Posted September 12, 2012 on AP on Fox
(Eds: Updates.) By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Iowa is fielding one of the youngest teams of coach Kirk Ferentz's 14-year tenure. Youth is hardly the reason the Hawkeyes are off to such a dismal start. After escaping from Chicago with an 18-17 win over Northern Illinois in its opener, Iowa's issues came to light last weekend in a three-point loss to Iowa State. The Hawkeyes (1-1) didn't record a sack or a touchdown, scoring six points despite forcing four turnovers. Though Iowa's improving defense held Iowa State scoreless after halftime, its offense couldn't take advantage. On Saturday, the Hawkeyes host Northern Iowa, which nearly knocked off another struggling Big Ten team, Wisconsin, on Sept. 1. The Panthers (1-1) appear to be one of the best teams in the Championship Subdivision, and Iowa knows it can't afford as many mistakes as it made against Iowa State and expect to win. ''I think it's just pretty much team execution right now, and...

Girl gets hit in face with bat at Iowa tailgate

Just a few observations of a University of Iowa bro, his diet Zima and his wiffleball bat: 1. Nice sunglasses band, man. You’re tailgating. You aren’t at a Wham! concert. And even if you were at a Wham! concert, those people would be making fun of you too. 2. How’d you get the Skittle in the Zima if you were only using the tiny hole at the end of the bat? Your loss. 3. Brilliant...

Pre-UNI: Ferentz OTS

Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz conducted his weekly press conference Tuesday at the football complex. Here's a transcript from the On The Side session.

Pre-UNI: Ferentz Prime Cuts

In this week's edition of Kirk Ferentz Prime Cuts, the Iowa coach talks about Vandenberg's leadership, playing true freshmen receivers, close games with smaller schools and more.

Pre-UNI: Ferentz Main

Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz met with the media on Tuesday. Here is a transcript from his main press conference.

McMinn Gets In

When Iowa played host to Iowa State last Saturday, Riley McMinn saw his first college action. The Illinois product talks about the experience and adding 40 pounds to his frame in this short feature, which includes video.

Feeling the heat from the seat

As we enter the third week of the college football season, here are five coaches that are on the hot seat. Gene Chizik Auburn is off to a rough start this season. The Tigers have lost two straight including their first loss to Mississippi State since 2007. The start has Tiger fans a little jittery about Chizik’s ability to win without a quarterback named Cam and could cost the...
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