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Bryce Miller: Fran McCaffery’s inner fire inspires, but Sunday’s outburst roasted Iowa

[ 0 ] January 5, 2014

MADISON, Wis. — This was no slow burn. This was full eruption, in finger-flailing, spit-flying, suit-jeopardizing glory. Shortly after the Big Ten Network cameras drifted to commercial about eight minutes into the second half Sunday night against No. 4 Wisconsin, Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery came unglued at midcourt. So, for that matter, did the […]

Jarrod Uthoff returns to familiar site on Sunday

[ 0 ] January 3, 2014

Jarrod Uthoff sat on the Wisconsin bench, a redshirt freshman, when underdog Iowa came to the Kohl Center on New Year’s Eve 2011 and beat the 11th-ranked Badgers. Uthoff returns to Madison on Sunday, in an Iowa uniform. A Big Ten duel, between Top 25 rivals, one that doesn’t really need another subplot, has one. […]

McCaffery says no animosity between him and Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan

[ 0 ] January 3, 2014

Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan wouldn’t be on Fran McCaffery’s list of people to invite for Christmas Dinner. But that doesn’t make them enemies. “We weren’t going to each other’s house for Christmas dinner before,” McCaffery said of his fellow Pennsylvania native during a Friday teleconference. McCaffery and Ryan will square off Sunday when […]

The Fran McCaffery-Bo Ryan feud: Smoke, no fire (so they say)

[ 0 ] October 25, 2012

Rosemont, Ill. – Fran McCaffery and Bo Ryan sat next to each other at dinner Wednesday. It was, by all reports, a cordial evening. “It was,” said McCaffery, Iowa’s third-year basketball coach. What did the two guys from Philadelphia talk about? “I think, and Fran agreed, that the Phillies are going to be pretty good […]

Big Ten hoops media day should be interesting

[ 1 ] June 7, 2012

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan The anticipation has already started. Anticipation for the annual Big Ten men’s basketball media day, which is traditionally held in late October in Chicago, Ill. Wisconsin coach  Bo Ryan and Iowa coach Fran McCaffery will get peppered with questions about Jarrod Uthoff, the former Iowa Mr. Basketball  and first-team all-state forward […]

Bo Ryan strikes back at ‘unfair journalism’

[ 8 ] April 19, 2012

Bo Ryan is upset how criticism of his handling of a player transfer is being portrayed in the media.

Harty: Bo Ryan’s restrictions are a double standard

[ 9 ] April 18, 2012

You wonder how Bo Ryan would’ve felt if his players at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee had kept him from accepting the head coaching job at Wisconsin in 2001. He probably would’ve thrown a fit just like he does so often at the officials when he doesn’t get his own way. Unfortunately, big-time college athletics has […]

Uthoff, Brust and words to live by

[ 3 ] April 17, 2012

Jarrod Uthoff (rivals.com). Wisconsin basketball coach Bo Ryan hasn’t shared his reasons for limiting the transfer options of former Cedar Rapids Jefferson all-stater Jarrod Uthoff. Ryan’s  reasons might be sound. But he’s getting hammered nationally for digging in his heels. Ryan was even trending on Twitter Tuesday afternoon. Keeping Uthoff, a forward who redshirted with […]

McCaffery steers clear of Wisconsin controversy

[ 5 ] March 12, 2012

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery beat Wisconsin twice this season. Now he’s trying to steer clear of a mini-controversy that surrounds a piece that put a negative spin on the Badger program and coach Bo Ryan. Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated and CBS sent off a wave of controversy earlier this […]

Game preview: No. 15 Wisconsin pays visit on Thursday night

[ 2 ] February 22, 2012

Jordan Taylor returns to Carver-Hawkeye Arena for the last time at 8 p.m. Thursday when No. 15 Wisconsin visits Iowa.