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Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo expressed frustration with the Big Ten Office regarding the postponed game between the Spartans and Minnesota. The game was scheduled to be played on February 15th, just two days after a deadly shooting on campus. All campus activities, including athletic events, were put on hold. Coach Izzo is upset that there has been no official word on the rescheduling of the game. In fact, at this point, Izzo is not too optimistic that their game against Golden Gophers will be played at all.
“I am frustrated, I'm not gonna lie to you,” Izzo said. “I’m frustrated with the Big Ten office and frustrated with the way it's gone. … I’m disappointed in the way it's been handled if I was to be honest with you, but it's also a tough situation and I don't know if multiple teams have to move. I have not gotten into the weeds on that. I've had enough problems of my own and I’m not trying to run the Big Ten office or the scheduling department, but I’m not real pleased by the way that it's gone about and the communication.”
“I'm learning more and more and more that I can control less and less and less,” Izzo said. “And there are some things that I think people should control and not are not being controlled. And you know what? That's frustrating for me but I can’t do anything about the schedule.”
- MSU head coach Tom Izzo is frustrated with the Big Ten office regarding the postponed game against Minnesota.
- The game was scheduled to be played on February 15th, just two days after a deadly shooting on campus.
- Coach Izzo is upset that there has been no official word on the rescheduling of the game.
The Big Picture: Big Ten and Postponed Games
The Big Ten has a difficult decision to make regarding the rescheduling of the game between Michigan State and Minnesota. On one hand, it is important to prioritize the well-being of the students and community affected by the shooting. On the other hand, it is important to provide a fair opportunity for both teams to compete. Coach Izzo's frustration highlights the uncertainty and challenges that come with these decisions.
The Bottom Line – Michigan State's game vs. Minnesota may not happen
Because of the timing, the decision to reschedule the game between Michigan State and Minnesota is not an easy one. The Big Ten must weigh the priorities of safety and fairness carefully. Coach Izzo's frustration is understandable, but it is important to consider the bigger picture and the well-being of all involved. As we move forward, it is crucial to remember the impact that events like the shooting on Michigan State's campus can have on a community and to prioritize healing and support for those affected. Because of when the postponement took place, the game between the Spartans and Golden Gophers may not take place at all.