UNI’s Brandon Carnes, Iowa’s Aaron Mallett break into top-4 nationally at Musco Twilight

IOWA CITY— As Northern Iowa’s Brandon Carnes heard “fourth-best time in the nation” announced after his blazing-fast Musco Twilight 100-meter time of 10.06 seconds Saturday, he knelt and seemed to be overcome with emotion. It was a nice win, but more importantly for Carnes, he’s surpassed the qualifying standard for the 100 meters. Basically, he earned himself a ticket...
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13 hours ago

Push comes to shove, Iowa’s offense should be able to do that

IOWA CITY — What Iowa will be in September — what we think Iowa will be in September — just doesn’t make for a spring-loaded spring game of fireworks and fun. Iowa has five returning starters on the offensive line. It has a wonderfully exciting running back in Akrum Wadley. It looks as if it has a potential workhorse-type running back in Toren Young, a 220-pound redshirt...
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16 hours ago

Hlas: Another 63-47, offense-light Friday night in Kinnick

IOWA CITY — The score of Iowa’s spring football game Friday night was 63-47, yet there were just three touchdowns. If you’re ever asked to explain that in an IQ or SAT test, good luck. In the meantime ... 1. Running back Akrum Wadley didn’t play, but we know what he can do. He had 1,396 total yards last season, 1,081 rushing and 315 receiving. He wants 1,400 yards in 2017...
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22 hours ago

No separation in Iowa’s QB competition

IOWA CITY — Last fall, Nathan Stanley jumped ahead of Tyler Wiegers in the Iowa quarterback race. It was a surprise. Stanley was a true freshman driving his scooter around Iowa campus for the first time. Last fall was last fall. Stanley and Wiegers started spring practice in a competition. They ended spring in a competition. They’ll begin camp in August in a competition. That...

Tight ends 'critical' to Iowa's success out of spring

IOWA CITY — As much as any aspect of the Iowa offense — both historically and recently — the tight end has played a key role in the Hawkeyes’ success. Given what the offense has shown this spring under new offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz, it appears that philosophy has only intensified — both from the apparently budding talent at the position and the necessity of the...

Watch: Kirk Ferentz talks Iowa football spring game

Watch Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz address the media following the Hawkeyes’ spring game Friday at Kinnick Stadium.

What we’ll be watching for in Iowa Hawkeyes spring game

Spring games are winding down this weekend across the Big Ten, and the Iowa Hawkeyes are changing things up a bit in 2017. Perhaps the biggest change is playing this game on a Friday night instead of its usual Saturday afternoon slot. The 2015 Big Ten West division champions had a pretty harsh fall from their perch atop the division in 2016. It resulted in some big changes, including...
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2 days ago

Iowa A.D. Gary Barta details damaged relationship with Meyer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta testified Friday that his relationship with a former top administrator deteriorated after Barta informed her that after a reorganization of the athletic department, she no longer would be his second-in-command. Testifying in a discrimination lawsuit filed by that former administrator, Jane Meyer, Barta said...
2 days ago

Former Iowa guard Dean Oliver joins Wisconsin basketball staff

The Wisconsin men’s basketball team hired former Iowa guard Dean Oliver as an assistant coach Thursday. Oliver, a prep star at Mason City, played at Iowa from 1997 to 2001, finishing his career with the Big Ten Tournament championship and an NCAA tournament berth. He was a member of the Hawkeyes’ last Sweet 16 team in 1999. “I am extremely honored and excited to be joining...

Hlas: Jane Meyer vs. University of Iowa trial very trying for UI

DES MOINES — If all goes as scheduled Friday, Jane Meyer will continue her ongoing testimony in the Polk County Courthouse and Gary Barta will give testimony of his own. If you’re in Iowa City for the spring football game Friday night and think you’re hearing traces of anguish coming from various corners of the UI campus, it may be because harsh things about Hawkeyes or former...

Year of the big leap for Cedrick Lattimore

IOWA CITY — Cedrick Lattimore hasn’t been home, as he says, “for a minute.” That really means a long time, probably since one of the extended holidays, Christmas or spring break. The last time a lot of his friends and family in Detroit saw a lot of him he was a 245-pound power forward for the East English Village Prep basketball team. Now, he’s a 6-5, 290-pound defensive...

Iowa assistant Lacey Goldwire leaving for Arkansas

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa assistant women’s basketball coach Lacey Goldwire is leaving to become an assistant at Arkansas. Goldwire served on Lisa Bluder’s staff for the past four seasons. The Hawkeyes qualified for the NCAA tournament twice in Goldwire’s tenure, including a Sweet 16 appearance in 2015. Before her time at Iowa, Goldwire was a student assistant and...

Drew Cook joins the family business

IOWA CITY — Maybe it was inevitable, but maybe Drew Cook wanted to cut his own path. And let’s face it, quarterback is always going to be a monumentally more interesting position than tight end. Now, Cook is in the family business. Cook, a 6-5, 235-pound sophomore from Iowa City, moved from quarterback to tight end last week. Drew’s dad, Marv, was an all-American tight end...

