Dear Mr. Bowlsby,

Five years ago, the University of Iowa mens basketball program was on the upswing, coming off a sweet sixteen appearance in the NCAAs of Coach Daviss final year. .The following year we were also very blessed to win the Big Ten Tournament and gain the automatic bid to the NCAAs.

Even though some positive things have happened to the Iowa basketball program the negatives far outweigh the positives since Steve Alford has taken over as Head Coach of the University of Iowa Mens Basketball Program.

Here is a list of negatives I have come up with so far:

Declining fan base at home games for the third straight season, to an average of 12,977 for 14 dates in 2003-04. That is the lowest average home attendance since Carver-Hawkeye Arena opened in 1982.

Season Win-Losses / Attendance

1999-00 14-16 15,156

2000-01 23-12 15,500

2001-02 19-16 15,207

2002-03 17-14 13,235

2003-04 16-13 12,977

NOTE: Carver-Hawkeye Arena's capacity is 15,500

In Coach Alfords 5 seasons as Head Coach he has posted only ONE Winning season in the Big Ten Conference at 9-7.

Of the 20 scholarship athletes recruited to Iowa by Alford, four have completed their athletic eligibility, three are scheduled to complete their eligibility this year and seven either quit the team or transferred to another school. Six active players are eligible to return to the Hawkeye roster next season

In November 2002, about 100 people protested how Alford and the athletic department handled the case of guard Pierre Pierce, who pleaded guilty of assault causing bodily injury, then issued a public apology for engaging in "inappropriate sexual conduct" with one of the school's female athletes

Last but not least an overall record of 89-71 just does not cut it. During this time the results have been this, ONE NCAA appearance and 3 straight NIT appearances.

By the way for the product he has put on the floor he is greatly overpayed. For the money that the tax-payers and University put forth, lets stop embarrassing our Basketball program and get a Coach that is worthy enough to earn what Coach Alford is making

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  • 13 December 2015835. Keith R
    I am a long time Indiana Fan please fire Steve Alford and we will give you Mike Davis!!
  • 11 December 2015834. Scott B
    overpaid hack of a coach
  • 08 December 2015833. Chad H
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    you suck you f..k
  • 03 December 2015831. Audie B
    how can a coach not prepare his team for the big ten, year after year. he has to go!
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  • 26 November 2015829. Steve K
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  • 31 October 2015827. Nancy Jl
    past time for change
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  • 26 October 2015825. Mack J
    We need a coach who can teach these kids how to succeed in the last five minutes and shoot free throws! Class of 2002.
  • 23 October 2015824. Jeremy W
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  • 18 October 2015823. Steve M
    Alford sucks dick! How can you lose to Minnesota?
  • 10 October 2015822. Lou H
    Just give your players Blazers and they will all stick around
  • 08 October 2015821. Jim Jimjimjimmyjimjimm
    yessir, boy howdy
  • 28 September 2015820. Chris W
    HE suxxxxxxxxx
  • 26 September 2015819. Scott T
    FIRE STEVE ALFORD NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 19 September 2015818. Sean T
    I'm not gay I just like kissing men
  • 15 September 2015817. John Bailey
    I recently moved from Iowa to Kansas City, and I'm amazed at how others view our(Iowa) program. It's not good!!
  • 09 September 2015816. Anonymos Payne
    its funny how alford and ferentz came into the iowa programs around the same year, and ferentz has made the program much better while the basketball program has just gotten worse
  • 05 September 2015815. Long Dongh
    This guy killed my love for Hawkeye basketball and I hope NMSU gets the same treatment Hawk fans got from Alfraud
  • 02 September 2015814. Scott B
    Please fire Alford
  • 25 August 2015813. Jessica H
    Give the HAWKS a chance at winning. I'm a huge hawk fan, and I just hate to see them lose. Let's get that black and gold blood pumping again!
  • 20 August 2015812. Jessica C
    I support this petition
  • 18 August 2015811. Jason F
    I have watched Hawkeye Basketball for 21 years and this is the worst shape I have seen the program in. Please for the sake of the program, remove Steve Alford .
  • 11 August 2015810. Robert M
    What Would Jesus Do? He would fire Steve Alford.
  • 30 July 2015809. Danny Hampton
    It's Not A Good Fit Steve...Follow your heart and go to Bloomington.....

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