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Andrew has been with the Des Moines Register for 19 years, covering everything from preps to Hawkeye and Cyclone sports, as well as the Drake Relays.

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CHAT: Talk Hawkeye football with Andrew Logue

[ 0 ] October 15, 2014

Send your questions to Hawkeyes beat reporter Andrew Logue starting at noon, as he’ll join you this Wednesday to talk Iowa football and this week’s intriguing road game at Big Ten Conference newcomer Maryland. Live Blog Hawkeye football chat with Andrew Logue 

Home-grown players provide boost to Iowa, Ball State

[ 0 ] September 4, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Everyone loves it when a local kid makes good. If you’re an Iowa football fan, you may be infatuated with linebacker Bo Bower. If you’re rooting for Ball State, quarterback Ozzie Mann is your guy. Neither was a sure starter when summer workouts began, yet both will have a starring role […]

Iowa notes: Return-game shuffle, Lomax’s move, Bo Bower

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The Iowa coaches were planning to shuffle their returners. They just didn’t expect Mark Weisman to field the season’s opening kickoff and bring it back 50 yards against Northern Iowa. “When Adam Cox got hurt, they moved me back there,” said Weisman, a 6-foot, 240-pound running back. “I’m not supposed to […]

Iowa’s offensive identity an enticing work in progress

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Is the Iowa offense in the midst of an identity crisis? Saturday’s season-opening football victory against Northern Iowa featured more variety than we’re used to from coach Kirk Ferentz. And to be honest, it was a little unsettling. “I wouldn’t call it a crisis if the receivers are making more plays […]

Hawkeye receivers catching on, but does Iowa earn passing grade?

[ 0 ] September 1, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Faith in Iowa’s passing game seems fleeting for now. Midway through the first half of Saturday’s season-opening victory against Northern Iowa, a former Hawkeye receiver began expressing his frustrations via Twitter. “C’mon Ruddock [sic] trust the (receivers) down the field,” Marvin McNutt tweeted, in reference to quarterback Jake Rudock. McNutt, who […]

Linebacker shuffling on Hawkeyes’ latest depth chart

[ 0 ] September 1, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – It appears freshman linebacker Bo Bower has solidified his place as a starter. Bower, who made a key interception in Saturday’s win over Northern Iowa, is listed ahead of Travis Perry on Iowa’s latest depth chart, released Monday. The two were listed as co-starters last week. Also, Reggie Spearman is the […]

How Hawkeyes’ running-back rotation worked vs. UNI

[ 0 ] August 30, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. Iowa put its backfield depth to use early against Northern Iowa. The Hawkeyes used five different rushers in their first eight offensive plays, which helped ease the burden on senior running back Mark Weisman. “I think it’s very good if you can get everyone in the game,” Weisman said, “because everyone has been […]

Excessive penalties doom UNI against Iowa

[ 0 ] August 30, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The hair still remaining on the head of Northern Iowa football coach Mark Farley found itself in jeopardy Saturday. The Panthers held a stunning 15-0 lead in penalties before Iowa was flagged for its first with 12 minutes, 35 seconds to play in 31-23 loss at Kinnick Stadium. Northern Iowa finished […]

Quinton Alston explains Iowa’s communication issues on defense

[ 0 ] August 30, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. Quinton Alston was expecting a few glitches. “There was a lot of guys getting onto the field for the first time,” Alston said of his fellow Iowa linebackers. “There was a lot of guys on the field (Saturday) who weren’t even here last year, or redshirted.” That lack of experience was exploited […]

Tevaun Smith puts fans on edge of seats with one-handed grab

[ 0 ] August 30, 2014

Tevaun Smith thought he scored after a handoff but only realizing he stepped out of bounds with a 35-yard gain.