IOWA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Iowa’s Fran McCaffery confident at point guard, likes new recruit

IOWA CITY — Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery filled his final men’s basketball scholarship with 6-foot-6 shooting guard Maishe Dailey, which means he’s all in with sophomore Christian Williams and incoming freshman Jordan Bohannon as his point guards next year.The Hawkeyes, who finished 22-12 overall last year, lose four-year starter Mike Gesell as well as part-time point guard Anthony...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
18 hours ago

Amy Ihm ready to tee off at NCAA regional for Hawkeyes

Before the women’s golf season, Amy Ihm hoped an autumn’s worth of extra work might pay big dividends during her final collegiate season. The Iowa senior continues to reap the benefits. Ihm will be the first Hawkeye women’s golfer since 1990 to compete in an NCAA postseason meet — and just the second to qualify as an individual — when she tees off Thursday at an NCAA...

Cleveland-area shooting guard Maishe Dailey picks Iowa

IOWA CITY — Cleveland-area shooting guard Maishe Dailey committed to Iowa on Wednesday afternoon, giving the men’s basketball program its fifth recruit for the upcoming fall class. Dailey, a 6-foot-6 left-handed shooter, made the announcement on Twitter. I'm officially an Iowa Hawkeye — Maishe Dailey (@_mdailey15) May 4, 2016 Originally, Dailey planned to play for Rutgers...

Four Downs (post-spring): Linebackers

IOWA CITY — It was the end of April and Aaron Mends still hadn’t won the job at weakside linebacker, but still, Kirk Ferentz said some pretty good things, the kind of things you might want to file away and recall in about 115 or so days. It’s not a coronation, but it had to have been a positive for the third-year sophomore to hold the No. 1 weakside spot throughout spring...

Colin Cowherd trolls Iowa football program yet again

Throughout the 2015 college football season, FOX Sports radio host Colin Cowherd made it very clear that he was not a believer in the Iowa Hawkeyes. Cowherd ripped the program on multiple occasions because of an incredibly weak schedule and he would take shots any time he could. Well, the 2016 NFL Draft provided Cowherd with another opportunity to troll the Hawkeyes and he took full...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawkeyes’ hoop schedule nearly complete

IOWA CITY — Iowa will play host to Seton Hall on Nov. 17 as part of the second edition of the Gavitt Games, a series of men’s basketball challenges between the Big Ten and Big East conferences.Both teams both qualified for the NCAA tournament this year. Iowa (22-12) beat Temple before falling to eventual national champion Villanova. Seton Hall (25-9) dropped its NCAA tournament...

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
6 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
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

All-American 4-Star Running Back Eno Benjamin Announces Commitment To Iowa

Iowa is coming off of one of its best seasons under Kirk Ferentz, and it appears to be having an impact on the recruiting trail. The Hawkeyes just picked up a huge commitment from running back Eno Benjamin, a four-star recruit and U.S. Army All-American. He made the announcement via Twitter. Excited to announce I am officially committing to the University of Iowa!#SWARM https:/...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Ott’s medical hardship waiver denied

Iowa senior defensive lineman Drew Ott will not return to the Hawkeyes for a fifth season, as his application for a medical hardship waiver has been denied by the NCAA. Ott announced the denial of said waiver in a post to his Instagram.   Finding out that my time has come to an end here at Iowa leaves me with a lot of people to thank. Thank you to my coaches for giving me the...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA denies Iowa DE Drew Ott's bid for year of eligibility

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Iowa defensive end Drew Ott's college career is finished after his appeal for an extra year of eligibility was denied by the NCAA. Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz confirmed the NCAA's decision Wednesday, saying he was disappointed in both the decision and the process. Ott suffered a knee and an elbow injury during Iowa's sixth game in 2015, injuries that cost...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa headlines uncertain Big Ten West

Iowa began 2015 as an afterthought in the Big Ten West. The Hawkeyes will begin next season as the early favorites in an uncertain division. Iowa appears primed to push for a second straight division title in 2016, with standout quarterback C.J. Beathard and Desmond King, winner of the Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back, headlining the list of returning players. But...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  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

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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