Michigan State Basketball Coach Tom Izzo in the Face of Scrutiny
According to the Detroit Free Press, in one week, coach Tom Izzo went from an ambassador of Michigan State to an embattled basketball coach who, along with Mark Dantonio and the rest of the athletic department and university is caught in the crosshairs of an ESPN investigation.
An ESPN investigation that published Friday and dug into a perceived culture of sexual violence against women.
It comes on the heels of the Larry Nassar scandal, in which the former USA Gymnastics doctor sexually assaulted more than 150 women, including at least a dozen Spartan athletes in five different sports.
Tom Izzo is trying to manage one of his best teams in his 23 seasons as MSU's head coach. Point guard Cassius Winston said, "you can tell coach Tom Izzo is different in the wake of allegations against his program."