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Sept.21Western Michigan TBATBA
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Friday, February 29, 2008

Where are they now? Duez Henderson

Duez Henderson played forward for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1998 to 2002. Duez played during the last year for then Iowa coach Dr. Tom Davis as a freshman, then spent his remaining three years playing for Steve Alford at Iowa. Duez had his most productive season individually as a sophomore in the 1999-2000 season when he averaged 7.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. As a junior, Duez scored 6.3 points per game and helped Iowa to a 23-12 overall record and the 2001 Big Ten Tournament Championship. The Hawkeyes received an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament and eventually lost to Kentucky in the 2nd round. Iowa almost did the trick of winning four games in four days at the Big Ten Tournament again in Duez’s senior year of 2001-2002, but the Hawkeyes lost on Sunday to Ohio State in the Championship and earned a berth to the NIT.

After his college career, Duez Henderson started playing professionally overseas in Germany. He has played professionally for 6 years and currently serves as Player/Coach for USC Leipzig. During his professional career, Duez has led his team in scoring and rebounding four times.

During the off-seasons, Duez can be seen participating in the Prime Time Summer League competing against other former and current Hawkeyes. He also owns and operates Bound 4 Glory Sports, a basketball training and consulting company. Former Hawkeye Jason Price helps conduct training and instruction with Duez for Bound 4 Glory Sports.

Recently, Hawkeye Sports News was able to ask former Hawkeye Duez Henderson some questions about his experiences at Iowa and also catch up on his current career. Here is a copy of the full transcript from our exclusive interview with Duez Henderson:

Hawkeye Sports News: What is the favorite memory you have from your playing days with Iowa?

Duez Henderson: I have 2 favorite memories. My first would be our run to the Sweet 16 my freshmen year. It was a great experience that I really did not appreciate at the time. It was Dr. Tom's last year and he did a great job of pulling the team together and staying focused although he knew it was his last year.

Secondly, winning the Big Ten Tournament in my junior year. We went to Chicago with the hopes of maybe winning 2 games to squeeze into the NCAA tournament, and ended up winning the tournament. This was a great time for me individually, while I spent most of my time watching and learning during our run to the Sweet 16 my freshmen year, being a starter and playing big minutes made this extra special. The excitement of going there and winning 4 games in 4 days is something I will never forget.

These are 2 specific memories, but the fans in the state gave me 4 years of great memories, I would run out of time listing all of those!

HSN: How did your experiences at Iowa help prepare you for life after basketball?

DH: My time at Iowa was very important to me as far as preparation for life after basketball. I was able to develop many relationships that I maintain to this day. While I learned a lot in the classroom, most of my learning took place outside of it. Coming from the inner-city in Detroit I was not sure of what to expect. I can say the diversity of Iowa City really taught me a lot about life. Assistant coach Rich Walker did a great job of teaching me not only on the floor, but also about life. I contemplated transferring after my freshmen year, I look back on it now and I am very happy with my decision to stay. I am sure basketball wise I could have had a better career, but life wise no question the University of Iowa was the best place for me.

HSN: Where have you played professionally after college and are you currently playing?

DH: I've played professionally across Germany for 6 years. I am currently Head Coach/player of USC Leipzig in Germany. My plan was to only coach this year but due to changes in our organization I am doing both now. It is a great learning year for me and I am enjoying it.

HSN: Where are you currently residing in the off-season and what is your current occupation?

DH: I currently call Iowa City my home during the off-season. I am the owner of Bound 4 Glory Sports (http://www.bound4glorysports.com/), a basketball training company that offers individual training, small group training, clinics, and camps.

HSN: How closely do you still follow the Hawkeyes and what are your feelings of the team's future?

DH: I still follow the Hawks very closely, I love being back in Iowa City playing with the guys, hanging around the office, and talking with the coaches.

I think they are headed in the right direction. I have to admit it is kind of frustrating see the struggles that they are going through this year, however it is also refreshing to see the way that they have competed and fought. I think Lickliter is a great fit for Iowa. He is not a lot of show and flash but about substance, which exemplifies the state of Iowa. I have the belief that any system a coach uses can be successful if he has the players to fit that system. I am looking forward to the players currently there, continuing to learn his system, along with getting his recruits into the program. I think we should all reserve judgment of the hire until this point. I think he has done a great job this year with the team he was left with. Anytime you lose players like Adam and Tyler, the following year will be a struggle. Now add to that mix a coach teaching a new system, a few key injuries, and freshmen expected to contribute at the Big Ten level; and you have the making of a tough year. I think Lickliter has done a great job considering the situation. I am sure it is just a matter of time before Iowa Basketball is one of the premiere programs in the league!

02.29.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Hawks finish with lowest attendance in 20 years
02.29.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Hawkeyes have title in sight
02.29.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

Title in Iowa's reach
02.29.08 - W Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

A perfect ending
02.29.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

Iowa women send seniors out on top
02.29.08 - W Basketball - Marshalltown Times-Republican

Hawkeyes beat Northwestern to stay atop Big Ten
02.29.08 - W Basketball - Big Ten Network

Something has to change
02.29.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Haluska's options include reuniting with Horner
02.29.08 - Misc - Des Moines Register

Shaped by prison stay, Pierre Pierce looking for the right lane
02.29.08 - Misc - Chicago Sun-Times

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Iowa-Penn State Recap

Penn State 65 Iowa 64

Box Score

The Iowa Hawkeyes dropped a heartbreaker on the road last night to Penn State 65-64. The Hawkeyes had the game in hand and a 64-57 lead with 2:40 left to play, but saw the Nittany Lions finish on an 8-0 run to take the victory. With the win, Penn State improved to 5-10 in Big Ten play and moved ahead of Iowa (5-11) in the standings for the time being.

Penn State’s David Jackson converted on an old fashioned three-point play with 18 seconds left in the game to give the Lions a one-point lead and the eventual win. Iowa called a timeout with 9.4 seconds to set up the final play of Tony Freeman driving the lane, drawing contact, but missed the left-handed layup. Jake Kelly and Seth Gorney each had a tip at the ball but could not connect and eventually saw the ball bounce out of bounds with 1.2 seconds remaining. The last three-point attempt was stripped from the hands of Justin Johnson which gave Penn State the win, their third straight at home.

