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Rick Brown’s College Basketball Notebook

[ 0 ] January 16, 2014

Thirteen seasons. That’s how long it had been since Iowa State and Iowa had defeated Top 10 teams in the same season. But that streak ended Sunday when Iowa knocked off No. 3 Ohio State, 84-74. Earlier this season, Iowa State beat No. 7 Michigan and No.7 Baylor at home. This is the 16th time […]

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, […]

Chris Street: His legacy lives on after 20 years

[ 0 ] January 13, 2013

Chris Street’s spirit lives in an upstairs bedroom of his parents’ rural Milo home. His black-and-gold basketball shoes are there. So is the stool that once sat in front of his Carver-Hawkeye Arena locker. There are plaques, portraits, his personalized HAWK 40 vanity license plate. The room radiates with photographs of Street flashing his trademark […]

Without Chris Street, Hawkeyes rallied for emotional win

[ 0 ] January 13, 2013

can i get my ex back Tom Izzo’s coaching resume is top-heavy with success. But it’s a loss that sticks with Michigan State’s basketball coach, 20 years after it happened. “If it’s possible to have a rewarding loss, that one might be the ultimate,” Izzo said. “Because it was way bigger than the game.” Izzo […]

Bruce Pearl discusses his past, present and future [with video]

[ 0 ] February 4, 2012

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Bruce Pearl has a new profession. “I’ve crossed over to the dark side,” said Pearl, a former Iowa assistant basketball coach to Tom Davis, who returned for the 1986-87 team’s 25th reunion this weekend. Pearl has joined the media. He’s doing part-time work for Sirius XM radio, in addition to his […]

Iowa’s run to No. 1: The 1986-87 team reunites 25 years later

[ 1 ] February 3, 2012

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The VHS tape sits in a box in his basement. “I’ve never watched it,” Brad Lohaus said. The tape is a cruel reminder of the final game of Lohaus’ Iowa basketball career, which ended on the doorstep of the 1987 Final Four: No. 1 Nevada-Las Vegas 84, Iowa 81. The sting […]

Iowa’s run to No. 1: Remembering the ’86-87 Hawkeyes (third and final in a series)

[ 0 ] February 3, 2012

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Iowa’s Fabulous Five basketball team of 1955-56 spent five weeks rated in the Top 10, won 20 games and finished as the national runner-up. Bucky O’Connor’s legendary squad took a school-record 17-game winning streak into the NCAA championship game against San Francisco in Evanston, Ill. Bill Russell and the Dons snapped […]

Iowa’s run to No. 1: Remembering the ’86-’87 Hawkeyes (first in a series)

[ 9 ] January 21, 2012

With links to game stories and a poll: Who was your favorite Hawkeye on the ’86-87 team?