italy, Russia and Georgia. 139 more words

Michigan State falls short against Italian national team (VIDEO)

When it comes to summer trips overseas, college basketball programs handle their exhibition schedules in a variety of ways. Some go the route of playing teams they can handle, while others will put together a mixture of games they should win comfortably and a couple challenging contests. 292 more words

Michigan State falls to Russian National Team 93-75

Michigan State lost to Russia, 93-75, in the second game of the team’s foreign exhibition tour of Italy on Friday. Russia is ranked No. 6 in the… 263 more words

Highlights of Michigan State's Italy trip-opening win over Basket Fiorentina

After taking in the sights of Italy for a couple days, Michigan State played the first game of its overseas trip Tuesday evening in Florence. Tom Izzo’s Spartans spent the early part of the game shaking off some travel-induced rust, but once they got going Basket Fiorentina found itself in trouble. 179 more words

Son of Swami's Week 1 Michigan prep football picks

Football season is back — and so is the Son of Swami.

It was an eventful off-season for the All-Knowing One, beginning with SOSOS, Ph.D. accepting yet another diploma from Notre Dame and heading off to teach theology and philosophy at Seton Hall, where SOS expects to be a frequent guest lecturer. 661 more words