Both teams played a very efficient offensive game averaging 1.14 points per possession each. Iowa shot very well on the evening making 23 of 40 shots for 58% and a remarkable 55% (12-22) of their three-pointers. However, turnovers were once again a major problem for the Hawkeye offense. Iowa turned the ball over 17 times (30.2% of their possessions) compared to only 10 turnovers for Penn State (17.5% of their possessions). Couple that with a 8-4 offensive rebounding advantage for the Lions, and that would explain why Penn State took seven more shots (22-47 FG) than Iowa and 10 more free throws (14-17 FT).

The Hawkeyes were led in scoring by Freshman Jake Kelly who poured in 17 points, his 2nd highest total on the season. Tony Freeman finished with 14 points on 5 of 14 shooting and Justin Johnson had 12 points on 4 of 5 shooting, all from three-point range. Cyrus Tate was the only other Hawkeye in double-digits and fouled out with 11 points and 2 rebounds in only 19 minutes played.

Penn State was led by forward Jamelle Cornley who scored 22 points, pulled down 7 rebounds, and had his way inside all night long. Cornley took advantage of his matchup with Seth Gorney as he faced up and abused Gorney for most the game. Gorney played his least effective game of the season and did not take a single shot in his 39 minutes on the floor.

Iowa will try to bounce back from this very tough loss on Saturday night in this year’s home finale against rival Illinois. The Illini come to Carver with a 11-17 overall record and are only 3-12 in Big Ten play this year. The Hawkeyes will then wrap up the regular season next Wednesday at Northwestern.

02.28.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Hawkeye men blow a close one on the road
02.28.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Victory slips from Hawks
02.28.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Hawks fall on road to Nittany Lions
02.28.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Penn State upends Hawkeyes
02.28.08 - Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Cornley's second half performance sparks Lions' comeback
02.28.08 - Basketball - Daily Collegian

Hawkeyes in heated race for title
02.28.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

Emmert's value dwarfs point total
02.28.08 - W Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Seniors want to finish on top
02.28.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

Stolen cards used in failed spending spree
02.28.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Former Hawkeye coach Stringer hits 800
02.28.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

02.27.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Hawks to see Claxton-less Nittany Lions
02.27.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Most valuable Hawk rotates game-to-game
02.27.08 - Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Fans crown Freeman in online poll
02.27.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Weaknesses match up for Iowa, Penn State
02.27.08 - Basketball - Centre Daily Times

Preliminary hearings set for Iowa football players
02.27.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

It's All About the Benjamins
02.27.08 - Football - Blog: The Wizard of Odds

Arrest of UI player raises profile of drug tax stamp law
02.27.08 - Misc - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Iowa gears up for final stretch
02.27.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

Local family buys former Alford house
02.27.08 - Misc - Iowa City Press-Citizen

Avery spurns Iowa, stays at VU, gets extension
02.27.08 - Volleyball - The Munster Times

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

02.26.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Albert Young: Iowa legal woes 'out of control'
02.26.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

No comment on sexual abuse allegations
02.26.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Lickliter talks Hawkeye hoops

02.26.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Lickliter impressed with Tate
02.26.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Big Ten Bloggers Poll: Iowa #8
02.26.08 - Basketball - Blog: BlackHeartGoldPants

Big Ten Sunday Recap
02.26.08 - Baseball - Blog: Big Ten Hardball

Monday, February 25, 2008

Iowa playing for their Big Ten Tourney seed

With Iowa’s loss at Michigan State and Michigan’s win over Illinois this weekend, it appears that the Hawkeyes will be in a fight with Michigan for the 7-seed in the Big Ten Tournament at season’s end. After the weekend, both teams are currently tied for 7th in the Big Ten with 3 games remaining for each. Here is a more in depth look at what is left on the schedule for both squads.

The Hawkeyes will travel to Penn State on Wednesday night to face a Nittany Lions team that Iowa beat 64-49 at home back in late January. Penn State has dropped two straight games away from home to Michigan State and Minnesota, but in the Lions last two home games they have beaten Illinois and those same Spartans.

On Sunday Iowa will face off with rival Illinois in this years home finale. Sunday will mark the first and only time the Hawkeyes meet the Illini in the 2007-08 season. Illinois has been the most disappointing team in the conference this year and currently sit in 10th place in the Big Ten with a 3-13 conference record. The Illini’s only road win this year came on February 12th at Minnesota.

The regular season comes to a close for Iowa next Wednesday, March 5th on the road at Northwestern. The Hawkeyes just recently squeaked by Northwestern 53-51 at home to pick up their 5th Big Ten win. The Wildcats loss to Indiana on Saturday dropped them to 0-14 in Big Ten play this year and barring a miracle assures Northwestern the 11-seed in the Big Ten Tournament. Evanston has been a house of horrors for Iowa in recent years and it may be the Wildcat’s last realistic chance at a conference win this year when the Hawkeyes come to town.

Iowa could realistically win out, based solely on the poor quality of their remaining opponents, and finish the season with an 8-10 conference record. However, the Hawkeyes have been extremely inconsistent this season and have yet to put together back-to-back wins in Big Ten play, so a 2-1 finish and a 7-11 conference record would be more likely.

If Iowa does indeed go 2-1 in their final 3 games to finish the season at 7-11 in Big Ten play, that would mean that Michigan would need to run the table to take the 7-seed away from the Hawkeyes. The upstart Wolverines have won 4 of their last 5 games and have winnable games against Northwestern and at Penn State up next before their season home finale against a Purdue team that may very well be playing for a regular season conference title.

The good news for Iowa fans hoping that the Hawks can hang onto 7th in the Big Ten is the fact that barring a Michigan upset win over Purdue, Iowa will most likely hold the tiebreaker over the Wolverines. Tiebreaker procedures for a two-team tie are to first look at the results of head-to-head competition. Of course, Iowa and Michigan split their regular season series with the Hawkeyes winning by 8 in Ann Arbor and the Wolverines beating Iowa by 8 in Iowa City. Since that is a wash, we then move to each team’s record against the team occupying the highest position in the final standings continuing down through the standings until one team gains an advantage. Iowa’s best win on the season is their 43-36 upset of Michigan State back on January 12th. As long as Michigan does not upset Purdue in their final game, the Wolverine’s best win would be their 80-70 victory over Ohio State earlier this month. That would mean that as long as the Spartans finish above the Buckeyes in the final regular season Big Ten Standings, Iowa would take the tiebreaker over Michigan and be playing in the 7-10 matchup of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday afternoon.

