As Illini people, we have no love lost for the Iowa Hawkeyes, but we still have a bit of sympathy for their fans. First came that brutal loss to Northwestern State in the tournament. Another downside to that? It made it less likely that Indiana would come in and swoop the disliked Alford out of Iowa City. The Hoosiers hired Kelvin Sampson, and it looks like the Hawkeyes are stuck with the guy.