IOWA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Coincidence, Pokemon Go, bank robbery, Faith Ekakitie

IOWA CITY — There are no rules for coincidence. You don’t have a say in it. You sometimes don’t even know when it’s happening. It’s usually harmless or something you might not piece together as a coincidence. Iowa defensive tackle Faith Ekakitie knew it right away, but not until after he took off his headphones and saw coincidence bordering on fate. Ekakitie, a senior...

Iowa F Dale Jones gets sixth year of eligibility

The Iowa Hawkeyes had a pretty great season last year as they finished 22-11 and made their third straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. It looks like they could make an even bigger push this year as they will get forward Dale Jones back for a sixth year. Last year, Jones tore a ligament in his knee in December after just playing six games and had to sit out the remainder of...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Iowa forward Dale Jones gets 6th year of eligibility

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa power forward Dale Jones has been granted an extra year of eligibility. Jones tore a ligament in his right knee for the second time in three years in December after playing just six games. He was averaging 5.5 rebounds and three rebounds for the Hawkeyes. Jones, a junior college transfer, is expected to give Iowa's thin frontcourt a major boost over...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa’s Dale Jones gets sixth year

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa forward Dale Jones has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, UI men’s basketball head coach Fran McCaffery announced Thursday.Jones now has two years of eligibility remaining.Jones, 6-foot-7 and 227 pounds, suffered a second ACL injury to his right knee in three years on Dec. 1, 2015, six games into his junior season. The native...

From Pro Football Focus, some articulation of Iowa offensive line ’15

So many factors go into pass protection, at least in my opinion.Of course, there’s the offensive line. There’s also the called protection and how it fits to a base defense and whatever blitz it could dial up at any moment. Did the running back land his block? Did the receivers pick up the “hot read” to counteract the blitz? How long did the quarterback hold on to the ball...

Iowa Hawkeyes Football Preview: Predicting the 2016 season

Iowa is the reining Big Ten West division champions, but with the conference going to a nine-game schedule perhaps few teams are more affected than the Hawkeyes. With an annual matchup against in-state rival Iowa State, there is already a built-in Power 5 conference foe, yet relying on ISU to be a strength of schedule help could be a bit much. Having said that, the Hawkeyes do get...
Via Talking 10
7 days ago

Iowa’s McCaffery likes newcomers’ enthusiasm, work ethic and potential

NORTH LIBERTY — In a poignant final scene of the movie “Friday Night Lights,” Coach Gary Gaines — actor Billy Bob Thornton — selects player magnets from a board and slowly drops them into a basket. Those names were special, but the split second the names hit the basket, their contributions fade into memories. That scene represents a metaphor for Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery’s...

Uhl, Ellingson look to make strides with Hawkeyes

NORTH LIBERTY — Brady Ellingson and Dom Uhl quickly have shifted from complementary roles to key contributors for the Iowa men’s basketball team. If they don’t adapt in an open and competitive environment, they’ll get passed over. And they both know it.“I think it definitely brings the best out of everybody,” said Ellingson, a redshirt sophomore shooting guard. “Everybody’s...

talking10 Podcast: Iowa Hawkeyes 2016 football preview

It’s that time of the week and that time of the summer, as we continue our 14-week long journey through the Big Ten football programs. Up this week are the Iowa Hawkeyes, and our hosts Dave and Kevin couldn’t have brought on a more in-tune guest than they did this week. Joining them to talk all things Iowa Hawkeyes football was none other than Marc Morehouse of the Cedar Rapids...
Via Talking 10
9 days ago

Iowa Lands 4-Star CB Chevin Calloway

Chevin Calloway, a four-star cornerback recruit from Dallas, Texas, has announced his decision to play for the Iowa Hawkeyes in 2017. Calloway’s announcement was supposed to come this past Friday, but given the tragedy involving the Dallas police department, he chose to push it a few days. Calloway announced the news live on Periscope. Calloway is a 5-foot-10, 180-pound player...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Iowa standout Kyle Calloway struck and killed by train

Kyle Calloway, a former standout offensive lineman for Iowa, died after being hit by a train. He was 29.Police in Arizona, where Calloway lived, believe he was jogging on the tracks when the train hit him from behind, Tuscon (Ariz.) News Now reported."We are all stunned and very saddened to hear of the tragic accident claiming the life of Kyle Calloway," Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Ferentz Releases Statement On Passing Of Former Iowa OL Kyle Calloway

On Saturday, former Iowa offensive lineman Kyle Calloway was killed when he was hit by a train while jogging along train tracks in Tucson, Ariz. Kirk Ferentz, Calloway’s head coach at Iowa, has released a statement on the passing of his former player through the school. “We are all stunned and very saddened to hear of the tragic accident claiming the life of Kyle Calloway....
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Fan Puts Together Incredible Historical Hype Video

