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Andrew has been with the Des Moines Register for 15 years, covering everything from preps to Hawkeye and Cyclone sports, as well as the Drake Relays.

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First Big Ten West schedule could be kind to Hawkeyes

[ 0 ] April 22, 2014

The football schedule-makers cut Iowa some slack. Based on last year’s records and winning percentages, the Hawkeyes enter 2014 with the second-most-favorable slate of games in the Big Ten’s newly formed West Division, behind only Wisconsin. Perhaps, this is why Iowa was snubbed by ESPN/ABC and the Big Ten Network when it came to scheduling […]

BTN turns out lights on Hawkeyes’ prime-time chances

[ 0 ] April 22, 2014

The Big Ten Network released its Saturday night football schedule today, and once again, Iowa was deemed not ready for prime time. Conference newcomer Rutgers was selected for two games, and Maryland has a Nov. 15 matchup with Michigan State. But the Hawkeyes, who finished 8-5 last season, are not among the teams slated to […]

Father-in-law of Hawkeye coach Kirk Ferentz dies

[ 0 ] April 22, 2014

The father-in-law of Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has died, according to an obituary by the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette. Gerry Hart, 83, died of natural causes. He played football at Notre Dame and West Point, then officiated NFL games for 10 years. He was a New York native, but his work in sales led him to the […]

Hawkeye kickers must carry weight of expectations

[ 0 ] April 21, 2014

Kickers are a different breed. A strong leg and thick skin help, but broad shoulders are a requirement. That’s because whoever wins the job for Iowa will have to occasionally carry the hopes of an entire football program. “Throughout the course of a three- or four-month season in the Big Ten, the pressure is always […]

Andrew Logue: Should Iowa fans be alarmed by elevated expectations?

[ 0 ] April 19, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – We’re all a little sappy when it comes to spring football. And if preseason magazines start showing Iowa a little love, some Hawkeye followers will fall head over heels. Shame on them. If the past decade has taught us anything, it’s that national pundits can be fickle and Big Ten foes […]

Brian Ferentz helps Hawkeyes stay in step with Twitter

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – It’s easier for Brian Ferentz to tweet than tinker. When the offensive line coach for Iowa’s football team needed his phone fixed, he called an audible and headed to a nearby Verizon store. The employee assisting Ferentz responded with a little good-natured teasing. “He recognized me and said, ‘I thought you […]

Five questions with football writer Andrew Logue, and Big Ten Buzz

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014

1. What was the most encouraging aspect of Saturday’s practice in West Des Moines? The fact that you didn’t see a lot of Jake Rudock and several other offensive starters. Established teams with experienced players don’t have to put on a show in the spring. As coach Kirk Ferentz explained later, you don’t need to […]

The 10 most important Hawkeyes of 2014

[ 0 ] April 15, 2014

Iowa football reporter Andrew Logue looks at 10 players who could be pivotal to Iowa’s success in 2014, counting down from No. 10 to No. 1: 10. WR Kevonte Martin-Manley – He emerged as Rudock’s go-to guy last season. To maintain that status, he’ll have to be more consistent, less mistake prone. RELATED: Davis tops Iowa’s […]

Hawkeyes miss ESPN/ABC prime time cut

[ 0 ] April 15, 2014

The folks at ESPN/ABC and the Big Ten announced their prime time football games for next season. And Iowa missed the cut. The slate of six games, as posted on the BTN’s website, features Ohio State three times, including the first-ever November night game at the famed “Horseshoe” on Nov. 1 against Illinois. The Hawkeyes […]

Carl Davis is Iowa’s ‘Mr. Indispensable’

[ 0 ] April 15, 2014

Don’t let the easy-going grin fool you. Carl Davis is the face of Iowa’s defense and he takes his new-found prominence seriously. “I’m just trying to play my role,” said Davis, a defensive tackle. “I want to be a clutch player. When we’re on those third-and-2s, be able to make those stops. “Help my team […]