IOWA CITY, Ia. – Near the end of last season, Iowa men’s basketball player Josh Oglesby pulled the trigger on advice from assistant coach Kirk Speraw after struggling to pull the trigger on his jump shot. Oglesby, a shooter with long-range DNA and the resume to match, found himself in the midst of a lingering 3-point […]
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Iowa finally felt the sting of a Big Ten-sized knuckle sandwich planted directly on its jaw — with flurries of punches to the arms, legs and any other parts of the human anatomy Michigan State swung toward.
As he stood on the field at Kinnick Stadium field Saturday with AC/DC blaring in the background, Bo Porter felt transported in time.
What are the odds that a pair of first cousins who grew up in small-town Iowa would end up at the same BCS-level university, playing the same sport … at the same position? Million-to-1? Billion-to-1? Who knows — so why not call it a Gajillion-to-1? “It’s insane,” George Kittle said. There’s more statistical head-scratching beyond […]
Iowa City High graduate A.J. Derby, who left Iowa after two seasons, is on the verge of taking the field as the starting quarterback for Arkansas on Saturday at Rutgers. The unbeaten Razorbacks could be forced to go with Derby, the quarterback last season at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College. Derby decided to create a second […]
Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz said the leaked audio recording that captured Nebraska coach Bo Pelini’s profanity-laced ear-scorcher after a 2011 game against Ohio State served as dual reminders. One: Ferentz can reinforce to players to watch what they say and do in a world where words and images stream non-stop to the Internet. Two: […]
AMES, Ia. — Closing in on Iowa running back Mark Weisman must feel a little like bearing down on a Clydesdale galloping under a head of steam in shoulder pads. Remember 2008, when the Hawkeye playbook started with Shonn Greene, continued with Greene and ended with Greene? Iowa might be making a beeline for the […]
AMES, Ia. – Cy-Hawk week, for many, is a twisted pretzel of justification — of scores, of matchups, of history, of barometric pressure and planet alignment. Hardcore fans in the state dig as deeply as any other week of the season to explain why their team will win the annual football game. Here’s the rub in […]
There’s no other NFL team approaching the level of Big Game finger-wagging and good-natured wagering that’s happening in Baltimore. The locker-room lines are drawn for the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens, with former Iowa State players Kelechi Osemele and Reggie Stephens on one side and Iowa’s Marshal Yanda and Dallas Clark on the other. Osemele […]
I’m worried for the football team that leaves Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday with lowered heads, slumped shoulders and scrambled thoughts. I’m worried for the loser of this year’s Big Game, which promises to stoke hopes for one but fire a broadside torpedo into the confidence of the other. It’s been nearly a quarter-century since […]