Tag: "Big Ten"
IOWA CITY, Ia. — Iowa’s football team had two bye weeks for the first time ever last season, and the timing was impeccable. “They were perfect,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said. The first one came six weeks into the season. The second came after the 10th game. That gave the Hawkeyes ample time to clean […]
This column goes all over the place, so hang on. Offensive left tackle Brandon Scherff is the most hyped Iowa football player heading into his senior season since whom? You probably have to go all the way back to quarterback Chuck Long’s much-anticipated senior season in 1985 for that answer. Long was widely regarded as […]
The success Dave Dilanni amassed at Grand Valley State is almost unfathomable. Dilanni went 221-18-18 at the Division II school, including three national championships and 11-straight NCAA Tournament berths. Now at the helm of the Iowa soccer team, Dilanni takes that .895 winning percentage over to the Black and Gold, transitioning to a program that […]
Louis Trinca-Pasat enrolled early at Iowa in January 2010. Enrolling early under coach Kirk Ferentz is mostly a rarity, but arrive early did Trinca-Pasat, who weighed around 245 pounds out of Chicago’s Lane Tech High School as an 18-year-old. Four and a half years later, the now 6-3, 290-pounder is a force at defensive tackle. […]
A lack of speed at the receiver position has long been considered one of the weaknesses for the Iowa football team under coach Kirk Ferentz. The addition of Texas receiver Emmanuel Ogwo should help to address that problem. Ogwo, a 6-foot, 170-pound native of Mesquite, Texas, announced his verbal commitment to the Hawkeyes on Twitter […]
CHICAGO – Kirk Ferentz probably could have used a bowl of his favorite ice cream at about 9:30 p.m. Monday. Around that time, Texas high school running back Aca’cedric Ware announced his verbal commitment to the University of Southern California. Ware, a three-star recruit from Cedar Hill, Texas, picked the Trojans over Iowa, Ohio State […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. This is not the first time Travis Perry entered uncharted waters. Iowa football fans may wonder if the Urbandale alum is in over his head as a Big Ten linebacker, but his high school coach, Sam Anderson, saw what happens when Perry is thrown into a sink-or-swim situation. “He was just one […]