Chris Collins didn’t know about the letter. A passionate, emotional letter his father, Doug, sent to Iowa assistant basketball coach Gary Close on Jan. 20, 1993, the day after Hawkeye standout Chris Street died in an automobile accident. “Words cannot describe the feeling that I have today regarding the tragic death of Chris Street,” Collins, [...]
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how can i get my ex wife back Chris Street’s spirit lives in an upstairs bedroom of his parents’ rural Milo home. His black-and-gold basketball shoes are there. So is the stool that once sat in front of his Carver-Hawkeye Arena locker. There are plaques, portraits, his personalized HAWK 40 vanity license plate. The room [...]
can i get my ex back Tom Izzo’s coaching resume is top-heavy with success. But it’s a loss that sticks with Michigan State’s basketball coach, 20 years after it happened. “If it’s possible to have a rewarding loss, that one might be the ultimate,” Izzo said. “Because it was way bigger than the game.” Izzo [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Bruce Pearl has a new profession. “I’ve crossed over to the dark side,” said Pearl, a former Iowa assistant basketball coach to Tom Davis, who returned for the 1986-87 team’s 25th reunion this weekend. Pearl has joined the media. He’s doing part-time work for Sirius XM radio, in addition to his [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – The VHS tape sits in a box in his basement. “I’ve never watched it,” Brad Lohaus said. The tape is a cruel reminder of the final game of Lohaus’ Iowa basketball career, which ended on the doorstep of the 1987 Final Four: No. 1 Nevada-Las Vegas 84, Iowa 81. The sting [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa’s Fabulous Five basketball team of 1955-56 spent five weeks rated in the Top 10, won 20 games and finished as the national runner-up. Bucky O’Connor’s legendary squad took a school-record 17-game winning streak into the NCAA championship game against San Francisco in Evanston, Ill. Bill Russell and the Dons snapped [...]
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