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07/24/2017

We're talking quarterbacks and uniforms with Kirk Ferentz here at Big Ten Media Days. Keep checking out daily-iowan.com for updated coverage on the 2-day event in Chicago.

First 2017 football presser took place yesterday! Ferentz talked new faces and positions, offensive strategies, and gave...
03/21/2017
Football gets back at it

First 2017 football presser took place yesterday! Ferentz talked new faces and positions, offensive strategies, and gave updates on injuries and the like. We wrote up a quick notebook about it:

By Courtney Baumann [email protected] Iowa football head coach Kirk Ferentz hosted his first press conference to talk about the 2017 season Monday afternoon at the Hansen Football Perform…

This week's cover story takes us back to 1985. And one of the greatest games Iowa has ever won:
11/11/2016
In the mist of time, Michigan loses

This week's cover story takes us back to 1985. And one of the greatest games Iowa has ever won:

By Blake Dowson [email protected] When Iowa kicker Rob Houghtlin lined up on the right hashmark and booted a 29-yard field goal through the uprights to defeat No. 2 Michigan on Oct. 19, 1985, ...

This.... this was not expected:
11/06/2016
Something not expected

This.... this was not expected:

By Jordan Hansen | [email protected] In hindsight, Penn State showed everything it was going to try and do on its first drive of the game. A long kickoff return set the Nittany Lions up wi...

Ron Coluzzi is making the most of his final year of playing football:
10/21/2016
A dream coming true

Ron Coluzzi is making the most of his final year of playing football:

By Mario Williams | [email protected] As a graduate student, Iowa punter Ron Coluzzi is one of the elder statesmen on the team. His maturity is obvious when speaking to him, as is his det...

We took a good, long look at what Iowa has been doing on first and second down. The results might surprise you.
10/11/2016
Hawkeyes by the numbers

We took a good, long look at what Iowa has been doing on first and second down. The results might surprise you.

By Jordan Hansen [email protected] After Iowa receiver Matt VandeBerg went down with an injury, running back LeShun Daniels Jr. had an acute observation. This is paraphrasing, but basic...

A column: The questions... are piling up:
09/27/2016
Questions pile up for Iowa football

A column: The questions... are piling up:

By Jordan Hansen [email protected] After another close game against an opponent originally thought to be inferior, the Iowa football team has some questions to answer. Mostly, how is the te...

Wadley, Iowa running game show up against Rutgers:
09/27/2016
Wadley wins in ‘homecoming’

Wadley, Iowa running game show up against Rutgers:

New Jersey native Akrum Wadley wasn’t recruited by Rutgers, and he said that motivated him. By Jordan Hansen | [email protected] PISCATAWAY, N.J. — It was fitting Akrum Wadley scored the I...

The Box Score: Iowa vs. Rutgers
09/27/2016
How full is Hawks’ glass?

The Box Score: Iowa vs. Rutgers

By Blake Dowson | [email protected] The Iowa football team is 3-1 and still controls its destiny as far as winning the Big Ten West, something the team has aspirations to do. But the product...

Greg Mabin is no stranger to pressure... or getting picked on by his older sisters.
09/23/2016
No pressure, no worries

Greg Mabin is no stranger to pressure... or getting picked on by his older sisters.

Greg Mabin, a man of faith, heart, and family, has never let pressure get to him, and he doesn’t plan on it anytime soon. By Mario Williams | [email protected] Throughout much of Greg ...

Let's get down to business... in the Big Ten
09/21/2016
Big Ten finally gets down to business

Let's get down to business... in the Big Ten

By Courtney Baumann [email protected] Eight of the 14 Big Ten teams head into Week 4 with undefeated records including five that have started off the season 3-0. Included in that number i...

Iowa notebook: Hawkeyes regroup, Niemann vs. Niemann and (lots!) of injury updates
09/21/2016
Hawkeyes move on

Iowa notebook: Hawkeyes regroup, Niemann vs. Niemann and (lots!) of injury updates

The Hawkeyes digest the North Dakota State loss, a battle of father and son, and injury updates. By Jordan Hansen [email protected] Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz has a 24-hour rule. Basica...

Iowa got a taste of its own medicine against NDSU:
09/19/2016
Hawkeyes get taste of their own medicine

Iowa got a taste of its own medicine against NDSU:

By Blake Dowson [email protected] It was an uncommon feeling for the Iowa football players as they left Kinnick Stadium on Sept. 17 after a loss to Football Championship Subdivision oppone...

A column— It's a longgggg season:
09/19/2016
The sky isn’t falling just yet

A column— It's a longgggg season:

One game at a time. It’s a simple phrase and often repeated by coaches and players in any sport, anywhere. The idea behind it isn’t complex and is basically a way for athletes to focus (another f...

From yesterday — A Heartbreak in Kinnick:
09/18/2016
A heartbreaker in Iowa City

From yesterday — A Heartbreak in Kinnick:

By Blake Dowson | [email protected] Certain teams know how to win games. The North Dakota State Bison, winners of five-straight FCS national championships and two-straight overtime games h...

