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Hlastradamus: Psychic cat takes ‘Cats and the points

Hlastradamus is a homer.No, he doesn’t root for Iowa teams. But he handicaps them with a brilliance normally shown only by prophets.Wait a second. He is a prophet!He correctly said last week that Iowa would fail to cover the spread at Rutgers and Iowa State would indeed cover against San Jose State. Check, and check.Except the seer picked four other games, and got them all wrong...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
13 hours ago

Hlas: Will receiver attrition catch up to Hawkeyes?

The question here for much of this week: Who will pick up the slack for Iowa at wide receiver now that Matt VandeBerg is out with a broken foot.Before that, it was how high the Cedar would get. The river was running a bad route, but Cedar Rapids played some great red zone defense.Anyway, there are a handful of possibilities regarding the football thing. But none come from the three...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
15 hours ago

Iowa hosts Northwestern without star WR Matt VandeBerg

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Over the past two games, Iowa has looked nothing like the team that dominated the Big Ten West in 2015. The Hawkeyes (3-1) will look to re-assert themselves Saturday against Northwestern (1-3), but the loss of star wide receiver Matt VandeBerg won't be easy to overcome. VandeBerg is out indefinitely after injuring his right foot Monday in practice. VandeBerg...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: ‘I On The Hawks’ breaks down Northwestern-Iowa

Northwestern visits Kinnick Stadium on Saturday in need of a victory after a 1-3 start. The Hawkeyes, meanwhile, look for a 2-0 start to Big Ten play and answers on offense following top receiver Matt VandeBerg’s injury. Watch The Gazette’s Marc Morehouse and Mike Hlas break it all down with KGAN/KFXA’s Zach Hanley on I On The Hawks. You can catch the show at 6:30 p.m. each...

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Iowa Hawkeyes: Preview, Predictions and Prognostications

When: Sat. Oct. 1, 2016; 12 p.m. ETWhere: Iowa City, Iowa; Kinnick Stadium (70,585)TV: ESPNUAll-Time Series: Iowa leads 50-24-3Last Meeting: Iowa won 40-10 (last year)Line: Iowa (-13) Perception is everything in college football. It is how the Playoff is virtually decided. And the Iowa Hawkeyes have never been big on perception. Iowa went 12-0 last year in the regular...
Via Talking 10
1 day ago

3 and Out

1. The Burden of Dreams — In a lot of ways, Kirk Ferentz and Pat Fitzgerald are football bros. They are former college linebackers. They have a certain amount of hardheadnesses in their approaches to the game. And they have, for all intents and purposes, tenure with their programs.Yes, something could happen and that could be it, but this is Ferentz’s 18th season at Iowa and...

Explosive play potential there for Iowa vs Northwestern

IOWA CITY — During his portion of the weekly Big Ten Conference coaches teleconference on Tuesday, Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald was asked who he’d be paying attention to most among the wide receivers filling in for Iowa’s injured wide receiver Matt VandeBerg. Fitzgerald laughed. “You know, I wish I had enough time to worry about (Iowa), brother,” Fitzgerald...

Former Iowa star QB Randy Duncan dies at 79

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Former Iowa All-American quarterback Randy Duncan has died after a lengthy fight with cancer. He was 79. Greg Brown, who along with Duncan started the Duncan, Green, Brown and Langeness law firm in 1992, confirmed to The Associated Press that Duncan died Tuesday night in Des Moines. Duncan was perhaps the best quarterback the Hawkeyes have ever had. He was...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa seeks answers at WR after losing star Matt VandeBerg

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Outside of senior Matt VandeBerg, Iowa's wide receivers have been mostly disappointing this season. The Hawkeyes likely won't be able to overcome the struggles of that unit much longer after losing VandeBerg to an injury. VandeBerg hurt his right foot in a non-contact drill during practice on Monday. Coach Kirk Ferentz said Tuesday that VandeBerg is out indefinitely...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa WR Matt VandeBerg injures foot in practice

The Iowa Hawkeyes did not look very efficient on offense last week against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, only putting up 14 points in their Big Ten opener. Now, it seems one of their most productive offensive players could be out for an undisclosed amount of time. Tom Kakert of Hawkeye Report through Rivals reported that wide receiver Matt VandeBerg left Monday’s practice early...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago

Wadley scores on 26-yard run to lead Iowa over Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Akrum Wadley scored on 26-yard run on the play after Iowa's defense forced a turnover deep in Rutgers' territory and the Hawkeyes rebounded from their stunning loss to North Dakota State with a 14-7 victory over tougher-than-expected Rutgers on Saturday. Safety Brandon Snyder set up the score by stripping the ball from receiver Andre Patton with just under...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa needs to start scheduling real Power 5 opponents

Iowa took some real grief this past week from guys like Colin Cowherd, but frankly it was well-deserved. The Iowa Hawkeyes can’t say much here – they need to start scheduling real nonconference opponents. Until they do they’ll get little respect.
Via The Scores Report
6 days ago

Why North Dakota State should be ranked in the Top 20

North Dakota State, the five-time defending FCS champs, defeated No. 13 Iowa on the road Saturday, and there was nothing fluky about it. It was the Bison's fifth consecutive win over FBS opponents and moved them to 8-3 in their last 11 against "the big boys."The Bison out-rushed a team that prides itself on being physical and tougher than everyone they play. The Bison out-rushed...
Via FOX Sports
9 days ago

Mistakes send Hawkeyes out of Top 25 after loss

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Kirk Ferentz has mentioned more than once in his 18 seasons as Iowa's coach that his program doesn't have much margin for error. Last week's stunning loss to North Dakota State showed that it wasn't just coach speak. The Hawkeyes (2-1) went unbeaten in the regular season in 2015 largely because they always seemed to do the little things well. A team like...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

North Dakota State beat No. 13 Iowa thanks to game-winning FG as time expires

For some reason, FBS teams continue to schedule North Dakota State. The Bison are an FCS dynasty, and have shown no problem in stepping up and taking on their supposedly superior FBS opponents. Entering today’s game with the No. 13 Iowa Hawkeyes, the Bison were 5-0 in their last five match ups with FBS teams. However, the Hawkeyes were supposed to be different. They were the...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa extends Kirk Ferentz through 2026

The Iowa Hawkeyes made some coaching news on the first Tuesday of the college football season by extending the contract of head coach Kirk Ferentz through the 2026 season. Ferentz is all but assured of retiring as Iowa’s head coach, which is nice and all, but you can’t help but feel Iowa was competing against itself with this one. Iowa’s new contract for Ferentz will pay...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa LB Nick Wilson hit with pair of charges

Nick Wilson is a redshirt freshman linebacker with the Iowa Hawkeyes and he likely won’t make a big impact for the team this year. However, after the events Saturday night, he might no even be with the team too much longer. It was reported that Wilson had been arrested for OWI and driving on a suspended license light Saturday night into early Sunday morning. The details of what...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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