Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Iowa opens the 2010-11 Big Ten basketball slate with a game vs. the Illinois Fighting Illini.
My preview/prediction is up on Hawkeyenation.com
Friday, December 10, 2010
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
My 2010-11 season prediction for Iowa Men's Basketball, as well as the Big Ten race is up on Hawkeyenation.com
Read it HERE.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
I present to you, the new divisions of the Big Ten in simple terms for all of the curious parties out there...
Here you go:
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Now try to stop laughing at the desperate pleas of an Iowa State head football coach to get tickets sold at his stadium. Pleas that were well scripted, as he read them off the teleprompter in front of him... even though it was supposed to look like an ad-hoc interview.
Between Pollard and Rhoads, this ISU Marketing Dept is ON FIRE!!! WOO HOO!!! CLONES!!!11!! Just over over a week to go before the start of the season and Iowa State puts out a clip from their head football coach begging for people to buy season tickets. "Season ticket hoarders" to be exact. Embarrassing.
You'd never, ever, see this sort of thing from Kirk Ferentz.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Take a look for yourself:
His profile sure appears as if it's him. If I was in his shoes, though, I probably would have said the same thing... especially after missing those field goals.
Here's the video again if you want a quick laugh:
Monday, July 05, 2010
Canon Hook: (Pachelbel to Blues Traveler)
Lady I Got (Beatles to Sublime)
Waiting for Mary Jane and Dani (Jayhawks -> Tom Petty -> Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Eighties as You Are (Killing Joke to Nirvana)
I Got a Love Song (Croce -> Stone Temple Pilots)
Maid Freed from the Gallows Pole (Niles -> Zeppelin)
Sexy Karma (Beatles -> Radiohead)
Thursday, June 10, 2010
That's Frankie, aka flank99, my new favorite YouTuber.
Seriously, though... Frankie and Kige Ramsey need to hook up soon for a YouTube update. That would be mind blowing.
Also, California is under an earthquake warning:
The Oil Spill is bad:
But the Oil Spill was bad but so was the plane crash and Saddam:
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
FIRST 8 PICKS IN THE 2010 PTL DRAFT (Courtesy of Pat H)
- Brennan Cougill (Iowa)
- Matt Gatens (Iowa)
- Cully Payne (Iowa)
- Eric May (Iowa)
- Jake Koch (UNI)
- Ali Farokhmanesh (former UNI)
- Darryl Moore (former Iowa)
- Melsahn Basabe (Iowa recruit)
I'll put up an update when the full release is put out.
Good for Cougs to get that first pick overall. The Iowa Hawkeyes took the first 4 spots, and 5 of the first 8 will be on this year's roster.
UPDATE: Full rosters from Hawkcentral:
Iowa City Ready Mix
Brennan Cougill, Iowa; Duez Henderson, ex-Iowa; Anthony James, UNI; Devyn Marble, Iowa; Brennan Swayzer, ex-Kirkwood; Rodney Jackson, ex-Kirkwood; Reed McManigal, ex-Iowa; Ray Vasser, ex-Kirkwood; Michael Hadley, European pro; Stephen McCarty, Iowa recruit.
Jill Armstrong/Lepic Kroeger Realtors
Matt Gatens, Iowa; Andrew Brommer, Iowa; Matt Morrison, UNI; Aliou Kieta, ex-Drake; Tyler Lange, UNU; Jaron Nash, Tyler CC; Alex Kramer, Upper Iowa; Lorenzo Rice, ex-Luther College; Brandon Stubbs, Iowa; Chris Aastad, ex-Mankato State.
McCurry’s/Mike Gatens Real Estate
Cully Payne, Iowa; Kyle Schlaak, ex-Winona State; Adam Rodenberg, UNI; Jordan Stoermer, Iowa; Jarrod Uthoff, Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Clavic Anderson, ex-Iowa; Nathan Bass, UNI; Eric Washpun, Kirkwood; Austin Marshall, Mount Pleasant; Nate Meints, Kirkwood.
Eric May, Iowa; Marc Sonnen, UNI; Dain Swetalla, Spanish pro; Zach McCabe, Iowa; Austin Pehl, UNI; Jake Hughes, Upper Iowa; Max Martino, UNI; Khirey Floyd, Iowa; Darius Stokes, Iowa; Kurt Bearinger, Upper Iowa.
Jake Koch, UNI; Melsohn Basabe, Iowa; Matt Lesan, Upper Iowa; Malcolm Moore, Tyler JC; Jason Price, ex-Iowa; Riley Carnson, ex-Cornell College; Tayler Bontrager, Kirkwood; Mark LaFrenz, Upper Iowa; Andrew Murphy, Iowa; Sam Elsin, Upper Iowa.
