It might be time to get all Avon Barksdale up in Iowa City.

Barksdale is a character in the HBO drama The Wire that wasknown for sending quick and violent warnings to the other crews in thedrug game on the streets of Baltimore. If someone tried to sneak in onone of his corners, or tried to make him look like a punk, they weredealt with swiftly.

Metaphorically speaking, someone needs to get dealt with in Iowa City.

If you haven't been following Iowa basketball lately, let me fillyou in. This past Wednesday night, a group of about 150 Illinois fansknown as the âOrange Krushâ invaded Carver Hawkeye Arena before Iowa'sgame against Illinois (video here). The Orange Krush is the nickname for the Illini's student section in Assembly Hall.

The Hawks Nest, Iowa's student section, got Krushed.


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