The Big Ten Conference announced its football schedule for 2015 this morning, and as expected, it’s a flip from 2014. Same teams for Iowa, just a different sequence. The Hawkeyes will play at Wisconsin on Oct. 3 2015, followed by Illinois (Oct. 10), at Northwestern (Oct. 17), Maryland (Oct. 31), at Indiana (Nov. 7), Minnesota [...]
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Bovada, an on-line gambling destination, released its odds for winning the 2013 BCS Championship. Alabama is the favorite at 3-to-1, followed by Ohio State and Texas A&M at 13-to-2. The Hawkeyes are listed as a 250-to-1 long shot. Heisman Trophy odds are also listed below: Odds to win the 2013-2014 BCS National Championship Alabama [...]
Kirk Ferentz stood in front of an attentive Jasper County I-Club crowd at Iowa Speedway in Newton as snowflakes, not race cars, danced outside on the second day of May. “Hopefully 4-8 is as rare as May snow,” joked Iowa’s football coach. Levity and a 4-8 season, Iowa’s worst since 2000, are strange bedfellows. “If [...]
This might be a shocker, but my fondest memories of Jim Zabel have little to do with Iowa Hawkeye sports.
A 4-8 football season for the Iowa Hawkeyes gave way to a 25-win men’s basketball season in 2012-13, leading into the spring I-Club circuit in Iowa. We thought it was a good time to take the pulse of Hawkeye Nation as it pertains to Iowa’s top two revenue-producing sports. So, the Register’s Rick Brown visited [...]
“The Good Lord just bought his first round of drinks. Ever.” That’s Gary Dolphin talking Friday morning, a day after legendary Iowa broadcaster Jim Zabel, 91, died. According to his wife, Jill, Zabel passed away Thursday while making phone calls in his Scottsdale Ariz., home. Funeral services were pending. “We all knew that unfortunately it [...]
Iowa’s football team had moved to No. 1 in the nation for the first time in 25 years the week that Michigan State came to Kinnick Stadium for a nationally televised Oct. 5, 1985 game. That lofty perch hung in the balance with 31 seconds to play, the Spartans holding a 31-28 lead and Iowa [...]
Nobody seems to be complaining about the Big Ten Conference’s upcoming football schedules. When league officials invited Maryland and Rutgers to join, beginning in 2014, geography became more of an emphasis. As a result, Iowa was placed in the West Division with Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin. For Hawkeye fans, that means shorter [...]
Chad Greenway is embracing a youth movement. The former Iowa linebacker is an elder statesman for the Minnesota Vikings, a franchise that advanced to the NFL playoffs last season and continues to overhaul its roster. “We’re very excited about where we’re at,” said Greenway, a seven-year veteran, “and we’re also very excited about where we’re [...]