Twenty Years

Today marks an anniversary many of us wished it would have never happened, nevertheless we observe, but in celebration of life, not in death. This evening, the Iowa Hawkeyes will take the floor at Carver-Hawkeye Arena to take on Wisconsin.  The 7 pm tip-off will also mark the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of … More Twenty Years

The New World Order of the Big Ten Conference

On Wednesday, the Big 10 Conference announced the newly created divisions.  I don’t need to break it down for you, because the Big 10 took care of that themselves. The talented Pete Jones of “Des Moines is Not Boring” was unhappy about the pairing of Iowa and Purdue in the “cross-rival” game.  In fact, everyone … More The New World Order of the Big Ten Conference

Part 2 of “Ideas for a 96-team tournament to be successful”

On Tuesday, we started exploring ideas that the NCAA can make their men’s basketball tournament successful once they expand the field from 64 to 96 teams.  Today, we’ll look at the teams, television coverage, and the tournament locations. The decision to expand the field will most likely come in July, with the proposal to go … More Part 2 of “Ideas for a 96-team tournament to be successful”

Bowl Day 2010

Dear Pat Forde Ben Maller Travis Rodgers Lou Holtz Colin Cowherd or anyone sports talking head not from the Midwest: What was all of that crap about slow white boys, 3 yards and a cloud of dust, and not being able to win the big games, errr, the BCS bowl games? The Pac-10:  2-5 overall … More Bowl Day 2010