With all that being said, there is still a small possibility of Iowa moving up to capture the 6-seed from Minnesota. If the Hawkeyes win out and the Gophers lose their remaining four games (at Purdue, vs Ohio State, at Indiana, at Illinois), then Iowa would finish 1 game ahead of Minnesota and finish 6th in the Big Ten.

02.25.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Cyrus Tate named Big Ten Player of the Week
02.25.08 - Basketball - Big Ten Conference

Ferentz Suspends Two More Iowa Football Players
02.25.08 - Football - KCRG TV

Illinois gives top-ranked Iowa a test before falling 21-12
02.25.08 - Wrestling - Big Ten Network

No. 1 wraps up unbeaten Big Ten wrestling season
02.25.08 - Wrestling - Des Moines Register

Ferentz suspends 2 players following drug arrests

02.25.08 - Football - KPTM TV

Ferentz suspends Iowa players after drug-related arrests
02.25.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Cleveland, Nelson suspended by Ferentz
02.25.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Iowa Rallies Past Softball at Littlewood Classic
02.25.08 - Softball - Radford University Highlanders

Hawkeyes Fall to Liberty
02.25.08 - Softball - CSTV

MSU Smacks Down Iowa, but Cyrus Tate Throws One Down Over Drew Naymick

02.25.08 - Basketball - Blog: Storminspank's Hawkeye Ramblings

Word from Ferentz
02.25.08 - Football - Hawkmania.com

College Football: Gearing up for Spring Ball
02.25.08 - Football - Blog: Bleacher Report

Hawks finish Big Ten slate unbeaten
02.25.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

Sunday, February 24, 2008

02.24.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Iowa football team's legal woes mount
02.24.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Two Hawkeyes arrested for drugs
02.24.08 - Football - Iowa City Press-Citizen

Iowa's Cleveland, Nelson arrested on drug charges
02.24.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Iowa players Nelson, Cleveland arrested on drug charges
02.24.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Sunday Scrum: Did Ferentz deserve a contract extension?
02.24.08 - Football - Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Hawks show fight in defeat
02.24.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Hawks can't catch up after horrid start
02.24.08 - Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Hawks can't keep up with Spartans
02.24.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Iowa Game Recap
02.24.08 - Basketball - Blog: Spartans Weblog

State squads wrestle for conference titles
02.24.08 - Wrestling - Des Moines Register

Top-ranked Iowa closes dual season at Illinois today

02.24.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

Late homer dooms Hawkeye sweep Saturday
02.24.08 - Baseball - Hawk Central

Saturday, February 23, 2008

02.23.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Two players arrested on drug-related charges
02.23.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Iowa players Nelson, Cleveland arrested on drug charges
02.23.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Michigan State doesn't forget loss, dominates Iowa

02.23.08 - Basketball - ESPN.com

Awful start fuels Hawkeye loss at Michigan State
02.23.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register


Hawkeyes enter the Izzone
02.23.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Hawks heading into MSU's hornets' nest
02.23.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Coach Lickliter likes Hawkeyes' subs' approach
02.23.08 - Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Erdman's pitching guides Hawkeyes
02.23.08 - Baseball - Hawk Central

Friday, February 22, 2008

Where are they now? Les Jepsen

Les Jepsen played center for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1985 to 1990. The 7-footer was recruited by coach George Raveling and redshirted his freshman year of 1985-86, Raveling’s last at Iowa. Of course, the next year Dr. Tom Davis took over as head coach and Jepsen would soon find himself as part of some of the most successful teams in Hawkeye history. Jepsen played little his freshman and sophomore years as Iowa made runs to the Elite 8 and Sweet 16 in back-to-back seasons. He became a starter in his junior year of 1988-89 joining what could be considered one of the most talented starting fives Iowa fans have ever seen. Seniors Roy Marble, B.J. Armstrong and Ed Horton all averaged more than 18 points per game that season and were joined by Jepsen in the middle and freshman forward Ray Thompson. That team finished 23-10 on the season and lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament 96-102 to NC State in double-overtime. The next year, Jepsen led the Hawkeyes in both scoring (14.9 PPG) and rebounding (10.0 RPG) as a senior.

After his college career, the Golden State Warriors selected Les Jepsen with the 28th overall pick in the 1990 NBA Draft. Jepsen scored 53 career points in his two seasons in the NBA with the Warriors and Sacramento Kings. Currently, Jepsen lives in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and works for Jepsen Investment Management, a company he founded in 1995.

Recently, Hawkeye Sports News was able to catch up with former Hawkeye Les Jepsen and ask him a few questions about his playing days and his opinions on the current Hawkeyes. Here is the full transcript from our exclusive interview with Les Jepsen:

Hawkeye Sports News: What is your favorite memory from your playing days with Iowa?

Les Jepsen: Ann Clark from Iowa City made a huge book with newspaper articles and other memorabilia and presented it to one basketball player at Iowa each year. I know guys like Bobby Hansen, Greg Stokes and Jeff Moe got one shortly after their senior year; my year she happened to pick me. Memories fade over a long period of time… I think I’ll pick up that big book someday and the great memories playing at Iowa will all come back. Thanks, Ann. She’s one of the great people of Iowa and Iowa Basketball.

My favorite memory is beating North Carolina in Chapel Hill and then again in Iowa City less than a year later. I have the utmost respect for their coach Dean Smith and all of the players that were there at the time and went through there in the past. I wanted to go there when I was in high school, so it was nice to be able to have played there and against UNC. Both games were the featured game that week on CBS so that was always exciting for everyone, the fans, the students, the band, the players, the secretaries, the coaches… everyone. To see the banners of Jordan, Worthy, Perkins, Cunningham in the modern rafters when shooting before the Chapel Hill game was neat. The atmosphere was amazing at both games.

