Peter Jok: First of all … stay … off … the … moped. Second of all: You’re treading dangerously close to that old baseball phrase, “Three strikes, you’re out.” No matter how good you are as a basketball player, no matter how many 3-pointers you can drain, no matter how many minutes Iowa hopes you’ll […]
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An NCAA Tournament edition of “Iowa Sports with Bryce Miller” talks about the Big Dance memories of former Iowa basketball players Al Lorenzen and Jacob Jaacks — and all three make predictions about how long or short the Hawkeyes’ run will be.
The moment Selection Sunday reveals the included and excluded for the NCAA Tournament, it’s an exercise in Mach 1, March reactions. What about this seed? What about that matchup? This team’s a sleeper. That one’s a fraud. So what does that gray matter spilling out between the Mississippi and Missouri rivers signal about the fast-approaching […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s an intoxicating mix of state pride, work avoidance, bracket-related wrist injuries, Jim Nantz, vasectomy-procedure ads and impulsive big-screen television sales. It’s caring yourself crazy about the home team, but also your new love — triple-secret, pool-eviscerating Cinderella pick Foghorn Leghorn State. In the world of college basketball’s NCAA Tournament, the […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. — As Jess Settles walked through the Carver-Hawkeye Arena tunnel moments after Michigan State defied logic and basic math to stop Iowa, he simply shook his head. The Spartans, dinged up like a stock car swapping paint with lapped traffic all race long, found a way to do it again. No Adreian […]
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 […]
AMES, Ia. Welcome to border-to-border relevance in men’s basketball, state of Iowa. Welcome to the promise of March. Welcome to the smell of sweat and blood and want and will. Welcome to what it feels like when nerve endings tingle and catching your breath is anything but guaranteed. Welcome to finishes like No. 17 Iowa […]
AMES, Ia. — Cy-Hawk week, for many, is a twisted pretzel of justification — of scores, of matchups, of history, of barometric pressure and planet alignment. Hardcore fans in the state dig as deeply as any other week of the season to explain why their team will win the annual football game. Here’s the rub in […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. — There’s no way to sugar-coat the painful, deflating, full-Technicolor reality of Iowa’s loss Saturday to Northern Illinois. When a team is trying to jam a four-win season as far into the distance as possible … When a six-game losing streak is on the verge of growing to seven … When the […]
IOWA CITY — Jake Rudock is an aspiring doctor with a class schedule that would make a valedictorian or two sick to their stomachs. C.J. Beathard is the mop-haired kid from Tennessee with a country music-writing dad who works with Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and Eric Church, along with a grandfather who’s got seven Super […]