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Fired Iowa field hockey coach denies bullying players

[ 0 ] August 18, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Longtime Iowa women’s field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum tells The Associated Press that her firing was unwarranted and based on false claims by former players that she bullied and mistreated them. Speaking for the first time since her Aug. 4 firing, Griesbaum said she did nothing to justify the abrupt end of […]

Browns player’s bold statement about ex-Hawkeye Christian Kirksey

[ 0 ] August 13, 2014

BEREA, Ohio – When veteran linebacker Karlos Dansby looks at rookie Christian Kirksey, it’s like staring in the mirror. And what’s looking back at him has potential a lot of it. “He reminds me of me,” Dansby said. “He has potential to be one of the best to ever do it if he applies himself.” […]

Ex-Hawkeye Micah Hyde has inside track to start for Packers

[ 0 ] August 6, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Green Bay Packers safety Micah Hyde jumped in the end zone for an interception on Wednesday. It was the kind of game-changing play that occurred far too infrequently last season for coach Mike McCarthy’s liking. Toss in the addition of safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the first round of the NFL […]

Ex-Hawkeye Christian Ballard suing NFL Players Association

[ 0 ] July 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) – Former NFL players Christian Ballard and Gregory Westbrooks are suing the union for not providing accurate information about the risk of head injuries. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, with both claiming the NFL Players Association “withheld information from the players […]

Rutgers: Nelson dismissed from football program

[ 0 ] May 13, 2014

MANKATO, Minn. — Rutgers says it has dismissed quarterback Philip Nelson from its football program in the wake of assault charges filed in Minnesota. Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood made the announcement Tuesday. Nelson is a former quarterback for Minnesota. He played in 11 games last season, but announced afterward that he would transfer to […]

An early look at the Big Ten West football teams

[ 0 ] April 15, 2014

By Eric Olson, Associated Press After passing on opportunities to declare for the NFL draft, running backs Ameer Abdullah of Nebraska and Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin are the country’s top two returning rushers. Both are using this spring as a start for polishing their games and enhancing their draft stocks for 2015. Nebraska and Wisconsin, which […]

Former Hawkeye Colin Cole re-signs with Carolina Panthers

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C.  — Free agent defensive tackle Colin Cole will remain with the Carolina Panthers after agreeing to a one-year contract, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The people spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been made official. Financial terms were not available. Cole, 33, started […]

Former Iowa player William Lowe files lawsuit over ‘rhabdo’ injuries

[ 0 ] March 11, 2014

LUKE MEREDITH, Associated Press RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One of 13 University of Iowa football players who were hospitalized after a high-intensity workout three years ago says his injuries were preventable but caused lasting harm, outlining his claims in the first lawsuit to stem from the incident. Former Hawkeyes […]

Illinois men stun No. 18 Michigan State in East Lansing

[ 0 ] March 1, 2014

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Illinois is on a roll thanks in large part to its stifling defense. Fighting Illini coach John Groce, though, is not ready to celebrate. Tracy Abrams scored 12 points, leading Illinois to a 53-46 win over No. 18 Michigan State on Saturday. The Fighting Illini (17-12, 6-10 Big Ten) have held four […]

Hawkeyes knock off No. 9 Penn State

[ 0 ] February 6, 2014

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Iowa made sure Penn State’s stay in the top 10 would be short-lived, and picked up a little revenge along the way. Fueled by a triple-double by Samantha Logic and 24 points from freshman Ally Disterhoft, the Hawkeyes upset the ninth-ranked Lady Lions 73-70 on Thursday night, snapping Penn State’s six-game winning […]