Hey folks. It’s lunch links.
A bit of scary (and weird) news regarding Sam Stoll. The heavyweight, who has missed significant time during his Iowa career with two ACL tears, was accidentally shot in the knee during the 4 o’clock hour on June 19th. Since then, he has undergone successful surgery on his knee and has been released from the hospital, according to Tom Brands.
On a positive note for the wrestling squad, they received the commitment of Patrick Kennedy, a 2020 recruit who figures to be anywhere from 165-184 pounds.
Iowa linebackers coach Seth Wallace has three starters in mind, but ‘they’re so green,’ writes Mark Emmert.
Josh Jackson? Jordan Bohannon? No, a Land of 10 reader poll selected Iowa baseball catcher Tyler Cropley as the Iowa male athlete of the year.
Dallas Craddieth says he wants to be a mixture of Bob Sanders, Desmond King, and Josh Jackson in this profile by Scott Dochterman.
The north end zone video board is starting to go up in Kinnick.
The scoreboard is starting to go up in the new north end zone at #kinnick today. pic.twitter.com/9OP4XJYdEd— Danny (@kivlind) June 20, 2018
Iowa Pro Stuff
Mile High Report, SB Nation’s Denver Broncos community, expects Josey Jewell to bring leadership and tenacity to the Denver defense.
Ricky Stanzi was cut by the Calgary Stampeders. Stanzi looked to be a favorite to be the starter this season, but the 30-year-old wasn’t able to keep a roster spot this summer. He was 4/8 for 53 yards and two interceptions in his time at Calgary.
Former Iowa basketball star Aaron White is a champion in Lithuania! And boy does he have a lot of bags to bring back to Iowa.
Ayyye!!! Champions!!! pic.twitter.com/uXwJ3hkcmV— Aaron White (@Aaron_White30) June 18, 2018
14 bags but we’re ready! pic.twitter.com/YgMNNHhWoX— Aaron White (@Aaron_White30) June 21, 2018
Big 3 Basketball kicks off this week in Houston and will come to Chicago June 29th - former Hawks Reggie Evans and Ricky Davis will be a part of the 2018 tour.
Former Hawkeye Sean McCarty will play this year’s PGA Championship. It’s his first major PGA event since 2003, when he played the U.S. Open in Olympia Fields, IL. He joins Cedar Rapids-native Zach Johnson at the event.
Mike Gundy’s mullet has spoken.
Cedar Rapids native and UI grad Jeff Tomsic directed the movie “Tag,” and it opened as the third highest grossing film this past weekend.
This is, uh, certainly a video:
“My wife’s boyfriend sold his prosthetic leg on Craigslist to afford me the opportunity to be here” pic.twitter.com/e4UjGQoKgO— Chris Hassel (@Hassel_Chris) June 20, 2018
Soccer players don’t flop. Nope not one bit.
Seriously guys....soccer players don’t flop nor dive. You’re wrong. ♂️ ♂️ #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/HgzDvHjnZe— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) June 20, 2018
On the World Cup, the favorites have had a hard time winning. Why has talent seemed like such a burden so far in Russia?
Dwight Howard will play for his fourth team in four seasons next year - what will be his legacy?
“I don’t want to die. But, you know, nothing is for certain. And I’m tired of keeping quiet.” Former NHL player Nick Boynton wrote a great piece for the Players’ Tribune.