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Tag: "Rose Bowl"

Iowa’s 13th-best football win of the past 50 years

[ 0 ] August 17, 2014

Iowa’s surprising 1981 march to the Rose Bowl included a defensive masterpiece. Wisconsin had an edge in that race to Pasadena when it hosted Iowa on Nov. 14, 1981. Madison had been awash in Rose Bowl hype the week of the game. But the Hawkeyes jumped out to a 17-0 halftime lead, on a Tom […]

Iowa’s 20th-best football win of the past 50 years

[ 0 ] August 10, 2014

Iowa coach Hayden Fry said it best. “Doing something like this was beyond our wildest dreams,” Fry said after Iowa took the final step to an unlikely Rose Bowl berth with a 36-7 thrashing of Michigan State on Nov. 21, 1981 at Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes had started the year with a string of 19 […]

Michigan State LB Max Bullough suspended for Rose Bowl

[ 0 ] December 26, 2013

Just after midnight, the Michigan State football team announced a bombshell. Coach Mark Dantonio announced that senior linebacker Max Bullough has been suspended for the Rose Bowl on Wednesday against Stanford for violating team rules. In a statement, Dantonio said “it is extremely disappointing for all parties involved” and that the team will “close ranks” […]

Battling cancer, Hayden Fry cracks jokes on Skype

[ 0 ] February 28, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Hayden Fry turned 84 years old Thursday, and Iowa’s legendary football coach admits his memory is slipping. “I can remember every game we won,” Fry said, “and I can’t remember one we lost.” Speaking Thursday  from his home in Mesquite, Nev., Fry made his comments via Skype to a group gathered […]

Big Ten, Pac-12 suspend scheduling agreement

[ 0 ] July 13, 2012

The Big Ten and Pac-12 have scrapped plans to schedule games against each other in all sports, with Pac-12 officials saying there were too many complications with football schedules to pull it off. The leagues announced Friday that they’ve suspended the scheduling plan that both agreed to in December, well before a four-team playoff set […]

Barta: Big Ten playoff interesting, but protect Rose Bowl

[ 3 ] February 7, 2012

Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says discussion of a college football playoff needs to include preserving bowls, including the Rose Bowl. Barta supports also said he supports raising the regular-season victory bar for bowl participation. His comments, in an email this morning to the Des Moines Register, came in the wake of a Chicago Tribune […]

Iowa’s bowl results and highlights through the years

[ 0 ] December 25, 2011

JAN. 1, 1957 ROSE BOWL Iowa 35, Oregon State 19 Pasadena, Calif. — Kenny Ploen was the game’s MVP. === JAN. 1, 1959 ROSE BOWL Iowa 38, California 12 Pasadena, Calif. — Bob Jeter’s 194 rushing yards were just part of Iowa’s bowl-record 516 yards. === JAN. 1, 1982 ROSE BOWL Washington 28, Iowa 0 […]

Peterson: From an ISU loss to the Rose Bowl, etc. . . .

[ 4 ] September 12, 2011

WHAT WE’VE LEARNED FROM IOWA AFTER WEEK TWO: DIFFERENT SEASON, SAME DEFENSIVE PROBLEM The Hawkeyes lost five games in 2011 – each thanks to the opponent scoring late in the game. It happened again during Saturday’s three-overtime loss at Iowa State. The Cyclones tied the game with just more than a minute to play in […]

Ex-Hawkeye Bielema gets raise at Wisconsin

[ 4 ] January 19, 2011

Former Iowa Hawkeye and current Wisconsin football coach Bret Bielema is getting a pay raise, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and is promoting a pair of Iowans. According to university officials, Bielema’s compensation package in 2011 will be about $2.5 million. His 2010 compensation was $1,781,759, which included a base salary of $400,000. Bielema […]

Hawkeyes and bowls through the years

[ 1 ] December 26, 2010

The 2011 Insight Bowl represents the 26th bowl appearance for the Iowa football team. Here’s a look back at some of the other bowl games.