University of Iowa

Ranking Iowa’s 2014 football games: No. 12 Ball State

This is a 12-to-1 countdown of Iowa’s most-appealing football games this season. No. 1 is the most-appealing. We’ll start with No. 12.

Sept. 6 — Ball State:

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Disterhoft turns challenges into success, named Game Time League MVP

NORTH LIBERTY — Before the tip-off of Wednesday night’s Game Time League championship game, Commissioner Randy Larson paused to talk about Iowa sophomore Ally Disterhoft.

Larson recalled how she wasn’t afraid to go again [...]

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Early update: Hawkeyes in the NFL

Here are a few early NFL training camp notes and links about former Iowa players:

Rookie linebacker Christian Kirksey intercepted a Johnny Manz [...]

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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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Summer of Scherff keeps getting stronger

CHICAGO — Kirk Ferentz described it as his “Oh, crap!” moment.

“It was our second bye week (last season) and everybody was off on Saturday,” the Iowa football coach said. “I'm driving to get some coffee [...]

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Gordon’s memories of Kinnick a nightmare

CHICAGO — Kinnick Stadium’s notoriously tight sidelines give Iowa fans a chance to heckle and jeer opponents with no room to hide, something Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon knows all too well.

The preseason All-American sp [...]

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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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B1G peers notice Scherff’s lifts

CHICAGO — Iowa senior tackle Brandon Scherff caught the college football world’s attention last week when a video surfaced of him hang cleaning 443 pounds three times. His Big Ten peers also were paying attention.

Wisconsin tac [...]

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Being there isn’t everything for college football fans

I have a neighbor who read Scott Doctherman's recent Gazette story about Iowa's inability to sell out its 2014 home football games (s [...]

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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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Ihm struggles in rain delay at GCRO

MARION — Mother Nature did her best to spoil the second round of the Greater Cedar Rapids Open on Friday, but after an hour and a half delay, golfers countered in the provided conditions.

After going up and down all afternoon, Peosta [...]

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Iowa officials ask questions about tepid ticket sales

IOWA CITY — Two years ago, ticket sales were footnotes in the rough draft of an Iowa football season. Today, it’s the lead paragraph.

Three years after an overflow of season-ticket requests prompted Iowa officials to split any [...]

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Burrito Lift or no burrito lift?

IOWA CITY — The “Burrito Lift” is as good of a place to start as any.

It’s been a longtime promotion at Iowa football and basketball games for a local Mexican restaurant. The Kinnick Stadium or Carver-Hawke [...]

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Uthoff looking to step up

NORTH LIBERTY — The skill set is there. It’s always been there. Jarrod Uthoff’s long arms and lengthy frame have more definition to them now, and his game suggests there’s nothing that he can’t do on a basketball [...]

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