Doc's Office by Scott Dochterman

B1G Preview: New era, new teams, new image?

CHICAGO — No league needs a great regular season like the Big Ten. No league needs a great postseason like the Big Ten. And it just might get both this year.

The league has stars on both sides of the ball. Wisconsin touts runni [...]

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Iowa opens B1G play at Ohio State

IOWA CITY — For the first time in six years Iowa will open Big Ten play on the road, Coincidentally, it’s at the same location as it was in 2008.

The Hawkeyes play at Ohio State on Dec. 30 in the teams’ Big Ten opener, w [...]

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B1G Overachiever: Minnesota’s David Cobb

CHICAGO — David Cobb is loose, flexible and funny. At least that’s how Minnesota Coach Jerry Kill describes Cobb off the football field.

Cobb, a senior, also is durable, tough and persistent, and those virtues showed up every d [...]

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B1G Underachiever: Michigan

CHICAGO — The Big Ten's slip in national prestige coincides with the downfall of the once proud Michigan Wolverines.

No college football program has won more games or more Big Ten titles than Michigan, yet the Wolverines have spent t [...]

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Herbstreit: Iowa has ‘a shot to have a great year’

IOWA CITY — ESPN college football announcer Kirk Herbstreit had some biting comments on the Iowa football program two years ago, but the former Ohio State quarterback since has altered his take on the Hawkeyes entering this season.

Wh [...]

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Statement: Iowa field hockey team still supports Griesbaum

IOWA CITY — Members of the Iowa women’s field hockey team showed their solidarity behind former Coach Tracey Griesbaum by announcing a statement of support Tuesday afternoon.

Two weeks after Griesbaum was dismissed, the team de [...]

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B1G Game Changer: Michigan State

CHICAGO — Four years ago, Big Ten officials gathered in Chicago and mapped out football divisions using competitive equality as a baseline measurement.

Armed with 17 years worth of data, the league split the four traditional powers i [...]

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Podcast: 'On Iowa' Breaks Down Open Scrimmage

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The 'On Iowa' podcast returns to break down the Hawkeye football team's open scrimmage from Saturday. The Gazette's Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman give their impressions from the game, look ahead to Iowa's season, and take you [...]

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B1G Future: Neutral site bonanza

CHICAGO — Wisconsin and Louisiana State have combined to win 200 games in the last 10 years and each boasts arguably the best college football environment in their region.

There’s nothing like a packed house at Camp Randall Sta [...]

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Oglesby arrested for public intoxication

IOWA CITY — Iowa men’s basketball player Josh Oglesby was arrested for public intoxication early Saturday morning by University of Iowa police.

Oglesby, 22, was booked in the Johnson County Jail but was released on his own reco [...]

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Kids Day: Stats and impressions

We start with QB ... I’ve written a lot about the possibility of QB C.J. Beathard getting some sort of share of playing time in games that matter. That still could be a reality, but Saturday, it di [...]

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Iowa notes: Competition heavy at LB, CB

IOWA CITY — Iowa’s linebacker corps replaces three starters, so obviously there’s some concern for Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz.

Quinton Alston was the de facto fourth starter on last year’s linebacking unit. He [...]

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B1G Bounceback: Northwestern

CHICAGO — Northwestern avoided fancy T-shirts and slogans this off-season, which is just as well after a 5-7 finish.

The Wildcats entered the 2013 season with “5:03” emblazoned upon their chests, reminding the team of ho [...]

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Podcast: ‘On Iowa’ previews Kids Day

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The ‘On Iowa’ podcast looks to this weekend’s Kids’ Day open practice in Kinnick Stadium, as the Gazette’s Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman preview the things they’ll be watching f [...]

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B1G Star: Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon

IOWA CITY — Melvin Gordon’s Heisman Trophy campaign could get launched or snuffed before the Wisconsin running back even sees Labor Day.

Wisconsin faces Louisiana State in a high-profile showdown Aug. 30 in Houston. A big perf [...]

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