It was party time Saturday morning in Bloomington, where the hometown Indiana Hoosiers played host to the Iowa Hawkeyes in a Big Ten game. Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin was in attendace for the Hawkeyes' 18-13 victory, and you can view his gallery by clicking here.
Penn State's Joe Paterno has won 397 games, but only two of the victories have come against Iowa's Kirk Ferentz, who is 8-2 against the coaching legend after the Hawkeyes' 24-3 victory on Saturday night. This T-shirt, on display in a downtown Iowa City bookstore, was one of the hottest-selling items leading to Saturday's homecoming game.
Big weekend in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes crushed something called Eastern Illinois, 37-7 on Saturday, but the big news came Friday night when 7,384 fans put their right hand in, their right hand out and set a Guinness World Record for most people doing the Hokey Pokey.
Update: This post now has the longer video of the accident. As Mike Hlas of the Cedar Rapids Gazette writes, "I think Iowa has already had a winning season with Josh Koeppel surviving this without serious injury."
Iowa offensive lineman Josh Koeppel is a lucky man. The senior was driving what police termed a small motorcycle Monday morning when a Ford F150 pickup turned in front of him on a busy Iowa City intersection. The resulting accident was witnessed by police, who were pulling up to the intersection as the event unfolded.
The video, behind passed around on Iowa message boards, is believed to have been shot from the dashboard of the police vehicle.
Iowa is one of only four states that does not require motorcycle drivers or their passengers to wear helmets, and Koeppel was not wearing one.
Koeppel amazingly escaped serious injury, but had "scrapes, bruises, significant soreness" according to coach Kirk Ferentz. He is not expected to play in Saturday's opener against Eastern Illinois.