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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 […]

Tom Davis’ relationship with Johnny Orr goes way back

[ 0 ] December 31, 2013

Tom Davis first met Johnny Orr back in the 1950s. Davis was the star point guard at Wisconsin-Platteville, Orr the head boys’ basketball coach at Dubuque Senior High School. “We played a game in Dubuque one night, and Johnny came in the locker room and asked coach (John) Barth how he could learn our offense,” […]

Tom Davis: ‘We had lived in some beautiful places’

[ 0 ] June 29, 2013

Given the uncomfortable circumstances, it would’ve made sense if Tom Davis had sold his house in Iowa City and moved away with his wife once the 1998-99 college basketball season ended. Davis, 74, led the Iowa men’s basketball team to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 that season despite knowing that it was his last season […]

Rick Brown: Gary Barta hit home run with hiring of Fran McCaffery

[ 0 ] April 4, 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The pressure was squarely on the shoulders of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta when he set out to hire a new men’s basketball coach in March of 2010. kidney disease treatment He had just divorced himself of Todd Lickliter, his hire, three years into a disastrous marriage. The Hawkeyes’ once-proud program […]

Bryce Miller: Alford passes the buck, but don’t believe it for a second

[ 0 ] April 4, 2013

UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford faced his first full-court press from California media this week when introduced as the man picked to guide the program immortalized by John Wooden. Then, Alford dribbled the ball directly off his foot. When asked whether Wooden would have handled the 2002 sexual-assault charge against former Iowa player Pierre Pierce […]

Former Hawkeyes asked to honor John Streif in special way

[ 0 ] February 19, 2013

So just what has John Streif meant to the University of Iowa’s athletic department? “I don’t even know where you begin,” said Tom Davis, who spent 13 seasons as the Hawkeyes’ head men’s basketball coach. “He did everything.” Streif, an Iowa graduate who spent more than four decades serving the athletic department with dedication and […]

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, […]

Q&A with Tom Davis

[ 0 ] January 16, 2013

Davis talks with reporters on Wednesday prior to the 20th anniversary of Chris Street’s death.

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 […]