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Hlas Podcast: FoxSports.com's Stewart Mandel

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Ranking Iowa’s 2014 football games: No. 1 Wisconsin

This is a 12-to-1 countdown of Iowa’s most-appealing football games this season. No. 1 is the most-appealing. We started with

No. 12 Ball State. Purdue was No. 11, Northern Iowa No. 10, Iowa State No. 9, Indiana No. 8, Illinois No. 7 [...]

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Ranking Iowa’s 2014 football games: No. 2 Nebraska

This is a 12-to-1 countdown of Iowa’s most-appealing football games this season. No. 1 is the most-appealing. We started with

No. 12 Ball State. Purdue was No. 11, Northern Iowa No. 10, Iowa State No. 9, Indiana No. 8, Illinois No. 7 [...]

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Ranking Iowa’s 2014 football games: No. 3 Maryland

This is a 12-to-1 countdown of Iowa’s most-appealing football games this season. No. 1 is the most-appealing. We started with

No. 12 Ball State. Purdue was No. 11, Northern Iowa No. 10, Iowa State No. 9, Indiana No. 8, Illinois No. 7 [...]

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Hawkeyes in the NFL: TD, Reisner. Concussion, Prater.

Shaun Prater was flying around, as they say, for the Minnesota Vikings during their preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday night.

The former Iowa cornerback has just started to get his feet wet in the NFL. Drafted in the fifth [...]

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Blythe: “Bell cow” who leads the Iowa O-line

IOWA CITY — You meet Austin Blythe and it takes maybe 15 seconds, 30 tops, to realize this guy has it.

He speaks articulately, and has a command and maturity not found in a typical 22-year-old. He seems centered. Which is only fitting [...]

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Ranking Iowa’s 2014 Football Games: No. 4 Northwestern

This is a 12-to-1 countdown of Iowa’s most-appealing football games this season. No. 1 is the most-appealing. We started with No. 12 Ball State. Purdue was No. 11, Northern Iowa No. 10, Iowa State No. 9, Indiana No. 8, Illinois No. 7, Pitts [...]

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Ranking Iowa’s 2014 football games: No. 5 Minnesota

This is a 12-to-1 countdown of Iowa’s most-appealing football games this season. No. 1 is the most-appealing. We started with No. 12 Ball State. Purdue was No. 11, Northern Iowa No. 10, Iowa State No. 9, Indiana No. 8, Illinois No. 7, and P [...]

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Ranking Iowa’s 2014 football games: No. 6 Pittsburgh

This is a 12-to-1 countdown of Iowa’s most-appealing football games this season. No. 1 is the most-appealing. We started with No. 12 Ball State. Purdue was No. 11, Northern Iowa No. 10, Iowa State No. 9, Indiana No. 8, Illinois No. 7. All p [...]

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On Robin Williams, Tony Stewart, and wreckage

The idols of our brief time in world history are sports and entertainment stars. When bad things happen to them or they do bad things, we spend a lot of time trying to figure out why.

Maybe the biggest reason is the realization “Hey, [...]

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Ranking Iowa’s 2014 football games: No. 7 Illinois

This is a 12-to-1 countdown of Iowa’s most-appealing football games this season. No. 1 is the most-appealing. We started with No. 12 Ball State. Purdue was No. 11, Northern Iowa No. 10, Iowa State No. 9. All previous posts in this countdown [...]

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Ranking Iowa’s 2014 football games: No. 8 Indiana

This is a 12-to-1 countdown of Iowa’s most-appealing football games this season. No. 1 is the most-appealing. We started with No. 12 Ball State. Purdue was No. 11, Northern Iowa No. 10, Iowa State No. 9. All previous posts in this countdown [...]

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Hawkeyes in the NFL: Jets’ Edds turned heads

Former Iowa linebacker A.J. Edds was given a showcase with the New York Jets last Thursday night. He seized the day.

Edds led the Jets with seven tackles, six of them solos. He broke a finger, but returned to the Jets’ game against In [...]

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Zach Johnson claims 4th Ryder Cup berth

By a very slim margin, Zach Johnson has earned a spot on the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team.

Johnson tied for 70th at the PGA Championship Sunday at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., and may have thought his hopes of an automatic spot [...]

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Cyclones’ Mangino tries for another big impact in Big 12

AMES — For a week late in the season, he had the No. 2-ranked team in the country at Kansas. In football!

His team bounced back from a loss to Missouri in the regular-season finale by beating Vir [...]

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