‘Happiest Place on Earth’

LOS ANGELES — Give Disney credit for this, they didn’t stage any fake gruntfest baloney. You know the stuff. It happens time and time again at bowl sites. Team A and Team B get together in a small area and do the fake hate thing and act like they can’t even spend a few minutes on a stage with that other team.No fake hate from the Disneyland stage on Saturday. Players from Iowa...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
December 26, 2015

Iowa notes: Stopping Maye, end zone dives, fight songs

IOWA CITY — An enduring moment from Minnesota’s 51-14 win against Iowa last year was Gophers wide receiver K.J. Maye hitting the edge as part of a jet sweep.Maye ran around the end 10 times for 66 yards and a touchdown last year. Similar to a reverse, a jet sweep is used infrequently. Last year it became a Gophers’ one-game staple against the Hawkeyes. Through Minnesota’s...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
November 10, 2015

Mabin takes the bad and then gets the good

IOWA CITY — Right off the first snap of the second half last week, Illinois made its plans apparent.Quarterback Wes Lunt threw at the right side of Iowa’s secondary 15 consecutive times. It wasn’t 15 plays in a row, but 15 passes went toward junior cornerback Greg Mabin and just over the head of free safety Jordan Lomax. Linebacker Cole Fisher also was targeted by running backs...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
October 14, 2015

Podcast: 'On Iowa' interviews Hawkeyes heading into matchup of ranked teams

Hear from six Iowa football players in the latest edition of the "On Iowa" podcast as the 17th-ranked Hawkeyes prepare for a trip to No. 21 Northwestern after beating Illinois 29-20. Click below to listen, or find this podcast
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
October 13, 2015

Illinois-Iowa Capsule

Illinois (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) at No. 22 Iowa (5-0, 1-0) Noon. (ESPN2) Line: Iowa by 11 Series Record: Illinois leads 38-30-2 WHAT'S AT STAKE Iowa's first game as a Top 25 team in five years could be its last for a while if it can't beat Illinois. The Illini, a surprise so far, would move within a game of bowl eligibility with a win in Iowa City. KEY MATCHUP Iowa's secondary vs. Illinois...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Lunt’s accolades spark Illini confidence

IOWA CITY — Last year’s cold, gray stinker of a game in Champaign has faded into foggy memories. Few Iowa nor Illinois players recall much of what happened in the Hawkeyes’ dominating 30-14 win last November and even fewer believe it matters this year.Take Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt, for instance. He suffered a broken leg early in the Illini’s Big Ten campaign last fall...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
October 08, 2015

Podcast: 'On Iowa' interviews newly-ranked Hawkeyes

This edition of the "On Iowa" podcast features interviews with seven Iowa football players heading into Saturday's game against Illinois (4-1). The Hawkeyes (5-0) are now ranked No. 23 after a 10-6 win at Wisconsin. Click below to listen, or find this podcast
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
October 06, 2015

The Walk Through

I’m seeing a lot of green here in Iowa City today.By now, you know all about the North Texas-Iowa City ties. Coach Dan McCarney is a native, played and coached at Iowa. QB Andrew McNulty is a native. Hayden Fry isn’t here today, but he coached at UNT before reviving football in Iowa City.More green than I thought. I think probably about an 11 or so hour drive.Iowa’s three honorary...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
September 26, 2015

Hate hate hate hate hate

IOWA CITY — Greg Mabin is a junior cornerback who only started seeing the field last season. He didn’t make the trip to Ames the last time the Hawkeyes traveled to meet Iowa State in 2013.Going into Saturday’s Iowa-Iowa State matchup, his teammates clued him in.“Everything from fans egging the bus to using choice words at us when we walked out on the sidelines and everything...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
September 08, 2015

No. 14 — CB Greg Mabin

No. 14 . . . Greg Mabin sprinted out of obscurity and into the starting lineup for the Hawkeyes last season. Kind of literally. A couple of years ago, Mabin (6-2, 200), a junior cornerback, set up a meet
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
August 04, 2015

Nebraska Edges Iowa 37-34 in Thrilling Overtime Regular Season Finale

Tommy Armstrong threw for four touchdowns and the Nebraska Cornhuskers overcame a 17 point  second half deficit, two first half turnovers, and a blocked punt returned for a touchdown to eek out a 37-34 overtime victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes in the annual Heroes game season finale.It was a thrilling end to the regular season for two teams that endured up and down seasons.Kenny Bell...
Via Football Nation
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa football: Previewing the cornerbacks

Iowa football head coach Kirk Ferentz once again has a shut down cornerback in Desmond King, but who is going to line up against him? Under defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Phil Parker, Iowa’s corners have been nothing short of amazing. Since 2005, only two starting cornerbacks haven’t made it in the NFL. That’s almost 9 years of continued success. While Iowa...
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa football: Potential break out stars on defense

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz is hoping that some player will have some break out seasons on his defense. Last season, Iowa had a supposedly big hole at the number two cornerback spot. Then, in the first game of the season, true freshman Desmond King stepped in for an injured Jordan Lomax and played tremendously. He played so well that he started for the rest of the season and picked...
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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