1. Now Or Never For Fading Flyers

    Certainly, there has been no shortage of adversity for these Flyers this season. The team has endured a coaching change, injuries to their top three (or four) goalies and their leading ...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about over 4 years ago 130 reads 1 comments

  2. Former Hawkeye Great Marv Cook on College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

    In case you missed it with March Madness in full swing, former Iowa Hawkeye tight end Marv Cook was officially placed on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot earlier this month...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about almost 5 years ago 836 reads 2 comments

  3. Hayden Fry Field at Kinnick Stadium: The Time Has Come

    As I’m sure is the case with all Hawkeye fans these days, I am thoroughly soaking in the recent renaissance period being enjoyed by the football program under the guidance of Kirk Ferentz...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about almost 5 years ago 1,622 reads 18 comments

  4. Enough Is Enough: NHL Must Look Out for Fans in DirecTV/Versus Standoff

    The Philadelphia Flyers spotted the New Jersey Devils a 2-0 lead before storming back to grab a stirring 3-2 victory at the Wachovia Center in south Philly last night...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about almost 5 years ago 1,235 reads 17 comments

  5. National Signing Day 2010: Don't Rush to Rank C.J. Fiedorowicz and Iowa Class

    The single biggest offseason date on the college football calendar is nearly upon us.  Yes, in case you haven’t heard, National Signing Day is Feb. 3...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about almost 5 years ago 1,536 reads 6 comments

  6. Hockey's Top 10 Traditions: Why the NHL Leaves Other Major Sports in the Dust

    While all four of the major North American sports can claim long and storied histories, the National Hockey League is in a class by themselves when it comes to great traditions. The sport of hockey is absolutely dripping with tradition...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about almost 5 years ago 9,649 reads 3 comments

  7. Philadelphia Flyers Fans Demonstrate Again Why They are Second to None

    While I have seen an awful lot of hockey games in my day, I saw something this week at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia that I had never seen before, in any game, in any arena, at any level of hockey...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about almost 5 years ago 847 reads 3 comments

  8. Iowa Hawkeyes Football: Five Reasons Why They Will Face More Adversity in 2010

    Although it was one of the more successful campaigns in recent memory, due largely to the manner in which they won, it became very fashionable for outsiders to bash the Iowa Football program during the 2009 season...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about almost 5 years ago 1,869 reads 9 comments

  9. Hawkeyes Football: Just Call Iowa “Tight End U”

    For years Penn St. has been fondly known as “Linebacker U”.  That is a name that has stuck because linebacker is certainly the glamour position on defense, and Penn St. has produced more than their fair share of talented backers over the years...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about almost 5 years ago 3,884 reads 8 comments

  10. Savor Historic Orange Bowl Win Now, Plenty of Time To Look Ahead Later

    Iowa notched its first ever Bowl Championship Series bowl win Tuesday night in frigid Miami.  It was the first so-called “major” bowl win for Iowa since Forest Evashevski’s crew knocked off California in the 1959 Rose Bowl...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about almost 5 years ago 675 reads 4 comments

  11. Another Memorable Fiesta Bowl Win Confirms Boise State Deserved Title Shot

    The so-called experts were almost unanimous in their pre-Fiesta Bowl assessment:  Boise St. had no shot to stay with fellow unbeaten and more talented TCU. The Las Vegas odds makers had TCU more than a touchdown favorite...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about almost 5 years ago 670 reads 4 comments

  12. Impending NFL Labor Unrest Proves College Football Far Superior to NFL

    Amidst all the excitement related to the NFL playoff races coming down to the wire in the final week of the season, a prominent national sports radio talk show mentioned this sobering thought ...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about almost 5 years ago 63 reads 1 comments

  13. Top 10 New Year's Resolutions For Iowa Football Team

    I’m not breaking any news by saying it has been an incredibly eventful 2009 for Iowa Football. In fact, I would argue it has been the most eventful season in the history of the program...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about 5 years ago 420 reads 0 comments

  14. Why Adding Missouri Would Be Best-Case Big Ten Expansion Option for Iowa

    Looking selfishly at the issue of Big Ten expansion strictly from an Iowa standpoint, there is one clear choice for Iowa if the league is going to add a 12th member...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about 5 years ago 1,135 reads 19 comments

  15. Big Ten Conference Officially Announces Expansion Moved to Front Burner

    Long considered a “back burner” issue, the Big Ten Conference released an official statement on Tuesday afternoon indicating that expansion would be informally explored by the commissioner over the next 12 to 18 months...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about 5 years ago 689 reads 10 comments

  16. One Second That Could Forever Change Notre Dame Football

    Brian Kelly walked out on his undefeated Cincinnati Bearcats this week to accept his dream job as head football coach at the University of Notre Dame...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about 5 years ago 374 reads 3 comments

  17. Five Greatest Iowa Hawkeyes Bowl Performances of All-Time

    Given all the anticipation surrounding Iowa’s upcoming Orange Bowl appearance vs. Georgia Tech, this is the perfect time for a quick stroll down memory lane to revisit the all-time great Hawkeye bowl performances...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about 5 years ago 2,005 reads 4 comments

  18. Iowa Hawkeyes Off To Orange Bowl, BCS Gets It Right

    I will be the first to admit I can’t stand the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) system.  I often think that the Bull Crap System would be a much better description...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about 5 years ago 2,588 reads 10 comments

  19. Absolutely No Way Kirk Ferentz Leaves Iowa for Notre Dame

    It seems like it has become an annual ritual.  Where is Kirk Ferentz headed this year?  In 2009, given that the ax has now officially fallen on Charlie Weis, the smart money appears to be on ...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about 5 years ago 1,444 reads 3 comments

  20. Why Notre Dame Should Decline Bowl Bid

    In the wake of the recent coaching change, Notre Dame is going to have an important decision to make relative to this year’s bowl game.  Ordinarily, a 6-6 team wouldn’t need to worry about such things, but this is Notre Dame, after all...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about 5 years ago 1,026 reads 21 comments

  21. Big Ten Missing Out Big Time by Not Playing Thanksgiving Weekend

    While the rest of the country finished up its regular season slate with a host of traditional rivalries this weekend, in keeping with tradition, the Big Ten’s stadiums sat dark and quiet.  What a shame...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about 5 years ago 234 reads 5 comments

  22. Iowa Hawkeyes Should Hope for Best Bowl Opponent, Regardless of Venue

    Since Iowa’s regular season ended with the 12-0 white washing of Minnesota, all kinds of attention has been put towards the bowl destination.  Justifiably so, given that there are no other opponents currently on the schedule...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about 5 years ago 1,192 reads 3 comments

  23. Top 10 Things Iowa Football Fans Should Give Thanks for This Holiday

    Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday that the Hawkeyes were blocking back-to-back field goals at the end of the game against in-state rival Northern Iowa? So much has transpired this season since those two fateful plays...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about 5 years ago 809 reads 8 comments

  24. Iowa Hawkeyes Take Page from Carl Spackler Playbook, Notch Ugly Win vs Gophers

    Can’t you just picture defensive coordinator Norm Parker making like Sandy, the head green’s keeper from Caddyshack in the pregame speech to his defense?  Assistant green’s keeper, Carl ...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about 5 years ago 492 reads 3 comments

  25. Iowa's Vandenberg Deserves Plenty of Credit for Performance at Ohio State

    Football is the ultimate team sport.  A bunch of great individuals won’t get anywhere unless they work together as a team...

    Michael  Maxwell Written by Michael Maxwell about 5 years ago 348 reads 4 comments