Cedar Rapids Xavier's Bryce Schulte accepts preferred walk-on offer at Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS — Bryce Schulte has been a quarterback his entire life. It’s family tradition. But the Cedar Rapids Xavier senior will be trying out another position in college. Schulte announced Tuesday he has accepted a preferred walk-on invitation from the University of Iowa. The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder likely will switch to either tight end or linebacker. Schulte was a first...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 24, 2017

New indoor track already paying dividends for Iowa

IOWA CITY — To call the upgraded Iowa indoor track facility gorgeous is almost doing it a disservice.A $2.6 million 200-meter banked track — bought from Benyon, a surfacing company, and originally installed at the 2016 NCAA indoor track and field championships in Eugene, Ore. — is the centerpiece of the renovations. It stands nearly 5 feet high at its curves and has room for...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 23, 2017

Hawkeyes make it 2 straight for first time in a month

IOWA CITY — Every game, particularly those against fellow middle-of-the-pack teams, is magnified now. Every win is celebrated. Every loss is mourned. A defeat Saturday would have put the Iowa Hawkeyes in a tie for ninth in the Big Ten women’s basketball race. Instead, they pulled away gradually in the second half and downed Minnesota, 80-65, in front of a season-high 7,191...
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January 21, 2017

Iowa’s Sam Stoll out for the season with torn ACL

The Iowa wrestling team got some bad news before its highly-anticipated dual against No. 2 Penn State on Friday night.Iowa announced heavyweight Sam Stoll is done for the season with a torn ACL.The sophomore had knee surgery in the offseason after suffering an injury at last March’s NCAA tournament. He returned to competition at the Midlands in late December and was 7-2 this season...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 20, 2017

Hawkeyes seek to break chain, start streak

IOWA CITY — Losing to your enemies, that’s rough. So is losing to your friends, according to Chase Coley. “I hate losing to them,” Coley said Friday, as the Iowa Hawkeyes prepared for Saturday’s Big Ten women’s basketball game against Minnesota. Now a junior, Coley grew up 10 minutes away from the Minnesota campus. She rattled off a list of names on the Gophers’...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 20, 2017

Video: Fran McCaffery on Iowa’s loss to Maryland

Hear from Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery following the Hawkeyes’ 84-76 loss to No. 25 Maryland on Thursday.Iowa is now 11-9 overall, 3-4 in the Big Ten.
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 19, 2017

Iowa's Sammy Brooks developed toughness with two older brothers

IOWA CITY – Sammy Brooks had no choice but to be tough. Listen to the Iowa senior talk about growing up with two older brothers, Max and Ben, and the reason is clear. “Benny and I would go at it a lot,” Brooks said. “I don’t know if it was for the heck of it or because he was thinking about the future. I think it was more because he wanted to. We’d go at it a lot. It...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 19, 2017

Iowa RB Derrick Mitchell to become grad transfer

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa running back Derrick Mitchell Jr. is leaving the program and plans to play his final season at another school. The Hawkeyes announced Wednesday that Mitchell will graduate in May and then transfer with a year of eligibility remaining. Mitchell began his Iowa career as a wide receiver in 2014 before moving to running back. Mitchell was a third-down specialist...
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January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Iowa pulls away from Rutgers with strong third quarter

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The Iowa women’s basketball team broke loose in the third quarter to defeat Rutgers, 71-59, Tuesday night in The RAC.Leading by two, 29-27 at halftime, Iowa (12-7, 3-3) outscored Rutgers 23-12 in the third quarter. Iowa shot a perfect 7-for-7 from the field and was 9-for-11 on free throws.“In the third quarter we broke their press with confidence and got...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 17, 2017

Young Hawkeyes suffering through growing pains

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Nearly every program is forced to start from scratch every once in a while. Inexperienced Iowa is suffering through one of those seasons in 2016-17. The departure of four key seniors has left Iowa with four freshmen starters whose talent is often overshadowed by their inconsistency. Never was that more evident than last week, when the Hawkeyes upset No. 21...
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January 17, 2017  |  Discuss

On Iowa Podcast: Jess Settles on the Hawkeyes’ topsy-turvy week, previewing Maryland

Iowa men’s basketball was at two opposite ends of the spectrum last week, beating then-No. 19 Purdue before being blown out at Northwestern. What happened, and should we expect that kind of inconsistency moving forward? The Gazette’s Jeremiah Davis and Nathan Ford discuss with former Iowa player and BTN analyst Jess Settles, who also previews the Hawkeyes’ next opponent, No...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 17, 2017

Iowa loses pair of assistants on offense

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says two offensive assistant coaches won't return next season. Ferentz announced Thursday that wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy and running backs/special teams coach Chris White will be leaving the program. Hawkeyes receivers struggled mightily in 2016, leaving Iowa with one of the worst passing attacks in the country. Though the...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2017  |  Discuss
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