I have a neighbor who read Scott Doctherman’s recent Gazette story about Iowa’s inability to sell out its 2014 home foo [...]continue »
CHICAGO — The entrance of Maryland and Rutgers into the Big Ten has been difficult to embrace since it became reality 20 months ago, at least for those of us west of Pennsylvania.
To some, Maryland and New Jersey might as well have be [...]continue »
The Big Ten’s football media days are in Chicago on July 28-29. Those attending need about 10 days of meditation and breathing exercises to prepare for the event.
The second day is fine for those of us on what used to be known as the [...]continue »
My rule on college football preseason watchlists for awards is this: They aren’t worth watching.
The season will be played, and players will perform in games. Then, voters will vote on all the awards.
Jameis Winston of Florida S [...]continue »
The College Football Playoff trophy was unveiled today, and it’s a whopper.
It weighs 65 pounds. That’s a big ‘un. I know of only one trophy in team sports that weighs more. That would be Floyd of Rosedale, the bronzed p [...]continue »
SILVIS, Ill. — Sometimes you don’t lose as much as the other guy just beats you.
Had you told Zach Johnson before the final round at the John Deere Classic that he could have a 64 that would match the lowest score posted by any [...]continue »
SILVIS, Ill. — Steven Ihm surely learned a lot of useful lessons in his first golf tournament as a professional, but the most valuable was this:
If you play well enough, they give you money.
Ihm’s final-round 68 ga [...]continue »
SILVIS, Ill. — And the low native Iowan Saturday at the John Deere Classic was ...
Not Zach Johnson of Cedar Rapids and Drake University, who shot a 2-under-par 69 at TPC Deere Run and fell three shots off the lead at 14-under, tied f [...]continue »