Video: Izzo cranks out 'Jingle Bells' on accordion

The Detroit News
Tom Izzo plays "Jiggle Bells" during weekly radio show.

Everyone is familiar Michigan State's Tom Izzo's vocal box, which is usually loud at game time and very raspy by the final whistle. But his squeezebox?

Who knew?

The dexterous fingers on the European instrument were aflutter as the basketball coach performed "Jingle Bells"and "Up on the Housetop" during his weekly radio show Monday from Reno's in East Lansing. Members of the Spartans basketball team joined in on the last number.

Izzo probably wishes he could play referees with the ease and grace as he does the accordion. Videos courtesy of