1. College Football: 25 Hunches for Week 11

    The Badgers' undefeated hopes went down the drain against Michigan State. Their division championship hopes took a tough turn against Northwestern...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 2 years ago 1,937 reads 18 comments

  2. Iowa Football: Bowl Projections for the Hawkeyes

    On Saturday, Nov. 5, the Iowa Hawkeyes accomplished an historical first. They beat the Michigan Wolverines three times in a row. But even more than that, the Hawks, with red, white and blue tigerhawks emblazoned on their helmets, won one for America...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 2 years ago 4,489 reads 3 comments

  3. BCS Standings: Strengths and Weaknesses of Every Top 25 Team

    We are down to the final month of the BCS season. Most of the scrubs have been weeded out of the polls, and the teams that remain have, for the most part, earned their places...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 2 years ago 5,336 reads 35 comments

  4. Iowa Football: Key Matchups When the Hawks Play Michigan

    This Saturday, Iowa suits up against Michigan, the No. 15 team in the country. After last week's loss to dismal—and formerly 1-6—Minnesota, it is hard to imagine the Hawks getting by Michigan...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 2 years ago 781 reads 11 comments

  5. Iowa Football: Special Teams Continue to Haunt Hawks in Minnesota Loss

    There were about 1,000 things that went wrong in the Hawks 21-22 loss to the hapless Minnesota Golden Gophers...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 2 years ago 1,266 reads 10 comments

  6. Iowa Football: Key Matchups When the Hawks Play Minnesota

    This week, the Hawks suit up for their annual rivalry game against Minnesota, in which the two teams meet up for one of the more interesting rivalry trophies in all of college sports ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 2 years ago 1,232 reads 2 comments

  7. College Football: Analyzing Top Teams' Paths to BCS National Championship Game

    It is almost the last weekend in October. The first BCS rankings came out over a week ago, and since then, a number of major shakeups have occurred, as both Oklahoma and Wisconsin fell from the ranks of the unbeaten...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 2 years ago 431 reads 5 comments

  8. Iowa Football: Grading the Hawkeyes' Win over the Indiana Hoosiers

    On Oct. 22, the Iowa Hawkeyes beat the Indiana Hoosiers 45-24. It was an exciting and decisive win, but what can we really take from it? After all, Indiana is now 1-7. It's not as though the Hawkeyes beat a quality team...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 2 years ago 1,315 reads 2 comments

  9. Iowa Football: Key Matchups for Hawkeyes vs. Indiana

    On Oct. 22, the Iowa Hawkeyes will suit up against the Indiana Hoosiers for the University of Iowa's 100th homecoming game. I'd like to blow this game up into more than it is worth, but the fact is, Iowa should squash the Hoosiers...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 2 years ago 1,570 reads 1 comments

  10. Big Ten Football: Predicting the Conference's Bowl Games

    Well, it's Oct. 18 and that can only mean one thing: bowl predictions. This year, the Big Ten has eight automatic tie-ins...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 2 years ago 2,073 reads 27 comments

  11. Iowa Football: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Hawkeyes Win over Northwestern

    It seems card stunts weren't the only tricks that Iowa had up its sleeve in its 41-31 win over Northwestern. Consider the following statistics: Northwestern converted 16 of 22 third downs...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 2 years ago 1,486 reads 6 comments

  12. Iowa Football: 10 Key Matchups When the Hawkeyes Play Northwestern

    Last year, Northwestern running back Adonis Smith put aside any pretensions of decorum, and said that his head coach, Pat Fitzgerald, " hates Iowa...I know that for a fact...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 939 reads 1 comments

  13. Big Ten Football: Midseason All-Conference Team

    We're now halfway through the season. Most Big Ten teams have completed the out-of-conference portion of their schedule, and all Big Ten teams have played at least one conference game...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 4,442 reads 26 comments

  14. Iowa Football: Difficult to Point Fingers in Hawkeyes' Loss to Penn State

    That was a head-scratcher. After opening the season scoring 30 points or more in each of its first four games—only the fourth time in the Hawks' 123 years that they have done ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,645 reads 3 comments

  15. Iowa Football: 10 Key Matchups When the Hawkeyes Play Penn State

    This Saturday, the Iowa Hawkeyes will take on the Penn State Nittany Lions. As is well known, the Hawks have been a thorn in the side of Joe Pa's Nits since Kirk Ferentz took over in Iowa City...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,696 reads 1 comments

  16. College Football: 10 Biggest Games Remaining on the 2011-2012 Schedule

    We are now five weeks into the college football season. Many teams have finished their out-of-conference games, and all teams have begun conference play. We've already been treated to great contests such as Arkansas vs...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,205 reads 0 comments

  17. Iowa Football: How Can the Hawkeyes Improve as They Head into Big Ten Play?

    On September 24, the Iowa Hawkeyes finished up their out-of-conference season with a shellacking of the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks, while the Iowa fans donned green in a tribute to currently ailing Hawkeye Brett Greenwood ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,534 reads 2 comments

  18. College Football: 10 Teams in the Top 25 That Have Yet to Prove Themselves

    We are now four weeks into the college football season. Many teams have completed their out-of-conference schedule, and some teams have begun their conference slate...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 5,550 reads 88 comments

  19. Iowa Hawkeye Football: The Hawks by the Numbers

    The only number that matters is wins. Everything else is window dressing. I believe that, but I also believe that one can gain a valuable insight into how a team is achieving—or not achieving—those wins through other statistics...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 2,229 reads 2 comments

  20. Iowa Football: 10 Key Matchups When the Hawks Take on Louisiana-Monroe

    This should be an easy win, right? Wrong. Louisiana-Monroe is not Tennessee Tech, and they should provide a tough matchup for the Hawks following Iowa's come-from-behind thriller against Pitt...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 909 reads 5 comments

  21. Iowa Hawkeye Football: 10 Things We Learned in Win over Pittsburgh Panthers

    Little did I know when I left the house for the three-hour drive from Madison to Iowa City, that I would be witness to the biggest comeback in Iowa football history...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 2,284 reads 19 comments

  22. Pittsburgh vs. Iowa Football: Breaking Down the Matchups as Hawks Take on Pitt

    The above picture came from the pregame festivities in 2008. Iowa traveled to play the Pittsburgh Panthers, who were coached by Dave Wannstedt...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,500 reads 4 comments

  23. Iowa Hawkeye Football: Don't Call Ferentz's Decisions Against ISU Conservative

    I am a conservative person by nature. I double-knot my shoelaces. I don't ever speed. I fear change. If you look inside my wallet you will find all of the bills facing the same direction, ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,694 reads 9 comments

  24. Iowa Football: Analysis of the Hawks' Abortive Gameplan Against Iowa State

    So what went wrong? Why did Iowa lose to an obviously physically inferior opponent? I'm trying to keep an unbiased outlook, but it's difficult when it was only by the grace of Iowa ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 2,532 reads 15 comments

  25. Iowa Football: Breaking Down the Matchups as the Hawkeyes Take on the Cyclones

    This week, the Iowa Hawkeyes will face the Iowa State Cyclones in the 35th meeting of these interstate rivals. This will be the first time since the renewing of the series in 1977 that there won't be a permanent trophy...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 3 years ago 1,539 reads 2 comments