HSN: What was the experience like after college, playing professionally in the NBA and overseas, and how tough was the decision when you decided to retire?

LJ: Playing at The University of Iowa prepared me very well for the NBA as well as any college could. I’m not talking about the institution, it was the people there, Tom Davis, Gary Close, Bruce Pearl, Rudy Washington, all of the guys on the team, the summer league games, the fans, the administrators at that time all prepared me for life after college.

I really didn’t ever retire; I don’t think any athlete at any level truly does. I decided to take a break and finish my Masters Degree in Business (MBA) at Iowa in 1995; then after I graduated again in 1997 I went overseas for a season then decided exactly why I decided to get my MBA again.

It was really fun playing with Golden State my rookie year when Chris Mullin was playing and Don Nelson and his son Donn were coaching. Kind of reminded me of playing at Iowa really.

HSN: Where are you currently residing and what is your current occupation?

LJ: I’ve been living in the Minneapolis / St Paul area for the past eight years and love it here. I started Jepsen Investment Management in 1995 when I was in grad school and thirteen years later I’m doing exactly what I decided to do then. I manage IRAs and 401ks and investment accounts for individuals and their families. My web site is http://www.jepsenconsulting.com/. I’ve also started a real estate team in The Twin Cities and our web site there is http://jepsenconsulting.com/realestate/.

HSN: How closely do you still follow the Hawkeyes and what are your feelings of the team's future?

LJ: I just got DirecTV recently so I could get the Big Ten Network to catch the Iowa games. I try to get to a Drake basketball game each year ‘cause Dr Tom and Keno were coaching, and I try to make it to a few of Gary Close’s games at Regina and at Wisconsin.

The teams future? Just my opinion? I think Coach Lickliter and staff was a super choice; there’s not many people left like that in the game today. He’s guard-oriented so it will be interesting to see his strategy in the Big Ten in the coming years. Do you think Dr Tom Davis liked the fact that when he came here in April of 1986 he had 5 McDonald’s All-Americans and 9 future NBA players and/or draft picks in his cupboard? Did Coach Lickliter see that when he came here in April of 2007? Hasn’t it always been about recruiting at Iowa?

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone in administration held accountable in the Iowa Athletic Department took 5 minutes of Coach Lickliter’s time once a week and asked questions like “What do you want and what do you need?” I’ve given $1000 or so a year to the basketball weight room as a University of Iowa President’s Club member annually for the past seven or eight years. Not much compared to all of the huge donations, but my philosophy is if 15,500 people work just a little harder to earn $1000 more each year and give it to a cause they have a conviction in it can really mean something. When the weight coach got let go recently (why I don’t know), do you think even a single person in the athletic department asked for Coach Lickliter’s feedback on what he wanted and what he needed? Have you asked him?

Do the players play, or do the facilities play? Ever see the facilities when Michael Jordan came to the Bulls in 1985? Not good. He stayed when his contract came up several times because of the people and their decisions. Don’t you think he left the Bulls because of the people as well? Do facilities make the program…or do the people? Shouldn’t all of us be held accountable in asking the right questions to the right people? Recruiting really is all about the players, right? Players are people, right? We are all in the people business, right? Isn’t recruiting sales? Isn’t sales asking the right questions? If the person asking the important questions to the important people aren’t being asked questions by the people questioning them, isn’t there a question problem somewhere?

After meeting Coach Lickliter do you think he wants what’s best for himself, or do you feel he wants what’s best for his team and the University of Iowa? So why not start asking him? When guys like Bump Elliott were administrators, do you think he was asking those questions and had the right people asking more of the right questions? It’s obvious to me Iowa State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Drake and other schools we will be competing against for talent in the future are listening to their coaches.

Do you feel the me-first attitude has got to go from top to bottom? Once those questions are answered by the right people and acted on what do you think the teams future is? We’ll starting winning at a high level again and 15,500 [people] will be back in Carver to watch, not just 15,500 seats [facility]. Just my opinion?

02.22.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Barta praises Ferentz, gives him extension
02.22.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Ferentz's contract extended
02.22.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Ferentz awarded 1-year extension
02.22.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Ferentz gets 1-year contract extension
02.22.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Recruiting Impact: Freshman Quarterbacks
02.22.08 - Football - ProFantasySports.com

Iowa women can't hang with No. 20 Ohio State
02.22.08 - W Basketball - Quad City Times

Lack of inside game costs Hawkeyes at Ohio State
02.22.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

Bucks drop Iowa from Big Ten lead
02.22.08 - W Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Iowa first no more
02.22.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

Hawks' Kelly adjusting to grind
02.22.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Ex-Hawkeye Haluska traded to Houston Rockets
02.22.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Thursday, February 21, 2008

02.21.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Two Largo football stars make college commitments
02.21.08 - Football - Tampa Bay Newspapers

Football: Colts put franchise tag on former Hawkeye Clark

02.21.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Colts' Clark cashes in
02.21.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Ex-Wolverine jumped at Ferentz's offer
02.21.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Hawkeyes, Buckeyes battle for top spot
02.21.08 - W Basketball - Quad City Times

Hawks set to battle for first
02.21.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

Hawkeyes' goal: Get rid of the Buckeye 'mystique'
02.21.08 - W Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Hawkeye women are hottest team going in state now
02.21.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

Buckeyes revved about shot at first
02.21.08 - W Basketball - Columbus Dispatch

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

02.20.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Hawkeyes survive humdrum half
02.20.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Hawks gut it out
02.20.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Hawkeyes win despite putrid start
02.20.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Iowa rallies from 14 down to clip Northwestern
02.20.08 - Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Northwestern wanted a 2, not 3
02.20.08 - Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Iowa's late rally extends Northwestern's slide
02.20.08 - Basketball - Chicago Tribune

Tate helps Iowa rally past Northwestern 53-51
02.20.08 - Basketball - Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Campbell excited to join Hawkeyes
02.20.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Iowa introduces Campbell as its new WR coach
02.20.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Hawks looking to cement place in NCAA Tournament
02.20.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

Solverson's play, desire to succeed impresses Foster
02.20.08 - W Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Iowa-Northwestern Pregame Analysis

Fans of slow-paced, bad offensive basketball are in luck tonight when the Northwestern Wildcats roll into town to face Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. This year’s Wildcat team is the worst Big Ten team in recent memory and has a significant chance of becoming the first winless conference team since the 1999-2000 season when Northwestern finished that season 0-16 in Big Ten play. Of course to do that this year, the Wildcats would have to lose an additional 2 conference games since the Big Ten has expanded to a total of 18 in-conference games this season.

