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Tag: "Chris Collins"

Harty: Iowa’s lopsided victory at Northwestern stands above the rest

[ 0 ] January 26, 2014

The Iowa men’s basketball team already has won 16 games this season with the most impressive victory coming on Saturday at Northwestern. That’s right, lowly Northwestern. Saturday’s 76-50 victory at Welsh-Ryan Arena stands above the rest because of the difficult circumstances. The game had letdown written all over it being that it was sandwiched between […]

Fran McCaffery will revisit his past in Saturday’s game

[ 0 ] January 24, 2014

EVANSTON, Ill. — Point guard Fran McCaffery was entering his senior season at Penn when coach Bob Weinhauer hired a new assistant. It was someone McCaffery was very familiar with — someone he idolized as a kid growing up in Philadelphia. Philadelphia 76ers guard Doug Collins retired after the 1980-81 NBA season, and wanted to […]

Why Northwestern’s coach has special memories of Iowa

[ 0 ] January 8, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Chris Collins hits the trifecta Thursday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. He first saw the home of Iowa basketball as a recruit in 1991, and nearly decided to play basketball for the Hawkeyes before Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski made a late recruiting pitch. Collins returned to play a game in the arena in […]

NBA coach strikes chord with emotional letter about Chris Street

[ 0 ] January 18, 2013

Chris Collins didn’t know about the letter. A passionate, emotional letter his father, Doug, sent to Iowa assistant basketball coach Gary Close on Jan. 20, 1993, the day after Hawkeye standout Chris Street died in an automobile accident. “Words cannot describe the feeling that I have today regarding the tragic death of Chris Street,” Collins, […]