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Tag: "Fran McCaffery"

Ferentz calls coaching a son ‘the greatest thing in the world’

[ 0 ] September 3, 2014

During a pregame discussion with Fran McCaffery at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn., a few years back, I asked the Iowa basketball coach if he could handle having his son play for him some day. “Oh, yeah,” McCaffery said, without hesitation. “No problem.” That conversation came to mind Saturday evening when McCaffery’s 16-year-old son, Connor, […]

Fran McCaffery says Peter Jok will rejoin men’s hoops team on Tuesday

[ 0 ] August 25, 2014

  Peter Jok will be rejoining the Iowa men’s basketball team Tuesday, coach Fran McCaffery has confirmed. Jok, a sophomore guard and former West Des Moines Valley all-stater, was suspended from all basketball-related activities by McCaffery on July 15, a day after he was charged with driving his moped while his license was revoked. Jok […]

Rick Brown’s breakdown of Iowa’s full 2014-15 hoops schedule

[ 0 ] August 21, 2014

Iowa’s men’s basketball team will start its 2014-15 Big Ten schedule in an unusual place. On the road. The Big Ten released its conference schedule Thursday, and the Hawkeyes get started Dec. 30 at Ohio State. This will be the first time in coach Fran McCaffery’s five seasons that Iowa has kicked off league play […]

Rick Brown: McCaffery sees key roles for Clemmons, Ellingson, Uhl

[ 0 ] August 20, 2014

Iowa’s basketball program is in a much better place than it was when coach Fran McCaffery took over in the spring of 2010. But now, after the first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2006, comes a different challenge. Is this a program that reloads or rebuilds? The Big Ten’s top programs keep rolling season […]

McCaffery defends program: “We have great kids. We don’t have thugs.”

[ 0 ] August 18, 2014

Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery is not worried about the public perception of his program in the wake of several player arrests. “Not at all,” McCaffery told the Register at a charity-golf appearance Monday in Des Moines. “Not in the least. We have great kids. We don’t have thugs.” McCaffery has issued four press-release statements […]

Iowa hoops player Josh Oglesby arrested for public intoxication

[ 0 ] August 16, 2014

University of Iowa senior guard Josh Oglesby, 22, was arrested by campus police  in Iowa City early Saturday on a charge of public intoxication, a spokesperson from the university’s Department of Public Safety confirmed Saturday afternoon. The university’s athletics department released a statement from Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery shortly after 3:20 p.m. on Saturday. […]

Iowa-North Carolina hoops lands on ESPN

[ 0 ] August 12, 2014

Iowa’s return to Tobacco Road will get national attention. Coach Fran McCaffery’s team will visit North Carolina Dec. 3 as part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. It was announced today that the game will tip off at 6:30 p.m. (Iowa time) and be televised by ESPN. This will be Iowa’s first trip to Chapel Hill […]

Iowa men get hoops commitment from Ohio forward

[ 0 ] August 10, 2014

The Iowa basketball program has benefited greatly from Fran McCaffery’s decision to recruit forward Aaron White out of Ohio. McCaffery hopes to have the same success with another forward from the Buckeye State. Ahmad Wagner, a 6-foot-7 forward, committed to Iowa on Sunday. The Huber Heights, Ohio, native announced his commitment on Twitter and Instagram. […]

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 […]

UPDATE: Peter Jok indefinitely suspended after charge of driving on revoked license

[ 0 ] July 15, 2014

An Iowa basketball player has found himself in more legal trouble. A criminal complaint says sophomore guard Peter Jok was stopped at 11:45 p.m. Monday on his moped at W. Market and Madison streets in Iowa City for improper lights and failure to have a safety flag. Police confirmed that Jok, whose legal name is […]