The University of Iowa’s acclaimed Writers’ Workshop is associated with some of the biggest names in modern literature. Philip Roth, John Cheever and Robert Penn Warren served as faculty members here. And Pulitzer Prize winner and legendary African-American author James Alan McPherson, who’s been part of the faculty for decades, is practically an Iowa City institution in his own right. Beyond its role in helping up-and-coming American literary talent elevate their craft, the Writers’ Workshop broke geographical and artistic boundaries with Iowa’s International Writing Program (IWP), a retreat for talented wordsmiths from around the world. What started out as an offshoot of
The Big Ten loves its trophy games, and the conference's newest one - an unofficial one, at that - received its share of attention this weekend.
It hasn't been pretty every week for Michigan State or Ohio State, but the two programs keep winning. And now, after a couple weeks of Ohio State and Michigan atop my Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, the Spartans are back at No. 2.
Former Ohio State defensive lineman Cam Heyward doesn’t care about the money. He just wants to honor his late father and support the fight against cancer. For the second consecutive week, the NFL is expected to fine Heyward for putting “Iron Head,” his father’s nickname, on his eye black. Heyward was fined $5,700 for wearing the message on his eye black on Monday night, and today’s second offense figures to result in a fine of more than $11,000. Heyward’s father, Craig, who played 11 NFL seasons, died in 2006 after a battle with cancer. Like the first fine, this won’t
It wouldn’t be hyperbole for one to argue that No. 12 Michigan’s improbable last-second loss to No. 4 Michigan State is the most heartbreaking defeat in college football history. [ MORE: Best of Week 7 | Week 7 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Latest polls | Week 7 picks revisited | Week 7 top performers | What our expert learned | Dienhart: The Mitten State rivalry is back | Twitter: Former Spartans react to winning play | Read Jim Hackett’s letter to fans | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Photo: Braxton Miller jersey mix-up | Big Ten standings | Big Ten
Four Big Ten teams are ranked in the latest AP and Coaches polls, released Sunday, headlined by No. 1 Ohio State. [ MORE: Best of Week 7 | Week 7 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Latest polls | Week 7 picks revisited | Week 7 top performers | What our expert learned | Dienhart: The Mitten State rivalry is back | Twitter: Former Spartans react to winning play | Read Jim Hackett’s letter to fans | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Photo: Braxton Miller jersey mix-up | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] The Buckeyes, No. 1 for the
Crazy enough for you? Michigan State stuns Michigan in an ending you’ll never see again, and Rutgers roars back from 25 points down to crush Indiana’s spirit. What did I learn from those results, and others? Check it out inside!
Deep breath … exhale. OK, let’s begin taking a look at one of the crazier Big Ten Saturdays we have seen in years.
It's Sunday, and that means it's time for Gerry DiNardo's weekly Sunday Ruminations. Get the BTN analyst's 140-character thoughts on every Big Ten team that played Saturday inside.
Seventy-three seconds. That's how long a rally lasted during the Nebraska-Illinois women's volleyball match Saturday night.