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Iowa football position preview: Running backs

Iowa football running back Mark Weisman will try to help carry the offense to new heights this season. In the past couple of years, Iowa has been plagued by a plethora of running back injuries. 7 running backs have gotten a serious injury or have left the program entirely since 2011. To explain this bizarre stat, some fans, (most notably, the writers at created...
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Outback Bowl 2014: Running backs

When the Iowa Hawkeyes and no. 16 LSU Tigers face-off in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 the difference in athleticism and speed will be evident and at a crucial position for any offense, running back. Other than a handful of schools: Baylor (Big 12), Florida State (ACC), Oregon (Pac-12), Stanford (Pac-12), Texas (Big 12) to name a few — the fastest athletes usually reside in the SEC...
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Iowa’s potential bowl berth is cause for concern

The Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-4 and 2-3 in the Big Ten but with a win over Purdue on Saturday the Hawkeyes will become bowl eligible. Iowa and head coach Kirk Ferentz are 3-1 in Bowl games in the past five years. After managing only four wins and missing out on a bowl berth in 2012, the Hawkeyes are looking for some sort of validation to their season. A bowl berth however, wouldn’t do...
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Hawkeyes Weekend Recap: Will Weisman Wear Down?

It was a weekend full of Hawkeye goodness…even if the Hawkeyes didn’t bring their ‘A’ game to Ames, they still won by bashing the Cyclones at the line of scrimmage and that was a pretty thing.  Here are some things you might have missed from the weekend with some additional commentary. THE WEISMAN PACE:  Mark Weisman has 85 carries in three games.  85!  Marc Morehouse...
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Ulis to Announce Friday, Weisman Workload

Let’s begin this mashup with some hoops recruiting: Tyler Ulis Announcing Friday. Are the #Hawkeyes still in Picture? His Father Tells Us (Free) – — Rob Howe (@HawkeyeInsider) September 11, 2013 In the item, Ty’s father says that Ty still hasn’t made up his mind on where he is going to go.  That’s interesting, given he’s said he will announce...
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Weisman leads Iowa Hawkeyes to a 28-14 victory over Missouri State

The Iowa Hawkeyes (1-1) entrusted its running game to lead them to a 28-14 win over Missouri State (0-2) on Saturday. Iowa overcame a shaky start and a variety of mistakes — committing 11 penalties for 100 yards — against Missouri State to pull out its first win of the season. Against the Bears, the Hawkeyes accumulated 489 yards of total offense — with 296 yards coming on...
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Weisman will likely be key for Iowa

Last summer, even the biggest Iowa fans barely knew who Mark Weisman was. The walk-on fullback is now one of the most important parts of Iowa's offense, and his health will be crucial for the Hawkeyes in 2013. Weisman unexpectedly emerged as one of the top running backs in the Big Ten a year ago before nagging injuries limited his effectiveness. Iowa was at its best when Weisman...
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June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio State, Mark Weisman, and...the Iowa Hawkbears?

Big Tentacles  -  The SWRT look at the Big Ten, and its sway over the college football landscape. Come on to the Future. Ohio State and Oregon sign a deal for a series in 2020 and 2021. (The Columbus Dispatch) Hoosers vs. Fighting Illini. The Crimson Quarry previews Indiana-Illinois. Well, somebody had to do it.  Big Ten bowl predictions. Wait there are Big Ten teams...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Mark Weisman injured, Michigan St.-Michigan, and more.

Big Tentacles  -  The SWRT look at the Big Ten, and its sway over the college football landscape. The Thrill is Gone. Michigan State and Michigan's lackluster performances this season have taken the shine off of Saturday's rivalry game between the Spartans and the Wolverines. Because Drew Sharp said so. (The Detroit Free Press) You're Ankle's Too Short...
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Iowa walk-on Weisman steps in at running back

(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Mark Weisman generated enough buzz in the spring of 2011 that his new teammates at Iowa started to wonder where the walk-on had come from. Weisman arrived after just one semester at Air Force, a stint that helped him clarify his academic and athletic goals. ''I remember we were all sitting around joking like...
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September 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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