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Let me do the math. Were she born a century later, she might have just now concluded a stellar basketball career at USD. Why cut her short?--think of her as a Hawkeye. Wherever she played, she scored because even now, a century later, Hope Emerson would still tower over much of the opposition.

Hope Emerson was born 1897, when the game of basketball was a five-year-old. It would take another decade to put young women in uniform, even here in Iowa, where girls basketball went big-time decades before it did elsewhere. 

Preview of The Oscars

Feb 25, 2016


The 88th Academy Awards happen this Sunday, so Sioux City Now's Leslie Erickson joined us for a preview.

The Big Short Rises Above

Feb 11, 2016


Chi-Raq: An Eye-opening Hot Mess

Dec 17, 2015

Sioux City Now's Leslie Erickson says Chi-raq is a hot mess, but one that is eye-opening and necessary.

Creed: It's a KO

Dec 3, 2015

  Sioux City Now's Leslie Erickson says that Creed is better than OK, it's a KO.