Doc's Office by Scott Dochterman

TV options still open for Iowa-Nebraska

CHICAGO — The potential for an Iowa-Nebraska showdown for the Big Ten’s West Division title has ABC keeping an open mind on the game’s time slot this fall.

The now annual “Black Friday” game between the bor [...]

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Gordon’s memories of Kinnick a nightmare

CHICAGO — Kinnick Stadium’s notoriously tight sidelines give Iowa fans a chance to heckle and jeer opponents with no room to hide, something Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon knows all too well.

The preseason All-American sp [...]

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Delany rests his case

CHICAGO — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany offered neither rebuttals like his peers nor new initiatives as he had in the past at the annual Big Ten media day event. But like a final summation in a court of law, Delany called for NCAA restruc [...]

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B1G peers notice Scherff’s lifts

CHICAGO — Iowa senior tackle Brandon Scherff caught the college football world’s attention last week when a video surfaced of him hang cleaning 443 pounds three times. His Big Ten peers also were paying attention.

Wisconsin tac [...]

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Ten B1G topics for B1G media day

Big Ten football media days have revolved around the endless speculation about expansion, divisional alignment and the scarlet letter on Penn State’s uniforms in recent years. Those topics still linger, but pure football will dominate this [...]

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OSU picked to win B1G, Iowa tabbed 2nd for West

Ohio State was picked to win the Big Ten championship and Iowa was tabbed for second place in the newly created Big Ten West Division, according to a preseason sportswriter poll released Friday morning.

The poll was arranged by Cleveland Pla [...]

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Iowa officials ask questions about tepid ticket sales

IOWA CITY — Two years ago, ticket sales were footnotes in the rough draft of an Iowa football season. Today, it’s the lead paragraph.

Three years after an overflow of season-ticket requests prompted Iowa officials to split any [...]

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Uthoff looking to step up

NORTH LIBERTY — The skill set is there. It’s always been there. Jarrod Uthoff’s long arms and lengthy frame have more definition to them now, and his game suggests there’s nothing that he can’t do on a basketball [...]

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Five Iowa schools land players on NABC Honors Court

Five state men’s basketball programs landed players on the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2013-14 Honors Court, the organization announced Monday.

The criteria includes players who are either a junior or senior academicall [...]

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Bowlsby describes doomsday scenario for men’s programs

Legal issues facing collegiate athletics could trigger a doomsday scenario for many men’s sports programs, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby told reporters Monday at Big 12 media days in Dallas, Texas.

Bowlsby, the former Iowa athletics [...]

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Podcast: “On Iowa” talks real spring football, B1G media days, hoops

The “On Iowa” podcast with Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman breaks down the likely topics at Big Ten media days, the potential for real spring college football and the happenings around Iowa basketball.

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Clemmons anxious to return as key contributor

NORTH LIBERTY — Anthony Clemmons needed to recharge as a basketball player and a person. For the Iowa junior point guard, there was no better place to do so than during an extended trip back home to Lansing, Mich.

For more than a mont [...]

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Olaseni making strides at power forward

NORTH LIBERTY — Graduation and recruiting misses have some Iowa basketball observers concerned about the team’s depth at forward. Senior Gabe Olaseni, however, hopes to alleviate those fears.

After three years of improvement at [...]

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Does Scherff compare with Suh for dominance?

IOWA CITY — Jake Rudock has no time to inspect left tackle Brandon Scherff’s handiwork in the middle of a play. The Iowa quarterback has enough challenges of his own after the snap.

But when Rudock reviews a postgame video with [...]

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Stokes to play for Fairleigh Dickinson next year

IOWA CITY — Former Iowa player Darius Stokes will compete for Fairleigh Dickinson next year as a graduate student, the school announced today.

Stokes, a Linn-Mar graduate and son of Iowa’s No. 3 all-time scorer Greg Stokes, was [...]

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