News on Chipola’s Armstead, Davis out, new uniforms and other Iowa notes

The casualty count rises with each game for Iowa.

Guard Jermain Davis bruised his knee Thursday in practice and was barely able to walk that day. He won’t play today against Michigan.

That means Iowa’s top three point guards are all out. Starter Jeff Peterson pulled a hamstring 11 days ago at Wisconsin. His back-up and former starting off-guard Anthony Tucker is ineligible this semester. Davis backed up both players and has started several games this year.

Senior Cyrus Tate may play today in a limited capacity after missing nine of the last 10 games with a sprained ankle. Guard Jake Kelly likely will play point for most of the game with Matt Gatens or even Devan Bawinkel occasionally bringing up the ball. That means Iowa probably won’t run many sets, just a lot of motion.

Iowa is sporting bright new yellow uniforms for this games. The long-rumored switch from white to yellow was widely anticipated for a select few Iowa fans.

Now, back to basketball news.

Chipola (Fla.) Junior College guard Malcom Armstead, a recruit with heavy Iowa speculation, will visit Arkansas after the season, according to You can read the article at

“After my visit, I’ll probably commit,” Armstead told the Web site. “I played in Real Deal on the Hill (at Fayetteville, Ark.), and I saw the gym and the community and how nice the people were there.”

That’s tough for Iowa, which still has one scholarship to offer next year.


2 Responses to News on Chipola’s Armstead, Davis out, new uniforms and other Iowa notes

  1. EP says:

    Great game, if Armstead is a PG we don’t need him as Lick has a PG for the next two years. He had 24 and nine assist while playing the whole game today.

  2. Doug says:

    I saw your comment in the liveblog comparing the win vs. Michigan to the footballs teams win @ Penn St. in 2000 – I couldn’t agree more. The similarities are almost uncanny. There isn’t any reason this team shouldn’t win 3 of it’s last 4 – the only sure loss left on the schedule is @ East Lansing. Hopefully, today was when everyone bought in, and it all came together – even if they had lost, it would have been the best game Iowa played all year.

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