NEWTON, Ia. – Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery was in Nashville, Tenn., at a speaking engagement Thursday when he got the news that Connors State forward Willie Atwood had picked Arizona State over the Hawkeyes. “I got a call from his coach,” McCaffery said. McCaffery declined to discuss Atwood’s decision in detail. Instead, he looked […]
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There is no way to sugarcoat or spin what happened to the 2013-14 Iowa men’s basketball team.
Nearing the end of his first season playing for the Iowa men’s basketball team, Jarrod Uthoff is perhaps best described as an extremely gifted work in progress. Soft-spoken and humble, Uthoff is content for now just blending in with his teammates and playing a support role away from the spotlight. It’s maybe not what some […]
Jarrod Uthoff sat on the Wisconsin bench, a redshirt freshman, when underdog Iowa came to the Kohl Center on New Year’s Eve 2011 and beat the 11th-ranked Badgers. Uthoff returns to Madison on Sunday, in an Iowa uniform. A Big Ten duel, between Top 25 rivals, one that doesn’t really need another subplot, has one. […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. Josh Oglesby said hello Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and veteran official Ed Hightower said goodbye. Oglesby, who missed Iowa’s first 12 games after breaking a bone in his right foot on Nov. 6, made his first four 3-point attempts in Sunday’s 86-61 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff before an announced sellout crowd of 15,400 […]
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 […]
Transferring to a different school isn’t always the solution.
Jarrod Uthoff is coming off the most complete game of his brief college basketball career. He’ll also continue to come off the bench for Iowa’s basketball team. “I would always consider moving anybody into the starting lineup,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said Monday. “Especially someone playing as well as he is. But I don’t know […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Injured Iowa shooting guard Josh Oglesby didn’t play in Friday’s 82-39 victory over North Carolina-Wilmington, but he still registered an assist in the season opener. The beneficiary of his assist was freshman Peter Jok, who is being counted on to help fill the void left by Oglesby’s foot injury. “He talked […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Jarrod Uthoff has spent the past two seasons glued to the bench. And it has nothing to do with his ability on the basketball floor. “It’s not easy sitting on the sidelines,” Uthoff said. “But you get used to it.” Iowa’s Mr. Basketball in 2011 as a senior at Cedar Rapids […]