Iowa fans aren’t thrilled with Pinstripe Bowl; Josh Jackson, Josey Jewell land All-America portraits
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Time to smile
Linebacker Josey Jewell and cornerback Josh Jackson need to prepare for their portraits. By being named to The Associated Press and Football Writers Association of American All-America first teams, the duo earned consensus All-American status, ensuring their portraits will hang in the Hansen Center. Marc Morehouse of the Cedar Rapids Gazette explains what the All-American designation means at Iowa.
A lack of New York fever
How are ticket sales going in Iowa for the Dec. 27 Pinstripe Bowl? Slow, especially when you remove the tickets already allocated for university staffers, their families and players. It’s the latest sign that New York City likely wasn’t the best bowl destination to send the Hawkeyes to play in.
No passing on bowl
Could Iowa have turned down the Pinstripe Bowl invitation? Not really, because it’s a Big Ten-affiliated bowl. Land of 10 explains why the Hawkeyes had to accept the invitation.
Needs over wants
The Hawkeyes are in the home stretch of filling out its Class of 2018. Land of 10 broke down the biggest positions of need for Iowa in advance of the Dec. 20-22 early signing period.
Show me your award
Iowa commits Tyrone Tracey Jr. and Samson Evans were named the Gatorade Football Player of the Year in their respective states on Monday. For the running back Tracey Jr., it’s Indiana. For the 3-star athlete Evans, it’s Illinois. They can compare trophies, awards and honors they have received when they arrive on campus in the summer.
All the Iowa women’s basketball team needed to do to make it into The Associated Press Top 25 was win 10 of its first 11 games. Matthew Bain of the Des Moines Register discusses the Hawkeyes sliding in at No. 25 in the latest poll.
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