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

  • A Reporter Suffered A Broken Leg When Iowa State Fans Stormed The Court After Beating Iowa

    Uproxx "It’s early in the 2015-16 college basketball season, but Iowa State probably had the comeback of the year against Iowa. The Cyclones rallied from what was a 20-point deficit(62-42) with 16:26 left in the second half to beat the Hawkeyes 83-82. Monte Morris’ jumper with 10 seconds remaining gave..." December 11

  • Iowa's Dale Jones out for season with knee injury

    The Score "Iowa will be forced to trek on without junior forward Dale Jones, who has been lost for the season due to a knee injury. Coach Fran McCaffery announced Saturday that Jones' knee will require surgery, and that will keep him out for the remainder of the campaign." December 07

  • Tyler Cook, No. 51 in ESPN 100, chooses Iowa over Florida

    ESPN "ESPN 100 prospect Tyler Cook has committed to Iowa. Cook, a 6-foot-7 power forward from Chaminade College Prep (Mo.), chose the Hawkeyes over finalist Florida. Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa State, Virginia and others had all been involved over the past several months as well. Cook took his..." September 24

  • Cyclones land Iowa Western guard Donovan Jackson

    Des Moines Register "Sensing "there's a real good shot" Iowa State point guard Monte Morris will be turning pro after his junior season, Donovan Jackson jumped at an opportunity to be his successor. The Iowa Western of Council Bluffs sophomore accepted coach Steve Prohm's scholarship offer Sunday, choosing the..." August 31

  • Jordan Bohannon picks Iowa

    The Gazette "The Bohannon legacy has come full circle. A decade after his oldest brother spurned Iowa for border rival Wisconsin, Jordan Bohannon chose the Hawkeyes’ basketball program on Friday morning. Bohannon, a 6-foot-1 senior at Linn-Mar High School, became head coach Fran McCaffery’s third commit..." August 28

  • Iowa gets in-state commitment from Class of 2018 guard

    College Basketball Talk "Iowa continued its recent success recruiting younger classes locally as the program landed Class of 2018 shooting guard Joe Wieskamp, he announced on Twitter. The Hawkeyes took advantage of Wieskamp being an Iowa basketball fan and living only 35 minutes from campus in Muscatine, IA. The..." June 09

  • Iowa lands a strong-shooting junior college forward

    College Basketball Talk "Iowa might have found some help replacing Aaron White’s production as the school announced the addition of junior college forward Dale Jones on Monday. The 6-foot-8 Jones was an NJCAA honorable mention All-American at Tyler Junior College as he averaged 16.9 points per game. Jones is also a..." April 21

  • Christian Williams signs with Iowa

    The Gazette "Christian Williams signed a letter of intent this morning to play basketball at Iowa this fall. Williams, a 6-foot-6, 195-pound combo guard, becomes the fifth player in the 2015 class to sign with the Hawkeyes. At Decatur (Ill.) St. Teresa High School, Williams became the school’s all-time..." April 15

  • Iowa guard Trey Dickerson granted transfer release

    SI "Iowa sophomore guard Trey Dickerson has decided to transfer and has been granted his release, the school announced on Monday. Dickerson was in his first season with the Hawkeyes after spending last season in junior college at Williston State College in North Dakota. In 15 games this season,..." February 24

  • Iowa freshman guard to redshirt due to foot issue

    College Basketball Talk "Iowa freshman guard Brady Ellingson hasn’t seen much in the way of playing time, appearing in just seven games thanks in large part to a foot injury suffered before the season began. With the recovery process taking as long as it has, Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery stated during a press conference..." January 17

  • Iowa senior Olaseni is playing through grief after the death of his father

    Quad City Times "Iowa guard Mike Gesell was being interviewed following Saturday’s win over Maryland Baltimore-County when one of his teammates slipped behind the battery of reporters, attempting to blend in. “The play of Gabriel Olaseni …’’ Gesell's teammate tossed out from behind the cameras and notepads...." December 09

  • Iowa secures fourth hoops commit in 2015 class

    Des Moines Register "Isaiah Moss tweeted a picture of Carver-Hawkeye Arena, his future basketball home, on Sunday night. Earlier in the day, the 6-foot-5 small forward from Simeon High School in Chicago, committed to the Hawkeyes and coach Fran McCaffery during his official visit. Moss also attended Iowa's 92-51..." November 03

  • Power forward Ahmad Wagner picks Iowa

    The Gazette "Three days after setting up his official visit to Iowa, forward Ahmad Wagner thought enough of the Hawkeyes to make a verbal commitment. The 6-foot-7 senior announced Sunday on Instagram that will attend Iowa. He will make his official visit on Sept. 6. “First off I would like to thank God..." August 11

