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Editor’s corner: Zach McCabe’s legacy takes a disturbing detour

[ 0 ] May 16, 2014

“Give Zach McCabe credit. He’ll never forget his final week at Iowa.” That was the tweet from Quad City Times reporter Steve Batterson on Friday night after McCabe, the recent Hawkeye basketball player, was jailed for allegedly punching a man in the face then allegedly blowing him a kiss as he left an Iowa City […]

Editor’s Corner: We know how Iowa men collapsed, but why?

[ 0 ] March 22, 2014

If you’d have told me on Feb. 21 that one month later, the Hawkeye men’s basketball team wouldn’t play a game on Thursday or Friday at the NCAA Tournament, I would’ve wondered how Devyn Marble and Aaron White both got hurt. There hasn’t been a public explanation why Iowa went from 19-6 to 20-13, ending with […]

Iowa basketball notes: Why didn’t Melsahn Basabe take the floor?

[ 0 ] February 25, 2014

Iowa senior forward Melsahn Basabe, who averages 6.3 rebounds per game, did not play in Tuesday’s loss to Minnesota because of a stomach illness. That was a surprise to Hawkeye coach Fran McCaffery, who watched Basabe go through warmup drills. “He practiced (Monday). He was great in practice. I thought for sure he was going […]

Defense folds at Minnesota; Iowa men on first losing skid of season

[ 0 ] February 25, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Depending on your perspective, it was either amazing Minnesota offense or lousy Iowa defense. Or maybe it was just a lot of both. In spite of it all, the Hawkeyes still had a chance to win a tight Big Ten Conference battle down the stretch Tuesday. And didn’t. They blew an early 11-point […]

Editor’s Corner: Ferentz has legitimate shot to surpass Fry’s win record

[ 0 ] December 28, 2013

Kirk Ferentz’s seat is no longer described as being hot by pundits. An 8-4 season and a seventh January bowl has helped solidify his job as Iowa’s head coach for years to come. Now the discussion can rightfully shift to: Could Ferentz end up as the most successful football coach in Hawkeye history? If Ferentz […]

Former Hawkeye lashes back at DJK’s claims

[ 0 ] December 18, 2013

Derrell Johnson-Koulianos’ attention-grabbing tweets inspired another former Hawkeye football star to speak out via social media. Former Iowa offensive lineman Dace Richardson defended Hawkeye coach Kirk Ferentz in a Facebook post Wednesday that responded to Johnson-Koulianos’ Tuesday Twitter tirade. In announcing he would be writing a tell-all book about his experience during his days on […]

Ferentz provides update on Hawkeyes QB Jake Rudock’s injury

[ 0 ] December 9, 2013

“We expect Jake to be the starter,” Ferentz said Monday.

Does win mean Iowa’s headed to Outback Bowl?

[ 0 ] November 29, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. – How big was Iowa’s 38-17 win against Nebraska? “It puts us in a great bowl,” receiver Kevonte Martin-Manley said. “Probably Outback.” The Hawkeye junior could prove to be exactly right. If the dominoes fall just right for Iowa, which closed out an 8-4 season in impressive fashion at Memorial Stadium, it’ll play […]

Beathard plays well in relief of Rudock

[ 0 ] November 29, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. – C.J. Beathard entered Friday’s game against Nebraska confident that he would help preserve an Iowa victory. And why not? His head coach was, too. Hawkeye coach Kirk Ferentz said that sophomore Jake Rudock “probably could’ve come back in” after suffering a mild knee sprain late in the third quarter. But it was Beathard, […]

Scherff, Iowa OL make statement on field, stay quiet off it

[ 0 ] November 29, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. – It would have been great to interview Brandon Scherff after the Iowa football team outclassed Nebraska 38-17 on Friday at Memorial Stadium. Scherff grew up in Denison, which is Hawkeye and Husker country, and he was offered a scholarship by both schools. So surely it was sweet for the brute Iowa left tackle to […]