While our men’s basketball team isn’t seeing the results we’d like so far this year, it’s worth noting their female counterparts are off to FIERY hot start, going 8-1 so far while earning 26 votes in the AP Poll this week.
Iowa’s success can be widely attributed to junior forward Megan Gustafson, who’s been named the Big Ten player of the week for the past four weeks.
Megan Gustafson of @IowaWBB is the #B1GWBBall Player of the Week after averaging 26.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg and 1.5 bpg with a .742 FG% last week, including a career-high 34 pts (on 15-18 FG) last Wednesday against Florida State pic.twitter.com/BU24cFkVLZ— B1G Women's Hoops (@B1Gwbball) December 4, 2017
Gustafson’s herculean effort against the Seminoles wasn’t enough to get her team the win against then-No. 13 FSU, but the Hawkeyes rebounded against Samford Sunday afternoon in a 80-59 win. Gustafson had 18 points and 11 rebounds in the win, cementing a reason why she’s been named to the Naismith Trophy watch list.
Our very own Megan Gustafson has been named to the Naismith Trophy Watch List | https://t.co/QElGycfzTX— Iowa Women's BBall (@IowaWBB) November 30, 2017
Congrats, @GustafsonMeg10! #Hawkeyes #FightForIowa pic.twitter.com/eooYt8fJt3
We look forward to watching Gustafson and Bluder’s Bunch continue to dominate on the hardwood. Their next game is Wednesday against a 3-4 Iowa State team.
No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn, or whatever
In case you hadn’t heard, Iowa is going to the Pinstripe Bowl! That game is played somewhere in New York. Wherever the Yankees play.
It’s kind of funny. Iowa fans are pretty apathetic towards this bowl (perhaps rightfully so) while Boston College fans are excited about the matchup (also perhaps rightfully so). It’s just a tale of two fanbases I guess.
Furthermore, the Mothership gives the Pinstripe Bowl a “try to watch” rating!
So I guess Saquon Barkley isn’t winning the Heisman
I remember when his odds were 5:4.
Heisman finalists going to New York:— The All-American (@TheAthleticCFB) December 5, 2017
There Will Be Pettiness:
Even though Michigan and Michigan State don’t play each-other for almost a calendar year, Mark Dantonio and Jim Harbaugh have still found a way to jab each-other.
Dantonio on Michigan being chosen ahead of Michigan State for the Outback Bowl: “The records are what they are. I’ll just continue to focus on beating Michigan.”— Graham Couch (@Graham_Couch) December 3, 2017
Saw Coach D comments on continuing to "focus" on how "he" can beat Michigan. Congrats on turning around a 3-9 team, plagued with off field issues. Good for BIG to have him back.— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) December 4, 2017
Can’t we be glad Kirk Ferentz doesn’t know what Twitter is?
- I know this is older, but Deadspin had a really great piece on former Iowa trackster Diane Nukuri.
- There will be a familiar face on Scott Frost’s staff at Nebraska:
Meet Erik Chinander, #Nebraska's new defensive coordinator. 2016 Broyles Award nominee. pic.twitter.com/OZwx85oYzC— Joe Quinn (@JoeESPN590) December 4, 2017
Chinander was on Frost’s staff this past season, also as d-coordinator. He played offensive line for Iowa as a walk-on from 1998-2002.
- Here’s the rest of Frost’s staff:
Here are the salary numbers on the seven new assistant coaches announced by Nebraska today. #Huskers pic.twitter.com/u3CDWdS1is— Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) December 4, 2017
- Do you have 30 minutes to read about sandwiches? Of course you do.
- What do ESPN’s layoffs really mean?