5:03 PM EDT, Wed August 27, 2014

Brown: Ferentz won’t let himself get too excited about running game

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Asked if he felt better about his running game than in recent seasons, Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz squirmed in his chair like someone sitting in the dentist’s office waiting for a root canal. “You never feel too good about anything, especially right now,” Ferentz said. Right now is Saturday’s 11 […]

Iowa’s third-best football victory of the last 50 years

Iowa coach Hayden Fry knew it was a gamble. The Hawkeyes were clinging to a 13-7, fourth-quarter lead in this top-10 duel at Kinnick Stadium on Sept. 24, 1983. Iowa was ranked seventh. No. 3 Ohio State had won nine straight in the series. Iowa had a third-and-six situation from its own 27. Fry could […]

LIVE: Talk Hawkeye football with Rick Brown

Our weekly chats are back! Send your questions now to Hawkeyes columnist Rick Brown, and he’ll join you at noon on Wednesdays throughout the season for a give-and-take about an anticipated season of Iowa football. Live Blog Hawkeye football chat with Rick Brown 

Kirk Ferentz shares the secret of his gameday note cards

IOWA CITY, Ia. – When he travels the state on the I-Club circuit each spring, Iowa football Kirk Ferentz answers a lot of questions. Two get asked more than others. One, what do you write on that card during games? And two, what kind of gum do you chew? “It’s about all I’m known for, […]
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Kreiter, Vandervelde among 8 Hawkeyes cut

Kreiter, Vandervelde among 8 Hawkeyes cut

Two Quad-Cities athletes were among the players put on waivers by NFL teams Tuesday.

Tevaun Smith hopes to consistently enter WR fray

Wide receiver Tevaun Smith is best remembered for one play. A very big play. The Hawkeyes were trailing Michigan 21-7 at halftime of last November’s game at Kinnick Stadium. On Iowa’s first series of the third quarter, Smith made an acrobatic one-handed catch of a Jake Rudock pass and dodged several would-be Wolverine defenders for […]

Hawkeye linebackers unsettled, but promising

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The way Quinton Alston sees it, there is no problem. A quick scan of Iowa’s football depth chart shows five potential starters listed for three linebacker positions. That means one of the Hawkeyes’ biggest offseason concern remains unsettled. Or, does it? “I don’t think you can have too many good linebackers,” […]

Iowa’s fourth-best football win of the past 50 years

Georgia Tech’s offense had been unstoppable, averaging 307.2 rushing yards and running all the way to the school’s first Orange Bowl bid in 32 years. But the ninth-ranked Yellow Jackets were about to run into No. 10 Iowa and defensive coordinator Norm Parker. Iowa’s 24-14 Orange Bowl victory on Jan. 5, 2010, was the program’s […]

Ferentz gives Kidd, Koehn an edge in the Hawkeye kicking game

IOWA CITY, Ia. – A punter from the Sunshine State is living his dream in Iowa. “Luckily for me, I started getting more and more in a groove the longer I was here,” Dillon Kidd said of becoming a Hawkeye starter. “I kind of started to peak throughout camp. Now, I hope I can keep […]

Take 5: Quick hits from Kirk Ferentz’s Week 1 news conference

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Each week this season, Hawkeyes columnist Rick Brown will offer five quick takeaways from Kirk Ferentz’s weekly news conferences. Here’s the buzz before Saturday’s game vs. Northern Iowa: SUPER COOPER: The loss of junior defensive tackle Darian Cooper for the season after knee surgery Sunday speeds up the learning curve for […]

3 Points with Nate Kaeding: What Kirk Ferentz is saying behind the scenes

All season long at HawkCentral.com, tune in for our weekly video show with our reporters and former Hawkeye and NFL kicker Nate Kaeding. The show, filmed at Kaeding’s T-shirt shop in Iowa City called Tailgate, will get inside the head of one of Kirk Ferentz’s former players and try to dissect all the wins and […]

Derby secures starting job for Hawkeyes

It has taken four years, three position changes and two different teams, but former City High standout A.J. Derby finally has secured a starting position as a college football player. Derby, a fifth-year senior who started his career at Iowa in 2010, is listed as the No. 1 tight end for Arkansas in preparation for […]

Former Hawkeye Sokol is starting quarterback at Louisiana Tech

Former Iowa quarterback Cody Sokol has been named the starter at Louisiana Tech. Sokol, a transfer who was once part of a three-way quarterbacking competition that included Jake Rudock and C.J. Beathard, will make his debut Saturday against Oklahoma. According to the Shreveport Times, Tech coach Skip Holtz made the announcement Monday during his weekly […]

Fran McCaffery will reinstate Jok on Tuesday

  Peter Jok will be rejoining to the Iowa men’s basketball team Tuesday, coach Fran McCaffery has confirmed. Jok, a sophomore guard and former West Des Moines Valley all-stater, was suspended from all basketball-related activities by McCaffery on July 15, a day after he was charged with driving his moped while his license was revoked. […]

Iowa’s depth at defensive tackle takes season-ending hit

Iowa defensive tackle Darian Cooper posted a Facebook update that indicates he’ll miss the upcoming season: “Surgery was a success (I’m) sorry I couldn’t ride with my brothers this season but ima come back even better next season #glorytoGod #hawkeyes. The 6-foot-2, 280-pound junior was listed as a backup to Carl Davis. He apparently underwent […]

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