We already know how big of a deal Tom Izzo is in Michigan, but who knew so many people were interested in his decision on a national basis. On top of the Izzo story leading off the first SportsCenter that aired last night and being the top headline on ESPN.com, Izzo climbed up the list on Google trends and peaked as the ninth most popular search (click to enlarge):â†µ
This is the type of great publicity that college basketball programs everywhere would kill for. Not only is Izzo's name dominating the news, but it is in a very positive way. Izzo could have left Michigan State to potentially coach LeBron James, but his love for the school kept him in East Lansing. Talk about a great recruiting pitch.