If You Could Only Have 1 Hawkeye Sport in '20-21

Discussion in 'Football' started by RobHowe, May 20, 2020.


Only one Hawkeye sport can be played in '20-21. Who ya got?

  1. Iowa Football

  2. Iowa Basketball

  3. Iowa Wrestling

  1. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    I heard this question asked on the Hawk Central Podcast last week. With the unknown status of college sports next season, which one would you choose if only one could be contested?
  2. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    I voted for basketball. I'm assuming Luka is back and it could be a historic season. I might vote wrestling second. That would be a return to the top. I think football might be a year away. Maybe not.
  3. okeefe4prez

    okeefe4prez Well-Known Member

    No doubt. I love football, but this hoops team has potential for a historic season.
  4. NorthKCHawk

    NorthKCHawk Well-Known Member

    No brainer. KF is going to win 8-10 games this year and it will be a nice season with a nice bowl. Fran has a chance to do something we have not seen in a couple generations at Iowa.
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  5. pootspot

    pootspot Well-Known Member

    I vote Yes
  6. Ian Pike Hammer

    Ian Pike Hammer Well-Known Member

    Men's basketball, 100%!
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  7. okeefe4prez

    okeefe4prez Well-Known Member

    Our loss to a 14 seed in the opening round was less than a generation ago.
  8. SpiderRico

    SpiderRico Well-Known Member

    Even with a potential historic season in basketball a possibility, there's been too much scar tissue built up over the last several years for me regarding the program's performance over an entire season.

    For me, there's nothing like football Saturdays. Couple that with a 1st year QB (which always seem to thrive), loaded skill position talent, and an awesome schedule (which KF teams seem to rise to the occasion for), I'll take football every day of the week and twice on Sundays.
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  9. Hawknigh

    Hawknigh Well-Known Member

    Football is what I most want to watch.
    Basketball could have a very special season.
    Wrestling got robbed of a national title and deserves another opportunity.

    Thus, I vote Wrestling.
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  10. Healzya

    Healzya Well-Known Member

    I picked basketball. In their current states, the basketball team is a lot more exciting to watch.
  11. kicker22

    kicker22 Well-Known Member

    I agree 100%. No shot at basketball whatsoever, but for me football is #1 in terms of college sports. Everything else is a distant second. I just don't see any other collegiate event/tradition that gets my blood flowing then watching the Swarm come out of the tunnel on game day.
  12. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    What an impossible question.
  13. Xerxes

    Xerxes Well-Known Member

    Easy question for me. Football.

    The basketball team would have to do something it hasn't ever proven it can do under Fran, particularly in the postseason. Play sound defense needed to make a run in the NCAA tournament. They haven't even shown they can play good enough D to make a run in the B1G tournament.

    The football team has proven they can play the kind of defense to win their division. And now it looks like Iowa may even have some pieces on offense that will make opposing DC actually pay attention. And if Iowa wins their division with 1 loss or less they have a shot at making the playoff.
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  14. okeefe4prez

    okeefe4prez Well-Known Member

    Do you live in a jurisdiction where marihuana is legal?
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  15. Xerxes

    Xerxes Well-Known Member

    If Iowa goes to the B1G championship game with 1 loss, they would be 1 win away on the final weekend of the college football season from having a strong case for a playoff spot.

    1 loss B1G champions are always going to get serious consideration, regardless of the season.

    In 2020, a 1 loss Iowa team would be a lock for the playoff. Their schedule is brutal.
  16. LGEND24

    LGEND24 Well-Known Member

    I voted for basketball. I like football a little bit more, but I would rather see just how special of a season Luka can lead us to.
  17. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    I went with women's rowing.
  18. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    Naaaahhhh.....men's hoops. Ingredients are in place for a memorable season.
  19. okeefe4prez

    okeefe4prez Well-Known Member

    Iowa could not win the conference title game, and even if we did, our luck would be as follows:

    regular season 11-1, loss to OSU.

    Michigan beats OSU on fluke play by 1 point, goes to B1G title game at 10-2 or something lame.

    We beat Michigan and improve to 12-1. Then, the Committee meets and puts OSU into the title game. Same shit happened to PSU back in the day. The ONLY way Iowa ever makes it to the dance is to go undefeated. And in a year with road games at OSU and PSU plus the de facto road game in Indy which would presumably be against OSU, it just ain't happening. Hence, my question about marihuana.
  20. proudhawkfan21

    proudhawkfan21 Well-Known Member

    I went football..football is life :)