The University of Iowa is a groundbreaking institution. In 1855 — before the American Civil War — it enacted a policy of admitting male and female students on an equal basis, the first public university in the United States to do so.
The National Football Foundation released its ballot of candidates for the 2017 College Football Hall of Fame ballot.
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For the first time since 1984, the Big Ten will play nine conference games. Schools will play the other six teams in their division … and three from the opposite division. And, schedule strengths can vary a great deal based on which schools a team does not have to play from the other division.
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Week 5 brings us the first full-blow Saturday of all Big Ten games, as all 14 teams are in action headlined by a big intra-division tilt with Wisconsin at Michigan.
This week’s Jim Harbaugh-Nick Saban flareup leads our writer to ask one of his favorite questions: What about a college football commissioner? Also in today’s news digest: An assessment of the Iowa QB situation, an update from Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio on his junior class, and Nebraska’s Mike Riley make a fascinating move to educate his players on sexual assault.
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Jim Harbaugh responded to Nick Saban’s comments on satellite camps, via Twitter. See what the Wolverines’ coach had to say inside.
Michigan senior Sierra Romero has another award to add to her impressive resume: USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year.