1. Wisconsin's Win Against Miami Helps Prove Big Ten Myths Wrong

    The Big Ten is weak. The Big Ten is slow. The Big Ten doesn't have the athleticism to match the other conferences. For these three reasons alone, Miami was going to blow out Wisconsin in the Champs Sports Bowl...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 909 reads 33 comments

  2. Marvin McNutt of Iowa Shines in Transition from Quarterback to Wide Receiver

    After he arrived at Iowa, it was pretty clear that Marvin McNutt was never going to play quarterback for a Division I school...

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  3. Iowa and Georgia Tech Juniors Face NFL Draft Decisions after Orange Bowl

    This is the fifth in a series of in-depth articles I will be writing about the Orange Bowl. This one focuses on the NFL decisions of players on both Iowa and Georgia Tech...

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  4. Indianapolis Colts' Decision to Pull Starters Helps Validate BCS System

    The last undefeated NFL team's run to perfection ended Sunday night as the New York Jets beat the Indianapolis Colts 29-15 in Indianapolis,but the loss didn't come without controversy...

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  5. For Iowa and Georgia Tech, Orange Bowl Will Be a Program-Defining Game

    This is the fourth in a series of articles that I will be doing about the Orange Bowl. This one focuses on both teams' futures after the game. To see more of my Orange Bowl articles check out my profile and stay tuned for more to come before Jan...

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  6. If Florida Comes Calling, This Time Iowa's Kirk Ferentz May Answer

    With Urban Meyer announcing his resignation from Florida after the Sugar Bowl, the hoopla surrounding the program and its coaching position is sure to heat up...

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  7. Picking the Big Ten Bowl Games

    Ever since last year's horrendous 1-6 bowl record, the Big Ten has faced constant scrutiny, and has lost respect among most people involved with college football...

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  8. Iowa May Have A Welcome Problem at Running Back in 2010

    Injuries have plagued much of the Iowa football team this season, with quarterback Ricky Stanzi going down, the offensive line being shuffled around, cornerback Jordan Bernstine missing the season, ...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 932 reads 12 comments

  9. Orange Bowl In-Depth: Iowa's Offense vs. Georgia Tech's Defense

    This is the third in a series of in-depth articles that I will be doing about the Orange Bowl. This article focuses on the less talked about matchup —Iowa's offense vs. Georgia Tech's defense...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 713 reads 6 comments

  10. Iowa's 2010 Ranking Will Be Determined By Spievey and Bulaga's NFL Decisions

    I know, I know...it's way too early to be talking about 2010 when a majority of 2009's bowl games haven't even been played yet. But I'm not the only one. Nationalchamps...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 959 reads 4 comments

  11. Iowa vs. Georgia Tech: Three Reasons Each Team Will Win the Orange Bowl

    This is the second in a series of in-depth articles I will be doing on the Orange Bowl. This article focuses on the advantages each team has going into the game...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 2,911 reads 22 comments

  12. Why a 7-0 Bowl Record Won't Help the Big Ten's Image

    Just in case you haven't heard, I'll tell you again: The Big Ten is down. Well, at least according to the SEC. Ever since Ohio State lost two consecutive National Championships to SEC teams, ...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 1,783 reads 81 comments

  13. Orange Bowl In-Depth: How Iowa Will Stop Georgia Tech's Triple Option

    This is the first in a series of in-depth articles I will be doing on the Orange Bowl. The first focuses on the matchup everyone's talking about: Georgia Tech's offense vs. Iowa's defense...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 2,412 reads 49 comments

  14. Iowa-Georgia Tech: Four Matchups to Watch in the Orange Bowl

    While most of the national media has been talking about the Fiesta Bowl and the National Championship, the Orange Bowl may offer the most intriguing match-up of all the BCS bowls...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 1,353 reads 29 comments

  15. Bleacher Report Endorses Toby Gerhart for Heisman

    The real Heisman Trophy, given to the best player in college football, won't be given out until Saturday night in New York City. But, here at Bleacher Report, the votes have already been cast...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 766 reads 6 comments

  16. Iowa-Georgia Tech: Orange Bowl's Selection of Hawkeyes Brings Integrity To BCS

    This was somewhat of an innovative season for the BCS. In an attempt to save its reputation and prove the system benefits college football, the Bowl Championship Series is offering a fairly exciting bowl season and a myriad of firsts for college football.

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 2,059 reads 19 comments

  17. Oklahoma's Win Over Oklahoma State Helps Iowa's BCS Chances

    Bob Stoops's Oklahoma Sooners didn't have much to play for Saturday, except for a bowl "upgrade" to the Alamo Bowl. But he came through for his old team, the Iowa Hawkeyes, who had much more riding on this game...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 1,274 reads 6 comments

  18. Iowa-Penn State: The Case for the Big Ten At-Large Candidates

    Right now, it's pretty clear that a Big Ten team will play in a BCS bowl game, likely the Fiesta Bowl or the Orange Bowl. The only question is, will that team be Iowa or Penn State? Here's the case for Iowa in the BCS...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 1,512 reads 34 comments

  19. BCS and January Bowl Projections: Round Three

    BCS National Championship: Florida vs. Texas None of the top three teams really had a win that solidifies them as the top team in America...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about over 4 years ago 1,602 reads 3 comments

  20. Decoding the BCS Selection Process: The Possibilities for Every Major Bowl

    With college football's regular season winding down, bowl projections have been in full swing. The national championship has basically been decided as the SEC Champion vs. Texas, but besides that, there are plenty of mysteries to be solved...

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  21. BCS and January Bowl Projections: Round Two

    As we saw yesterday, a lot can change in a week, with many BCS bowl contenders falling, opening the door for others to possibly squeak into the BCS. BCS National Championship: Florida vs. Texas I firmly believe that Texas is the best team in the nation...

    Kevin Trahan Written by Kevin Trahan about almost 5 years ago 3,985 reads 25 comments

  22. Creature vs. Creature: Previewing Iowa-Ohio State

    Up until last Saturday, the 2009 season had been one to remember for the Iowa Hawkeyes. They were 9-0 and getting set to face the Northwestern Wildcats...

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  23. 2009-2010 BCS and January Bowl Projections: Round One

    Each week, I will update my BCS and January bowl projections. Here goes round one. BCS National Championship: Florida vs. Texas As has been predicted all season, Florida and Texas will likely meet for the BCS National Championship...

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  24. Some Helpful Excuses For Those Who Need Them In College Football

    Excuses are aplenty throughout college football this season and controversey seems to be at its highest in years. Due to the intense criticism, here are some excuses for those at the center of ...

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  25. Inconsistent? Definitely. But Iowa's Ricky Stanzi Defines Clutch

    It was exactly the way Iowa drew it up. Well, maybe not exactly. "I hope I don't ever [do that] again... We'll take the win, but there has to be an easier way," Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi said...

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