POLL on Brent Metcalf’s Post-Match Actions

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Iowa’s Brent Metcalf Doesn’t Surrender NCAA Title Without One Last Shot

Look, I got this from YouTube. If Disney or whoever owns ESPN these days says it can’t be used, strike it from YouTube. Do not sue the Hlog, Corporate Monolith.

That said, this is from the end of the NCAA Wrestling Championships’ 149-pound final, won by North Carolina State’s Darrion Caldwell over Iowa’s Brent Metcalf, a 2008 national-titlist who had owned a 69-match winning streak. Continue reading

Former Hawkeye WR Clinton Solomon Has Huge Night Friday

Clinton Solomon in a happy Hawkeye moment

Clinton Solomon in a happy Hawkeye moment

Clinton Solomon had three touchdown catches Friday night, and seven receptions overall for 146 yards.

Alas, the ex-Iowa Hawkeye wide receiver’s Wichita Wild lost 41-36 to the Omaha Beef in Omaha in the season-opener for both.

The league? Indoor Football League. Seems like a sensible enough name. Continue reading

A Tornado May Have Helped Ex-Hawkeye at “Pro Day”

Matt Bowen

Matt Bowen

Matt Bowen played seven years in the National Football League after having a distinguished career at safety for the University of Iowa.

His career may have been jump-started by a tornado in Iowa City, if you can believe that. Continue reading

Dunk of the Decade, End of Another Alford NIT Run

You may have seen this on one of the ESPNs. If you frequent www.marchtomadness.com, you’ve probably already seen it.

This is a Wyoming player taking dunking to a new level. You decide if the level is higher or lower. Continue reading

Another First Round Knockout for UNI

No Oh baby! from Gary Rima after this one

No "Oh baby!" from Gary Rima after this one

PORTLAND, Ore. — Here I sit on a bus at Flightcraft Aviation, waiting to be taken to the tarmac where the members of the Northern Iowa traveling party will be screened before boarding a plane (that isn’t here yet) that will take us to Waterloo tonight.

My golly, that was a long sentence.

It’s a long ride, but it was a short road for the Panthers in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Their 61-56 loss to Purdue was tantalizing enough to make them wonder what might have been. They know it was on them, and they just didn’t do enough to get it done. Continue reading

UNI 250-to-1 to Win NCAAs? That’s Not Even Half a Googolplex

The movie that spawned a Phil Collins song - unfortunately

The movie that spawned a Phil Collins song - unfortunately

So, would you be willing to put $10 on Northern Iowa to win $2,500?

To win the entire NCAA men’s basketball tournament, that is, not just to defeat Purdue Thursday afternoon in the first-round.

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