FRAN MCCAFFERY BELIEVES HIS TEAM CAN WIN THE BIG TEN TOURNAMENT. Iowa's head coach talked to the media following their final win of the Big Ten regular season over Nebraska. It was McCaffery's 300th win as a coach. He was asked what his team is capable of in the B1G tournament, Fran said,
Winning the Big Ten Tournament
Fran's players are excited about playing in Chicago too. They, like their coach, like their chances.
IOWA MAY HAVE TO WIN THE B1G TOURNEY TO GET A SPOT IN THE BIG DANCE. Joe Lunardi, of ESPN.com, thinks Iowa is part of the "Next four out." Following Iowa's loss to Nebraska they were no where to be found among "bracketologists." Now, they are back on the bubble, at least. Their hopes are still slim, at best, and here's a breakdown of what needs to happen.
MIKE GESELL COULD BE BACK THIS WEEK. His return could certainly help boost Iowa's shot at winning the B1G Tournament. According to McCaffery, "I think he'll be able to play." McCaffery may keep Marble at the point guard position. He took over the role after Gesell injured his foot at Nebraska.
SPEAKING OF MARBLE. He surpassed 1000 points in the win against Nebraska last Saturday. Roy Dev joined his dad and became the first father and son combination to accomplish such a feat in the Big Ten.
MARBLE AND AARON WHITE EARNED BIG TEN HONORS. Last night, the Big Ten announced its end of year awards. Marble was named third team all-Big Ten by the coaches. Aaron White earned a spot on the media's third team all-Big Ten team. Senior Eric May earned Iowa's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
THE HAWKEYE LADIES DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH FOR NEBRASKA. Bluder's bunch hung tough but eventually number two seeded Nebraska pulled away for their third win over Iowa this season. Iowa beat Northwestern Thursday night earning there third win in-a-row, possibly securing a spot in the NCAA tournament. Morgan Johnson earned second team all-Big Ten honors for her excellent play this season. Samantha Logic and Jamie Printy earned honorable mention all-Big Ten.
SECOND PLACE IS THE FIRST PLACE LOSER, FOR SOME.
This is the 2nd place 125 pound Big Ten trophy. We found it in the garbage. twitter.com/SamLouwagie/st…— Sam Louwagie (@SamLouwagie) March 10, 2013
HAWKEYE SPRING FOOTBALL IS COMING TO DES MOINES. It's official. Iowa will hold an open practice at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines on April 20th. Iowa may again hold another open session for the public the following Saturday in Iowa City. April 20th, coincidentally, is the date of the Iowa State spring game in Ames. Valley Stadium isn't quite my backyard but it's close. See you there.
OF COURSE THE BIG QUESTION IS WHO WILL PLAY QUARTERBACK. Iowa's current roster includes three candidates: Jake Rudock, Cody Sokol and C.J. Beathard. Iowa will could likely have their number one guy figured out by that open practice in April. On the defensive side, ESPN blogger Adam Rittenberg thinks Darian Cooper is a candidate for a breakout season. Iowa's defensive line needs all the breakout players it can get.
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