Schwartz: It Pays to be in the Big Ten
Syracuse hired a new athletic director last week. Please don’t stop reading. I promise I’ll bring this around to Iowa. The Orange hired alum John Wildhack. This is more than a feel-good story of an alum coming back to lead his alma mater. It’s a cutthroat maneuver by Syracuse that plays the odds in today’s…
Schwartz: The NCAA Gets Desperate
The NCAA faces many challenges, but its greatest – the continuing debate over whether and how to pay athletes – refuses to go away. This past week the NCAA asked the Supreme Court of the United States to hear what’s become known as “The O’Bannon Case.” This was the case originally filed in 2009 by…
Schwartz: The Future is Here for Hawkeye Women’s Hoops
The Iowa women’s basketball team fell off of its consistent run as Big Ten title contender in 2015-16. Despite its inability to challenge for the crown, the Hawkeyes featured a youthful nucleus that bodes well for the future, writes HN Columnist Dave Schwartz.