Iowa announces former basketball player, analyst Mac McCausland has passed
Iowa has announced the passing of former men’s basketball player and longtime radio and TV color analyst Mac McCausland.
McCausland was on the Iowa men’s basketball team under Coach Ralph Miller and graduated in 1969. His son, Kent McCausland, was a 4-year letterman from 1996-99.
“The Iowa basketball family is saddened to hear of the passing of Mac McCausland,” Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery said in the school announcement. “He and I grew extremely close over the past 12 years. Not only was he a fixture at our games for many decades, but Mac was at our practices and traveled with the team on some road trips. He had a deep passion for Hawkeye basketball and his family. Our deepest condolences are with the McCausland family.”
McClausland was long involved with the I-Club, including on the national board and as the President of the Black Hawk County I-Club. Many Iowa fans knew McClausland for his multiple decades as an Iowa basketball broadcaster on radio and TV.
McCausland passed away of natural causes on Saturday, Feb. 5, at his home in Las Vegas. He was 75.