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Marc Morehouse
Hi, I'm Marc Morehouse. I've covered sports for more than 15 years, mostly in Eastern Iowa. I've had Hayden Fry call me "Mike." I've had Chad Greenway call me "Mr." And Kirk Ferentz will occasionally call me "bleep." (Kidding, kidding.) I have fun with the blog. I’ve made some great connections with a few readers and hope to continue that. Ultimately, I want to know what you want to know. Thanks for reading.

Blog Posts

No. 20 — QB C.J. Beathard

No. 20 ... So, everything was going swimmingly at quarterback this spring. Junior Jake Rudock led the show during the Des Moines practice. Sophomore C.J. Beathard spoke afterward. He was the No. 2 QB, a r [...]

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Video Sessions — Scherff’s golf score

Video No. 1 — Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff is asked about his tennis and golf games. Asked if he could break 90, Scherff kind of shot a look and said, “I think I could.” (He [...]

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Audio: Hawkeyes at Big Ten media day

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz, linemen Brandon Scherff and Carl Davis, and running back Mark Weisman spoke to a collection of Big Ten media on Tuesday morning, the second day of Big Ten media days. Click below to listen to what the Hawkeyes had to say. [...]

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Weisman might not fit, but he works

CHICAGO — Mark Weisman has been through some football storms. A smashed foot, a torn pectoral, sprained elbow, torn groin, sprained ankle. The one injury that almost really got him happened on a train in Paris.

On spring br [...]

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No. 21 — LB Reggie Spearman

No. 21 ... Hawkeyes fans who are brave enough to closely follow the roller-coaster world that is college football recruiting know that the “hat game” usually doesn’t favor the Hawkeye [...]

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Quick Slants: Insurance is the best policy

CHICAGO — Brandon Scherff always will be the jewel of Iowa’s 2014 recruiting class.

After an all-Big Ten 2013, he was a possible first-round NFL draft pick. He announced before Iowa’s Outback Bowl game that he wou [...]

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Quick Slants: Two departures and an injury

CHICAGO — Iowa is officially in the market for a No. 3 quarterback.

Head coach Kirk Ferentz announced Monday that redshirt freshman quarterback Nic Shimonek has decided to transfer. Also, linebacker Laron Taylor also will trans [...]

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No. 22 — G Sean Welsh

No. 22 ... Sean Welsh has yet to play a down for the Hawkeyes, and here is the 6-3, 285-pounder listed as No. 22 in a top 45 Hawkeyes countdown. That happened because 1) Welsh started spring as the No. 1 [...]

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Perceptions, opportunities as Big Ten gets geographical

CHICAGO — The former Northwestern linebacker briefly showed his game face when the question about the Big Ten West vs. the Big Ten East came up Monday during Big Ten media days.

“Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, [...]

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10 B1G storylines for the Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY — It’s OK to pick Iowa to win the Big Ten’s West Division. You can do that without a sneer or a snicker. The Hawkeyes are expected to compete with Wisconsin (the favorite), Nebraska (the perennial) and Northwe [...]

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