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Nick Rondinone is the assistant digital editor for the Iowa City Press-Citizen. You can reach him at nrondinone@press-citizen.com

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Game preview: Spartans come to Carver

[ 0 ] January 9, 2013

The Iowa men’s basketball team has only played two of its 18 Big Ten Conference games, and yet questions about must-wins already have surfaced. It happened Tuesday when Iowa coach Fran McCaffery met with reporters. He was asked if he liked using the must-win approach to prepare his team, which would fall to 0-3 in […]

McDonough listens to coach, takes day off

[ 0 ] January 8, 2013

By Ryan Suchomel | Iowa City Press-Citizen Iowa senior Matt McDonough has been pretty busy over the last four years, piling up 109 career wins. But if his coach tells him to take a day off, he’s going to listen. On Sunday, McDonough sat next to the coaches on the bench for the dual over Purdue. […]

McCaffery: Lack of effort, toughness unacceptable

[ 0 ] January 8, 2013

By Pat Harty |Iowa City Press-Citizen The message has been sent by Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery. The lack of effort and toughness that hindered his team during this past Sunday’s 95-67 beat-down at Michigan is unacceptable and won’t be tolerated again. “The bottom line is you can play poorly, but you play hard,” McCaffery […]

Transcript from coach Bluder’s press conference

[ 0 ] January 2, 2013

COACH BLUDER:  We talked to the team about the nonconference season and it was really good.  We enjoyed it.  It’s over.  Now everybody is 0‑0.  Everybody starts all over again. Ohio State comes in here ranked in the top 25.  We should be ready for that.  We faced numerous teams in the top 25.  We’ve […]

Transcript from coach McCaffery’s press conference

[ 0 ] December 28, 2012

Q.  Can you talk about the matchup at center and what it poses? COACH McCAFFERY:  Well, I think it’s a great challenge.  Obviously, Cody Zeller’s playing at a very high level.  Did so last year.  He’s one of the best running big men I’ve seen in a long time, tremendous speed.  Their running game is […]

Transcript from coach Bluder’s press conference

[ 0 ] December 14, 2012

COACH BLUDER:  Well, it’s been a big week for us, because it’s been finals week, and that really is important for our players.  We took some time off for them to study and to really focus on the finals and concentrate on doing well academically. I don’t think anybody is in jeopardy there, but we […]

Austin Blythe earns freshman honor

[ 0 ] December 7, 2012

University of Iowa news release: IOWA CITY, Iowa – Scout.com, powered by Fox Sports Next, has named University of Iowa offensive lineman Austin Blythe to its Freshman All-America first team. Blythe is one of five Big Ten Conference players named to the 25-member first team, while two additional players from the Big Ten were named […]

Men’s basketball: Iowa vs. Texas A&M-CC

[ 0 ] December 2, 2012

Iowa men’s basketball vs. Texas A&M-CC on Dec. 1, 2012.

Fill out your report card for Iowa vs. Nebraska

[ 0 ] November 23, 2012

Photos: Nebraska at Iowa

[ 0 ] November 23, 2012

Game photos from Nebraska at Iowa on Friday, Nov. 14, 2012.