Iowa and Northwestern rank as last and second to last in almost every offensive category in the Big Ten. Northwestern is 10th in the conference in offensive efficiency (points scored per 100 possessions), and Iowa ranks last in that stat, in fact the Hawkeyes are the only team in the Big Ten that has an offensive efficiency under 100. Iowa’s turnover problems on offense have also been very well documented this season as they rank last in the conference with a turnover percentage of 25.3%. That means the Hawkeyes are turning the ball over on 25.3% of their possessions. Northwestern is actually best in the Big Ten with a turnover percentage of only 17.7%. Both teams play at a very deliberate pace with Iowa being the only team in the conference that averages fewer possessions per game than Northwestern.

The Princeton style offense that the Wildcats run is based on playing at a slower pace and valuing possession of the ball. However, it also generally leads to few offensive rebound opportunities and also very few free throw opportunities. Northwestern ranks last in the Big Ten in both offensive rebounding % and free throw rate which helps to explain their very low offensive efficiency. Throw in the fact that the Wildcats also rank dead last in the conference in defensive efficiency and you have a team that is starring a 0-18 season directly in the face.

Northwestern does have three starters averaging over 10 points per game. Sophomore forward Kevin Coble leads the Wildcats with 15.3 points per game followed by junior guard Craig Moore’s 13.3 PPG. Freshman Michael Thompson is scoring 12.3 points per game and has a very bright future ahead of him in the Big Ten. Iowa’s leading scorer Tony Freeman is averaging 14.3 points per game followed by Justin Johnson, the only other Hawkeye averaging double-digits with 12.9 PPG. Senior Seth Gorney has stepped up his play recently, doubling his scoring output in the last six games. Gorney is scoring only 4.5 points per game this season, but in the Hawkeye’s last six he is averaging 9.0 points per game.

Tip-off tonight is set for 8:05 PM in Iowa City and the game can be seen on the Big Ten Network.

02.19.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Hawkeyes enter the final stretch
02.19.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Lickliter: Fatigue is not a factor
02.19.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Iowa coach hasn't paid attention to Sampson investigation
02.19.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Lickliter talks about play of Hawks
02.19.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

No 'Mildcat' jokes for Hawkeyes
02.19.08 - Basketball - Daily Iowan

Hawks take Michigan's best shot, 20-16
02.19.08 - Wrestling - Waterloo Courier

Monday, February 18, 2008

02.18.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Iowa slips by Michigan to clinch Big Ten title
02.18.08 - Wrestling - Des Moines Register

Hawkeyes go out at home with big win
02.18.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

Beaty saves day for Iowa
02.18.08 - Wrestling - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Iowa's top-ranked grapplers hold off UM, 20-16
02.18.08 - Wrestling - Detroit Free Press

Iowa knocks off Michigan to clinch Big Ten regular season title
02.18.08 - Wrestling - Big Ten Network

Hawks grind way to win over Gophers
02.18.08 - W Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Hawkeyes sock marauding Minnesota late
02.18.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

Thumpin' Gophers
02.18.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

UI thinks 'Pink'
02.18.08 - W Basketball - Daily Iowan

BTC Power Rankings: Iowa #10
02.18.08 - Basketball - Big Ten Chronicle

Acie Earl joins Sellers & Seekers Real Estate
02.18.08 - Misc - Iowa City Press Citizen

Sunday, February 17, 2008

02.17.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Crucial test today for Hawks
02.17.08 - W Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Hawks welcome Big Ten challenge
02.17.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

Hawkeyes, Cyclones face formidable foes

02.17.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

Things getting mighty tight in Big Ten
02.17.08 - W Basketball - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Hawkeyes win 12th straight meet
02.17.08 - Wrestling - Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Friday, February 15, 2008

Iowa-Michigan Recap

Michigan 60 Iowa 52

It was a tale of two halves on Thursday night as Michigan took advantage of a cold shooting second half by the Hawkeyes on their way to a 60-52 road victory. It marked only the 3rd win away from home for the Wolverines all season and Iowa’s third straight loss.

The Hawkeyes jumped on Michigan early in what had the looks to be an easy win for Iowa. It looked as though the Wolverines left their offense at home as Iowa jumped out to a 22-7 lead and led by as much as 16 at one point in the first half. The Hawkeyes ended up taking an 11-point lead in the locker room at halftime, leading 27-16.

After the halftime break things started going downhill for the Hawkeyes and downhill in a hurry. Michigan started the 2nd half on a 13-4 run as they picked up the pace on offense and started knocking down their open jumpers. Manny Harris led the charge for the Wolverines scoring all 15 of his points in the second half. Of course, most of those came from the free throw line in garbage time, as Harris ended the game 8-8 from the charity stripe. The Iowa offense lacked showing any type of flow in the second half and went without a field goal for over an eight minute stretch of time. For the game, the Hawkeyes averaged a dismal 0.86 points per possession for the night compared to Michigan’s much more efficient 1.03 points per possession.

This is a loss that really hurts as this is a game the Hawkeyes certainly should have won had it not been for a horrendous second half. Iowa shot just 37% for the game and were 7 of 28 (25%) from the 3-point line. Sharp-shooter Justin Johnson could not find his touch all game long and finished just 3-13 from long range with 9 points. Tony Freeman may have played his worst game of the season, scoring just 8 points and only 3 in the second half. Iowa was led in scoring by Jake Kelly’s 12 points and Cyrus Tate who added 10 points in the loss. They were the only two Hawkeyes to score in double figures. Turnovers also continued to hurt the Hawkeyes. Iowa finished the game with 12 turnovers, which is a high number for a 60 possession game. That equals a turnover rate of 20%, meaning Iowa turned the ball over on 20% of their possessions.

