Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Coach and One Week from Kick off of the NFL preseason

Today, August 1, 2010 is Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz's birthday. The Hawkeye coach, who is entering his 12Th season as head coach, turns 55 today.

The NFL kicks off the preseason in seven days. The Hall of Fame Game from Canton, Ohio will kickoff at 7 pm CT on NBC on August 8Th.

  • NFL Hall of Fame Game: Cincinnati vs. Dallas from Canton, Ohio
Look for 'If the Stars Align' to hit area Hy-Vees this week. The Gazette is offering an Iowa football season preview magazine this season. Hy-Vee stores and drug stores will carry it for $3.95.

It worked at Nebraska, will the stars align for Iowa ever? Dr. Tom Osborne stayed the course and hit paydirt late in his career. Hawkeye fans often dream of the opportunity be in the top spotlight. Of course, only ten FBS schools have ever won a BCS title. Nebraska's success under Osborne came before the BCS Championships kicked off during the 1998 season.

For the University of Iowa football program, the Hawkeyes have noticed their own trend in the Big Ten Conference. Over the past five seasons, one team is always on top, though they have shared two titles:

  • The Ohio State Buckeyes - going for their sixth straight Big Ten title in '10

A look ahead to Monday and Tuesday, August 2-3 and the Big Ten Kickoff ...

2010 Football Media Day - Big Ten Network
Tune in Monday at 11 a.m. ET for four hours of live coverage from Monday's media day and watch Saturday at 2 p.m. for our Big Ten Kickoff Special. ...

What to watch this week Big Ten to televise coaches' conferences ‎- Detroit Free Press
Big Ten football media days aren't just for media anymore, ...

2010 Big Ten media days primer - ESPN


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