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 [...]continue »
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 [...]continue »
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 [...]continue »
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 [...]continue »
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 [...]continue »
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 [...]continue »
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 [...]continue »
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 [...]continue »
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 [...]continue »
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’ [...]continue »
Five state men’s basketball programs landed players on the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2013-14 Honors Court, the organization announced Monday.
The criteria includes players who are either a junior or senior academicall [...]continue »
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 [...]continue »
Legal issues facing collegiate athletics could trigger a doomsday scenario for many men’s sports programs, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby told reporters Monday at Big 12 media days in Dallas, Texas.
Bowlsby, the former Iowa athletics [...]continue »
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 [...]continue »
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 [...]continue »