MURPHY’S LAW: Cyclone Seasons End, Hoiberg In Demand, Look at Mainus

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Cyclone women go on a 19-1 run to come from 14 down in the second half, and then lose. Like the men, all-out effort, followed by painful ending. Up three, Georgia sealed it with a gutsy full court pass for a lay-in. Bulldogs win, 65-60. Another proud run for Bill Fennelly’s team…

It’s been more than 24 hours, and I know several Cyclone fans who are still nowhere near over that loss to Ohio State…

It was a block, not a charge, but it shouldn’t be confused with the call vs Kansas. That one was indefensible and indisputable. Not so here…

I’ve rarely been more impressed with the heart of a team than Iowa State fighting back from 13 down against a very good Ohio State team with Chris Babb out…

Sometimes you just have to give it up to the guy who made the big play. That was a cold-blooded three by Aaron Craft. Big boy shot…

Lot talk about whether the Iowa State pep band is corny and fun, or corny and annoying? The band, if you somehow haven’t heard, chants in unison when the ISU opposition shoots free throws. e.g. “Your shoes are united”. I think it’s fun, though I’m sure it gets old if you’re sitting near the band.  I also think the band should start a twitter feed, and use suggestions for fresh material. Constantly updated…

Iowa hosts #1 Notre Dame Tuesday night. In women’s basketball, that usually means a lopsided, double-digit loss…

The UNI men play Bradley. Which sounds just like the MVC season, but it’s in the CIT. If you thought the NIT was overlooked, check out the CIT…

Looking forward to Iowa at Virginia in the aforementioned NIT. I realize we only pay attention to the NIT when our teams force us with no NCAA tourney option, but it’s better than nothing. The teams that care tend to do the best. Iowa and Virginia both want Madison Square Garden…

The Cinderella of the NCAA tourney, Florida Gulf Coast University, played at Iowa State in December. On the video we shot, you can hear some Cyclone fans booing when FGCU goes on a big run. Now we know. By the way, the Cyclones won by 11…

I don’t see any possibility of Fred Hoiberg leaving Iowa State for another college job. The NBA could be more tempting–no recruiting–but I don’t see Fred leaving Ames anytime soon. Hoiberg just signed a new deal in 2012 worth $1.5 million annually. He may get another raise anyway…

When it comes to wrestling, Penn State is the new Iowa. That can’t be easy for Hawkeye or Cyclone fans to see. Cael Sanderson has it rolling in Happy Valley with no slowdown in sight…

Sure looked like a near fall for Tony Ramos to me. Tom Brands still should have talked to the media. It’s part of the job, and it’s a sport that doesn’t need to alienate anyone covering it…

I tried to watch the movie, “Rock of Ages”. It’s so bad, my wife made me turn it off. She threatened to throw a shoe at the screen…

Have you heard of Danny Mainus. After you watch this, you’ll learn he has the most unfortunate last name in MMA fighting history…

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