Lowe may not transfer after all

Less than a week ago it was reported that Willie Lowe had asked to be released from his scholarship at Iowa. The way the original Joe Shad story made it sound was that Lowe was unhappy at Iowa after his bout with rhabdo.

Turns out, that's not really the case. Lowe's uncle told Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register, that Lowe is still considering staying at Iowa and that he doesn't "have any ill will about Iowa at all." Basically Lowe is still feeling the effects from the rhabdo and wants to take the year off so he's leaving his options open.

Iowa spring game/open practice this weekend

Just a reminder, the Iowa spring game is this Saturday. The early forecast is not too good...chance of rain and a high of only 49. Still, it's the first opportunity to see the 2011 version of the team. I'll be there.

When: April 16, 2011 - 12:00 pm
Where: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA

If you can't make to Kinnick or want to avoid the potentially dreary weather, the Big Ten Networking will be streaming the practice online. I believe you have to pay to watch, but it may be worth subscribing for the year if you like to watch other Iowa sports beyond football.

Schedules for 2013 and 2014

The Big Ten announced the future football schedules for 2013 and 2014 this past week. Iowa's schedules sees Ohio State and Wisconsin rotate back on while Indiana and Penn State rotate off (not a very fair trade in terms of competitiveness if you ask me...but should make for some good games). Illinois is still off of the schedule which will make it a total of 6 years without the teams meeting (unless it happens in the B1G title game).

The conference schedule has an expanded timeline with games beginning in September and ending after Thanksgiving. There are 2 bye weeks built in. Iowa actually has its conference opener at Wisconsin sandwiched between two open Saturdays. The good news with the byes though, is that both years Iowa has a bye before playing Ohio State.

One last interesting bit from the future schedules is that the Iowa-Nebraska game is scheduled for Saturdays both years. I would guess that these games will be moved to Black Friday like they are doing this year and next.

08/31/2013 Northern Illinois
09/07/2013 Missouri State
09/14/2013 at Iowa State
09/21/2013 Western Michigan
09/28/2013 at Minnesota
10/05/2013 Michigan State
10/12/2013 open
10/19/2013 at Ohio State
10/26/2013 Northwestern
11/02/2013 Wisconsin
11/09/2013 at Purdue
11/16/2013 open
11/23/2013 Michigan
11/30/2013 at Nebraska

08/30/2014 Northern Iowa
09/06/2014 Ball State
09/13/2014 Iowa State
09/20/2014 at Pittsburgh
09/27/2014 open
10/04/2014 at Wisconsin
10/11/2014 open
10/18/2014 Ohio State
10/25/2014 Purdue
11/01/2014 at Michigan
11/08/2014 at Northwestern
11/15/2014 Minnesota
11/22/2014 at Michigan State
11/29/2014 Nebraska

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