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Rick Brown covers men's basketball for The Des Moines Register and Hawk Central. He's married and the father of two. He also covers golf for the Register.

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CHAT: Talk Hawkeye football with Rick Brown

[ 0 ] September 17, 2014

Send your questions to Hawkeyes columnist Rick Brown starting at noon, as he’ll join you on Wednesdays throughout the season to talk Iowa football and this week’s nonconference road test at Pittsburgh. Live Blog Hawkeye football chat with Rick Brown 

CHAT: Talk Hawkeye football with Rick Brown

[ 0 ] September 10, 2014

Send your questions to Hawkeyes columnist Rick Brown starting at noon, as he’ll join you on Wednesdays throughout the season to talk Iowa football and this week’s rivalry game against Iowa State. Live Blog Hawkeye football chat with Rick Brown 

Iowa adds North Dakota State, Hampton to hoops schedule

[ 0 ] September 4, 2014

Iowa’s nonconference men’s basketball schedule is complete with Thursday’s announcement that North Dakota State and Hampton will visit Iowa City in November for 2K Classic regional games. Iowa will meet Hampton on Nov. 14. North Dakota State, 26-7 last season and an NCAA Tournament team, comes to Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Nov. 17. Times and television […]

Ferentz calls coaching a son ‘the greatest thing in the world’

[ 0 ] September 3, 2014

During a pregame discussion with Fran McCaffery at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn., a few years back, I asked the Iowa basketball coach if he could handle having his son play for him some day. “Oh, yeah,” McCaffery said, without hesitation. “No problem.” That conversation came to mind Saturday evening when McCaffery’s 16-year-old son, Connor, […]

Rick Brown’s quick lap around the Big Ten

[ 0 ] September 3, 2014

BIG TEN BUZZ – Thirteen different players caught passes delivered by Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock in its season-opening win against Northern Iowa. That was just the fourth time since 2000 that a Big Ten team had at least 13 different players catch passes. – With his 232 rushing yards against Florida Atlantic last week, Ameer […]

Ferentz keeps an eye on Hawkeyes … and Texans

[ 0 ] September 3, 2014

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has been keeping a close eye on the NFL’s Houston Texans while preparing his own team for the 2014 season. Ferentz’s son, James, is a center with the Texans. He was released last weekend but was one of 10 players signed to Houston’s practice squad on Sunday. “It’s been perfect, […]

CHAT: Talk Iowa football with Rick Brown

[ 0 ] September 3, 2014

Send your questions to Hawkeyes columnist Rick Brown starting at noon, as he’ll join you on Wednesdays throughout the season to talk Iowa football and this week’s game against Ball State. Live Blog Hawkeye football chat with Rick Brown 

Brown: Think-big facility a testament to its leaders’ legacies

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa’s football facilities are a far cry from those that coach Hayden Fry inherited in December 1978. “Oh, gosh,” Fry said, shaking his head. The football offices were located in Iowa Field House when Fry started to shake the echoes of dormancy. Later this month, the program will move into the […]

Ferentz talks short passes, Martin-Manley, revamped Ball State

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Hawkeyes columnist Rick Brown will offer five quick-hit talking points from each Iowa football news conference of the season. Here’s the early buzz before Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. kickoff against Ball State: THE SHORT STUFF: Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said the short passing game used against Northern Iowa was a result of the […]

Brown: Iowa needs to put age-old football adage to work

[ 0 ] August 31, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – It’s a school of thought that’s been part of football since they started putting facemasks on helmets. And probably before that. You’ve probably heard it hundreds of times: A team makes the most improvement from Game 1 to Game 2. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz subscribes to that axiom. Now it’s up to […]