It's Not Plagiarism If You Link To It: Iowa Football Scheduling: Boring Of The Big Ten

Jonathan Daniel

There's 120+ FBS teams in college football, so, let's play the same schools over and over again.

DISPUTE THE BORING TAG IF YOU LIKE. But, while around the league, conference mates like Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin are adding TCU, Virginia Tech and LSU to their future schedules, Iowa wants to add Northern Illinois. Again. Iowa will host NIU in 2018 and 2020. Marc Morehouse writes that it is perhaps because Iowa State is Iowa's "premier non-conference game."

2013 IOWA FOOTBALL WILL HAVE YOU HOME IN TIME FOR DINNER. Iowa gets skunked this football season in terms of prime time games. Both ESPN and the Big Ten Network have placed their picks to fill their night time programming. There's still a chance for Iowa at Iowa State (I think, that's up to ISU's Fox something affiliate). It's likely 11:00 am or 2:30 pm CST kickoffs this year.

AT LEAST THE STADIUM IS GETTING AN UPGRADE. The new scoreboard and sound system installation appear to be right on schedule. The Gazette has several pictures of the work in progress.

CBS SPORTS PREDICTS NO BOWL FOR IOWA. Don't make those winter vacation plans according to CBS' Jerry Palm. Illinois is in. It would be the second straight season Iowa doesn't go to a bowl if Palm is correct.

VEGAS IS MORE OF A BELIEVER. If you're into odds and wagering, Las Vegas has odds to win conference championships. Iowa is listed as a surprising 15:1 odds to win the Big Ten. They're not favorites, that goes to Ohio State. Indiana and Purdue have the longest odds at 50:1.

LET'S TALK BASKETBALL SCHEDULING. Things are looking up for Fran McCaffery and his team's future schedules. Adding Notre Dame and the move from the Alaska Shootout to the Battle 4 Atlantis goes a long way to improve that. Iowa also travels to Iowa State and plays Drake next season. Expect cupcakes to fill in the remaining non-conference slate.

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