No. 19 — TE Ray Hamilton

No. 19 ... Whoa! Isn’t that low for a player who should be Iowa’s No. 1 tight end? Yes, but here’s what went into the ranking:

Senior Ray Hamilton (6-5, 252) does have a chance [...]

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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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Word for Word: Kirk Ferentz from Chicago

I teamed up with HawkeyeDrive’s Brendan Stiles to tackle this monster of an endeavor.

Took all day, but here’s Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz on many topics.

Great stuff on WR Derrick Willies, a player he really [...]

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Bohannon boosts UNI with work ethic, shooting ability

NORTH LIBERTY — Matt Bohannon’s summer regimen puts the Northern Iowa junior in the gym at 6 a.m. three days a week shooting hoops.

By 7 a.m., Bohannon takes 750 shots. The accounting major once compiled his shots the way he&#x [...]

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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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TV options still open for Iowa-Nebraska

CHICAGO — The potential for an Iowa-Nebraska showdown for the Big Ten’s West Division title has ABC keeping an open mind on the game’s time slot this fall.

The now annual “Black Friday” game between the bor [...]

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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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Delany rests his case

CHICAGO — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany offered neither rebuttals like his peers nor new initiatives as he had in the past at the annual Big Ten media day event. But like a final summation in a court of law, Delany called for NCAA restruc [...]

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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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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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Ten B1G topics for B1G media day

Big Ten football media days have revolved around the endless speculation about expansion, divisional alignment and the scarlet letter on Penn State’s uniforms in recent years. Those topics still linger, but pure football will dominate this [...]

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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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OSU picked to win B1G, Iowa tabbed 2nd for West

Ohio State was picked to win the Big Ten championship and Iowa was tabbed for second place in the newly created Big Ten West Division, according to a preseason sportswriter poll released Friday morning.

The poll was arranged by Cleveland Pla [...]

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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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