Tag:Iowa State
Posted on: March 2, 2011 4:34 pm
Edited on: March 2, 2011 4:39 pm

Former Michigan State guard transferring to ISU

Former Michigan State guard Korie Lucious is transferring to Iowa State and will continue his college basketball career playing under Fred Hoiberg, a source told CBSSports.com on Wednesday.

Tom Izzo dismissed Lucious from Michgian State in late January for what was described as conduct detrimental to the program. Lucious visited Iowa State in February and will now join former teammate Chris Allen -- who left Michigan State in the preseason -- as a member of the Cyclones.

Lucious was averaging 6.5 points and 4.1 assists at the time of his dismissal.
Posted on: February 4, 2011 1:12 pm

Source: Lucious visiting Iowa State

Former Michigan State guard Korie Lucious is visiting Iowa State this weekend and could commit to Fred Hoiberg's program before he leaves campus, a source told CBSSports.com on Friday.

Tom Izzo dismissed Lucious from Michgian State last week for conduct detrimental to the program. A transfer to ISU would allow Lucious to rejoin former teammate Chris Allen, who left left Michigan State in the preseason and transferred to Iowa State. Allen will be eligible next season.

Lucious was averaging 6.5 points and 4.1 assists at the time of his dismissal.
Posted on: August 11, 2010 1:13 pm
Edited on: August 12, 2010 1:45 am

Flood puts ISU court under eight feet of water

Heavy rain in Ames, Iowa has caused massive flooding on the Iowa State campus and put the basketball court at Hilton Coliseum under eight feet of water, according to the Des Moines Register.

“It was floating,” ISU women's coach Bill Fennelly told the newspaper. “It’s really bad what’s happening; it’s sad."

Iowa State has posted video of the flooding on its website.

Click this link to see the damage.

"Crazy rain," Iowa State men's coach Fred Hoiberg told CBSSports.com via text message. "Never seen anything like it. Can't get across town because of flooded streets."
Category: NCAAB
Tags: Iowa State
Posted on: August 9, 2010 2:25 pm
Edited on: August 9, 2010 2:25 pm

Source: Former Spartan Allen visiting Iowa State

Former Michigan State guard Chris Allen arrived at Iowa State on Monday to conduct a visit as he prepares to enroll at a new school, a source told CBSSports.com.

Allen was removed from the Spartans last week after he "failed to meet all obligations" necessary to be a member of the team. The 6-foot-3 guard from Georgia averaged 8.3 points at Michigan State last season. If he enrolls at a Division I institution, Allen will sit out this season per NCAA transfer rules and play one season at his new school in 2011-12.

Allen is also considering South Florida, Baylor and a number of other schools.
Posted on: July 16, 2010 12:56 pm

Five for Friday column

I'm going to start doing a Five for Friday column every, um, Friday.

Click this link to check it out.

Then admire my ability to be so damn clever.
Posted on: April 28, 2010 1:38 pm

Hoiberg already exciting ISU fans

Iowa State's hiring of Fred Hoiberg has done exactly what I thought it would do: Excite the base.

(And that was the point of my Sarah Palin comparison , by the way, not that Hoiberg is inexperienced or dumb or whatever, but that Jamie Pollard picked him for the same reason John McCain picked Sarah Palin, because though it might look crazy to the outside world, the people dedicated to the cause will rally around it in an otherwise unattainable way. But I digress ...)

I watched the Wednesday press conference online.

It seemed to go over well.

Now word out of Iowa State is that season ticket sales should spike for no other reason than that fans are willing to do more than they might otherwise do because they don't want to see their favorite son fail. So in that regard, this is working. And that's why I didn't trash the hire the way some trashed the hire, because I recognize why this was done, and I don't totally disagree with the reasoning.

Will it work in the longrun?

Like I said in the column, I'm not sure.

But in the short-term, it's a home run.

And, of course, ISU has already assembled a special Hoiberg video.

Click this link to check it out.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: April 27, 2010 6:47 pm
Edited on: April 27, 2010 8:49 pm

Report: Iowa State hires Hoiberg

Former Iowa State star Fred Hoiberg has accepted an offer to become the Cyclones' next men's basketball coach, ABC5 Sports in Iowa reported Tuesday.

Hoiberg has been the Minnesota Timberwolves vice president of basketball operations.

He's replacing Gregg McDermott, who left Monday to take over at Creighton.
Posted on: April 26, 2010 3:37 pm
Edited on: April 26, 2010 3:44 pm

McDermott reaches deal with Creighton

Iowa State's Greg McDermott, after weighing his options through the night, accepted an offer Monday to replace Dana Altman at Creighton, a source told CBSSports.com.

An introductory press conference could come as early as Tuesday.

This develop marks a return to the Missouri Valley Conference for McDermott, who rose to prominence while leading Northern Iowa to three straight NCAA tournaments before taking the Iowa State job in 2006. He coached the Cyclones for four seasons but finished 10th-or-worse each of the past three, and he was likely one more bad record from being fired, meaning McDermott's move from ISU to Creighton is similar to the move Steve Alford made from Iowa to New Mexico three years ago.

The deal is believed to be worth $10 million over nine years.

Altman left Creighton on Saturday after 16 seasons.
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