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,” […]
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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 […]
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 […]
– 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
IOWA CITY – Don’t blame Jake Rudock. Yes, it was Rudock who threw the pivotal interception in Iowa’s 30-27 loss to Northern Illinois. But he had plenty of help. Dropped passes, blown coverages and special-teams gaffes all contributed to Saturday’s season-opening deflater. “When you’ve got a chance to make a play, you’ve got to do it,” […]
From UI Athletic Communications: The Big Ten Conference announced its 2014 women’s basketball schedule Tuesday. The University of Iowa women’s basketball team will play 16 conference games, including eight on Mediacom Court in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes’ conference slate begins at Indiana on Jan. 2, and concludes with the annual Big Ten Tournament, March […]
Hall of Fame, former Iowa coach emotional about another reunion.