Sorry, folks. I've been on vacation.
Just When We Thought They Were Out... Fifteen months after being dismissed from the program - and ten months after receiving deferred judgments on possession charges - James Cleveland and Arvell Nelson are back on the police blotter:
Arrest warrants have been issued for two former University of Iowa football players who were arrested on drug charges in 2008.
According to court records, former Hawkeyes Arvell Nelson and James Cleveland did not appear for their formal in-court probation review, scheduled for June 2. Nelson and Cleveland were arrested in February 2008 after UI Department of Public Safety found Cleveland in possession of prescription drugs and Nelson in possession of marijuana in their Hillcrest Residence Hall hotel rooms.Nelson and Cleveland have not completed terms of their probation, including paying fines, performing community service, undergoing a substance abuse evaluation and treatment and providing a clean urine sample.
Randy Peterson (who JHC once described as "Skeletor returned from Phoenix") put together a list of the top 64 Iowa Hawkeye football players of all time. Somehow, he left off Drew Tate, which is completely inexcusable. It is so inexcusable, in fact, that we wonder if he's pulling a Dinehart, and that makes us feel a little creepy for giving him a link.
Rittenberg keeps coming up with new ways to package the same stories. With his Big Ten top 30 complete, he ran a "fresh faces" series, then started a "hope and concern" series. All of these have been simple restatements of the obvious (really, losing Shonn Greene could be a problem?) Hi Adam. Welcome to June.
Tim Brewster Tweet o' the Day Tim is unusually excited about having his best player get drafted:
I'm not even going to attempt to determine why Brewster is congratulating erectile dysfunction.
Miscellany The Chronotope projects Big Ten basketball players, and does not like much about Iowa. SBN Florida State blog Tomahawk Nation becomes the latest blog to spend the summer breaking down zone blocking. Wait, B.J. Mullens is going pro? And this is just close enough that it might be true.