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PREGAME SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 IOWA VS. INDIANA MEMORIAL STADIUM

Family NICK AND MATT EASLEY HAVE BEEN BY EACH OTHER’S SIDE THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES. NOW, MATT EASLEY IS THERE SUPPORTING HIS BROTHER AS HE LIVES OUT HIS DREAM.


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Margaret Kipsert/The Daily Iowan Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard launches himself into the end zone during the Iowa-Indiana game in Memorial Stadium in Bloomington on Nov. 7, 2015. The Hawkeyes remained undefeated after beating the Hoosiers, 35-27.

On Nov. 7, 2015, Iowa kept its hopes for an undefeated regular season alive when it hung on to beat Indiana, 35-27, in Bloomington. Akrum Wadley started things off with a 65-yard touchdown run in the game’s opening minute, but Indiana battled back, going up, 17-14, at one point in the second quarter. Two C.J. Beathard touchdowns (including this score on the ground) eventually led to a Hawkeye victory. Both Indiana and Iowa enjoyed run-heavy outings, as they combined for 461 rushing yards. The Hawkeyes moved to 9-0 after the victory.

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The Big Ten has teams scattered throughout the NCAA ranks from No. 3 to No. 129. Sorry, Nebraska. ANNA KAYSER

BIG TEN SCHEDULE Iowa (-5.5) vs. Indiana 11 a.m. | ESPN2

I can’t say that Indiana is good, but I’m also not absolutely certain it’s bad, either. If Nate Stanley can throw the ball the way he did against Minnesota, Iowa will be fine. Probably.

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1) Ohio State (6-0):

I’d say something about wanting Urban Meyer to get hit by a bus, but Twitter would suspend my account … again.

2) Penn State (4-1):

The most uncomfortable feeling was cheering for Penn State against Ohio State, but it had to be done.

3) Michigan (5-1):

Big Blue has scored 40-plus points in four of its six games.

4) Wisconsin (4-1):

For the No. 15 team, it should have beaten Nebraska by A LOT more than 17 points.

5) Iowa (4-1):

Nate Stanley has been dangerous since he remembered how to complete passes.

8) Michigan State (3-2):

This season has to really hurt for Spartan fans.

Rutgers vs. Maryland (-25.5) 11 a.m. | BTN

9) Indiana (4-2):

Rutgers and Nebraska should just play each other every week until the end of the season. That’s the only way either of their fanbases will be able to get excited for a game.

10) Minnesota (3-2):

Minnesota vs. No. 3 Ohio State (-29.5)

11) Purdue (2-3):

Ohio State is going to make Minnesota look like a joke. I just hope for Zack Annexstad’s sake that the Buckeye defense lets its offense do all the work.

12) Illinois (3-2):

Nebraska vs. Northwestern (-4)

According to The Music Man, Indiana does not house Paris, New York, or Rome.

It’s almost been a week, and I bet Zack Annexstad is still sore from being demolished by Iowa’s defense.

I can’t tell you why Purdue annoys me so much, but it was nice not having to hear about it last weekend.

11 a.m. | FS1

It blows my mind that Illinois has three wins right now.

11 a.m. | ABC

13) Rutgers (1-5):

I’ve been doing a lot of contemplating about why teams aren’t clever enough to come up with a different logo from an “M.”

I’ve never seen a more disappointing “black out” in my entire life than Rutgers’ against Illinois last weekend.

Will Nebraska win a game this season? Will Northwestern win out in the Big Ten after beating Michigan State? The answer to both of these questions begins with the same letter as both of these teams.

7) Northwestern (2-3):

14) Nebraska (0-5):

Michigan State vs. No. 8 Penn State (-13.5)

6) Maryland (3-2):

Northwestern beat Michigan State AND Purdue, so this is logical, but I feel like I’m still going to get yelled at for putting the Wildcats this high.

I don’t exactly know why or how, but I feel very bad for Scott Frost.

2:30 p.m. | BTN

After losing to Northwestern and being kicked out of the top 25, I wouldn’t be surprised if Michigan State fans gave up on this season. At least they probably won’t be going into this game with much hope.

