Tuesday, May 26, 2009

MEN'S BB: Hawkeye Win in Europe; Defeat Basket Ferentino

Iowa State University

By looking at the boxscore, it appears Jarryd Cole had his way a couple of days ago against Basket Ferentino. The Hawkeyes didn't shoot the ball particularly well from behind the arc, but the guys did well cleaning up the boards.

Score by period 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Iowa Hawkeyes 27 13 24 14 78
Basket Ferentino 12 19 16 11 58

Next up, is the Greece Senior team, not to be confused with this Greek team of Seniors.

Friday, May 22, 2009

MEN'S BB: Video on the Europe Trip and Player Shortage

Good little video clip here. Cool to see Justin Johnson come back to help out, as well.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

MEN'S BB: Don't Be Surprised if Greg Heiar Ends Up w Larry Eustachy

Eustachy looking to spread the recruiting love, as well.

First, it was news that Chipola forward, Torye Pelham was headed to S. Mississippi.
Then yesterday, on the final day of the spring signing period, Chipola forward, Gary Flowers signs with S. Mississippi.

Scott Dochterman hinted at this last month, and with the Flowers commit, it seems imminent that Chipola Head Coach, Greg Heiar will be coaching with Eustachy next season.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

MEN'S BB: Matt Gatens is Iowa Freshman of the Year

Per the Daily Iowan.

In other news, ice is cold and raccoons look like little thieves.

Monday, May 11, 2009

MEN'S BB: PG transfer from Oregon, Makes Room for Malcolm Armstead

Alright then... looks like the commit to Oregon was a bit premature, but when it was all said and done Armstead will likely be a Duck.

PG Kamyron Brown is transferring.

MEN'S BB: Iowa Basketball Will Be Better Than You Think


Honestly... the Starting Five isn't half bad


The Hawkeyes are going to be in trouble in the depth dept, but if any of the incoming recruits can give Iowa good minutes, this team isn't as bad as some people want to make it out to be.

Also, Brommer can only get better. Cougill suddenly went from one of the better centers in the nation (holding his own against the nation's best on the AAU circuit last summer) to "fans" saying he's not Big Ten material. Gatens is going to be better (All-Big Ten better) and we didn't get to see all that Tucker can do on the offensive side of the ball (he'll surprise EVERYONE next season). Cole might be 100% now (you saw what he could do when he was).

In-depth breakdown of next year's team in the next few months...

Friday, May 08, 2009

MEN'S BB: OK, Armstead not heading to Oregon - yet

First he's going to Oregon.

In other point guard news, Malcolm Armstead of Chipola (Fla.) Junior College signed with Oregon.

“Yes,” Chipola coach Greg Heiar said in a text.

Then he's not. Or is he?

Armstead's recruitment has been one of the weirdest developments I have seen in a long time. From at once being a silent verbal to Iowa, to signing with St Johns, to signing with Seton Hall, to signing with Oregon, to who the hell knows?


MEN'S BB: Jeff Peterson Finds a Home at Arkansas

Former starting point guard for the Iowa Hawkeyes, Jeff Peterson, is headed to Arkansas.

Interesting move by Peterson considering the Razorbacks already have Courtney Fortson on the team (proven stud) and Julysses Nobles committed (future stud). If Jeff is transferring for increased playing time, it's not happening at Arkansas, that's for sure.

Monday, May 04, 2009

MEN'S BB: Malcolm Armstead Chooses Oregon

I'm not one to put much merit into what people say on MySpace or Facebook, however if Mac's status is legit, Ernie Kent just picked up a big time PG for the Oregon Ducks.

"Malcolm Armstead is headed to OREGON next yr so stop having these recruitment sites call me its over... I just told the world lol bout time it feels good now."

Personally, I'm happy for Armstead. I think he had a hard time with the recruitment process and he had a lot of people in his ear telling him what they thought he should do.

With Malik Stith signing with St. John's and Moore signing with Washington State, it was only a matter of time before Armstead went with Oregon.

Plenty of rumors and insider information on what went down with Iowa's recruitment of the JUCO PG. Personally, I think Lickliter and the staff blew this one. Iowa needed help at the guard position desperately. Of course, if Malcolm didn't fit Lickliter's style (see Tony Freeman), then I understand why the recruitment ceased. Regardless, I put this one down as a miss for the staff.

Recruitment needs to pick up something fierce - where's Roy Marble when you need him? I think he'd look good in the DBO position at Iowa.

FOOTBALL: Bucs Glad To Grab Bruggeman

Former Iowa center Rob Bruggeman is attempting to make Tampa Bay's 53-man roster (Cliff Welch)

Former Iowa center Rob Bruggeman is attempting to make Tampa Bay's 53-man roster (Cliff Welch)

Former Iowa center Rob Bruggeman was targeted by the Bucs in the seventh round. But when the team traded away one of its three seventh-round picks to move up in the fourth round to get Kyle Moore, Tampa Bay had to resort to signing Bruggeman as an undrafted free agent and the team thinks it has a steal.

Read more here: http://www.pewterreport.com/articles/view/5444