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Michigan State’s Tom Izzo gets shot out of a cannon? (VIDEO)

Oct 19, 2013, 12:23 AM EDT

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Few coaches in college basketball have embraced the concept of “Midnight Madness” the way that Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo has. Every year the head coach has come up with something original, with movies such as “300” and “Iron Man” serving as inspiration over the years.

On Friday night Izzo and Michigan State seemingly took things to another level, with an absence of original ideas leading to athletic director Mark Hollis coming up with the idea to shoot the coach out of a cannon. The brainstorming process and the actual event can be seen in the video below, with Michigan State ultimately using a “stunt double” of sorts instead of the State of Michigan’s highest-paid public employee.

  1. bbngr8 - Oct 19, 2013 at 1:05 AM


  2. iBall United - Oct 19, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    This was Awesome!!

  3. dracko19 - Oct 19, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    She (stunt double) was considered “expendable”.

  4. robyoung23 - Oct 21, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    What what???

  5. shafted1 - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Well played! Based on the headline, I thought Coach Izzo had lost his ever-loving mind! He is too valuable as a head coach to risk his well-being like that. I want him around for the next meeting with Memphis’ Tiger Nation. Best wishes to the Spartans in the upcoming season!

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