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CHICAGO — From the player’s point of view, Big Ten media days are an arduous mental exercise. You go from chair to chair on radio row and you have to be ready to answer anything. There’s live TV on the Big Ten Network. For Iowa players on Tuesday, it ended with the one-hour table interviews.The Hawkeyes were among the last to speak. At the end of their session, it was like...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
3 hours ago

Podcast: ‘On Iowa’ with B1G media-day interviews

The “On Iowa Podcast” with Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman has audio interviews from Tuesday’s interview sessions at Big Ten media days in Chicago. The interviews include Kirk Ferentz, linebacker Josey Jewell (begins at 1:01), quarterback C.J. Beathard (1:30) and cornerback Desmond King (1:49). Click below to listen, or find this podcast on SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
4 hours ago

Beathard began his Iowa career at a solid 170 pounds

Iowa QB C.J. Beathard did start his Iowa career at around 170 pounds. He’s 215 now.I asked how he thought 170 pounds was going to work for a Big Ten QB. “I knew I wasn’t going to stay at 170 pounds my whole four years,” he said. Touche, Mr. Beathard.I took some long videos at Big Ten media days on Tuesday. It would’ve take 2 1/2 hours to download them on the Hyatt wireless...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
7 hours ago

Bodycam video shows Iowa football player searched in park

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Police have released body camera footage showing a University of Iowa football player being questioned by police who were searching for a robbery suspect. The footage released Tuesday shows an encounter defensive end Faith Ekakitie described in a Facebook post earlier this week. He wrote that he was playing ''Pokemon Go'' in a public park when he was surrounded...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ferentz on Bob Brooks: ‘What a great guy, a great Iowan’

CHICAGO — Bob Brooks’ booming voice providing updates on KCRG radio was one of Kirk Ferentz’s earliest memories of living in Iowa City.Through Ferentz’s experiences with Iowa football — nine years as an assistant, 18 now as head coach — Brooks and his oversized audio recorder were staples of Ferentz’s media sessions. Brooks, who covered Hawkeye sporting events on various...

Ferentz applauds Faith Ekakitie and law enforcement for caution

CHICAGO — Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz commended both player Faith Ekakitie and the law enforcement community for their actions after Ekakitie was questioned minutes after an attempted bank robbery last week in Iowa City. “It sounds like everybody just kind of handled a tough situation, a potentially dangerous situation, in a really mature way,” Ferentz told reporters...

Iowa Hawkeyes: Exclusive Interview with 2017 QB Peyton Mansell

Peyton Mansell is one of the top quarterback in the 2017 college football recruiting class and is committed to play his college football career for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He is not one of the most hyped up prospects in the recruiting class, however, even though he deserves a lot more attention. Iowa was able to get back into Big Ten contention last season, finishing the year with a 12...
Via This Given Sunday
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Colin Cowherd Thinks Iowa Has Best Chance Of Big Ten Teams To Make Playoff

FOX Sports radio host Colin Cowherd is easily the most anti-Iowa Hawkeyes personality in the sports world, for reasons that remain unclear. Monday, Cowherd took another shot at the program. Cowherd believes that Iowa has the best chance of representing the Big Ten in this year’s College Football Playoff. Why? He thinks the Hawkeyes have an incredibly easy schedule. He thinks Ohio...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa football player mistaken for robber, held at gunpoint

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) A University of Iowa football player says he was playing ''Pokemon Go'' in a public park when he was mistaken for a suspected bank robber, surrounded by police and searched at gunpoint. Faith Ekakitie writes on Facebook that he feared for his life Wednesday in Iowa City. He explains that a bank had been robbed nearby and that he matched the suspect's description...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa football player held at gunpoint by police while playing Pokemon Go

Iowa defensive lineman Faith Ekakitie was minding his own business while walking around in search of Pokemon in popular GPS-gaming app, Pokemon Go, when he had the scare of a lifetime. Police held Ekakitie at gun point as the officers searched him in what turned out to be a case of mistaken identity. Ekakitie shared his terrifying experience with a Facebook post, in which he puts...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Hawkeyes Player Stopped By Police While Playing Pokemon

Iowa defensive lineman Faith Ekakitie had an unusual run-in with the law, which he said made him fear for his life. According to Ekakitie, he was stopped by police in a park Wednesday while playing the new – and extremely popular – game, Pokemon Go. The police believed the lineman was a burglar who had just robbed a bank ten minutes earlier. Ekakitie wrote a Facebook post stating...
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa DE Faith Ekakitie has guns pulled on him by police while playing ‘Pokemon Go’

Iowa Hawkeyes defensive end Fath Ekakitie took to social media to open up about a scary situation where he feared for his life. Earlier this week, Ekakitie says he was mistaken for a bank robber while playing the popular “Pokemon Go” game as he listened to music blaring. Unfortunately, because of his headphones, Ekakitie says he did not hear police initially ask him to turn around...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
16 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
21 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
27 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
June 26, 2016  |  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
June 24, 2016  |  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
June 24, 2016  |  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
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