Country music's 20 most exciting stars

As the ACM Awards approach, the country music scene stands as a wonderfully disparate one. Now, more than ever before, artists are experimenting with the genre, and getting recognized for it. From Sturgill Simpson's psychedelic country, to Jason Isbell's southern rock-tinged songs, it's never been a better time to be a country fan. Here are 20 of today's most exciting country stars.
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Two questions for the Outback Bowl

One year ago, both the Iowa Hawkeyes and Florida Gators were in their respective conference championship games. Florida was able to get back to the SEC final, only to lose once again to Alabama, while Iowa followed up its surprising 2015 run with an up and down season, losing to North Dakota State yet defeating Michigan and Nebraska.In this battle of 8-4 teams, which one can end...
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December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa QB C.J. Beathard undergoes sports hernia surgery

Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard underwent surgery in Philadelphia last week to correct a sports hernia, according to HawkeyeReport.com and Chad Lestikow of The Des Moines Register. Beathard dealt with the injury for all of the 2015 season, as it was initially thought to be a groin strain. Considering how Iowa finished the season 12-2 (8-0 Big Ten) and nearly defeated Michigan State...
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January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Iowa QB C.J Beathard Swarmed On By Stanford Defense For A Sack

Stanford's offense is going to get a lot of deserved attention for its play in the Rose Bowl, but the offense is not the only unit playing well. The special teams are of course (McCaffrey's punt return), but the defense has also turned in a pretty dominant performance.As long as they keep swarming on C.J. Beathard like this Iowa doesn't have a chance at making this look respectable...
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January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Championship Week Player Spotlight: Iowa QB C.J. Beathard

C.J. Beathard is not an elite quarterback. He entered the college game as a three-star recruit out of Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tennessee, near Nashville, and only received serious offers from three other schools besides Iowa: Ole Miss, SMU and Tulane. That said, the fact that Beathard has served as a phenomenal game manager and has been instrumental in leading the Hawkeyes...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa Drops Official “Hit Film” Hype Video Ahead Of Wisconsin Game

Re-energized behind quarterback C.J. Beathard, Iowa has looked pretty good during its 4-0 start to the season. Coming off of a 62-16 drubbing of North Texas, the Hawkeyes travel to Wisconsin for a huge Big Ten West game. The Badgers have been the class of the division for a while now, but Iowa’s looking for an upset of the No. 19 team in the country. Kick-off is just minutes away...
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October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa football position preview: Quarterback

Jake Rudock is gone. Now it’s C.J. Beathard’s team. With all the drama that happened this past season (and offseason) with the quarterbacks, I’m sure you have read more than enough articles on the Iowa Hawkeye quarterbacks. Well, here is one more, this one previewing quarterback situation. Unlike last season, there is no debate on who the starter should be. This is pretty...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa Football: Headlines going in to spring practice

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again.  College football teams from all around the nation are emerging from their brief postseason hiatus and are returning to the practice field to begin preparation for the 2015 season.  For the Iowa Hawkeyes, that preparation begins this Wednesday, March 25th.  The Hawkeyes will look to improve on a disappointing 2014 season, one...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Instant Analysis: Iowa vs Purdue

The Iowa football team came back and won the game because the Iowa defense absolutely smothered the Purdue offense. Iowa once again found a way to claw their way back from a first half deficit to win their fourth game of the season 24-10 over the Purdue Boilermakers. With quarterback C.J. Beathard getting his first career start because of an injury to Jake Rudock, there was a general...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Instant Analysis: Back-up quarterback leads Iowa to victory

Back-up quarterback C.J. Beathard looked great in a come from behind victory over Pittsburgh. Iowa was being dominated heading into the second half down 17-7 but then back-up quarterback C.J. Beathard stepped onto the field and changed the game. The offense completely transformed with Beathard in scoring on three of their four drives. The defense seemed motivated by the offense...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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