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ESPN’s Mike Tirico criticizes Big Ten coaches’ ‘childish’ antics toward refs after Fran McCaffery’s late outburst

[ 0 ] February 4, 2014

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery’s latest excitable example of displeasure at Big Ten officiating gave ESPN broadcaster Mike Tirico a gift-wrapped segue to a soapbox moment Tuesday night. The veteran announcer chastised the general behavior of the league’s basketball coaches toward referees during the final minute of the 17th-ranked Hawkeyes’ 76-69 loss to Ohio State at […]

Bryce Miller: ESPN reinforces perceptions about Ferentz teams

[ 0 ] January 1, 2014

ESPN’s coverage of Wednesday’s Outback Bowl was a parade of stereotypes about the program under coach Kirk Ferentz. For those connected to the program, that’s mostly a positive thing. As LSU’s polished off its 21-14 win against Iowa at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., familiar themes emerged from play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico and analyst […]

Mike Tirico’s straightforward opinion of Kirk Ferentz is one you’ll want to hear

[ 0 ] December 30, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – Opinions of Kirk Ferentz tend to fluctuate. There is at least one national media figure, however, who remains firm in his view. “Tremendous coach,” ESPN’s Mike Tirico said. “You rarely hear about Iowa’s football program having significant issues on and off the field. “And that traces back to one guy.” Tirico is […]

Watch: Iowa’s Eric May delivers the best dunk of his career against Northwestern

[ 0 ] March 15, 2013

Iowa forward Eric May was playing the 127th game of his college career Thursday night. Yet opponents still seem to forget the senior from Dubuque can jump out of the gym. May, despite an average of 4.9 points, seems to have one high-flying dunk a game for the Hawkeyes. The bench sparkplug did that again […]