Celebrating Black History Month



Larry Station
Building a Tradition
Posted Feb. 10-11, 2007

Larry Station is the most prolific tackler in the history of Iowa football.

The linebacker out of Omaha, Neb., amassed 492 takedowns in his career, leading the Hawkeyes in each of his four seasons despite not starting as a freshman.  MORE>>> 

Franthea Price
A Dynasty Does Not Come Without A Price
Posted Feb. 20, 2007

Franthea Price was an integral part of the Iowa's women's basketball dynasty of the late 1980's and early 1990's. So much so, she was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, becoming Iowa's second player to win this coveted award and ending her career as the Big Ten Player of the Year in 1990.  MORE>>> 

Michelle Edwards
A Persevering Pioneer
Posted Feb. 8, 2008

Born and raised in Boston, Mass., Michelle Edwards grew up in a multi-cultural neighborhood with dreams of becoming an African-American athlete who would make an impact in the United States. Long before she found the game of basketball and eventually stardom in Iowa's Carver Hawkeye Arena, Edwards took steps in making her dream a reality. She competed in events, won a few medals, and at one point thought she was going to become the first African-American downhill skier in the Olympics.  MORE>>> 

Ronnie Lester
Scout's Honor
Posted Feb. 22, 2008

Ronnie Lester knows the importance of scouting. He knows who to look for, what to look for, and how to approach talented high school and college basketball products. But long before he became a professional scout and assistant general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers, Lester understood the recruiting process. That is why he chose to play basketball at Iowa, the one school that courted him most effectively.  MORE>>> 

Andre Tippett
Sharing His Story
Posted Feb. 9, 2009

Where have we heard this story before? A young man gets cut by his high school coach because he is deemed not good enough and then comes back to not only become one of the top prep players in the state but eventually goes on the post hall of fame credentials in the professional ranks.  MORE>>> 

Tia Jackson
Life Lessons from the Hardwood
Posted Feb. 26, 2009

Tia Jackson did not always know she wanted to play basketball, and even after finding stardom in Iowa's Carver Hawkeye Arena she never dreamed of becoming a coach. But the journey in life is seldom ever planned, and the path to greatness is rarely paved. For Jackson, it is how one responds to life's challenges that truly defines their character. It was the first lesson she learned as an athlete and it has never steered her wrong.  MORE>>> 

Felicia Hall Allen
Succeeding the First-Class Way
Posted Feb. 6-7, 2010

When Felicia Hall Allen talks about her success as a young black businesswoman, somehow nearly everything traces back to her teachings under former Iowa women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer.  MORE>>> 

Fred Brown
The Missing Link
Posted Feb. 16, 2010

Former University of Iowa head basketball coach Ralph Miller called him "the missing link." To fans around the National Basketball Association (NBA), he was known as "Downtown Freddie Brown."  MORE>>> 

Anthuan Maybank
Stride For Stride
Posted Feb. 5-6, 2011

Anthuan Maybank has been back to the University of Iowa five times in the past year. He's hoping the next trip will be on a permanent basis.  MORE>>> 

Peaches Roach
Coming Up Peaches
Posted Feb. 17, 2011

What many travel agencies and magazines will tell you - there is nothing better than strawberries in London in the summertime. But come 2012, it may be time to make room for "Peaches".  MORE>>>