John Neal Talks About Haluska's Return

John Neal is the only player on the current Iowa State team that played with Adam Haluska. Here are some quotes that Neal made while talking to the media about Iowa and his good friend Adam Haluska.


On Adam Haluska's return


-"I don't know what kind of a reaction he's going to get. I'm sure that the students are going to get after him and I'm sure that the crowds going to get after him. I think it's going to be a tough atmosphere for the whole team. Hilton is a tough atmosphere for any team."


"I don't know if he's too excited about coming back here. I don't think he quite knows what to expect. I think it's going to be fun to see. It's going to be fun to be a part of."


"I usually talk to him about once a week or once every two weeks. I like to see how he's doing and how they're doing. We talk about stuff like that, you know the type of stuff that friends talk about."


"As a player he's matured a lot. He was really good as a freshman but he's continued to get better. He's been working on his game obviously. He's a lot better player. He had a really good year last year. I haven't gotten to see him much this year. We've been playing on the same nights. I saw him play against Kentucky. He's a good player and it should be a good game on Friday night. "


"I'm actually excited to see what crafty things the students come up with. It should be pretty fun and interesting."


On the Rivalry


-"It's a huge game. This game is kind of put in the national spotlight. We were ranked at the beginning of the season and they're ranked now. It's fun to be a part of."


"This is my last chance to play Iowa so you always want to end it with a win. Football won it so we want to get a win Friday." Teammate



"You can't say that you'll approach this like any other game because it's a game that when you grow up as a kid you look at as the big game of the year. We'll try and approach it as the same way but we'll see how it goes."

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