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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.
The freshly minted 2014 Big Ten football schedule plays right into Iowa’s rebuilding wheelhouse. No Ohio State. No Michigan. No Penn State. No Michigan State. Instead, the Hawkeyes drew crossover games with Indiana and Maryland on the schedule released Thursday. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz couldn’t have diagrammed it any better on the chalkboard. The Hawkeyes [...]
Big Ten football realignment has left traditional league powers Ohio State and Michigan off Iowa’s 2014 schedule. The Hawkeyes will play Indiana at home Oct. 11 and travel to Maryland Oct. 18 in its two East Division games next season. Iowa plays four of its first six league games on the road before finishing the regular [...]
Jerry Strom retired last week as director of basketball operations at Iowa.
BURLINGTON, Ia. — It’s no mystery why Iowa’s football team won’t be playing any night games in 2013. “It’s kind of like some of those predictions I’ve already read about in the paper,” Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz said Thursday before speaking to the Des Moines County I-Club. “It’s a by-product of not having a [...]
Acie Earl banked in a short-range shot with 6 seconds remaining, and Iowa’s basketball team knocked off No. 19 Temple in the first round of the 1990 preseason NIT. Back in South Bend, Ind., Notre Dame assistant coach Fran McCaffery took his Temple scouting report and threw it away. “Everybody thought Temple was going to [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. — Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery said Monday that Jerry Strom, the Hawkeyes’ director of basketball operations the past 33 seasons, has retired. “Jerry Strom has been a very good friend of mine for over 20 years,” McCaffery said in a release. “I was thrilled to have the opportunity to have [...]
NEWTON, Ia. – If coach Kirk Ferentz has his way, Iowa’s football team will continue to have a one-day off-campus public practice like the one held April 14 at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines. “Right now, I need someone to tell me why it isn’t a good idea,” Ferentz said after speaking to the [...]
It will be Thanksgiving in the Bahamas, not Alaska, for the Iowa men’s basketball team in 2013. The Hawkeyes will play in the Battle for Atlantis instead of the Great Alaska Shootout as originally planned. “It’s a fabulous tournament and a phenomenal field,” coach Fran McCaffery said Thursday. “I’m thrilled we have this opportunity against [...]
MARSHALLTOWN, Ia. — Greg Davis was greeted warmly as he stood to speak to the Marshall County I-Club. “Nice to be here,” Davis said Wednesday evening. “After 4-8, it’s a pleasure to be anywhere.” The 2012 season was a trying one for Davis in his first year as the Hawkeyes’ offensive coordinator. But changes have [...]