The topic of expansion is always a fun discussion point in the world of college football, whether we are referring to conference expansion or College Football Playoff expansion. But today we are extending a warm welcome to two brand new members of the USA TODAY Sports Media Group’s college wires network. Allow us to introduce you to Cornhuskers Wire and Hawkeyes Wire, your new go-to resources for all things related to Nebraska and Iowa, respectively.
Cornhuskers Wire is led by editor Evan Bredeson and will deliver some of the best commentary you will find on the Huskers. Like Penn State, Nebraska coverage will largely be focused on the football program, and Nebraska is entering yet another potentially pivotal season under head coach Scott Frost. A late surge on the recruiting trail and some key additions in the transfer portal are shaping up for a pretty interesting spring in Lincoln as Nebraska looks to return to bowl contention, if not Big Ten West Division contention.
Hawkeyes Wire has gotten off to a busy start as it arrives on the scene just as Iowa is making a deep run in the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament. And given the passion for Iowa football, we can all expect some terrific content to come with the site’s ongoing coverage of the Hawkeyes football program as well.
Penn State has some history with both Nebraska and Iowa, of course. Penn State and Nebraska played some classic games in decades past, but it is the game they didn’t get to play in the 1994 season that leads to one of the best “what if” debates among Penn State and Nebraska fans. The Penn State-Iowa series has gone on a bit of a seesaw battle of winning streaks being exchanged. Iowa currently owns a two-game winning streak on the football field against Penn State, and Nebraska won the most recent meeting with the Nittany Lions as…