Bennett Skowronek, Northwestern wide recevier

Purdue (-10.5) vs. Illinois 2:30 p.m. | FS1

Illinois will revisit its win column when it plays Nebraska later this season, but for now, it’ll be a struggle for the Illini. It’s a shame they can’t constantly play Rutgers and Nebraska.

No. 15 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Michigan (-9.5) 6:30 p.m. | ABC

Penn State against Ohio State involved two teams potentially playing to represent their conference in the College Football Playoffs. I’m not sure what Wisconsin and Michigan are playing for, but it’ll be entertaining either way.

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Wide receiver Nick Easley runs off the field during a game against Purdue on Nov. 18, 2017. The Boilermakers defeated the Hawkeyes, 24-15.

Field of brotherly love Nick and Matt Easley have always been there for each other. Now, Matt Easley is there supporting his brother as he lives out his dream. BY PETE RUDEN peter-ruden@uiowa.edu

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hen Nick Easley was in sixth grade, he enjoyed his first big victory. In a wrestling match with his ninth-grade brother, Easley came out on top for the first time. Allegedly. Matt Easley, the older brother, said that it wasn’t until he went off to college — where he was a placekicker at Northern Iowa — Nick Easley Nick became stronger than he was. Eventually, Nick Easley found ways to pick up consistent victories, one-upping his brother in nearly every competition they could find. Matt Easley eventually got revenge

on his Big Ten football-playing brother, however, beating him in a basketball game of P.I.G. during the summer — one of his rare wins over his more athletic brother. “Whatever we do, he probably wins about 90 percent of the time, but it’s still fun,” the elder Easley said. No matter the case, one thing is certain: The Easley brothers’ relationship goes far deeper than childhood wrestling matches and grown-up games of P.I.G. The support they have for each other is unwavering. It grew when they both went off to play college football, but it started long before the younger Easley achieved his dream of becoming a Hawkeye wide receiver.

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ick Easley is Iowa’s top returning receiver. After catching 51 passes for 530 yards and 4

touchdowns in his début season with the Hawkeyes in 2017, he has been a fundamental force and consistent leader for Iowa in his final season. And he has had his brother by his side through it all. In the first two games, Nick Easley battled injuries and only managed 1 catch for 15 yards, but the Northern Iowa game was different. When the Hawkeyes took on the Panthers on Sept. 15, Matt Easley didn’t wear the purple and gold of his former squad. Despite tailgating with fellow former Panther specialists, Matt Easley wore his brother’s blackout jersey from Iowa’s 5524 upset of Ohio State in 2017. Nick Easley responded to the support by catching a career-high 10 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown in a 38-14 beatdown of his brother’s former team.

That his brother would put aside his previous allegiance to support him means a lot to the younger Easley. “It’s pretty cool,” he said. “He played there, so obviously, he has pride in that. Obviously, he wants them to win, but I think on [Sept. 15] he was 100 percent for me. That was pretty cool to see that even though I was playing against his alma mater, his former school, he was still all in for the Hawks.” The support Nick Easley now receives in bulk was reciprocated a long time before he even stepped foot on the campus of Iowa Western, where he played before he received a walk-on offer from Iowa. Nick Easley could always be found in games with his older brother and his friends. The challenge of playing with those older, bigger, and stronger than him forced him to be aggressive.


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“[Matt] would always get mad at me because I was always trying to compete in everything we did,” Nick Easley said. “If it was just getting in the back door, I would race him to it or something stupid. But I think that’s definitely where I learned to get my competitive edge from.” Matt Easley was a good high-school kicker at Newton before packing his bags for Cedar Falls. A self-driven individual, he researched opportunities to attend camps and improve his game without being prompted. After his father agreed to drive him to the camps, the Easleys hit the road. Sometimes, they let the families of campers step on the field, so Nick Easley tried his hand at kicking. And he was good. “The difference between us was that I was a pretty good high-school kicker and he was a pretty good high-school kicker, but he was also an amazing athlete, and I was not,” Matt Easley said. “He actually had a ridiculously strong leg, and for a long time, we thought that his college football path would be as a kicker.” Instead, Nick Easley has become the top wide receiver on a program known for turning lightly recruited players into NFL prospects. And his family is behind him all the way. While John Easley and Alison Lemke, Matt and Nick’s parents, didn’t pressure them to pursue camps, they played a big role. John Easley said his sons are self-directed, but that didn’t stop him from being an important part of their development. He shagged kicks and threw routes, but Nick Easley took control of his own game from an early age. When Nick Easley was in fourth grade, he started asking his dad to throw him passes every night, John Easley said. The duo had about nine routes at short, medium, and long distances they ran through, and Nick kept track of how many he caught and how many he dropped. For every pass he didn’t secure, Nick Easley forced himself to run a sprint across that family’s yard — around 100 yards. “I’m like, ‘Nick, you don’t have to do that,’ ” John Easley said. “He’s like, ‘I have to catch every ball, I can catch every ball, so I got to do this …’ That’s to me the indicator that he was destined to do some-

