1. Iowa-Michigan State: The Advantage Goes To...

    The Iowa Hawkeyes are 7-0 and checked into the first BCS Standings at the number six spot in the country. Iowa is on a roll defensively and the offense has finally started to come around...

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  2. Midseason All-Big Ten Team

    Halfway through the Big Ten season, we aren't anywhere near where we thought we would be at the beginning of the season...

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  3. Iowa Football Midseason Grades: Hawkeye Defense Brings Its "A" Game

    We're halfway through the college football season and, to the surprise of many, the Iowa Hawkeyes are sitting on top of the Big Ten with a 7-0 record. The Hawkeyes came in at No. 6 in the debut of the BCS Standings (just ...

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  4. Dear College Football, What Is Iowa Doing Wrong?

    I would like to ask the rest of college football an honest question. What are the Iowa Hawkeyes doing wrong this season? They're 6-0, with big wins against Michigan at home and against Penn State on the road...

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  5. Iowa Hawkeyes-Wisconsin Badgers: A Hawkeye's Take On The Game

    Outside of Iowa City and Madison, few could have seen this game as a Big Game at the beginning of the season. But here we are, six weeks into the college football season, and the Iowa Hawkeyes ...

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  6. Big Ten College Football Midseason Report

    What a season it's been in the Big Ten thus far, with surprises and traditional powers in a battle to be named the Big Ten's elite. Here's a look at the conference superlatives thus far and what we can expect from the second half of the season...

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  7. Picking the Big Ten: Week Six

    After a somewhat boring Week Five, here are my predictions for what should be a very exciting Week Six. Michigan Wolverines at Iowa Hawkeyes Things don't get any easier for the Wolverines, ...

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  8. Why Iowa Will Compete For a National Championship

    Last year, on November 8th, the entire country cheered as one for a teams few new anything about. Gators, Sooners, and Trojans fans alike united together to cheer for the 5-4 Iowa Hawkeyes, ...

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  9. Iowa Surges After Win in Happy Valley: My B/R Top 25 Ballot

    1. Florida Gators Florida stays here for now, but if Tebow stays out, the Gators could have a big issue in the coming weeks. 2...

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  10. Creature vs. Creature: A Hawkeye's Take on Iowa-Penn State

    In what has been dubbed by many as one of the deciding factors in the Big Ten race, Iowa will take on Penn State this Saturday in Happy Valley on the spotlight of college football...

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  11. Iowa's Ricky Stanzi Must Give Defense Help Against Penn State

    In case you haven't heard, the Iowa defense is good. After a five interception day against Iowa State, the Hawkeye defense held a red-hot Arizona offense to less than half of their normal yardage...

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  12. Iowa-Arizona: The Advantage Goes To...

    When Iowa runs the ball: It seems as though Iowa finally has an answer at running back. Adam Robinson was good against Iowa State, but the real story was true freshman Brandon Wegher. He rushed for 101 yards on 15 carriers and a touchdown...

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  13. College Football Top 25: Week 1

    Unlike the coaches, I decided to release my ballot for the Bleacher Report Top 25 poll. Here's week one. 1...

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  14. Iowa-Iowa State: The Advantage Goes to...

    After a shaky start, the Hawkeyes look to open their season 2-0 against the Iowa State Cyclones. It won't be easy, as they always face a tough test from the Cyclones, and this year the game is in Ames...

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  15. Iowa Blocks UNI's Upset Attempt

    It seemed as though karma had caught up with the Iowa Hawkeyes. Ten months after Iowa kicked a field goal in the final seconds to upset No. 3 Penn State, Northern Iowa was lined up for a 39-yard field goal, to try to upset the No...

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  16. Punch Was Out Of Line, But LaGarrette Blount Spoke For College Football

    The University of Oregon announced today that it will suspend running back LaGarrette Blount for the remainder of the season, after he threw a punch at Boise State linebacker Byron Hout at the end of the game...

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  17. Iowa-Northern Iowa: The Advantage Goes to...

    College football season is almost here which means it's time for my first preview of the Iowa Hawkeye's season: Iowa vs. Northern Iowa...

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  18. College Football Top 25: Preseason

    I will be updating my Top 25 rankings every week throughout the season. Here goes the preseason rankings, less than a week before college football kicks off. 1...

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  19. Defense Will Keep Iowa in Close Games, But Ricky Stanzi Will Have to Win Them

    12 points. That's how far the Iowa Hawkeyes were from being undefeated in 2008. Instead, a possible trip to the BCS turned into a 9-4 season and a trip to the Outback Bowl...

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  20. Ranking Iowa's Top Ten Players

    After a 2008 that featured loads of breakout stars, 2009 will be the year for those stars to prove themselves. The defense and the offensive line are stacked and will field some of the best players ...

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  21. How Ohio State's Sept. 12 Performance Can Save Big Ten Football

    "The Big Ten is Down." That phrase has been uttered millions of times by sports commentators and fans alike for the past three years and will likely be said millions more times...

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  22. Six Reasons Why Iowa Will Beat Penn State in 2009

    In what figures to be one of the Big Ten's best games of the year, the Iowa Hawkeyes must travel to Happy Valley to face the Penn State Nittany Lions...

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  23. Grading The Iowa Hawkeyes' Units in 2009

    While 2008 was all about rebuilding Iowa's typical strong points, 2009 will be about improving those strong points and turning them back into some of the best units in the nation...

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  24. Big Ten Power Rankings: Preseason

    Here goes the preseason version of my Big Ten Power Rankings that will be updated throughout the season. 11. Indiana Hoosiers The two Big Ten teams from the state of Indiana can really be ...

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  25. More With Less: Why Kirk Ferentz is the Best Coach in College Football

    The ESPN 150 recruiting rankings, which rank the top 150 recruits in the country, came out last week. To nobody's surprise, Iowa had no recruits on the list...

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