Many will say that the 2010 win over Kansas was Northern Iowa’s biggest win in program history. However, the win over Missouri on March 16, 1990, was the defining moment for the Panthers’ program…and the most important. … More “(U)niversity of (N)othing’s (I)mpossible”
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 … More Every Night Was “The Tonight Show” in Ames: Johnny Orr (1927-2013)
Budget cuts. No one likes them. No one wants to be the one to swing the ax. Reality-wise, regardless of opinion and perspective, it’s a business decision that affects a lot of people. Public broadcasting, preschool, and various other programs are being scrutinized and debated. Should they continue to be supported by the “taxpayers” (government), … More Are We Heading to a Self-Sustaining Culture?
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 … More The Mayor, The Jayhawk, and I (Linn-Mar 64 Waukee 52)
I wrote a post in June about making flood-prone areas like Birdland Park and Four Mile Creek a priority if we wanted to prevent another disastrous flood. Maybe today will finally be the moment that the State of Iowa, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the federal government can stop fumbling their thumbs and come … More Priorities All Wet
After a few days with the family, it’s good to be back in front of the computer screen and catch up on the events that was. I didn’t realize how much I miss not being near a good reliable computer in contrast to my sister’s slow-as-molasses PC. If I’m fortunate enough, I hope to invest … More Keeping up with the News (sort of…)
Sean Callahan from Husker Illustrated has reported the inevitable, and I say this with caution, that the Board of Regents at the University of Nebraska will meet on Friday morning and is likely to vote in favor of leaving the Big 12. Later on that day, the Big 10 is expected to extend the invite … More “Head east, Big Red”