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Some Iowa fans find Kirk Ferentz polarizing despite five top-10 finishes, national accolades.

Why is Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz polarizing?; Akrum Wadley’s deep bond with his daughter

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Daddy time

The one person running back Akrum Wadley first thought of when he learned Iowa was playing in the Pinstripe Bowl was his daughter Ava. It meant she could watch him play. Land of 10 wrote about their relationship, what it’s like being a parent half a country away for months at a time and why this game matters so much to Wadley.

What is the deal?

Some fans love Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz for his five top-10 finishes. Some fans don’t like him because the big winning seasons don’t happen often enough. Why is Ferentz so polarizing? Land of 10 delved into the issue.

Injury report

Boston College defensive end Harold Landry is out for the Pinstripe Bowl. This is very good news for Iowa and left tackle Tristan Wirfs, who is making his first start at the position. Landry is one of the best pass rushers in the country. He recorded 16 1/2 sacks this season.

Walking out on a high note?

How important is a bowl win? Is too much made of it at Iowa? The Hawkeyes last won a bowl game in 2010. Marc Morehouse of the Cedar Rapids Gazette tries to answer those big-picture questions.

The breakdown

Will Iowa win? Morehouse breaks down the contest and explains why he predicts the Hawkeyes to win.

Ringing in the day

Iowa and Boston College players and coaches took part in a ceremonial bell ringing to open the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Linebacker Josey Jewell and guard Sean Welsh describe what the once-in-a-lifetime moment was like.

New York, New York

Most Iowa fans weren’t pleased with the Pinstripe Bowl selection. Some were, though, and Land of 10 caught up with them. They have one thing in common: They love the Big Apple and the bowl is an excuse to come.

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