FORMER OKLAHOMA SOONER BRANDON WEGHER ARRESTED AGAIN (SEE WHAT I DID THERE?). From scoring a touchdown in the 2010 Orange Bowl to multiple arrests, it has been a downward slide for Brandon Wegher. The once promising Hawkeye running back was a four-star recruit from Dakota Dunes, South Dakota. He occasionally wowed Hawkeye fans with his quick feet and ability to run away from a defense. All that as a true freshman.
He never played another game as a Hawkeye following that 113 yard Orange Bowl performance. There was baby drama and a transfer request that played out over his sophomore year. The story continued to play out through the spring of 2011 when court documents named Wegher a father in a legal custody case.
That same spring Wegher had a short stop at Oklahoma, if you can call it that. Then there was Iowa Western Community College (IWCC) where Wegher would attempt to get his grades in order and hopefully find another place to eventually finish his college football career. He failed to qualify academically and was ineligible to play football for the 2011 season but did attend school the fall semester.
On October 13th of last year, in the middle of his fall semester at IWCC, Wegher made news when he was arrested for public intox and eluding the police. The news of the arrest probably wasn't as shocking as the mugshot.
From the criminal complaint, Brandon's brother, Cole Wegher, attempted to gather "cleaning supplies" from the house address listed on the complaint. According to Cole, Brandon assulted him and caused him a head injury. There was enough visible evidence for the police officer to make an arrest on the scene.
CAN I SPEAK FOR EVERYONE HERE? When I say c'mon
kid young adult, get your shit together.
MARC MOREHOUSE CONTINUES HIS FOUR DOWNS SERIES WITH THE OFFENSIVE LINE. Three seniors move on - possibly to the NFL - leaving Iowa with just two returning starters along the offensive line. James Ferentz may be the only name you can write in ink as a starter for 2012. Of the five spots there are ten guys that could earn a starting position come September.
Nolan MacMillian is healthy again but where does he fit? Is he a guard or tackle? Bret Van Sloten played well in place of Markus Zusevics against Oklahoma in the Insight.com Bowl. Did he play well enough to earn the starting right tackle position? And what about those red shirt freshmen everyone raved about, Jordan Walsh and Austin Blythe?
If there's one position on the Iowa football roster where it appears they've stacked some talent it's the Oline. Still, as spring turns into summer there are position battles taking place and some plug-and-play depth that needs developed. My personal starting OLine would look like this: MacMillan (LT), Scherrf (LG), Ferentz (C), Blythe (RG), Van Sloten (RT). But, I'm not a coach and that's probably a good thing.
A BIG PART OF IOWA MEN'S BASKETBALL 2012-13 COULD BE GABE OLASENI. According to head basketball coach Fran McCaffery "Gabe Olaseni has really developed." Iowa will lose seniors Andrew Brommer and Devon Archie from the low post. Olesani played sparingly this season behind both seniors but his minutes grew as the season progressed. Olaseni looks the part of a project but McCaffery says,
"For him, it's a big learning curve. He's got the skill set. He's got the talent. He's got the athletic ability. He's just got to figure it out at this level. He's really come a long way."
JON MILLER IS MAKING STATISTICAL PREDICTIONS FOR FUTURE IOWA MEN'S HOOPS. Jon Miller, of Hawkeye Nation, believes Iowa has an exciting hoops future. Miller breaks down Iowa's final statistics for returning players and makes some predictions for incoming freshmen. Miller projects Woodbury with five points per game and three rebounds. Mike Gesell is predicted to have a Jeff Horner like freshman year, eight points and five assists per game.
INCOMING BASKETBALL RECRUIT ANTHONY CLEMMONS MOVES ON IN MICHIGAN STATE TOURNEY. Anthony Clemmons had 12 points in his team's 56-37 quarterfinal win Tuesday night. Clemmons and his Lansing Sexton team will play Friday night at 7:50 pm (CST). Here is some footage of Clemmons in action:
Iowa commit Anthony Clemmons with the blocked shot and dunk (via PrepHoopsTV)
POTENTIAL IOWA TARGET BRANDON SPEARMAN AND INDIAN HILLS CC PLAYING IN THE NJCAA. Brandon Spearman doesn't yet have a scholarship offer from Iowa but the Hawkeye coaching staff is evaluating his play. Spearman plays for Indian Hills Community College and they are playing in the NJCAA National Tournament. Indian Hills took the loss Tuesday night and Spearman added 11 points. Spearman added nine points Wednesday in a win over East Mississippi CC.
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