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Tag: "Lute Olson"

Fran McCaffery lands Iowa back on national recruiting map

[ 0 ] September 2, 2013

Fran McCaffery fell in love with point guard Tyler Ulis and his skill set long before it became a national fad. Some questioned Ulis’ height – 5 feet 9 inches. Not McCaffery, who became the first coach to offer him a Division I scholarship after the star guard at Marian Catholic in Chicago Heights, Ill., […]

Lute Olson receives Naismith outstanding contributor award

[ 0 ] December 11, 2012

VIA PRESS RELEASE: ATLANTA (Dec. 12, 2012) – Hall-of-Fame coach Lute Olson (formerly of Iowa) has yet another accolade to add to a long list of career achievements. Today, the Atlanta Tipoff Club named Olson winner of the 2012 Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Men’s College Basketball Award. Created in 1982, the Naismith Outstanding Contributor to […]

Keeler’s bracket: You vote – who was greatest Big 4 coach?

[ 2 ] January 31, 2011

We started with 16 of the greatest Big 4 men’s basketball coaches ever. Now we are down to two men — Bucky O’Connor and Maury John. Voting ends Feb. 5. See the matchups and vote here.