No more baby steps. Iowa’s 2013-14 basketball schedule will be a man-sized challenge. “Substantially tougher,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said. “But that was by design.” McCaffery took a cautious approach to scheduling last season, knowing he’d have two freshmen in his starting lineup. And two — Mike Gesell and Adam Woodbury — turned into three [...]
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IOWA CITY, Ia. – The list of BCS-level football coaches who have led the same programs since at least 1999 is short, which probably isn’t surprising in a game long on win-or-else demands, financial pressures and leadership erosion because of hiring sprees and NCAA storm clouds. Frank Beamer accepted the job at Virginia Tech in 1987. [...]
MEN’S BASKETBALL: Patrick Ingram’s departure gives Iowa coach flexibility.
Big Ten football realignment has left traditional league powers Ohio State and Michigan off Iowa’s 2014 schedule. The Hawkeyes will play Indiana at home Oct. 11 and travel to Maryland Oct. 18 in its two East Division games next season. Iowa plays four of its first six league games on the road before finishing the regular [...]
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After losing money during its first season of selling alcohol at stadiums on campus, the University of Minnesota has renegotiated its contract with the company that provides it to allow it to turn a profit. The university announced on Tuesday that after losing $16,000 during the year Aramark has agreed to pay [...]
CHICAGO – When it comes to men’s basketball, Jim Delany supports moderation. The Big Ten commissioner was asked Wednesday if league officials favored a divisional format, similar to what football will adopt. “There is no appetite for regional divisions in basketball,” Delany said. “We want to keep the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. I think 18 (conference) [...]
CHICAGO – A new bowl lineup will send Big Ten football teams to less familiar destinations, through a more complicated selection process. Jim Delany, the Big Ten commissioner, said Wednesday the league’s complete roster of postseason games will be released within the next couple weeks. A new Big Ten bowl lineup will be announced soon. [...]
CHICAGO – Jim Delany appears to be tapping the brakes on conference realignment. Delany, the Big Ten commissioner, kick-started an era of upheaval by inviting Nebraska to join his conference three years ago. Wednesday, he was asked if the period of expansion was dead. “Dead is a strong word,” Delany said, “but I know where [...]
The Big Ten Network announced its own primetime football schedule Monday, with eight conference teams featured among the network’s dozen games. The Iowa Hawkeyes were among the four teams left off the initial evening slate. Five of the games feature a pre-season top-25 Big Ten team, while three of the 12 matchups feature games versus teams from the [...]