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Rick Brown: ‘The 12 Plays of Christmas’ that brought Hawkeyes 2013 glory

[ 0 ] December 24, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The story of Iowa’s 2013 football season is written over 12 games and more than 1,600 snaps of the ball. A majority of those plays — 865 on offense, 790 on defense — are long forgotten. But some define an 8-4 season and a matchup with No. 14 LSU in the […]

LSU’s top rusher makes headlines in good and bad ways

[ 0 ] December 17, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – He stands 6-feet-2 and weighs 235 pounds. He averages 7.1 yards every time he touches a football. And he’ll be a featured performer when 14th-ranked Louisiana State (9-3) meets Iowa (8-4) at the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl, in Tampa, Fla. So you better get to know Jeremy Hill, the Tigers’ sophomore […]

Bryce Miller: Are Hawkeyes’ linebackers the best in the country?

[ 0 ] December 10, 2013

There’s no beaker-filled lab or gaggle of MIT graduates capable of determining whether Iowa has the best set of football linebackers in the country. When a topic is more subjective than science, answers prove elusive and debatable. Let me ask it this way, though: Is there another group you’d draft first? No collection of linebackers […]

Iowa team award-winners announced at banquet

[ 0 ] December 8, 2013

Senior linebacker Anthony Hitchens and junior offensive lineman Brandon Scherff were named the Roy J. Carver most valuable players for the Iowa football team. Five team captains for the 2013 season were announced at the Hawkeyes’ awards banquet Sunday: senior offensive lineman Brett Van Sloten, junior running back Mark Weisman, senior linebackers Christian Kirksey and […]

This fullback is the Hawkeyes’ unsung hero

[ 0 ] November 26, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Adam Cox is a humble, soft-spoken walk-on from rural Illinois who doesn’t play for fame but loves the game of football. “It just feels good being in there making a difference,” the Hawkeye fullback said. “When somebody notices it, that’s fine. And if they don’t, that’s fine, too. As long as we’re […]

Hawkeyes face challenge in going against 2 Nebraska quarterbacks

[ 0 ] November 26, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Just when you get to know a guy… Taylor Martinez is not expected to play Friday when the Nebraska football team hosts Iowa. That means the Hawkeyes are preparing to face two less familiar Cornhusker quarterbacks. Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Ron Kellogg III have been splitting snaps since Martinez suffered a […]

Brown: What Hawkeyes have to do to beat Michigan

[ 0 ] November 22, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa has never defeated Michigan three straight times at Kinnick Stadium, so there’s one thing the Hawkeye football team can accomplish Saturday. Here’s another: A fourth conference victory would lock up a winning record 12 months after the program limped its way to the finish line with six straight defeats and […]

Linebacker corps enters final Kinnick game having elevated Hawkeye defense

[ 0 ] November 18, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa’s starting linebackers are a collective rarity. James Morris, Christian Kirksey and Anthony Hitchens all played as true freshmen in 2010 and never used a redshirt season. All three will be playing their final home game at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday when Michigan comes to town for an 11 a.m. kickoff. […]

Rick Brown: Wisconsin’s jet sweep stands between Hawkeyes and bowl game

[ 0 ] November 1, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – When he sees Wisconsin’s jet sweep formation Saturday, the mind of James Morris will go into overdrive. “Is this going to be an inside play or an outside play?” Iowa’s senior middle linebacker said, talking through his options. “When they run that play there’s the sense that it could be both. […]

The secret to Anthony Hitchens’ monster day

[ 0 ] October 26, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Senior linebacker Anthony Hitchens had one of the best games of his Iowa career Saturday. “I feel I’m getting better every week,” Hitchens said. “Give all the credit to Coach Reid.” Assistant coach Jim Reid, in his first year at Iowa, works with the linebackers. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz hired Reid after […]