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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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Patrick Ingram’s departure gives Iowa coach flexibility.
The top two returning scorers on Iowa’s men’s basketball team will be competing for the same thing next month. Junior forward Aaron White and senior guard Devyn Marble have both been invited to tryouts for the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games team. USA Basketball will release the entire list of invitees at a [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. — Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery said Monday that Jerry Strom, the Hawkeyes’ director of basketball operations the past 33 seasons, has retired. “Jerry Strom has been a very good friend of mine for over 20 years,” McCaffery said in a release. “I was thrilled to have the opportunity to have [...]
The longest season in the history of the Iowa men’s basketball program finally was laid to rest Thursday night in the city that never sleeps. Iowa didn’t get the result it was hoping for, losing to Baylor 74-54 in the NIT title game at Madison Square Garden in New York City. But this Iowa squad [...]
NEW YORK As the Iowa basketball team started to take some warm-up shots Thursday evening, the proceedings came to a grinding halt. The net at the Hawkeyes’ end of the floor had to be repaired, prompting a 10-minute delay. It was a sign of things to come. Iowa never would find its shooting touch in [...]
The former Iowa coach said he followed the orders of the Iowa administration when it came to controversial case.
NEW YORK – Aaron White grew up an NBA fan, living and dying with the fortunes and failures of his home-state Cleveland Cavaliers. When his favorite team would play the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden, the games seemed to be magnified. “One of the greatest places, NBA-wise, to watch a game,” the sophomore [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Penn guard Fran McCaffery wasn’t in awe the first time he walked into Madison Square Garden to play in the 1980 Holiday Classic. “I didn’t get in awe of places,” said McCaffery, who will return to New York City’s famed arena to coach his Iowa basketball team against Maryland in the semifinals [...]
http://bcove.me/ujx4bg8l Fran McCaffery met with the press on Friday in Iowa City: Q. Talk about the balance that we’ve seen in these Playoffs. It’s not just Marble, we’ve seen McCabe hit a couple of big three pointers, Woodbury seems to be playing his best so far this season. How big has that been for these [...]