Brandon Scherff Taken No. 5 Overall In The 2015 NFL Draft

Former Iowa offensive guard Brandon Scherff has been taken by the Washington Redskins at No. 5 overall. He is the first offensive linemen taken in the draft. Round 1 – Pick 5 @Redskins select Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa — #NFLDraft (@nfl) May 1, 2015 Scherff, who stands at 6-foot-4, 319 pounds, is arguably the most talented offensive lineman in the...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mock draft projections: Where will locals go?

CHICAGO — Iowa projects to have four NFL draft picks, Northern Iowa with two and Iowa State with one. But where will they go? Here’s a sampling of mock drafts:IOWA T BRANDON SCHERFF
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
25 days ago

Kirk Ferentz’s approval-rating higher than Joni Ernst’s

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst won her last contest, while Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz will take a 3-game losing streak into the Hawkeyes’ 2015 season-opener.Nonetheless, Ferentz’s approval-rating is a little higher than
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
26 days ago

Top Ten NFL picks are rare birds for Hawkeyes

If Hawkeyes offensive tackle Brandon Scherff is a Top Ten pick in Thursday’s NFL Draft, that’s rare air for an Iowa player. Or the Big Ten in general.Scherff, who generally is projected to go ninth Thursday night to the
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
26 days ago

Iowa safeties seek to play aggressive, not passive

IOWA CITY — Iowa struggled to defend the perimeter in several football games last fall, from a midseason win against Indiana to a pair of humbling defeats to Minnesota and Tennessee.Senior free safety Jordan Lomax saw the prob
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
27 days ago

Hawkeye defense on a mission in spring game

The Iowa Hawkeyes defensive unit is a group with a lot of pride. They know the school has a long history of good defense and they had a slip last season. Coming off a spring game where they forced three turnovers, picking off two passes and recovering a fumble they are showing the have something to prove.  Players are even admitting it according to QC Times: “You’re only as...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawkeyes offense struggles to find end zone in spring game

Typically during the spring, defenses are ahead of a team's offense. Iowa took that theory to the extreme on Saturday during their spring game. It took until almost five minutes left to go in the spring game for the Hawkeyes to get in the end zone but quarterback CJ Beathard doesn't seem to be too concerned via QC Times: “You don’t want the day to end without a touchdown, the...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Four undeniables coming out of Iowa spring football

IOWA CITY — The first pass play of Saturday’s scrimmage was a near disaster.Senior defensive end Drew Ott put sophomore left tackle Boone Myers on his back and nearly into quarterback C.J. Beathard’s lower limbs.
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
28 days ago

Iowa notes: Kittle moves up, punter still TBA

IOWA CITY — Tight end George Kittle has become a more complete player, Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz said Saturday. Not only is that important for the junior’s development, it’s vital for the team.Kittle (6-foot-4, 235
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
29 days ago

Iowa's defense shines in spring game

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Akrum Wadley scored the lone touchdown of Iowa's spring game on Saturday as the defense shined. The lack of offensive fireworks didn't concern Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz, saying it's par for the course during spring practice. ''At this point after 15 days, our defense might know our offense better than the offense does, quite frankly,'' Ferentz said. ''It happens...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ferentz on SXM College Sports Today

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz talked to SXM College Sports Today and host Scott Childers on Thursday.I’ll transcribe that, but first some news.The Iowa football program allowed students to tour the new facilities yesterday. S
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
April 24, 2015

Save This Packers/Iowa Hawkeyes RV From Scrap Heap – $1,200

  We show you guys the best team themed tailgating rides you can buy like the $17,500 refurbished ride that has two flat screens and the 1985 Airstream for $12,000. Most of you aren’t dropping that kind of money on tailgating RVs. I understand it. You’re still pretty young and someone is going to puke on nice couches. You’re looking for a piece of **** you can trash and eventually...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

5.2 things to watch in the Hawkeyes scrimmage

IOWA CITY — Let’s try not to focus on quarterback C.J. Beathard today.OK, that is kind of crazy. He is the quarterback and he did win the job in January (via coaches’ decision)
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
April 23, 2015

