Big Ten looking to restore image, successful ways in 2008-09

Originally Published: November 12, 2008
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

In June, Iowa's incoming freshmen had been in town for only about a week when flooding inundated much of Iowa City. Hawkeyes coach Lisa Bluder and her staff started calling the kids to tell them to go back home for a while, since the campus was closing as parts of it were going underwater.

"I was trying to get ahold of them, and nobody was answering," she said. "I thought, 'Where are they?' I found out they were all out sandbagging.

"I thought, 'Here they are for one week, ...

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