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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 […]

AP poll: There’s a new No. 1 and Hawkeyes drop a couple spots

[ 0 ] February 3, 2014

ASSOCIATED PRESS Syracuse, off to the best start in school history, is the first unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll since Duke was for six weeks in 2010-11. The Orange (21-0) are on top of the poll for the first time since a six-week run in 2011-12. They received all the […]

University of Iowa fires worker after Hawkeye Express shortage

[ 0 ] January 29, 2014

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa fired an athletics department accountant after auditors projected $66,000 is missing from ticket sales for a popular train that takes fans to the football stadium, a school spokesman said Wednesday. The university fired 31-year employee Kathleen Willier from her $54,000-a-year job on Nov. […]

Northwestern athletes lead charge to take step toward forming union

[ 0 ] January 28, 2014

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO (AP) — Calling the NCAA a “dictatorship,” a handful of Northwestern football players announced Tuesday they are forming the first labor union for college athletes — one they hope will eventually represent players nationwide. Quarterback Kain Colter detailed the College Athletes Players Association at a news conference in Chicago, flanked […]