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Iowa QB Beathard cuts his hair for a cause

IOWA CITY — Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard earned the nickname “Sunshine” from Hawkeye fans because his long, flowing hair resembled the character with the same nickname in the football movie “Remember The Titans
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
1 day ago

Iowa AD believes fully that Ferentz is the right guy

When you go 34-30 after signing a big extension that currently pays $4M a season, there will be constant questions about your job security. Normally those questions are aimed at Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz but on this occasion they were lobbed at athletic director Gary Barta. Season ticket sales are down and questions continue to come more and more about if Ferentz is the right...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Beathard family reunion set for Sept. 5 at Kinnick

At some point this week in Nashville, Tenn., Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard probably ran into and said hello to his uncle. It’s summer break and football players have a few weeks off before winding their way back to Iowa City for sum
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
2 days ago

This Iowa Hawkeyes Tailgate Van is Sitting on Chrome— $3,000

Attention, Ohio: the state of Iowa is making a major run at your crown as the home of the tailgate vehicle. Yes, you will always win the numbers game because you have three major football teams (Buckeyes, Browns, Bengals), but the amount of Iowa Hawkeyes tailgates is really astounding. We’ve already posted seven (!) in the new year — and that’s not including the flashy van...
Via Busted Coverage
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Barta: Wishes Jake Rudock would’ve stayed, now wishes him the best

ROSEMONT, Ill., — The graduate transfer question might’ve been an interesting ancillary topic for Iowa fans during most football seasons, but this year, it washed up directly on the Hawkeyes’ shore.Senior quarter
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
4 days ago

Barta believes Ferentz’s longevity will speak for itself in recruiting

ROSEMONT, Ill., — No matter what happens during the 2015 football season, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz will have four years remaining on his contract, which runs through the 2019 season.It’s industry standard for a football
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
4 days ago

Buy This Iowa Hawkeyes Party Bus — $2,750

Somehow miss out on the many Iowa Hawkeyes tailgate options on Craigslist? Don’t worry, we got you. There’s always a metal box out there with “Iowa” painted on the side, and today is no different. For $2,750 you and your buds can get drunk in the, “Is This Heaven? No It’s Iowa” tailgate bus. More information from the seller: Here is a 1978 GMC bus (just coming into...
Via Busted Coverage
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Hawkeyes Football Preview: Predicting the 2015 season

It’s that time of the week…as we wrap up our look at the 2015 Iowa Hawkeyes football team. Yes, we’ve talked offense and defense. Of course we had to look back at the 2014 season and we even took in an interview with our friends at Black Heart Gold Pants. Oh, and we went around the campus to give you a look at where the other programs stand from this past academic year. Now...
Via Talking 10
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Hawkeyes Football Preview: Q&A with Black Heart Gold Pants

It’s Friday and we’ve come to the final day in our “Iowa Week.” How do you finish off a week full of talking Hawkeyes football? By finally talking to the people most closely watching and reporting on the team. So, this week we’re talking to the great RossWB of BHGP (Black Heart Gold Pants), a Hawkeyes blog on the SB Nation network. Let’s see what RossWB has to say about...
Via Talking 10
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Most difficult player for Iowa to replace: Brandon Scherff

It's never easy to replace an Outland Trophy winner, All-American, and number five pick in the NFL Draft. That's exactly the uneasy task that Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes face in replacing Brandon Scherff.The big offensive lineman has moved on to the Washington Redskins and someone has to try to fill his shoes. The man who will get the first crack at it is the 6'5" and 300...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Hawkeyes: Around the Campus 2015

Welcome back for another installment in Talking 10’s “Iowa Week” series. Although most of our articles for “Iowa Week” focus on football, there’s plenty of other good sports and athletic success going on at the University of Iowa. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of 2014-15 and how that will project forward for Hawkeye fans in 2015-16.   Men’s Golf (photo...
Via Talking 10
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Hawkeyes Football Preview: Defense has chance to be special in 2015

Iowa Hawkeyes football preview week continues to chug along. After looking at the roster makeup of the Iowa offense, we also crunched a few numbers along the way. Where we ended up was with the conclusion that either the Hawkeyes’ offense is more inept than ever or the defense is just that good. What better way to explore that question than take a cold, hard look at just who will...
Via Talking 10
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Hawkeyes Football Preview: Offense by the Numbers

Earlier today we looked at the 2015 Iowa Hawkeyes offense in terms of which players are doing what and what questions still exist. One thing that is equally important as those players and what is going on is what the numbers tell us is good, bad or indifferent about Iowa’s offensive theme seems to be mediocrity, but do the numbers from last season and those of the returning players...
Via Talking 10
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans sign Hawkeyes kicker Mike Myer

The Iowa Hawkeyes have another player hoping to stick on an NFL roster. Kicker Mike Myer has been signed by the Tennessee Titans according to Jim Wyatt's funny tweet:A little competition will be good but Ryan Succup won't surrender his job easily. Myer did connect on 100% of his extra points in 2014 though so he could be a worthy challenger.(h/t Jim Wyatt)Photo Credit: Steven Branscombe...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa expects slow season ticket sales

Attendance is down all around college football right now and the down turn might be hitting Iowa city soon.Hawkeyes athletic director Gary Barta says he is expecting a downturn in season ticket sales according to The Gazette:“We’re anticipating and conservatively preparing for a down tick there, Barta said. The reality there is we start selling single-game tickets. Depending...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Hawkeyes Football Preview: Offense needs to find some energy quickly

(All week long we’ll be previewing the 2015 Iowa Hawkeyes football team. Yesterday we took a trip back to the 2014 season, today we begin to look forward) The story of the Iowa Hawkeyes’ 2014 season can’t be told without mentioning how un-inspiring the offense was. It got so bad that head coach Kirk Ferentz was looking to use a two-quarterback system regularly in hopes of figuring...
Via Talking 10
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Hawkeyes 2015 Football Preview: Mediocrity reigns following 2014 season

If one is to try to get familiar with the Big Ten conference from the outside and asks what mediocrity looks like in the conference, one could easily answer with the name of the Iowa Hawkeyes. As much as that has been a long-term trend, the 2014 season may have been the ultimate microcosm of why the Hawkeyes are the Mendoza line of Big Ten football. The Hawkeyes finished the 2014...
Via Talking 10
12 days ago  |  Discuss

C.J. Beathard's patience has paid off to become Iowa's QB

Iowa Hawkeyes quarterback C.J. Beathard had a great life as a kid. His grandfather was NFL executive Bobby Beathard which allowed him to grow up around the NFL and if that wasn't cool enough his dad was an award winning country music songwriter which let him rub elbows with big stars at a young age.His life as a college football player hasn't been quite so charmed. The strong-armed...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ferentz says Brandon Scherff is 'wired differently'

With the 5th pick in the NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins selected Brandon Scherff. The monster offensive lineman from the Iowa Hawkeyes figured to be the first offensive lineman off the board in the first round as much pundits called him a lock to be a solid player. When you do a little digging on what makes him special, you get some great quotes from Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
18 days 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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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
19 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...
Via Fox Sports
19 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
21 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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