Tag Archives: Kirk Haaland

Positionless

No, I’m not talking about your local politicians. Believe it or not, this column idea has been on my “to do” list for a few years now, I’ve just never gotten around to dedicating 1,500 words to the topic, though … Continue reading

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2013-14 News & Notes

Over the next couple of weeks I plan to do some player profiles for all of the returning players for Iowa State assessing their accomplishments thus far by the numbers but also evaluating their games and projecting their futures. That … Continue reading

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The Deflation of Rebounding

I’ve thought about it in the past, but it wasn’t until the question was actually posed that I decided to actually look into the situation. It has sort of come up over the past few months as fans dissected and … Continue reading

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The Gift

I really never thought it would come to an end. That is the mindset we get into with great seasons when we are so swept up by the emotion of every single game. Ironically that only seems to heighten and … Continue reading

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Iowa State vs Connecticut

I’m having a hard time getting this started. There is an element of disbelief to this Iowa State run to the Sweet Sixteen—just the fourth in school history (the fifth if you count the 1944 Final Four team that was … Continue reading

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Basketball Blabberings 3/25/2014

DeAndre Kane was the star of Iowa State’s win over North Carolina to get to the Sweet Sixteen on Sunday, and in a lot of ways he had to be with no Georges Niang by his side. He did a … Continue reading

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Iowa State vs North Carolina

Iowa State is a better basketball team with Georges Niang; that much is really obvious. But, Georges won’t be available in the round of 32 of the NCAA Tournament so there is no sense in worrying about how much Iowa … Continue reading

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Iowa State vs North Carolina Central

All season the debate has raged on Wichita State and the overall legitimacy of their current undefeated run and the opponents that they have beaten to get to where they are today. The same debate, though decidedly less interesting, would … Continue reading

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Iowa State vs Kansas

A year later and here we are again. A familiar position against a team that continues to have Iowa State’s number. The two losses to the Jayhawks this season came in a much different fashion than last but in both … Continue reading

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Iowa State vs Kansas State

Let me just lead off with how glad I am to not be talking about a seven game losing streak in the Big 12 tournament. That got ditched last year, finally, in a win over Oklahoma thanks to Will Clyburn’s … Continue reading

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