MSN - AP Sports http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/9ef6ef96a0614ab783a1923cb2904165 MSN - AP Sports Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sun, 21 Apr 2019 01:07:55 +0000 Izzo, Beilein rivals on court, friends off it http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/9ef6ef96a0614ab783a1923cb2904165/d99811e92ff741ff86203eb5afcce309 Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and Michigan coach John Beilein are friendly rivals, whose highly ranked teams will play for the first time this season on Sunday (Feb. 22) d99811e92ff741ff86203eb5afcce309 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 05:58:51 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: ASSOCIATED PRESS – AP CLIENTS ONLY East Lansing, Michigan – 18 February 20191. Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo yells out instructions to his players during a practice at the Breslin Center ASSOCIATED PRESS – AP CLIENTS ONLY Ann Arbor, Michigan – 19 February 20192. Michigan coach John Beilein watches his team practice at Crisler Arena ASSOCIATED PRESS – AP CLIENTS ONLY East Lansing, Michigan – 18 February 20193. Various of the 1997-98 Big Ten trophy on display at Breslin ASSOCIATED PRESS – AP CLIENTS ONLY Ann Arbor, Michigan – 19 February 20194. UPSOUND Beilein tells his players, "Back to work. Back to work." ASSOCIATED PRESS – AP CLIENTS ONLY East Lansing, Michigan – 18 February 20195. Izzo gives instructions during practice6. SOUNDBITE (English) Tom Izzo, Michigan State Coach:++TRANSCRIPT BELOW++ ASSOCIATED PRESS – AP CLIENTS ONLY Ann Arbor, Michigan – 19 February 20197. A person walks through the tunnel that leads to the Crisler Arena court, then dribbles a basketball on the floor8. Various of the arena, including a mural that shows Beilein celebrating a berth in the Final Four9. SOUNDBITE (English) John Beilein, Michigan Coach (partially covered):++TRANSCRIPT BELOW++ ASSOCIATED PRESS – AP CLIENTS ONLY East Lansing, Michigan – 18 February 201910. Izzo blows a whistle, slams a basketball and yells at a player during practice11. SOUNDBITE (English) Tom Izzo, Michigan State Coach (partially covered):++TRANSCRIPT BELOW++12. Various of the Tom Izzo Basketball Hall of History display inside Breslin13. The arena floor14. Izzo and others walk down a hallway following his weekly news conference ASSOCIATED PRESS – AP CLIENTS ONLY Ann Arbor, Michigan – 19 February 201915. Michigan's players huddle around Beilein ASSOCIATED PRESS – AP CLIENTS ONLY East Lansing, Michigan – 18 February 201916. Various of Izzo watching practice ASSOCIATED PRESS – AP CLIENTS ONLY Ann Arbor, Michigan – 19 February 201917. SOUNDBITE (English) John Beilein, Michigan Coach (partially covered):++TRANSCRIPT BELOW++18. Guard Jordan Poole listens as Beilein gives instructions19. Various of Michigan's practice ASSOCIATED PRESS – AP CLIENTS ONLY East Lansing, Michigan – 18 February 201920. Various of Michigan State's practice ASSOCIATED PRESS – AP CLIENTS ONLY Ann Arbor, Michigan – 19 February 201921. SOUNDBITE (English) John Beilein, Michigan Coach (partially covered):++TRANSCRIPT BELOW++ ASSOCIATED PRESS – AP CLIENTS ONLY Ann Arbor, Michigan – 7 February 201722. STILL of Beilein and Izzo shaking hands during a game ASSOCIATED PRESS – AP CLIENTS ONLY Ann Arbor, Michigan – 19 February 201923. Beilein walks around during practice STORYLINE: MICHIGAN STATE'S TOM IZZO AND MICHIGAN'S JOHN BEILEIN (BEE'-line) BADLY WANT TO WIN ONE OF THESE. TO BECOME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS, THOUGH, THEY LIKELY HAVE TO BEAT EACH OTHER. AND THESE GUYS WOULDN'T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tom Izzo, Michigan State Coach:"I would be shocked if either side now didn't want to beat the brains out of the other one." THE SCHOOLS, SEPARATED BY 65 MILES, ARE BOTH IN THE A-P TOP 10. AND THEY GO HEAD-TO-HEAD TWICE IN THE FINAL TWO WEEKS OF THE REGULAR SEASON, STARTING SUNDAY IN ANN ARBOR. SOUNDBITE: (English) John Beilein, Michigan Coach:++partially covered with b-roll++"Whatever it is, we know it's going to be a battle. I don't care if it's first semester, second semester, last game. They're going to be great basketball games and whatever happens happens." THEY SAY FAMILIARITY BREEDS CONTEMPT. BUT IN THE CASE OF THE TWO WINNINGEST COACHES IN THE HISTORY OF THEIR PROGRAMS, IT BREEDS RESPECT. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tom Izzo, Michigan State Coach:++partially covered with b-roll++"I always tell John, 'I hate Michigan.' Because you got to. He didn't understand that at first. I said, 'You haven't been here long enough.' And I mean that with a little bit of laughter. I have great respect for the University of Michigan. I probably have even more respect for John Beilein." SO MUCH SO THAT WHEN BEILEIN UNDERWENT HEART SURGERY LAST SUMMER, IZZO WAS AMONG THE FIRST TO REACH OUT. SOUNDBITE: (English) John Beilein, Michigan Coach:++partially covered with b-roll++"That was how our relationship is, much respect. He wanted to help me through that as much as possible." THE MEN SAY THEIR CONVERSATIONS RARELY FOCUS ON BASKETBALL. IN FACT, THEY'RE MUCH MORE LIKELY TO DISCUSS IZZO'S COTTAGE OR BEILEIN'S NEW PONTOON BOAT. SOUNDBITE: (English) John Beilein, Michigan Coach:++partially covered with b-roll++"Yeah, we're going to compete like crazy. But we also look at the bigger picture, and it's much more important to us than just any game. We're in the entertainment business, we're in the growing young men business, and it's important to both of us. We may go about things different ways, but we got the same ends in mind." RIVALS ON THE COURT AND FRIENDS OFF IT. LARRY LAGE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and Michigan coach John Beilein are friendly rivals, whose highly ranked teams will play for the first time this season on Sunday (Feb. 22) Izzo, Beilein rivals on court, friends off it