The Iowa Hawkeyes are coming off of a memorable season – one that saw the program finish 12-0 in the regular season for the first time in its history. In 2016, Iowa hopes to build on that success and again compete for a Big Ten title. Last week, a college football fan named Mike Busick put together an incredible three-minute hype video for Hawkeyes fans. It’s focused on the...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Quantifying Quarterbacks, Pre-Season Edition: Iowa’s CJ Beathard Lacks a Dynamic Element Right Now

The Iowa Hawkeyes managed to go undefeated last season up until the conference championship versus Michigan State, a game that was theirs until the Spartans final possession. CJ Beathard, who forced Jake Rudock to transfer because he stole the starting job, was at the helm of the team’s offense. Beathard did not prove to be a spectacular talent, but he did flash interesting tools...
Via Optimum Scouting
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa reacts to legendary broadcaster Bob Brooks’s death

The Iowa Hawkeyes lost a legend on Saturday when Hawkeyes’ broadcaster Bob Brooks passed away. The legend was 89 years old when he peacefully died at his Cedar Rapids home. Brooks served the Hawkeyes’ historic 2015 college football season that saw them go undefeated and get back to the Rose Bowl for the first time in 25 years. His career ended after nearly 60 years calling various...
Via Campus Sports Net
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Iowa couple building home to resemble Kinnick Stadium

Most people who choose to show their college fandom at home do so with memorabilia inside or a flag hanging from the porch. However, one couple from Iowa City is ready to go above and beyond for one of the most impressive tributes to a sports team you will ever see. The couple, Reed and Sandy Carlson, is working to build a 7,476-square foot house that resembles Kinnick Stadium,...
Via Campus Sports Net
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Couple building house like Iowa's Kinnick Stadium

A couple of Iowa Haykeye football fans are excited for the upcoming 2016 college football season — so much so that they’ve decided to build a house that resembles Kinnick Stadium.  According to the Iowa City Press-Citizen, the couple plans to construct a 7,476-square foot house that resembles the stadium, and neighbors aren’t happy about the idea. It put this video together...
Via College Spun
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa alum Houry Gebeshian to represent Armenia in Rio Olympics

A former member of the Iowa Hawkeyes gymnastics team will be making the trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Following an impressive performance at the Olympic Test Event inside the Rio Olympic Arena in Brazil, Houry Gebeshian learned she had been named to the Armenian national team. Gebeshian, who has dual citizenship in the United States and Armenia, will...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Peter Jok returning to Iowa for senior season

As the deadline for underclassmen to withdraw their names from consideration for the 2016 NBA Draft is rapidly approaching. The latest player to announce they would remove their name from the draft and return to school is Iowa Hawkeyes guard Peter Jok. The 6-foot-6 guard’s decision was announced by the university this week. Jok will now return to the team for his senior, providing...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa infielder Mason McCoy makes extraordinary grab against Michigan State

Sometimes, it takes a little luck and some extraordinary feats to get a single out. And the Iowa Hawkeyes certainly accomplished both against the Michigan State Spartans. With the Hawkeyes on the mound and the Spartans at-bat in the top of the eighth inning, the batter hit a shot right at the mound that bounced off of Iowa pitcher Ryan Erickson’s hip, only to end up right into...
Via The Comeback
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Ex-Iowa Lineman, Current WWE Wrestler Ettore Ewen Visits Hawkeyes

Ettore Ewen spent a couple of seasons as a defensive lineman on the Iowa Hawkeyes football roster about a decade ago. Now, Ewen is better known as Big E Langston, a wrestler for the WWE. Today, Ewen returned to Iowa and visited the Hawkeye program.  Surprise visitor today @HawkeyeFootball #WWE superstar & former Iowa Football player Ettore Ewen aka Big E Langston pic.twitter...
Via College Spun
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa president fails economics 101 in proposal to have athletics save academics

Late in this past week, University of Iowa president Bruce Harreld made some noise by calling for the Hawkeyes sports programs to start contributing to the academic budget of the university. It was a call that was a complete reversal from where the Iowa athletic department was just over a decade ago — receiving funding support from the university itself. Since then, Iowa has become...
Via Talking 10
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Can Jordan Bohannon keep Iowa Basketball on top?

We can expect great things from the Iowa Basketball commit Jordan Bohannon. The six-foot-one guard shows much potential for his young age, and could potentially help the Hawkeyes stay on top in national rankings after losing several seniors. Bohannon is an Iowa native that played basketball for Linn- Mar High School.  He is the highest per-game scorer at the school since fellow...
Via isportsweb.com
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Drew Ott denied bid for fifth year of eligibility

Drew Ott’s long ordeal is finally over, at least according to sources of the Cedar Rapids Gazette in Iowa. Those sources indicate that the NCAA has denied his request for a fifth year of eligibility and will now officially enter the NFL draft process. Getting that fifth year was always a long shot, given the fact that he played over the limit of games allowed before suffering a...
Via Talking 10
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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