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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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Rick Brown: How Iowa hits 10-plus wins in 2014

[ 0 ] July 28, 2014

The Big Ten family has grown to 14 with the additions of Maryland and Rutgers. The newbies will be on display for the first time today when the Big Ten Football Media Days kick off in Chicago. I wonder what Woody Hayes would think about a Big Ten football game in Piscataway, N.J.? The late […]

Brandon Scherff: Hawkeyes’ true throwback player

[ 0 ] July 26, 2014

WILLIAMSBURG, Ia. Brandon Scherff drove his silver Chevy pickup down a dirt path, passing a “No Fishing” sign as he pulled up to an Iowa County farm pond. “Yeah, right,” Scherff said. This was not an act of defiance. Iowa’s 6-foot-5, 320-pound left offensive tackle is a welcome guest at this pond, on land owned by […]

Coming Sunday: Iowa’s big fish, Brandon Scherff

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014

Recently, Register reporter Rick Brown and photographer Charlie Litchfield spent a day with Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff. The site? A small fishing pond about 25 miles outside Iowa City. Scherff could be a high pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, and he’s the anchor of a Hawkeye team that has high hopes for 2014. […]

Devyn Marble signs deal with NBA’s Magic

[ 0 ] July 24, 2014

get ex back Devyn Marble?s dream of the NBA got one step closer Thursday. The former all-Big Ten guard at Iowa has signed a contract with the Orlando Magic, the NBA club announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Marble was a second-round draft pick, the 56th selection overall. The Magic got his rights […]

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 […]