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Iowa suspends Peter Jok indefinitely following second arrest

    College Basketball Talk "Following his second arrest in a three-month span, Iowa rising sophomore guard Peter Jok was suspended indefinitely from all team-related activities, the school announced on Tuesday evening. On April 27, Jok, 20, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicating after being stopped..." July 15

  • Iowa's Peter Jok involved in second incident while driving moped

    CBS Sports "Iowa's Peter Jok has been arrested again for an incident involving a moped. Jok was pulled over in Iowa City on Monday night while driving said moped. The problem? He doesn't have a proper license, as his right to drive is under suspension. Jok's license was taken away in early May after he was..." July 15

  • Samford transfer Tim Williams chooses New Mexico over Iowa

    The Daily Iowan "The Iowa men’s basketball team has lost out on yet another possible recruit. Former Samford University forward Tim Williams will play at New Mexico for the rest of his college career, he announced on Sunday. The 6-8 forward also considered Iowa and Nevada but ultimately chose to play for..." June 23

  • Iowa wing Peter Jok pleads guilty to OWI, requests deferred judgement

    College Basketball Talk "Iowa freshman Peter Jok pleaded guilty to the charge of Operating While Intoxicated, and requested deferred judgment, after being arrested last weekend after police pulled over Jok on his moped, according to a report from Mitchell Schmidt of the Iowa City Press-Citizen. The 20-year-old Jok..." May 03

  • Patrick McCaffery’s tumor was cancerous, treatment next

    Hawk Central "The tumor that was removed from Patrick McCaffery’s thyroid on Wednesday was malignant, his father and Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery said in a statement released by the university today. Coach McCaffery said that the family will visit with doctors as soon as possible to determine..." March 22

  • Tennessee 78, Iowa 65

    ProSportsDaily "Jarnell Stokes recorded 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Volunteers pulled away in overtime to beat the Hawkeyes in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Dayton, Ohio. Jordan McRae led the way with 20 points for 11th-seeded Tennessee (22-12), which will play sixth-seeded..." March 20

  • Vols advance in OT to play UMass with 78-65 win over Iowa

    Tennessean "Jarnell Stokes dominated inside as Tennessee finally caught up in the closing minutes of regulation, and then opened overtime with a three-point play that got the Volunteers headed to a 78-65 victory over Iowa on Wednesday night in the NCAA’s First Four. The Volunteers’ late comeback sent them..." March 20

  • Iowa revival is just Fran McCaffery’s latest fixer-upper

    Hawk Central "Fran McCaffery was just 26 years old when he got the head coaching job at Lehigh in 1985. The youngest Division I head coach at the time, McCaffery took over a team that had been 12-19 the previous season. McCaffery vividly remembers conducting a practice that first season when there was a..." March 18

  • Northwestern 67, Iowa 62

    ProSportsDaily "Tre Demps posted 20 points, six rebounds and five assists as the Wildcats ended a five-game losing streak to the Hawkeyes in the first round of the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis. Drew Crawford tallied 15 points and six assists for 11th-seeded Northwestern (14-18), which rebounded from a..." March 14

  • Have these Hawkeyes underachieved? The answer isn’t easy

    Hawk Central "After Iowa’s 2012-13 basketball season had ended in the championship game of the NIT at Madison Square Garden in New York City, this is what I wrote looking ahead to this year: “Anything less than the program’s first NCAA Tournament bid since 2006 will be considered an underachieving..." March 12

  • Illinois stuns Iowa on Jon Ekey’s last-second three

    Chicago Sun-Times "Ladies and gentlemen, Jon Ekey. Make that Jon Three-key. Actually, what Illinois fans love to call the senior forward on social media is “3key” — perfect for a guy with a well-honed stroke from beyond the arc. It’s an undeniably cool nickname for a role player who spent three years at..." March 09

  • Appling, Spartans beat up on Iowa 86-76 in seniors' final home game

    Detroit News "It was the final home game of Keith Appling’s Michigan State career on Thursday night and through one half, his coach thought the senior guard was playing as poorly as he had all season. So Tom Izzo challenged his entire team at halftime, Appling in particular. “I told them to quit talking..." March 07

  • Iowa 83, Purdue 76

    ProSportsDaily "Roy Devyn Marble scored 21 points on 9-of-18 shooting as the Hawkeyes earned a Big Ten win over the visiting Boilermakers. Marble also had five assists and four steals and Aaron White put up 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (20-9, 9-7), who solidified their standing for an at-large..." March 02

  • Indiana offense outpaces Iowa, races to 93-86 victory

    Inside The Hall "Well before Indiana took the court on Thursday night against Iowa, Tom Crean declared how his team would match up with the No. 20 Hawkeyes on his pre-game radio show appearance. They were going to run with them, play at Iowa’s desired tempo and go deep into their bench to support their style of..." February 28

  • Why didn’t Melsahn Basabe take the floor?