Ali Farokhmanesh, ex-UNI; Darryl Moore, ex-Iowa; Devon Archie, Iowa; Chip Rank, UNIl Isaac Gardner, Truman State; Keith Steffeck, ex-Upper Iowa; Alex Novak, Minnesota State; Dailos Hodges, ex-Wayne State; Tucker Wentzien, Upper Iowa; Mike Sampson, ex-Bettendorf.
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Courtesy of Morehouse, here's the schedule:
- Nov. 7 — University of Illinois-Springfield (exhibition)
- Nov. 14 — South Dakota State
- Nov. 16 — Louisiana-Monroe
- Nov. 19-22 — Paradise Jam, U.S. Virgin Islands
- Nov. 26 — Southern Illinois-Edwardsville
- Nov. 30 — at Wake Forest (ACC-Big Ten Challenge)
- Dec. 4 — Idaho State
- Dec. 7 — Northern Iowa
- Dec. 10 — Iowa State
- Dec. 18 — at Drake
- Dec. 21 — Louisiana Tech
- Dec. 27-31 — Big Ten opener TBD
Saturday, June 05, 2010
(Photos from Hawkeyesports.com)
Word is there was a fight at Vito's, Jewel was involved, cops were called by the staff, Jewel was arrested, Jordan interfered in the arrest and was cited for pub. intox.
Rittenberg has a story up.
Marc Morehouse gives us some more information via his Twitter:
- Hampton was arrested for public intox and presence on property, basically the new IC bar law which started June 1. Pub intox for Bernstine. 43 minutes ago via UberTwitter
- Through UI sports information director Phil Haddy, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said he wouldn't comment until he had more details. about 1 hour ago via UberTwitter
- Both were transported to the Johnson County Jail, Campbell said, and were in custody. about 1 hour ago via UberTwitter
- Bernstine, aka Jordan Morris, "hampered" the Hampton arrest, according to Campbell. Blew a .129 post arrest. Hampton's BAC was .091. about 1 hour ago via UberTwitter
- Hampton was involved in several physical problems inside the bar, the IC Police report states. about 1 hour ago via UberTwitter
- Bernstine "wasn't constructive" during Hampton's arrest and that's what led to his arrest, according IC police Lt. Bill Campell.
“I am aware of the incident involving Jordan Bernstine and Jewel Hampton Friday evening and at this time I am in the process of gathering all the facts concerning the incident. Until I have all the facts, I’ll have no further comment and the incident will be handled internally.”
Personally, I don't see much missed time for these guys. Jordan is of-age, it's the start of summer on a Friday night, nothing wrong with going out and having a couple brews... however, he was in a tight battle for the starting CB spot, so he might take a backseat for awhile, though. Jewel looks to maybe have a tougher road back, under-age and out at the bars after 10 PM (new I.C. rule on June 1st), along with the fighting. He could find himself at 3rd string come this fall. Iowa is pretty stacked at running back, so a couple games without Jewel won't hurt the Hawkeyes that much either.
By "handing it internally", I see that as the punishment likely won't be too severe.
Fried Egg Sloppy Joe
It was awesome.
I think I am going to officially call it, "The Spank"
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Saturday, May 01, 2010
photo from masslive.com
At least it's a self-reporting from Mel that he is a Hawkeye.
This afternoon, Basabe hit up his Twitter with this message:
"It's Official... Im an Iowa Hawkeye now"
Of course nothing is official until there is confirmation of a signed NLI, but if it holds up, it's a great snag for Iowa. The commit softens the blow of losing former signee Cody Larson who left Iowa for Florida, as well as the loss of Aaron Fuller who transferred to USC.
This is would be the first official recruit for Fran McCaffery as the new head coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes Mens Basketball team. He will join Roy Marble Jr and Zach McCabe in the 2010 recruiting class.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Photo from daylife.com
Jeff Goodman from FoxSports.com has reported that Aaron Fuller will transfer to USC to play basketball for Kevin O'Neill. USC was already low on scholarships because of their self-imposed sanctions.
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Podcast is below....
Check it out HERE.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Should He Stay or Should He Go?
My opinion on the rumors surrounding the Iowa Basketball program and Lickliter’s future with Iowa.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
2010 Big Ten Tournament - Opening Round - Iowa vs. Michigan Preview / Prediction is up on Hawkeyenation.com
READ IT HERE
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Daily Herald Photo - Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Congratulations go out to Iowa Hawkeye recruit, Ben Brust, in being selected as the honorary caption for Lake County. Some good quotes in the article from Ben.
He chose Iowa in July and has been proudly donning Iowa apparel almost every day since.
"It's pretty much all I ever wear," Brust laughed.
Brust says it doesn't concern him in the least that the Hawkeyes have had a rough season (10-19) and currently sit in ninth place (4-12) in the Big Ten standings.
