IOWA CITY, Ia. – Fran McCaffery played point guard on a pair of Penn teams that made the NCAA Tournament in the early 1980s. He’s coached three different schools – Lehigh, North Carolina-Greensboro and Siena – into the NCAAs. Odds are long that Iowa will join that list this season, and earn McCaffery a $200,000 [...]
Coach Fran McCaffery will get a $200,000 salary bump if his Iowa basketball team reaches the NCAA Tournament this season. The time to cash in is running out. “I think we’re about ready to turn the corner,” freshman guard Mike Gesell optimistically said after Iowa’s latest stress-inducing loss, a 65-62 overtime decision Sunday at Purdue. [...]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – This basketball team is one of the deepest in the Big Ten. They just had a two-game winning streak snapped by a ranked team on the road. In their two victories – one at home, the other on the road – they led by at least 20 points in both. And [...]
There are plenty of reasons to criticize and question Kirk Ferentz given the current state of his football team, but how he treats the media isn’t one of them. Who cares if he was less than jovial following this past Saturday’s 27-24 loss to Purdue? How is Ferentz supposed to act after watching [...]
Iowa City, Ia. – If this isn’t rock bottom for the Iowa football team under coach Kirk Ferentz, name another moment. Iowa played a turnover-free game, committed just two penalties, recovered three fumbles — one for a touchdown — benefited repeatedly from opponent penalties and STILL lost to Purdue on Saturday. At home … … [...]
The Hawkeyes’ bowl hopes are on life-support and fading fast after a 27-24 loss to Purdue.
As members of the Purdue football team celebrated on the field at Kinnick Stadium, Micah Hyde sunk to the ground and appeared frozen in shock. Iowa’s senior cornerback and co-captain stayed motionless for several seconds as the Purdue players rejoiced over their 27-24 victory, which was Purdue’s first Big Ten victory in six tries this [...]
Comments from Jordan Cotton, James Vandenberg and Steve Bigach after the 27-24 loss to the Boilermakers.
KIRK FERENTZ: A couple things I’ll just start real quickly before we get to football. I thought our fans were tremendous today, certainly appreciate that. And they’ve been great all year, so we’re very appreciative of that. You know, we certainly couldn’t honor the vets in a better fashion. I think that’s two years in [...]