    Hawk Central "Iowa senior forward Melsahn Basabe, who averages 6.3 rebounds per game, did not play in Tuesday’s loss to Minnesota because of a stomach illness. That was a surprise to Hawkeye coach Fran McCaffery, who watched Basabe go through warmup drills. “He practiced (Monday). He was great in..." February 26

  • Iowa defense has no answers for red-hot Gophers

    Hawk Central "I have to admit I’d never heard of Charles Buggs, Minnesota’s redshirt freshman forward, until he introduced himself Tuesday at Williams Arena. He’d played a total of two career minutes against Big Ten competition entering Tuesday’s game with Iowa. No points. No rebounds. One assist...." February 26

  • A most unlikely outburst carries Gophers past No. 20 Iowa, 95-89

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "One player hadn’t broken three minutes in the Big Ten slate. The other had managed to shoot only 10 percent from beyond the arc in the past 13 games. Together, the unlikely pair caught fire Tuesday night, transforming the flickering Gophers into an offensive firestorm. On the heels of two of..." February 26

  • Michigan might take Big Ten basketball title, but Wisconsin is ascending

    Chicago Sun-Times "Michigan not only took over first place in the Big Ten with Sunday’s 79-70 victory against rival Michigan State, it also set itself up as an extremely strong favorite to finish the job by winning the regular-season title. At 11-3 in league play, the Wolverines have a half-game lead on MSU and..." February 25

  • Gasser fuels key Wisconsin road win against Iowa

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Josh Gasser gathered the final rebound and slammed the ball emphatically onto the court. He raised his fist high and ran to the center of Carver-Hawkeye Arena to meet teammates, several leaping into each other with unabashed joy. Sometimes, during the grind of an intense Big Ten season, you've..." February 23

  • Postponed Iowa-Indiana game moved to Feb. 27

    CBS Sports "The Iowa-Indiana game that was postponed on Tuesday will be played on Feb. 27, the Big Ten announced Friday. The two teams were set to play earlier this week, but a piece of metal fell from the ceiling and damaged some seats at Assembly Hall. The Indiana women's team played there on Wednesday,..." February 21

  • Big Ten basketball is more unpredictable than ever

    USA Today "One can debate whether or not Big Ten Conference men's basketball is as good as it's ever been. But has it ever been this unpredictable? Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, in his 19th season, said Monday there is "no question" the league is better top to bottom than he's ever seen. Nebraska's win..." February 19

  • Iowa’s Big Ten title climb just got steeper, no matter the makeup date

    Hawk Central "Tuesday’s game at Indiana was to be a big contest, on a national stage, a chance for Iowa’s men’s basketball team to take another step closer to an elusive Big Ten title. Instead, the steel beam that fell from the ceiling in the northwest corner of Assembly Hall in Bloomington, about 6 1/2..." February 19

  • Roof concerns postpone Iowa at Indiana men’s game; no makeup date set

    Hawk Central "In what Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean said could have been “an incredible crisis,” a large metal beam fell from the Assembly Hall ceiling into empty seats on Tuesday afternoon, prompting postponement of that night’s game against Iowa. An ESPN crew preparing to televise the game caught..." February 19

  • Iowa-Indiana ppd after piece of ceiling falls

    ESPN "Tuesday night's scheduled matchup between No. 15 Iowa and Indiana in Bloomington, Ind., has been postponed after a piece of metal fell from the ceiling and damaged seats at Assembly Hall hours before the game was scheduled to begin. According to a release by the school, the beam that fell was..." February 18

  • Iowa outlasts Penn State for third straight road win

    Hawk Central "Iowa won just four Big Ten basketball games when Melsahn Basabe was a freshman. On Saturday, the Hawkeyes won their fourth Big Ten road game of Basabe’s senior season. “That’s a testament to our team and how we continue to develop,” said Basabe, who fought off an illness to play a key role in..." February 16

  • Iowa’s Devyn Marble still in line for prestigious Naismith Award

    Hawk Central "Iowa senior basketball player Devyn Marble is one of 30 players nationally on the Naismith Trophy midseason list, which was announced Thursday. Marble, a shooting guard, ranks second in the Big Ten in scoring (17.8) and is the only player to score in double figures in every Big Ten game this..." February 13