Iowa now has the weekend off to prepare for their next game against Northwestern at home on Tuesday. The Hawkeye’s remaining schedule appears to be quite favorable with a home and away against Northwestern along with a home game versus Illinois and road contests against Michigan State and Penn State. Four of Iowa’s remaining five games look to be winnable, but on the other hand not many would have guessed the Hawks would drop Thursday nights game to Michigan. Certainly at halftime it looked like Iowa may be ready to finish the regular season on a roll, but in the end it’s back to the drawing board for Coach Lickliter and his staff.

Box Score

02.15.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Hawkeyes let Michigan run in second half
02.15.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Hawks fall apart in second half
02.15.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Hawkeye heartbreak: Iowa can't hold big first half lead
02.15.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Wolverines catch Hawkeyes
02.15.08 - Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Ferentz shakes up assistants' roles
02.15.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Ferentz adds to, shuffles UI staff
02.15.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Season tickets $339 for Iowa football
02.15.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

UI football ticket prices to stay put
02.15.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Iowa plan would spend $60 million on facilities
02.15.08 - Misc - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Purdue beats Iowa, ties for lead
02.15.08 - W Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Iowa tumbles into deadlock
02.15.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

Purdue stops Iowa's streak
02.15.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

Iowa to 'take care of home front'
02.15.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

U-M overcomes double-digit deficit to pull off upset on road
02.15.08 - Basketball - Detroit Free Press

Harris scores 15, Michigan rallies for 60-52 win over Iowa
02.15.08 - Basketball - Louisville Examiner

Iowa women back in a tie for first place
02.15.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

Iowa hires former Michigan assistant Erik Campbell as WRs coach

02.15.08 - Football - MLive.com

Purdue halts Iowa's winning streak for share of Big Ten lead
02.15.08 - W Basketball - Big Ten Network

Purdue takes back top spot in Big Ten
02.15.08 - W Basketball - Journal and Courier

Hawkeye Baseball and Softball To Appear On Big Ten Network
02.15.08 - Baseball - CSTV

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Michigan Preview

The Iowa Hawkeyes will face off against the Michigan Wolverines at Carver-Hawkeye Arena tonight in a nationally televised contest. Iowa defeated Michigan 68-60 in their previous meeting on January 19th at Crisler Arena. That victory is still one of only two away from home this season for the Hawkeyes, the other being against UNI in Cedar Falls. Iowa has faired much better at home, especially in Big Ten play, going 3-3 with impressive wins over Michigan State and Ohio State. The Wolverines come to town fresh off a 5-point win over Penn State that halted a six-game losing streak. Michigan carries a record of 6-19 on the season with only two victories away from home (at Northwestern and vs. Eastern Washington in the Great Alaskan Shootout).

Most of Michigan’s struggles this season have come on the defensive end of the floor. This season the Wolverines rank 2nd to last in the conference, ahead of only Northwestern, in defensive efficiency (or points allowed per 100 possessions). In conference games only, Michigan is allowing 1.09 points per possession defensively which ranks 9th in the Big Ten. Compare that to Iowa’s defense, which is holding opponents to just 0.99 points per possession in conference games. If the Hawkeyes can hold onto the ball on offense and limit turnovers, obviously a big if for this year’s squad, they should be able to find plenty of scoring opportunities against the Michigan defense.

On offense, the Wolverines are led by freshman guard Manny Harris who averages 15.9 points per game. However, Harris also leads the team averaging 3.6 turnovers per game. Michigan’s second leading scorer is 6-8 forward DeShawn Sims. Sims is averaging 12.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game on the season. As a team, Michigan is scoring 0.97 points per possession offensively compared to Iowa’s average of 0.91 points per possession.

Like almost every game the Hawkeyes play, the outcome will most likely be determined with defense and turnovers. Iowa likes to play at a slow pace (slowest in the Big Ten in fact) and force teams into a half court game. In the win at Michigan, Iowa turned the ball over 14 times on offense but was still able to win by 8. Of course, every one of Tony Freeman’s career-high 28 points helped the cause. If the Hawkeyes can limit turnovers to 15 or less they should be in good shape against a Wolverine team that has struggled mightily on the road this year. Tip-off is set for 8:05 and the game can be seen across the nation on ESPN.

02.14.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Hawkeye assistant gives team an earful
02.14.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Big Ten schedule shifts to Hawks' favor
02.14.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Remaining schedule kind to Hawkeyes
02.14.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Hawks want to get better, not predict
02.14.08 - Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Iowa's Palmer turns into spectator
02.14.08 - Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

UM's Anthony Wright is 3rd scoring option
02.14.08 - Basketball - Detroit Free Press

Michigan banking on Sims vs Iowa
02.14.08 - Basketball - Detroit News

First place at stake in big game at Purdue
02.14.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

Tough road for Iowa women
02.14.08 - W Basketball - Quad City Times

Hawkeyes travel for showdown
02.14.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

Hawkeyes still hold underdog mentality
02.14.08 - W Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Disappointing loss serves as motivation
02.14.08 - W Basketball - Lafayette Journal & Courier

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Where are they now? Matt Bullard

Matt Bullard played forward for Iowa from 1988 to 1990. A native of West Des Moines, Bullard transferred back to play for his home state Hawkeyes in 1988 after two seasons at the University of Colorado. Bullard joined an already talented squad his junior year and played alongside seniors Roy Marble, B.J. Armstrong and Ed Horton. In 1988-89 Iowa finished 4th in the Big Ten regular season and lost 102-96 in the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament to NC State in two overtimes. Bullard averaged 9.1 points per game off the bench in his junior year and 11.4 points per game his senior year of 1989-90. The Hawkeyes finished that season with a record of 12-16, one of only two losing seasons during the tenure of Dr. Tom Davis.

After Matt’s career at Iowa he signed as a non-draftee free agent with the Houston Rockets. Bullard played for eleven seasons in the NBA, nine with the Rockets (1990-94, 1996-2001) and one each with the Atlanta Hawks (1995-96) and Charlotte Hornets (2001-02). Bullard averaged 5.3 points per game as a professional during his career and won a NBA Championship as a member of the Houston Rockets in 1994. He also set a Rocket franchise record in three-point percentage by shooting 44.6% from behind the arc in the 1999-2000 season.

