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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

03.25.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

NCAA title could be just the beginning for Hawks
03.25.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

Spring offers a welcome fresh start
03.25.08 - Football - Hawk Central

Hawkeye seniors passing the torch
03.25.08 - W Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Hawks eye Banks opener
03.25.08 - Baseball - Daily Iowan

Proven winner Dingman takes volleyball helm
03.25.08 - Volleyball- Daily Iowan

Monday, March 24, 2008

03.24.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Hawkeyes champs again
03.24.08 - Wrestling - Daily Iowan

Hawkeyes back, but they're not satisfied
03.24.08 - Wrestling - Waterloo Courier

Women's NCAA -- Only one Big Ten team advances
03.24.08 - W Basketball - Post-Bulletin

Wrestling: Iowa-ISU rivalry rises up a notch
03.24.08 - Wrestling - Des Moines Register

Hawkeyes name new volleyball coach
03.24.08 - Volleyball - CSTV

One and tourney done for Bluder's Bunch
03.24.08 - W Basketball - Daily Iowan

Different roads to the top for Metcalf, Perry
03.24.08 - Wrestling - Daily Iowan

Iowa women's basketball: Hawkeyes fall short in seesaw game
03.24.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

Davison's Brent Metcalf and the "VT Five" help Iowa reclaim a national wrestling championship
03.24.08 - Wrestling - The Flint Journal

Wrestling nation once again is black and gold
03.24.08 - Wrestling - Erie Times News

Monday, March 17, 2008

03.17.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Hope for the future?
03.17.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Hawks have hope
03.17.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Is Iowa's rebuilding job the biggest among the Big Four?
03.17.08 - Basketball - Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Ex-West Virginia guard joins Iowa
03.17.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Iowa women's team waits for NCAA bid
03.17.08 - W Basketball - Quad City Times

Softball team wins Stetson tournament
03.17.08 - Softball - Hawk Central

Saturday, March 15, 2008

03.15.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Iowa's new goals include pounds, progress, points
03.15.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

8 PM tipoffs to change
03.15.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Hawkeyes pick up ex-WVU guard
03.15.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Optimist, pessimist begin the madness
03.15.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Hawkeyes hit bottom in losses, home attendance
03.15.08 - Basketball - Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Hawkeyes discipline 7 players
03.15.08 - Softball - Des Moines Register

Six Iowa softball players suspended
03.15.08 - Softball - Hawk Central

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

BTT Preview: Game 1

#8 Iowa vs. #9 Michigan
11:00 AM - Big Ten Network

The 2008 Big Ten Tournament will begin on Thursday when Iowa faces off against the Michigan Wolverines at 11:00AM in Indianapolis. The Hawkeyes and Wolverines will play in the 8-9 game on the first day of the Big Ten Tournament. Iowa and Michigan split their two meetings in the regular season and have both been struggling down the stretch. Iowa lost 6 of their last 8 games, with the only two wins coming against conference cellar-dweller Northwestern. The Wolverines finished the regular season on a three-game losing streak including a very bad loss at home to Northwestern.

Both Michigan and Iowa have struggled mightily on the offense throughout the season. The Hawkeyes actually rank last in the Big Ten in offensive efficiency; Michigan ranks 9th. The Hawks can rest most of the blame for their inefficiency on turnovers. Iowa finished the season with a turnover rate over 25, which means the Hawkeyes turned the ball over on more than 25% of their possessions. That was by far the worst percentage in the Big Ten this year. Iowa was stronger on the defensive end than the Wolverines, and the Hawks have improved their team defense as the season progressed. Michigan’s defense has also been improving, especially in their final 8 games, thanks to a better rebounding effort by the Wolverines down the stretch.

Historically, the Hawkeyes have seen a lot of success in the Big Ten Tournament. In fact, Iowa is tied for second with Ohio State in terms of all-time winning percentage at the Big Ten Tourney. Both Iowa and OSU are 13-8 with two tournament championships in the ten-year history of the Big Ten Tournament. The best team historically is Illinois, which boasts a record of 18-8 to go along with their two tournament titles. Michigan has an all-time Big Ten Tournament record of 7-9 and has won the tourney one time, although the Big Ten has since stripped that title due to the Wolverines being placed on probation for the year they won.

