Hawkeye Football

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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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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Top 45: The 'On Iowa' List

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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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Does Scherff compare with Suh for dominance?

IOWA CITY — Jake Rudock has no time to inspect left tackle Brandon Scherff’s handiwork in the middle of a play. The Iowa quarterback has enough challenges of his own after the snap.

But when Rudock reviews a postgame video with [...]

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Iowa LB Perry ‘extremely proud’ of father in Afghanistan

IOWA CITY — Travis Perry has worked his way up on the Iowa football team. The junior from Urbandale began his career as a walk-on. He earned his way to some special teams units, worked up to No. 2 outside linebacker and put himself in posit [...]

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Iowa-ISU earns 2:30 p.m. time slot

IOWA CITY — The Iowa-Iowa State football game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 and will be carried by either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2, the Big Ten announced today.

The conference released the times and networks for each team’s [...]

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