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Tag: "Big Ten Conference"

Is Gary Barta’s Iowa football outlook as sunny as yours?

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014

A reversal in record led some Iowa football fans to flip their outlook. A year ago, the Hawkeyes were coming off a 4-8 fall. In 2013, they went 8-4 during the regular season. And Friday, Iowa was picked to finish second in the Big Ten’s West Division, according to a media poll conducted by the […]

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 […]

Iowa baseball qualifies for Big Ten tournament for first time since 2010

[ 0 ] May 15, 2014

FROM UNIVERSITY OF IOWA SPORTS INFORMATION WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The University of Iowa cruised to a 10-3 series-opening victory at Purdue on Thursday night at Alexander Field to clinch a berth in next week’s Big Ten Tournament in Omaha. A home sweep would have given the Boilermakers a spot next week in Omaha, but the […]

Andrew Logue: Props to Jim Delany, both a villain and a visionary

[ 0 ] May 14, 2014

CHICAGO – If you’re looking for a villain, Jim Delany is the guy. Just give him credit for being a visionary, as well. It’s easy to blame Delany, the Big Ten commissioner, for nudging us down a path of conference realignment, athlete unrest and possible Supreme Court rulings. The truth is, we were probably heading in […]

Barta: Cy-Hawk football showdown safe

[ 0 ] May 14, 2014

CHICAGO – With the Big Ten Conference moving to a nine-game conference football schedule, Iowa athletic director Gary Barta reiterated Wednesday that it wouldn’t affect the Hawkeyes’ annual game against Iowa State. Barta explained his scheduling philosophy at the Big Ten Conference spring meetings in Chicago. “I’ll keep playing Iowa State, and now, the ninth […]

No expansion, but Big Ten logo would be catchy

[ 0 ] May 14, 2014

CHICAGO – There are no plans for Big Ten expansion, even though Michigan athletic director Mark Hollis has a nifty idea for a logo. Hollis was asked Wednesday during conference meetings whether the league was set at 14, or might make a move to 16. “We’re going to 22,” Hollis joked. “In my opinion, no. […]

Is Big Ten hoops tourney heading to East Coast?

[ 0 ] May 5, 2014

The Big Ten Conference’s next move to enhance its East Coast presence is coming Tuesday. The league has called a noon press conference at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., where it is expected to announce that the 2017 men’s Big Ten Basketball Tournament will be played in that 20-000-seat facility. The 2015 tournament is […]

Report: Big Ten, Big East ink new hoops challenge

[ 0 ] May 4, 2014

The Big Ten and Big East conferences will hold an 11:30 a.m. news conference Monday at Madison Square Garden in New York City to announce a men’s college basketball event between the two leagues. It will start in 2015-16, tip off the season and consist of eight games between teams from the two leagues at […]

Kirk Ferentz dishes on Big Ten primetime drought

[ 0 ] April 29, 2014

One of the fallouts from Iowa’s 4-8 football record in 2012 was getting no night games the following season. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz used that lack of primetime respect as a motivating point with his team. “It’s simple, it’s a level playing field,” Ferentz told his team last spring about no night games on the […]

Jeff Horner surprised his Hawkeye tweets set off firestorm

[ 0 ] March 14, 2014

A day after hinting that he knew what was wrong with the Iowa men’s basketball team, former Hawkeyes star Jeff Horner declined to shed any light on the issues. Horner, an ex-Iowa guard and the current boys’ basketball coach at West Des Moines Valley, set off a firestorm of interest when he tweeted Thursday night […]