Linkers gonna link: Iowa Edition

In Iowa City this year, Hawkeye fans endured a long, unforgiving, rebuilding season under first year coach Fran McCaffery. They saw their team struggle, but they also saw their team do the improbable by beating Michigan State and handing a top ten Purdue team a loss. Now, as the fans and the program look to the future, things look bright. Here are some year end stories from Hawkeye Country. 

Also, be sure to check out Black Heart Gold Pants, SB Nation's Iowa Hawkeye blog for everything black and gold. Click below to continue on to the links!

Fran McCaffery's First Year, In His Own Words  -  Des Moines Register 

The first year Iowa Hawkeye coach is interviewed by a local newspaper. Hear how he thinks his season went, in his own words. 

Iowa Team Report  -  College Basketball  - Rivals.com

Rivals take on the season that was for the Iowa Hawkeyes

Iowa's Payne Transferring  -  Quad City Times

Cully Payne decides to transfer from Iowa, leaving McCaffery with three available scholarships. 

Hawkeyes Hosting Recruits  -  Quad City Times

Fran McCaffery welcomes recruits to campus

McCaffery Extends Offer To Cedar Rapids Point Guard  -  Examiner.com

Coach McCaffery didn't waste any time finding a quick-fix for Payne's departure

Hawkeyes 3 Freshman Among Best In Team History - HawkCentral.com

Iowa's freshman are proving themselves early

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