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Former National Champion head coach Tom Izzo firmly responds to his coaching status Grant Halverson/Getty Images

After an ESPN piece, putting Michigan State in unfavorable light with allegations of sexual assault coverups, Spartans head basketball coach Tom Izzo followed in the footsteps of his football counterpart Mark Dantonio, denying he would step away from his respective team:

ESPN’s report on the sexual assault scandal at Michigan State claims that officials within the school may have helped cover up allegation of assault over the past several years. The news comes after gymnastics trainer Larry Nassar was convicted and sentenced for numerous assaults that spanned from his time at the university as well as with the United States gymnastics team.

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis has resigned his position amid the allegations. Currently, no actions have been taken with either the football or basketball programs.

Izzo led Michigan State to the 2000 National Championship, as well as seven Final Four appearances and seven Big Ten titles.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's FanBuzz.com. He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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