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Iowa defensive back Rucker to leave program

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa defensive back Malik Rucker is leaving the program. The Hawkeyes announced Tuesday that they have honored Rucker's request to be released from his scholarship so he can transfer to another school. Rucker, a Minneapolis native, played sparingly as a redshirt freshman last season. He made appearances in six games, recording five tackles. Iowa opens the 2015...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Iowa DB Malik Rucker to leave program

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa defensive back Malik Rucker is leaving the program. The Hawkeyes announced Tuesday that they have honored Rucker's request to be released from his scholarship so he can transfer to another school. Rucker, a Minneapolis native, played sparingly as a redshirt freshman last season. He made appearances in six games, recording five tackles. Iowa opens the 2015...
Via AP on Fox
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Kirk Ferentz agrees with fans and isn't happy with recent results

For quite some time now, Kirk Ferentz' job security has been talked about. Every time it comes up, an Iowa fan will surely cite his large buyout or his close relationship with the school's administration.Iowa fans aren't alone in their frustrations though, as Kirk Ferentz admitted that he isn't happy with the recent results either. Here is what he told the Big Ten Network:"We aren’t...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa sends most players to NFL in the last five years from B1G

The Iowa Hawkeyes have earned a bit of a reputation in NFL circles for coaching up their players into viable NFL prospects. Kirk Ferentz may be consistently on the hot seat in Iowa City, but the numbers don't lie when it comes to his ability to get his players in the NFL. According to ESPN.com, he has is tied with Ohio State with 22 players drafted over the last five years.Iowa...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Hawkeyes picked in NFL Draft

The Iowa Hawkeyes have quietly become on the Big Ten's leading teams when it comes to putting players in the NFL.Kirk Ferentz has good relationships with many NFL personnel people and they love selecting his players. This year was no different as three Hawkeyes saw their dreams come true. The headliner was offensive lineman Brandon Scherff who was selected 5th overall to the Washington...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: A Scout's Eye View: Andrew Donnal OL Iowa

Andrew Donnal OT Iowa 6'6 315 33.5" arms 10" handsCombine Results: 5.31 40 yard dash, 17 bench reps, 32" vertical, 101" broad jump, 7.84 3 cone drill, 4.77 20 yard shuttleScouting Notes: Will likely be drafted late because of a lack of eye popping athleticism and measurables, arm length is borderline for an OT, but he's an outstandng football player...Very technically sound in pass...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams draft Iowa’s Donnal

IOWA CITY — Iowa offensive tackle Andrew Donnal was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the fourth round of Saturday’s NFL draft.Donnal (6-foot-6, 313 pounds) was the third Iowa player chosen so far in the draft. The Wash
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
4 days ago

Ravens take Iowa DT Davis in 3rd round of NFL draft

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens have taken Iowa defensive tackle Carl Davis with the 90th overall pick in the NFL draft. Davis is a 6-foot-5, 320-pounder. He had 36 tackles and a pair of sacks last year as a senior with the Hawkeyes. The Ravens were looking for someone to put in the middle of the defensive line after trading Haloti Ngata to Detroit earlier this offseason...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins Pick 1-5- Brandon Scherff OL Iowa

The Redskins didn’t move from the five spot, standing pat and selecting Brandon Scherff, an offensive lineman from Iowa. Already looking good in Burgundy & Gold, @bscherff68! #HTTR #SkinsDraft pic.twitter.com/y6naOQlPSs — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) May 1, 2015 The 2014 Heisman Trophy Winner is 6’5″ 320 pounds and was also an All-Big 12 selection. Although Scherff...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Washington Select Brandon Scherff with Fifth Pick

While Brandon Scherff’s scouting combine performance this year put him on many people’s draft radars, his performance as an Iowa Hawkeye made him a coveted player for many teams months ago. His talent was rewarded in the 2015 NFL draft, with the tackle being selected fifth overall in Round 1 by Washington. The draft’s top prospect at offensive tackle, Scherff will provide...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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 pic.twitter.com/1d58J5GADs — #NFLDraft (@nfl) May 1, 2015 Scherff, who stands at 6-foot-4, 319 pounds, is arguably the most talented offensive lineman in the...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mr. Scherff goes to Washington

CHICAGO — The Washington Redskins selected Iowa tackle Brandon Scherff with the fifth pick in the first round of Thursday’s NFL draft at Roosevelt University.Scherff, who hails from Denison, Iowa, became the seventh fir
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
5 days ago

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
6 days ago

Iowa OT Brandon Scherff: 'The Giants seem really interested'

Throughout the entire pre-draft process, the New York Giants have been closely linked to Iowa offensive linemen Brandon Scherff. Former Giants greats Amani Toomer and David Diehl have already broken down why they think Scherff will be the Giants' pick at No. 9 overall.With the draft nearing, Scherff is starting to feel the momentum building as well. Scherff was not shy to admit...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa’s Scherff talks Vikings, Giants and NFL lifestyle

CHICAGO — Brandon Scherff grew up a Minnesota Vikings fan in southwest Iowa idolizing quarterback Daunte Culpepper.Scherff, who started his high school career as a huge quarterback like Culpepper, has attended only one NFL gam
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
6 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
7 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
7 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
9 days ago

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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9 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
9 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
10 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
11 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...
Via AP on Fox
11 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
12 days ago

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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12 days ago  |  Discuss
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