University of Iowa

Barta calls coach’s firing ‘very difficult’

IOWA CITY — In his first public comments since dismissing field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta stands by his decision but called it “very difficult.”

Griesbaum, who coached Iowa for 14 [...]

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2-Minute Drill: The Northern Iowa Panthers



You've probably heard the name Xavier Williams m [...]

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Iowa ticket sales brisk as season approaches

IOWA CITY — Iowa still has tickets available for all games, but the numbers have stabilized in a positive direction for the athletics department.

Five of Iowa's seven games are selling ahead of pace from a year ago, associate athleti [...]

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Three and Out: Three players worth talking about


1. He doesn't mind “Meerkat” — “Meerkat” is the nickname that Iowa wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy put on sophomore continue »

Vital signs


IOWA CITY — Football, if nothing else, is a grand experiment in kinesiology. About a year ago, Iowa football strength and condition coach Chris Doyle took the deep dive into technology, specifically the use of GPS and accelerometer [...]

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Iowa marketing, football staffs collaborate on music

IOWA CITY — Iowa football will sound different at Kinnick Stadium this year, and it’s not just because of its $1 million sound system.

Yes, public address announcer Mark Abbott’s voice will be more recognizable over the [...]

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Hlastradamus returns to save the world

By Mike Hlas, The Gazette


It's been a long time since Hlastradamus was seen in these parts. He spent the off-season taking a twerking class.

But the prophet has returned in time for Week 1 to make some college football pr [...]

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Williams, Panthers poised to make noise at Kinnick


CEDAR FALLS — The first time a player — home or away — steps on the field at a place like Kinnick Stadium, it can be a bit intimidating.

The crowd right on top of you, the bright lights, the fancy new scoreboard [...]

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Podcast: 'On Iowa' breaks down UNI

The 'On Iowa' podcast returns to break down Iowa's football opener against UNI. The Gazette's Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman break down the match-up across all phases of the game, make their predictions, and pick every game of the week across [...]

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Spartans overwhelming pick to win Big Ten


There's a lot more predicting to be done for the coming college football season than any before it.

We never had the College Football Playoff before. And with it comes a lot of doubt about the Big Ten., an E [...]

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Iowa’s new punter is 4th-generation Big Ten player

Mike Hlas, The Gazette

IOWA CITY — Is there a kicking gene? Something extra in the makeup of certain humans that helps make footballs fly off their feet?

Leaving that for scientists with too much time on their hands to po [...]

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Hlas Podcast: Jim Sullivan, Waterloo Courier

With the Northern Iowa-Iowa football game upon us Saturday, the Mike Hlas Podcast welcomes Jim Sullivan, who covers UNI football for the Waterloo Courier.

Jim tells us what he thinks the Panthers would have to do to spring an upset in Kinn [...]

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Wide receivers poised for production


IOWA CITY — The Iowa wide receiver group is very close to “ballin'.” You know, “ballin'.”

“By 'ball,' as a wide receiver, I mean make plays,” senior wide receiver Kevonte Martin-Manley sa [...]

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Good-Timey Radio Hour Curt answer from Kirk on QB platooning (I'll show myself out)


We're talking about stuff again on the radio.

It's Ed Podolak's 32nd season in Iowa's radio booth. That's fantastic. Still, one of the best in the business. I've chatted about his replacement in the past, not anynmore. Don't look [...]

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Derby, Sokol to start for new teams

Two former Iowa football players will have prominent roles with different teams this weekend.

Former Iowa quarterback/linebacker A.J. Derby (6-foot-5, 255 pounds) is listed as a starter at tight end for Arkansas. Derby, who was an all-stat [...]

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