No more baby steps. Iowa’s 2013-14 basketball schedule will be a man-sized challenge. “Substantially tougher,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. “But that was by design.” McCaffery took a cautious approach to scheduling last season, knowing he’d have two freshmen in his starting lineup. And two — Mike Gesell and Adam Woodbury — turned into three [...]
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CHICAGO, ILL. – Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery suddenly has an extra scholarship available. The Hawkeyes sent out a release Tuesday, confirming freshman guard Patrick Ingram plans to transfer. “I would say there is nobody we’re looking at right now,” McCaffery said of filling the void. “You never say never on something like that, [...]
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 [...]
The deadline for entering June’s NBA Draft has come and gone. Last season’s first all-Big Ten team – Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway, Jr., of Michigan; Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller of Indiana; and Deshaun Thomas of Ohio State – all left with eligibility remaining. How will the 2013-14 men’s basketball title race shake out [...]
The Hawkeyes are currently slated to play in the Great Alaska Shootout, but could bolt for more prestigious tournament.
BOONE, Ia. – Iowa coach Fran McCaffery doesn’t think the Big Ten will go to a division format for basketball. “I’m not emotional about it one way or another, but I don’t think it’s going to happen,” said McCaffery, the featured speaker Tuesday at the Boone-Story County I-Club spring banquet. The league announced realignment for [...]
MANCHESTER, Ia. – Iowa’s basketball team had just defeated Stony Brook in a second-round NIT game, played in front of a sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena crowd. “Everyone was like, ‘Boy, I wish we had one more home game,’ ” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. “I wanted a road game.” McCaffery got his wish, a third-round game [...]
Eric May is now gone from the Iowa men’s basketball team, but he won’t be forgotten.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Eric May’s Iowa basketball career ended when he fouled out with 2 minutes 41 seconds to play in Thursday’s 74-54 loss to Baylor in the championship game of the NIT. The hundreds of Hawkeye fans in attendance at Madison Square Garden came to their feet and applauded May as he walked [...]
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The pressure was squarely on the shoulders of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta when he set out to hire a new men’s basketball coach in March of 2010. He had just divorced himself of Todd Lickliter, his hire, three years into a disastrous marriage. The Hawkeyes’ once-proud program had lost its [...]