MARION - As the prep volleyball season nears the midway point, Cedar Rapids Xavier identified a vital ingredient if the Saints are to retain their No. 1 ranking in Class 4A.
Now is the time to turn up the defense.
The top-ranked Saints s ... »
We all have phrases we use over and over, whether we're aware of it or not.
Mine include #x201c;Go ahead, make my day,#x201d; #x201c;The tribe has spoken,#x201d; and, of course, #x201c;Wassup!#x201d;
Kirk Ferentz used one twice during ... »
IOWA CITY - There were good reasons why multiple Iowa defensive players said "They've got a lot of good offensive players," when asked specifically about Penn State running back Saquon Barkley.
Quarterback Trace McSorley and tight end Mike Gesic ... »
Here are this week's Big Ten football rankings, based on knee-jerk impulses rather than knee-jerk data.
1. ... »
Sports. Along the way to the confetti and tears after the championship games, things aren't always what they seem. Which is fun, too.
Take Saturday's Penn State-Iowa football game. It figures to be as anticipated as any Big Ten opener the Hawkey ... »
IOWA CITY - George Will, columnist, commentator, author and baseball guy, wrote the following for Newsweek in 1976:
"Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst things about American life: violence and committee meetings."
The meeti ... »
Coming off an overtime thriller, how will Iowa and Iowa State respond as double-digit favorites this week? Marc Morehouse, Mike Hlas and Jeremiah Davis make their picks on On Iowa Gameday, plus predict Northern Illinois-Nebraska, Wisconsin-BYU and the b ... »
Dan McCarney couldn't and wouldn't say it two years ago, but we all knew it anyway. This isn't a fair fight.
The resources available to Iowa's football program easily dwarf those of the University of North Texas. If the Mean Green win Saturday i ... »
It's Iowa-North Texas week, which doesn't exactly lend itself to a full breakdown. So on this edition of the On Iowa Podcast with The Gazette's Marc Morehouse and Mike Hlas, we review the big plays in Iowa's 44-41 OT win over Iowa State and discuss ... »
What's the best Big Ten game on Saturday? That's a trick question. There isn't one.
Hlastradamus knew that. Because he sees all and knows all. That's one of the perks of being a prophet. Another is getting to own a ball made of crystal. Those th ... »