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Peter Jok nets 23 points to lead No. 5 Iowa past Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Just over three minutes into the second half, Iowa's Peter Jok stole the ball from Illinois guard Khalid Lewis and glided to the other end of the court for a two-handed dunk.It was part of a 5-minute span after halftime in which the junior scored seven of the fifth-ranked Hawkeyes' points, pushing their lead to 15 and delivering a blow the Illini wouldn't recover...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Iowa rolls Illinois, now alone atop Big Ten

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A narrow stairwell divided Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery from postgame interviews and his State Farm Center locker room.McCaffery walked the stairs and turned the corner into an Iowa well-wisher, who was thrilled to shake hands with the coach. A security guard then turned to McCaffery and said, “With a record like that, everybody knows you.”The Hawkeyes (19-4...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
23 hours ago

Key sequence shows Iowa’s grit in win over Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — If Iowa could save one sequence from this men’s basketball season and display it for posterity, a key second-half score at Illinois on Sunday might last for eternity. Armed with a 15-point, second-half lead at a location known better for 15-point, second-half Hawkeye deficits, Iowa guard Peter Jok launched a 3-pointer that missed its mark. Jok followed his...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
23 hours ago

Jok scores 23 to lead No. 5 Iowa past Illinois, 77-65

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Peter Jok scored 23 points and Jarrod Uthoff added 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 5 Iowa past Illinois 77-65 on Sunday. Jok took over early in the second half, scoring seven of the first 10 points for Hawkeyes (19-4, 10-1 Big Ten) and led them to a 48-36 lead with 16:48 to play. Iowa would push the lead to as many as 20 points midway through the half...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Iowa-Illinois Preview

Not looking ahead. Taking it one game at a time. Focusing on the next opponent. All those cliches apply for Iowa, which needs to take care of business at Illinois on Sunday ahead of a key Big Ten showdown. The fifth-ranked Hawkeyes (18-4, 9-1) are in the softest part of their conference schedule, a seven-game stretch in which Thursday's road contest against No. 22 Indiana is their...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Good things happening with Iowa wrestling

IOWA CITY — Tom Brands was feeling pretty good last night, as good as the Iowa wrestling coach can feel after a dominating dual meet victory.“A lot of good things going on right now,” he said with the glimpse of a smile.He had good reason to enjoy this night in from of 8,521 fans at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.His second-ranked Hawkeyes celebrated Senior Night with a crushing, 45...

Whitney Jennings scores career high in home state, but Iowa loses 17-point lead at Indiana

Iowa was outscored 32-16 in the fourth quarter Thursday, falling to Indiana 79-74 at Assembly Hall.The Hawkeyes led by 17 points with 3:38 to play in the third quarter but from that point were outscored 42-20.“They got to the free throw line a lot more at the end of the game, hit high percentage shots,” Iowa Coach Lisa Bluder said. “They got a lot of paint points.”Indiana...

New Iowa Senate bill demands apology from Stanford for band’s Rose Bowl lampoon

The Stanford band pisses people off. Their performance at this year’s Rose Bowl was no different. With the Cardinal up 35-0, the band added insult to injury for the thousands of Iowa fans at the game and watching at home. In what is best described as a tongue-in-cheek FarmersOnly.com tribute, the band made Hawkeye fans unreasonably angry. Stanford Band Halftime Checklist...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa signs intriguing 2016 class after Rose Bowl run

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz built his program on finding unheralded players with versatility, strong leadership skills and plenty of room to develop. The Hawkeyes brought in another recruiting class Wednesday that looks like a classic Ferentz haul. Iowa signed 24 players who all seem to have a similar profile. Nearly all of them are considered three-star recruits...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn St.-Iowa Preview

Iowa got back on track after a loss to a fellow Big Ten contender by easily handling one of the weaker teams in the conference. It needs to stay focused against another one its next time out. The No. 5 Hawkeyes have won 14 in a row at home and 10 straight there over Penn State, and they'll be looking for a bit of revenge Wednesday night against a struggling Nittany Lions squad...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

PGA Golfer, Iowa Fan Zach Johnson Is “Fed Up” With Jim Harbaugh

This afternoon, Detroit (Mich.) Renaissance three-star offensive lineman Alaric Jackson was supposed to announce his college choice, and he appeared set to pick the Hawkeyes. However, Michigan swooped in with a late offer, and Jackson announced he was pushing back his decision.  Due to some difficulties going on in this process of recruiting I will be postponing my commitment to...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarrod Uthoff And The Iowa Hawkeyes Demand Your Attention

The most important thing in Iowa right now isn't the upcoming caucuses, nor is it the fact that Donald Trump refused to participate in the last of the debates before the primaries. Rather the most important thing happening in Iowa right now is the Hawkeyes and Jarrod Uthoff. The Hawkeyes were not supposed to be this good. They were unranked until January 5th, and to become ranked...
Via The Sports Quotient
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blame it On the Ball? Iowa Hints That Under Armour Game Ball Could Have Contributed to Loss Against Maryland

