Now we can see this on network television
Check Your Local Listings. Hot on the heels of news that Iowa's home opener (now just 95 days away!) will kickoff at 11:00 CDT comes Friday's television announcements. First, the somewhat surprising: Iowa-ISU, now scheduled to start at 2:30 CDT on September 11, will be aired regionally on ABC and elsewhere on ESPN2. That game had been aired on the likes of Versus, Big Ten Network, and Fox Sports Net in the past few years; expectations for Iowa, last year's relative success for Iowa State, and a weak slate of games in week two likely get the credit. Also, Iowa's game in the desert with Arizona previously announced as a 9:30 CDT kick on September 18 will be shown on ESPN.
Yeah, but Will He Make the Junior Goodwill Games? Iowa freshman phenom and NCAA wrestling champion at 125 pounds Matt McDonough qualified for the Junior World Championships with a victory over Gopher recruit Nick Dardanes at last week's Junior World Qualifiers in Colorado Springs. McDonough will wrestle at 132 pounds at the Junior Worlds, set to be held this July in Hungary.
SQUEEZE PLAYZ: Fresh off its victory over Iowa in the Big Ten baseball tournament, Minnesota draws (gulp) Cal State Fullerton in the NCAA regional. In future news, Minnesota has been bounced from the NCAA tournament. Speaking of Gophers, former Brewster recruit/Minnesota fetish object Sam Maresh, who missed out on pretty much his entire Gopher career after being diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, has apparently failed out at Minnesota and will transfer to a community college. Our friends at Eleven Warriors pen the definitive case for a cold-weather bowl game. Doc Saturday profiles Arizona quarterback Nick Foles. And, for those of you in the legal field or simply interested in the business of professional sports, Smart Football's writeup of the Supreme Court's decision in the NFL/American Needle case is pure antitrust law porn.