thing great.” att Easley’s days as a college football player are over, but his days at Northern Iowa aren’t. After concluding his playing career and graduating with a bachelor’s degree, the older Easley elected to go to speech-language pathology graduate school at his alma mater. He’s now in his last year — just as Nick Easley is in his college-playing career — anticipating graduation in May 2019. Although his schedule certainly keeps him busy, Matt Easley still finds the time to show his support for his brother, only missing one game of Nick’s Hawkeye career — Iowa’s 17-10 loss to Michigan State in East Lansing in 2017. To make it work, Matt Easley has made his schedule flexible. He has class from the morning until the late afternoon on Fridays but doesn’t have school on Mondays, allowing for ample travel time. Matt Easley provides a good resource for his only brother, having gone through the ups and downs of Division-1 college Matt Easley/Contributed football before. He knows what the trainNick Easley (left) poses with his brother Matt (right) after a football game. ing sessions are like, how programs are run, and how much work it takes. Now, with Nick Easley being at the top of his game, Matt Easley has taken on the role of brother and key member of a support system, as opposed to just being a fan. “There’s really nothing more I wanted for him when he went to junior college and started playing really well than to find the best situation for him at the next level of college football,” Matt Easley said. “As lightly recruited as he was even for being so good his sophomore year, I just remember feeling a lot of anxiety for him about finding the right situation.” Through it all, Matt Easley has put aside his past to support Nick Easley. “It says that he loves his little brother in the end,” John Easley said. “He was able to put his support for Nick ahead of his own old team or even his own ego. Some people have asked if Matt was jealous of Nick’s success, and I was like, ‘No. I don’t think there’s a single ounce of jealousy.’ A, they do different things on the football field, but B, Nick has just focused and worked so hard for this that Matt just knows that Matt Easley/Contributed it means everything to Nick to have this (From left to right) Matt Easley, John Easley, Nick Easley, and Alison Lemke pose for a photo after an Iowa game. success.”

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ONE ON ONE WITH AMANI HOOKER Daily Iowan Pregame Editor Adam Hensley caught up with safety Amani Hooker and asked some of life’s most intriguing questions. The Daily Iowan: It’s October, so what’s your favorite scary movie? Amani Hooker: The Conjuring. I don’t like demons or nothing like that, but I like it’s scary. DI: What’s your best Halloween costume? Hooker: I was a bumblebee when I was like 3 or 4 years old. I was pretty cute. DI: As far as music goes, who do you listen to the most? Hooker: Drake, Gunna, Lil Baby, and then Chris Brown, and probably Trey Songz. DI: What’s the best tradition in college sports? Hooker: I think it’s The Wave. I don’t think there’s a better tradition, if I’m being honest. DI: When you go home on breaks, what’s the best home-cooked meal you can eat? Hooker: The chicken and rice my mom makes. It’s real good. DI: Does she use a secret ingredient or anything like that? Hooker: I mean, I think. I

don’t know it, but she knows it — everyone likes it. DI: What’s the best vacation spot if you’ve got time off? Hooker: My bed. My bed at home, back at my mom and dad’s house. DI: If you have to hitch a ride with someone, who’s the worst driver on the team? Hooker: Devonte Young. He’s kind of reckless. He’s from Maryland, so I don’t think they know how to drive over there. DI: If you weren’t playing football, what sport would you play? Hooker: I’d play basketball. DI: What position? Hooker: Point guard. DI: Do you have a certain team you watch in the NBA? Hooker: No. But if I played with LeBron, that would be pretty cool. DI: What do you think of his move to the Lakers? Hooker: I think it’s a good move. I think he’s going to be a good fit there.


