How Iowa receives Music City bowl invite; Josey Jewell, the Big Ten’s top defender

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Turning dreams into reality

Iowa fans want to head to the Music City Bowl. What must happen for the Hawkeyes to head to Nashville? Land of 10 answers the question.

Jewell is the man

The Big Ten named linebacker Josey Jewell the Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday. Mike Hlas of the Cedar Rapids Gazette explains why Jewell deserved the honor.

So is Jackson

Cornerback Josh Jackson took home the Big Ten Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year honor. Jackson was the favorite to claim the honor.

An Iowa apprentice

Iowa commits Jeff Jenkins and Samson Evans didn’t just win consecutive Illinois state championships at Prairie Ridge High School. Those title campaigns showed the two are ready for what comes next with the Hawkeyes. Here is the Land of 10 story.

Head of the class

The Hawkeyes appear to be the early front-runner for junior college linebacker Will Honas. Matthew Bain of the Des Moines Register has the details. Honas will take his official visit on Dec. 8.

Bowl benefits

Who is helped the most with Iowa’s additional bowl practices? Land of 10 identifies the players who will see the most improvement because of it.

Adjustment time?

It is time to lower expectations for the Iowa men’s basketball team? Chad Leistikow answers the question and explains why the Hawkeyes are entering a crucial three-game stretch.

Crystal ball

The 2017 season isn’t over just yet, but it’s not stopping Rob Howe of, who projects what the lineup will look like in August 2018.

Make room in the trophy case

Former Iowa wrestler Bill Zadick is the Olympic Coach of the Year. Cody Goodwin of the Des Moines Register has all the information on the banner year of the American national freestyle coach.

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