“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

“There’s No Use Complaining…It’s Here”: A Guide to District Football Part 1

It was going to happen. The question was “when”, “how”, and “who”? No matter how much kicking-and-screaming there was from the eastern side of the state, they were going to be corralled with the west and finally be under one system, with the rest of everyone else. Now, it’s here. It’s time to get acquainted. … More “There’s No Use Complaining…It’s Here”: A Guide to District Football Part 1

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)