But they still received three first-place votes, so nobody would be shocked if they repeated as conference champions again. But for the most part, it’s a decent setting on a college football Saturday.
The Big Ten Network and Big Ten Conference announced Thursday that the Iowa-Northwestern football game in Iowa City at Kinnick Stadium will be shown in prime time.
NEEDS TO: Make the tournament finals. Kansas still enjoys an outside shot at a No. 1 seed, but has almost locked up a No. 2 seed. However, the Jayhawks will face either Baylor or Nebraska in the quarterfinals, and one of Texas, Kansas State or Colorado in the semifinals. Of those five teams, Texas has the highest RPI ranking (35). A bad loss is not the freshest impression KU wants to give the selection committee.
IT WOULD BE NICE IF MISSOURI COULD: Win the whole tournament. They are one of three teams with a realistic chance to do so, and, in so doing, could very likely sweep two games from Oklahoma and claim two-of-three from Kansas.
In 2010, Brennan Clay saw action as both a tail back and a kick returner. His best game was against Colorado, when he carried the ball 12 times for 38 yards. He had 49 yards against Iowa State basketball on less carries. Now, a lot is expected of Clay, who came to OU ranked as the No. 2 all-purpose running back according to Rivals. He finished his freshman year with only 127 net rushing yards and no touchdowns.
The team showed signs of greatness at certain parts of the season. Iowa nearly upset the Buckeyes at home before losing by six. The Hawks also nearly upset Wisconsin at home this season. And the final home game of the year resutled in Iowa upsetting No. 6 Purdue. Those highs were not balanced out by the lows though as Iowa was in a lot of games but the youth and inexperience made it hard to turn those close games into wins.
“It is not easy to start a game in a hole,” said Looper. “Kayla settled in and started attacking the hitters. She has to continue to get ahead of hitters.
A sincere thank you to Coach McDermott and a best of luck wish this coming season. Not only is he one of the best tacticians in the league, but a great guy as well.