In 2004, Matt competed against other former athletes for an analyst position in the ESPN reality TV show Dream Job. Bullard eventually lost in the finals to Dee Brown. After Dream Job, Bullard continued to pursue a career in broadcasting and landed spots on ESPN Radio and also worked for Houston NBC Affiliate, KPRC.

Bullard currently serves as color commentator for Houston Rocket games on Fox Sports Net. He and Clyde Drexler share the analyst duties on Rocket telecasts alongside play-by-play man Bill Worrell. Recently, Matt Bullard was featured as NBA.com’s Broadcaster of the Week.

02.13.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Hawkeyes snap up former Michigan aide
02.13.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Moeaki's rehab from elbow, hand injuries continues
02.13.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Iowa to hire former Michigan assistant
02.13.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Hawks enjoying view from the top
02.13.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

Iowa hungry for first Big Ten title in 10 years
02.13.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

UI, ISU picked to host NCAA women's tourney games in 2009, 2010
02.13.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

Perry not quite ready
02.13.08 - Wrestling - Daily Iowan

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

02.12.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Iowa football: Report says Michigan assistant will join Hawkeyes
02.12.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Hawkeyes Pursue Consecutive Win No. 9
02.12.08 - W Basketball - CSTV

Lickliter eyes run
02.12.08 - Basketball - Daily Iowan

Longtime aide Jackson leaves Ferentz's staff
02.12.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Iowa assistant Jackson retires
02.12.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Who's next? Possibly ex-Michigan assistant
02.12.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Young: Coach Jackson Could Relate
02.12.08 - Football - HawkeyeNation.com

Ferentz Hopes to Fill Staff Opening Soon
02.12.08 - Football - HawkeyeNation.com

Longtime Iowa assistant retires
02.12.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Hawkeyes say they're hardly on easy street
02.12.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Lickliter seeks versatility in recruits
02.12.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Iowa's Solverson earns Big Ten honor
02.12.08 - W Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Boilers fumble Big Ten lead
02.12.08 - W Basketball - Indianapolis Star

Monday, February 11, 2008

Iowa women win 8th straight

The Iowa women’s basketball team continued their hot streak on Sunday with a 73-65 win over Penn State in Happy Valley. The Hawkeyes have now won 8 straight games and moved into sole possession of first place in the Big Ten. Iowa improved to 17-7 on the season and 10-3 in conference play. Sunday’s win over the Nittany Lions also gave coach Lisa Bluder her 500th career victory and her 144th as Iowa’s head coach.

The Hawkeyes were led in scoring by guard Kristi Smith who poured in 20 points on 6 of 12 shooting. Senior Jo Solverson was Iowa’s next leading scorer with 16 points on 7 of 13 shooting in 24 minutes played. Solverson led the Hawkeyes with 11 points in the first half helping Iowa to a 33-28 halftime lead. Iowa shot the ball very well on the afternoon making 25 of 48 shots as a team while also connecting on 19 of 20 free throws.

The win gave Iowa a half-game lead in the conference over Purdue who plays at Michigan State tonight. The Hawkeyes will travel to West Lafayette to face Purdue on Thursday night to begin a huge three game stretch. Iowa faces the other top teams in the Big Ten in their next three games: the Boilermakers (9-3), Minnesota (8-5), and Ohio State (9-4), before finishing the regular season against cellar dwellers Northwestern (0-12) and Wisconsin (4-8).

With every victory Iowa is looking more and more like a team that deserves a bid in the Women’s NCAA Tournament, but they still have to be considered “on the bubble” thanks in large part to an average performance in non-conference games. The Hawkeyes are currently rated 38th by CollegeRPI.com and 37th by computer rating guru Jeff Sagarin. Certainly if Iowa can win 3 or 4 of their last 5 they should expect a ticket to the Big Dance. CollegeRPI.com’s current bracket projection has Iowa as an 8-seed meeting Texas in the first round.

02.11.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Bluder wins 500th
02.11.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

Bluder wins No. 500
02.11.08 - W Basketball - Quad City Times

Hawks give Bluder No. 500
02.11.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

Hawkeyes Beat Boise State, 30-9
02.11.08 - Wrestling - CSTV

No. 1 Iowa pounds Boise State
02.11.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

Iowa outduels BSU Wrestling Team
02.11.08 - Wrestling - Idaho Statesman

Plenty of good times at annual event
02.11.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Iowa too much for Lady Lions on THINK PINK DAY

02.11.08 - W Basketball - Big Ten Network

Pretty in Pink
02.11.08 - W Basketball - Marshalltown Times-Republican

BSU vs. #1 IOWA
02.11.08 - Wrestling - Blog: boisemixedmartialarts

Hawkeyes handle Boise State
02.11.08 - Wrestling - HawkeyeReport.com

Hawks win 8th straight, Bluder gets #500
02.11.08 - W Basketball - HawkeyeReport.com

Iowa wrestling: Hawkeyes win out West

02.11.08 - Wrestling - Des Moines Register

Bluder Gets 500th Victory At Iowa, Hawkeyes Remain In First
02.11.08 - W Basketball - KTIV TV

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Iowa-Minnesota Recap

Minnesota 63 Iowa 50

The Hawkeyes were on the road again Saturday afternoon in Williams Arena to take on Tubby Smith’s Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Gophers were already looking at this game as a must win for them to keep their slim NCAA Tournament hopes alive while Iowa is still just looking to improve with every game. Minnesota controlled the tempo from the beginning and took an early lead that they never relinquished en route to a 63-50 win over the Hawkeyes.

Minnesota started the game in a full court press in an attempt to speed up the Hawkeyes and get the game played at their pace. Coming into the game, the Gophers were the “fastest” team in the Big Ten in terms of possessions per game, while Iowa ranked last in the conference in pace. In the end, Iowa, as has been the case all year, was able to dictate the tempo and held Minnesota to only 59 offensive possessions in the game, their lowest in any game this season. What the Gopher press did do was force Iowa into a lot of bad turnovers, something that has been the Hawkeyes’ Achilles Heel all season. Iowa turned the ball over 18 times in a 57 possession game, or 31 percent of the time they had the ball. Not good.

