JMU basketball got paid $100k to play Michigan State in college basketball opening day. And well they went to East Lansing and beat the number 4 ranked team in the country. Pretty epic if you ask me. But that wasn’t the only epic thing. A player of JMU in the handshake line started dancing right as Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo was coming up to give a handshake and went absolutely viral. And how couldn’t he. They danced right on Michigan State and Tom Izzo’s grave.
Can’t imagine this is how Tom Izzo thought his night was gonna go pic.twitter.com/2Xp6Gxp3oO
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) November 7, 2023
This is great stuff. Not only because they wont but because of also of the comments Tom Izzo said after the game where he couldn’t help blame his players for being spoiled because of NIL money. There is a new landscape in college basketball. Coaches like Izzo who don’t embrace their players NIL money and able to get what they are wroth are going to have a hard time in this new college basketball world.