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Are choke holds now allowed in the Big Ten? Is this part of the NCAA sanctions . . . they limit our scholarships AND the number of flags that can be thrown against our opponents?
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|I don't know about you, but I'm scared!|
|Staying Classy in Iowa City . . .|
The first few rows of stands at Kinnick Stadium practically sit atop the visiting team's bench, making it easy for fans to share their thoughts with players. Credit the Iowa group: They were still jawing in the fourth quarter, even when their team trailed 38-7.Apparently McGloin informed the cops that fans were throwing things at the team. Makes you kind of wish Zwinak hadn't pulled a Michael Vick while fumbling into the end zone for a touch back. But even 45-14 isn't enough for the childish Sandusky slurs.
"Hey McGloin," one guy yelled. "You going to call the cops on me again?"
Throwing towels, and jabs about Jerry Sandusky, continued long after the Penn State offense had lapped Iowa in a 24-0 first half designed, in part, to quiet the 70,585 in attendance. Cornerback Stephon Morris called the environment 'hostile" in a sporting way, though he did hear Sandusky's name quite a bit.
"Typical drunk fans," Morris said. "But it was fun, especially at the end."
|I didn't know corn could do that!|
|Iowa has a football team???|
|Need a Blue and White verision of this!|
|(*) CRapp = Cedar Rapids (Iowa) App.|
Ohio State refuted that claim in a statement: “The manager found out about the incident. The manager called the Fickells. Just like they did not place a call to complain, they also did not ask that anyone be fired. All they did was order pizza.”So who do you believe?
Part of coach Bill O'Brien's coaching philosophy is to have a family orientated program. O'Brien sometimes allows coaches' children and spouses to attend practice, and he tries to make the team have a family friendly feel to it.
Becky McWorther, or Mamma Hog as she is affectionately known to the offensive linemen, is one of the wives that loves being around the players.
McWorther said on a conference call Wednesday that his wife even hugs every linemen after practice, no matter how sweaty or smelly they are.
Mamma Hog has a Friday ritual where she cooks up what McWorther described as hot treats for the linemen for them to have before the next day's game.
The ingredients in those treats remain a mystery, however.
"There are some things that she cooks up, and there are special ingredients in those things that allow them to play at a high level," McWorther joked on a conference call Wednesday. "I would really have to kill you if I told you what was in them, it is that secret."
In addition to cooking the treats for her hogs, Mamma Hog also prepares a speech for the players that tells them what the food will allow them to do the following day's game.
|Northwestern . . .of Cincinnati?|
|Lake the Post|
At Northwestern University, it refers to old tradition of dragging the field goal posts from the football field to Lake Michigan in order to dump them. This happened in the period of time when NU had one of the worst football teams in the nation, and laking the posts was done during the occasional victory or notable defeat.
|Ross Went to Northwestern. Rachel went . . . elsewhere.|
|Julia Louis-Dreyfus learned to dance|
. . . at Northwestern!
|Jerry Springer went to Northwestern|
. . . and he's still smiling!
Bad break: On third-and-goal in the first quarter, Nebraska’s defense stopped Montee Ball one foot shy of the end zone. Bret Bielema sent his kicking team on to the field. But officials interrupted action to review the third-down play. That allowed Bielema to re-think his fourth-down strategy. Officials confirmed the call and Ball scored on fourth down. If officials don’t review the call, Wisconsin settles for three points.And, if Ficken were kicken, there might be no points! But I digress.
Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi said Ohio State doctored the game film it was required to send to MSU before Saturday's game.It's good to see that Urban Meyer is taking the high road at THE Ohio State U. Oh, wait. It's not his fault!
Narduzzi told the Detroit Free Press that Ohio State cut off pre-snap motions and shifts before plays on film of its four games prior to Saturday's 17-16 OSU win at Spartan Stadium.
"We had tape cut off all week, where they changed the tape, I'm not going to lie to you," Narduzzi said outside the MSU locker room. "They send you tape and they've got it all cut off, and you don't get to see shifts or motions or anything else."
Big Ten teams are required to provide game film to each other before they play, with footage shot by their respective video staffs. Narduzzi said MSU contacted Ohio State's non-league opponents and got film from them.
"I don't know anything about that," Meyer said after his news conference. "I don't handle the video. What are they saying?"Apparently NCAA and Big Ten head coaches are responsible for former employees and investigating crimes, but are not responsible for the operations of their actual football teams.
Asked if he was concerned about a Big Ten inquiry, Meyer said: "There is no video issue here."No cover-up here. You didn't see anything. The penguins (and the buckeyes) are psychotic. Or Gene Smith made them an offer they couldn't refuse.
Narduzzi indicated that MSU complained to the Big Ten, but MSU associate athletics director John Lewandowski said MSU athletics director Mark Hollis and Ohio State athletics director Gene Smith settled the issue between them, with no Big Ten involvement.