Hoffman went a perfect 3-for-3 with a walk, two RBIs and three runs. The Oklahoma State Cowboys came in with the 36th rated running attack in college football. Entering week 3, the Texas A&M Aggies take on the Vandals of Idaho.
The football season will be here before we sports fans know it. But before the most popular sport in the state of Iowa takes center stage, I wanted to put a stamp on the college basketball season.
I think this is a good series for the Utes. It is difficult for non-BCS programs to schedule BCS opponents on a home-and-away basis, and this is a far better arrangement than if they scheduled, say, Weber State or Northern Arizona. Many people think that Pitt is on the rise, and should be a formidable foe by next season. It provides a good mix of winnable games that–if they win–would grab a lot of national attention and respect. This was a great series for the Utes to arrange.
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.
Oklahoma Sooners – 2009 was supposed to be a season in which the Sooners competed for a national title. Instead, Sam Bradford suffered a serious shoulder injury and they went just 8-5 as a result. The injury did allow Landry Jones to get his feet wet, and now Oklahama once again looks poised to win the South.
Gyerman equaled a season best with three hits (3-for-5) and posted a season-high three RBIs. Akers had a season-best three hits and equaled a season high with two runs scored.
Scapegoating may be warranted in this case, but the process is worth noting as a treasured American tradition. Amid reports of Ohio State fans purchasing the team gear of Appalachian State, the inhabitants of the Big House are after a big head to stick on the pike of this losing season. The Michigan coaching staff – with necks firmly on the proverbial chopping block – insisted after the Oregon loss that nothing can keep them down. Well. the ire 109,000 people might. A rebound win against surprisingly winless Notre Dame won’t quite salve the wounds that have opened in the first two weeks of September. Lengthening the odds for a short term fix, the Blue and Maize have to face the Irish without their starting quarterback, who suffered a leg injury.
Kansas was on a roll in the past 10 games until they stumbled a little against Temple last Sunday, but they are ranked No. 6 in both of the January 7 polls and are 12-1 on the season. They pulled out a come-from-behind victory after defeating Temple 69-62. Coached by Bill Self, who is in his 10th season at KU with a 281-54 record for an 83.9 winning percentage, Kansas averages 77.7 points per game and is giving up 59.2 for a Big 12-leading +18.5 scoring margin. KU is out rebounding foes 39.4 to 32.9 and averages 6.8 steals, while also leading the conference in field goal percentage at 49.9 and blocked shots at 8.4.
As Dan McCool’s significance in the U.S. amateur wrestling community extends past state lines, so does the significance of his layoff. and not just for those of us who regularly read his coverage of the Iowa Hawkeyes or Iowa State Cyclones or the Iowa high school state tournament. McCool’s layoff is a bodyslam to efforts to grow the sport. By being a regular presence in the major newspaper in Iowa, Dan McCool’s expert reporting and sharp writing helped attract new fans – and new athletes – to wrestling.