Michigan and Iowa have met twice before in the Big Ten Tournament with the Wolverines winning both meetings. However, the Hawkeyes have been in the opening round 5 out of 10 years and have only lost one of those five Thursday games. Also good news for Hawk fans is the fact that the #8-seed has a record of 8-2 all-time against the #9-seed on Thursday of the Big Ten Tournament. The Hawkeyes have never been the #8-seed before, but Iowa is still the only team in Big Ten Tournament history to win 4 games in 4 days and become tournament champion. If the Hawkeyes can get past Michigan and move on in the bracket, they will definitely have their hands full in their second round match-up with top-seeded Wisconsin.

03.12.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Trying season for Lickliter, Hawks
03.12.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Hawks look to Hinkle for inspiration
03.12.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Conference Season Review, Polynomial-Based Trendline Style
03.12.08 - Basketball - Blog: Spartans Weblog

Conference Tournament Previews: Big Ten
03.12.08 - Basketball - Basketball Prospectus

Hawkeyes hope to extend campaign at Big Ten Tournament
03.12.08 - Basketball - The Sporting News

Michigan upbeat entering Big Ten tournament
03.12.08 - Basketball - Ann Arbor News

Iowa Energy obtain Haluska in three-team trade
03.12.08 - Misc - Des Moines Register

Mason criticizes players' bad behavior
03.12.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Ex-Hawkeye Nelson hires lawyer
03.12.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Hawks hope field thaws, dries for opener
03.12.08 - Baseball - Hawk Central

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

03.11.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Big Ten Tournament trip home for Lickliter
03.11.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Lickliter on first season with Iowa: Nobody said this would be easy
03.11.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Few honors for Hawks
03.11.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Lickliter looking for good fortune
03.11.08 - Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Iowa coach enjoyed chance to watch son play in state tourney
03.11.08 - Basketball - Radio Iowa

It's 'one-and-done time' of college hoops season
03.11.08 - Basketball - The Capital Times

Big Ten tournament not lacking intrigue
03.11.08 - Basketball - Chicago Sun-Times

No knee damage, Solverson will play in postseason
03.11.08 - W Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Solverson knee not an ACL injury
03.11.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

The Iowa factor
03.11.08 - Wrestling - Des Moines Register

Veselinovic ties record in loss
03.11.08 - Tennis - Hawk Central

Monday, March 10, 2008

03.10.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Hawkeyes win title, send nine to NCAA
03.10.08 - Wrestling - Des Moines Register

Hawks outshine Gophers on second day
03.10.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

Metcalf, Hawks reign
03.10.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

It's been a long time since Hawkeyes had this potential
03.10.08 - Wrestling - Cedar Rapids Gazette

For Morningstar, nationals mean another chance
03.10.08 - Wrestling - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Iowa wrestling wins Big Ten title
03.10.08 - Wrestling - Quad City Times

Hawks rebound for Big Ten mat crown
03.10.08 - Wrestling - Marshalltown Times-Republican

Iowa to face Michigan in Big Ten men's basketball tournament
03.10.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Iowa-Michigan winner awaits UW
03.10.08 - Basketball - Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Carmody sparks Hawks in sweep
03.10.08 - Softball - Hawk Central

Sunday, March 9, 2008

03.09.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Semifinals tough on Hawkeyes' hopes
03.09.08 - Wrestling - Waterloo Courier

Adversity? Boilermakers thrive on it
03.09.08 - W Basketball - Indianapolis Star

Solverson injures knee
03.09.08 - W Basketball - Quad City Times

Iowa falls short in Big Ten women's tournament
03.09.08 - W Basketball - Quad City Times

Brands: It's not over
03.09.08 - Wrestling - Daily Iowan

Metcalf only true bright spot for Iowa
03.09.08 - Wrestling - Daily Iowan

Hawkeyes fall to Purdue, miss finals
03.09.08 - W Basketball - Daily Iowan

Reigning national champ Minnesota rallies in Session II to surpass Iowa
03.09.08 - Wrestling - Big Ten Network

Hawks chasing Gophers
03.09.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

Purdue stops Iowa in semis
03.09.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

Purdue 80, Iowa 73
03.09.08 - W Basketball - ESPN.com

Saturday, March 8, 2008

03.08.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Iowa women's basketball: Motivated Hawkeyes roll
03.08.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

Iowa wrestling: Perry believes he's better than ever
03.08.08 - Wrestling - Des Moines Register

Hawks erase bad memories of Indianapolis
03.08.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

Today is showtime for Hawk wrestlers
03.08.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

Weight-By-Weight Big Ten Tournament Breakdown
03.08.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

