AMES, Ia. – Fran McCaffery and Fred Hoiberg share a lot in common. They were hired a month apart in the spring of 2010 to rejuvenate a pair of once-proud college basketball programs. Iowa was coming off three straight losing seasons, and fan apathy was at record levels, when McCaffery arrived. Hoiberg returned to his […]
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Ames, Ia. – Depending which side of the scoreboard you reside, Friday night’s Iowa-Iowa State basketball game is either bigger than the most recent Cy-Hawk football game — or it isn’t. There’s not much middle ground when talking sports at the state’s two major universities, and that’s especially evident in this one. The 8:30 p.m. […]
There will be talking among Iowa State and Iowa men’s basketball players Friday night. You get that many Michiganders and a ball in one room together, even when that room just happens to be 14,384-seat Hilton Coliseum in Ames, and trash will be talked. And especially be watching if Iowa State’s Monte Morris and Iowa’s […]
MELVIN EJIM — Iowa State Melvin Ejim doesn’t toss and turn about it. He’s not losing sleep because the 17th-ranked Iowa State basketball team on which he stars hasn’t beaten Northern Iowa during his career. He’ll certainly use it as motivation, though, when the teams meet at 5 p.m. Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena. “You […]
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 guard Devyn Marble was a one-man wrecking crew for a spat, scoring 13 in row versus Notre Dame Tuesday night.
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.
Iowa’s basketball team made it back safely from the Bahamas to Iowa City on Sunday, nearly 9 hours later than expected. The Hawkeyes, who lost in overtime to Villanova in the championship game of the Battle for Atlantis in Nassau, Bahamas, left their hotel at approximately 12:30 a.m. Central time Sunday morning to take a […]