Archive for 'Hawkeye basketball'

Random Hash

Seems like a random hash sort of day…a few random thoughts on Hawkeye football, basketball, and wrestling.  Also, we take a quick look at a site put together by a former Hawk lineman. The State of Hawkeye Football Well, Iowa’s third straight loss drops the Hawks to 4-5 overall and puts them in severe jeopardy of missing their first bowl game in five years.  Barring a surprising reversal, this is looking like Iowa’s worst football team since 2000. I know there are many fans out there who are very dissatisfied with Coach Kirk Ferentz, and that’s understandable given Iowa’s play…

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Random Hash

Hey again, Hawk fans!  Unless you’ve been a Hawkeye fan for several decades, or unless you’re just a Hawkeye sports history nut like me, then the title of this post probably doesn’t make sense.  I’m guessing that’s the case for most people reading this, so before I go any further, I’ll lay it out for you with a Gus Schrader story. Gus Schrader and the Meaning of Hash Schrader worked at the Cedar Rapids Gazette from 1951-1978 and wrote a very popular column called “Red Peppers.”  Most of the time, he filled his column with a Hawkeye sports story. But…

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Carl Cain

(This is part of a special series on Hawkeye Olympic medalists.) Hawkeyes have competed in five different Olympic sports, but the most uncommon is men’s basketball.  Only two Hawkeye basketball players have participated in the Olympic Games, and both of them were members of the 1956 Olympic team.  One of those Hawkeyes was Carl Cain, one of Iowa’s Fabulous Five. Carl Cain Carl Cain grew up in Freeport, Illinois, just down the street from McKinley “Deacon” Davis.  Davis was a year older than Cain, and together they led Freeport to the 1951 Illinois High School state basketball championship.  Iowa head basketball coach Bucky O’Connor…

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