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Tag: "Dau Jok"

Uthoff’s balanced effort lifts Hawkeyes to 5-0

[ 0 ] November 22, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Jarrod Uthoff didn’t know how long it would take to kick two years of rust off his game. “I’ve been playing basketball every day,” said Uthoff, who redshirted the 2011-12 season at Wisconsin and did the same last season after transferring to Iowa. “But a game is a lot different. A lot […]

Friday’s opponent has added meaning for Fran McCaffery

[ 0 ] November 21, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Fran McCaffery still remembers the words to the Penn fight song. “I’m not going to sing it, though,” McCaffery said. Iowa’s basketball coach goes against his alma mater Friday when Penn visits Carver-Hawkeye Arena for a 6 p.m. game. McCaffery, who grew up in Philadelphia, Pa., and earned the nickname “White […]

How to contribute to Dau Jok’s foundation in his father’s honor

[ 0 ] November 21, 2013

Iowans who want to contribute to the Dut Jok Youth Foundation, which honors the late father of Iowa basketball player Peter Jok and Penn basketball player Dau Jok, can do so by contacting University of Iowa student Ryan Frost (ryan-frost@uiowa.edu). The Joks, teammates at Des Moines Roosevelt, play against each other Friday at 6 p.m. […]

Jok brothers’ unique journey makes stop in Iowa City on Friday

[ 0 ] November 20, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Dau Jok, then a high school senior, scored 14 points and his brother, freshman Peter Jok, added 10. But that was not enough to keep Des Moines Roosevelt’s 2009-10 basketball season alive. The Roughriders lost at Hoover in a substate semifinal, 51-44. Peter’s prep career was just starting to blossom. Dau’s […]