Iowa Drug Scandal Day 2: The Cover Your Ass Edition

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Things just keep getting weirder in Iowa City.

The Iowa Hawkeyes head football coach Kirk Ferentz and Iowa athletic director Gary Barta held a press conference to basically address the rumors of the last 24 hours — that multiple Hawkyes would be suspended and /or booted off the team for drug related offenses.

Though the reports weren’t true…they were kind of. [Read more…]

Drug Scandal in Iowa Hawkeyes Football Program: 20 Possible Suspensions

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By Paul Schmidt

Bombshell upon bombshell is rocking the Iowa Hawkeyes football program recently, and it appears if you thought the drug house scandal in Iowa City ended with Derrell Johnson-Koulianos…well, then you couldn’t have been more wrong.
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#18 Iowa vs. Ball State: Brutally Honest Game Preview

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Poor Ball State. They’re getting the Iowa Hawkeyes at the exact wrong time. The Hawks were upset in the late night desert air by Arizona, and now they need wins with huge style points to compensate for how far they fell in the national rankings. Critics of Iowa say the team, and the state itself, is boring.

I disagree. Iowa provided the setting for “Field of Dreams” and “The Music Man,” two works of American fiction that have influenced and inspired contemporary pop culture in every genre. Regarding the team itself,  they had a backup offensive lineman appear on a national morning talk show, possess one of the best defensive lines in the nation, and possibly the best defensive player overall in Adrian Clayborn. How many programs have star power like this?

Throughout the season, I’ll be bringing you these informative yet blunt game previews of every contest I cover (and a second game that week that interests me); with a heavy focus on my three “home teams” Northwestern, Illinois, Notre Dame, and the Big Ten in general.

By Paul M. Banks

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