Category Archives: Iowa Sports

What’s “Free” About Free Throws?

There is something disarming, even inviting, about shooting a free throw in basketball. You take your shot, standing still, a mere 15 feet away from the hoop. No one’s guarding you, and you can take your time. Free throws lend … Continue reading

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The Delights of a Home Team Announcer

I had brought my dad’s radio onto the golf course. It was a brisk October Saturday in 2002–a football Saturday–which meant I had the course to myself. I was 14 years old. On such days in my hometown of Iowa … Continue reading

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