Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo is close to earning his 400th win at Michigan State (currently sitting at 399..so the question here is not if, it’s when). Quite an accomplishment for a guy who had been written off early in his third season when he had about 35 wins.
One of the fun things I got to be a part of in college was the growth of the Izzone. I joined the group the year it went from 200 fans to just about 1000 fans. Since then it’s grown up even more.
I was in Breslin the night that Coach Izzo won his 100th game (12 years ago by the way).
Note the signs everyone is holding that say “100″ on them. Well, it’s one of the few artifacts I have from my days in the Izzone, along with the megaphones they gave us that night:
I hope that the students who have a chance to be in the stands for the 400th remember it someday as fondly as I remember being the stands for the 100th.