Anthony Nelson probably could have excelled at basketball. Iowa's lucky they got him, no?
09/16/2016
From hoops moves to gridiron shin

Anthony Nelson probably could have excelled at basketball. Iowa's lucky they got him, no?

Iowa defensive end Anthony Nelson is becoming a defensive force for Iowa. By Mario Williams [email protected] Throughout Hawkeye defensive end Anthony Nelson’s high-school career at ...

Iowa's strength of schedule — especially the non-conference edition — isn't great. So we dug in a little:
09/16/2016
Strength of schedule dogs Iowa

Iowa's strength of schedule — especially the non-conference edition — isn't great. So we dug in a little:

By Courtney Baumann | [email protected]

Strength of schedule is a murky way to measure success. It’s a lot of numbers, and to be completely honest, pretty confusing. As the College Foo...

A quick look around the Big Ten: Ohio State heads to Norman, Rutgers gets a win and Pat Fitzgerald says fixing Northwest...
09/14/2016
Ohio State heads to Norman, Rutgers gets a win

A quick look around the Big Ten: Ohio State heads to Norman, Rutgers gets a win and Pat Fitzgerald says fixing Northwestern isn't "rocket science."

By Jordan Hansen [email protected] With the College Football Playoff putting such an emphasis on quality wins, this season has been full of marquee early season matchups. None might be more e...

Ferentz had a lot a nice things to say about North Dakota State during Tuesday's presser.
09/14/2016
Bison no easy target for Hawks

Ferentz had a lot a nice things to say about North Dakota State during Tuesday's presser.

By Blake Dowson | [email protected] The Iowa football team heads into this weekend’s matchup against Football Championship Subdivision powerhouse North Dakota State sporting a 2-0 record and...

CJ Beathard has -29 rushing yards, but that's probably okay:
09/13/2016
Behind the line, but out of trouble

CJ Beathard has -29 rushing yards, but that's probably okay:

C.J. Beathard is running backwards, but that’s (mostly) OK. By Jordan Hansen [email protected] For the second week in a row, the Hawkeye’s blew out a decidedly weaker opponent at home in...

Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard had another electric game against the Cyclones
09/12/2016
Getting the best from Beathard

Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard had another electric game against the Cyclones

The senior Iowa quarterback led the charge against Iowa State in a 42-3 Hawkeye victory. By Courtney Baumann [email protected] If there’s one thing C.J. Beathard has proven throughout...

Beating Iowa State is just another step in the right direction for the Hawkeyes this season.
09/12/2016
Hawks reign, drub ISU

Beating Iowa State is just another step in the right direction for the Hawkeyes this season.

Jordan Hansen [email protected] Iowa entered the 2016 iteration of the Cy-Hawk series against rival Iowa State on a mission. The Cyclone fans and players were amped up for the game, coming of...

Iowa. Iowa State. It's nearly here.
09/09/2016
Not so “Iowa Nice”

Iowa. Iowa State. It's nearly here.

Traditional etiquette doesn’t apply when the Hawkeyes and Cyclones get together on the gridiron. By Blake Dowson [email protected] It’s a funny thing, how unabashed folks from Iowa are...

One of the best matchups this weekend will be between Iowa's secondary and talented Cyclone wide receiver Allen Lazard.
09/09/2016
The hazard named Lazard

One of the best matchups this weekend will be between Iowa's secondary and talented Cyclone wide receiver Allen Lazard.

By Jordan Hansen [email protected] It doesn’t take long to realize just how talented Iowa State wide receiver Allen Lazard is. Standing at 6-5, 223 pounds, he’s a massive force to d...

Our weekly Big Ten notebooks — let's take a look at what Big Ten coaches had to say:
09/07/2016
Happiness reigns in conference

Our weekly Big Ten notebooks — let's take a look at what Big Ten coaches had to say:

By Mario Williams [email protected] College football season is finally here, and Week 1 has passed. With a game under all 14 of the Big Ten teams’ belts, all head coaches joined for the s...

Iowa locked up Kirk Ferentz through January of 2026. And before you ask yes, there is a buyout and yes, it is a whole ch...
09/07/2016
Ferentz earns raise, six more years

Iowa locked up Kirk Ferentz through January of 2026. And before you ask yes, there is a buyout and yes, it is a whole chunk of money.

By Jordan Hansen [email protected] Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz is going to remain at the school for quite some time. On Tuesday, the university announced the longtime Hawkeye coach signed...

Which former Iowa players made NFL rosters? We got you covered:
09/07/2016
Hawks in the NFL

Which former Iowa players made NFL rosters? We got you covered:

Here’s a look into which previous Iowa football players have made the 53-man roster for the 2016 season. Jonathan Babineaux — Atlanta Falcons, Defensive Tackle Austin Blythe — Indianapolis Col...

There's been progress on the receiving front. Which is a good thing.
09/06/2016
Hawk receivers progress

There's been progress on the receiving front. Which is a good thing.

By Mario Williams | [email protected] One of the places in which the Iowa football team is young, more than ever before, is at wide receiver. A big question heading into Iowa’s first game, ...

Iowa's depth chart vs. Iowa State
09/05/2016

Iowa's depth chart vs. Iowa State

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