IOWA IS A 5.5 POINT FAVORITE TONIGHT. That spread, in part, is perhaps due to home court advantage for the unranked Hawkeyes. It could also be that #14 ranked Iowa State will be without second leading scorer Bryce Dejean-Jones. BDJ was cited for various things like noise and the "drug house" charge. Charges were later dropped and BDJ was guilty of no more than just being a real asshole of a neighbor. Cyclone coach Fred Hoiberg suspended Dejean-Jones for one game, tonight's.
FRAN MCCAFFERY SAID EXACTLY WHAT YOU THOUGHT'D HE SAY ABOUT THAT. It doesn't matter. McCaffery said, "Our preparation is going to be exactly the same no matter what."
IF YOU ARE HEADING TO THE GAME. Reminder that fans are encouraged to wear black for the black out.
BRANDON SCHERFF IS AN ALL-AMERICAN. Scherff was named 1st team all-American by USA Today and CBS Sports. He was also named to the Walter Camp first team last night too.
GARY BARTA AND KIRK FERENTZ SPOKE ABOUT SLAYING TAXES. I'll have some of the other links down below. here's some pictures from the bowl press conference.
Kirk Ferentz and Tennessee coach Butch Jones pose with the bowl trophy in Jacksonville. pic.twitter.com/ttIRPAC1LJ— The Iowa Hawkeyes (@TheIowaHawkeyes) December 11, 2014
THE TAXSLAYER IS A HOT TICKET. Okay, well, maybe not. But, it's really tough to tell the true number of Iowa fans that bought tickets from various sources on the secondary market.
Iowa has sold 2,500 tix of its Gator (err TaxSlayer) Bowl ticket allotment— Scott Dochterman (@ScottDochterman) December 11, 2014
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