How Iowa located its 2018 surprise signees; why men’s basketball remains optimistic

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Spoiling the surprise

The commitments of linebacker Logan Klemp and safety Kaevon Merriweather on Feb. 2 were a surprise. Neither held an offer when the day started and Iowa fans didn’t even know Merriweather’s name. Land of 10 dove into the recruitment of each player, finding out why Klemp always felt an offer was coming and how Iowa learned about Merriweather.

The best is yet to come?

Can things turn around for the Iowa men’s basketball team? The team is 12-15 and 3-11 in Big Ten play with only four games left, but guard Jordan Bohannon won’t hear any of that. He told Mark Emmert of the Des Moines Register he still thinks something good can happen by the end of the season.

Ways to improve

The Iowa men’s basketball team must improve. Even Bohannon would agree with that, regardless of how the season ends. Dave Schwartz of breaks down the improvements each player needs to make. Schwartz sees someone as Iowa’s version of Scottie Pippen. You might not guess who it is.

Another day at the office

Megan Gustafson did it again, carrying the Iowa women’s basketball team to another Big Ten victory. She scored 25 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lift the Hawkeyes to a 70-61 win over Northwestern on Sunday. Here is a recap of the game from the Des Moines Register. The win helps Iowa (20-6 overall) on its quest to lock up a berth in the NCAA Tournament, which, as Dargan Southard of the Iowa City Press-Citizen explains, is almost a certainty.

West on I-80

If it ever makes the College World Series, Iowa will ride west down I-80 to Omaha, Neb. Land of 10 explains why that should become the long-term goal now that coach Rick Heller is signed to a long-term deal.

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