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Every Big Ten West teams biggest need in 2017 recruiting cycle

Earlier this week we took a look at what the 2017 recruiting cycle will look like for those in the Big Ten East division. Today we take a crack at what things might look like for the West division. Hint, things look very different out West — both in terms of recruits in on and the needs. So, let’s get to the nitty-gritty and look at what every Big Ten West division team has as...
Via Talking 10
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Uthoff leads No. 5 Iowa over Penn State 73-49

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa's scorers often get the attention, but it's the fifth-ranked Hawkeyes' aggressive and trapping defense that is making the difference this season. And Iowa is converting turnovers and missed shots - and sometimes even made baskets - into quick and easy points on the other end. Jarrod Uthoff scored 14 points and Adam Woodbury had a career-high 15 rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa hangs on to its class of 24

IOWA CITY — Recruiting is like life on a fault line. Everything looks pretty fantastic on the California coast along the Pacific Ocean, but then there’s that San Andreas Fault churning things beneath the surface. Menomonie, Wis., quarterback Nathan Stanley was Iowa’s first commitment for the 2016 recruiting class, which signed on the dotted line when the national signing period...

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 AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

3 favorite Iowa recruits

Prospecting Potential Pass-catchers: Tyler Boyd

If Ted Thompson does truly draft the best player available this coming April, guessing the position, let alone the player that they would take with their first few selections in the NFL Draft, is almost a useless exercise. However, the lack of weapons surrounding Aaron Rodgers is an overwhelmingly obvious weakness and in turn, the focus of this series which will simply highlight...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Football 2016: Fact Or Fiction

The perception at the end of the 2015 season still might be that the Big Ten Conference doesn’t have the full horsepower to be considered the best conference in college football. Even though Iowa and Michigan State struggled on the the biggest stage, perception isn’t always reality. Nobody had more teams in the final CFP rankings than the Big Ten Conference. In the month of...
Via The Student Section
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Big Ten Football 2016: Fact Or Fiction

The perception at the end of the 2015 season still might be that the Big Ten Conference doesn’t have the full horsepower to be considered the best conference in college football. Even though Iowa and Michigan State struggled on the the biggest stage, perception isn’t always reality. Nobody had more teams in the final CFP rankings than the Big Ten Conference. In the month of...
Via Bloguin Best
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

CB Desmond King's return bolsters Iowa heading into 2016

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Last January, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz held an impromptu news conference to assuage concerns that his program was falling apart. On Thursday, Ferentz celebrated the return of the nation's best cornerback while looking ahead to an 18th season that has a chance to be as special as the last one was. Ferentz confirmed that senior cornerback Desmond King, the Thorpe...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Podcast: ‘On Iowa’ talks hoops success, King’s return

The “On Iowa Podcast” with Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman discusses the Hawkeyes’ basketball winning streak, breaks down Iowa’s Rose Bowl loss and talks about Desmond King’s decision to stay for his senior season. We also answer your Twitter questions.Click below to listen, or find this podcast on SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, TuneIn and other apps.l Comments...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 06, 2016

5 things we learned about the Big Ten this bowl season

Bowl season is a wonderful time to make sweeping generalizations based on very little credible evidence combined with events that aren’t really representative of the whole story. We love making bowl games a referendum on a team’s entire season … when other than for four of them, they’re beefed up exhibitions where you go hang out and get free stuff for a week in advance....
Via Bloguin Best
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

5 things we learned about the Big Ten this bowl season

Bowl season is a wonderful time to make sweeping generalizations based on very little credible evidence combined with events that aren’t really representative of the whole story. We love making bowl games a referendum on a team’s entire season … when other than for four of them, they’re beefed up exhibitions where you go hang out and get free stuff for a week in advance....
Via The Student Section
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawkeyes star CB King will return for senior season

With the national championship game looming, the run on college players declaring for the NFL Draft started long ago. Some teams are getting good news however. The Iowa Hawkeyes have learned that star cornerback Desmond King will be returning to school:
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

King returns, now what’s ahead?

