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Devyn Marble brings a lifetime of dedication to game No. 135

[ 0 ] March 12, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Devyn Marble has always had a thing for fresh kicks. “I don’t know why,” Iowa’s 6-foot-6 senior guard said. “I just love shoes.” As a youngster growing up in Southfield, Mich., Devyn would badger his mom about buying him the newest brand of basketball shoes. “I told him, ‘Make sure your grades […]

Zach McCabe hoping to see Hawkeyes’ transition through to NCAA Tournament

[ 0 ] March 1, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Zach McCabe is in the home stretch of his Iowa basketball career, something that didn’t hit him until a recent conversation he had with a couple of lifelong friends. “They asked, ‘Do you have any tickets for Senior Day?’” he recalled. “I thought, ‘Oh, man, that’s coming up real quick.’” The 6-foot-7 […]

Todd Lickliter says he regrets leaving Butler for Iowa

[ 0 ] January 15, 2014

BY MICHAEL POINTER — Indianapolis Star Marian men’s basketball coach Todd Lickliter headed back to the bench for the second half of last Saturday’s game against No. 4 Bethel when he saw his 2-year-old granddaughter, Gia, frolicking in the stands with other family members. Basketball could wait for a few moments. The 58-year-old Lickliter bounded […]

Big 4 Classic: Will Cyclones, Hawkeyes rule Panthers, Bulldogs?

[ 0 ] December 6, 2013

Northern Iowa’s basketball program was king in the spring of 2010. The Panthers had just put the wraps on a 30-5 season, a victory over top-seeded Kansas and an appearance in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Iowa and Iowa State went a combined 25-38. It was the fourth straight losing season for the […]

Ticket sales reflect rise in men's basketball team's success, expectations

[ 0 ] October 23, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The Des Moines Register headline following Fran McCaffery’s first media day as Iowa’s basketball coach read: “Can McCaffery’s system boost Iowa’s lowly attendance?” buy acid cigars online The answer, three years later, is a million-dollar yes. Men’s basketball generated $3,115,004 in ticket revenue last season, according to figures provided by the […]

Rick Brown: Gary Barta hit home run with hiring of Fran McCaffery

[ 0 ] April 4, 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The pressure was squarely on the shoulders of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta when he set out to hire a new men’s basketball coach in March of 2010. kidney disease treatment He had just divorced himself of Todd Lickliter, his hire, three years into a disastrous marriage. The Hawkeyes’ once-proud program […]

Harty: Right fit vital for coach, school

[ 0 ] April 3, 2013

One person doesn’t make a successful men’s college basketball program, but one person’s influence can be the difference between success and failure. Iowa fans should know exactly what I mean by that. Fran McCaffery has relied on the help of countless people to rebuild the Iowa men’s basketball program, which faces Baylor in the NIT […]

McCaffery, Hawks winning back their fans

[ 0 ] January 12, 2013

Even with a 0-3 start in Big Ten play, it’s obvious to Mike Breitbach that the Iowa men’s basketball program is moving in the right direction under coach Fran McCaffery.

Payout keeps ex-Hawkeye basketball coach Todd Lickliter on list of state’s top earners

[ 0 ] November 1, 2012

The state’s newest salary report — for the most recent fiscal year — shows that the sixth highest paid employee was … … ex-University of Iowa basketball coach Todd Lickliter, at $858,334. Lickliter was fired after the 2009-10 season, a three-year run where the team failed to finish higher than eighth in the Big Ten. […]

A Courtside Seat: Iowa basketball hit with criticism from afar

[ 14 ] February 27, 2012

The Des Moines Register’s Rick Brown looks at college basketball.