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Ex-HS star Bates arrested after gun found in car

Covers college basketball Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato Emoni Bates, a former high school star who transferred from Memphis to Eastern Michigan this summer, was arrested Sunday night in Superior Township, Michigan, after sheriff’s deputies discovered a firearm in a vehicle he was driving. Derrick Jackson, the public information officer for the Superior Township, Washtenaw […]

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Spartans sign Izzo to new 5-year, $31M contract

Michigan State has signed men’s college basketball coach Tom Izzo to a new five-year deal valued at $6.2 million per season, giving him about $2 million more each year. The school announced the deal Thursday, saying the rollover contract will need to be approved by its board next month. “We greatly appreciate Coach Izzo’s commitment to our outstanding university and […]

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Fast-rising F Booker commits to Michigan State

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. National Recruiting Director for ESPN.com 18 years of coaching experience at Division I level Former Horizon League coach of the year at Wright State Xavier Booker, one of the biggest stock-risers of the spring and summer, told ESPN he has committed to Michigan State men’s basketball. Booker cut […]

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