Category: Iowa

Game 234: Iowa @ #19 Wisconsin

In the fourth quarter, a Badger fan in front of me exclaimed, “I would rather see Iowa’s offense with the ball at their own ten than Wisconsin’s offense with the ball anywhere.” It sure seemed logical – the Badger defense appeared to possess a higher probability of scoring. It was that kind of game. All other […]

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 in Big Ten, Iowa, Wisconsin | No Comments »

Game 219: Iowa @ Pittsburgh

125th year of Pitt football.  3 wins.  0 losses.  57 varieties.  Heinz Field was ready to host a Panther team off to a strong start and primed to take on an Iowa team coming off a horrible home loss to rival Iowa State. The morning began with a visit to campus to check out the Millennium Panther.  This […]

Saturday September 20th, 2014 in Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Iowa, Pittsburgh | No Comments »


This is a classic example of a place with nothing else to do except enjoy Hawkeye sports. Television announcers usually claim that “you can leave the keys in your tractor” because everyone in Iowa is at the game. Pre-game tailgating is fantastic and the buzz on the streets in Iowa City is all about the […]

Saturday November 15th, 2008 in ALL VISITED STADIUMS, Big Ten, Big Ten, Iowa | No Comments »

Game 155: Purdue @ Iowa

It has been ten years since I last visited Iowa City and despite the frozen temperatures, I was reminded of how fantastic the atmosphere is at Kinnick Stadium. One week after the Hawkeyes’ enormous victory over #3 Penn State, the aftershock still shook the area. It certainly was the hot topic of conversation. At Purdue, […]

Saturday November 15th, 2008 in Big Ten, Iowa, Purdue | No Comments »

Game 118: #16 Iowa @ Illinois

Electricity bills will be lower in Iowa this weekend seeing that the entire state population including the band made their way to Champaign. Illini fans seemed to be in attendance merely as a diversion until basketball season. That truth became evident when four former Illini basketball stars were honored during the first half at Memorial […]

Saturday September 23rd, 2006 in Big Ten, Illinois, Iowa | No Comments »

Game 112: Iowa @ Northwestern

I know that Michigan held Northwestern to zero points in the second half last week, but do Wildcats have that short of a memory. Remember your team, Wildcat fans? If not, allow me to help you remember – your team is known for their potent, yard gaining, point scoring, spread ‘em out offense that relentlessly […]

Saturday November 5th, 2005 in Big Ten, Iowa, Northwestern | No Comments »

Game 92: #17 Iowa @ Wisconsin

So much change is developing around Camp Randall Stadium. The historic venue has been undergoing an expensive face-lift intended to expand capacity over 80,000 while adding more luxury press boxes. Can the new changes bring good fortune in the final regular season game? Invitations to New Year’s bowl games hung in the balance as the […]

Saturday November 22nd, 2003 in Big Ten, Iowa, Wisconsin | No Comments »

Game 73: Iowa @ Wisconsin

Wisconsin has experienced extreme turbulence this season and now finds themselves needing three straight victories over pernicious competition to qualify for a bowl game. For two decades spanning through the seventies, eighties, and most of the nineties, the Hawkeyes have been the impenetrable barrier for Wisconsin. However, the Badgers have reversed the years of depredation […]

Saturday November 3rd, 2001 in Big Ten, Iowa, Wisconsin | No Comments »

Game 53: Iowa @ #9 Wisconsin

Perfect is a word that shouldn’t be thrown around that often. However, there is no better word when in those rare moments every word of the script, every choreographed movement, and every musical note is not only right on, but performed effortlessly. Consider the following: Penn State who had been barreling through the Big Ten […]

Saturday November 13th, 1999 in Big Ten, Iowa, Wisconsin | No Comments »

Game 42: Iowa @ Purdue

With no Wisconsin games on the schedule, a trip to Purdue was scheduled to ameliorate the symptoms of withdrawal. On this Halloween day, parking was not terribly difficult to find, but my father insisted on using our grandmother’s handicapped parking permit to be closer to Ross-Ade Stadium. However, the handicap lot was quite a distance […]

Saturday October 31st, 1998 in Big Ten, Iowa, Purdue | No Comments »