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Big Tentacles: Urban Meyer, Marcus Coker, and more.

 (Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.) What's mine is mine, what's yours is mine.  The speed of Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer's ability to get high school recruiting candidates to switch their commitments is declared to be "alarming." (FOX Sports Ohio) Just Another Day.  With most...
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January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

U. of Iowa releases some records from Coker case

The University of Iowa is refusing to release records showing how its administration responded to a woman's sexual assault claim against running back Marcus Coker.
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January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Lawyer weighs in on Iowa, Coker case

University of Iowa officials should have acted sooner after learning star running back Marcus Coker was under investigation for sexual assault, an attorney familiar with the school's handling of such cases said Thursday Attorney Roxanne Conlin of Des Moines said school officials must explain what actions they took after they learned a woman named Coker in an assault complaint...
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January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Hawkeyes Leading Rusher Marcus Coker Leaves Program

The Iowa Hawkeyes announced that sophomore running back Marcus Coker withdrew his application to enroll in spring semester.  He also asked for a release from his football scholarship and it was granted. In other words, he is no longer part of the college football program. The 6-0, 230 Coker had 82.9 percent of Iowa’s non-QB rush attempts and ran for 1,384 yards this season. Iowa...
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January 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Another Running Back Leaves Iowa As Marcus Coker Will Be Released From His Scholorship

TweetMarcus Coker is leaving the Iowa Hawkeye football team and becomes the latest running back to leave the program before his eligibility is up. On Tuesday, Iowa athletic director Gary Barta announced that Marcus Coker would be released from his football scholarship.  Coker was suspended before the Insight Bowl for disciplinary reasons but had an open invitation to return to the...
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January 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Iowa RB Coker leaves program

Suspended Iowa running back Marcus Coker is leaving the Hawkeyes after leading the team in rushing in 2011. The school said Tuesday that Coker has asked for and been granted a release from his scholarship. It didn't disclose any details or reasons. Coker rushed for 1,384 yards and 15 touchdowns as a sophomore last season. He was suspended last month for the Insight Bowl after...
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January 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Looking At Rodney Coe’s Junior College Statistics. Remember Him?

Tweet * – Rodney Coe photo credit: via Bleacher Report With rumors about Mika’il McCall’s departure from Iowa lingering, the Hawkeyes may find themselves scrambling to find some depth at  the running back position for next season. The Hawkeyes used a variety of running backs to try to find a backup to Marcus Coker but none of them could get consistent playing time and saw...
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December 27, 2011  |  Discuss

Iowa Hawkeyes Suspend Star RB Marcus Coker for Bowl Game

Iowa Hawkeyes tailback Marcus Coker goes from 2010 Insight Bowl MVP to 2011 Insight Bowl suspendee today. Last year he set Iowa bowl records for rushing attempts (33) and rushing yards (219) in the 27-24 win over Missouri. Hopefully, he also got to see the Grand  Canyon last year, because he will not be traveling with the team to Arizona. Why is Marcus Coker suspended? The statement...
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December 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Iowa RB Coker suspended for Insight Bowl

Iowa running back Marcus Coker has been suspended from the Dec. 30 Insight Bowl against Oklahoma after violating the university's student-athlete code of conduct. The university announced the suspension Tuesday without providing details. Coker, who is a sophomore from Beltsville, Md., will not travel with the team to Tempe, Ariz., for the game between the Hawkeyes (7-5) and...
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December 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Football. Coker, Hawkeye 'D' Shine

Marcus Coker had more rushing yards than the entire Michigan offense thanks in great measure to a gritty defensive effort by the Iowa Hawkeyes.
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