1. Rangers Reclaim Top Spot in the AL West with Another Comeback Win

    With their comeback win over the Houston Astros on Saturday—the second in as many nights—the Texas Rangers reclaimed first place in the American League West Division for the first time since July 1...

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  2. Iowa Football: Winners and Losers from the Week 10 Game Against Indiana

    A Twitter poll conducted by Big Ten Network early in the game between Iowa and Indiana revealed all we need to know about the 2012 Iowa Hawkeyes...

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  3. Iowa Football: Fans Booing the Hawkeyes Sends the Wrong Message

    Before the Iowa football team even had a chance to leave the field, after a thorough beat down at the hands of Penn State, the fans in Kinnick rained a chorus of disapproving boos on the team...

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  4. Iowa Football: Winners and Losers from the Week 8 Game vs. Penn State

    Will the real Iowa Hawkeyes please step forward? And if the lifeless team trounced by Penn State at home in front of an electric crowd in prime time is the real Iowa Hawkeyes, kindly ...

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  5. Iowa Football: Hawkeyes Defense Isn't Sexy, Just Effective

    Who needs sexy? In the early 2000s, head coach Kirk Ferentz seemed to go out of his way to explain that his suddenly successful Iowa Hawkeyes were effective, but NOT sexy...

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  6. Iowa Football: How Will Rain Impact Hawkeyes Against Spartans?

    A lot of issues can be addressed during a bye week, but even the most detail-oriented coaching staff can’t control the weather...

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  7. Micah Hyde: Don't Rush to Judgment After the Iowa Hawkeyes Cornerback's Arrest

    “I believe in recovery, and as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it...

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  8. Iowa Football: 5 Biggest Disappointments Through the First 5 Games

    In the glorious game of college football, few things are as exceedingly satisfying as a dominant victory leading into a bye week...

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  9. Iowa Football: Winners and Losers from the Week 5 Game Against Minnesota

    Reports of the 2012 Iowa Hawkeyes’ death have been greatly exaggerated. After falling to Central Michigan in spectacular fashion Iowa fans didn’t simply push the panic button, they bludgeoned it with rapidly emptied whisky bottles...

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  10. Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes: Complete Game Preview

    In a uniquely appropriate turn of events, a big bronze pig has become the physical manifestation of the hopes and aspirations of the 2012 Iowa Hawkeyes...

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  11. Iowa Football: Grading All 22 Starters from the Central Michigan Game

    It turns out the whole is not always greater than the sum of its parts. In Iowa's loss against Central Michigan the individual performances failed to illuminate the end result, which ...

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  12. Iowa Football: Why Can't the Hawkeyes Keep a Running Back?

    With each lowering of his shoulder, the unlikely legend of Mark Weisman gained steam. Legend may seem dramatic, but it’s the product of a unique cocktail; the embodiment ...

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  13. Iowa Football: Winners and Losers from the Week 3 Game Against Northern Iowa

    It wasn’t perfect, but the Iowa Hawkeyes played their most complete game of the season and avoided back-to-back losses at home to in-state rivals by defeating Northern Iowa 27-16...

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  14. Iowa Football: Why Benching James Vandenberg Would Be the Wrong Move

    Let's not mince words; Iowa's offense has been atrocious through the first two weeks of the season, and James Vandenberg, the fifth-year senior at the helm of the inept unit, has taken ...

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  15. Iowa Football: Winners and Losers from Week 2 vs. Iowa State

    A hotly-contested, hard-hitting affair was expected when Iowa and Iowa State met in Kinnick Stadium to write the next chapter in their storied rivalry, and in that regard it didn't disappoint...

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  16. Iowa Football: Matt Roth Honorary Captain as Hawkeyes Battle Iowa State

    Former All-American and universally acknowledged crazy person Matt Roth will serve as honorary captain for the Iowa Hawkeyes as they take on Iowa State for the Cy-Hawk Trophy at Kinnick Stadium...

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  17. Penn State Football: Penn State Fans Have No Idea How Bad It Will Get

    It was the rallying cry on the lips, signs, and t-shirts of the Nittany Lions faithful, as they stood together in steadfast support of the program they love. We are still Penn State...

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  18. Iowa Football: Ugly Win Not as Bad as It Looked

    In what seemed like a brazen homage to the historically pedestrian offense of the franchise that calls Solider Field home, the Iowa passing game demonstrated Bears-like ineptitude, but managed to escape Chicago with an 18-17 win over Northern Illinois...

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  19. Iowa Football: Hawkeyes on Upset Alert Against NIU

    I need to tell you something, but you have to promise you aren't going to freak out and run to the message boards. Eddie George picked Northern Illinois to upset the Iowa Hawkeyes in the season opener at Solider Field ( via Rivals...

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  20. Iowa Football: 7 Bold Predictions for 2012

    It's a pathetic feeling to be a grown man scolded by his wife for not mowing the lawn because BTN replayed Iowa vs. Indiana from 2006, but that's what happens on a Saturday afternoon during the college football-starved dog days of summer...

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  21. UFC 151 Cancelled: Jon Jones Either Re-Branding Brilliantly or Failing Miserably

    The UFC has a star problem. You can recruit the best talent, cultivate that talent and market the hell out of the finished product, but every fighter is a split-second lapse from being stopped and falling to the back of the line...

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