There’s more than bragging rights on the line Friday when Iowa meets Iowa State in a highly anticipated men’s basketball game at Hilton Coliseum. It’s also an opportunity for the Hawkeyes to beat a ranked team and improve their NCAA resume. The Cyclones are ranked 17th in this week’s Associated Press poll. Iowa is No […]
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Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said Wednesday it’s doubtful that junior guard Josh Oglesby will make his season debut Friday at Iowa State. Oglesby broke a bone in his right foot in practice Nov. 6 and had surgery to insert a pin two days later. Oglesby said the thought of sitting out this season as a […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – After making major waves as a freshman, Melsahn Basabe’s Iowa basketball career has spun in neutral for the past three seasons. The 6-foot-7 senior forward has shown flashes since making the Big Ten all-freshman team in 2010-11. But consistency has been missing. “It’s been frustrating, because I haven’t played up to my […]
Northern Iowa’s basketball program was king in the spring of 2010. The Panthers had just put the wraps on a 30-5 season, a victory over top-seeded Kansas and an appearance in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Iowa and Iowa State went a combined 25-38. It was the fourth straight losing season for the […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Glenn “The Stick” Vidnovic sits across the aisle from me at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. He started for Coach Ralph Miller’s 1969-70 Big Ten championship team that lost a 104-103 heartbreaker to Jacksonville in a first-round NCAA game. Back then they had consolation games, and the Hawkeyes ended the season with a 121-106 […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa entered Tuesday’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge game averaging 89 points a game. Notre Dame was close behind, at 83.7. And then both teams went out and padded their averages. The 23rd-ranked Hawkeyes had a little more in the tank, leaving sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena with a 98-93 victory. “Neither one of us could […]
Recruiting never stops at the major college level, or rarely even slows down for that matter
Iowa lost to Villanova in the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Nov. 30 in the Imperial Arena at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.
With a chance to win nine games and perhaps add to its January bowl legacy, the Iowa football program is now relevant again.
Just what kind of men’s basketball team does Iowa have? I’m curious to find out. The Hawkeyes have started the season with five victories. But all were against teams that stand 202nd or worse in the Pomeroy Basketball Rankings, an analytical breakdown of 351 Division I teams that provides a more detailed read on team […]