You Can’t Stop Them, You Can Only Hope to Contain Them: Zach McCabe Fiasco

Iowa State basketball coach Fred Hoiberg didn’t hold back his displeasure towards social media during his press conference on Monday. After Iowa’s loss to Wisconsin, several Iowa fans typed out their frustrations at Hawkeye senior Zach McCabe. McCabe was called for a blocking foul (that could have gone the other way), and he air-balled a…

Every Night Was “The Tonight Show” in Ames: Johnny Orr (1927-2013)

If there was one lasting image, albeit a fitting one, this picture above said it best. Before the tip-off of Iowa State’s game versus Michigan, head coach Fred Hoiberg surprised many by walking out of the tunnel…with Johnny Orr by his side. For 14 seasons, Orr walked out of that same tunnel, pumps his fist…

The Mayor, The Jayhawk, and I (Linn-Mar 64 Waukee 52)

    Marcus Paige scored 23 points and Josh Montague added 13 as Linn-Mar defeated host Waukee, 64-52.  In front of a large crowd, with ISU coach Fred Hoiberg and Kansas coach Bill Self in attendance, Linn-Mar pulled away in the 2nd quarter and never trailed after being tied 10-10 after the first stanza.  Waukee’s…

You can always come back home, but it’s not the same when you left

Jamie Pollard didn’t waste time finding a successor to Greg McDermott, which was unlike him to do.  Pollard prefers to conduct his coaching searches in “stealth” mode.  Nevertheless, the mixed reaction, of Fred Hoiberg being named as ISU’s new men’s basketball coach, will continue to be one of debate. For Hoiberg, it’s good to come…