Iowa clamps down on Michigan
03.08.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

Fresh Hawks face tired Purdue
03.08.08 - W Basketball - Daily Iowan

Bluder's Bunch breezes past Michigan
03.08.08 - W Basketball - Daily Iowan

Hawkeyes won't let geography deter them
03.08.08 - W Basketball - Indianapolis Star

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Where are they now? Chris Kingsbury

Chris Kingsbury played guard for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1993 to 1996. Kingsbury was a McDonald's All-American his senior year with Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Ohio before beginning his career as a Hawkeye. Kingsbury became an instant fan favorite at Iowa displaying a seemingly limitless range as a three-point shooter. During his sophomore season of 1994-95, Kingsbury set school records for three-pointers in a game (9, twice) and in a season (117), both records that still stand to this day. He also led the Hawkeyes in scoring that season averaging 16.8 points per game. Kingsbury averaged 11.9 points per game the next season as a junior and helped Iowa to a 4th place finish in the Big Ten with an 11-7 conference record. Few Hawkeye fans will forget Kingsbury's 30-point effort in a 101-95 win over Connecticut in the 1995 Great Alaskan Shoot-out. A game that was recently replayed as part of the Big Ten Network's "The Big Ten's Greatest Games". The Hawkeyes earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament at season's end and eventually lost in the 2nd round to Arizona, 87-73.

Chris Kingsbury did not return to Iowa for his senior season but instead pursued a career in professional basketball. Kingsbury was not picked in the 1996 NBA Draft and over his career played professionally in the CBA, the IBL, and Italy.

These days Chris Kingsbury works as Vice President of Investments and Operations at the Bank of Dixon County in Ponca, Nebraska. Kingsbury is now 33 years old and has worked at Bank of Dixon County for 7 years.

Hawkeye Sports News recently caught up with former Hawkeye Chris Kingsbury to ask him about his experiences as a Hawkeye and also to get his opinion on the future of Iowa Basketball. Here is a copy of the complete transcript from our interview with the legendary Chris Kingsbury:

Hawkeye Sports News: What is the favorite memory you have from your playing days with Iowa?

Chris Kingsbury: The first thing I remember is my mother making it to every game I played from the time I was little all the way through college. If you think about the Midwest and winter, and then all the places we played it is pretty amazing. I also remember the relationships that I made and the fun I had at Iowa. We made a pretty good run the second half of the Big 10 season during the 94-95 season when we went 6-3 after starting conference play 3-6. I remember Iowa giving me the opportunity to play against great players and go head-to-head with guys like Jalen Rose, Michael Finley, Vashon Leonard, Sean Respert, and Ray Allen. The fan support was always great and it was a time of my life I will always remember.

HSN: How did your experiences at Iowa help prepare you for life after college and eventually life after basketball?

CK: I think sports in general teach a lot about discipline and hard work. I made mistakes in college like most kids do, and there were consequences, and I learned from those mistakes. Being in the spotlight certainly has it's advantages and it's disadvantages, but I wouldn't trade my college basketball experience for anything.

HSN: Where are you currently residing and what is your current occupation?

CK: I live in Ponca, Nebraska, with 3 great children, Logan 9 in April, Carter 7 in May, and Ashlyn 3 in March. I am Vice President of Investments and Operations at Bank of Dixon County. I have been here almost 7-years and plan to stay here a long time.

HSN: How closely do you still follow the Hawkeyes and what are your feelings of the team's future?

CK: I follow the Hawks and catch as many games as I can. It appears that the program is heading in the right direction, and I have heard nothing but positives regarding the new coaching staff. Basketball is tough in that the media, and often the fans, don't want to give the coach a chance to get 'his guys' in the program. In football you always hear that they need to recruit their guys for their system, but in basketball I think we want coaches to adapt everything and win with whatever they have. It is not reasonable and I think the program is doing what is necessary to get back to the top of the Big 10.

