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Video: Reporter gaffes, asks Kirk Ferentz about opening day ‘loss’


Rule number one of journalism, folks. ALWAYS make sure you have your facts straight.

One reporter learned that the hard way at a Rose Bowl media session, asking Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz how his team rebounded from its season-opening loss. Just one problem. Iowa didn’t lose at all during the regular season, going 12-0 for the first time in program history.

Of course, the goof was caught on video.


OK, so the reporter confused Iowa with Rose Bowl opponent Stanford, who did suffer a terrible season-opening loss to Northwestern before going on a great run to finish 11-2 and win the Pac-12. It happens every once in a while.

But at a Rose Bowl media day, and in front of Iowa’s coach? There’s no excuse for not double and triple-checking facts in this circumstance.

Hopefully, the reporter lives it down someday.

Kickoff at the Rose Bowl is slated for 5 p.m. ET on Friday on ESPN.

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