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Hlastradamus: Badgers, Huskers will prey on Big Ten newbies

If time has taught us anything, it’s that time teaches us things.

Over time, Hlastradamus always leads you where you want to go. The prophet has sort of slogged through the 2014 college football season after some sterling resul [...]

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Were Hawkeyes playoff players before last Saturday?

Last week, Iowa was on the radar of the chair of the College Football Playoff selection committee.

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Hlists, Week 8: Iowa School of Sock-Making?

THREE GAMES I WISH I’D ATTENDED

1. Florida State 31, Notre Dame 27

2. Kansas State 31, Oklahoma 30

3. Texas 48, Iowa State 45

THRE [...]

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Hlas: Washington isn’t capital of Big Ten Nation

WASHINGTON — A multitude of Iowa football fans streamed through Reagan National Airport Sunday, still trying to digest the bitterness of the Hawkeyes' 38-31 loss at Maryland the day before as they started heading home.

In downtown Wa [...]

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Ranking Big Ten's Week 8 efforts: 1. Nebraska, 11. Iowa

 

The Big Ten had five favorites and five underdogs Saturday. The favorites won, the underdogs fell.

That wouldn't make more much of a movie, would it?

Oh well, here is the ranking of the Week 8 performances of Big Ten team [...]

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Iowa-Maryland predictions from across America

 

Maryland is a 4.5-point favorite over Iowa Saturday. But not one of the following people says the Terps will win by 4.5 points.

 

Adam [...]

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Halftime thoughts: Maryland 17, Iowa 14

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — So that non-fumble call on Maryland C.J. Brown’s 3-yard run to the Iowa 1 … That didn’t do the Hawkeyes any favors, eh?

Strange game, football. This felt like an Iowa blowout-to-b [...]

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Hlas: Hawkeyes came a long way not to be themselves

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Why didn’t Iowa’s football team just bring Maryland a nice welcome-to-the-Big Ten gift before the game and be done with it?

An espresso machine, maybe. Cheese boards or champagne glasses or can [...]

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Ready or not, it's Hawkeyes vs. ... Maryland?

Mike Hlas, The Gazette

Twitter:@Hlas

 

The Big Ten's reason for plucking Maryland from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Rutgers from college athletics irrelevance was obvious and logi [...]

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Fun Facts: Iowa-Maryland

 

1. The two times Iowa began its Big Ten season with three wins were 2002 and 2009. Both seasons ended with BCS bowl appearances. Since 1940, just 10 Iowa teams have begun a season 6-1 or better. Iowa is 5-1.

 

2. Maryland [...]

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