Keith Appling

Tom Izzo, pressed by OTL reporter, says Michigan State will 'cooperate with any investigation'

Tom Izzo, pressed by OTL reporter, says Michigan State will 'cooperate with any investigation'

The sixth-ranked Michigan State men's basketball team had just rallied from a double-digit deficit to beat Maryland, 74-68, on Sunday afternoon when Spartans coach Tom Izzo arrived for his postgame news conference at Xfinity Center.

Weary from off-the-court issues that have painted the school's athletic department in a most unfavorable light, the architect of one of the most successful programs over the past two decades immediately faced pointed questions about a recent ESPN report revealing an assault on a female in 2010 by one of Izzo's former players who at the time was serving on the coaching staff.

"We all know it's been a time when there's a lot of distractions, and...

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