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Take Two: Iowa Hawkeyes' win total in 2016 - Big Ten Blog- ESPN

When big sporting events approach, there is no shortage of prop bets to keep fans interested in the games within the games. How long will a rendition of our national anthem last? What is the over/under on the number of completions "Quarterback X" will make?

With that idea in mind, Brian Bennett and Jesse Temple share their opinions all week on the Big Ten blog about various over/under marks they've set in anticipation of the 2016 season. In today's Take Two, they look at the number of regular-season wins for the defending West Division champion Iowa Hawkeyes. The over/under is 8.5.


Hawkeye back anxious for his final run | Iowa Hawkeyes Football |

IOWA CITY — Time flies.

Ask LeShun Daniels.

Preparing for his senior season in the Iowa backfield, the Hawkeye running back said it seems like it was only yesterday that as a wide-eyed freshman from Warren, Ohio, he took a handoff from Jake Rudock and ran seven yards for a first down late in the first quarter of a win over Missouri State on a hot early September day in 2013.

“I remember the older guys saying it when I got here, but it has gone by so fast,’’ Daniels said. “That does make the time I have left that much more meaningful. I don’t want to take anything for granted.’’


The NFL reveals the three Chicago Bears games that will be on YouTube - Windy City Gridiron

A few weeks ago we brought you guys the news that the NFL plans to upload three games from each team on to YouTube in their entirety. Then we passed along the information on how to vote for the three Chicago Bears' games. Now the NFL has revealed which three games won the vote for each team.

From, "The full network broadcasts of all 96 games will be uploaded this August in conjunction with the start of the NFL preseason." To check out the full slate of games for the 32 teams, be sure to click on that link.

Here are the three Chicago Bears games that will appear on YouTube.

Super Bowl XX - Bears vs. Patriots (39% of the vote) Bears win their only Super Bowl.

2006 Week #6 - Bears vs. Cardinals (28%) Bears' comeback to win Monday Night Football thanks to great individual performances by Brian Urlacher and Devin Hester. Plus I think the Dennis Green news conference will be part of the upload.

1985 Week #11 - Bears vs. Cowboys (16%) Bears destroy the Cowboys, 44-0 and prove to the football world that they are serious contenders for the Super Bowl.


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Stop work order issued for Kinnick Stadium-style house in Iowa City | The Gazette

IOWA CITY — Work on a home designed to look like the Iowa Hawkeyes’ Kinnick Stadium cannot proceed after residents in the Iowa City neighborhood where the home would be built filed an appeal Wednesday with the city’s Board of Adjustments.

Residents in the Manville Heights neighborhood claim city officials made errors in approving the site plan and issuing a building permit to Frederic Reed Carlson, who proposes to build the Kinnick-style, single-family home at 101 Lusk Ave.


Fire Station 2 to welcome University Heights with open house

Fire Station #2To kick off the new working relationship between the community of University Heights and the Iowa City Fire Department (ICFD), the department is hosting an open house at Fire Station 2 at 301 Emerald Street on Saturday, July 2, 2016. Residents of University Heights and the surrounding area are invited to stop by between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a station tour, overview of firefighting equipment, public education materials, and a glass of lemonade.

Beginning July 1, 2016, ICFD will assume emergency response duties for the University Heights community. Those responsibilities were previously contracted with the City of Coralville.

For more information, contact Fire Chief John Grier at 319-356-5256 or

Road Construction - Melrose Court

Weather permitting, beginning on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Melrose Court will be closed to through traffic from Melrose Avenue to Brookland Park Drive.  The sidewalk along Melrose Court will also be closed.  This closure is necessary to facilitate a sanitary sewer repair in the area.  It is anticipated that Melrose Court will re-open to normal traffic by the end of the day on Monday, July 11th.

Motorists are to seek an alternate route during this time period.  As always, caution should be exercised when traveling in all construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit the City of Iowa City's website at