For some of us, we think it should become a national holiday — the opening weekend of college football is here.
The first game this weekend is #21 UCF hosting UCONN at 6.
Iowa receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette says added strength and weight will help him this season. The native of Newark, New Jersey caught 18 passes for the Hawkeyes a year ago, including a pair of touchdowns.
Smith-Marsette says he has more confidence after a roller coaster freshman campaign.
Iowa opens the season at home on Saturday against Northern Illinois and junior Nate Stanley begins his second season as the Hawkeyes’ starting quarterback.
The Hawks will be without both starting tackles on Saturday but Stanley is confident Mark Kallenberger, Dalton Ferguson and Levi Paulsen will get the job done.
Listen to Iowa and the Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday at 2:30. The Hawkeye pregame show starts 1:30 on 95.1 The Bull.
Second year head coach Matt Campbell is preparing for the home, season openner against South Dakota State on Saturday night.
Iowa State quarterback Kyle Kempt will have some new targets to throw to on Saturday night when the Cyclones open at home against South Dakota State.
Kempt hopes the Cyclones will develop an identity sooner this season.
Senior corner D’Andre Payne says the Cyclones have high hopes heading into the season.
South Dakota State also has an experienced quarterback in senior Taryn Christion. The Sioux Falls native is a dual threat and set a school record with 35 touchdown passes in 2017.
You can hear Iowa State on 95.9 KCHA with Cyclone pregame show a 5 and kickoff from Jack Trice Stadium is at 7.The Iowa Hawkeyes are preparing for Northern Illinois on Saturday
The Iowa State Cyclone volleyball team upset 17th-ranked Northern Iowa last night in straight sets. Jess Schaben led the Cyclone effort with 14 kills and nine digs. Elanor Holtahus collected 12 kills and a .435 hitting percentage. ISU had 9 blocks and hit .306 as a team.
TONIGHT’S VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE
0-3 Nashua Plainfield hosts Mason City Newman.
The undefeated Osage Green Devils host St. Ansgar at 7 tonight.
North Butler faces Central Springs.
North Fayette Valley begins their season tonight hosting West Central.
Tomorrow’s score sheets will preview all area football match ups including a conversation with Charles City Head Football Coach Darren Bohlen.