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Bryce Miller: Patience with Peter Jok wearing dangerously thin

[ 0 ] July 15, 2014

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 […]

Video: Ex-Hawkeyes Al Lorenzen, Jacob Jaacks make NCAA picks

[ 0 ] March 17, 2014

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.

Bryce Miller: Why Wednesday’s Tennessee tempo may not be to Hawkeyes’ liking

[ 0 ] March 16, 2014

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 […]

Bryce Miller: March matters again in this state, and that’s reason to celebrate

[ 0 ] March 15, 2014

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 […]

Bryce Miller: Banged-up Spartans tough as nails with game at stake

[ 0 ] January 28, 2014

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 […]

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 […]

Miller: Two March-ready squads put on amazing show

[ 0 ] December 14, 2013

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 […]

Bryce Miller’s Big Game pick: Road warriors — again

[ 0 ] September 13, 2013

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 […]

Bryce Miller: Hawkeyes’ loss is inexcusable

[ 0 ] August 31, 2013

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 […]

Bryce Miller: QB battle is close, but there’s a slight favorite for now

[ 0 ] August 8, 2013

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 […]