Mistakes send Hawkeyes out of Top 25 after loss

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Kirk Ferentz has mentioned more than once in his 18 seasons as Iowa's coach that his program doesn't have much margin for error. Last week's stunning loss to North Dakota State showed that it wasn't just coach speak. The Hawkeyes (2-1) went unbeaten in the regular season in 2015 largely because they always seemed to do the little things well. A team like...
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September 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Why North Dakota State should be ranked in the Top 20

North Dakota State, the five-time defending FCS champs, defeated No. 13 Iowa on the road Saturday, and there was nothing fluky about it. It was the Bison's fifth consecutive win over FBS opponents and moved them to 8-3 in their last 11 against "the big boys."The Bison out-rushed a team that prides itself on being physical and tougher than everyone they play. The Bison out-rushed...
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September 21, 2016

Hlas Podcast: Former Hawkeyes QB Drew Tate

Former Iowa Hawkeyes quarterback Drew Tate guests on this week’s Mike Hlas Podcast.Tate discusses what it’s like to lose a September game (his 2004 Iowa team got shellacked at Arizona State and bounced back to share the Big Ten title) and still have a big season.He also talks about 10 years in the Canadian Football League, and what life as a Calgary Stampeder has been like.
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
28 days ago

Wadley scores on 26-yard run to lead Iowa over Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Akrum Wadley scored on 26-yard run on the play after Iowa's defense forced a turnover deep in Rutgers' territory and the Hawkeyes rebounded from their stunning loss to North Dakota State with a 14-7 victory over tougher-than-expected Rutgers on Saturday. Safety Brandon Snyder set up the score by stripping the ball from receiver Andre Patton with just under...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hlas: Hawkeyes and B1G West unknown quantities

The Rutgers football experience reminded me a lot of the Maryland football experience of two years ago when Iowa played there. Which is to say, it didn’t have a Big Ten feel to it.Unless, that is, your idea of a Big Ten feel is more Northwestern or Indiana than Wisconsin or Iowa.I liked Rutgers’ stadium and setting, just as I did Maryland’s. They aren’t venues on steroids...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
25 days ago

Ex-Hawkeye Maurice Fleming saves game for West Virginia

Many times, players transfer from Iowa and aren’t heard from again.That isn’t the case with defensive back Maurice Fleming, who left the Hawkeyes in April and went to West Virginia as a graduate transfer.Fleming intercepted a tipped pass with one minute left, securing a 35-32 win for the Mountaineers over BYU at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.“We just came together and we made...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
25 days ago

Iowa seeks answers at WR after losing star Matt VandeBerg

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Outside of senior Matt VandeBerg, Iowa's wide receivers have been mostly disappointing this season. The Hawkeyes likely won't be able to overcome the struggles of that unit much longer after losing VandeBerg to an injury. VandeBerg hurt his right foot in a non-contact drill during practice on Monday. Coach Kirk Ferentz said Tuesday that VandeBerg is out indefinitely...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Iowa star QB Randy Duncan dies at 79

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Former Iowa All-American quarterback Randy Duncan has died after a lengthy fight with cancer. He was 79. Greg Brown, who along with Duncan started the Duncan, Green, Brown and Langeness law firm in 1992, confirmed to The Associated Press that Duncan died Tuesday night in Des Moines. Duncan was perhaps the best quarterback the Hawkeyes have ever had. He was...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa hosts Northwestern without star WR Matt VandeBerg

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Over the past two games, Iowa has looked nothing like the team that dominated the Big Ten West in 2015. The Hawkeyes (3-1) will look to re-assert themselves Saturday against Northwestern (1-3), but the loss of star wide receiver Matt VandeBerg won't be easy to overcome. VandeBerg is out indefinitely after injuring his right foot Monday in practice. VandeBerg...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa fans throw bottles, flip off officials during loss to Northwestern

The 3-1 Iowa Hawkeyes entered Saturday’s home game against the 1-3 Northwestern Wildcats as significant favorites and led 21-17 at the half, but the second half didn’t go well for them. That led to fans throwing bottles onto the field and flipping off the officials. Northwestern came out fired up after the break and led 31-24 near the end of the third quarter. With 10 seconds...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

5 B1G Things We Learned After Week Five

Phil Harrison brings you five things we learned from each week of Big Ten football. Things are starting to take shape, but there’s still a long way to go after week five. Contact/Follow @PhilHarrisonCFB There is no B1G carryover for Iowa in 2016 With what the Iowa Hawkeyes had coming back this year, we all thought they would simply pick up where things left off last year. Well...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa target, Iowa City West WR Oliver Martin weighing recruiting options

IOWA CITY — Life has changed a bit for Iowa City West senior Oliver Martin in the last year. Going into his junior season, he was getting recruiting looks, sure — but in July and August of 2015, it was lukewarm from the Power 5 conference schools. He’d been invited to some junior days and had a few conversations with recruiters — Iowa’s Reese Morgan and Bobby Kennedy were...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
17 days ago

Hawkeyes are Jok's team now

IOWA CITY — This is Peter Jok’s team now. This is the time when the West Des Moines Valley grad and Iowa senior steps into the limelight once filled by Jarrod Uthoff, Aaron White and Devyn Marble. This is the time he gets to showcase his transformation from a highly-talented, but not-exactly-multi-dimensional player to the all-around player he is now. This is the time he gets...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
15 days ago

Iowa hoops likely to roll with deep rotation

IOWA CITY — Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery has a bit of a dilemma on his hands. A good one, from his perspective, but a dilemma nonetheless. The Hawkeyes have to make a transition from a long-developed rotation and lineup that included seniors Jarrod Uthoff, Adam Woodbury, Mike Gesell and Anthony Clemmons to one that will feature Peter Jok, Dom Uhl, Nicholas Baer...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
15 days ago

#oniowapod -- Kirk Ferentz can save the season if __________.

