Experienced Hawkeyes Look to Make Push in 2011-12


October 28th, 2011 by Jim Field

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – It’s been five years since the postseason was even a somewhat reasonable goal at Iowa.  The Hawkeyes finished 11-20 a year ago, but they have nearly everyone back from last year’s team that got progressively better as the season wore on.  The experience earned through a year playing under coach Fran McCaffery should put Iowa in position to be competitive in the Big Ten.  The Hawkeyes haven’t posted a winning season since former coach Steve Alford’s final team went 17-14 in 2006-07. They open the regular season Nov. 11 at home against Chicago State.