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Tag: "James Ferentz"

Ferentz calls coaching a son ‘the greatest thing in the world’

[ 0 ] September 3, 2014

During a pregame discussion with Fran McCaffery at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn., a few years back, I asked the Iowa basketball coach if he could handle having his son play for him some day. “Oh, yeah,” McCaffery said, without hesitation. “No problem.” That conversation came to mind Saturday evening when McCaffery’s 16-year-old son, Connor, […]

Ferentz keeps an eye on Hawkeyes … and Texans

[ 0 ] September 3, 2014

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has been keeping a close eye on the NFL’s Houston Texans while preparing his own team for the 2014 season. Ferentz’s son, James, is a center with the Texans. He was released last weekend but was one of 10 players signed to Houston’s practice squad on Sunday. “It’s been perfect, […]

Ferentz likes any and all B1G bowl options

[ 0 ] May 14, 2013

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz is happy to see the Big Ten on the verge of adding the Holiday Bowl and Pinstripe Bowl to its bowl rotation. And after a 4-8 season, Ferentz says he follows the advice of former Iowa assistant Bill Brashier. “Any bowl is a good bowl,” Ferentz said before the Iowa […]

Suchomel: 2013 NFL Draft could be Hawk-less

[ 0 ] April 24, 2013

No matter what has been the result on the field for the Iowa football team recently, the Hawkeyes could always count on the NFL Draft. But Thursday night in the first round of the 2013 draft, the Hawkeyes ares almost certain to not hear any familiar names called. If so, it’ll be the first time […]

James Vandenberg gets standing ovation, talks NFL chances

[ 0 ] April 24, 2013

James Vandenberg was in Clive on Tuesday to receive a coaches appreciation award from the Polk County I-Club. He also received the night’s only standing ovation when he took the podium to collect his honor. And that, more than any statistic, says something about how the former Hawkeyes quarterback will be remembered. Vandenberg had to […]

Iowa football: 3 Hawkeyes invited to Shrine Game

[ 0 ] January 3, 2013

FROM UI SPORTS INFORMATION: IOWA CITY, Iowa – Three senior members of the University of Iowa football program have been invited to compete in the East West Shrine Game. Center James Ferentz, wide receiver Keenan Davis and defensive back Micah Hyde will participate in the all-star contest. The East West Shrine Game will be played […]

Iowa football: Individual honors announced during awards banquet

[ 0 ] December 16, 2012

FROM U OF I SPORTS INFORMATION: IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior center James Ferentz earned top honors when the 2012 Hawkeye football team held its annual awards banquet Saturday in Iowa City. Ferentz shared the 2012 Roy J. Carver Most Valuable Player Award, was one of five players named permanent team captain, […]

6 Hawkeyes named to Big Ten All-Conference team

[ 0 ] December 4, 2012

University of Iowa Athletic Communications news release: IOWA CITY, Iowa — College Sports Madness has named six University of Iowa football players to its Big Ten All-Conference team. Senior Micah Hyde (defensive back) and junior Jordan Cotton (kick returner) were named to the first team. Junior Anthony Hitchens (linebacker) was selected to the second team […]

Video: Steve Bigach and James Ferentz talk about Michigan

[ 0 ] November 13, 2012

Iowa football: Hawkeyes’ uniforms on Saturday will honor military

[ 0 ] November 8, 2012

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Four decades ago, it was unheard of to think a college football team would consider wearing special uniforms to honor military personnel. Back then, specifically in 1970, many college students protested the United States’ invasion of Cambodia so aggressively that National Guardsmen were placed on campus violence red-alert. It happened in […]