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This should be an exciting time for Iowa basketball: a decent team, virtually guaranteed an NCAA bid, talk of B1G title contention. However, only the sunniest optimists at this time can still see gold at the end of a rainbow for this Iowa team. They’ve struggled to close out games for 2 seasons yet, they [...]
1. Enough about the officiating. It’s been up and down all season and occasionally Iowa adjusts to it and wins; sometimes they don’t. Constantly complaining about it – in this case it was a small part of the problem – helps the Iowa fanbase earn the Whiny Award of the B1G. It’s just an excuse [...]
Sportz: I agree about the social media losers that attack kids personally – they are completely vile. As for the mental toughness, that AND the lack of physical toughness down the stretch shown by Iowa so many times this year have combined to caused most of Iowa’s losses – mostly against just good teams until [...]
Sportz: When your best defense of Iowa is to point out the shortcomings of other teams and call out any Iowa fans that’s facing reality (Iowa isn’t as tough or as good as they were hyped to be, Iowa doesn’t have that “one guy” to put away teams – or strong enough teamwise either) as [...]
To build on that point Marc: If the B1G does go to Friday night games, it will likely do so only AFTER or at the SAME TIME as other major conferences. Yeah, IC/CR folks, DSM folks, etc. will have choices to make between college vs. high school football; however, it’s the talent-rich states in the [...]
Another note: Everyone wants to talk about how much (mythical to this point) money would be made for each school. However, how would the local economy be impacted if attendance suffered because people would basically have to take at least half a day off on a Friday to come – just in time for kickoff? [...]
Outside of perhaps the first game of the season, I am 100% against Friday night kickoffs – and ANY day of the week other than Saturday – until Bowl Season. To me it reeks of desperation for attention from teams many people just don’t care to see and I can’t recall any terribly attractive matchups [...]
Like your post Marc and Pete’s points too. My one quarrel: Steve Walsh had more talent on the Miami Hurricanes teams “back then” then some college programs have over the course of 3 seasons. He was a smart guy with a weak arm and nice pocket movement but no threat of a run. Take away [...]
Barring complete collapse (losing out), Iowa will be in the tournament. However, after 27 games (and all of last season), there’s little evidence that this team will ever be good enough to consistently close out good teams in close games (and Minnesota is not that good). They’ve done it a few times the past this [...]
Just (and I both) as you highly doubt that Minnesota will duplicate their performance again, I highly doubt that Iowa is an elite team. WE’re 27 games in, the Hawks have had the same issues in closing games throughout the season save OSU and Illinois. They’re a good team, fun to watch (mostly), but a [...]
McCabe did NOT have a good game yesterday. However, I believe that he was not put into any position of strength defensively and perhaps too much was expected offensively. That’s the fault of the coach, not the player. I know Basabe couldn’t go, but instead of splitting more time with Uthoff (not having a terrific [...]
Welp, another close loss at home to a team that’s good but not THAT good. Another failure to seal the deal. At home. Winning teams throw daggers to kill off their challengers, especially at home; Iowa has far too often tosses marshmallows….
I agree with you James, but I’m with Mike on this one: the other league teams fighting for a league title would howl about Iowa getting a 10th home game. Since this is “just Iowa” we’re talking about (and not a “blue-blood”) the B1G will never make an exception and just reschedule for when it’s [...]
I agree. In another statement by the AD, he said the roof was under great pressure from all the snow. So my question is: ain’t Indianans smart or capable enough to melt a little snow off the roof once in a while? Heck, Even UNI used to do it periodically on the Dome – and [...]
Mike Miller commented on the blog post Ejim, Christofferson Senior CLASS Award finalists (with voting links) 3 weeks, 5 days ago · View
Isn’t Ejim the kid that flipped the bird to BYU fans earlier this season? If so, how low are the standards for this award?
Sounds like you’re new to the journalism. Yet you took 3 paragraphs to continue your little rant anyway.
BTW, what’s up with a post with a fake name? Most people that post here are required to use REAL names – well, those that are worth reading usually do.
Negative or not, it’s a valid comparison. Iowa’s terrific when they can run and/or penetrate the lane area with their guards for dumpoffs. They struggle mightily in the half-court against good teams because they’re NOT good shooters – they’re streaky at best. Combine that with weak free throw shooting throughout the game last night – [...]
Chad, I believe you’re correct but can’t tell for sure. Iowa won, and that was important. Winning is always a good thing. The rest of the game’s details? We already know what happens when Iowa stagnates offensively against good teams for extended periods of time and/or fails to adapt to the game’s environment (more physicality, [...]
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