IT'S JUNE, SO, VIDEO GAME RATINGS. EA Sports will release the latest version of their football game series NCAA Football 2014 in less than a month. Yesterday, we learned the team ratings on this year's version. The ratings created a little bit of a wave on Twitter as the engineers at EA rated Iowa 88 overall. The Hawks get an 88 for offense and 90 for defense (on a scale of 1-100). The 88 overall puts Iowa even with Wisconsin and Nebraska. It's two points better than Northwestern and well ahead of Minnesota (79).
Let's see how Twitter handled this:
TO ALL IOWA BROS. YES, I MAD BRO.— Hi. (@thegnc) June 11, 2013
Iowa is rated 88 overall in NCAA 14. Apparently EA Sports isn't always watching what's in the game.— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) June 11, 2013
Iowa at 90? /falls out of chair laughing//rolls on floor///rolls down stairs////rolls into car/////rolls to EA to laugh at them— Matt (@dudebrabroman) June 11, 2013
Iowa is overall ranked the same as Nebraska in NCAA 2014 hahahahaha good joke EA.— Luke Mullins (@just_a_fLuke) June 11, 2013
NCAA '14 team ratings out. Iowa rated much higher than Iowa St. I'm not sure what EA is thinking with that. Seriously. #GoHawks?— Alex Hjelmaas (@ahjelmaas) June 11, 2013
Apparently EA Sports thinks its 2003 and not 2013 because thats the only way to rationalize Iowa's overall rating of 88.— Tim (@CarverCrazy) June 11, 2013
FRIDAY IS IOWA DAY AGAIN ON THE BIG TEN NETWORK. They seriously need to retire the 2007 Michigan State at Iowa game. Don't get me wrong, Albert Young went HAM but zzZZZZzzzz. Here's the schedule:
Some of you have picked up on BTN's Iowa day, which is June 14. What's on: Iowa @ Wisc 2012 MBB Wisc @ Iowa 2013 MBB Iowa @ Mich 2010 FB 1/2— marcmorehouse (@marcmorehouse) June 11, 2013
2/2 And Iowa @ LSU Cap One Bowl Iowa @ Mich St 2005 MBB Mich St @ Iowa 2007 FB. IMO, 2007 MSU is out of steam.— marcmorehouse (@marcmorehouse) June 11, 2013
INCOMING FRESHMAN NATE BAZATA GETS RECOGNIZED. Bazata, future defensive tackle at Iowa, earned the Omaha World-Herald's Nebraska Boy's Athlete of the Year Award. In addition to football, Bazata competed in track and wrestling. He played eight-man football in Nebraska and earned the Nebraska Shrine Bowl defensive MVP honors just last week.
KIRK FERENTZ WILL BE IN WATERLOO TO HONOR WAR VETERANS. At a $5 chili supper, Ferentz will be the guest speaker at an event to honor former Hawkeye Fred Becker and to help raise funds for a permanent sign for Post 138. We mentioned Fred Becker last year when we took a closer look at the 1919-21 Hawkeyes. Becker played at Iowa in 1916 and is the Hawks first All-American in football. After one season he joined the United States' effort in World War I and was killed in action. Post 138 hopes the event and funds will help bring new members, particularly veterans of the Iraq war.
GERRY DINARDO TALKS IOWA VERBAL COMMITS. Via his Twitter account:
2014 B1G Recruiting #Hawkeyes Commit CJ Hilliard RB 5'10" 185 RB Good HS RB very good rec out of backfield Other B1G offer IU rated 3 star— Gerry DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) June 11, 2013
2014 B1G Recruiting #Hawkeyes Commit O Truitt 5'10"180 CB Top speed outstanding ath that plays O/D shows all kinds of skills 2 b college CB— Gerry DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) June 11, 2013
2014 B1G Recruiting #Hawkeyes Commit L LeGrand 6'5" 260 OL Under rated @ 3* Very good motor,feet,perfect fit 4 Iowa OL schemes gr8 take— Gerry DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) June 11, 2013
2014 B1G Recruiting #Hawkeyes Commit R Pierschbacher 6'5" 270 Gr8 motor/sustain,has gr8 feet,can run 1of best in B1G 2014 class Gr8 get STAR— Gerry DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) June 11, 2013
LISA BLUDER LOSES AN ASSISTANT. Iowa women's basketball assistant Shannon Gage is leaving Iowa for Oklahoma State. No idea as to why or if it's a bump up or lateral move as the link is not very informative (sorry).
IOWA FOOTBALL LADIE'S ACADEMY RAISED A LOT OF MONEY FOR THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. $230,523 dollars to be exact. That brings the total for the annual event to $717,523 in the three years Iowa's hosted the event. Here is a full recap from a guest at the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
- Chad Greenway needs arthroscopic knee surgery
- Bo Porter still loves the Hawks
- Micah Hyde getting some work in Packer practice
- Maybe the secret to Iowa State's success on the football field
- Iowa football keeps APR course steady
- Iowa lands Ohio RB for 2014 class
- Golden Nugget odds do not favor Iowa
- Fiedorowicz and Weisman Earn Spots on CFPA Watch List
- Stealing from Steele: The Hawkeyes Sessions
- Jim Delany's quiet contract extension