LISA BLUDER'S SQUAD GETS A FIRST ROUND VICTORY. Iowa used a second half surge to put away Miami last night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Miami held a one point halftime lead but Iowa outscored the Hurricanes by 17 in the second half. Samantha Logic had a game high 23 points and a team high 11 rebounds. Iowa will next face Notre Dame, the #2 overall seed (#1 in Iowa's region). The Irish trounced Tennessee-Martin 97-64. Tipoff is again at Carver at 8:30 PM CDT Tuesday.
FRAN MCCAFFERY'S TEAM NOW KNOWS THEIR NEXT OPPONENT IN THE NIT. Virginia handled St. Johns yesterday in second round action in the NIT. The Hawkeyes will head to play at Virginia for a chance to play at Madison Square Garden. Tipoff is set for 6:00 PM CDT on Wednesday.
IOWA FOOTBALL STARTS SPRING PRACTICE THIS WEEK. Today, the Hawkeyes will hold their annual Pro Day inside the workout facility in Iowa City. The Pro Day is off-limits to media so it's not clear which seniors will be working out. Spring ball gets underway later this week. There will be a press conference with the coaching staff. It will be our first chance to hear from new coaches Bobby Kennedy, Jim Reid and Chris White.
SPEAKING OF FOOTBALL. Marc Morehouse, of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, is rolling out his annual series "Four Downs." There's two installments available on the On Iowa blog. Catch up with both Iowa's running back and quarterback situation leading into Spring camp.
AND FINALLY, B1G LIFE, B1G STAGE:
- An open letter from Jefferson Davis to Jim Delany
- Aaron White, underrated
- Seth Olsen signs with Vikings
- B1G gets wish on tabled recruiting rule
- 2012-13 Big Ten men's basketball TV schedule: NCAA/NIT/CBI (March 25-29)
- Miami coach prophetic on Iowa's Logic
- Wrestling: Mixed emotions from NCAAs, but future has promise
- Fran McCaffery Postgame Transcript
- Meet Virginia, Iowa's next NIT opponent
- Iowa wrap-up: Marble elevates Hawkeyes
- Math, rivalries on B1G cross-divisional games
- This week in Ooops
- Kyle Meyer has used the 2012-13 season trying to improve his all-around game