Iowa’s offense is in install, evaluate mode

IOWA CITY — It has undoubtedly been a big spring for Brian Ferentz. This is his first season as Iowa’s offensive coordinator and there’s all of the work that comes with that. On Sept. 2 against Wyoming, Ferentz will be calling plays for a first-year starter at quarterback and for an offense that needs to find some sort of momentum in the passing game. In a lot of ways, this...

Fran McCaffery bullish on Iowa hoops' future

IOWA CITY — The 2016-17 season was one of transition for Coach Fran McCaffery’s Iowa men’s basketball team. A changing of the guard of sorts, a highly-touted freshman group was led by Tyler Cook, Jordan Bohannon and Cordell Pemsl on a team that finished 19-15 overall and 10-8 in Big Ten play while losing to TCU in the second round of the NIT. Senior Peter Jok was the Big Ten...

Cy-Hawk football game extended through 2023

Iowa State will remain the premier non-conference game on Iowa’s football schedule through the 2023 season. Both schools announced Tuesday the Cy-Hawk rivalry contract has been extended for two seasons. Now, the Cyclones and Hawkeyes have seven games between the two schools on the schedule. Iowa and Iowa State have played annually since resuming the series in 1977 in Iowa City...

Jane Meyer fired for angering coaches, others, Iowa officials testify

DES MOINES — The University of Iowa says it fired a former associate athletics director not because she’s a woman or gay, but because she angered coaches, including Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz. “Coach Ferentz said ‘We can’t work with her,” said George Carroll, an assistant Iowa attorney general defending the UI in an employment discrimination trial this week in...

Ex-Iowa official’s discrimination lawsuit goes to trial

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former University of Iowa athletic administrator was an outstanding employee on track to head a college program until she was unfairly demoted and later laid off for discriminatory reasons, her attorney argued Tuesday during opening statements of the trial over her lawsuit against the school. The trial is expected to offer a behind-the-curtain glimpse...
5 days ago

U.S.' top prep basketball player is son of ex-C.R. Jefferson star

In 1983, Lisa Becker scored 58.7 points a game for Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School. “Fifty-eight points a game my senior year, my kids can’t get that,” the-now Lisa Porter said with a laugh from her Seattle home recently. The 6-on-6 game that year’s Iowa “Miss Basketball” played is something from her era, not theirs. But what her eight children do get is basketball...

Copeland sets the bar for Hawkeyes receivers

IOWA CITY — Before you even finish the thought, Kelton Copeland knows what’s coming. He knows Iowa passing game 2017 needs to be much improved from last season. Everyone has done the math on this. Iowa totaled 1,991 passing yards last season, it’s worst output since 1982 (1,873 yards). It was even more painful to watch, and former Iowa QB C.J. Beathard has been quizzed has...

Jane Meyer v. University of Iowa athletics trial starts Monday

The employment discrimination lawsuit of former University of Iowa athletics official Jane Meyer is slated for trial next week in Polk County with potential witnesses including UI Athletics Director Gary Barta, Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter, Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz and Big 12 Conference Commissioner and former UI Athletics Director Bob Bowlsby. Meyer, a former...

Ex-official’s trial to focus on bias claims against Iowa AD

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The former No. 2 administrator for University of Iowa athletics will take on the school in a trial Monday that centers on her claim that she suffered discrimination as a gay female who fought bias in college sports. The trial in a lawsuit brought by former senior associate athletic director Jane Meyer is expected to put Athletic Director Gary Barta’s personnel...
9 days ago

Big Ten quarterback situations becoming clearer as spring closes

IOWA CITY — Many college football coaches will tell you competition breeds quality. Still, there’s an undeniable advantage to having established player at every position — but especially at quarterback. Around the Big Ten this spring, there are a handful of teams without a definitive starter at quarterback — including Iowa — while the majority of teams have their signal...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
10 days ago

Ken O'Keefe still looking for next Hawkeye quarterback

IOWA CITY — When everyone put away Iowa football last January, the general thought was Nathan Stanley was a solid bet to become starting quarterback in 2017. Iowa football is awake again, at least for these 15 practices this spring, and the 6-5, 235-pounder still might be the front-runner. Quarterbacks coach Ken O’Keefe didn’t give percentages between Stanley and junior Tyler...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
10 days ago

Middle Tennessee State: Coming to Iowa in 29 months

Iowa football’s tradition of not scheduling nonconference spine-tinglers continues with Tuesday’s news the Hawkeyes will host Middle Tennessee State on Sept. 28, 2019 MTSU says it’s getting $1,550,000 for the game. That’s only $450,000 less than Sergio Garcia earned at the Masters Sunday, and Garcia won that tournament. I can’t tell if Middle Tennessee State is now calling...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
11 days ago
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