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Hawkeyes ranked No. 21 in ESPN’s ‘Way-Too-Early’ football poll

[ 0 ] January 17, 2014

The Iowa football team has landed the 21st spot on ESPN’s “Way-Too-Early Top 25″ poll. Here is what ESPN has to say about the Hawkeyes: After going from 4-8 to 8-4 this past season, the Hawkeyes might be ready to move back to the upper echelon of the Big Ten. But coach Kirk Ferentz is […]

Outback Bowl: 5 things to watch

[ 0 ] December 31, 2013

BY RICK BROWN AND ANDREW LOGUE 1. THE PURPLE PASS RUSH Greg Davis, Iowa’s offensive coordinator, compared the Tigers’ defensive front to Ohio State, in terms of athleticism and the way LSU’s interior linemen push the pocket. That may not be a bad thing for the Hawkeyes. Sophomore quarterback Jake Rudock found success early against […]

Jovial, joking Ferentz loose as Outback Bowl nears

[ 0 ] December 31, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – Kirk Ferentz still knows how to work a room. In the final press gathering before today’s Outback Bowl, the Iowa coach lightened the mood with a little humor. It started when a reporter asked if the Hawkeyes would try to wear down Louisiana State, like Alabama did back in November. “You know, […]

Weisman flourishing as fullbacks fall out of fashion

[ 0 ] December 28, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – In an age when fullbacks are fading, Mark Weisman is flourishing. Spread offenses and multiple-receiver sets may be all the rage, but brute force will always play a role in Iowa’s approach. “It hasn’t gone away, yet,” Weisman said. “And I think it’s going to continue to stay.” The Hawkeyes will meet […]

Rick Brown: Passing game must be a main course

[ 0 ] December 28, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. – Iowa’s passing game has made strides this season, but it’s time for a sprint to the finish. If Iowa has realistic expectations of beating No. 14 LSU in Wednesday’s Outback Bowl, quarterback Jake Rudock and his cast of receivers need to be more than complementary hors d’oeuvres before the main course — […]

Rick Brown: ‘The 12 Plays of Christmas’ that brought Hawkeyes 2013 glory

[ 0 ] December 24, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The story of Iowa’s 2013 football season is written over 12 games and more than 1,600 snaps of the ball. A majority of those plays — 865 on offense, 790 on defense — are long forgotten. But some define an 8-4 season and a matchup with No. 14 LSU in the […]

Video: LSU’s Miles praises ‘quality opponent’ in Iowa

[ 0 ] December 18, 2013

Iowa team award-winners announced at banquet

[ 0 ] December 8, 2013

Senior linebacker Anthony Hitchens and junior offensive lineman Brandon Scherff were named the Roy J. Carver most valuable players for the Iowa football team. Five team captains for the 2013 season were announced at the Hawkeyes’ awards banquet Sunday: senior offensive lineman Brett Van Sloten, junior running back Mark Weisman, senior linebackers Christian Kirksey and […]

Logue: Canzeri, Weisman will lead Hawkeyes past Big Red

[ 0 ] November 28, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. – Who needs karma when you have Canzeri? In the past month, Nebraska’s football team has seen its prayers answered against Northwestern, silenced Michigan’s Big House and found joy in Happy Valley with an overtime victory at Penn State. None of those teams, however, can match Iowa’s rushing attack. That’s why the Hawkeyes, […]

This fullback is the Hawkeyes’ unsung hero

[ 0 ] November 26, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Adam Cox is a humble, soft-spoken walk-on from rural Illinois who doesn’t play for fame but loves the game of football. “It just feels good being in there making a difference,” the Hawkeye fullback said. “When somebody notices it, that’s fine. And if they don’t, that’s fine, too. As long as we’re […]