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Alvarez: On second thought, geography is the best way to split a growing Big Ten

[ 0 ] July 28, 2014

Chicago — Upon further review, Wisconsin Athletics Director Barry Alvarez believes that geography is the best way to divide the Big Ten Conference. “I didn’t (feel that way) a few years ago,” Alvarez said Monday at the annual Big Ten football meetings “We said competitive equality (was the best way) and I went along with […]

There’s an extra prize for beating Wisconsin on Saturday

[ 0 ] October 31, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The Heartland Trophy was introduced less than a decade ago. So why does it seem like a long, lost relic to members of the Iowa football program? “If I saw it, I would remember it,” defensive tackle Carl Davis said, “but I haven’t seen it since my freshman year.” The big, […]

Pat Harty: Iowa fans have reason to envy Wisconsin

[ 0 ] October 29, 2013

If imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery, than why do so many Iowa football fans despise the Wisconsin Badgers?

New Wisconsin coach maintains brute-force mentality

[ 0 ] October 29, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The attitude and approach of Wisconsin’s football program hasn’t changed much since the days of Barry Alvarez. “There’s certain things you do that are fundamentally part of who you are and what you are,” Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz said. “Certainly, Barry did a great job of establishing that. I think […]

Here's what Kirk Ferentz thinks about the no-huddle offense

[ 0 ] July 1, 2013

Above: Kirk Ferentz talks about a variety of subjects during this interview in May. IOWA CITY, Ia. – The word is out on Iowa’s no-huddle approach to the 2013 football season. “I was talking to a coaching friend of mine the other day,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said. “He had heard we were doing some […]

How Big Ten realignment will affect fans’ pocketbooks

[ 0 ] May 23, 2013

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 […]

Andrew Logue: My nominee for new college football committee is…

[ 0 ] May 21, 2013

I hereby nominate Barry Alvarez to college football’s playoff selection committee. Some of the details are still being worked out. The people in charge of putting together a four-team tournament following the 2014 season have yet to establish a clear criteria for the job. In fact, there’s some debate about who would even want to […]

Why a 10-game Big Ten football schedule doesn’t make sense

[ 0 ] May 14, 2013

CHICAGO – The Big Ten is devoted to a nine-game conference schedule for football. And that’s good news for those who cherish the annual Iowa-Iowa State showdown. “To play a home-and-home series, it has to fall just right,” Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said Tuesday during league meetings. “As it turned out with our Iowa […]

Fry earns one more trip to Pasadena

[ 1 ] December 22, 2010

Hayden Fry will be inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame next week.

Keeler: Say good-bye to the Rusty Toolbox game, folks

[ 1 ] October 22, 2010

Keeler: Say good-bye to the Rusty Toolbox game, folks.