Iowa Prepares For Annual All Work, No Play Spring Game

The Iowa football program will conclude its Spring Practice this Saturday with an open practice at Kinnick Stadium. If that sounds exciting to you, congratulations, you may be one of the select few that haven’t completely given up on the Kirk Ferentz era at Iowa. You can count me as one of those people for now, but with each passing season, it gets harder and harder to continue...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa's OC: 'Beathard has bigger upside than Rudock'

Even with Iowa being in the last week of spring practice there is still a lot of focus on the decision that was made at the end of last season to move forward with C.J. Beathard over Jake Rudock.On Wednesday, offensive coordinator Greg Davis was asked a lot about the decision and he opened up a bit and gave some real insight into the thought process. Fans hoping for a little more...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Check-in on Iowa spring practice

With Iowa concluding spring ball on Saturday with their spring game, this is a great time to take stock of how the team has looked so far.Even though much has been written about the quarterback situation and the replacement to All-American Brandon Scherff, Brian Bennett of cautions to not forget the new defensive tackles in the Iowa defense. Here is what defensive lineman...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa linebackers feel ready to take leap forward

It can be tough on freshman at any position, much less a position that gets as much attention as linebacker at Iowa. Just ask Josey Jewell and Bo Bower who were thrown in last season for the Hawkeyes and were expected to run with the job before learning to crawl or walk. Jewell himself admits that gaining the experience amidst struggles last season was very important according to...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

US Olympic wrestling trials headed back to Iowa City

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials in returning to Iowa City, Iowa, in 2016. USA Wrestling spokesman Gary Abbott told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the meet staged to set the American team headed to the 2016 Rio Games will be held at the University of Iowa next April. The U.S. staged the trials in Iowa City, home of the nationally prominent Iowa Hawkeyes, to sellout crowds back...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa's Davis, Parker look for improvement

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Iowa coordinators Greg Davis and Phil Parker have pretty much the same problem. Their units have proven to be effective - but only in spurts. The Hawkeyes will need to be more much consistent on both sides of the ball if they want to escape a four-year stretch of average results. Davis and Parker met with reporters Wednesday - a rarity for a program that typically...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnson and Bazata hope to form new DT tandem for Hawkeyes

Junior Jaleel Johnson and sophomore Nathan Bazata are on top the depth chart at the defensive tackle where Carl Davis and Louis Trinca-Pasat provided stability for the past two seasons.The pair has the task of replacing two players with a combined 64 games played between them. Johnson got playing time in all 13 games last season and knew this day was coming. From The Global Gazette...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Times are changing for Iowa recruiting

More and more high school recruits are pushing up their decisions on where to commit for college and it's forcing schools to adjust. One of those schools is the Iowa Hawkeyes who traditionally have liked to evaluate players a bit more than the norm before offering a scholarship. In order to keep up with the powers in the conference, the team recognizes the need for a change. Per...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Hlas: Hawkeye baseball has become smash hit

IOWA CITY — This is how it had been going for the Iowa Hawkeyes baseball team this season:Iowa junior pitcher Blake Hickman, in the fifth of what would be his seven scoreless innings, was struck in the back Saturday by a line drive h
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
April 18, 2015

Buy This Refurbished Iowa Hawkeyes Tailgate RV — $17,500

Remember the “classic” Iowa Hawkeyes Tailgate Bus we featured on Monday? If so, wipe your memory clean of it, because we’ve come across a monster tailgate RV that destroys that clunker bus in every way possible. Classic Iowa Hawkeyes Tailgate Bus     According to 247sports, Iowa’s 2015 recruiting class ranked as the 59th best in the nation, Read More → Currently...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Buy A Basic Iowa State Tailgating Bus – $7,500

  There are two states — Ohio and Iowa — that take their school/team themed buses and tailgating rides way more seriously than the rest of the United States. Why? There’s no scientific evidence why this is the case. Maybe it has to do with the ability to store these beasts in barns. What’s clear is that both states feature some of the best tailgating rides in the business...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cyclones softball tops Hawkeyes on the road

IOWA CITY — The Iowa State Cylone softball team won 5-4 over the Iowa Hawkeyes Wednesday night at Bob Pearl Field. The win moved ISU, to 21-17 on the season, while Iowa fell to 14-32.Aly Cappaert hit the game-winning home run
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
April 15, 2015
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