UNI-Iowa a rare FCS-FBS matchup that doesn’t stink

Northern Iowa's football team skews Iowans' opinions about FBS-FCS football matchups.

FBS, by the way, is Football Bowl Subdivision. The big boys. FCS is Football Championship Subdivision. The next-biggest boys. But the difference in schol [...]

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Quickest Slants: The latest updates from Iowa City

Northern Iowa has a bit of a quarterback thingie going on.

Sawyer Kollmorgen is the No. 1. He didn’t learn this, however, until he was asked by a reporter on Monday when he was told he’ [...]

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The algebra that is Iowa running back

IOWA CITY — In the last third of 2013, Damon Bullock lost his spot.

The senior went from running back 1b to six, 10, four, three and three carries in Iowa's final five games. While Bullock's carries diminished, junior Jordan Can [...]

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Video Sessions — Part 2

Video No. 1 — I wanted to get to Dillon Kidd’s journey. He started his career in 2011 as a walk-on at Florida State. He spent the last two years at El Cam [...]

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UNI embraces hype and challenges

CEDAR FALLS — Northern Iowa's football team has a mental approach for competing against its two big brothers in Iowa, and it isn't by telling itself it's just another game.

“First of all, you have to embrace the hype,” UN [...]

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Video Sessions — Part 3

Video No. 1 — I don’t know if this made it to tape or not, but DT Carl Davis started talking about hearing AC/DC’s “Back in Black,” t [...]

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Video Sessions — Part 1

Video No. 1 — Senior running back Damon Bullock talks about watching his role decrease at the end of 2013 and how that motivated him this August.

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Johnson is the one who didn’t get away

CEDAR FALLS — Mark Farley doesn’t cringe when you go down the list of “Almost Panthers who became Hawkeyes.” The names keep coming up during the conversation, like over and over.

“I can go right down [...]

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Hawkeyes in the NFL: Will Kirksey, Hitchens both start?

Saturday was a very good night for former Iowa Hawkeyes on the Minnesota Vikings.

Tight end Allen Reisner caught two touchdown passes from rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, giving Reisner three TDs in the last two games.

Veteran li [...]

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Podcast: 'On Iowa' welcomes you to Game Week

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The 'On Iowa' Podcast returns to mark the start of football season. The Gazette's Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman bring in the season's first Game Week with a breakdown of the Hawkeyes' first depth chart released last week. The [...]

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Big Ten predictions: Iowa in the B1G title game?

Last season, everyone watched Michigan State grow into a Big Ten and Rose Bowl champion. It was a team that really didn’t have a quarterback until the Big Ten opener and, when all was said and done, the Spartans had 13 wins and at le [...]

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Week 1 football: Where the ranked teams play

Where the Gazette/KCRG ranked football teams play Friday in Week 1:


1. West Des Moines Dowling (0-0) hosts 3A No. 2 Cedar Rapids Xavier (0-0).

2. Waukee (0-0) hosts No. 3 West Des Moines Valley (0-0).

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Kollmorgen named UNI starting quarterback

CEDAR FALLS — All through the off-season, as well as spring and fall practice, Northern Iowa head coach Mark Farley insisted the quarterback race was a two-man battle. With two guys capable of leading the offense, it was a good probl [...]

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NDSU presents strong test for Cyclones

AMES — It’s no secret in the halls of the Iowa State football offices what the challenges of playing North Dakota State will be.

The Bison are coming off their third-straight FCS national championship and own a 24-game winning [...]

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From Hawkeye to J-Hawk

CEDAR RAPIDS — Jermelle Lewis spotted an opening for a coaching position.

And just like the holes he hit as a talented running back for the University of Iowa, he hit it full speed and hasn’t broken stride.

Lewis received [...]

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