Their bench outscored Iowa's 29-9.The Hawkeyes lost all four of its CBE Classic games, averaging just over 54 points a game and shooting just over 35 percent."This has been a very, very demanding opening schedule," Lickliter reminded reporters after the Wichita State game.Lickliter has a point. The Hawkeye Nation will need to have a little patience this year and remember that the bulk of Iowa's team is in their first year of college. While it is clear the freshman have some talent, they are still very green to college basketball and are learning as they go. Iowa is now 1-4 on the season, its worst start since 1929 when the Hawkeyes began the season 1-6.The Hawkeyes return to action Saturday, November 28 against North Carolina Central, when former Hawkeye basketball legend Kenyon Murray makes his debut as Basketball Analyst for the Big Ten Network while calling the game Hopefully Iowa can give Murray a memorable game to call. . and others a collection of the greatest losers in NBA history.Iverson will be remembered for a lot of things; sweet hair styles, making neck tattoos ok in the work place, and the toughest 5 ft nothing guard to lace them up.All the players mentioned in the following list can be described, remembered, and pictured transcending the game in one way or another but ultimately finished there careers as 2nd place, runner up, first class great losers.Some of the active great losers in the NBA are; Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Tracy McGrady, Vince Carter, and sad but true Grant Hill.These men hypothetically still have a chance to avoid this list.With it appearing that Iversons career will end without a title for sure I have created a top 5 list consisting 6 great losers from within Iversons generation.How can I name 6 on a top 5 list you askStick around and see if your list matches mine.. 5.Reggie Miller, the deadliest 3 point shooter since the invention of the arc played 18 seasons in the NBA and never sniped his way to the title.Truthfully the Pacers never really had a chance during Millers time because Jordans Bulls didnt disassemble until 99.Highlights Miller has the 3rd most games played for one team as he falls to two other men on this list to be named later.He finished as the all-time leader in 3 point field goals made in the regular and post season and ranks 12th on the all-time scoring list. Millers best shot at winning the Championship came in 2000 against Shaq and Kobes Los Angeles Lakers, the final result 4 2 series defeat..
4.Charles Barkley, also known as Sir Charles and one of the most controversial NBA players to date retired without a ring.Barkley was one of those players I always thought would somehow get it done because he could do everything well.Chucks chances like the majority of this list suffered from the Bulls Dynasty.HighlightsDespite his smaller stature for a power forward Barkley became the shortest man in NBA history to lead the league in Rebounding.In 93 season Barkley was named the League MVP.Sir Charles best chance to win the Championship also came during the MVP season were he would meet his good friend Michael Jordan in the finals and fall in six games.. 3.Patrick Ewing, the Big Apples very own giant lottery ticket, but he never cashed in like expected.Talk about someone suffering nightmares of MJ, not only did Jordan beat the Knicks at home he put together a highlight reel in the Garden that plays over and over in the memory of Ewing and Knick Fans.HighlightsPatrick Chewing, as currently known from the recent snickers commercial, was the 10thplayer in NBA history to record 22,000 points and 10,000 rebounds.Ewing was the 1986 Rookie of the Year with 20 PPG, 9 RPG, and 2 BPG.Ewings best chance to win the NBA title was thanks to the retirement of MJ, aka Baseball Experiment in 94.Unfortunately for Ewing he ran into a man whos dream was greater to win the championship and fell to Hakeem Olajuwons and the Houston Rockets in seven games after leading 3 2.. 2.Allen Iverson, arguably the best small scoring guard in NBA history and one player who did the most with the least.AI never realistically had a chance to win it all based on the supporting cast he played with and that may be partially responsible for the personal success.HighlightsIverson aka The Answer was named Rookie of the Year in 96.AI enjoyed his best season in 01 being named the league MVP.Iversons career has mounted him as one of the most prolific scorers in League History slotting himself in the 5th position.The Answers mind boggling run to the finals in 01 was his best shot at winning an NBA title.After winning the first game of the series the Sixers lost four straight to the Los Angeles Lakers and proved the fact that one man cannot win by himself. PETALUMA, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ In his latest speech onthe economy, President-elect Barack Obama has once again failed to make even asingle mention of America's small businesses, which create nearly 80 percentof net new jobs, and employ 50.4 percent of private sector workers.With regards to the economy, Obama held true to his campaign pattern ofsignificantly downplaying the role small businesses play in driving ournational economy.Even one of his top economic advisors, Dr. Laura Tysonacknowledged that the best way to simulate the economy is to direct federalinfrastructure funds to small businesses Tyson is the former Chair of theU.S. President's Council of Economic Advisers during the ClintonAdministration and is currently an economic adviser to President-elect Obama.On February 26, 2008, President-elect Obama stated, "Over half of allAmericans work for a small business.
Small businesses are the backbone of ournation's economy and we must protect this great resource. ( http://) Within days of making the statement Obama began to distance himself from it. During the final months of the campaign Obama failed to mention small businessissues in campaign speeches, modified his statement regarding the diversion ofsmall business contracts to large corporations on his campaign website, andgave small business issues virtually no priority in his campaign agenda.When President-elect Obama's Transition Team website, waslaunched, any mention of Obama's statement to stop the flow of federal smallbusiness contracts to large corporations had been removed.Small business advocates are concerned that President-elect Obama may enactpolicy and legislation that could be harmful to the nation's nearly 27 millionsmall businesses.Additionally, advocates point to the fact that theObama-Biden Transition Agenda which is housed on change.gov, contains no newprovisions that would significantly impact our nation's small businesscommunity."I am extremely concerned that President-elect Obama doesn't seem tounderstand that most Americans work for companies with less than 100 employeesand that these are the companies that are going to lead our country out of therecession and create a vast majority of all new jobs," President of theAmerican Small Business League Lloyd Chapman said. "So far, he has refused tooffer even the most basic proposal to redirect federal infrastructure funds tothese companies.It appears that he has no intention of stopping the flow ofup to $100 billion in government small business contracts to largecorporations.We are concerned that during his first days in office he maytry to create loopholes for venture capitalists that will divert even morefederal funds away from small businesses. It is going to take a lot more thantax cuts to stimulate this economy. President-elect Obama keeps talking abouthow important it is that we act immediately, and I couldn't agree more.Wewould like to see him propose policies next week that would, as he promised onFebruary 26, 2008, stop the flow of federal small business contracts tocorporate giants."SOURCEAmerican Small Business LeagueChristopher Gunn, Communications Director of American Small Business League,1-707-789-9575, .
The perfect BCS-buster storm is brewing and playoff backers everywhere should be ready to call for federal aid once the carnage is over.Obviously, the BCS brass wants to see a Florida vs. Texasmatchup. Florida boasts the modern day Touchdown Jesus in Tim Tebow, who has won a Heisman Trophy and two of the last three National Championships. Texas has deadly accurate, gun-slingin quarterback Colt McCoy, with the highest quarterback career completion percentage ever, and has won more games than any other player in college football history to boot.But not so fast my friends.At least once every three years, a scenario develops during the course of the college football season that, if everything breaks just right, exposes the current BCS format as dysfunctional at best and downright broken at worst.This season, multiple conferences could present an undefeated team for the BCSs National Championship game consideration, only to be measured, weighed, and found inadequate, despite a perfect record. The BCS brass will then choose instead, a one-loss team from a more glamorous conference.Cincinnati (10-0) from the Big East Conference, Boise State (11-0) from the Western Athletic Conference, and the Mountain Wests best TCU (11-0) all could end the season undefeated and still end up on the outside looking in at the BCS Championship game.Because Florida and Alabama play head-to-head, there will be only one undefeated team from the SEC.