“March Madness” Finally Comes to Des Moines

Remember when Wells Fargo Arena and the Iowa Events Center opened in 2005? Remember when people complained about paying $6 for a beer at Wells Fargo? Remember when the Polk County Board of Supervisors had that ridiculous iron-clad contract to put an AHL team inside Wells Fargo? Remember when people expected Wells Fargo and Des … More “March Madness” Finally Comes to Des Moines

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

One More Ride

Nine NCAA Division III national titles. 20 consecutive Iowa Conference championships. 164 consecutive Iowa Conference dual wins. 70 Academic All-Americans. 34 Individual national champions. Nearly 100 former wrestlers are coaching on the high school or college level. Not too bad for a guy who hails from Waterloo, Iowa. Jim Miller has had one hell of … More One More Ride

The Right Decision

It’s pompous and borderline arrogant to utter the words “I told you so.” Try saying it in a nasally and condescending way, and it grates on you. With that said, I said in December it was very likely that Anthony Tucker, the troubled sophomore on the Iowa men’s basketball team, was not going to be … More The Right Decision