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Two quarterbacks better than one? We’ll find out

[ 0 ] August 7, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. Iowa’s two-quarterback attack appears headed to the field this fall. Count me in. My endorsement is not a knock on junior Jake Rudock. His cerebral approach and command of the playbook make him the Hawkeyes’ clear No. 1 choice at quarterback. With a season under his belt, I expect Rudock to throw […]

Brad Banks has advice for fellow Florida native Jake Rudock

[ 0 ] August 29, 2013

For the first time in 11 years, and for one of the rare times in school history, a Florida native will start at quarterback for the Iowa football team on Saturday. Brad Banks is pleased to hand over the torch to fellow Florida native Jake Rudock for the season opener against Northern Illinois at Kinnick […]

Kirk Ferentz plans to stick with Jake Rudock at QB

[ 0 ] August 27, 2013

IOWA CITY — Kirk Ferentz has been criticized for many things over the years. Having a short leash is not one of them. So, when the Iowa football coach tabbed Jake Rudock as his starting quarterback, it was probably for the long haul. “Clearly, by naming Jake, we felt like he was the furthest ahead, […]

Athletics hall of fame to induct 6 new members

[ 0 ] May 22, 2013

FROM UI SPORTS INFORMATION: IOWA CITY, Iowa — The National Iowa Varsity Club and the University of Iowa Athletics Department will induct six individuals into the National Iowa Varsity Club Athletics Hall of Fame on Aug. 30, 2013. Five former University of Iowa student-athletes and one former coach make up the 25th Hall of Fame […]

Harty: Magic season made Banks a legend

[ 0 ] May 9, 2013

If we hadn’t seen it unfold in the fall of 2002, the Brad Banks rags-to-riches story would seem too good to be true.

Legends: QB position is pressure-packed

[ 0 ] March 9, 2013

The icons of Iowa football share your curiosity. More than 50 years have passed since Randy Duncan played quarterback for his alma mater, but even in the age of Twitter, taking a snap for the Hawkeyes means seizing the heartstrings of everyone who bleeds black and gold. That’s why Duncan expressed empathy for whoever emerges […]

‘The perfect storm': A look back at the 2002 Hawkeyes

[ 0 ] September 14, 2012

Kirk Ferentz is not one to boast in public. He seems more comfortable poking fun at himself and tempering expectations for his team. Every once in a while, though, the circumstances will cause Ferentz to let his guard down, as was the case after the Iowa football team defeated Texas Tech 19-16 in the 2001 […]

Iowa football: James Vandenberg named to Davy O’Brien Watch List

[ 1 ] July 18, 2012

FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA: IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior quarterback James Vandenberg has been named to the 2012 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List, the Davey O’Brien Foundation announced. The list features 34 of the nation’s top signal-callers. The Davey O’Brien Award annually recognizes the top quarterback in college football. […]

Iowa dips toe in JUCO pool this year

[ 2 ] January 31, 2012

Iowa adds two JUCO players this season, but haven’t been big junior college shoppers.

Brad Banks to be honorary captain on Saturday

[ 2 ] September 1, 2011

Heisman Trophy runner-up Brad Banks will give the Hawkeyes a pep talk on Saturday.