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MIKE GESELL RUMORS & GOSSIP

‘Ballgate’ blown out of proportion

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A line of postgame questioning about Iowa players competing with a different basketball has turned into Big Ten Ballgate.About 20 minutes after Iowa dropped a 74-68 decision at Maryland on Thursday, myself and Des Moines Register reporter Chad Leistikow interviewed four different Iowa players. Other media were present but asked few questions. With Iowa (a Nike...

Blame it On the Ball? Iowa Hints That Under Armour Game Ball Could Have Contributed to Loss Against Maryland

Eighth-ranked Maryland scored a huge conference win against third-ranked Iowa last night, as the Terps topped the Hawkeyes 74-68. After the game, a couple of Iowa players hinted that the game ball might have had something to do with their poor offensive performance. As you might know, Maryland athletes use Under Armour uniforms and gear—in large part because Kevin Plank, the...
Via Stack
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa notes: Gesell earns award, Hawkeyes move up in rankings

IOWA CITY — Iowa guard Mike Gesell was named the Big Ten’s player of the week after collecting his first career double-double against Nebraska.Gesell, a 6-foot-2 senior from South Sioux City, Neb., scored 22 points and dished 10 assists in the Hawkeyes’ 77-66 win against the Cornhuskers last Tuesday. He made 11 of 13 free throws and scored 19 of his 22 points in the second...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
28 days ago

Hawkeyes Trap Boilers 70-63, Spoil Mount’s Return

The refs were atrocious. Iowa players are still holding AJ. Mike Gesell falls down when his cat bumps him. The refs stole a timeout. Adam Woodbury moves on all his screens. When Morgan Burke stepped on the floor at halftime, you could see the gloom spreading from his footprints like the Grinch stealing joy from Whoville. Someone stole Painter’s car. There was an earthquake. A terrible...
Via Boiled Sports
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa holds off Drake 70-64

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Mike Gesell scored 17 points, including a crucial dunk with 30 seconds left, and Iowa held off Drake 70-64 on Saturday. The Hawkeyes (8-3) blocked a school-record 14 shots - including six from freshman Nicholas Baer - in beating the in-state rival Bulldogs for the 32nd time in their last 35 meetings. Iowa went on a 13-2 run midway through the second half...
Via Associated Press
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa Basketball: Hawkeyes struggle defensively in loss to Iowa State

If there is one thing that Iowa has been able to count on this year, it has been their defense. That was not the case tonight in a 90-75 loss to Iowa State that dropped their overall record to 8-3. Going into the game, the Hawkeyes had held their opponents to 33.7% shooting and 25.7% from beyond the arc. That didn’t seem to bother the Cyclones as they were able to impose their...
Via isportsweb.com
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Gesell helps Iowa upset No. 12 North Carolina in Chapel Hill

  Mike Gesell hit a driving layup through contact for the go-ahead three-point play with 1:16 left, helping Iowa upset No. 12 North Carolina 60-55 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Gesell finished with 16 points for the Hawkeyes (6-2), who outfought the Tar Heels (5-2) on a night when both teams struggled to shoot straight. Gesell's basket was the team's first after...
Via Associated Press
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa basketball: Close game issues

The 20th ranked Iowa basketball team currently holds a 12-3 record. Unfortunately, that record could and probably should have an additional three tallies in the win column, and subsequently a zero on the loss side. There is no shame in losing three games against the current 4th, 8th, and 9th ranked teams in the country. Especially when those losses took place twice on the road (at...
Via isportsweb.com
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa basketball: Non-conference grades

A no. 22 national ranking paired with an 11-2 start has set the Iowa basketball team up for a promising second half of the season. As the non-conference portion of its schedule concludes, let’s grade the individual performances of Iowa’s primary contributors so far. Guards Mike Gesell (sophomore) After a slow start to the season at 2-guard, Gesell was moved back to point where...
Via isportsweb.com
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Iowa basketball: An in-state matchup of epic proportions

Tomorrow night will mark an event that hasn’t occurred in 27 years. A match-up that has had an entire state buzzing with anticipation for weeks. A game that has gone beyond local and regional coverage and drawn the attention of the national media. On Friday December 13th at 8:30 PM central time, the Iowa basketball team will venture into the hostile confines of Hilton Coliseum...
Via isportsweb.com
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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