Iowa athletics department under federal civil rights investigation

On Friday afternoon it was announced that the University of Iowa athletic department is under a wide-ranging civil rights investigation by the federal government. Most of the investigation centers around gender issues, including allegations that the department does not provide equal opportunities for female athletes. Per the AP report: The Office for Civil Rights of the U.S....
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Iowa football recruiting: Quarterback depth chart gets interesting

Let’s see if we can figure out what the optimum number of scholarship QBs Iowa can keep entertained.Let’s rewind to 2013. That’s when sophomore Jake Rudock won the job over redshirt freshman C.J. Beathard and junior Cody Sokol, with true freshman Nic Shimonek in his first season.That was too many.Three (!!!!) of those four eventually transferred, with Shimonek (Texas Tech)...

Like Brandon Scherff, Austin Blythe Hopes To Go From Iowa To NFL

A participant in last month's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., Blythe had the opportunity to show that his talent outweighs a smaller size than most offensive linemen.
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa football recruiting: Expect one of the new running backs to play in '16

Iowa running back remains one of the great curiosities of Big Ten football. It’s mostly a collective. When it works, it’s brilliant and fits with what Kirk Ferentz wants his offense to be (Iowa finished fifth in the B1G in rushing this season, its highest finish since 2008). Big Ten defenses defend Iowa’s scheme. You see teams often overload the line of scrimmage because that’s...

Iowa Signing Day summary: Rankings, trends and more

After the best season on the field in a few years, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz signed his highest-rated class since 2011. Only time will tell if he can parlay those two things into another sustained run of success in Iowa City. national class ranking: 31Big Ten ranking: 7Top-rated prospect: Nate Stanley, four-star quarterback from Menomonie, Wisc. Biggest areas of need potentially...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Hawkeye signee is most likely to be an early contributor?

Kirk Ferentz usually makes more of a splash on NFL draft days than National Signing Day, but Iowa needs to reload just like anyone else from year to year. After the Hawkeyes’ surprising undefeated regular season, they will look to maintain their momentum and put together another run to the Big Ten championship game (at least). While a pair of talented interior linemen will be...
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New Iowa Senate bill demands apology from Stanford for band’s Rose Bowl lampoon

The Stanford band pisses people off. Their performance at this year’s Rose Bowl was no different. With the Cardinal up 35-0, the band added insult to injury for the thousands of Iowa fans at the game and watching at home. In what is best described as a tongue-in-cheek tribute, the band made Hawkeye fans unreasonably angry. Stanford Band Halftime Checklist...
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10 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...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
10 days ago

Podcast: ‘On Iowa’ with Ferentz on recruits

The “On Iowa Podcast” with Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman has audio from Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz’s news conference to announce new recruits on national signing day. Marc and Scott will have a new podcast on Thursday to discuss the signings and recap Iowa’s men’s basketball game against Penn State on Wednesday night.Click below to listen, or find this podcast on SoundCloud...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
10 days ago

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...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Five factors that shaped Iowa’s 2016 recruiting class

Iowa is running out of tight ends. It’s not an emergency and they don’t have to open a new drilling site, but you know how Kirk Ferentz likes to roll with lots of two tight end formations.More specifically, Iowa is kind of running out of “move” tight ends, the ones who can get vertical and punish defenses who try to cover them with linebackers. That’s George Kittle’s...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
11 days ago

Early work paid off for Iowa football recruiting

With the calendar ready to turn to the month of February, the world of college football turns its attention to national signing day.Each year on the first Wednesday of February, thousands of high school football players put pen to paper and fulfill their dream of being a scholarship athlete. For Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa football program, it’s a moment that has been building for...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
15 days ago

Iowa athletes' 'endorsement' of Trump an NCAA violation?

On Tuesday night, members of the Iowa football and wrestling teams presented Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump with a Hawkeyes jersey. During the event, after inviting members of the team to the stage, Trump stated that they endorsed him. Obviously, that could just be bluster on Trump’s part, but Iowa athletes’ presence on the campaign trail could be an NCAA violation...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Downs — Iowa’s 2016 running backs/fullbacks

QUICK LOOK BACK: The 2015 season turned out to be a pretty great exclamation/launch for Iowa running backs. Jordan Canzeri punctuated his career with a career year (984 yards, 12 TDs). His performance against Illinois, particularly in the second half, will forever be known as “the Jordan Canzeri game,” with a school-record 43 carries for 256 yards and a 75-yard TD run that turned...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
18 days ago

Iowa QB C.J. Beathard undergoes sports hernia surgery

Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard underwent surgery in Philadelphia last week to correct a sports hernia, according to and Chad Lestikow of The Des Moines Register. Beathard dealt with the injury for all of the 2015 season, as it was initially thought to be a groin strain. Considering how Iowa finished the season 12-2 (8-0 Big Ten) and nearly defeated Michigan State...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa fight song has been on repeat in building for 6 months

If you’re an Iowa fan, you likely enjoy the team’s fight song. But would you listen to it on repeat 500 times per night for six straight months? Apparently, that’s what some Niagara Falls residents have been going through recently. According to a report by the Niagara Gazette, a vacant building, between 4 PM and 11 PM every night for the past six months, has been playing...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa settles lawsuit with ex-player injured in 2011 workout

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) The University of Iowa settled a lawsuit Friday with a former football player who was one of 13 Hawkeyes hospitalized with a serious muscle disorder following a high-intensity 2011 workout. A lawyer representing the university notified court officials of the settlement with William Lowe ahead of a pre-trial conference. Details weren't immediately released...
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January 08, 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...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
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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

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...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford band trolls Iowa with 'Farmers Only' halftime show

The Rose Bowl started off with a bang thanks to Heisman Trophy finalist and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey’s electrifying 75-yard touchdown catch. But the rout was on by halftime, as the Cardinal had built a 35-point lead over the Iowa Hawkeyes — much to Carly Fiorina’s dismay. Things only got worse for Hawkeyes fans during the break, although this time Stanford’s...
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford obliterates Iowa from start to finish in the Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl likes its own time slot, but even its committee had to be wishing it could move the Sugar Bowl up in starting time just to have something interesting to watch. Stanford dismantled Iowa from the very beginning (literally, a 75-yard touchdown pass to Christian McCaffrey on the first play of the game) to end, which arrived sometime in the second quarter, one that saw...
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January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa gets Christian McCaffery’d in Rose Bowl loss

Many thought Stanford running back/wide receiver/returner Christian McCaffery was the best player in college football during 2015. He didn’t win the Heisman Trophy, but was given the AP Player of the Year award. As the new year rang in, the sophomore had a chance to prove the voters who missed on him wrong and the AP voters who gave him that honor correct. It took all of one play...
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January 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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