Hoiberg may just be Iowa State’s permanent mayor

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A short list of the greatest mayors: Fiorello La Guardia. Josiah Quincy. And, of course, Fred Hoiberg.

Hoiberg grew up in Ames, Iowa, was a ball boy for Iowa State then became a Cyclones star in the mid-90s when his teams would routinely bedevil powerhouse Kansas. You perform like that in your hometown, you’d earn “Mayor” nicknames, too.

Well, it turns out Hoiberg has the magic touch in Ames. The first-year Iowa State coach is off to a 13-3 start with Kansas coming to town Wednesday night. Makes it a perfect time to talk about Ken Davis’ latest column, which details just how Hoiberg’s doing it and what he might have in store for the No. 3 Jayhawks.  

“It’s going to be a electric night,” he said. “Hopefully we can bring back some of that Hilton Magic that we’re trying to re-establish.”

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