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Former Iowa football commit on Alabama two-deep

[ 0 ] August 27, 2014

Former Cedar Falls all-stater Ross Pierschbacher, who originally committed to play football at Iowa before signing with Alabama, has made an immediate impact as a true freshman. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound Pierschbacher is listed as the Crimson Tide’s backup left guard behind Arie Kouandijo for Saturday’s opener against West Virginia in Atlanta, Ga. According to the […]

On the road (again): Bye weeks part of Iowa football discussion

[ 0 ] August 24, 2014

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 […]

Pat Harty: Bower took a risk, but was rewarded by Hawks

[ 0 ] August 24, 2014

Over the past two decades, I’ve interviewed countless high school athletes about their choice for college.

Bower keeps moving up for Hawkeyes

[ 0 ] August 22, 2014

In barely a year, West Branch native Bo Bower has gone from being a preferred walk-on for the Iowa football team to now being on scholarship and competing for a starting position. Bower, a redshirt freshman, is listed as a co-starter with junior Travis Perry at one of the three linebacker positions on the Iowa […]

Harty: Hawkeye news coming in bits and pieces

[ 0 ] August 22, 2014

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 […]

Michigan quarterback says Iowa fans are ‘annoying’

[ 0 ] August 21, 2014

Michigan’s Devin Gardner gives Iowa’s pink locker room a thumbs up, for the most part. But the fans at Kinnick Stadium? Well, that’s a downright annoying story. It’s not a stretch to believe the Wolverines’ senior quarterback doesn’t have warm and fuzzy memories of Kinnick, a place he’ll never have to play in again. A […]

Brown: Ferentz has lots of questions still unanswered

[ 0 ] August 16, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Now it gets interesting. Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz and his staff have a lot of important decisions to make with the Aug. 30 opener against Northern Iowa at Kinnick Stadium rapidly approaching. They’ll review tape of Saturday’s public practice and scrimmage on Sunday, then comes a 24-hour window where they’ll […]

Brown: What I’m looking for from Saturday’s “Kids at Kinnick” practice

[ 0 ] August 15, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa’s 2014 football team was on display at media day Aug. 4. That’s the last time we’ve seen them. The Hawkeyes had their first practice of fall camp that night, and every workout since has been held in privacy. That changes at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, when coach Kirk Ferentz conducts an open […]

Iowa’s Scherff named USA Today first-team all-American

[ 0 ] August 14, 2014

When offensive tackle Brandon Scherff opted to return to Iowa for his senior season instead of jumping to the NFL, he said he had several goals he still wanted to attain. “I want to be the best offensive tackle in the nation,” Scherff said this summer. “I want to be the best player I can […]

Veteran Lowdermilk expected to bring young safeties along

[ 0 ] August 13, 2014

John Lowdermilk is suddenly one of the most experienced players on the Iowa football team. Graduation and attrition have led to gaps on the defense for the Hawkeyes, including at safety, where Lowdermilk returns on the strong side after starting all 13 games there in 2013. The Carrollton, Ohio, native played his freshman and sophomore […]