The fine people at Athlon’s have put out their list of top duos for College Basketball/Football Head Coaches.
1. Michigan State
Football: Mark Dantonio
Basketball: Tom Izzo
Here’s what makes up an elite coaching tandem: In four of the last five seasons, the football team has reached a major bowl (two Cotton Bowls, a Rose Bowl and Capital One Bowl) in the same season the basketball team reached the Sweet 16 or better. Since Jan. 2014 alone, Michigan State has accounted for:
• A Rose Bowl win and Big Ten football championship,
• An Elite Eight appearance and Big Ten tournament championship,
• A Cotton Bowl win,
• A Final Four and
• A College Football Semifinal appearance and Big Ten title.
After dispatching Cal’s 29th ranked Andre Gorannson 6-4,6-3 yesterday, 5th ranked Sebatian Stiefelmeyer moved to the round of 32 this morning. 30th ranked Austin Smith from Georgia was waiting and ready. After losing the first set 3-6 and going to a tiebreaker [7-6(7-5)] in the second to force the third set, SS won the third set 6-4. 17th ranked Linn of Columbia defeats 13th ranked Alvarez of Duke 2-6, 6-4,6-2. Sebastian will face Linn tomorrow in the Sweet 16. Follow @UofLMTennis @RX11 and @Jeremy_CSZ for updates on the rest of the men’s bracket. Time for tomorrow match will be updated here later.
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