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5 Officiating Controversies From The Past Weekend

My goodness, this was some kind of weekend for college football. Once again, a slate of games that seemed to hold very little box-office appeal turned into a very entertaining 12 hours. Only the late games fizzled for the most part, and even then, Nevada-Arizona proved to be an exception in that regard. Part of what made so many of Saturday’s games so fascinating — albeit for...
Via The Student Section
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 Officiating Controversies From The Past Weekend

My goodness, this was some kind of weekend for college football. Once again, a slate of games that seemed to hold very little box-office appeal turned into a very entertaining 12 hours. Only the late games fizzled for the most part, and even then, Nevada-Arizona proved to be an exception in that regard. Part of what made so many of Saturday’s games so fascinating — albeit for...
Via Bloguin Best
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Iowa's offense exposed in loss to Iowa State

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Once again, Iowa failed to run the ball as it has in the past. But the Hawkeyes couldn't throw it either. The result was another disheartening loss to rival Iowa State and lingering questions about an offense that can't get untracked. Iowa (2-1) scored just 17 points for the second week in a row on Saturday, losing to the Cyclones by three on Cole Netten...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Winless Iowa State Rallies To Defeat Iowa, 20-17

The Iowa Hawkeyes, (2-0), flirted with disaster in each of their first two games before prevailing. Disaster came to fruition at the hands of win less 0-2, instate rival Iowa State, (ISU), 20-17 on a second chance field goal with :03 left in the game.Iowa State Cyclone kicker Cole Netten missed the game wining field goal from 42 yards with just seven seconds remaining Saturday, but...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

OSG CFB: Just How Much Is Kirk Ferentz's Buyout These Days...??? Still Un-Buyoutable...

((HT: Iowa State Daily Online))Iowa State beat Iowa today in the annual CyHawk affair on a last-second field goal by Cole Netten with two seconds left in regulation.Netten missed his first attempt, but Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz had called timeout to try and ice him. Didn't work and now the Cyclones are 1-2 after their embarassing loss to North Dakota State and the Hawkeyes...
Via Online Sports Guys
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Attempts to Free Iowa State Kicker on Game-Winner and It Backfires Miserably

Iowa State kicker Cole Netten was lining up a game-winning 42-yard field goal to defeat in-state rival Iowa, a kick that would give the Cyclones a massive morale boost after two brutal early-season losses. Unfortunately Netten missed the kick and ISU would be forced to play overtime…except Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz called timeout before he kicked and the redshirt sophomore would...
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Ferentz ices Iowa State kicker Cole Netten and strategy backfires

Kirk Ferentz out-thought himself in his Hawkeyes’ 20-17 loss to Iowa State on Saturday. Iowa State had a 4th-and-1 at Iowa’s 24 with two seconds left in a 17-17 game. Ferentz decided to try icing Iowa State kicker Cole Netten on a last-second field goal attempt. Netten’s kick barely hooked wide left, which would have […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Bad Week for the Big 10? Week 3 Analysis and Picks

What an embarrassing weekend for the Big 10 last week. Michigan State fell apart late, Ohio State lost, Michigan got annihilated, Illinois used a 4th quarter rally to get past powerhouse, Western Kentucky, Iowa just hung on to beat a MAC team and both Northwestern and Purdue lost to one. Let’s forget about it and move on. I think the Big 10 bounces back this week. Let’s dig in...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawkeyes set to host rival Cyclones

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Coaches Kirk Ferentz and Paul Rhoads typically avoid discussing the adversarial aspects of the Iowa-Iowa State series. Hawkeyes linebacker Quinton Alston was in no mood for diplomacy. ''They don't like us. We don't like them,'' Alston said Tuesday. Those words captured the true nature of a rivalry that grips the state every year. The...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

U of Iowa police have fun on Twitter with Iowa St

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) The University of Iowa's department of public safety had some fun on social media at the expense of its Iowa State counterparts. The undefeated Hawkeyes and winless Cyclones will square off in their annual rivalry game on Saturday, the third game of the season. So Iowa police used their verified Twitter account Tuesday to tweet a knock-knock joke Iowa State...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How my dad taught me to be an Iowa fan

  My dad was such a Hawkeye fan that he had Herky on the back of his gravestone. My dad was probably the biggest sports fan that I have ever known. He loved playing it, talking about it, watching it, and coaching it. He passed on that same love of sports to my brothers and me. He would come home from work and we would go right outside and play soccer, football, baseball, basketball...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cy-Hawk Week Preview: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones

It is perhaps the biggest week of the year in Iowa. It is known as Cy-Hawk week in honor of the two teams mascots. The annual University of Iowa Hawkeyes versus The University of Iowa State Cyclones, (ISU), football game."Rivalry games are special," said ISU head coach Paul Rhoads. "The fact that I'm an instate guy, along with a lot of our players, probably makes...
Via Football Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Week 2 Writers Picks Against the Spread

