1. 2010 College Football Predictions: Iowa Hawkeyes Will Begin Season, 4-0

    With such high expectations for the 2010 Iowa Hawkeye Football team, the non-conference schedule in September takes on slightly more significance than normal. These contests will serve as more than warm-up games for Big Ten Conference play...

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  2. The 12 Greatest Upsets in U.S. Open Tennis History

    As the U.S. Open prepares to get under way in the next few weeks, it is interesting to look back on the history of this illustrious tournament, one which serves as the final Grand Slam ...

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  3. Iowa Football 2010: Dealing With Great Expectations the Hawkeyes Way

    It’s like wearing a shirt with a collar that is too tight or has too much starch—that uncomfortable prickly feeling choking you, making you sweat a bit...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about 4 years ago 1,344 reads 28 comments

  4. Iowa Football: No Coaching Carousel Exists in Hawkeye Land

    No doubt about it—you get more hype, more scrutiny, and media exposure playing for Ohio State, Texas, Alabama, or Notre Dame in football then you do playing for the University of Iowa...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about 4 years ago 1,519 reads 9 comments

  5. Big 12 Football 2010: Power Ranking the Conference

    The 2010 NCAA Football season will be the death knell for the current Big 12 Conference as the Nebraska Cornhuskers bolt from the dominance of the Texas-led South to head into new and decidedly different waters in the Big Ten Conference...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about 4 years ago 8,045 reads 32 comments

  6. Can Roger Federer Reach Tennis' Summit Once More?

    Summer 2010. Northern hemisphere. The U.S. Open awaits on the horizon. The sun rises on boiler days, searing your brain and arresting your stamina. In the air is an aura of unease...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about 4 years ago 5,659 reads 158 comments

  7. Big Ten Conference: Preseason Football Power Rankings

    It is August, and we have waited long enough for college football to get under way. It is time to begin announcing the winners and losers—and then explain why and how we went wrong the following week...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about 4 years ago 5,877 reads 59 comments

  8. Can New Coach Jumpstart Stalled Federer and Murray?

    What is happening? Andy Murray decided to split with coach Miles Maclagan shortly after Roger Federer announced he would be teaming up on a trial basis with Pete Sampras' former coach, Paul Annacone...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about 4 years ago 4,518 reads 165 comments

  9. Dead Zone Defense is the Name of the Game for the Iowa Hawkeyes in 2010

    Are you ready for some Hawkeye football? It is not for the faint of heart or fair-weather fans. You are either a rock or you are not. There is no fence riding or “boohooing...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about 4 years ago 1,912 reads 34 comments

  10. Ladies of the Court: Greatest U.S. Open Champs

    Heading into the 2010 U.S. Open, uncertainty reigns as several of the top ranked ladies are currently sidelined with injuries. First of all, there are the reports of Serena Williams' foot surgery...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about 4 years ago 5,925 reads 8 comments

  11. Taking It From the Top: The Greatest U.S. Open Men's Champions

    In a another month we will be heavily invested in the last grand slam tournament of the season, the 2010 U.S Open to be held in Queens, New York, at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about 4 years ago 4,178 reads 59 comments

  12. From Bjorn Borg to Pete Sampras: Pivotal U.S. Open Finals

    Part One The U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York signifies the climax of the tennis season. At times careers are made or lost on the final Sunday of this popular sporting event...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about 4 years ago 8,204 reads 32 comments

  13. Roger Federer's U.S. Open Decade: Five Up and Five Down in NYC

    Is there anything more exhilarating in all of tennis than the famous night sessions at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City? This is when all the stars shine in the stands, as well as on court...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about 4 years ago 5,753 reads 137 comments

  14. Post-Wimbledon Power Rankings: Another Queen Besides Serena Williams?

    Wimbledon is over, the year 2010 tucked away in the record books. Centre Court now sports a roof and artificial lights, an abrupt departure from tradition in favor of increased revenue and pressure from major television outlets...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about 4 years ago 2,057 reads 27 comments

  15. Juan Martin del Potro: Another Tennis King in the Making?

    The road to the top of men’s tennis is no cake walk. Just ask Juan Martin del Potro, the aspiring man with the damaged wrist. The Argentine upped his ranking as high as No. 5 in the world after defeating then-No...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about 4 years ago 1,991 reads 28 comments

  16. Nadal vs. Berdych: From Breakfast at Wimbledon To Breakfast of Champions

    Appetizer No. 1: Tomas Berdych vs. Novak DjokovicFrom the first ball toss, from the slump of his shoulders to the resignation stamped on his face, you knew that Novak Djokovic was not going to win this match...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about 4 years ago 2,149 reads 60 comments

  17. Roger Federer vs. Pete Sampras 2001: Remaking the Wimbledon Classic in 2010

    "Winners are not those who never fail but those who never quit." —Edwin Louis Cole If you were lucky, you were there at the inception, when the first moments of brilliance blossomed...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about 4 years ago 5,542 reads 56 comments

  18. Andy Roddick's Post Wimbledon Maxim: Nobody Remembers Who Lost...

    Andy Roddick’s result at Wimbledon Monday mirrors the state of men’s tennis in the United States—generally showy but lacking substance...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about 4 years ago 1,254 reads 30 comments

  19. Roger Federer and Williams Sisters Dominate the Last Decade at Wimbledon

    In the first decade of the 21st Century the sport of tennis saw rapid improvements in three areas: racket technology, the preparation and conditioning of players, and the style of play on the courts of Wimbledon...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about 4 years ago 2,772 reads 57 comments

  20. Wimbledon 2010: Blockbuster Monday of Tennis for the Ladies in the Round of 16

    If you have any plans for Monday, put them aside, because the ladies at Wimbledon have set a most appetizing table to lure you to their courts, away from the normal more masculine fare...

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  21. Wimbledon 2010: Roger Federer Must Defy the French Connection...

    Which professional tennis troupe is doing their best work on the green lawns of Wimbledon in 2010—the French! This begs the question—why do these Frenchmen wait to shine ...

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  22. Wimbledon 2010: Will The Queen Become Andy Murray's Lucky Charm?

    As if Andy Murray did not have enough pressure on his young shoulders, now he must worry about his bow to the Queen of England before his match gets underway on Centre Court. There, Murray will meet Jarkko Nieminen of Finland in the second round...

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  23. Roger Federer Asks the Question: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

    When Roger Federer takes Court No. 1 tomorrow, undoubtedly, he will fall to his knees to kiss the hallowed ground. No, it is not the finals. In fact it is only the second round. But Federer remains indebted to Wimbledon's magic big time...

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about 4 years ago 1,689 reads 99 comments

  24. Wimbledon 2010: Changing of the Guard As Rafael Nadal Surpasses Roger Federer

    Splendor on the Grass: Federer Leads the Field Again... Throughout the wide vista of sporting events, there exists nothing quite as resplendent as Wimbledon draped in a quiet dignity as it opens its gates for the annual fortnight of tennis competition.

    JA Allen Written by JA Allen about 4 years ago 4,709 reads 230 comments

  25. Rafael Nadal Rules Pre-Wimbledon 2010 Power Rankings

    On Monday, as the sun rises, offering the first view of the well-tended lawns at the All-England Club at Wimbledon, tennis aficionados breathe a deep sigh of relief, having survived ...

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