Keeping up with the News (sort of…)

After a few days with the family, it’s good to be back in front of the computer screen and catch up on the events that was.  I didn’t realize how much I miss not being near a good reliable computer in contrast to my sister’s slow-as-molasses PC.  If I’m fortunate enough, I hope to invest…

“Head east, Big Red”

Sean Callahan from Husker Illustrated has reported the inevitable, and I say this with caution, that the Board of Regents at the University of Nebraska will meet on Friday morning and is likely to vote in favor of leaving the Big 12. Later on that day, the Big 10 is expected to extend the invite…

Football + money + conference shuffling = egos

The story of the year (and it’s not even close) is the rumored major shuffling of schools leaving their athletic conferences. If you think that this is going to be an easy task to explain, I have the Court Avenue Bridge in Des Moines to sell you.  And I’ll throw a bag o’ donuts along…

You can always come back home, but it’s not the same when you left

Jamie Pollard didn’t waste time finding a successor to Greg McDermott, which was unlike him to do.  Pollard prefers to conduct his coaching searches in “stealth” mode.  Nevertheless, the mixed reaction, of Fred Hoiberg being named as ISU’s new men’s basketball coach, will continue to be one of debate. For Hoiberg, it’s good to come…

You Can Pass In the Songbooks on This One!

The great Ron Gonder said it best with the title line.  Bob Brooks would extend the tip of the fedora (hat) to them.  Jim Zabel will scream “I love it!” to no end, and Frosty Mitchell would find superlatives to describe last night’s 2010 Orange Bowl as the Iowa Hawkeyes made it 2-0 for the…