CEDAR RAPIDS - After placing fourth at the state wrestling meet last season, Cedar Rapids Kennedy had a few holes to fill.
It appears the Cougars have armed themselves with a corps of promising freshmen.
Three of Kennedy's six pins we ... »
I'd go all bowl-conjecture as we near Selection Sunday, but that's a losing game.
Maybe it will be Iowa against Washington State in the Holiday Bowl. I hope not, because Washington State is soft.
Wait a second. Sez who?
"We're so ... »
A horrific soccer-related tragedy in South America Monday has resonated around the world, including Cedar Rapids.
A chartered plane carrying 76 people, including the Chapecoense soccer team of Brazil, crashed in Colombia Monday night. There were ... »
Here are a handful of disconnected college football stats and notes I found interesting, at least to a small degree:
1. Iowa forced 10 punts in each of its last two games. That's the first time Hawkeyes opponents have punted 10 times in consecut ... »
Big Ten power rankings for people who think #x201c;bowl projections#x201d; are bowls defending themselves against their own unconscious impulses by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to other bowls.
Maybe this was for the best.
OK, probably not. Losing 49-19 in your season finale as Iowa State did to No. 18 West Virginia Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium was the opposite of #x201c;best.#x201d;
It was a reminder to everyone connected ... »
IOWA CITY - So now Iowa is a Minnesota fan for a day, hoping the two-touchdown underdog Gophers defy every expectation Saturday by winning at Wisconsin and carving the Big Ten West title into four slices, including one for the Hawkeyes.
Unlikely ... »
News, notes, grades and anecdotes from Iowa's 40-10 win over Nebraska in the regular-season finale Friday at Kinnick Stadium.
Play of the Game
The Setup - Iowa's first two drives against Nebraska were three-a ... »
IOWA CITY - Iowa defensive tackle Faith Ekakitie said a Nebraska player used a racial slur toward him early in the Cornhuskers-Hawkeyes football game Friday at Kinnick Stadium.
Ekakitie declined to identify the player or what precisely was said. H ... »
If you don't want to know what the rest of America thinks about today's Nebraska-Iowa football game, just keep watching and reading the things you find agreeable and keep your minds closed.
Just kidding. Don't do that. Never do that.
Bes ... »
Hlastradamus did a mic drop last week and can't be bothered on this holiday weekend.
Besides, the penultimate episodes of most television series are always better than the finales.
Last week was the prophet's penultimate episode. He gave ... »