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CHAT: Talk Hawkeye football with Andrew Logue

[ 0 ] October 29, 2014

Send your questions to Hawkeyes reporter Andrew Logue starting at noon, as he’ll join you today to talk Iowa football and how Iowa can triumph in a crucial home game Saturday against Northwestern. Live Blog Hawkeye football chat with Andrew Logue 

Harty: Don’t read too much into Iowa’s performance against UNI

[ 0 ] August 31, 2014

Kirk Ferentz reminded us what the Iowa football program is all about under his watch while meeting with reporters after Saturday’s 31-23 season-opening victory over Northern Iowa. It wasn’t necessarily his intention to do that. It just sort of happened, as Ferentz responded to a question about how Saturday’s game was different than playing a […]

Derrick Willies’ first catch as Hawkeye was a big one

[ 0 ] August 30, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. For a fleeting second, Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock thought he had overthrown wide receiver Derrick Willies at a crucial moment. “I thought I threw it in a pretty good rhythm,” Rudock said. “When I saw him start putting his head down I thought, “Did I really overthrow him?’ “ Willies stretched out and […]

Tevaun Smith hopes to consistently enter WR fray

[ 0 ] August 26, 2014

  IOWA CITY, Ia. – Wide receiver Tevaun Smith is best remembered for one play. A very big play. The Hawkeyes were trailing Michigan 21-7 at halftime of last November’s game at Kinnick Stadium. On Iowa’s first series of the third quarter, Smith made an acrobatic one-handed catch of a Jake Rudock pass and dodged […]

Hyped receiver Derrick Willies draws attention, maintains perspective

[ 0 ] August 4, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – He is a young man of few words, and a world of potential. He is Derrick Willies, a redshirt freshman receiver from Rock Island, Ill., who drew rave reviews during Iowa’s spring football practices. “I don’t really go onto social media too much,” Willies said of his sudden stardom. “I didn’t […]

Derrick Willies’ preseason star swells in Iowa spring game

[ 0 ] April 26, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – He’s no fluke. Derrick Willies put on another pass-catching spectacle Saturday during Iowa’s spring football game, proving his performance two weeks ago in West Des Moines wasn’t a one-time wonder. “He’s a talented player,” fellow receiver Kevonte Martin-Manley said. “He plays with a lot of confidence and a lot of heart.” And […]

Hawkeye receiving corps is deep, talented, untested

[ 0 ] April 10, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Bobby Kennedy caught himself. As the second-year receivers coach began touting the potential of Iowa’s wideouts, he started to gush. Then, his comments became more measured. “I’m really pleased we decided to redshirt some of those guys, because I think they’ve got the ability to really, maybe change — not necessarily the […]

Football notes: Who’s shining in bowl practices?

[ 0 ] December 23, 2013

ALL CLEAR: Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz said all the regular roster players are expected to make the trip to Tampa, and no one should miss the game because of injuries. “We had some injuries coming out of the last game, had some guys who rested for a couple weeks,” Ferentz said. “We’ve got some […]