IOWA CITY, Ia. — We were spoiled. That’s the only way to put it. The fans were spoiled. The media were spoiled. The university was spoiled. And if you’re the type who still gets a warm feeling whenever somebody mentions Lute Olson or Ralph Miller, that probably means you, too. Back in 1999, a lot […]
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IOWA CITY, Ia. – Bruce Pearl has a new profession. “I’ve crossed over to the dark side,” said Pearl, a former Iowa assistant basketball coach to Tom Davis, who returned for the 1986-87 team’s 25th reunion this weekend. Pearl has joined the media. He’s doing part-time work for Sirius XM radio, in addition to his […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – The VHS tape sits in a box in his basement. “I’ve never watched it,” Brad Lohaus said. The tape is a cruel reminder of the final game of Lohaus’ Iowa basketball career, which ended on the doorstep of the 1987 Final Four: No. 1 Nevada-Las Vegas 84, Iowa 81. The sting […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa’s Fabulous Five basketball team of 1955-56 spent five weeks rated in the Top 10, won 20 games and finished as the national runner-up. Bucky O’Connor’s legendary squad took a school-record 17-game winning streak into the NCAA championship game against San Francisco in Evanston, Ill. Bill Russell and the Dons snapped […]
The Iowa men’s basketball team started the 1986-87 season 18-0, the longest winning streak in school history, under the direction of coach Tom Davis. And that team became the first – and only – Iowa team to reach No. 1 in the Associated Press poll. Rick Brown of The Des Moines Register spoke with Davis […]
IOWACITY, Ia. – Fran McCaffery came to Iowa as an offense-first coach. With a season-and-a-half of Big Ten basketball under his belt, he sees no reason to change. “I don’t mind being in a 103-89 game,” said McCaffery, whose team hosts Minnesota at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. “I just don’t want to have […]
Tom Davis called Carver-Hawkeye Arena home for 13 seasons as Iowa’s head coach. Twenty-win seasons and NCAA bids were commonplace during his reign. It all changed before the 1998-99 season, when athletic director Bob Bowlsby decided not to renew Dr. Tom’s contract. After a lame-duck season — and trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 — […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – When he talks to his 9-year-old son, Peter, about that 1986-87 Iowa basketball season, Jeff Moe’s version is that the Hawkeyes returned from winning the Great Alaska Shootout and mowed down opponent after opponent with ease. The wins did keep coming, and the Hawkeyes climbed in the Associated Press poll from […]
With links to game stories and a poll: Who was your favorite Hawkeye on the ’86-87 team?