Iowa’s basketball program is in a much better place than it was when coach Fran McCaffery took over in the spring of 2010. But now, after the first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2006, comes a different challenge. Is this a program that reloads or rebuilds? The Big Ten’s top programs keep rolling season […]
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The Iowa basketball program has benefited greatly from Fran McCaffery’s decision to recruit forward Aaron White out of Ohio. McCaffery hopes to have the same success with another forward from the Buckeye State. Ahmad Wagner, a 6-foot-7 forward, committed to Iowa on Sunday. The Huber Heights, Ohio, native announced his commitment on Twitter and Instagram. […]
Four months later, Aaron White still isn’t sure what caused the Iowa men’s basketball team to unravel at the end of last season. But he thinks he knows how to avoid a repeat. “What I can take from last year and moving into this year, last year was the first time in my career and […]
Aaron White loved LeBron James when he played for his favorite NBA team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. When James pulled up stakes and headed for Miami, Iowa’s forward lost some of that passion. “I’m not going to lie: When he left, I wasn’t a big fan,” said the 6-foot-9 senior from Strongsville, Ohio. “But I respect […]
Aaron White’s summer just keeps getting better. The 6-foot-9 forward for the Iowa basketball team has been invited to the LeBron James Skills Academy, which features 30 of the top collegiate players from around the country. The camp will be held next Wednesday through Saturday in Las Vegas. White expressed his excitement on Twitter on […]
Thanks to Tony Ramos accomplishing the always difficult challenge of winning an NCAA individual wrestling title, picking the top University of Iowa male student-athlete for 2013-14 was easy.
University of Iowa senior Aaron White has been selected to participate in the 2014 Kevin Durant Skills Academy from June 27-29 in Washington, D.C. Since 2007, Nike Basketball has hosted the best high school and collegiate players for position skills academies along with top athletes in the NBA. Last year’s skills academies featured many of the […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. — After Iowa’s 2012-13 basketball season had ended in the championship game of the NIT at Madison Square Garden in New York City, this is what I wrote looking ahead to this year: “Anything less than the program’s first NCAA Tournament bid since 2006 will be considered an underachieving season.” Now, 31 […]
College basketball’s championship week is upon us and with Selection Sunday less than one week away, there’s much at stake for teams fighting for a trip to the NCAA tournament. Yet there’s also much on the line for teams trying to rekindle their swagger. Here’s a look at five teams looking to get back on […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. — Asked Saturday night if he thought his team was safely in the NCAA Tournament, Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery’s answer was barely audible. “I don’t know,” McCaffery said, head down. “I’m not Joe Lunardi.” Lunardi, ESPN’s noted bracketologist, still has Iowa in the NCAA field. But after a 66-63 loss to […]