We’re talking Iowa’s prospects this weekend vs. Minnesota. It’s the #oniowapod equivalent of “The Game of Thrones” before Jon Snow won the last part of last season [Oh yeah, spoiler alert]. It’s a dark, dark place, but it’s not all on us you guys. You guys are in a dark, dark place, too. You’ve seen the Hawkeyes the last three weeks and what have they given you to...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
14 days ago

Iowa AD Barta supportive of 10th coach, with caveat

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa President’s Committee on Athletics held its monthly meeting on Thursday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and after subcommittees were finished with reports on annual budget (the UI sits eighth in the Big Ten with a $102 million budget) and upcoming facilities projects (the Gerdin Athletic Learning Center is being renovated) Athletic Director Gary Barta...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
14 days ago

Hlastradamus: Gophers will cover, but will Hawkeyes still win?

Hlastradamus knows what’s going on in Iowa.He knows it’s time to harvest the soybeans and corn. He knows the great John Hiatt is performing at the Englert in Iowa City Sunday night. He knows he missed Oktoberfest in Amana last weekend because he didn’t know what was going on in Iowa then.More importantly, the prophet once again was right about both Iowa and Iowa State when...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
14 days ago

Gophers geared up for Hawkeyes, with pig on the line

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Mitch Leidner and Minnesota started the week with a much bigger loss than that overtime defeat at Penn State. The Gophers, already fired up to play for the Floyd of Rosedale Trophy, will have an abundance of motivation for this game on Saturday against rival Iowa. Dick Johnson, the assistant coach that Leidner and his teammates at Lakeville South High School light...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wadley's big run nudges Iowa past Minnesota in 14-7 grinder

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Akrum Wadley broke off a 54-yard touchdown run with 5:28 left and Iowa hung on to beat Minnesota 14-7 on Saturday. Wadley had 14 carries for 107 yards for the Hawkeyes (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten), who matched the program record with their eighth straight road. Mitch Leidner completed 13 of 33 passes for 166 yards and was also picked off twice for the Gophers (3-2, 0-2)...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Last-minute drive falls short as Gophers lose 14-7 to Iowa

MINNEAPOLIS -- Akrum Wadley broke off a 54-yard touchdown run with 5:28 left and Iowa hung on to beat Minnesota 14-7 on Saturday.Wadley had 14 carries for 107 yards for the Hawkeyes (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten), who matched the program record with their eighth straight road.Mitch Leidner completed 13 of 33 passes for 166 yards and was also picked off twice for the Gophers (3-2, 0-2), who were...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Listen to Kirk Ferentz’s postgame comments following Iowa’s 14-7 win over Minnesota

It wasn’t the prettiest of victories, but Kirk Ferentz and company will take an eighth-straight road victory any way they can get it.Hear the head coach’s thoughts following the Hawkeyes’ 14-7 win at Minnesota that keeps Floyd of Rosedale of in Iowa’s possession.
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
12 days ago

Iowa DB Greg Mabin saw his game-sealing play coming

MINNEAPOLIS — Greg Mabin knew pretty quickly what was about to happen. Minnesota was in the midst of its longest drive of Saturday’s game at TCF Bank Stadium, what ended up being a nine-play, 70-yard drive that started with 1:04 remaining. Iowa had held the home team to 198 total yards. Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner had already thrown Mabin’s way that drive, a play that...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
12 days ago

Minnesota’s Claeys: Iowa ‘whipped us up front’

MINNEAPOLIS — With 228 yards per game on the ground and an offensive line that averaged 6-foot-5, 322 pounds, all signs pointed toward the Minnesota football team running on Iowa early and often. The Hawkeyes had struggled in run defense the last three weeks in particular, giving up an average of 210 yards per game while going 1-2 in that stretch. Coach Kirk Ferentz and his defensive...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
12 days ago

Offensive line shuffle brings out fighting side of Hawkeyes

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Something had to give and after the Hawkeyes’ offensive line gave and gave and gave against Northwestern last week, and so, on Monday morning this week, there was a new seating chart.Senior Cole Croston went from left tackle to right tackle. He was the one tagged with four of the six sacks allowed last week. He hated last week, but didn’t sink an inch when...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
12 days ago

Hlas: Unlike Stanford and MSU, Hawkeyes stay afloat

Unlike people who are actual doers or thinkers, I find it’s best to go against my first impulse.Saturday night, I thought I’d write this piece about how Iowa is set up to be alone atop the Big Ten West football race when Wisconsin comes to Kinnick Stadium on Oct. 22.Indiana will beat Nebraska Saturday in Bloomington, I was going to say, while Wisconsin will fall to Ohio State...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
12 days ago
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