1. Zultan's Fearless College Football Forecast: Big Ten Plus Five in Week 8

    Upcoming Week 8 is a nightmare for college football prognosticators—as was the previous week. No team can claim invincibility. Upsets abounded in Week 7 as ranked teams tumbled and fell...

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  2. Iowa Vs. Michigan: Eight Fantastic Gridiron Finishes (Part Two)

    Part Two: The Final Four Fantastic Finishes When Iowa travels to Ann Arbor on Saturday, they will face this season's most impressive offensive force to date, all packed into one player—Michigan's Denard Robinson...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about over 3 years ago 810 reads 7 comments

  3. Iowa Vs. Michigan: 8 Fantastic Gridiron Finishes

    Part I: The Hayden Fry Era: Michigan seldom loses to Iowa. Since 1900 the Hawkeye record stands at 11-40-4 against the Wolverines...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about over 3 years ago 4,062 reads 20 comments

  4. Zultan's Fearless College Football Forecast: Big Ten Plus Five More in Week 7

    For the first time in his brief career as a college football prognosticator, the Mighty Zultan took a bath in Week 6, dipping under .500. It was a bad week to pick the supposed favorites...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about over 3 years ago 921 reads 30 comments

  5. Zultan's Fearless Football Forecast: Big Ten Conference Games (+) Five In Week 6

    Zultan missed two calls during Week 5. He failed to predict the Washington Huskies would kick a field goal with no time left on the clock to defeat USC at home in LA Coliseum. His crystal ball shut down at the end of regulation...

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  6. Iowa Football: Hawks Need To Kick Back Against Penn State

    Hawkeye fans sense there is something not quite copacetic about the upcoming game with the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday night in Kinnick Stadium before a sellout crowd...

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  7. King of the Court "Jack" Kramer: The Father of Modern Tennis

    John Albert Kramer, better known as Jack Kramer, did more than play a mean game of tennis. He initiated a style of play more reminiscent of the serve and volley of John McEnroe than ...

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  8. Week 5 Of Zultan's Fearless College Football Forecast

    The Northern Illinois Huskies and the Toledo Rockets derailed Zultan’s perfect 14-0 Week 4. These MAC teams accomplished what the SEC, Pac-10, and Big East conferences could ...

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  9. Iowa Football: Top Five Hawkeye Heart-Stopping Finishes Vs. Penn State

    The Iowa vs. Penn State rivalry in college football has ballooned in importance, especially in recent years as Iowa continues to roll out one impressive football team after another...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about almost 4 years ago 17,287 reads 15 comments

  10. “Three Times the Lady”: Kim Clijsters Tops Tennis Power Rankings

    It seems that after the last slam of the year in New York City, the tennis world slows down a bit for the top-ranked women...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about almost 4 years ago 64 reads 27 comments

  11. Zultan's Fearless College Football Forecast: Week 4 in the Big Ten, Plus More

    Unfortunately this week, Zultan, the Great Prognosticator, has locked himself inside his room and refused to come out ever since the Iowa Hawkeyes lost to Arizona last Saturday night in Tucson...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about almost 4 years ago 1,013 reads 29 comments

  12. Big Ten Football: Power Ranking The Conference Teams Heading into Week 3

    The Big Ten has seven unbeaten teams going into Week 3 of the football season––but let’s face it, many of the opponents during the first two weeks of the season have not exactly provided stiff competition...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about almost 4 years ago 1,782 reads 10 comments

  13. Iowa Football: Five Hawkeye Dynamic Duos Who Will Shine Against Arizona

    In 2009, Iowa tipped Arizona in Kinnick Stadium 27-17 on the back of Iowa’s defense—which essentially stifled any real offense the Wildcats could muster...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about almost 4 years ago 2,317 reads 15 comments

  14. Week 3 of Zultan's Fearless Forecast: Big Ten Plus College Football Predictions

    Finally order has been restored in the college football world. Zultan would be as perfect as the Iowa Hawkeye defense were it not for the losses endured by the Golden Gophers and the Fighting Irish...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about almost 4 years ago 1,289 reads 21 comments

  15. U.S. Open 2010: Ranking the Last 25 Men's Tennis Finals

    The last 25 years of the U.S. Open have given us some very significant moments and some seismic shifts of power at the top of the men’s game. Very often when a No. 1 fell at the U...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about almost 4 years ago 5,820 reads 42 comments

  16. Big Ten Plus College Football Predictions: Week 2 of Zultan's Fearless Forecast

    Zultan should be very humble after Week 1 of his vaunted football predictions. He was tempted to supersede his All-Seeing Powers and was punished for his arrogance. He became human, sad to say...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about almost 4 years ago 1,997 reads 25 comments

  17. Iowa Hawkeyes Football: 10 Reasons To Smile After a Big Win in Week 1

    Remember last year? Remember how almost every Iowa game was an invitation to cardiac arrest if you were a Hawkeye fan watching from the stands or on television? The Iowa opener in ...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about almost 4 years ago 783 reads 17 comments

  18. U.S. Open Tennis 2010: Top 10 Steamy Storylines for Thursday

    There have been many stories so far at the U.S. Open but the weather seems to be leading them all. Victoria Azarenka, the No...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about almost 4 years ago 2,053 reads 59 comments

  19. Roger Federer: Can His Top 20 Records in Tennis Ever Be Broken?

    Do you remember what it felt like when Emmitt Smith hung up his cleats, no longer hustling in the Dallas Cowboy backfield?Or how the Windy City sighed when the Chicago Bears could no ...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about almost 4 years ago 7,809 reads 143 comments

  20. Iowa Football: 10 Keys To Success In Hawkeyes Opener In 2010

    As you watch the University of Iowa's football team take the field Saturday at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City against the Eastern Illinois Panthers, you need to gauge the Hawkeye's success ...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about almost 4 years ago 1,106 reads 20 comments

  21. U.S. Open Tennis 2010: No. 3 Seed Venus Williams, My Sister's Keeper After All

    Remember the good old days of women’s tennis when Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova battled for championships at each and every major event? Their rivalry built and sustained women’s tennis for almost 20 years...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about almost 4 years ago 1,206 reads 7 comments

  22. College Football Predictions: Week One of Zultan's Fearless Forecast

    Big Ten Plus Other Big Games : Zultan, the mighty soothsayer, hibernated soundly after a glorious conclusion to Big Ten football bowl season last January...

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  23. U.S. Open 2010: The All-Time Top 20 Men's U.S. Open Champs

    In the beginning, like most institutions in modern society, the U.S. Open was “open” only to men who competed in singles. The first tournament was held in August of 1881 in Newport, Rhode Island...

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  24. U.S. Open Tennis 2010: Roger Federer Leap-Frogs Field in Latest Power Rankings

    As we get ready to head into the 2010 U.S. Open at the end of a long stretch of hard court tournaments in America, there are some traditional clear cut favorites who will claim the attention of the media and tennis fans...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about almost 4 years ago 5,061 reads 52 comments

  25. Roger Federer: Virtually Unequalled, Again

    When you grow up in the rural Midwest the only tennis court in town probably has knotweed growing through the cracks in the cement slab that may hold up a sagging net, often riddled with holes—that is if there is a net at all...

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