Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, October 15, 2012


Tired of the running back curse at Iowa? You know, the whole Angry-Iowa-Running-Back-Hating-God thing, affectionately known as AIRBHG? If you weren't prior to last week, you are now. Mark Weisman, the popular and highly successful walk-on running back, injured his right ankle last week and is not listed on the depth chart for Saturday's home game vs. Penn State.

[RELATED: Tom Dienhart on Weisman injury, Iowa backfield]

There's a way for Iowa fans to release their frustration stemming from the recurring backfield issues, and support a good cause in the process.

So, at noon ET Saturday, head on over to Backpocket Brewery in Coralville and unleash on the AIRBHG Piñata pictured above. Seriously. Swings are $1 a pop (bad choice of words when it comes to Iowa running backs, I know), with all proceeds going to Touchdowns for Kids.

The event is all part of's ?AIRBHGAPALOOZA.? Read more about it at

Whether you attend the event, don't forget to watch the Penn State-Iowa game at 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go.

Throughout the game, we'll provide live quarterly updates and post the latest video highlights on our Penn State at Iowa page. Bookmark that page now and come back when the game kicks off. web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men's basketball for He writes the popular uniform feature "Clothes Call," which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his latest work here. You can subscribe to Yarina's RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.