1. Strong Defense, Offensive Line Will Carry Iowa in 2009

    Heading into 2008, the Iowa defense was one of the many units on a young Hawkeye team with many questions and few answers. A strong run defense was expected, but the secondary had questions...

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  2. 30 Predictions for College Football in 2009

    A few days ago, I wrote an article titled "Five Bold Predictions for the Big Ten in 2009." People seemed to like the article, but there was way too much mudslinging going around...

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  3. Five Bold Predictions For The Big Ten in 2009

    Every year, we see the same old previews about the Big Ten. Who knew that Ohio State would be predicted as the favorite in the conference, and who knew that Indiana would be at the ...

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  4. The Favorite Team in Every State: Midwest

    Every state has one team that they live and die by. For many states, such as Ohio, the team is obvious, but for others, such as Pennsylvania and Texas, many great teams fight for that title...

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  5. The Favorite Team In Every State: Northeast

    Every state has one team that they live and die by. For many states, such as Ohio, the team is obvious, but for others, such as Pennsylvania and Texas, many great teams fight for that title...

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  6. Top Five Iowa Hawkeyes Unit Matchups for 2009

    1. Iowa Secondary vs. Minnesota Receivers The Iowa secondary will be much improved from a stellar season last year. ESPN's Adam Rittenberg calls cornerback Amari Spievey "one of the best in the ...

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  7. The Case for Big Ten Expansion

    Big Ten expansion has been a hot topic around the conference in recent months. Advocates such as Joe Paterno have made their case, while the league, especially commissioner Jim Delaney, has continuously slammed the idea...

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  8. 2009 Northern Iowa Football Preview

    While it is uncharted territory for many major college football fans, the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as 1-AA), is full of excitement and a whole lot of talent...

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  9. High Expectations for Hawkeyes Despite Tough Schedule

    After a solid 2008 season in which Iowa improved greatly as the season went on, the expectations are very high in Iowa City...

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  10. Dream OOC Home and Home Series for Each Big Ten Team

    Over the past few years, non-conference schedules have gone down the drain, particularly in the six major conferences. Rivalries such as Penn State vs. Pitt have turned into Penn State vs...

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  11. 2009 Preseason All-Big Ten Team

    QB: Terrelle Pryor, Ohio State This was a very tough decision, and I know it will generate a lot of debate, but I think Terrelle Pryor will play better than Darryl Clark this year...

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  12. Alabama Another Chapter In The Inadequate Punishment Of NCAA Violations

    After the recent Alabama violations and punishments, we can clearly see that the NCAA Committee on Infractions doesn’t adequately enforce its rules. From 2005-2007, the university “unknowingly” gave out free textbooks to many people...

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  13. 2009 Iowa Football Preview

    After a 2008 season that exceeded the expectations of many around the country, the Iowa Hawkeyes are back and hungry for more...

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  14. Late Spring Big Ten Rankings

    As spring exits and summer nears, college football seems to be right around the corner. With spring practices over, there are only four months left until the first Saturday of the season, Sept...

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  15. Predicting an All-Big-East Final Four

    As made clear by its immense amount of high-seeded teams, the Big East is by far the best conference in college basketball. The conference boasts three No. 1 seeds, two No. 3 seeds, and two No...

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  16. Way Too Early College Football 2009 Preseason Top 25: February Edition

    February brings a new No. 1. Here is the revised preseason Top 25. No. 1: Florida Gators I overlooked Florida last time, but with Tebow returning, its very hard to put another team here...

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  17. Four Things Iowa Needs to Work On in the Off-season

    While there are still eight months to go before the start of the season, there is plenty to work on for the Iowa football team...

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  18. Super Bowl XLIII Breakdown and Prediction

    As we head into the Super Bowl, the Steelers are heavy favorites, but there's a guy named Kurt Warner and another named Larry Fitzgerald who have something to say about that. Who has the advantage when...

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  19. Way Too Early College Football 2009 Preseason Top 25: January Edition

    I will update this every month, but here's the way too early January edition. Here we go... No. 1: Oklahoma Sooners The Sooners return the best group of players in college football, including Sam Bradford, Jermaine Gresham, and Gerald McCoy...

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  20. The Top 10 All-Time Sports Cinderella Stories

    Ahh... the Cinderella Stories. The lift up our hearts and kick off celebrations like none other. For some reason or another, a few teams in history have had a sudden burst of energy and go on ...

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  21. Lovable Losers? Not So Much: Why Everyone Hates the Chicago Cubs

    They're called the lovable losers and will forever live in infamy for their losing streak of 100 years and counting. Cubs fans have become accustomed to chanting "maybe next year" and cheering their team into the playoffs, only to have their hopes smashed

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  22. Ten Reasons Why Iowa Will Win the Big Ten in 2009

    1. Linebackers Iowa returns arguably one of the best linebacking corps in the country and one that is very similar to the 2004 squad with Abdul Hodge and Chad Greenway. This time, though, there's a third linebacker in there...

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  23. NFL League Championship Round Predictions

    It's now time for the championship rounds to start for the NFL playoffs. Here's a look at the two games that will produce league representatives for the Super Bowl. Please feel free to leave your game picks and comments below as well...

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  24. NFL Divisional Playoff Predictions

    As we reach the second week of playoff action, here are my predictions for the divisional playoff round. Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans I've never bought into the Titans...

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  25. A College Basketball BCS: If College Basketball Had Bowl Games

    We all know about the hate of the bowl games, but the NCAA doesn't seem to be catching on. This is a hypothetical situation of the bowl games moving to college basketball...

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