Iowa coach Fran McCaffery’s latest excitable example of displeasure at Big Ten officiating gave ESPN broadcaster Mike Tirico a gift-wrapped segue to a soapbox moment Tuesday night. The veteran announcer chastised the general behavior of the league’s basketball coaches toward referees during the final minute of the 17th-ranked Hawkeyes’ 76-69 loss to Ohio State at […]
The Iowa football team has landed the 21st spot on ESPN’s “Way-Too-Early Top 25″ poll. Here is what ESPN has to say about the Hawkeyes: After going from 4-8 to 8-4 this past season, the Hawkeyes might be ready to move back to the upper echelon of the Big Ten. But coach Kirk Ferentz is […]
ESPN’s coverage of Wednesday’s Outback Bowl was a parade of stereotypes about the program under coach Kirk Ferentz. For those connected to the program, that’s mostly a positive thing. As LSU’s polished off its 21-14 win against Iowa at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., familiar themes emerged from play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico and analyst […]
USA TODAY isn’t exactly ready to place the Iowa football team near its top 25 yet, but has “re-ranked” the Hawkeyes as the No. 56 team in the country, moving them up 10 spots from last week. The list, which is separate from the weekly top 25 coaches’ poll, gives the biggest credit to West […]
So, Hawkeye fans, maybe something positive did come out of Iowa’s 30-27 loss against Northern Illinois on Saturday. Iowa is 0-1 and has lost seven straight dating to last season, but after just one game in 2013, there seems to be a growing consensus within Big Ten Conference football circles that the Hawkeyes have likely […]
Kirk Ferentz’s tour of ESPN included a live television interview with Samantha Ponder. Among the topics discussed: *Ferentz was asked how he would typically like to spend his birthday. He turned 58 today. “Probably be nice to have the whole family together,” Ferentz said, “but that’s getting harder and harder to do.” *Ponder asked Ferentz, […]
It’ll be a busy birthday for Kirk Ferentz. Instead of celebrating, the Hawkeye football coach is making the rounds at ESPN, appearing on several media outlets. Here is a tentative schedule (listed in central time): 10:00 a.m. College Football Insider Travis Haney 10:20 a.m. Podcast – ESPNU CFB w/ Ivan Maisel 10:40 a.m. […]
Tune in to an ESPN channel on Thursday, and you have a pretty good chance of seeing Kirk Ferentz. The Hawkeye football coach is taking a whirlwind tour of shows to talk about the upcoming season. ESPN execs have set a tentative schedule for Ferentz, but exact times have not been finalized. We’ll update this […]
Iowa basketball is scheduled to be on ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPNU seven times this season.
ESPN will televise the March 5 regular-season finale between Purdue and Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, the Big Ten announced today. Tipoff will be 3 p.m. This will be just the second Saturday game of the Big Ten season for Coach Fran McCaffery’s team at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.