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…

Walking Away…With No Regrets

It was quite a shock, no, it was akin to witnessing an underdog punching out a champion with a TKO so hard, it’s still unfathomable to explain. On Sunday afternoon, Mars Cafe, the indelible¬†risk-taking and fun-loving coffee shop that anchored the revitalization of the Drake University business neighborhood, announced that August 18th will be their…

A Late Night Rivalry Renewed

  Tonight, Conan O’Brien makes his return to late night television as he debuts his new show on TBS.¬† And this time, he will not be asked to move around to accommodate Jay Leno. There’s not much to add to this story, because it was covered earlier this year when Conan left NBC after the…