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Iowa football recruiting: Defensive backs

For the five defensive backs who signed with the Hawkeyes in February, the call was opportunity. We don’t know who will end up where. Djimon Colbert will walk on campus at around 215 pounds. He’d be one of the bigger safeties Iowa has ever had. So ...

Iowa baseball looking for players in own backyard

IOWA CITY — Rick Heller wants to keep talent on the Iowa baseball roster close to home. Over the past four years, the head coach has been increasing the volume of players from the Hawkeye state on his team. This season the number sits at 21 — the most in at least the last 10 seasons. “That was the goal when I got the job,” Heller said. “If we’re going to ever get to Omaha...

Takeaways from Illinois basketball’s win at Iowa

The Illinois men’s basketball team went into Saturday’s game in Iowa City, with a week of preparation under its belt. 40 minutes later, the Illini came out of Iowa City with their second straight road game in as many road games. Illinois (15-12, 5-9) defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes (14-13, 6-8) at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, 70-66. The team continues to be mind-boggling, as the Illini...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Right now, NIT is hard for Hawkeyes to reach

No one clamors for NIT bracketology. Anywhere. Ever. For a lot of teams, the NIT is a letdown. It’s filler programming for ESPN on nights without NCAA tourney games. No one other than the participants remember anything about it. Quick, who won last year’s NIT? If you said “George Washington,” you win a cookie. I just channeled my inner Don Rickles there. But like in 2012...

Bohannon's 15, Cook's 13 help Iowa top Nebraska 81-70

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Jordan Bohannon scored 15 points, Tyler Cook added 13 and Iowa held on for an 81-70 win over Nebraska on Sunday. Brady Ellingson scored 11 points and hit a late 3-pointer to help the Hawkeyes (14-10, 6-5 Big Ten) secure their third straight win and avenge a double-overtime loss at Nebraska last month. Bohannon hit four 3-pointers and has a freshman school...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

5-star DE Epenesa highlights Iowa's latest class

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa landed one of the top recruits in school history on Wednesday in defensive lineman A.J. Epenesa. Epenesa, the rare five-star recruit to commit to Iowa, is a 6-foot-5, 270-pound defensive end from Edwardsville, Illinois. He is expected to make an immediate impact for the Hawkeyes. Epenesa was considered one of the top defensive players in America, and...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bohannon scores 17 as Jok-less Iowa crushes Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Jordan Bohannon scored 17 points and Iowa took command early and posted its first road win of the season with an 83-63 victory over Rutgers on Tuesday night. The win was the second straight for the Hawkeyes (13-10, 5-5 Big Ten) with conference-leading scorer Peter Jok sidelined with a back injury. This one was a laugher for Iowa, which had lost its first...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

How Iowa Will Move On After Jok

This year’s Iowa men’s basketball team is vastly different than the team Hawkeyes fans got to know just a season ago. The 2015-2016 edition of the team featured a starting lineup comprised of four seniors and one junior, notched five wins against top-25 foes (including #1 Michigan State), had a 17-4 record through the end of January, and reached as high as a #3 ranking in the...
Via The Sports Quotient
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa, minus star Peter Jok, throttles Ohio State 85-72

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Brady Ellingson came off the bench to score 17 points and Iowa pounded Ohio State 85-72 on Saturday, snapping a three-game losing streak. Reserve freshman Ryan Kriener had 14 for the Hawkeyes (12-10, 4-5 Big Ten), who won despite missing senior star Peter Jok - who sat out to rest a nagging back injury. Jok, the Big Ten's leading scorer at 21 points a game...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa RB Derrick Mitchell to become grad transfer

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa running back Derrick Mitchell Jr. is leaving the program and plans to play his final season at another school. The Hawkeyes announced Wednesday that Mitchell will graduate in May and then transfer with a year of eligibility remaining. Mitchell began his Iowa career as a wide receiver in 2014 before moving to running back. Mitchell was a third-down specialist...
Via Associated Press
January 18, 2017  |  Discuss
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