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Iowa hoping to find offensive consistency in 2018

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa’s offense was as inconsistent as any in the country last season, capable of hanging 55 points on Ohio State one week and getting shut out by Wisconsin the next. A more reliable attack could help vault the Hawkeyes back atop the Big Ten West in 2018. That’s certainly the hope at Iowa, which will bring ...

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Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce dies at 87

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Earle Bruce stepped into his dream job, football coach at Ohio State, under most challenging circumstances, replacing the program’s revered longtime leader after a fall from grace. Bruce embraced the task of following Woody Hayes, and went on to have his own Hall of Fame career. He never did quite match Hayes’ record or status at Ohio ...

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Football and academics: tough balancing act at some schools

NEW YORK (AP) Football is complicated. Life is more so. The charge for universities is to prepare students for whatever comes after they graduate. At least that is the mission statement. At places such as Northwestern and Stanford, it certainly rings true. When those students are football players, the challenges are exacerbated. Balancing classroom obligations with the demands of big-time ...

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Under wraps: Browns GM Dorsey keeping draft plans private

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns general manager John Dorsey is old-school cool, from his wardrobe to keeping his plans for the upcoming NFL draft private. He’s not tipping his hand. “You know,” Dorsey said, “a man once told me: Don’t show all your cards at once.” Dorsey kept things close to the vest — or in his case, a white-and-orange ...

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UNI sets series with Idaho State, Weber State

(STATS) – Long before the Big Sky/MVFC Challenge Series was created, Northern Iowa embraced the concept with its nonconference scheduling. Thus, it wasn’t surprising Wednesday when the Missouri Valley Football Conference power announced home-and-home agreements with Big Sky members Idaho State and Weber State in 2019 and ’20. Idaho State will play in the UNI-Dome on Sept. 21, 2019, before ...

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