Eighth-ranked Maryland scored a huge conference win against third-ranked Iowa last night, as the Terps topped the Hawkeyes 74-68. After the game, a couple of Iowa players hinted that the game ball might have had something to do with their poor offensive performance. As you might know, Maryland athletes use Under Armour uniforms and gear—in large part because Kevin Plank, the...
Via Stack
10 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 8 Maryland tops No. 3 Iowa, 74-68, and hasn’t lost at home in 422 days

An ugly win is still a win, especially when the eighth-ranked Maryland Terrapins were hosting the third-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes in a Big Ten game with enormous seeding implications, in both the upcoming conference tournament and, with bigger goals in mind for both teams at this point in the season, the NCAA tournament. “It wasn’t always pretty, but we played hard and we competed...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Iowa’s ‘endorsement’ of Donald Trump could be an NCAA violation

On Tuesday, members of the Iowa Hawkeyes football and wrestling teams attended a Donald Trump presidential rally. At the rally, Trump was presented with an Iowa football jersey, which made for a really cool moment if you are in support of the republican hopeful. He talked about how the athletes were actually “endorsing” him for his presidential candidacy. This could end up being...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Iowa Athletes May Have Committed Violation During Donald Trump Event

Perhaps the one thing getting more attention from sports fans this spring than college football recruiting is the upcoming primaries across the country that will decide the Presidential nominees for both the Democratic and Republican parties. Across the sports world, players and coaches have begun to pick sides as to what candidate they want to end up getting nominated for November’s...
Via Gamedayr
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Player spotlight: Iowa F Jarrod Uthoff

Iowa’s basketball team has made like the school’s football team did and is having quite the 2015-16 season, and senior Jarrod Uthoff is a big reason why. A former four-star recruit from Cedar Rapids, Uthoff transferred to Iowa from Wisconsin amid controversy following his redshirting his true freshman season. Longtime Badgers coach Bo Ryan said he would not grant Uthoff a release...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa athletes' 'endorsement' of Trump an NCAA violation?

On Tuesday night, members of the Iowa football and wrestling teams presented Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump with a Hawkeyes jersey. During the event, after inviting members of the team to the stage, Trump stated that they endorsed him. Obviously, that could just be bluster on Trump’s part, but Iowa athletes’ presence on the campaign trail could be an NCAA violation...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa fight song has been on repeat in building for 6 months

If you’re an Iowa fan, you likely enjoy the team’s fight song. But would you listen to it on repeat 500 times per night for six straight months? Apparently, that’s what some Niagara Falls residents have been going through recently. According to a report by the Niagara Gazette, a vacant building, between 4 PM and 11 PM every night for the past six months, has been playing...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Hawkeyes Land Top Defensive End of 2017

One of the benefits of having an unexpected fantastic season in college football is the sudden national respect you gain as a program. The Iowa Hawkeyes finished the 2015 season 12-2 (and won their first 12 games) with an appearance in the Rose Bowl against Stanford. They finished the season ranked ninth after spending most of it in the top five. Their fantastic season has put the...
Via Gamedayr
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanford band trolls Iowa with 'Farmers Only' halftime show

The Rose Bowl started off with a bang thanks to Heisman Trophy finalist and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey’s electrifying 75-yard touchdown catch. But the rout was on by halftime, as the Cardinal had built a 35-point lead over the Iowa Hawkeyes — much to Carly Fiorina’s dismay. Things only got worse for Hawkeyes fans during the break, although this time Stanford’s...
Via NESN.com
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford obliterates Iowa from start to finish in the Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl likes its own time slot, but even its committee had to be wishing it could move the Sugar Bowl up in starting time just to have something interesting to watch. Stanford dismantled Iowa from the very beginning (literally, a 75-yard touchdown pass to Christian McCaffrey on the first play of the game) to end, which arrived sometime in the second quarter, one that saw...
Via The Comeback
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Arnold gives epic speech to Iowa fans during Rose Bowl

    Things aren’t going great for Iowa at the Rose Bowl, but the Hawkeyes fans who made the trip to Pasadena will at least fondly remember Tom Arnold’s appearance on Friday. The actor and comedian, who attended Iowa, was interviewed on the stadium big screen during a timeout, and, well, it didn’t matter that his team was down 35-0 before halftime. Tom Arnold is pumped...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa's Desmond King reportedly 'leaning' toward returning to school

The NFL is waiting for Iowa star defensive back Desmond King. It might have to wait a little while longer than it thought it would.  ESPN’s Joe Schad says that the Hawkeyes junior defensive back is “leaning” toward returning to Iowa for his senior season.  He’s a potential first or second round pick if he decides to declare.  Iowa DB Desmond King told me he is leaning...
Via College Spun
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa fan put rose in mouth of campus hawk statue

Iowa narrowly missed out on the College Football Playoff with Saturday’s loss to Michigan State, but the Hawkeyes received one heck of a consolation prize with a bid to represent the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl. Iowa hasn’t gone to the game in Pasadena since 1991, when it lost to Washington 46-34, so you know Hawkeye fans are excited to get back. One fan found a rose and put it...
Via College Spun
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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