Iowa’s 50 points breaks down to just 0.87 points-per-possession, not exactly an efficient outing on offense. Minnesota’s offense was much more efficient scoring 1.06 points-per-possession thanks in large part to Iowa turnovers and Minnesota offensive rebounds. The Gopher’s pulled down 11 offensive rebounds compared to just 2 for the Hawkeyes. The tough part about this loss is that despite Minnesota’s tough pressure defense, Iowa did shoot the ball very well. The Hawks finished 47% from the floor (18-38) and 9 of 21 from three-point land (43%); they just didn’t get enough opportunities to score thanks to the 18 turnovers.

Coach Todd Lickliter put it bluntly after the game, "I need to give (Minnesota) credit, but on the other side, it's just nearly impossible to win if you can't pass or catch the ball."

"We had 38 field-goal attempts and they had 53, and we assisted them a number of times," Lickliter said. "That's not a good thing."

Justin Johnson led Iowa with 15 points on 5 of 14 shooting (3-11 on threes) and Tony Freeman scored 12 points on the afternoon all from the three-point line (4-8). Johnson and Freeman also led the Hawks in turnovers with 5 and 4 respectively. Seth Gorney didn’t miss a shot on the night and finished one point away from a double-double with 9 points on 4 of 4 shooting and pulled down 10 boards.

Up next for Iowa are two very winnable home games against Michigan on Thursday and then Northwestern on the 19th. The Hawkeyes dropped to 4-8 in conference and 11-14 overall, and even with a favorable schedule the rest of the way it looks as though a .500 record is all but out of the question. Iowa would have to win 5 out of their last 6 to finish 9-9 in conference, a large task for a team that hasn’t won back-to-back games since Eastern Illinois and UNI back in early December.

Box Score

02.10.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Hawkeyes move into sole possession of first place, send Bluder to 500th win
02.10.08 - W Basketball - Big Ten Network

Iowa men's basketball: Game Gophers lull Hawkeyes into loss
02.10.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Iowa football: Two return to Hawkeyes after a year elsewhere

02.10.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Slaton continues to rise to the occasion
02.10.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

Big road tests await Hawks
02.10.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

Minnesota Gophers send Iowa south

02.10.08 - Basketball - Pioneer Press

Saturday, February 9, 2008

02.09.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Round 1 of Tubby-Lickliter goes to Smith and Gophers
02.09.08 - Basketball - Big Ten Network

Iowa can't get a grip on Minnesota
02.09.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Hawks burned at the Barn
02.09.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Iowa men: Sloppy play costs Hawkeyes in road loss

02.09.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Recap: Minnesota vs. Iowa
02.09.08 - Basketball - Kansas City Star

Freshman Nolen finds offense, leads Minn. to 63-50 win over Iowa
02.09.08 - Basketball - International Herald Tribune

Turnovers, Second Chances Doom Iowa
02.09.08 - Basketball - HawkeyeNation.com

Thursday, February 7, 2008

02.07.08

Badgers overcome Iowa charge
02.07.08 - Basketball - New Richmond News

Keokuk QB just one part of Iowa's recruiting class
02.07.08 - Football - Burlington Hawk Eye

Iowa stays close to Wisconsin, but loses game
02.07.08 - Basketball - Radio Iowa

Wisconsin tops Iowa in Big Ten basketball brawl
02.07.08 - Basketball - The Daily Cardinal

8th ranked Badgers knock off Hawkeyes in snowy Iowa City
02.07.08 - Basketball - Wisconsin Radio Network

Recruits please Ferentz
02.07.08 - Football - Daily Iowan

UW men's basketball: Bohannon, Badgers bury Hawkeyes at the line
02.07.08 - Basketball - The Capital Times

Quotes & Notes: Wisconsin
02.07.08 - Basketball - HawkeyeNation.com

Bohannon delivers for UW after slow start
02.07.08 - Basketball - Appleton Post Crescent

Signing on for Big Ten service
02.07.08 - Football - Peoria Journal Star

Wisconsin shrugs off pesky Hawkeyes
02.07.08 - Basketball - MySportsbook.com

Hawkeyes drop close one to Wisconsin
02.07.08 - Basketball - HawkeyeReport.com

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

02.06.08

Landry helps Wisconsin avoid upset at Iowa
02.06.08 - Basketball - Hoops World

Hawkeyes ink 24 players to national letters of intent
02.06.08 - Football - Waterloo Courier

Hawks sign 24 football recruits
02.06.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Iowa football: Bettendorf native (and Texas resident) joins Hawkeyes

02.06.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Committment doesn't mean much in 2008
02.06.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Younger Ferentz has big potential
02.06.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Star struck: Does signing day really matter?
02.06.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Iowa RB recruits can step right in
02.06.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Solon's Morris commits early
02.06.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Iowa, Iowa State pay price to bring in top talent
02.06.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Buckeye 'loss' haunts Iowa men
02.06.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Senior Surge
02.06.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Bluder zeroes in on 500th victory
02.06.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

02.05.08

Bohannon Returns Home
02.05.08 - Basketball - UWBadgers.com

Iowa performing above expectations
02.05.08 - Basketball - Sporting News

Johnson snaps out of slump
02.05.08 - Basketball - Burlington Hawk Eye

Ex-Hawkeye Roth pleads not guilty to public intox charge
02.05.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Bo Ryan Doesn't Buy Into Rivalry Games
02.05.08 - Basketball - News Radio 620

Ryan prepares UW for road test
02.05.08 - Basketball - The Daily Cardinal

Lickliter has had eye on City's Gatens
02.05.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Another Ferentz ready to play for dad
02.05.08 - Football - Daily Iowan

Sunday, February 3, 2008

02.03.08

Hawkeyes pull reverse against Buckeyes
02.03.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Can Iowa finish 9-9 in the Big Ten?

02.03.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register Blogs

Reversal of fortune
02.03.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Iowa players, crowd feed off each other
02.03.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Gorney, Hawkeyes grind out a win
02.03.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Hawks making believers
02.03.08 - Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Gorney a big sign of Hawks' growth
02.03.08 - Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Gorney, Hawks avenge embarrassing loss

02.03.08 - Basketball - Waterloo-CF Courier

Iowa's attendance on verge of all-time arena low
02.03.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Streaking Hawkeyes ready for Hoosiers
02.03.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

Hawks look to stay atop Big Ten
02.03.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central