basketball season tips off this afternoon! Iowa is picked #5 nationally in some preseason rankings, with returning center Luke Garza the favorite of many to be the national player of the year. Garza, who was the most dominant post player in the country last year, isn’t considered an “NBA talent” but is simply dominant at the collegiate level. the Hawkeyes should start an all-White lineup most games (barring injuries, of course), and they only have one black athlete projected to see the floor this season. the Hawkeyes open the year with a cupcake today at 3:00pm central.