Mark Weisman


The TaxSlayer Bowl lasted 60 minutes, the prescribed amount of time for a football game. But for Iowa, it was over pretty quick.


Bowl season is upon us, and the Big Ten gets things going with a pair of games the day after Christmas, the first of (at least) 10 bowl games this season featuring Big Ten teams.


For the amount of flak the Big Ten received this season, there sure are a lot of Big Ten players up for college football's biggest awards.


Mark Weisman isn't the first name you come up with when you list off the Big Ten's great running backs.


It's pretty simple now for the Illini: Win out or go home.

And that might be referring to more than just the team's shot at bowl eligibility.