All it takes are three things for Iowa's football and/or men's basketball team to make you rich in the next school year.
1. Bet a substantial amount on the Hawkeyes to be BCS or NCAA champions.
2. The Hawkeyes then win the national-championship.
3. Make your wager in Nevada, where it's legal.
According to online site bovada.lv, you can get 250-1 odds on Iowa winning the 2013 BCS title. So if you bet a mere $10,000 on the Hawkeyes, and they go win it all, your return is $2,500,000. Good deal, right?
The odds aren't so great in basketball, but you can still make a tidy profit off the Hawkeyes if they win the NCAA championship. The odds are 50-1. So you're $10,000 wager will return $500,000. To get really wealthy, you could take that half-million and put it on the United States to win the 2014 World Cup. Right now, the odds of that are 80-1.
Boom! You've won $40 million. Don't forget to tip the person who suggested you pony up the 10 grand in the first place.
Some of Bovada's 2013 BCS odds:
Ohio State 13-2
Texas A&M 15-2
Notre Dame 28-1
Michigan State 100-1
Some of Bovada's NCAA basketball odds for next season:
Michigan State 12-1
North Carolina 16-1
Ohio State 18-1
Iowa State 100-1
Uh oh. One of the Hlog's loyal tweeps sent a photo he took at Harrah's in Las Vegas last month. I don't know if these are still the odds, but you can get even richer betting on the Hawkeyes' football team if they are: