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>Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo talks about his frustration with the NCAA, Mateen Cleaves and trading texts with the Cavs owner

>Tom Izzo would hire Mateen Cleaves as an assistant coach in a heartbeat, he has a bit of a distaste for what the NCAA has come to stand for, and there was more to him turning down the Cleveland Cavaliers job last summer than national media outlets reported.Just ask him. Without a barrage of microphones … Continue reading

>Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo garners money and laughs in visit to Jackson

> Michigan State University men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo can add master fundraiser and stand-up comic to his résumé after Thursday night’s MSU Alumni Club of Jackson dinner at the Country Club of Jackson. A few unexpected gestures from the longtime coach of the Spartans helped fully endow the Alumni Club’s Jackson County student scholarship … Continue reading

>Michigan Center School Board approves plans for new roofs at elementary schools

>The issue: The Michigan Center School Board approved the construction of new roofs for Keicher Elementary School and Arnold Elementary School, to be completed by the beginning of 2011-12 school year. The board also entered initial discussions about replacing the heating main at Keicher. The background: The board has been planning for the construction of … Continue reading

>2011 Citizen Patriot Running/Walking Series kicks off Saturday with Orthopaedic Rehab 8k/5k

> A steady diet of chips is not normally a winning recipe for running and walking, but several race directors in the Citizen Patriot Running/Walking series are aiming to innovate with new electronic chip timing technology in 2011. For the first time in series history, runners will have identification bibs with electronic chips embedded, at … Continue reading