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Posted September 10, 2014in Game Day

Iowa State (0-2) vs. Iowa (2-0) When: Saturday, Sept. 13 Where: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. CDT The Hawkeyes barely eluded a major embarrasment with a 17-13 win over Ball State Saturday to remain undefeated, while the ’Clones stayed winless after falling to Kansas State, 32-28. Iowa quarterback

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Posted December 04, 2013in Game Day

The man’s a poet

FIRST DOWN You might choose to remember Johnny Football pointing to the scoreboard and making “mo money” signs with his fingers. Or the chaos that ended the Auburn-Alabama game. Or the continued ability of Pac-12 referees to seemingly make up the rules of organized football as they go. But us?

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Posted November 27, 2013in Game Day

That kinda year

FIRST DOWN The lights. The shopping. Radio City. Times Square. Hey, New York City is lovely in December. So how come it seems like nobody wants to win the Heisman Trophy? Jameis Winston? All Florida State’s freshman quarterback does is win on the field. Off the field, he’s been accused

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Posted November 20, 2013in Game Day

Either genius or insanity

FIRST DOWN Ah, yes. Twitter. Where characters are capped at 140, and I.Q. is capped at 104. The social media world was a funny place early Sunday evening, especially if you chase collegiate sports for fun, profit or some combination therein. Feeds became littered with airmails from two camps: Ohio

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Posted November 13, 2013in Game Day

Mac and the Mean Green are soaring

FIRST DOWN And goal to go … 1. Oh, sure, last week got more national love — Baylor-Oklahoma, Stanford-Oregon and LSU-Alabama all rocked the BCS standings in one way or another — but if you’re looking for a no-holds-barred, shakedown weekend in the Big 12 and Big Ten, Nov. 16

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Posted November 06, 2013in Game Day

Cue the chaos

FIRST DOWN Somebody up there likes Bo Pelini. Which is strange, considering how folks down at Memorial Stadium seem to be fairly torn — and that might be putting it kindly — about the football coach of their beloved Nebraska Cornhuskers.  With four seconds left in last Saturday’s Nebraska-Northwestern game

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Posted October 30, 2013in Game Day

Gophers taking off ‘like a house on fire’

FIRST DOWN The front-runner for Big Ten Coach of the Year? A guy from Clay Center, Kansas. A guy who coached under Glen Mason at the University of Kansas but never actually played for him. A guy who had to leave Lawrence and move back home because he couldn’t afford

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Posted October 23, 2013in Game Day

Midseason awards continue

FIRST DOWN The Tuesday Morning Quarterback Midseason Awards continue with a run through the B1G… Big Ten’s best team: Ohio State. Just because Urban Meyer provided the launching pad for the Tim Tebow circus and the Aaron Hernandez circus that tainted popular culture as we know it isn’t the reason

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Posted October 16, 2013in Game Day

Stoops takes physical, psychological beating

FIRST DOWN The Tuesday Morning Quarterback Midseason Awards are out. Big 12’s best team: Baylor. Wait. Baylor? Who else? Got a better suggestion? Just when you’re ready to jump on the Oklahoma-is-back bandwagon, the Sooners make their usual early season toe-stub. Texas Tech is a cool, feisty little story, but

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Posted October 09, 2013in Game Day

Somebody swallowed something

FIRST DOWN For his (deserved) fury, Paul Rhoads came away with a public slap on the shins from Bob Bowlsby. Which isn’t the same as a memo from the Big 12 offices in Dallas saying “Um, geez, ya got us, sorry about that.” But it’s close. The milk is spilled,

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