The Know It All Football Team is back for another installment of Picks Against the Spread. Let’s see where they are putting their money this week. *No picks were made for games with no spread. Ball State at Iowa (-17.5) James Needham: Yikes, that seems like a big spread for a team that struggled a bit last week. I’m going to take Ball State plus the points, as I think Iowa is...
Via Know It All Football
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pickin’ On the Big Ten, Week 2: The Something Strange Is Always Les Miles

Big Ten football didn’t have too many shocks last week. There were only two real surprises, one pleasant (Rutgers’ win over Washington State) and one unpleasant but probably not all that surprising (Northwestern’s loss to Cal, which is the fault of everybody but Pat Fitzgerald, to hear him tell it). What’s in store for week two? Click through and see how I’m calling the...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Ferentz Believes That The Big Ten Will Eventually Move To A 10 Game Schedule

Big Ten football doesn’t move to a nine game conference schedule until 2016, but Iowa head coach is already openly talking about an eventual 10-game schedule for the conference. Towards the end of his weekly radio show “Hawk Talk with Kirk Ferentz,” he brought up the possibility of a further expansion of Big Ten play in response to a question about scheduling tougher non-conference...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Breakdown: Iowa Hawkeyes Full Preview

Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz is something of a paradox. He has been the head coach of the Hawkeyes since 1999. In that time, he has compiled a 108-79 record, which is good for 39th-best over that stretch. That's not bad, especially when one considers the disadvantages—mostly as it concerns recruiting—that Iowa has to contend with. He has also been the best—not...
Via Football Nation
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa hosts final public scrimmage

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz wants his players focused on little more than football during fall camp. That's why fans get one chance to see what the Hawkeyes might look like when they open the season in two weeks. Iowa's annual mid-camp open practice, held Saturday at Kinnick Stadium, is the only public glimpse of the Hawkeyes in August. It's also typically...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz gave us the best 2014 Media Day soundbite

I’ve been to five college football media days thus far and I’m so nauseated that I will not be attending the sixth one that I had planned. You know the  kinds of phrases: “focused on our execution” “got to stay focused” “working hard” “we’re excited about…..” “comes down to making plays” “trying to get better everyday” “improving any way I can to...
Via The Sports Bank
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten Previews, Pt. 11: Iowa Hawkeyes

Oh, Kirk Ferentz, where do I even begin? After three years of steady regression the Hawkeyes bounced back to an 8-5 record in 2013 (and Hawkeye fans celebrated like they won the dang national title; apparently expectations are low in Iowa City), bouncing back from a 4-8 mark the year before. More importantly, Iowa survived [&hellip (Visited 100 times, 100 visits today) The post...
Via No Coast Bias
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawkeyes poised for revival in 2014

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Most coaches only get one chance to turn around a program. Iowa's Kirk Ferentz is poised to revive the Hawkeyes for the third time in 12 years. Many dismissed Ferentz and the Hawkeyes after a 4-8 finish in 2012. But Iowa answered its critics with eight wins last season, including victories at Minnesota and Nebraska and a trip to the Outback Bowl. A veteran...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa football: Ferentz’s critics

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz has faced a lot of criticism lately as the as his success hasn’t matched up with the massive contract. In this multi-part series of articles, I will discuss the effects of Kirk Ferentz to Iowa football. I will talk about the good and the bad of Ferentz. I also will talk about the future of Iowa with Ferentz at the helm and if Iowa is better or worse...
Via isportsweb.com
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Kirk Ferentz finally gives us something worthwhile from a Media Day

I’ve been to five college football media days thus far and I’m so nauseated that I will not be attending the sixth one that I had planned. You know the  kinds of phrases: “focused on our execution” “got to stay focused” “working hard” “we’re excited about…..” “comes down to making plays” “trying to get better everyday” “improving any way I can to...
Via The Sports Bank
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa football: Ferentz’s four year cycle

Now that the recruiting attrition has ended, Kirk Ferentz looks to begin his four year cycle once again. In this multi-part series of articles, I will discuss the effects of Kirk Ferentz to Iowa football. I will talk about the good and the bad of  Ferentz. I also will talk about the future of Iowa with Ferentz at the helm and if Iowa is better or worse with him as the coach in...
Via isportsweb.com
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa football and Kirk Ferentz: Player development

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz is one of the best developers of talent in the nation. In this multi-part series of articles, I will discuss the effects of Kirk Ferentz to Iowa football. I will talk about the good and the bad of  Ferentz. I also will talk about the future of Iowa with Ferentz at the helm and if Iowa is better or worse with him as the coach in the future.  Iowa head...
Via isportsweb.com
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa football: The Big Ten schedule

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz hopes to lead the Iowa team through an easy Big Ten schedule that could see them champions of the West. With Iowa’s hardest opponents coming to Iowa City, the Iowa football team’s schedule is built for them to make a Big Ten Championship run. This 2014 season, Iowa does not play Michigan State, Penn State, Michigan, and Ohio State which are predicted...
Via isportsweb.com
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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