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Rick Brown covers men's basketball for The Des Moines Register and Hawk Central. He's married and the father of two. He also covers golf for the Register.

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Dallas Clark on retirement: ‘I don’t want to roll the dice anymore’

[ 0 ] July 7, 2014

Cedar Rapids, Ia. – Dallas Clark’s ideal playing weight as an NFL tight end was 242 pounds. He looked slimmer Monday. “I don’t weigh myself,” Clark said before teeing off in the Zach Johnson Foundation Classic at Elmcrest Country Club. “It doesn’t matter.” Clark, 35, an Iowa native and former Hawkeye consensus all-America tight end, […]

White eyes LeBron James camp, big season for Hawkeyes

[ 0 ] July 3, 2014

Aaron White loved LeBron James when he played for his favorite NBA team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. When James pulled up stakes and headed for Miami, Iowa’s forward lost some of that passion. “I’m not going to lie: When he left, I wasn’t a big fan,” said the 6-foot-9 senior from Strongsville, Ohio. “But I respect […]

Rick Brown: Who will be the next Hawkeye drafted?

[ 0 ] June 27, 2014

It’s time to turn the page on Devyn Marble. He now belongs to the NBA’s Orlando Magic, the team that got the Iowa guard in the second round of Thursday’s draft. The next compelling question is this: Who’s next? Forward and senior-to-be Aaron White is the logical choice to be the Hawkeyes’ next NBA Draft pick. […]

Marble headed to Orlando after he’s chosen 56th

[ 0 ] June 26, 2014

Iowa’s Devyn Marble spent the last month working out for 15 different NBA franchises. On Thursday, he waited more than four hours to hear his name called during the NBA Draft. It was worth the wait. Marble was selected by Denver with the 56th pick of the second round, but ended up with Orlando because […]

McCaffery, Marble confident in Hawkeye star’s NBA future

[ 0 ] June 24, 2014

Devyn Marble’s basketball metamorphosis came under the watchful eye of Iowa coach Fran McCaffery. It’s a relationship that started with indecision and blossomed with trust over four years. “He didn’t know me when I got this job,” McCaffery said. “Over the last four years I have really appreciated Devyn in this program, and we’ve been […]

Rick Brown: Dallas Clark the ideal Ferentz-era Hawkeye

[ 0 ] June 21, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Kirk Ferentz is heading into his 16th season as Iowa’s head football coach. That covers a lot of players. But there’s no one who epitomizes the program during the Ferentz era more than Dallas Clark. Clark came to Iowa City as a walk-on outside linebacker. He left as a consensus first-team […]

Ex-Hawkeye Roy Marble denies abuse charge: ‘I don’t hit women’

[ 0 ] June 9, 2014

Former Iowa men’s basketball star Roy Marble says there was no physical altercation during the events that led to his arrest for domestic abuse assault. Marble, 47, was accused of strangling a person he lives with Saturday while at his Cedar Rapids home, the Cedar Rapids Gazette first reported. The Hawkeyes’ all-time scoring leader responded to the […]

Wallace named Iowa’s football recruiting coordinator

[ 0 ] June 5, 2014

Seth Wallace, hired Thursday as Iowa’s football recruiting coordinator and assistant coach, is well-versed in everything Iowa. The son of Grinnell College athletic director and former football coach Greg Wallace, Seth was a running back at Grinnell High School and a wide receiver and kick returner at Coe College, where he was a four-year starter […]

Chicago, Indy to have a strong Big Ten postseason presence

[ 0 ] June 5, 2014

Chicago and Indianapolis will continue to have a postseason presence in the Big Ten Conference. The league announced Thursday that the men’s Big Ten basketball tournament will return to the United Center in Chicago in 2019 and 2021, and be held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis in 2020 and 2022. The league also announced […]

5 water-cooler debates in Hawkeye football

[ 0 ] June 3, 2014

The calendar has flipped to June. The end of August, and the start of the 2014 college football season, doesn’t seem so far away. Iowa’s football team returned to campus Monday to start workouts under strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle. College football magazines are popping up on newsstands, and gridiron conversation around the water […]