Doc's Office by Scott Dochterman

B1G basketball teams prepare to play each other less, not more

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Four years ago, Big Ten men’s basketball teams played 80 percent of their league opponents twice. Beginning this season, that number plummets to 39 percent.

With an 18-game league slate and 11 squads through 2 [...]

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Podcast: ‘On Iowa’ reviews Maryland loss

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The 'On Iowa' podcast returns to break down an ugly Hawkeye performance in a 38-31 loss to Maryland.

The Gazette's Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman look back at what went wrong for Iowa, and how Maryland outplayed the Ha [...]

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B1G Rewind: Nebraska stays strong in West Division race

Nebraska’s Big Ten match-ups with Northwestern previously have produced highlight-reel moments, from a Wildcat upset in 2011 and a double-digit fourth-quarter comeback by Nebraska in 2012 to the Cornhuskers’ Hail Mary touchdow [...]

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Play of the Game: Maryland pick-6

DOWN AND DISTANCE: Iowa faced third down and 6 at its 38

SCORE AT THE SNAP: Maryland led 24-21, 12:38, fourth quarter


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Game Report: Maryland 38, Iowa 31


Entering the fourth quarter, Iowa had run on six of its previous eight downs and gained 54 yards. Facing third-and-two at the Maryland 44, Iowa instead chose to throw. Quarterback Jake [...]

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McCaffery: Competition fierce at guard


ROSEMONT, Ill. — Iowa's competition at both guard spots have been fierce since camp opened nearly two weeks ago, but Coach Fran McCaffery likes what he sees so far.

Mike Gesell, a junior, started every game at point guard l [...]

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Delany touts B1G hoops

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany described his conference “on an uptick” when it comes to recent men’s basketball.

“I don’t care what metric you look at,” Delany said Thursday [...]

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The Franscript: McCaffery at B1G Media Day

Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery met with the media for about eight minutes Thursday morning in the Chicagoland area for Big Ten Media Day. Here’s what he had to say:

FRAN MCCAFFERY: I think what you just said kind of summarizes our [...]

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B1G coaches tab Iowa women for third, Logic first team

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Iowa's women's basketball team was tabbed for third by Big Ten coaches and guard Samantha Logic picked up preseason honors by both coaches and media.

The Hawkeyes finished 27-9 last year and Logic was a crucial reaso [...]

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Iowa’s McCaffery expects Woodbury to take step forward

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Adam Woodbury’s off-season mission was to be as quick and lean as possible. But Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery also wanted his 7-foot-1 center to stay strong and improve his moves to the basket.

So far, so go [...]

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Podcast: ‘On Iowa’ talks B1G hoops media day, previews Maryland

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The 'On Iowa' podcast returns to talk Hawkeye football and basketball.

The Gazette's Scott Dochterman phones in from Chicago to talk with Marc Morehouse about the Big Ten basketball media day, and preview Iowa's football ga [...]

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Media poll tabs Iowa basketball for 7th

CHICAGO — Iowa’s men’s basketball team was tabbed for seventh in the annual Big Ten preseason media poll, which was released this morning.

The poll was voted upon by 27 sports writers who cover Big Ten men’s baske [...]

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Iowa notes: Defending Diggs, returning home, injury update

IOWA CITY — Stefon Diggs missed half the games of his sophomore season, yet the Maryland wide receiver was so recognizable that he earned a spot on the Big Ten East Division’s preseason players to watch list this summer.

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Angerer hangs up his cleats

IOWA CITY — Former Iowa All-American linebacker Pat Angerer retired from the NFL on Tuesday after four seasons.

Angerer, 27, guided Iowa to the 2010 Orange Bowl and a No. 7 ranking. The Indianapolis Colts drafted Angerer in th [...]

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New era for Maryland in the Big Ten

IOWA CITY — Vacations for college football coaches border between fleeting and non-existent, but Maryland Coach Randy Edsall spent much of his precious getaway time watching game film in May and June.

Only two opponents stayed on Mary [...]

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