Hawk Talk Monthly: October Edition

Oct. 25, 2012

Editor’s Note: Editor’s Note: Hawk Talk Monthly presented by Transamerica digs a little deeper and provides a little more color — think photography — for fans of the Hawkeyes than Hawk Talk Daily, which will continue to be delivered to more than 80,000 black-and-gold email boxes every day of the year. The October 2012 edition of HTM includes a feature on the first ANF Wall of Honor recipient Casey Wiegmann, it previews the Iowa men’s and women’s basketball seasons, it includes a 24 Hawkeyes to Watch feature on women’s soccer’s Dana Dalrymple and a piece on cross country senior Nick Holmes’ journey to the University of Iowa and much more. To go directly to Hawk Talk Monthly, click HERE.

IOWA CITY, Iowa — There tends to be a correlation between college basketball teams playing deep into the month of March and college basketball teams having a deep bench.

Fran McCaffery’s third edition University of Iowa men’s basketball team has depth; whether that translates into the school’s first NCAA Tournament berth since 2006 remains to be seen. But the march to March began Oct. 11 with the first practice leading up to the season-opener Nov. 9 against UT-Pan American.

“I don’t know that I’ve ever had a team where we have 12 guys that can play the game,” McCaffery said. “It’s not easy to get 12 in, so we’ll see how that goes. If we stay healthy I think we can be playing for a while. Obviously we want to play into March.”

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