The two-day Big Ten/ACC Challenge tips off Tuesday evening. With Syracuse, Pitt, and Notre Dame joining the ACC, that conference is trying to stake its claim as the best in the country. Last year, the challenge finished in a 6-6 tie but here are my predictions for the 2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
It’s never too early to start thinking ahead. Here is an a very early projection of the 2014 NCAA Tournament Bracketology. You will notice on the Bracket Matrix grades that The Sports Bank’s bracketology has been more accurate than ESPN’s Joe Lunardi three of the past four years. Be sure to check back at The Sports Bank throughout the college basketball season for weekly updates.
There was no Chris Borland, no Jared Abbrederis in the second half and no electricity from Melvin Gordon for the Wisconsin Badgers; no problem as the Badgers gut out a 28-9 win over the Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa.
Wisconsin retains the Heartland Trophy and continues an effort to improve their reputation among the voters in the polls.
The Iowa Hawkeyes have dismissed Marcus Collins from the team today . The Iowa Hawkeyes linebacker was charged with an alcohol related offense early Friday morning.
“Marcus was currently serving a three game suspension,” said Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz in a statement.
A rivalry will be reborn this Saturday when the Iowa Hawkeyes host the Wisconsin Badgers for their first meeting since 2010.
Both teams have played their best football of late and pride isn’t the only thing on the line as Iowa will also try to reclaim the Heartland Trophy (pictured above).
Since the Heartland Trophy debuted in 2004, Wisconsin is 12-4 in trophy games.
Infamous Iowa Hawkeyes college football fan and raging alcoholic Vodka Samm breaks her public silence.
Don’t get us wrong, Samantha Goudie was very public in her speech on her Twitter account. Vodka Samm was addicted to the social media fame even more than she’s dependent on alcohol. But then she made a total change. No more sending candid tweets from jail. She deleted her profile and went radio silent.
Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season. We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order. We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.
With nine of their ten rotation players returning from last season, it is clear to see why the Iowa Hawkeyes are a sexy sleeper pick to make a jump in the Big Ten.
There’s an oil painting of Iowa fan Samantha Goudie, colloquially known as Vodka Samm for sale on Ebay. It’s real and it’s spectacular. It’s also hilarious. You know Vodka Samm as Miss .341 who jumped on the field and got arrested during the Hawkeyes season opening loss to NIU.
My only question is this- since Vodka Samm is all about class and intellectualism, how come the Vodka Samm oil painting isn’t up for auction at Christie’s or Sotheby’s? Why is Vodka Samm relegated to Ebay?
During Big Ten football Saturdays like this, how do you spin what happened? How do you put lipstick on these pigs? And even though Northwestern out-gained an AWFUL Western Michigan team by just 126 yards, they’ve still earned the second slot.
You can argue that a different Big Ten football team deserves to be there. But my argument is pretty solid for NU. Also, Illinois gave up 615 yards and lost “at home,” and yet they move UP not down this week.
University of Iowa student Samantha Goudie made national news by going to jail for getting drunk and trying to get on the field at Kinnick Stadium Saturday during the Iowa Hawkeyes loss to Northern Illinois.
The reason she’s an internet sensation though is because she scored a .341 BAC on the breathalyzer test. And she’s stayed an internet sensation because 1.) a lot of people think this is something that should be celebrated 2.) Samantha Goudie live tweeted her trip to jail and is using her Twitter account to draw as much attention to herself as possible.
Something isn’t right here regarding her .341 reading. Given the chart below, someone at her reading would barely be conscious; and possibly comatose.
Pierre Pierce hit a game winning shot today AGAINST the Iowa Hawkeyes, the college basketball team with which he is most synonymous.
Pierre Pierce is the man who has forever tarnished the name of Steve Alford; and for good reason. He was involved in a pair of sexual assaults while a member of the Hawkeyes. In 2002, Pierce was accused of sexually assaulting a female student. He reached a plea deal brokered by university officials that allowed him to stay on the basketball team and accept a red-shirt season. This was after Coach Steve Alford proclaimed Pierce’s innocence.
About that “innocence…”