On Iowa by Marc Morehouse

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: 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, I t [...]

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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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No. 23 — WR Tevaun Smith

No. 23 ... Tevaun Smith went into the 2013 season as a curiosity, and not just because he is from Canada. The junior from Toronto, Ontario, really looks the part of competitive Big Ten wide receiver. He s [...]

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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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No. 24 — DT Darian Cooper

No. 24 ... Going into the 2013, big things were expected from the defensive line, and junior Darian Cooper was expected to play a role in that. And he did just that, but it wasn’t the role that was [...]

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No. 25 — DE Nate Meier and mystery depth

No. 25 ... Nate Meier (6-2, 244) comes into his junior year with his goal set on becoming more of a full-service defensive end. Last season, he was used in third-down situations and recorded two sacks and a couple of quarterback hurries. It [...]

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Top 45: The 'On Iowa' List

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No. 26 — CB Maurice Fleming

No. 26 ... If you look at some of the recent rises of Iowa football players, Maurice Fleming’s seems to have the steepest trajectory. Last season, Fleming didn’t play in five of Iowa’ [...]

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No. 27 — CB Sean Draper

No. 27 ... Right now, junior cornerback Sean Draper (6-0, 190) is known for a rather unfortunate couple of series against Michigan State last fall. Iowa was down to three corners and needed to play some n [...]

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Podcast: “On Iowa” talks real spring football, B1G media days, hoops

The “On Iowa” podcast with Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman breaks down the likely topics at Big Ten media days, the potential for real spring college football and the happenings around Iowa basketball.

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No. 28 — The No. 3 OT

No. 28 ... Depth on the offensive line will be the ongoing saga for the 2014 Hawkeyes. You heard coach Kirk Ferentz say this spring that, yes, the Iowa staff wanted to bring in speed and, yes, Iowa borrow [...]

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No. 29 — WR Derrick Willies

No. 29 ... Iowa made two public appearances this spring. There’s no denying redshirt freshman Derrick Willies (6-4, 210) had the flashiest showing among the wide receivers.

In the Des Moines [...]

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