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Harty: My mother has about had it with McCaffery’s temper. Why she (and fans) should give him another chance

[ 0 ] January 7, 2014

By Pat Harty Hawk Central My 84-year old mother can put up with a lot, including my father for the past 62 years, but she like the Big Ten Conference believes that Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery crossed the line with his meltdown on Sunday at Wisconsin. She was disappointed and disgusted to the point that […]

Fran McCaffery receives 1-game suspension for ejection

[ 0 ] January 7, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The Big Ten today suspended Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery for Thursday’s game against Northwestern, two days after he was ejected in a loss at Wisconsin. The suspension, the league said, was for violation of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy. The University of Iowa was also fined $10,000 for the […]

Big Ten: Chance for 25th win in 2 years fueling Ohio State

[ 0 ] January 2, 2014

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Ohio State offensive lineman Corey Linsley needed about a week to get over the disappointment. Given the stakes, that sounds fair. If a play or two had been executed a bit better, then maybe Ohio State would have beaten Michigan State for the Big Ten title — and […]

Big Ten: Nebraska’s bumpy ride ends with another 9-win season

[ 0 ] January 2, 2014

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS From the historic collapse against UCLA and Bo Pelini flare-ups to the Hail Mary win over Northwestern and bowl victory over Georgia, the emotions ran the gamut for Nebraska. In the end, the Cornhuskers put together another nine-win season and head into 2014 with a positive vibe. “It’s been a long season,” […]

Big Ten: Bill O’Brien leaves Penn State for NFL’s Texans

[ 0 ] January 2, 2014

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bill O’Brien inherited a Penn State program rocked by scandal, on the cusp of crippling sanctions, and staring at a murky future. All he ever really cared about was making the Nittany Lions winners. O’Brien succeeded against heavy odds, overcoming a lack of scholarships, a bowl ban, and player defections. He leaves […]

Big Ten: Gator Bowl fails to excite Nebraska fans

[ 0 ] December 11, 2013

The Gator Bowl appears to be a tough sell to Nebraska fans. A season that fell short of expectations will end New Year’s Day in Jacksonville, Fla., with a game against No. 23 Georgia, the same team that beat the Cornhuskers a year ago in the Capital One Bowl. The matchup has elicited little more […]

This week’s Big Ten Football Buzz

[ 0 ] November 20, 2013

– Ohio State will be a heavy favorite to win a school-record 23rd consecutive game Saturday when it hosts Indiana. The Hoosiers are 10th in the Big Ten in rushing defense at 253.3 yards a game, meaning Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde will have a great chance to improve on the career-best 246 yards […]

Video: James Morris on reining in Kain Colter

[ 0 ] October 22, 2013

Can Hawkeyes forge winning identity at Minnesota?

[ 0 ] September 27, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS – An identity will be forged Saturday afternoon. Iowa and Minnesota bring similar attitudes and attributes to Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. showdown on ABC, yet neither has been tested by the grind of a Big Ten Conference schedule. This is a chance to hoist the Floyd of Rosedale Trophy and solidify reputations. “We’re going against […]

Playing word association with Big Ten football

[ 0 ] September 25, 2013

Let’s play a little word association. When I mention a football team from the Big Ten Conference, what comes to mind? The league schedule is beginning to ramp up this weekend, and we’re still looking for trends and traits. Ohio State remains the frontrunner. Purdue continues to be a punching bag. But everything in between […]