The Iowa-Minnesota series covers 107 games. But never has the battle for Floyd of Rosedale ended the way the border duel of Nov. 22, 1986, did at the Metrodome. It led to a whole new batch of mathematically challenged Minnesota jokes. Iowa trailed 17-0 at halftime. But Iowa coach Hayden Fry’s halftime speech worked magic. […]
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MINNEAPOLIS – Among all the heroes in Iowa’s 23-7 win Saturday at Minnesota, did anybody notice that Mark Weisman had 147 yards rushing? The 236-pound Hawkeye junior uses power and aggression to his advantage. Perhaps one of his greatest skills? How he quietly wears down the opponent and assembles big numbers. Saturday, it was 24 […]
MINNEAPOLIS – An identity will be forged Saturday afternoon. Iowa and Minnesota bring similar attitudes and attributes to Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. showdown on ABC, yet neither has been tested by the grind of a Big Ten Conference schedule. This is a chance to hoist the Floyd of Rosedale Trophy and solidify reputations. “We’re going against […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – When will you embrace the Iowa football team? Last week’s win over Iowa State felt like a reconciliation, easing some of the tension from a 4-8 finish in 2012 and mixed results against Northern Illinois and Missouri State. Saturday’s 59-3 rout of Western Michigan felt like a love-in. Plenty of backups […]
Junior linebacker James Morris had seen enough of the empty trophy cases the last two years. The Iowa coaches moved them everywhere — the locker room, the weight room, on the path to the practice field. “I just wanted to take a sledgehammer to them,” Morris said. “Thank God we beat Minnesota so we can […]
KEY NUMBER 1. That’s how many rivalry trophies Iowa has today, after beating Minnesota 31-13 to claim Floyd of Rosedale. The Hawkeyes had been 0-for-6 in rivalry trophy games prior to Saturday. There are still trophies in Ames, Madison, and Lincoln that Iowa would like, but the Hawkeyes don’t have to spend another season without […]
COACH FERENTZ: Needless to say, we’re thrilled to get the victory today. Minnesota is a good football team. They’re very well coached. They played hard today, just like we would expect them to do. Really the credit goes to our players. I thought they did a great job of coming to the game ready to […]
See where the Floyd of Rosedale trophy has been over the years between Minnesota and Iowa.
The Hawkeyes are ready to get the Floyd of Rosedale trophy back in their possession.
Chicago, Ill. – Ask Iowa athletic director Gary Barta about the new Heroes Game Trophy that now goes to the Iowa-Nebraska football winner, and he’ll talk forever about the significance of the award. Ask him where it ranks among Iowa’s three other trophy games– and he speaks with more hesitation. “I don’t want to be […]