With Moss transferring....

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by StanziUSA, May 2, 2019.

  1. StanziUSA

    StanziUSA Well-Known Member

    that’s two players under scholarship and an assistant that have left the program since the end of the season.

    Spin

    Good luck explaining the IM and MD transfers to prospective recruits, Fran.
     
  2. deanvogs

    deanvogs Well-Known Member

    Jeez, this is dumb as shit. Look around college basketball, schools lose ON AVERAGE 2 players a year. With 350 D1 Schools, there are over 700 transfer a year. This is just college basketball in this day and age.
     
  3. Stanzi

    Stanzi Well-Known Member

    It could certainly be coincidence but we just lost basically all of our diversity. Dailey, Moss, Cook and Francis...what do they all have in common? Toussaint is going to feel really out of place.
     
  4. deanvogs

    deanvogs Well-Known Member

    Why would Toussaint feel out of place? Do you think white players on predominately black rosters feel out of place?
     
  5. tweeterhawk

    tweeterhawk Well-Known Member

    Are you that stupid or just acting like it? As the only black player on a lilly white team with a largely white staff in a mostly white university town, Toussaint is going to stick out like a sore thumb and likely feel like he doesn’t fit in.

    Fran has had a hard time encouraging diversity in his program.
     
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  6. deanvogs

    deanvogs Well-Known Member

    The Iowa community has always been a vast majority of whites. I'm not sure what changed by Moss moving on as far as community demographics go.

    As far as the team goes, do you ever see this discussed in the opposite manner? IE, when there are 2 white players on a otherwise all black roster? That is what I was pointing out, and yeah if it would be dumb for a white kid to say he doesn't want to play at a school with only 1 or two other whites on it.
     
  7. trj

    trj Well-Known Member


    A white kid that aspires to play basketball at a high level knows he will be the "minority" going into it. I don't think it works the same way in reverse. Maybe it does and I have it wrong.
     
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  8. TheIowaHawkGuy

    TheIowaHawkGuy Well-Known Member

    Bingo!

    As of right now, Iowa will be the only P5 team with 5 white starters. And no grad transfer is looking at Iowa. Selling diversity is going to be a challenge.
     
  9. phdsvp

    phdsvp Well-Known Member

    No, because most of them are relied upon to wave towels and fill up water cups.

    We're not going to be that naive today, are we?
     
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  10. phdsvp

    phdsvp Well-Known Member

    Yep. Time to start having that conversation. This roster is whiter than any of the rosters that we fired the last guy for.
     
  11. hawkeyewx

    hawkeyewx Well-Known Member

    It was impossible to not notice how white Iowa was compared to other teams BEFORE three black players left before their senior year, plus a black coach. I hope Toussaint works out.
     
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  12. karras

    karras Well-Known Member

    19/20 basketball season . . . right in the heart of the most contentious/angry/psychotic presidential campaign in our history . . . and the networks will feel compelled to bring this up every game. Is miss pink locker-room still on campus? Oy vey.
     
  13. tweeterhawk

    tweeterhawk Well-Known Member

    As an Iowa grad and long-time Hawkeye fan, I’m embarrassed by the lack of diversity on Fran’s basketball teams.
     
  14. jparmley3

    jparmley3 Well-Known Member

    Its really gonna be some White Magic now
     
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  15. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    I’m embarrassed to have attended the same university as someone as idiotic as yourself.
     
  16. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    In the 2020 recruiting class only 5 of Iowa’s 29 offers are to caucasian players.

    The 2016-2017 Iowa basketball team had 9 of the 14 players who were not Caucasian (Jok, Cook, Pemsl, Moss, Wagner, Uhl, Williams, Dailey, Jones). Two assistant coaches and the video coordinator were also African American.

    I don’t know why I’m going down this wormhole with these insufferable people claiming they are fighting the good fight.

    As a fan I want Iowa to put the best basketball team it can on the floor, regardless of what the players look like.
     
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  17. ModebaSan

    ModebaSan Well-Known Member

    I’m wondering if this wasn’t Fran’s way of opening up space for both of the Hauser boys and DJ Harvey.
     
  18. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    Hauser’s haven’t even scheduled a visit to Iowa. They have at the three other schools involved.
     
  19. ModebaSan

    ModebaSan Well-Known Member

    Maybe Fran wants his cake and eat it too.
     
  20. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    Well based on this thread we don’t want the Hauser’s anyway because they are white.
     
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