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Iowa defense in a race to erase unsightly numbers

[ 0 ] August 8, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. — A few statistics still cast a shadow over Iowa’s football program.“The one number that stands out to me, that really got to me, would be eight,” freshman pass rusher Faith Ekakitie said. “That’s how many losses we had.” There was plenty of blame to go around after the Hawkeyes finished 2012 […]

There’s 1 key stat Hawkeye defensive lineman strive to improve

[ 0 ] April 17, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. — The numbers on a tape measure and scale won’t necessarily add up to more sacks for Iowa’s patchwork defensive line. But a little bulk wouldn’t hurt. “You don’t have to be a certain height, a certain weight to play any position in football,” defensive line coach Reese Morgan said. “And thank […]

Harty: Ugly duckling recruits don’t always become swans

[ 0 ] February 5, 2013

Kirk Ferentz wasn’t on top of the college football world a decade ago, but he could see it from where he stood. The Iowa football program was in the midst of an unprecedented run of success from 2002 to 2004, compiling records of 11-2, 10-3 and 10-2, respectively, in each of the three seasons. But […]

Davis breaking the mold on D-line

[ 0 ] August 30, 2012

The Hawkeyes take great pride in player development. The depth chart is filled with 270-pound defensive linemen who came to Iowa City as 220-pound projects. Sophomore Carl Davis is not one of those guys. “I came in as a freshman at 340 pounds,” Davis said. “I never knew until I came here that Iowa builds […]

Analyst: Addition of Ekakitie gives Iowa best collection of Chicagoland players

[ 4 ] December 8, 2011

The addition of Faith Ekakitie gives Iowa the best collection of players from the Chicago area, one analyst says.

Football recruit Faith Ekakitie says Iowa in his top 4

[ 4 ] November 29, 2011

The Iowa football program has advanced to the final four in the recruiting of high school defensive lineman Faith Ekakitie.

UI recruit Faith Ekakitie shares his experiences via blog

[ 0 ] September 15, 2011

High school defensive lineman Faith Ekakitie is more than willing to discuss his recruitment, but only on his terms.