Latest Team Rankings
Free Rivals Alerts
|ShopMobileRadio RSSRivals.com Yahoo! Sports|
|College Teams||High Schools|
March 10, 2013
Izzo brings Senior Day crowd to a frenzy
Tom Izzo during Senior Day ceremonies.EAST LANSING - Michigan State did not raise a Big Ten Championship banner on Sunday evening, but the Spartans ended the season with a victory, and a memorable speech from
Michigan State (24-7 overall and 13-5 in the Big Ten) finished a game behind Indiana in the conference standings, due to Indiana's last-second victory at Michigan on Sunday.
News of Michigan's loss nearly wilted the spirits of Michigan State's players, according to Izzo. But Izzo worked to recharge them during the course of a 71-61 victory over Northwestern, and then electrified the Spartan fanbase with rousing speech during Senior Day ceremonies following the game.
SPRING FOOTBALL: Mag.com Roundtable: Who's Your Spartan RB for 2013?
Video is below.
Scroll down for audio of the entire speech.
A sampling of Izzo's best moments from the speech:
FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Ohio DB Close to Spartan Offer?
"And just like last year, maybe we didn't accomplish exactly what we wanted to at the end of the regular season, but 31 times your team showed up. Thirty-one now. And next weekend, our ass is showing up! I promise you that!"
For the best in Michigan State recruiting coverage, and analysis of MSU football and basketball, subscribe to SpartanMag.com
Michigan State NEWS