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Iowa at Indiana

IOWA The last time Indiana had 9 wins, Lyndon B. Johnson was president.

IOWA Hawkeyes win the game, but Indiana wins the wing competition.

IOWA Indiana is irrelevant, hopefully.

IOWA Hoosier daddy.

IOWA Hoosier means country bumpkin.

IOWA Hoosiers? More like Poosiers, amirite?

IOWA Two (of many) fanbases that don’t want Alford to be their coach.

GEORGIA Kirby Smart, intellectual pink video game character or college football coach?

GEORGIA Bulldogs are coming all the way Fromm Athens for a win.

LSU I’m not going to bet against a Tiger.

LSU Because the coin I flipped said so.

GEORGIA “Who sells Dr. Pepper while Kirby Smart is coaching?” -@fauxpelini

GEORGIA I’m not gonna put too much effort into this one. SEC fans won’t be able to read it anyway.

GEORGIA Let’s just fast-forward to Georgia-Alabama.

PENN STATE I’d pay good money to watch James Franklin fight that fan from the Ohio State game.

PENN STATE There won’t be a Trace of victory for the Spartans.

PENN STATE Newsflash: Michigan State isn’t good.

PENN STATE The Lions will Nit up a win against the most overrated team in the Big Ten.

MICHIGAN STATE The Michigan State mascot hit on me at Big Ten media days.

PENN STATE L.J. Scott has more driving violations than Michigan State has wins.

PENN STATE Surprisingly, neither is the Big Ten’s most embarrassing team this year.

MICHIGAN I’m a khaki-and-crewneck type of guy. Big mood.

WISCONSIN Wisconsin gave us Culver’s, so it deserves this.

WISCONSIN Jonathan Taylor. That’s it.

MICHIGAN Even Chryst won’t be able to protect Alex Hornibrook from the Michigan D.

WISCONSIN Not a big khakis girl.

WISCONSIN They should’ve built the Big House out of cardboard because Michigan looks better on paper.

MICHIGAN Wolverines practice avoiding punted balls to guarantee win.

NORTHWESTERN Scott Frost reminds me of Conor McGregor: red hair, big talker, winless in 2018.

NORTHWESTERN Lol, Nebraska.

NORTHWESTERN It’s a bad year to be a Nebraska fan.

NORTHWESTERN At least Scott Frost has his team playing consistently.

NORTHWESTERN Forecast doesn’t call for any Frost in Evanston this weekend.

NORTHWESTERN

NORTHWESTERN Can I get a refund on my “Frost Warning” shirt?

No. 2 Georgia at No. 13 LSU Michigan State at No. 8 Penn State No. 15 Wisconsin at No. 12 Michigan Nebraska at Northwestern

FACT: In 1892, Nebraska’s mascot was the Bugeaters. Someone forgot to tell their fans they changed it to the Huskers.

Reacting to Brandon Smith’s circus catch In the third quarter of Iowa’s 48-31 victory over border-rival Minnesota, the Hawkeyes faced a third-and-3 at the Gopher 45-yard line. Hawkeye quarterback Nate Stanley took a snap in the shotgun and, with a defender charging his way, lobbed a pass down the sidelines to receiver Brandon Smith. Smith had a step on his defender, but Stanley’s pass was a little short. Smith adjusted, leaping and stretching his arms behind Minnesota’s Terell Shorts to secure a circus catch and leave fans speechless. Smith’s catch not only made the “SportCenter” Top 10 plays, it gained the recognition of his teammates and coaches.

Kirk Ferentz, head coach

Nate Stanley, quarterback

“I haven’t seen him do in practice, either, so it was really good. That was a really hard play. It was a great play. That to me is like, OK, now we’re starting to go somewhere.”

“Anytime there’s a 50-50 ball, a lot of the times he comes down with it or he makes a really great play on the ball. He’s always got a shot to make those plays.”

Nick Easley, wide receiver “I was going crazy, yelling because he got a flag. I didn’t even see he caught it at first because I was on the other side of the field. I just saw the dude all over him. Then I saw he caught it... he jumped over the dude.”


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