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A visit to the 9/11 Memorial in New York City left a big impact on the Iowa football team.

Iowa touched during 9/11 Memorial visit; who wins the Pinstripe Bowl?

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A moment of observance

Iowa visited the 9/11 memorial on Christmas Day. Marc Morehouse of the Cedar Rapids Gazette describes in great detail what the experience was like for a group of players who were extremely young on Sept.11, 2001. Some Hawkeyes were in kindergarten. Others weren’t even in school yet. Regardless, the visit made a big impact on the team.

Secret Santa

Even the Iowa football team takes part in the holiday tradition. Chad Leistikow of the Des Moines Register has all the details, including which player received a $70 fishing pole.

Who wins?

Land of 10 breaks down the Wednesday Pinstripe Bowl against Boston College with three keys and predictions. The good news is this sets up as Iowa’s best shot at winning its first bowl since 2010 since, well, 2010.

Know your opponent

Jim Reid certainly does. The Boston College defensive coordinator is the former Iowa linebackers coach. Morehouse and Reid discussed the Hawkeyes. His scouting report of center James Daniels is spot on.


Sharp dressed man

No one on the Iowa men’s basketball staff dresses as well as assistant coach Sherman Dillard. Jeremiah Davis of the Cedar Rapids Gazette profiles Dillard here. Come for the fashion talk, stay for the one-liners. Players remember him for as much for those as for his bow ties.

Owning the edge

With left tackle Alaric Jackson (violation of team rules) out for the Pinstripe Bowl, the Hawkeyes are switching up the offensive line. Mark Emmert of the Des Moines Register had guard Keegan Render go over what Tristan Wirfs, switching from right to left tackle, should expect. Here’s a hint: nothing that different.

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