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

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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.

https://twitter.com/FOXSportsLive/status/682003656825151489?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

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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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

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