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Randy Peterson covers college football, college basketball and the Iowa Cubs for the Des Moines Register. Randy can be reached at randypeterson@dmreg.com or on Twitter via @RandyPete

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Why college athletes have fuller bellies today

[ 0 ] August 1, 2014

The first of many anticipated changes in the Iowa and Iowa State athletic departments happened Friday. And endless supply of food. From walk-ons to fifth-year scholarship seniors, athletes in all sports are now allowed to have unlimited food, thanks to an NCAA rule enacted recently. Previously, athletes received either three meals a day or a food […]

Kickoff time announced for Iowa State vs. Iowa football game

[ 0 ] July 16, 2014

There will be plenty of time for partying around Kinnick Stadium before this season’s Cy-Hawk football showdown on Sept. 13 in Iowa City. The game starts at 2:30 p.m., according to the Big Ten Conference. 100 PHOTOS FROM LAST YEAR’S GAME The last three games in the series have been decided by six points or […]

Continued optimistic cancer news for Patrick McCaffery

[ 0 ] June 21, 2014

RIVERSIDE, Ia. – As bouncing-off-the-walls exuberant as Dick Vitale was Saturday morning, no one had more reason to boast than Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery. Finally, there was some good news about son Patrick. “No further cancer,” the proud father proclaimed during the second day of the Dick Vitale Golf and Gala at the Riverside Golf […]

Vegas experts predict number of wins for Iowa, ISU

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014

How many football games will Iowa and Iowa State win this year? Hard to say. Injuries could derail a team’s hopes. New players could step up and become prime-time performers. But one company has crunched the numbers and took a swing at the over-under win totals for college football teams. According to CG Technology of […]

Vegas sports book sets line for Iowa vs. Iowa State

[ 0 ] June 13, 2014

Las Vegas is high on the Hawks. The Golden Nugget, traditionally one of the first establishments annually to establish betting lines for college football, revealed Friday that Iowa is a 9 1/2-point favorite to beat Iowa State on Sept. 13 in Kinnick Stadium. Don’t, however, bet your mortgage. Iowa State was an early four-point favorite […]

Two Hawkeyes in the top 11 of next year’s NFL Draft?

[ 0 ] May 29, 2014

SportsIllustrated.com predicts that two Hawkeyes will be among the first 11 selected in next year’s NFL Draft. The website projects offensive tackle Brandon Scherff No. 5 to the New York Jets, and defensive tackle Carl Davis goes six picks later to the Lions. The last time Iowa had two first-rounders was in 1986 – with […]

Special report: NCAA violations by Iowa, ISU and UNI in the past year

[ 0 ] May 28, 2014

Almost a year after undergoing intense NCAA scrutiny, Iowa State has been major-violation clean. According to documents The Des Moines Register obtained through the state’s Open Records Act, Iowa State reported 27 infractions to the NCAA between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014 – all that the school and NCAA classified as minor. At […]

Drunk driving vs. smoking pot: Does the punishment fit the crime for college student-athletes?

[ 0 ] April 30, 2014

CAMPUS BLITZ: Register reporter Randy Peterson buzzes through the college sports landscape with thoughts on timeless topics. The NCAA has all but said, without really saying it, that a puff of weed is worse than getting nailed for drunk driving. Yeah, right. That makes about as much sense as. . . The NCAA. In case you […]

Report: Fred Hoiberg better than Steve Alford on the court

[ 0 ] March 18, 2014

Fred Hoiberg over Steve Alford? Absolutely, according to a cbssports.com ranking of NCAA Tournament coaches based on their playing ability. The web site ranked Iowa State’s coach fourth among the 68 with teams in the tournament. UCLA’s Alford, the former Iowa coach, was fifth. “Hoiberg starred under Johnny Orr and Tim Floyd at Iowa State from 1992-95, […]

Cyclone players, coach defend Zach McCabe

[ 0 ] February 24, 2014

Social media? Social injustice. That’s what the state’s two most recognized men’s basketball coaches offered Monday — one with a ban, and the other with a verbal assault. “Social media has taken over so many peoples’ young lives, and I think it’s a disgrace,” Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg said. “I think social media is […]