IOWA CITY, Ia. – Jarrod Uthoff didn’t know how long it would take to kick two years of rust off his game. “I’ve been playing basketball every day,” said Uthoff, who redshirted the 2011-12 season at Wisconsin and did the same last season after transferring to Iowa. “But a game is a lot different. A lot […]
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Fran McCaffery fell in love with point guard Tyler Ulis and his skill set long before it became a national fad. Some questioned Ulis’ height – 5 feet 9 inches. Not McCaffery, who became the first coach to offer him a Division I scholarship after the star guard at Marian Catholic in Chicago Heights, Ill., […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. Josh Oglesby knows his shooting touch is a subject of conversation for all the wrong reasons. “People talk,” Iowa’s shooting guard said. “I obviously didn’t have the greatest year last year. So hopefully I have a good year this year, and people don’t say that about me anymore.” The Hawkeyes depart Sunday for […]
Prime Time League commissioner Randy Larson has been around the game of basketball for most of his life. He’s seen too many injuries to count, but he didn’t see the injury to Iowa guard Mike Gesell happen based on what Larson witnessed on the court. “It wasn’t a play where you notice anything,” Larson said […]
Iowa sophomore guard Mike Gesell is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after suffering a broken bone in his left, non-shooting hand, Thursday night during a summer league basketball game. Gesell started 30 of 34 games as a freshman, ranking third on the team in scoring (8.7 ppg), steals (40), and assists (89). The 6-foot-2, […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Mike Gesell and two of his Iowa basketball teammates, Adam Woodbury and Anthony Clemmons, will go on a little road trip Wednesday. They’re headed for Woodcliff Lakes in Fremont, Neb. Gesell’s parents, Tom and Vicki, own a cabin there. One of Mike goals is to get the 7-foot-1 Woodbury to go […]
=============== Kent McCausland knows the importance of a successful 3-point shot. “Good shooters start runs a lot of times,” said McCausland, Iowa’s career 3-point percentage leader at .453. “You hit a couple of 3s and all of a sudden the crowd is energized, the guys are energized, and you get a steal, or a layup. […]
Iowa guard Mike Gesell did something this spring that he’s never done before when it comes to basketball.
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 […]
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Andrew Francis had a bounce in his step as he left the Iowa locker room Wednesday night. “It’s always nice to go home,” said Francis, Iowa’s assistant basketball coach and a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. The Hawkeyes punched a homecoming ticket for their coach by beating Virginia 75-64 to advance to Tuesday’s […]