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Iowa opens Big Ten baseball tournament with trouncing of top-seeded Minnesota

OMAHA, Neb. — Joel Booker tied a Big Ten tournament record with five hits as Iowa continued a Big Ten tournament Wednesday theme of lower-seeded wins with an 8-2 victory over top-seeded Minnesota.Iowa never trailed, scoring five runs in the first two innings and chasing Big Ten Player of the Year Matt Fiedler after 2 1/3 innings.No. 6 Maryland and No. 7 Michigan State took down...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
16 hours ago

Four Downs (post-spring): Wide receivers/tight ends

IOWA CITY — So much of the offseason talk in regard to Iowa’s receiving corps has been focused on what it’s missing. It’s a valid point. On paper, it’s not a strength and the roster is full of short resumes.But it does have senior tight end George Kittle and senior wide receiver Matt VandeBerg. They are proven commodities and they can lift the receiving group. They’ll...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
22 hours ago

Kathleen Doyle, Illinois Miss Basketball, commits with Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeyes’ recruiting class has gotten bigger. And better. Kathleen Doyle, Illinois’ Miss Basketball who had originally signed with Nebraska, said Tuesday night that she has orally committed to Iowa. “Comfort is really important, and I had a great feeling with the coaches and the school,” Doyle said. A 5-foot-10 senior, Doyle averaged 17.6 points...

First-round game against top-seeded Minnesota awaits confident Iowa baseball team

IOWA CITY — The Iowa baseball team’s hard charge into the postseason landed it a spot in the Big Ten tournament, but it also secured a date with No. 1 seed Minnesota.The Hawkeyes and Gophers have met before, with the Gophers taking two of three in an April series in Minneapolis. But the Hawkeyes are confident a different outcome is in store this time around.While the Hawkeyes...

Hawkeyes hope hot stretch continues into Big Ten baseball tournament

Timing is everything in baseball, for both batters and pitchers.It is also important when it comes to wins, as the Iowa baseball team now understands. The Hawkeyes (27-25, 12-12) took two of three games against Penn State last weekend to secure its spot in the Big Ten tournament as the No. 8 seed. It’s the first time in team history Iowa has made the tournament three seasons in...

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
5 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Colin Cowherd Trolls Iowa, Once Again, After Program Only Has 1 Player Drafted

When Colin Cowherd decides he doesn’t like something, he will beat the subject to death without any compunction. During the season, Cowherd repeatedly went in on the Iowa Hawkeyes, criticizing their schedule and calling them a “C- student who got an ‘A’ on a test” in 2016. We are months removed from the college football season, but after the Hawkeyes only had one player...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa rehires Kirk Ferentz's son-in-law for staff position

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa has rehired the son-in-law of football coach Kirk Ferentz to a staff position three years after he departed following questions of nepotism. Iowa announced Friday that Tyler Barnes would be the team's new director of recruiting. The 30-year-old Barnes had been working as an assistant at Vanderbilt since 2013. Barnes was hired in 2012 to work as an entry...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  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

Another influential walk-on for Iowa Basketball

Senior forward Okey Ukah earned the Appreciation Award at the 2016 Iowa Basketball Banquet recently. It was noted that the enthusiasm and energy he provided during both practices and games did not go unnoticed. The Iowa City native started his college career at a local Iowa community college in 2011. He then transferred to Iowa at the start of the 2012-13 season. Ukah walked on as...
Via isportsweb.com
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

Iowa's defense looks strong heading into 2016

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa had hoped that the return of star defensive end Drew Ott would fill out its defense. The Hawkeyes should be stout on that side of the ball anyway. Iowa suffered its first major loss in 2016 when the NCAA denied Ott's appeal for an extra year of eligibility because of a medical hardship. But the Hawkeyes should still have one of the best defenses in the...
Via Associated Press
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Iowa Received Awesome Rings To Commemorate 2015 Season

