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Did the Hawkeyes get too caught up in Final Four talk?

[ 0 ] March 3, 2014

IOWA CITY, IA. — A 13-point halftime lead had turned into a four-point deficit, with just over 9 minutes to play. Iowa’s mojo was missing, shots weren’t falling, defense was missing and heads were down. Carver-Hawkeye Arena was quiet as fans watched a disaster unfolding before their very eyes. A fourth straight loss, this one to […]

Brown: Program hasn’t turned corner; work to be done

[ 0 ] November 9, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Iowa became bowl-eligible Saturday, which sure beats the alternative. “I don’t know if I’ve ever had a longer holiday break,” Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz said Saturday after a businesslike 38-14 victory over Purdue. “You can only sit in front of the fireplace so long.” A bowl-free 4-8 season leads to a […]

Canzeri’s running powers Hawkeyes to win at Purdue

[ 0 ] November 9, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Jordan Canzeri made a final sprint across the Ross-Ade Stadium sod Saturday afternoon. A television reporter wanted to chat with the sophomore tailback following Iowa’s 38-14 win over Purdue. Canzeri, who rushed for a career-best 165 yards on 20 carries, obliged, then made bee-line for his teammates. “Being together in the swarm, […]

Maligned Hawkeye Shumpert comes up big

[ 0 ] November 9, 2013

West Lafayette, Ind. –  Iowa wide receiver Don Shumpert wasn’t having the greatest of seasons. The senior lost his starting job to Tevaun Smith, and he’s struggled with a foot injury. But Shumpert played a significant role in Iowa’s 38-14 victory Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium. “We played good as a team, and I contributed,” Shumpert said. […]

Why Hawkeyes left one side of their helmets black

[ 0 ] November 9, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Iowa and Purdue football players used their helmets to pay respect to the armed forces Saturday on Military Appreciation Day. The right side of Iowa’s helmet had a red, white and blue tigerhawk to honor all U.S. veterans and those serving in each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. The left […]

Andrew Logue: Iowa defense needs to keep Purdue down

[ 0 ] November 8, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A lot of people are talking about Purdue’s offense. It’s not very flattering. The conversation usually goes along the lines of, “Hey, did you know the Boilermakers haven’t taken a snap inside an opponent’s 20-yard line since September?” They might also mention Purdue is averaging just 11.5 points per game (third […]

Hawkeye Huddle: Seeking momentum against Purdue

[ 0 ] November 6, 2013

Rick Brown: Can’t blame Ferentz for being cautious about Purdue

[ 0 ] November 5, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Promise. That fuels Purdue football coach Darrell Hazell these days. It’s been a season long on agony of defeat and short on thrill of victory for the Boilermakers in Hazell’s first season as coach. Purdue is 1-7 overall, 0-4 in the Big Ten and been outscored in its last two games […]

What Hayden Fry did to fool Hawkeye fans in 1981

[ 0 ] November 5, 2013

IOWA CITY, Ia. — Kirk Ferentz was in his first season as Iowa’s offensive line coach in 1981 when the Hawkeyes ended a 20-game losing streak to Purdue. “That is hard to believe,” Ferentz said of losing 20 straight to a team. “It’s hard to believe you don’t have a winning season for 19 years, […]

Playing word association with Big Ten football

[ 0 ] September 25, 2013

Let’s play a little word association. When I mention a football team from the Big Ten Conference, what comes to mind? The league schedule is beginning to ramp up this weekend, and we’re still looking for trends and traits. Ohio State remains the frontrunner. Purdue continues to be a punching bag. But everything in between […]