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The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

Lucas Oil Stadium is shown in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Thursday, July 22. The Big Ten switched locations from Chicago, Illinois, to Indianapolis this year.

Over 2,000 UI students to receive Big Ten Championship football tickets

Kate Perez, News Reporter December 1, 2021

University of Iowa student Griffin Brown is anxiously awaiting Saturday night’s Iowa-Michigan Big Ten Championship football game. The second-year is one of over 2,000 UI students who secured tickets...

Iowa linebacker Jack Campbell carries the ball to the end zone after an interception during a football game between No. 17 Iowa and Illinois at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. Campbell had on interception on the day for 32 yards. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 33-23 at the last home game of the season.

Hawkeye, Wolverine offense look to limit turnovers in Big Ten Championship Game

Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor November 30, 2021

The Big Ten Championship Game between Iowa and Michigan on Saturday will be a game of turnovers. Or, perhaps a lack of them. When Hawkeye and Wolverine players met with reporters on Monday afternoon,...

Iowa kicker Caleb Shudak kicks an extra point during a football game between No. 16 Iowa and Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Shudak went 4-4 in field goal attempts with a long of 51 yards. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers 28-21.

Iowa football notebook | Special teams a strength for both Hawkeyes, Wolverines

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 30, 2021

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz was pleased to recognize kicker Caleb Shudak as the reigning Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week during his press conference on Tuesday. An award snub, though, was...

Michigan running back Hassan Haskins (25) scores a touchdown against Ohio State during the second half at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. 2021-11-27-michigan haskins

Defending Michigan rushing attack a focus for Iowa ahead of Big Ten Championship

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 29, 2021

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh had plenty of messages to sort through in the hours following the Wolverines' win over Ohio State, but a text from a Hall of Fame head coach stood out above them all. “I...

Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras celebrates before a football game between No. 17 Iowa and Illinois at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Spencer Petras listed as Iowa’s starting quarterback ahead of Big Ten Championship Game

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 29, 2021

Spencer Petras is listed as Iowa’s starting quarterback on the two-deep depth chart issued by the Hawkeyes on Monday afternoon ahead of Saturday's Big Ten Championship Game against Michigan. Alex...

Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh speaks during Day 1 of the 2021 Big Ten Media Days at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on July 22.

‘It’s an old-school approach’: Ferentz praises Michigan for sticking with Harbaugh

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 28, 2021

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz was celebrating a belated Thanksgiving at his Iowa City home on Saturday, a day after Iowa's comeback win over Nebraska, with the Minnesota-Wisconsin game playing on the...

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz applauds the Military Hero of the Game during a football game between No. 17 Iowa and Illinois at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 33-23 at the last home game of the season.

Opinion | Iowa winning the Big Ten West seemed impossible, but here we are

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 28, 2021

Iowa football players posed for pictures with the Big Ten West Division trophy and proudly paraded to postgame interviews in “Big Ten West Division Champions” T-shirts minutes after their comeback...

Iowa running back Tyler Goodson finds running room during a football game between No. 16 Iowa and Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Goodson’s longest carry went for 55 yards. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers 28-21.

How the West was won: Iowa football wins Big Ten West outright

Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor November 28, 2021

Iowa football is heading to the Big Ten Championship Game. And for the Hawkeyes, it was a winding road to get there. “Certainly, it’s been a special season for us and this is a really special...

Iowa fans celebrate Iowa’s win after a football game between No. 16 Iowa and Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers 28-21.

Michigan opens as 10.5-point favorite over Iowa in Big Ten Championship Game

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 28, 2021

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz joked during a press conference on Sunday that the Hawkeyes always seem to be the heavy underdogs whenever they play in big games. The Big Ten Championship Game is no different. The...

Lucas Oil Stadium is seen in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Thursday, July 22, 2021.  (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

Where to watch the Iowa-Michigan Big Ten Championship football game

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 28, 2021

Indianapolis, here come the Hawkeyes. The Iowa football team clinched the Big Ten West division outright with the combination of beating Nebraska on Friday and Minnesota beating Wisconsin on Saturday....

The Iowa Hawkeyes take the field during a football game between No. 16 Iowa and Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers 28-21.

Twitter reactions to Minnesota’s upset of Wisconsin, Iowa clinching Big Ten West

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 27, 2021

The Iowa football team is headed to the Big Ten Championship Game. Or, as Iowa running back Tyler Goodson said, "To Da Ship We Go." After Minnesota upset Wisconsin on Saturday night, Iowa clinched...