The 2015 college football season was one to remember for the Iowa Hawkeyes, who worked their way through an undefeated regular season to earn the Big Ten West crown before falling to Michigan State in the conference title game, and then Stanford in the Rose Bowl.  This week, the Hawkeyes received these awesome rings to commemorate those accomplishments. Iowa’s official Twitter...
Via College Spun
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Kirk Herbstreit Just Ethered An Iowa Football Troll

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit gets a lot of hate from fans – all of whom seem to believe that he has it out for their team. Monday, Herbstreit had a bit of fun with an Iowa Hawkeyes supporter who implied that the ESPNer wasn’t a fan of his favorite program. Herbstreit, in one tweet, agreed that Ohio State’s loss to Michigan State this past year was the “biggest...
Via College Spun
April 18, 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

Nicholas Baer put on scholarship by Iowa

Iowa Hawkeyes walk-on wing Nicholas Baer has received a full scholarship from coach Fran McCaffery, according to an AP report. A redshirt freshman from one of the Quad Cities, Baer was highly impressive in a reserve role last year. He averaged 4.8 points over 14.5 minutes per game and shot nearly 50 percent from the field, plus almost 40 percent from long range. In No. 7 Iowa’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Photos: This Custom Iowa Helmet With Giant Hawkeye Logo Is Really Cool

Iowa reinserted itself into the college football discussion in a big way with an excellent 12-win season in 2015. The Hawkeyes are definitely on the radar of social media’s various concept and custom helmet and uniform designers. JVince11, an Instagram user who makes really cool custom helmets, took a shot on Iowa with his most recent creation, and what he came up with looks fantastic...
Via College Spun
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

How Iowa Basketball went wrong in the NCAA tournament

Seventh-seed Iowa fell to second-seed Villanova on Sunday, 87-68, in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The 19-point loss comes as the third worst defeat in NCAA tournament play for the Hawkeyes. Last year, the Hawkeyes were also a seven seed and ended their tournament run after losing the second round to Gonzaga by nearly a 20-point margin. The team hoped to pave a new tournament...
Via isportsweb.com
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa's controversial buzzer-beater ousts Temple

It’s been a pretty wild day in the world of college basketball. Friday saw two monster upsets in the NCAA Tournament, with No. 13 seed Hawaii taking down No. 4 seed California and No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee shocking No. 2 seed Michigan State. A major upset wasn’t at play in Friday’s South Region matchup between No. 7 Iowa and No. 10 Temple, but the matchup provided us our...
Via NESN.com
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Adam Woodbury hits game winner as Iowa beats Temple

Adam Woodbury put himself in the right place at the right time on this shot as he teammate threw up an airball. Woodbury was right there to guide the miss into the basket and move Iowa on to the next round of the tourney….. The post Watch: Adam Woodbury hits game winner as Iowa beats Temple appeared first on The Student Section.
Via The Student Section
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Iowa advances in NCAA Tournament on Woodbury buzzer-beater

With the clock winding down and the score tied in overtime of Iowa’s first round matchup against No. 10 seed Temple in the NCAA Tournament, Hawkeyes point guard Mike Gesell air-balled a jumper. Senior center Adam Woodbury was there for the buzzer-beating put-back, although he got away with a push-off on the rebound. Here’s the final play from multiple angles. The. Shot. ...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Iowa Basketball face early elimination in NCAA tournament?

The No. 7 seed Iowa Hawkeyes will take on 10th seeded Temple in Brooklyn for the opening round of the NCAA tournament on Friday. This is the second straight year as the seventh seed for the Hawkeyes. This is also the third straight NCAA tournament appearance for the Hawkeyes since 1991-1993, and the 25th NCAA tournament in the programs history. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery’s first...
Via isportsweb.com
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa and Vanderbilt both display bad habits, but VU will pay a bigger price

In the 2008 NCAA Tournament, Fran McCaffery’s Siena Saints thrashed Kevin Stallings and the Vanderbilt Commodores. In that moment, two coaches stood on opposite sides of a March ambush, one the author and one the unfortunate recipient. In each of the past two seasons, McCaffery and Stallings — years removed from their clash in the NCAAs — have sat in the same seat, suffering...
Via The Student Section
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss
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