The Top 5 Moments of Hawkeye Men's Basketball 2011-12 (via hawkeyesportstv)
IOWA MEN'S BASKETBALL LOSES TO NORTHWESTERN. The Hawkeyes had a chance. Freshman Josh Oglesby had a look at a three pointer that would have given Iowa a one point lead with three seconds to go. It didn't drop and Iowa finished 8-10 in Big Ten play and will have the number eight seed and face Illinois Thursday at 10:30 am (CT) in the Big Ten Tournament.
IT WAS SENIOR DAY IN IOWA CITY. Devon Archie, Bryce Cartwright, Andrew Brommer and Matt Gatens said goodbye to a reported sell-out crowd in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The loudest applause came for Gatens who finished the game with 17 points moving him to seventh on Iowa's all-time scoring list.
GATENS EARNS FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG TEN, FRAN MCCAFFERY AND AARON WHITE RUNNER-UP FOR AWARDS ON SCOTT DOCHTERMAN'S BALLOT. The Big Ten basketball awards will release soon. Scott Dochterman, of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, has a ballot and shares it with us. Senior Matt Gatens joins Draymond Green (MSU), Jared Sullinger (OSU), Cody Zeller (IU) and Tim Frazier (PSU) on his all-Big Ten first team. Fran McCaffery is the runner-up for the Coach of the Year Award to Michigan State's Tom Izzo. Aaron White is the second runner-up for the Freshman of the Year losing out to Indiana's Zeller and Michigan's Trey Burke.
WHERE ARE THE WINNING WAYS? HAWKEYE BASEBALL HAS YOUR W! The Hawkeye baseball team got a win Sunday against Youngstown State. It was a 10 inning game that had 39 hits and 31 total runs. The Hawkeye won 16-15 moving their record to 3-6 on the season.
GREG DAVIS IS TECHNICALLY IOWA'S OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR ON A ONE YEAR INTERIM BASIS. That's because his hiring failed to comply with equal employment opportunity policies. Per Gary Barta, Davis understands a formal search for his current position will be conducted within a year of his hiring. Barta also discussed the hiring of Brian Ferentz with the Des Moines Register's Tom Witosky.
FINALLY, PHIL PARKER SPEAKS. Friday, Phil Parker met with the media to discuss his promotion to Iowa Football's new defensive coordinator. The promotion wasn't offered to Parker until late January. Parker says the chance to be Iowa's DC "seemed like a good opportunity for me and my family." Parker will continue to recruit, something his predecessor Norm Parker didn't do in his final years. Phil added that he'll continue to run a 4-3 defense, something Iowa fans are accustomed to. He also says there may be some changes like a safety working closer to the line of scrimmage.
IOWA WOMEN'S SOFTBALL LOSES TO TOP 10 RANKED OKLAHOMA. The Sooners held off a late comeback attempt by the Hawkeyes in the fifth inning. The Sooners are ranked 8/9 and held on to win 4-2. Iowa falls to 9-9 on the season. The two teams played Saturday too, with Oklahoma winning that match-up 6-3.
SOME TIDBITS ABOUT A COUPLE OF 2012 BASKETBALL RECRUITS. Last week, it was reported that Brian Greene Jr. had an offer from Iowa. Then it was reported he didn't. Any-who, Greene committed to Auburn this weekend on an official visit, so forget I wrote anything. Another name to remember is Brandon Spearman. He was a Dayton commit in 2010 but left after one year and currently plays ball at Indian Hills Community College. Spearman doesn't have an Iowa offer yet but says the Hawks are very interested.
HAWKEYE FOOTBALL OFFERS A SCHOLARSHIP TO WISCONSIN LINEBACKER. Iowa offered Austin Ramesh, an outside linebacker from Eagle River, Wisconsin over the weekend. Iowa joins Iowa State, Illinois State and the Dakota schools as Ramesh's current offers. He's 6'2" 215, check out his YouTubes.
WONDERING IF YOU SHOULD GET BRET BIELEMA HOTEL COLLECTION BEDDING OR OR THE VERA WANG SERVEWARE? You can see what the former Hawkeye and current Wisconsin Badger has on his wedding registry. Personally, I'm saving up to get him the Cuisinart® Electric Fondue Set from Bed Bath and Beyond.
ANOTHER WEEKEND, ANOTHER CYCLONE FOOTBALL PLAYER ARRESTED. The Cyclones are waaaaay behind TCU in the early off-season Fulmer Cup Standings but they are aren't done trying. Iowa State Daily senior reporter Dan Tracy reported via Twitter that tight end Pierce Richardson got popped for Public Intox.
- Iowa finally meets Illinois in Big Ten Tournament
- Big Ten and Big 12 tourney histories favor Iowa and Iowa State on Thursday
- St. John returns, brings toughness with him
- Q&A: New Iowa defensive boss Phil Parker
- McDonough, St. John Win Big Ten Titles
- Iowa men lose to Drake Tennis
- Iowa women's tennis beats Depaul!
- Big Ten men's basketball TV schedule: 2012 Big Ten Tournament
- The cost of a winning schedule
- Former Hawkeye Matt Bowen on NFL bounties
- Rick Kaczenski has changes for the Cornhusker defensive line
- Wrestling remains worthwhile lifestyle for champ Bill Zadick
- If you missed Cartwright's socks on Senior Day
- Brian Ferentz is now on Twitter
- Best coaching theatrics: Fran McCaffery chair slam