03.06.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Receiver Cleveland pleads not guilty to drug charges
03.06.08 - Football - Des Moines Register

Petrzelka will represent Iowa receiver Cleveland
03.06.08 - Football - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Lickliter's Hawkeye honeymoon almost over
03.06.08 - Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Up, down year was a grind for Iowa
03.06.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Hawkeyes playing for position in NCAA field
03.06.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

Smith brings big game in small frame
03.06.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

Big Ten teams try to make their case
03.06.08 - W Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Sizing up the Big Ten Women's tournament
03.06.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

Perry back with a vengeance
03.06.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

03.05.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Hawkeyes finally win at Northwestern
03.05.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Hawks earn tough victory
03.05.08 - Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Treys help stop Iowa losing skid at 3
03.05.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Senior comes through
03.05.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Hawks land Arizona forward
03.05.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Team-first approach lets Hawks succeed
03.05.08 - W Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Hawkeye women launched rise to No. 1 from 2-3
03.05.08 - W Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Hawks hope to call Des Moines home in 1st round
03.05.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

Download commemorative Hawkeye poster
03.05.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

Hawk wrestling preps for Big Ten Tournament
03.05.08 - Wrestling - Hawk Central

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

03.04.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Stamina just fine, coach and players say
03.04.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Lickliter's to-do list already in place
03.04.08 - Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Lickliter says practice facility would be a boon for his team
03.04.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Practice facility high on coach's list
03.04.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Hawkeyes, Cyclones plan $80 million to renovate facilities
03.04.08 - Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Welsch-Ryan Arena no home away from home
03.04.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Hawkeyes' Cole itching to get back on floor
03.04.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Gatens ithcing to be a Hawk
03.04.08 - Basketball - Daily Iowan

State boys' basketball: John Lickliter's dad won't miss a game
03.04.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Bluder named Big Ten coach of the year
03.04.08 - W Basketball - Quad City Times

Bluder pegged Big Ten's best
03.04.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

Title, honon cap 'fun' year for Bluder
03.04.08 - W Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

UI's Bluder wins Coach of the Year
03.04.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

Pierce accused of violating probation
03.04.08 - Misc - Des Moines Register

Big Ten releases wrestling seeds
03.04.08 - Wrestling - Daily Iowan

Freie, Alberts get Big Ten nods
03.04.08 - Baseball - Hawk Central

Monday, March 3, 2008

03.03.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Hawkeyes claim share of Big Ten title
03.03.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

Iowa women clinch Big Ten title
03.03.08 - W Basketball - Quad City Times

Hawkeye Intensity: Women beat Wisconsin for share of Big Ten title
03.03.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

Big Ten Co-Champs
03.03.08 - W Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Photos: Iowa women are Big Ten champs
03.03.08 - W Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

UW falls to Hawkeyes on Senior Day
03.03.08 - W Basketball - The Daily Cardinal

Five teams that could be this year's Kansas
03.03.08 - Football - FightOnState.com

Kansas baseball team beats Iowa
03.03.08 - Baseball - University Daily Kansan

Softball teams falls to Florida State
03.03.08 - Softball - Hawk Central

Sunday, March 2, 2008

03.02.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Sellout crowd can't boost Iowa's offense
03.02.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Illini ruin Hawkeye Senior Day
03.02.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Drought derails Hawkeyes against Illinois
03.02.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Hawks suffer historic defeat
03.02.08 - Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Freeman drives hard, but Hawks stalled
03.02.08 - Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Arizona forward, Texas guard visit with Hawkeyes Saturday
03.02.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Hawks' attendance worst in 25 years
03.02.08 - Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Godfrey overcame odds on his way to becoming an NFL prospect
03.02.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Follow the Hawks through the NFL Draft
03.02.08 - Football - Quad City Times

Win over Badgers would net Iowa title
03.02.08 - W Basketball - Des Moines Register

Iowa women on verge of Big Ten title
03.02.08 - W Basketball - Quad City Times

Anderson, Wisconsin provide big final obstacle for Iowa
03.02.08 - W Basketball - Hawk Central

Saturday, March 1, 2008

03.01.08 - Hawkeye Newsstand

Outgoing senior likes Iowa's future
03.01.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Hawk seniors gear up for last home game
03.01.08 - Basketball - Hawk Central

Gorney endures 4 seasons of ups and downs
03.01.08 - Basketball - Cedar Rapids Gazette

Iowa's Gorney finally comfortable
03.01.08 - Basketball - Quad City Times

Three seniors set for final home game
03.01.08 - Basketball - Des Moines Register

Rocky road for seniors
03.01.08 - Basketball - Burlington Hawk Eye

Amid down seasons, Illinois, Iowa plan another memorable matchup
03.01.08 - Basketball - Bloomington Pantagraph

Bluder's bunch on verge of Big Ten title
03.01.08 - W Basketball - Marshalltown Times-Republican

Iowa baseball battles back for win
03.01.08 - Baseball - Hawk Central

Still looking for a coach
03.01.08 - Volleyball - Hawk Central