Michigan State Tom Izzo has been suspended for one game for a secondary violation of rules which the NCAA said the program committed this summer. It means Izzo will miss tonight’s home game against Prairie View A&M.
MSU said in a news release that the violation involved the employment of an "Individual Associated with a Prospect” during the annual Michigan State Boys Basketball Camp. The individual was paid $475 for five days of work with middle school campers. The rule cited is less than a year old.
Izzo’s reaction was “In no way, shape or form, did we think we did anything wrong. We never thought it would get to this point, but it did.” The 14th-ranked Spartans are 7-3 with their losses coming to perennial powers Connecticut, Syracuse and Duke.
Also in college hoops this afternoon, Michigan plays at home against Oakland University while Western Michigan hosts South Dakota State.