THE HAWKS WILL HEAD TO TAMPA. Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta and head football coach Kirk Ferentz talked about Iowa accepting an invitation to the Outback Bowl. Ferentz joked that it was nice spending the Holidays at home with the family last year but he'd rather be working. They'll have plenty of work to do to prepare for #15 LSU. The Tigers are a touchdown favorite over the Hawkeyes. For Ferentz and company, they've been there before.
Iowa Invited to 2014 Outback Bowl - 12.8.13 - Press Conference (via Iowa Hawkeyes)
IOWA AND LSU FACED OFF ONCE IN FLORIDA. We all remember how that Capital One Bowl ended. The Outback, in Tampa, is new for LSU. They'll also be without quarterback Zach Mettenberger and Anthony Jennings will make his starting quarterback debut.
JAMES MORRIS REPRESENTS. Anthony Barr, of UCLA, wins the Lott Trophy.
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IOWA FOOTBALL HELD THEIR BANQUET. Several awards were handed out. Anthony Hitchens and Brandon Scherff were named MVPs. There were also team leader awards, next man-in awards and others. Marc Morehouse has them all here.
KINDA SHORT TODAY. I'm still getting back on that horse after vacation. Here's plenty of...
- Iowa shows off three of the four rivalry trophies
- Anthony Hitchens arrived late to the sport of football
- Big Four Classic: What we learned
- Iowa's transition sparks offensive output
- Iowa-Fairleigh Dickinson preview capsule
- Harris: Not much sizzle in this Outback steak
- No. 23 Hawkeyes play final tune-up before visiting Iowa State on Friday
- Tampa Bay gets a good bowl draw
- Hawkeyes deserves bowl matchup with No. 16 LSU
- How the coaches voted in USA Today poll