Iowa Rumors & News

  • Peter Jok withdraws from NBA draft, will return to Iowa

    Hawk Central "Peter Jok will return to the Iowa basketball team for his senior season rather than turn pro, he told The Des Moines Register on Friday. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard made the final decision after consulting with members of his inner circle, which included coach Fran McCaffery. Like more than..." May 21

  • Peter Jok to explore NBA chances; could return to Iowa

    Des Moines Register "Iowa junior Peter Jok, a second-team all-Big Ten Conference guard, plans to take advantage of a new NCAA rule that allows underclassmen to explore the NBA without jeopardizing college eligibility. Jok averaged 16.1 points per game for the Hawkeyes, whose 22-11 season ended Sunday with a..." March 24

  • Villanova back in Sweet 16 after rout of Iowa

    The Sports Xchange "BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Villanova coach Jay Wright is finally over his NCAA Tournament sniffles. With a dominating 87-68 win over seventh-seeded Iowa in the South Regional on Sunday at the Barclays Center, second-seeded Villanova made it out of the second round of the tournament for the first time..." March 20

  • Illinois delivers shocking upset of No. 20 Iowa

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Illinois came to the Big Ten tournament with what coach John Groce calls a clean slate after finishing the regular season 13-18 overall and 5-13 in the conference. The Fighting Illini appear to have taken that clean slate approach to heart, winning their first two tournament..." March 10

  • No. 16 Iowa stops skid

    The Sports Xchange "No. 16 Iowa was reeling after enduring a four-game losing streak and was looking for a win to restore its cache heading into the postseason. The Hawkeyes pulled out of the late-season skid on Saturday night with a 71-61 victory over Michigan in a Big Ten game at the Crisler Center in Ann..." March 05

  • Indiana edges Iowa to seal outright Big Ten title

    The Sports Xchange "IOWA CITY -- For the second time in four seasons, Indiana is the outright Big Ten regular-season champion. The 12th-ranked Hoosiers secured sole possession of the league crown by defeating No. 16 Iowa 81-78 Tuesday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Indiana improved to 24-6 overall, 14-3 in Big..." March 02

  • Ohio State upsets fading No. 8 Iowa

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The frustration is getting real for Iowa. The eighth-ranked Hawkeyes continued their late-season swoon, blowing a six-point lead in the final minutes and falling 68-64 to Ohio State on Sunday in a Big Ten game in Value City Arena. The loss dealt a serious blow to..." February 28

  • Red-hot Wisconsin upsets No. 8 Iowa

    The Sports Xchange "IOWA CITY -- The Wisconsin Badgers dramatically improved their NCAA Tournament resume Wednesday, upsetting the eighth-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes 67-59 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. It was Wisconsin's ninth victory in its last 10 games and the Badgers (18-10, 10-5) have four wins over ranked opponents..." February 25

  • Penn State stuns No. 4 Iowa with 3-point barrage

    The Sports Xchange "STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State made one of its 20 3-point tries in a loss at Iowa earlier in the month. When the Nittany Lions made six of their first 12 from beyond the arc Wednesday, they had a much different game on their hands. Penn State tied a season-high with 10 3-pointers,..." February 17

  • No. 4 Iowa grinds out win over Minnesota

    The Sports Xchange "IOWA CITY -- It wasn't the prettiest of efforts, but by night's end, the fourth-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes found themselves where they wanted to be -- alone atop the Big Ten. By beating Minnesota 75-71 on Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa took advantage of both No. 2 Maryland and Indiana losing..." February 14