Boy, you have to hand it to Michigan St., and head basketball coach Tom Izzo; they sure know how to play up begin the official start of preseason practice with Midnight Madness.

In a previous years, Izzo dressed as an astronaut and a Top Gun pilot to open the event, but this year he may have out done himself.

Izzo dressed up like Iron Man, in the actual suit that Robert Downey, Jr. wore in the "Iron Man" movie, zip-lined through the arena, and then saved Sparty, the Spartans' mascot, from evil villains.

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