Archive for 'Hawkeye basketball'

Jarrod Uthoff Decides on Iowa

Big news on the Hawkeye basketball front broke late last night, when 6’8″ forward Jarrod Uthoff announced his transfer from the Wisconsin Badgers to the Hawkeyes! Jarrod Uthoff’s Saga Uthoff, who played high school ball at Cedar Rapids Jefferson in Iowa, committed to the Badgers in 2010.  He was Iowa’s Mr. Basketball in 2011, so his decision to leave the state was disappointing.  It wasn’t surprising, however.  Iowa was undergoing a coaching change at the time to current head coach Fran McCaffery, and Wisconsin has been a strong program the last decade or two.  Uthoff redshirted this past season at Wisconsin before recently requesting his release….

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Ron Gonder

My co-authors and I interviewed sixty of the biggest names in Hawkeye sports for our book, Hawkeye Greats, By the Numbers.   These interviews included both former athletes and members of the Iowa media.  One of the highlights was talking with Hawkeye institutions like Jim Zabel, Bob Brooks, and Ron Gonder.  Everyone we spoke with was great, but Gonder stood out as a truly classy guy. Ron Gonder’s background Ron Gonder grew up in Youngstown, New York, where he became a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  As a young boy listening to hockey over the radio, Gonder fell in love with play-by-play.  He wound…

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About Neal Rozendaal

Hello, everyone!  I suppose the best way to get this website started is by giving you an introduction to who I am and where I came from, so here goes.  My name is Neal Rozendaal, and you can learn more about me here.  I was born in the town of Grinnell in central Iowa, and my dad got me hooked on the Iowa Hawkeyes at a young age.  My father was a farmer, and like many Iowans, Dad spent his fall Saturday afternoons working in the fields with Hawkeye football blasting from the radio of his tractor.  In the winter, my father,…

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