You’ve probably heard by now that Josh Jackson and Josey Jewell have won approximately a metric fuckton of postseason awards by now, with the cherry on top coming yesterday when they were each named first team AP all-Americans.
Shortly afterward the news from the AP, Iowa’s JJ’s were named all-Americans by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). The designation from the FWAA is important because it helps players earn a coveted consensus all-American title.
FURTHERMORE, it was just announced minutes ago that Jewell and Jackson are named Sporting News all-Americans. That’s 4/5 to get
consensus unanimous AA status. The final nod will come from the American Football Coaches Association, which announces their team tomorrow.
Josh Jackson and Josey Jewell have been named Sporting News All-Americans. | https://t.co/FrWitFnHBK | #Hawkeyes pic.twitter.com/x504xyELUD— The Iowa Hawkeyes (@TheIowaHawkeyes) December 12, 2017
The news comes two days after Jewell was awarded the Lott IMPACT Trophy. So yeah. Iowa’s players are going gangbusters this offseason. They deserve better than 7-5.
While the Iowa football team has much to celebrate, the Iowa women’s basketball squad cracked the AP rankings, coming in at No. 25.
The #Hawkeyes have entered the AP Poll at No. 2⃣5⃣. #FightForIowa pic.twitter.com/V7fIEfUOWG— Iowa Women's BBall (@IowaWBB) December 11, 2017
Bluder’s Bunch is coming off a win against Iowa State in Ames, a place Iowa hasn’t won since 1989. Nineteen eighty-nine!
The Hawkeyes are still led by Megan Gustafson, who’s been named Big Ten player of the week for the past five weeks. She’s a legitimate contender for the Naismith Trophy if she keeps this up.
✋ -for-✋ @GustafsonMeg10 has been named to this week's Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll! #Hawkeyes #FightForIowa pic.twitter.com/KK8hkRDLj2— Iowa Women's BBall (@IowaWBB) December 11, 2017
In other hoops news, the Iowa men take on Drake this Saturday in Des Moines. Drake, despite being 5-4 on the year, took Minnesota to the wire in a 68-67 loss last night. The Bulldogs shot just under 40 percent from three. Let’s keep an eye on that for Saturday.
Some more news, as Iowa football’s Brandon Snyder was arrested for a DUI over the weekend. The arrest, ironically, took place near Kinnick Stadium at the intersection of Melrose and Hawkins.
It’s been awhile since we’ve seen an Iowa player get in serious trouble with the law. Since Snyder has no priors (that we’re aware of) I expect him to not travel to the bowl game. If this was midseason he’d probably miss a game, but by spring of 2018 everyone will forget about it, for better or worse. I would not be surprised if the punishment is greater than that, however.
- YO CHECK OUT IOWA’S TINY BOOK LIBRARY Y’ALL
The University of Iowa is cataloging 4,000 tiny literary jewels. Miniature books -- all measuring three inches or smaller -- are an intricate art form that dates back centuries, but don’t try to read the text without your glasses on.Posted by NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt on Sunday, December 10, 2017
- Iowa State’s Jacob Park is seeking a transfer from Iowa State, making him the smartest Iowa State enrollee.
- Iowa football commit Tyrone Tracy is Gatorade’s Indiana high school player of the year.
- Congratulations on somehow being the absolute worst thing on the internet, WRNL:
One has been playing linebacker his entire life. One has played linebacker for about 5 minutes. https://t.co/ah60QCpmMg— Wide Right & Natty Lite (@WideRtNattyLt) December 11, 2017
One player had more tackles, pass breakups, interceptions and forced fumbles than the other despite playing one fewer game. But the other player threw 4 passes, so he’s definitely better.
- There’s a really good wrestler in Minnesota named after Dan Gable.
Apple Valley's Gable Steveson poised for another monster wrestling season -- plus our wrestling preview https://t.co/FVKocZNgrf pic.twitter.com/bTDTUqvlmg— Star Tribune Sports (@StribSports) December 12, 2017
(that link doesn’t work I don’t know why, maybe it will be fixed by the time you’re reading this)
- Nobody wants to go to the Bowl Game, probably due to the weather and the fact New York is full of New Yorkers.
- Here are the terms of Greg Schiano’s rescinded contract with Tennessee. He might be owed some money!
- The best TV episodes of 2017.
- The fallout of sportswriting’s filthiest fuck-up.