IOWA CITY, Ia. – Wade Lookingbill won the first Chris Street Award in 1993, months after the Hawkeyes’ standout junior forward died in an automobile accident. Lookingill and the other winners of the award, presented to a “Hawkeye player who best exemplifies the spirit, enthusiasm and intensity of Chris Street,” were recognized at halftime of [...]
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There’s a growing number of former Iowa players now coaching — a Tom Davis coaching tree.
Harty: There was something special about Aaron White the first time I saw him play.
IOWA CITY, Ia. – The last time Corliss Williamson went against Iowa’s basketball team, he wore an Arkansas uniform. Wore it well, too. Williamson, a two-time all-American, scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the third-ranked defending national champions beat Iowa, 101-92, in the championship game of the 1995 Rainbow Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii. [...]
Emotion in motion, Chris Street It was a poignant moment, a Hall of Fame coach stopping to pay tribute to a fallen star. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was on his way to shootaround at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Dec. 22, 1993, in preparation for his team’s game with Iowa that night. Krzyzewski stopped [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – You’ve got to go all the way back to 1993 to find the last time an Iowa freshman accomplished what Aaron White did Friday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. White had 19 points and 10 rebounds in his first college game, a 96-53 victory against Chicago State. The last Hawkeye to record a [...]
David Lubick did his best to convince college recruiters that Melsahn Basabe was a big-time player. He got low-time interest. “I was frustrated when I was rebuffed by high-major coaches who didn’t think he was a high level player,’’ said Lubick, Basabe’s coach at St. Mark’s in Southborough, Mass. Basabe has emerged as one of [...]
Former Iowa basketball player Jess Settles knows just what his alma mater needs to be successful again.
Jess Settles and Melsahn Basabe have little in common except how they both burst on the scene as freshmen.
North Liberty, Ia. – Workouts start at 6 a.m. “They’re fun,” point guard Cully Payne said. “Actually, not.” Lifting, running and doing other conditioning work early in the day is just one way new Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery is stressing commitment. And commitment is something that has been missing from the program, judging by [...]