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Columnist Pat Harty has been covering the Iowa Hawkeyes for the Press-Citizen since 1991. Originally from Des Moines, he currently writes columns and covers Hawkeye men's basketball for Hawk Central.

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Pat Harty: Hawkeyes have no shortage of local linemen

[ 0 ] September 4, 2014

Barely a year has passed since former Iowa football recruit Ross Pierschbacher shifted his allegiance to Alabama.

Why Hawkeyes’ Greg Mabin could become a classic Ferentz story

[ 0 ] September 3, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Kirk Ferentz calls them good stories — players who defy the odds to have success as a Hawkeye. Greg Mabin has a chance to become one of them. One game doesn’t make a story, but there is a plot unfolding in the Iowa football program as Mabin continues his ascent as a […]

Videos: Ferentz on Beathard, Alston on improvement, Bo Bower on his debut

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014

Harty: Don’t read too much into Iowa’s performance against UNI

[ 0 ] August 31, 2014

Kirk Ferentz reminded us what the Iowa football program is all about under his watch while meeting with reporters after Saturday’s 31-23 season-opening victory over Northern Iowa. It wasn’t necessarily his intention to do that. It just sort of happened, as Ferentz responded to a question about how Saturday’s game was different than playing a […]

What two-QB system? Ferentz praises Rudock, doesn’t use Beathard

[ 0 ] August 30, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. — There has been lots of talk about Iowa using two quarterbacks this season with the continued improvement of sophomore backup C.J. Beathard. It remained as talk on Saturday, as junior starter Jake Rudock went the distance during a season-opening 31-23 victory over Northern Iowa. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said he never considered […]

Hawkeyes survive Northern Iowa scare in season opener

[ 0 ] August 30, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany might be doing the Iowa football team a favor by not wanting to schedule games against FCS opponents anymore. The Hawkeyes withstood another scare from Northern Iowa on Saturday, winning 31-23 before an announced crowd of 66,805 in the season opener at Kinnick Stadium. Senior receiver Damond […]

Harty: Epenesa protecting highly touted son

[ 0 ] August 28, 2014

Under most circumstances, being turned down for an interview is a real bummer in my line of work. But there are exceptions, times when remaining silent is probably the best approach to take. Former Iowa football player Epenesa Epenesa is taking that approach with his son A.J. Epenesa, who already has an incredible list of […]

Northern Iowa senior left tackle Jack Rummells, the FCS version of Brandon Scherff?

[ 0 ] August 27, 2014

He grew up in a small town in Iowa, stands 6-foot-5, weighs at least 300 pounds, excels as an offensive left tackle in college and is a beast in the weight room. You’re probably thinking of Iowa senior Brandon Scherff because he fits that detailed description to a T. But in this case, the person […]

A.J. Derby secures starting job at Arkansas

[ 0 ] August 26, 2014

It has taken four years, three different teams and two position changes, but former City High standout A.J. Derby finally has secured a starting position as a college football player. Derby, a fifth-year senior who started his career at Iowa in 2010, is listed as the No. 1 tight end for Arkansas in preparation for […]

Pat Harty: Bower took a risk, but was rewarded by Hawks

[ 0 ] August 24, 2014

Over the past two decades, I’ve interviewed countless high school athletes about their choice for college.