The NCAA has suspended Michigan State coach Tom Izzo for Saturday's game against Prairie View A&M because his program committed a secondary violation by employing an "Individual Associated with a Prospect" during a basketball camp in June.
“I’ve always placed a high importance on following the rules and pride myself on adhering to high standards of professional conduct and doing things the right way,” Izzo said. “This is an isolated and inadvertent secondary violation of a new rules interpretation. I regret that it happened. While I accept the findings that we unintentionally violated the broad letter of the interpretation, we did not violate the intent of the interpretation in that we did not receive any benefit, nor did we attempt to gain an advantage. It’s unfortunate that this is a unprecedented situation where a secondary violation is accompanied by a prescribed suspension. I have all the confidence in my staff and team that they’ll play hard on Saturday, and I look forward to joining them again on Sunday."
Michigan State is 7-3 and ranked 14th nationally.