IOWA CITY, Ia. – Chris Collins hits the trifecta Thursday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. He first saw the home of Iowa basketball as a recruit in 1991, and nearly decided to play basketball for the Hawkeyes before Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski made a late recruiting pitch. Collins returned to play a game in the arena in […]
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MADISON, Wis. – Things were unraveling for Iowa’s basketball team Sunday when coach Fran McCaffery was given his walking papers at the Kohl Center. McCaffery’s ejection with just less than 12 minutes to play was the Kodak moment in undefeated and No. 4 Wisconsin’s 75-71 comeback victory against the 22nd-ranked Hawkeyes, but Iowa’s downward spiral already […]
Fran McCaffery was 28 years old when he took Lehigh to the 1988 NCAA Tournament in his third season as coach. His reward was a professional slap in the face. McCaffery interviewed for vacancies at Southern Methodist and Massachusetts after the season. Interviewed well, too. And he didn’t get either job. “Both were very reluctant […]
The 6-foot-6, 200-pound senior guard verbally agrees to play in Iowa City.
IOWA CITY, Ia. — Matt Gatens was struggling with his jump shot. Iowa’s senior guard had missed six of eight field-goal attempts in the first half of Sunday’s game with No.18 Indiana, including three errant 3-pointers in four tries. As he headed back to the floor for the second half Gatens was stopped by former […]
Hawkeye coach looks to bring fun back to Carver.