Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon couldn’t believe what he saw when glancing at his team’s 2014 schedule for the first time, or maybe he didn’t want to believe it. The Badgers, much to Gordon’s dismay, will play Iowa on Nov. 22 at Kinnick Stadium. He’ll be reunited with an environment that was a major distraction […]
Jake Gervase’s sport of the future is football, but he’d like to leave the state baseball tournament as a champion this week. Gervase will play football for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He’s also an all-state outfielder for Davenport Assumption. He scored twice and threw out the potential tying run to end the game in Tuesday’s 8-7 […]
CHICAGO – Kirk Ferentz probably could have used a bowl of his favorite ice cream at about 9:30 p.m. Monday. Around that time, Texas high school running back Aca’cedric Ware announced his verbal commitment to the University of Southern California. Ware, a three-star recruit from Cedar Hill, Texas, picked the Trojans over Iowa, Ohio State […]
NORTH LIBERTY – As point guards on the Iowa basketball team, Anthony Clemmons and Trey Dickerson will compete for playing time on a daily basis next season. Before that, though, they’ll compete for a Prime Time League championship July 31. Clemmons and Dickerson both helped their teams advance to the title game by scoring 24 […]
The Iowa athletics department issued this press release today: ===== IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa national champion Brent Metcalf won a gold medal at 65 kg/143 lbs. at the FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals on Friday in Baku, Azerbaijan. Metcalf scored six unanswered points in the second period to defeat Magomed Muslimov of […]
Wrestling at Iowa had been Cash Wilcke’s dream as far back as he can remember, and he outlined some steps a few years ago that he figured would bring that vision closer to reality. A fourth-place finish at the state meet as a freshman competing against 170-pound upperclassmen grabbed the attention of wrestling fans across […]
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Kali Peschel doesn’t exactly fit the mold of summer league superstar.
They come from three states and from two countries. They come with sparkling credentials, including two having been named the Gatorade Player of the Year in their respective state. And they come at a time when the Iowa women’s basketball program is thriving under veteran coach Lisa Bluder. Iowa’s 2014 recruiting class, which consists of […]
As one of the top 3-point shooters in the history of the Iowa women’s basketball program, Melissa Dixon is used to connecting from long distance. But even she was surprised by what she did Wednesday night in the Game Time League. Dixon, a senior-to-be shooting guard from Johnsburg, Ill., made 13-of-24 3-point baskets and scored […]
DEPTH CONCERNS The Iowa football team returns eight starters on offense, after averaging 26.3 points per game in 2013. But when it comes to the backups, coach Kirk Ferentz has his concerns. Especially on the offensive line. “It’s like four guys who are pretty experienced, and then after that, it’s feast or famine,” Ferentz said. […]
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CHICAGO – Is there validity to the change-of-pace philosophy? The Iowa football team is about to find out, thanks to the deepest and most diversified running backs corps of coach Kirk Ferentz’s 16-year tenure. “We have two sets of guys who are pretty distinctly different,” Ferentz said during Tuesday’s session of the Big Ten meetings. […]
Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz talks about the the mix of experience on the Hawkeyes’ offensive line: “Feast or famine.”
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