Bring Your “A Game” to March Madness

This week college basketball teams and their loyal fans will travel to eight cities for 48 games during the first four-day weekend of America’s unofficial hoops holiday. They will then move to four cities for the Sweet 16 before arriving in New Orleans where the Final Four will run April 2-4.

We’re helping fans everywhere prepare with 10 themed recipes from our blog. Whether your favorite teams win or loses, you’ll always be a winner when you bring your “A Game” to the table! Good food makes the agony of defeat more bearable or the thrill of victory sweeter.

Iowans were thrilled on Selection Sunday, March 13, when both the University of Iowa Hawkeyes and the Iowa State University Cyclones were invited to The Big Dance. Fresh off a Big 10 Championship title, the University of Iowa Hawkeyes were given a 5-seed. The Hawks will play 12th-seeded Richmond Spiders, which also won its conference tournament, at 2:10 p.m. on March 17.

Iowa State University will play on Friday, March 17, at 6:20 p.m. After going 0-18 last season in the Big 12 and 2-22 overall, new head coach T.J. Otzelberger’s has led the Cyclones to their first NCAA tournament since 2019. The Cyclones will be an 11th-seed this year, matching up against the sixth-seeded Louisiana State University Tigers.

Throughout the basketball season, every free throw made by Iowa State University and University of Iowa, Latham Hi-Tech Seeds donated to the American Cancer Society through Coaches vs Cancer!

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The 2022 Iowa State University Check Presentation.

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The 2022 University of Iowa Check Presentation.

Whether you want to cheer on your favorite teams while enjoying a St. Patrick’s Day feast, simple pub grub or southern comfort food, you’ll find it in our Game Day Recipe Roundup. Below are favorite recipes that were featured by Latham Seeds on “The Field Position:

  1. Beer Braised Irish Stew
  2. Crawfish Dip
  3. Buffalo Chicken Dip
  4. Pickle Wrap Dip
  5. Cheeseburger Soup
  6. Chicken Bacon Corn Chowder
  7. Hammy Sammys
  8. Tri Tip Steak with Horseradish Sauce
  9. Cardinal & Gold Cream Cheese Burgers
  10. Bananas Foster, New Orleans Regional Cuisine

Remember to tune into after the game to the Latham Locker Room Report on Cyclone Radio. The Latham Locker Room show is a post-game radio broadcast in which analysts, coaches and players share their thoughts on the game.