"I've seen strides all year," Brust said of Iowa. "They've been improving all year. They have one senior and one junior playing. The rest are freshmen and sophomores. As we keep developing, I don't see why we can't win Big Ten titles and compete with the top teams."
Brust is more than ready for that challenge. And sooner rather than later.
"A big reason I chose to come to Iowa is because I feel like I have a good opportunity to step in right away and help the team. I'll bring a lot of energy and I'll be a threat to score and they need that," Brust said. "Hopefully, I'll get that chance next year. I'm getting real anxious for it."
Here's the entire list of All-Area players.
Ben Brust Mundelein
The Iowa-bound Brust has been nothing short of spectacular all season. Often facing double teams, he was still nearly impossible to stop, averaging an area-best 24.6 points per game. He poured in a career-high 50 points twice this season, scored more than 40 points four times and more than 30 points five times. A versatile player who can score from just about anywhere, his specialty still remains the three-pointer. He hit 83 of those. "He just loves basketball. He's a gym rat," Knar said of Brust, the honorary captain of the Daily Herald's Lake County all-area team. "But for as good as he is and for as much as he's done, he's an amazingly regular guy. He is by far one of the most down-to-earth kids you'll ever meet and I think one of the things that impresses me most about him is that he's handled everything that has come his way with such grace."
Also, here's video from this past weekend. Ben took time during halftime of the Iowa-Indiana game to chat a little bit. (No making fun of my awful camera skills or penchant for saying, "Right on". Thanks) I have been thoroughly impressed with Ben during the very limited interactions I have had with him. Very humble guy, who is ready to go out and help Iowa get back to winning ballgames.
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Iowa Hoops @ Wisconsin - Preview/Prediction is up on Hawkeyenation.com (SPOILER ALERT: Iowa prob won't win): http://bit.ly/IA-WI-PP
Sunday, February 28, 2010
My preview/prediction for the upcoming game vs. Indiana is up on Hawkeyenation.com.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
"It was going in and I wanted the foul. The ref told me if it didn’t go in, it would have been a foul."
I'm sorry - WHAT?!?!?!
Linked from BHGP -
The Big Ten Should Expand To Include Some Competent Basketball Refs - SB Nation
WATCH THIS and listen to what Sims says about the ref:
YouTube- Michigan forward DeShawn Sims on making the game-tying shot in regulation
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
My preview/prediction for the upcoming game vs. Michigan is up on Hawkeyenation.com.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
My preview/prediction for the upcoming game vs. Purdue is up on Hawkeyenation.com.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
My preview/prediction for the upcoming game vs. Northwestern is up on Hawkeyenation.com.
Don't forget to take a look at this Welsh-Ryan Rambling, especially this part:
"Lickliter was lucky to get him as with the number of defecations the Hawks had in the offseason, and Anthony Tucker’s suspension during this season"Defecations. Well, that's one way to describe it.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
My preview/prediction for the upcoming game vs. Illinois is up on Hawkeyenation.com.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
The fine gentlemen at BlackHeartGoldPants invited me over to talk some Hawkeye Basketball a few nights ago. Despite the fact that the only microphone I had in my house was one that apparently was left on the railroad tracks for an extended period of time, a good time was had by all.
Podcast is up on their site HERE OR Listen to it on iTunes.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I guess the Iowa Hawkeyes are hotter in Korea than we first suspected.
And I can't tell if the ladies in the video are 14 or 20... that's bad... really bad.
EDIT - Google shows they are all 18+, reducing the creepiness.
Props to Hawkeye10970 for finding it HERE.
My preview/prediction for the upcoming game vs. Ohio State is up on Hawkeyenation.com.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
My preview/prediction for the upcoming game vs. Indiana is up on Hawkeyenation.com.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Friday, January 08, 2010
And a couple guys on that list need their heads examined.
Scott Wolf, USC "writer"
Scott Wolf from the LA Daily put Iowa at 16th. An Iowa team, mind you that finished the season 11-2, with a couple wins over Top 10 teams and several more wins vs. the Top 25. The same Iowa team that lost to #5 Ohio State in OT on the road with a backup QB. 16th, huh?
He also put Penn State 14th, Ole Miss 10th, Nebraska 7th, Va Tech 5th. Wikipedia hates Scott Wolf almost as much as Hawkeye fans will from now on. His voter rating sucks on Pollspeak, as well.
Jon Wilner trying to be relevant
Jon Wilner from San Jose put Penn State at 21st.
Yet he finds the need to put Cincy 5th, Oregon 7th, Texas Tech 14th.
People like that need to be kicked out of the club. For good.
Absolutely ridiculous to have a ballot that far off from reality. It goes beyond opinion and ends up at absurdity.