Iowa Football: Never Too Early Season Preview


The Big Ten West is so weak that there’s really no excuse for Iowa football to start making some appearances in the Big Ten Championship every couple years; at least. At least the division is weak when compared to the Big Ten East. Wisconsin and Nebraska are really Iowa’s only road blocks to Indy. You can believe in the Gophers, but I’m still skeptical.

Speaking of skepticism, lately Iowa football seems to excel when no one expects much of it. So hey, “the Hawkeyes are going to suck this year!” Meaning they actually won’t. Sure, there are all kinds of question marks with this Hawkeyes team, but there’s also plenty of reasons to be very hopeful. They could easily win eight games.

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2015 College Basketball transfers list (6-5-15)


College basketball transfers are becoming a growing trend.  Here is a list of players from the marquee conferences who are transferring out of their respective programs after this past season and a list of college basketball transfers who will be eligible to play at their new school for the 2015-16 season.  Bookmark this page as we will continue to update the list as the off-season progresses.

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Top Four Iowa State Head Coaching Candidates

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Who’s going to replace Fred Hoiberg at Iowa State? The Mayor leaves behind really big shoes to fill. Here with me to inform you on who will step up and fill those shoes is KCCI-TV (CBS Des Moines) Sports Director Andy Garman.

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Campaign to keep Fred Hoiberg at Iowa St. raises only $20

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Is Fred Hoiberg leaving Iowa State to become the next Chicago Bulls Head Coach? Does a bear defecate the woods?

The Bulls desire to dismiss Tom Thibodeau was the worst kept secret of the 2014-15 NBA season. The rift between Thibs and the front office was been common knowledge for years. The Bulls “coaching search” is done. It’s one name long, and we’ve all known it since February.

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Hawkeyes Brandon Scherff should be a top 10 NFL draft pick


“He’s not just a weight room freak,” Iowa Hawkeyes tailback Weisman said of former UI OT Brandon Scherff.

“He’s a football freak.” 

Brandon Scherff is called a freak because he can do this, which is insane.  Yes, he power cleaned 443 pounds three times. FOOTBALL! STRENGTH!!!! RAR RAR RAR!!!!!!!!!

Scherff is almost guaranteed to be a first-round pick (here’s where I have him in my latest mock) and in my interview with him below we talk NFL Draft, and his weight room heroics.

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Analyzing the Iowa Hawkeyes NCAA Tournament chances


Iowa Hawkeyes Coach Fran McCaffery was once again defensive and surly towards the media today. He’s been testy and rude in every press conference since the Adam Woodbury eye-poking story blew up nationally.

It’s not about Woodbury anymore. It’s not about the way McCaffery showed poor media skills as he mishandled the public perception of the situation. Right now, it’s about wins and losses and getting back to the NCAA Tournament.

Today, when a reporter asked McCaffery if he’s frustrated by the overtime loss at Northwestern (RPI 164)/two losses this week, he snapped back with a sarcastic “what do you think?”

Then he abruptly ended the media session.

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Basketball Gods grace Chris Collins; smite Iowa Hawkeyes


Finally, the “basketball gods” have smiled upon Chris Collins and his Northwestern basketball program.

“I’m a believer in the basketball gods, I got that from Coach K, there’s basketball gods and sometimes the basketball gods are really harsh to you; and sometimes they can be good to you when you deserve it.”

“I really feel that shot by Uthoff [to send the game to overtime] went in to test us, in a sick kind of way,” said Collins.

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VIDEO: Michael Wilbon has interesting Adam Woodbury solution


When Aaron Craft graduated, after what seemed like a 12 year career at Ohio State, he left a vacancy that has now been filled by Adam Woodbury. He’s the player all Big Ten fans hate; not love to hate but actually hate. It’s well deserved too.

Check out this video of Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon from ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption:

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Big Ten Basketball: 17 worst losses this Pre-Conference season


“Our effort was not up to standard tonight which i take very personally,” said Northwestern Coach Chris Collins after losing at home by 13 to a middle tier MAC team.

“I can’t explain it. If I had an answer for it I would tell you guys. We got out-everythinged,” he continued.

“We didn’t give them any resistance to start the game.”

Collins and the Wildcats getting dominated at home by Central Michigan is troubling, but it’s just one of many very bad losses that Big Ten basketball has suffered this non-conference season. Let’s break it down.

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B1G Basketball power rankings: the “we apologize” edition


There are certain B1G basketball teams that owe an apology right now. Sure, one team nationally ranked in the preseason losing to a low-major that you’ve never heard of is excusable although unexpected. Upsets happen. However, two preseason AP top 25 teams losing to low-majors on two separate occasions? That’s kind of embarrassing. Plus the B1G hasn’t had a whole lot of signature wins to really counter-act those ugly losses.

Hey, at least they won the challenge versus the ACC

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Miss Iowa Aly Olson to sing before Hawkeyes vs Northwestern

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Aly Olson, the current Miss Iowa now competing in the 2015 Miss America pageant (she made the cut down to the final 12), will sing “God Bless America” before the Iowa Hawkeyes host Northwestern at Kinnick Stadium. Olson is attending the University of Iowa on a presidential scholarship. Aly Olson hails from Des Moines and is pursuing a bachelor of music in vocal performance.

She will perform her rendition of Irving Berlin’s patriotic tune on the field before the national anthem is played preceding kickoff.

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VIDEO: MSU Spartans mascot dancing in Taylor Swift parody


It’s a good thing my 11-year-old niece doesn’t read my site. She’s a “Swiftie” and might get upset by seeing how much I’m about to rip the music of Taylor Swift here. On the other hand, she’d probably find this parody of Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” as disturbing and bizarre as I do. In the video below, you’ll see several Big Ten mascots “shaking it” and “working it” and lusting after young women.

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