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How an Iowa doctoral student can predict where football prospects will go to college

IOWA CITY, Ia. — If you’re a high school football star with a Twitter account, chances are Kristina Gavin Bigsby knows where you’ll play in college before you do.
The 31-year-old doctoral student came to the University of Iowa 13 years ago as a tuba-loving music major. She even spent three years in the Hawkeye marching band, thinking that was the extent of her exposure to football.
She’s on the cutting edge of that sport now, thanks to her research into football recruiting