Tom Izzo vows full support of Michigan State football in wake of Mel Tucker sexual misconduct investigation
Tom Izzo on Monday gave his thoughts on the situation involving Michigan State football, a day before the university is expected to fire Mel Tucker amid a sexual misconduct investigation.
In Tucker’s place is interim head coach Harlon Barnett. Izzo vowed to be a “full supporter” of both Barnett and athletics director Alan Haller.
“We’re going to do what we do, man. We’re going to fight through this. There’s going to be a lot of positive things that happen,” he said after the Spartans men’s basketball team’s 1st practice of the year, according to MLive’s Kyle Austin.
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Michigan State has lost its last 2 games, against Washington and Maryland. He’ll be keeping close tabs on the program as it progresses through changing times.
“I feel for those players, I feel for the staff over there that’s been dealt a tough hand. But I also thought there were some encouraging things Saturday.”
The Spartans tip off on the hardwood on Nov. 6 as they face James Madison. They finished 21-13 (11-8 B1G) while advancing to the Sweet 16.