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Andrew Logue: Better football fixes exist than fine-tuning Big Ten slate

[ 0 ] May 26, 2014

Don’t be fooled by numbers. The debate over conference scheduling may be intriguing, but it’s just a diversion from other inconsistencies plaguing college football. It doesn’t matter whether the Big Ten plays eight, nine or 10 league games, if the schedule-makers don’t rearrange their priorities. “We didn’t go to nine games for one reason,” Big […]

Penn State holds off peaking Iowa at Big Ten wrestling championships

[ 0 ] March 9, 2014

MADISON, Wis. – A stream of blood shot across Ed Ruth’s left hand Sunday afternoon while beads of sweat trickled down his face moments after pulling Penn State across the victory line in a two-day tug-of-war for the Big Ten title. Iowa couldn’t yank the conference crown away from the Nittany Lions, but the Hawkeyes made […]

Penn State guards present Hawkeyes a challenge on Saturday

[ 0 ] February 14, 2014

Iowa will face Penn State’s potent one-two guard punch for the first time Saturday at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Nittany Lions’ starting guard court of Tim Frazier and D.J. Newbill has been a handful for many opponents, averaging 33.3 points a game. The 16th-ranked Hawkeyes will have to keep them in check if they […]

Hawkeyes hope strong play on road continues

[ 0 ] February 5, 2014

The more than 8,000 fans that showed up for Iowa’s matchup with Nebraska on Saturday made Carver-Hawkeye Arena feel like home sweet home for the Iowa women’s basketball team.

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 […]

Pat Harty: Iowa wrestling remains in Penn State’s shadow

[ 0 ] November 7, 2013

Penn State winning three consecutive national championships in wrestling was cause for concern that the gap between the Nittany Lions and the nation’s other college wrestling programs was widening.

Buckeye coach: Iowa ‘beat the s(tuff) out of us’

[ 0 ] October 21, 2013

Mike Vrabel was known as a versatile tough guy when he won three Super Bowls playing linebacker for the New England Patriots. In his third season coaching at Ohio State, his alma mater, that hasn’t seemed to change. At a press conference on Monday, the former all-American defensive end was asked about his defensive line’s […]

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 […]

Hawkeyes to host Penn State in nonconference dual

[ 0 ] September 6, 2013

From UI Athletic Communications: The University of Iowa and Penn State University announced Friday that the two schools will meet in a nonconference wrestling dual on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 8 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Mat inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes and Nittany Lions have met every year since 1982, but their annual meeting was […]

No NCAA? Printy ain’t got time for that

[ 0 ] February 13, 2013

The University of Iowa is hosting the first two rounds of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament on March 24 and 26. Iowa (16-9, 5-6), on a four-game losing streak, now has to imagine the possibility that four teams not nicknamed the Hawkeyes could be playing on those dates in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and Iowa might be […]