Transfers happen. They’re every bit the staple of college athletics as cheerleaders or ultra-creepy advertisements for Flo-Max. Maybe the writing’s on the wall that the player’s not going to be getting any game action before he graduates. Maybe the player gets homesick or whatever. They happen.
But they usually happen A) rarely and B) on an individual basis. So when up to four scholarship basketball players and a top recruit all flee the Iowa basketball team within a matter of days, it is most certainly time to panic for coach Todd Lickliter and Hawkeye fans.