FRAN MCCAFFERY UPDATES AARON WHITE'S STATUS. Well, kinda. Yesterday morning, on the weekly coaches' teleconference, McCaffery said senior Aaron White is sore and still day-to-day with his "stinger" injury. Fran said White's status will be re-evaluated again on Wednesday of this week. White is still "doubtful" for Iowa's game against Wisconsin on Saturday to steal a Fantasy Football term.
WHILE WHITE IS DOUBTFUL, DAN DAKICH IS PROBABLE. ESPN will send the colorful commentator to Iowa City again this Saturday to cover Wisconsin at Iowa. Dakich managed to make himself part of a story last week when he called out Iowa's Adam Woodbury for "eye poking" during Iowa's game at Wisconsin. Dakich called Woodbury's act of a "coward" and McCaffery took to his radio show to respond. It's an interesting sidebar story, for sure.
THE HAWKEYE WOMEN TOOK ON THEIR ARCH NEMESIS. In a battle of two ranked Big Ten teams and a battle for second place in the league. What a game.
Lisa Bluder's squad was down the entire game and found a way to battle back and take the lead with under 30 seconds to go. Nebraska would go up one with a jump shot with four seconds left but Bluder went to the drawing board and designed a beautiful hook and ladder type play to get a great layup look for Whitney Jennings. She was fouled and made one of two to force overtime. Iowa pulled away in OT to get their first win in nine tries over the Huskers winning 78-72. Iowa is alone in second in the league and has Northwestern next and then Sunday's showdown with first place Maryland.
TO THE HIGHLIGHTS. It was Iowa Athletics' most exciting game of the year.
AIN'T NUTHIN BUT A AIRBHG PARTY, PARTY, PARTY. Not one but two Hawkeye running backs were cited last Saturday night for a disorderly house. Jonathan Parker and Akrum Wadley are the Kid' N Play hosting House Parties on this Hawkeye squad. Running stairs instead of game suspensions is the likely punishment for this offense,
SO, LIKE, THERE'S THIS THING CALLED SIGNING DAY. No, not an early signing period (which may be a reality sooner rather than later). I'm talking about National College Football Signing Day. It's quickly approaching.
After KF's strange press conference just the other week, I commented that this could be the biggest period for awhile for KF and staff. It appears they are attacking it full on and things could get exciting around Iowa Football this week and next.
The early reports appear to be favorable from Iowa's Junior Day and big recruiting weekend regarding Iowa's new facilities. Iowa's new recruiting coordinator, Seth Wallace, landed his second commit from Wisconsin for the 2016 class. More on that later.
CARL DAVIS MAY HAVE MOVED HIMSELF UP DRAFT CHARTS. Could Iowa have two first round draft picks in the 2015 NFL Draft? Carl Davis was honored with the practice player of the week at the Senior Bowl. He boosted his draft stock according to NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock.
Sure, he practiced well, but what about the game? One blog thinks he was the best player on the field. Projections have Davis anywhere from late first round to second round in the upcoming draft.
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