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Two questions for the Outback Bowl

One year ago, both the Iowa Hawkeyes and Florida Gators were in their respective conference championship games. Florida was able to get back to the SEC final, only to lose once again to Alabama, while Iowa followed up its surprising 2015 run with an up and down season, losing to North Dakota State yet defeating Michigan and Nebraska.In this battle of 8-4 teams, which one can end...
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December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

On an island: Teams avoiding Iowa star CB Desmond King

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Judging Iowa cornerback Desmond King for postseason honors won't be easy. King might be the first Hawkeyes player to be considered for an All-America team simply because he stepped on the field every week. Teams have avoided throwing anywhere near King, the reigning Thorpe Award winner as the nation's top defensive back. King's numbers have suffered as a result...
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October 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Big Ten Football: Ranking the top five specialists in the B1G

Seven Big Ten football contributors for isportsweb have offered their input for the top five coaches, specialists, defensive players and offensive players throughout the conference. We will release these rankings throughout the next two weeks as they will lead up to our Big Ten power rankings, which we will unveil on August 30th. We opened up this series by taking a look at the best...
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August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Iowa looking to prove 12-0 start wasn't a fluke

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa's 12-0 start last season led some to label the Hawkeyes a fluke. A blowout loss to Stanford in the Rose Bowl only seemed to confirm those suspicions. Iowa is intent on proving that it's still a national contender and the Hawkeyes should have a team capable of doing so. Iowa is a favorite to repeat as Big Ten West division champions. The Hawkeyes return...
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August 12, 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 the...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawkeyes' King named Big Ten's top defensive back

Coming into the 2015 season, Desmond King's progression was a big key to Iowa's defense being able to take the next step this season. It's safe to say King took the next step this season. His eight interceptions through 12 games ties a school record. King is also fifth on the team with 61 tackles and 11 pass breakups.Kirk Ferentz has praised his work ethic:“He has become a better...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa’s Desmond King suspended for first quarter against Nebraska

The Iowa Hawkeyes are trying to clinch a spot in the College Football Playoff by knocking off the Nebraska Cornhuskers to finish the regular season 12-0. To do that, however, they are going to have to start out strong on defense without one of the country’s best cornerbacks. Desmond King has been suspended for the first quarter of the game due to being late to a  team meeting earlier...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Iowa CB Desmond King stuns Maryland with pick-6

Iowa football's march to a potential undefeated season continued Saturday with a game against a Maryland team that has shown some signs of life offensively the past couple of games.The Hawkeyes did not seem to be in much danger throughout the afternoon, but they were not quite able to put the Terrapins away even as the game moved into the fourth quarter.Then Desmond King took care...
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Best returning players for Iowa: Desmond King

Iowa cornerback Desmond King is a great player who is expected to lead the Hawkeye defense. Over the next couple of weeks, I will write about who I think the most important returning players are for the Iowa football team. The Iowa Hawkeyes aren’t going to be a very talented team, but they do have a couple standouts. This week: Desmond King Just like the Iowa football team, there...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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