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Former Iowa defensive lineman Mike Daniels is heading to his first Pro Bowl.

Mike Daniels waltzes into Pro Bowl; Iowa gets sympathetic ear on refs problem

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Alternate no more

Former Iowa and current Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Mike Daniels is heading to the Pro Bowl. Here is the story from Charean Williams of Pro Football talk. This is Daniels’ first trip to the Pro Bowl after being named an alternate each of the last three seasons. He replaces Aaron Donald.

Breaking down the officials

A Big Ten official told Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery he was “disturbed” game officials missed an elbow to the head of forward Cordell Pemsl on Sunday at Maryland. McCaffery, who was ejected after the play, talked about the conversation while meeting with reporters on Tuesday.

Numbers game

How many playmakers is Iowa football returning in 2018? Land of 10 tackles the question here.

Walk the line

Iowa Western linebackers Nick Anderson and Colton Dinsdale watched walk-on wide receiver Nick Easley earn a starting spot in his first year at Iowa. With the duo set to join the Hawkeyes, they want to emulate Easley’s path to playing time.

Never too early for rankings

Land of 10 revealed its first Big Ten football power rankings for 2018. Where do the Hawkeyes land? Not that far from where they ended last season.

Far from no mas

There isn’t much good news in an 0-5 start to Big Ten play, but the players are still showing effort on the Iowa men’s basketball team. As long as that’s the case, there is potential for improvement.

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