1. NASCAR Drivers Who Will Benefit Most from New Gen-6 Cars in 2013

    NASCAR has unleashed a new car on its drivers and fans (called Generation 6, or Gen-6 for short) and it's bound to shake up the race for the chase in 2013...

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  2. Iowa Football: Is Kirk Ferentz's Offensive System Outdated?

    The discomfort and disconnect of Iowa fans toward Kirk Ferentz 's pro-style, run-heavy offense is not new. Their displeasure in the form of football last popular in the 1980's has been roundly criticized for years...

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  3. After 38-14 Loss to Penn State, How Is Iowa Hawkeyes' Season Reshaped?

    As if the first half of the Iowa Hawkeyes' dismantling at the hands of Penn State (5-2, 3-0 Big Ten) wasn't bad enough, it took me until the first Nittany Lion score of the second ...

    Stix Symmonds Written by Stix Symmonds about 2 years ago 1,493 reads 10 comments

  4. Iowa Football: 5 Keys to a Successful Second Half of the Season

    The first half of Iowa's 2012 campaign is in the books. It wasn't all pretty. Okay, most of it wasn't pretty. However, in their last two games, they've turned much of their woes around and look capable of putting together a strong second half...

    Stix Symmonds Written by Stix Symmonds about 2 years ago 1,602 reads 4 comments

  5. With Win over Michigan State, Is Iowa's Season Salvaged?

    Not that long ago, I was ready to write off Iowa's football season. After looking absolutely awful through their first four games and handing over a win to Central Michigan, I was ...

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  6. Iowa Football: Teamwork Could Be Difference in 2012 Season

    This isn't the year for the Iowa Hawkeyes to rely on standouts. Thankfully, it appears that they realize that fact as much as we do. No year is a good year to rely too heavily on just a few star players...

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  7. Iowa Football: Recent Recruits Show Future Is Bright

    The 2012 recruiting class for the Iowa Hawkeyes was a respectable haul (ranked 47th nationally, according to Scout.com )...

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  8. NASCAR 2012: Did Biffle's Win at Texas Do More to Hurt the Series Than Help?

    Greg Biffle 's held off Jimmie Johnson on Saturday night to win the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway by more than three seconds. No one else was even close...

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  9. Iowa Football 2012: Would Another 7-5 Season Put Kirk Ferentz on the Hot Seat?

    Kirk Ferentz has become one of the most beloved coaches in the history of the University of Iowa football program...

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  10. Iowa Football 2012: 5 Focus Points for Spring Drills

    We're only a few weeks away from the start of Iowa's spring football practices. With the great coaching carousel that the Hawkeyes endured during the offseason, there will be a lot of work that will have to take place when the pads are strapped on...

    Stix Symmonds Written by Stix Symmonds about almost 3 years ago 1,136 reads 0 comments

  11. NASCAR 2012: Ten to Watch at Las Vegas

    The NASCAR Sprint Cup series stays in the desert atmosphere as it heads to Sin City for the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas this weekend. It's been an interesting start to the 2012 season...

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  12. Iowa Football 2012: With Greg Davis at OC, Hawkeye Staff Now Complete

    The Iowa Hawkeyes now have their offensive coordinator. Monday, Kirk Ferentz announced that former Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis will be taking over the position vacated by Ken O'Keefe ...

    Stix Symmonds Written by Stix Symmonds about almost 3 years ago 2,427 reads 7 comments

  13. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Will He Use Daytona 500 as Springboard to Career Year?

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. needs a big year. For fans and critics alike, the time is drawing shorter for the son of a legend to make his own mark on NASCAR in an area other than being the most popular driver on the circuit...

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  14. 2012 Daytona 500: Ranking the Teams for the Great American Race

    While NASCAR may technically be an individual sport, there are few tracks on the circuit that require teamwork more than Daytona. With such reliance on drafting partners, there's just no winning Daytona without some help...

    Stix Symmonds Written by Stix Symmonds about almost 3 years ago 1,585 reads 7 comments

  15. 2012 Daytona 500: Who Will Survive the Pack Draft?

    Saturday night's Budweiser Shootout showcased a return to "old school racing" and fantastic wrecking. By the time the checkered flag finally waved on Kyle Bush, all but four cars had been involved in some sort of melee...

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  16. Iowa Football: Brian Ferentz and LeVar Woods Fill Coaching Positions

    Today, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz announced that he has hired Brian Ferentz away from the New England Patriots to be the Hawkeyes' offensive line coach and that LeVar Woods has been tabbed to coach the linebackers, according to theGazette...

    Stix Symmonds Written by Stix Symmonds about almost 3 years ago 2,134 reads 7 comments

  17. Iowa Football: Ken O'Keefe to Dolphins; Be Careful What You Wish For

    On Friday, the University of Iowa announced that offensive coordinator Ken O'Keefe was leaving the program after 13 years...

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  18. Iowa Football: End-of-Season Report Card for the Hawkeyes

    The 2011 season is officially over, and it's time to take one more look back on the Iowa campaign to grade how the Hawkeyes performed on the gridiron. I've waited a little longer than maybe necessary to put this piece together...

    Stix Symmonds Written by Stix Symmonds about almost 3 years ago 911 reads 9 comments

  19. LSU vs. Alabama: Preview, Predictions for 2012 BCS National Championship Game

    The BCS bowls are finally here and you can't talk big bowl games without talking about the BCS National Championship Game. If the first match between LSU and Alabama was any indication, version 2...

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  20. Capital One Bowl 2012: Can South Carolina Use this Game to Jumpstart BCS Run?

    The South Carolina Gamecocks upended Nebraska 30-13 in the Capital One Bowl. Can they use this game to jumpstart a 2012 BCS run? This team has had a rollercoaster of a ride in 2011 that saw far more success than failure...

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  21. Big Ten Adds New Division to Legends and Leaders: It's Called Losers

    The Big Ten does it again in bowl season. They lose. As a fan of the Big Ten, it's not an easy pill to swallow, but it's true...

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  22. Wisconsin vs. Oregon: 5 Things to Watch for in the Rose Bowl

    The 2012 Rose Bowl features two very different styles of play when the Wisconsin Badgers take on the Oregon Ducks in the "Granddaddy of Them All...

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  23. TicketCity Bowl: Case Keenum Is the Real No. 2 QB Draft Pick After Andrew Luck

    Say what you want about Case Keenum 's gaudy numbers against C-USA competition; he's the real deal and the real No. 2 quarterback behind Andrew Luck in the 2012 NFL draft...

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  24. Capital One Bowl: 5 Top Draft Picks on the Field for Nebraska vs. South Carolina

    As with virtually every bowl game being played today, there are future NFL players gracing the field in the Capital One Bowl between Nebraska and South Carolina...

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  25. TicketCity Bowl: Is Bill O'Brien the Best Option for Penn State?

    Rumors have been swirling that New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien is all but a contract away from being Penn State's next head coach. Both sides have come back quickly, however, and said that no such deal is in place at all...

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