Wednesday, November 09, 2005
- Ryan Suchomel profiles Kurt Looby, whose last chance to play this season will come tonight. Looby will be redshirting this year, so he's only allowed to play in exhibition games.
- Steve Batterson says that Coach Alford plans to continue scheduling lower-level Iowa schools for its future exhibition games. This trend started last year with the game against D-II Upper Iowa and continues tonight against D-III Wartburg. I'm all for this move - most of those teams are made up of former Iowa high schoolers, and it'll be fun to see them get a chance to play at Carver-Hawkeye. And I'd much rather play an actual team than a touring group of guys who just met each other a few weeks ago.
- Suchomel and Susan Harman report on Iowa's signing of Tyler (TX) Community College guard Justin Johnson. I hadn't heard a lot about him prior to this week, but so far so good. He's a 6-6 guard and should add some needed athleticism to the team. His current coach had some nice words, too -
"We sent six guys to Division I off last year's team and he was still theThe Rivals network commented on the recruitment here and here.
leading scorer," Tyler coach Mike Marquis said. "He just has a very good knack
of putting the ball in the hole, and he's just such a great kid."
- Today is the start of the fall signing period, which runs until November 16. If high school seniors do not sign their letter of intent by next Wednesday, they'll have to wait until mid-April to do so. Forward Cyrus Tate, center Jamie Vanderbeken, and Johnson are expected to sign with Iowa.