On Monday, Desmond King’s mom, Yvette Powell, let the world know her son was returning for his senior season as a cornerback at Iowa. Tuesday, it was Desmond’s turn.On his Instagram account, King doubled down.“Feels good to finish my education and be with my brothers for my senior year,” King wrote. “There will be those that say my decision is wrong but it’s what’s...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 05, 2016

Report: Iowa CB Desmond King returning for senior season

The Iowa Hawkeyes had a terrific season this year as they finished the season at 12-2, won the Big Ten West division championship, and played in their first Rose Bowl in 25 years. Now, they didn’t win the conference or their bowl game, but they still had a successful season regardless. Their biggest reason they were so successful was because of their dominant defensive play in...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa Star Defensive Back Will Return For Senior Season In 2016

In the 2015 college football season, there may have been no better defensive back than Iowa’s Desmond King. The winner of the Thorpe Award as the best at that position, King led the Hawkeyes to an undefeated regular season before they lost both the Big Ten Championship and the Rose Bowl. That bad taste from the season’s end was a driving force for King, who decided that he will...
Via Gamedayr
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Iowa CB Desmond King To Return For Senior Season

King helped the Hawkeyes win the Big Ten West. Huge news for the Iowa Hawkeyes tonight. Star cornerback Desmond King, this year’s Jim Thorpe Award recipient, will return for his senior season according to The Daily Iowan.  King’s mother, Yvette Powell, broke down her son’s decision to writer Danny Payne.  “We have unfinished business,” Powell said Monday. “…He didn’t...
Via College Spun
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: King will return to Iowa

According to the Daily Iowan, Desmond King will return to Iowa for his senior season.King, who led the Big Ten with eight interceptions and won national and B1G defensive back of the year awards, was undecided on whether he shoulder enter the NFL draft or return to the UI after Iowa’s defeat in the Rose Bowl game.King’s mom, Yvette Powell, told the Daily Iowan on Monday night...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 04, 2016

After Rose Bowl loss, Iowa has plenty of wins to remember

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) It will be hard to forget how the season ended for the Iowa Hawkeyes, but they'll always remember their sensational start that nearly put then in the College Football Playoff. Iowa's surprising 12-0 run before losses in the Big Ten title game and the Rose Bowl surely can be a rallying point for next season. And the losses - one on a late touchdown, the other...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

No answers on King’s future

PASADENA, Calif. — There was nothing definitive from Desmond King in regard to the NFL draft on Friday night.There were a few NFL draft Twitter accounts posting that the Iowa junior has decided to skip his senior season and enter April’s draft.As far as King himself? The Thorpe Award winner and Big Ten defensive back of the year didn’t answer questions from media about his...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
January 01, 2016

2016 NFL Draft: Rose Bowl Scouting Preview – Stanford vs. Iowa

By: Derrick Klassen Stanford Josh Garnett, OG, #51Stanford’s knack for producing high level offensive linemen continues with Garnett. Garnett is the spearhead of Stanford’s rushing attack as he is always ran behind, either from his normal left guard spot or as a pulling guard. Garnett’s menacing power and “play to the whistle” mentality make him a force as an interior...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Which Rose Bowl star are you?

Stanford and Iowa will play in the 102nd Rose Bowl on Friday, Jan. 1. With stars like Christian McCaffrey and Desmond King, we're sure to be in for another Rose Bowl classic.But which Rose Bowl star would you be? Would you be a former Heisman winner like Matt Leinart or Marcus Mariota? Are you a running back machine like Ron Dayne?Take our quiz and find out!
Via Fox Sports
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa's Desmond King looking sharp ahead of Rose Bowl

LOS ANGELES (AP) If Desmond King has been distracted by his looming decision of whether to declare for the NFL draft, the top cornerback for Iowa isn't letting it show in his preparations for the Rose Bowl. Hawkeyes defensive coordinator Phil Parker said King has been especially sharp in practices ahead of Friday's game against Stanford, which will cap a spectacular junior season...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Podcast: ‘On Iowa’ interviews Hawkeyes in California

Four days from Rose Bowl kickoff, listen to interviews with five Iowa players and defensive coordinator Phil Parker in this edition of the “On Iowa” podcast.Included are cornerback Desmond King, linebacker Josey Jewell, defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson, running back LeShun Daniels and wide receiver Matt VandeBerg.No. 5 Iowa and No. 6 Stanford kick off at 4 p.m. Friday (ESPN).
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
December 28, 2015

How the Wisconsin Badgers can win the Holiday Bowl

This upcoming Thursday, December 30, the Wisconsin Badgers will take on the USC Trojans in the Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. At 9-3, the Badgers finished third in the Big Ten West, the division that looked completely overmatched going into this season. The West held its own, however, and were more competitive than even Wisconsin fans expected. After division losses...
Via isportsweb.com
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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