Thursday, June 10, 2010

Conference Expansion is Meaningless

Because the world is going to end in 2012...

That's Frankie, aka flank99, my new favorite YouTuber.
Seriously, though... Frankie and Kige Ramsey need to hook up soon for a YouTube update. That would be mind blowing.

Also, California is under an earthquake warning:

The Oil Spill is bad:

But the Oil Spill was bad but so was the plane crash and Saddam:

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

MEN'S BB: 2010 Prime Time League (PTL) Draft Results

FIRST 8 PICKS IN THE 2010 PTL DRAFT (Courtesy of Pat H)

  1. Brennan Cougill (Iowa)
  2. Matt Gatens (Iowa)
  3. Cully Payne (Iowa)
  4. Eric May (Iowa)
  5. Jake Koch (UNI)
  6. Ali Farokhmanesh (former UNI)
  7. Darryl Moore (former Iowa)
  8. Melsahn Basabe (Iowa recruit)

I'll put up an update when the full release is put out.

Good for Cougs to get that first pick overall. The Iowa Hawkeyes took the first 4 spots, and 5 of the first 8 will be on this year's roster.


UPDATE: Full rosters from Hawkcentral:

Iowa City Ready Mix

Brennan Cougill, Iowa; Duez Henderson, ex-Iowa; Anthony James, UNI; Devyn Marble, Iowa; Brennan Swayzer, ex-Kirkwood; Rodney Jackson, ex-Kirkwood; Reed McManigal, ex-Iowa; Ray Vasser, ex-Kirkwood; Michael Hadley, European pro; Stephen McCarty, Iowa recruit.

Jill Armstrong/Lepic Kroeger Realtors

Matt Gatens, Iowa; Andrew Brommer, Iowa; Matt Morrison, UNI; Aliou Kieta, ex-Drake; Tyler Lange, UNU; Jaron Nash, Tyler CC; Alex Kramer, Upper Iowa; Lorenzo Rice, ex-Luther College; Brandon Stubbs, Iowa; Chris Aastad, ex-Mankato State.

McCurry’s/Mike Gatens Real Estate

Cully Payne, Iowa; Kyle Schlaak, ex-Winona State; Adam Rodenberg, UNI; Jordan Stoermer, Iowa; Jarrod Uthoff, Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Clavic Anderson, ex-Iowa; Nathan Bass, UNI; Eric Washpun, Kirkwood; Austin Marshall, Mount Pleasant; Nate Meints, Kirkwood.

L.L. Pelling

Eric May, Iowa; Marc Sonnen, UNI; Dain Swetalla, Spanish pro; Zach McCabe, Iowa; Austin Pehl, UNI; Jake Hughes, Upper Iowa; Max Martino, UNI; Khirey Floyd, Iowa; Darius Stokes, Iowa; Kurt Bearinger, Upper Iowa.


Jake Koch, UNI; Melsohn Basabe, Iowa; Matt Lesan, Upper Iowa; Malcolm Moore, Tyler JC; Jason Price, ex-Iowa; Riley Carnson, ex-Cornell College; Tayler Bontrager, Kirkwood; Mark LaFrenz, Upper Iowa; Andrew Murphy, Iowa; Sam Elsin, Upper Iowa.

Vinton Merchants

Ali Farokhmanesh, ex-UNI; Darryl Moore, ex-Iowa; Devon Archie, Iowa; Chip Rank, UNIl Isaac Gardner, Truman State; Keith Steffeck, ex-Upper Iowa; Alex Novak, Minnesota State; Dailos Hodges, ex-Wayne State; Tucker Wentzien, Upper Iowa; Mike Sampson, ex-Bettendorf.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

MEN'S BB: Hawkeyes release non-conference schedule released

Courtesy of Morehouse, here's the schedule:

  • Nov. 7 — University of Illinois-Springfield (exhibition)
  • Nov. 14 — South Dakota State
  • Nov. 16 — Louisiana-Monroe
  • Nov. 19-22 — Paradise Jam, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Nov. 26 — Southern Illinois-Edwardsville
  • Nov. 30 — at Wake Forest (ACC-Big Ten Challenge)
  • Dec. 4 — Idaho State
  • Dec. 7 — Northern Iowa
  • Dec. 10 — Iowa State
  • Dec. 18 — at Drake
  • Dec. 21 — Louisiana Tech
  • Dec. 27-31 — Big Ten opener TBD
SOS isn't going to be helpful come Selection Sunday... but seriously, this schedule was needed for Fran's inaugural season. Hopefully Iowa can pick up some wins early on.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

FOOTBALL: Jewel Hampton and Jordan Bernstine Arrested
(Photos from

Word is there was a fight at Vito's, Jewel was involved, cops were called by the staff, Jewel was arrested, Jordan interfered in the arrest and was cited for pub. intox.

Rittenberg has a story up.

Marc Morehouse gives us some more information via his Twitter:
  • Hampton was arrested for public intox and presence on property, basically the new IC bar law which started June 1. Pub intox for Bernstine.
  • Through UI sports information director Phil Haddy, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said he wouldn't comment until he had more details.
  • Both were transported to the Johnson County Jail, Campbell said, and were in custody.
  • Bernstine, aka Jordan Morris, "hampered" the Hampton arrest, according to Campbell. Blew a .129 post arrest. Hampton's BAC was .091.
  • Hampton was involved in several physical problems inside the bar, the IC Police report states.
  • Bernstine "wasn't constructive" during Hampton's arrest and that's what led to his arrest, according IC police Lt. Bill Campell.
The following is a statement from Iowa Football Coach Kirk Ferentz:
“I am aware of the incident involving Jordan Bernstine and Jewel Hampton Friday evening and at this time I am in the process of gathering all the facts concerning the incident. Until I have all the facts, I’ll have no further comment and the incident will be handled internally.”

Personally, I don't see much missed time for these guys. Jordan is of-age, it's the start of summer on a Friday night, nothing wrong with going out and having a couple brews... however, he was in a tight battle for the starting CB spot, so he might take a backseat for awhile, though. Jewel looks to maybe have a tougher road back, under-age and out at the bars after 10 PM (new I.C. rule on June 1st), along with the fighting. He could find himself at 3rd string come this fall. Iowa is pretty stacked at running back, so a couple games without Jewel won't hurt the Hawkeyes that much either.

By "handing it internally", I see that as the punishment likely won't be too severe.

OT: Fried Egg Sloppy Joe (The Spank)

I just made this up today. I don't know if any has tried this before or not, but I am fairly confident this is an original idea by me. Google agrees that no one else has tried this. I'm claiming it because Google never lies.

Fried Egg Sloppy Joe

It was awesome.

I think I am going to officially call it, "The Spank"